Zach Hansen- Rivier College


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Photo courtesy Rivier athletics.

Zach Hansen, a 6-2 junior setter for then-No. 10 Rivier College, has been named the Sports Imports Division III Men's National Player of the Week. He earned the award after leading his team to four wins last week, which included victories over two Division III-ranked opponents and one Division I opponent. In the Raiders' first win, a sweep of Johnson & Wales, Hansen had 31 assists in leading his team to a .412 hitting percentage. He also had nine digs and one block assist in the win. In Rivier's next match, a 3-1 upset over then-No. 7 Ramapo, Hansen scored his first of two double-doubles on the week, dishing out 53 assists and getting 12 digs, while also adding two aces, two solo blocks and one block assist. He followed that performance up with a 31-assist, nine-dig performance in the Raiders 3-0 win over then-No. 14 Philadelphia Biblical, and closed out the week with his second double-double, in which he handed out 47 assists and picked up 11 digs. He also had one ace and two block assists in the win. For those four matches, Hansen averaged 11.57 assists and 2.93 digs per game, while guiding his team to a .319 hitting percentage. This honor marks the second time Hansen has earned Sports Imports Division III Men's National Player of the Week honors. He last received the award on Feb. 18, 2008. This is also the second consecutive week, and the ninth time overall, that an athlete from Rivier receives the award. Senior middle blocker Matt Ferreira earned the award last week. Rivier is coached by Craig Kolek.



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