Max Holt- Penn State

2/17/2009

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Photo courtesy Penn State athletics.

Max Holt, a 6-9 senior middle blocker for then-No. 1 Penn State University has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week after helping the Nittany Lions defeat two opponents last week, including then-No. 14 Ohio State. In Penn State's first match of the week, a sweep of Harvard, Holt saw action in two of the three games and tied his school record for the second straight contest, hitting a perfect 1.000 behind 12 kills in 12 attempts and zero errors for a team-high 15 points. He also had two aces and two block assists in the match. He followed that up by hitting .700 on eight-kills in 10 swings and one error in the Nittany Lions' 3-0 win over rival Ohio State, while also adding one solo block and two block assists for a total of 10 points. For the week, Holt hit .864 while averaging 4.00 kills, 1.00 blocks and 5.00 points per game. This is the 13th time an athlete from Penn State has received Sports Imports Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week honors. The last Nittany Lion to earn the award was Luke Murray on March 17, 2009. Penn State is coached by Mark Pavlik.

 

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