Tom Maving- Nazareth College

1/28/2008

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Sports Imports/AVCA Division III Men's National Player of the Week



January 28, 2008

Tom Maving - Nazareth College
Senior, Outside Hitter, 6-1 (Tonawanda, N.Y. - Canisius High School)
 

Photo courtesy Nazareth athletics.

Tom Maving, a 6-1 outside hitter for then-No. 9 Nazareth, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division III Men's National Player of the Week. The senior athlete earned the honor after leading the Golden Flyers to a 4-1 record last week, which included capturing the Stevens Invitational title and scoring upsets over two nationally-ranked teams. In Nazareth's opening match of the week, a five game loss to Division II East Stroudsburg, Maving led his team with 20 kills, one ace and six digs. Next, he was asked to play libero in the first match at the Stevens tournament and picked up 11 digs in the 3-2 win over Baruch. In the Golden Flyers' next match, a 3-2 upset over then-No. 5 Stevens, he scored 13 kills, two aces, five digs and three total blocks. He followed that up with 17 kills, eight digs and three total blocks in Nazareth's 3-1 win over then-No. 7 MIT. He closed out the week playing his best in the tournament championship, a 3-1 victory, and the second win in two days over Stevens. In the match, he put away 25 kills in 41 attempts with only three errors for a .537 hitting percentage, while also getting three digs and a block. For the five-match stretch last week, Maving hit .403, while averaging 3.26 kills, 1.43 digs and 3.70 points per game. Maving is the only player from Nazareth to be named Sports Imports/AVCA Division III Men's National Player of the Week award. He has now earned the award three times in his career; the last two came on February 12 and March 5 of 2007. Nazareth is coached by Cal WIckens.

 

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