Keith Kowal, Penn State University

3/22/2004

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Keith Kowal, Penn State University
Jr., Middle Blocker, 6-5 (Reading, Pa. - Wilson H.S.)

 


Photo courtesy of Penn State sports information office

Keith Kowal, a 6-5 junior middle blocker for 11th-ranked Penn State University (12-5, 5-0 EIVA Tait), has been chosen the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week. Kowal recorded a career-high 28 kills and attacked at a .585 clip in Penn State's upset of ninth-ranked Ball State on March 20. He added four blocks, three digs and an ace in the five-game win. The previous night, Kowal was one of nine Nittany Lions to record a kill against Sacred Heart, providing a team-high eight kills in two games. He registered four blocks and two digs in the sweep. Kowal averaged 5.86 points, 5.14 kills, 1.14 blocks and 0.71 digs per game, while hitting .545 (36-6-55) for the weekend. The Penn State University head coach is Mark Pavlik.

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