Noel Garcia- Mount Olive College


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Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week

February 18, 2008

Noel Garcia - Mount Olive College
Sophomore, Right Side/Opposite Hitter, 6-0 (Miami, Fla. - Southwest Miami High School)


Photo courtesy Mount Olive athletics.

Noel Garcia, a 6-0 right side/opposite hitter for Mount Olive College, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week.  Garcia was named the Most Valuable Player of the Rutgers-Newark Golden Dome Classic, helping Mount Olive post a 2-0 record in the event, including the first win over a Division I opponent in the history of the Trojans' men's volleyball program.  In the first match of the Classic, a sweep of East Stroudsburg, Garcia landed 13 kills on 21 attempts with only two errors (.524), adding five digs and two blocks.  In the historic four-game win over Harvard, Garcia narrowly missed a double-double with a career-high 20 kills, adding nine digs and three blocks, while hitting at a .500 clip.  For the week, Garcia averaged 4.71 kills, two digs and nearly one block per game, while hitting an impressive .509.  This is the first Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Player of the Week honor for a player from Mount Olive College.  The Trojans are coached by Sasha Gutor.


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