Cory Riecks - Pepperdine
February 22, 2010
Cory Riecks - Pepperdine University
Junior, Outside Hitter, 6-7 (Auburn, Calif. - Placer High School)
Photo courtesy Pepperdine athletics.
Cory Riecks, a 6-7 outside hitter for then-No. 4 Pepperdine University, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week. The junior earns the award after propelling his team to two home Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) victories last week. In the Waves' first match, a sweep of Pacific, Riecks hit .429 with 17 kills, two blocks and two digs. In Pepperdine's next match, a whitewashing of then-No. 2 Stanford, Riecks turned in another 17-kill outing, while this time only committing one error, for a sizzling .800 attack percentage. He also chipped in two blocks and two digs in the match. For the week, Riecks hit an impressive .583, while averaging 5.67 kills and 6.00 points per game. This is the first time Riecks has earned Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division I-II Player of the Week accolades and marks the 24th time a Pepperdine athlete has taken home the award. The last Wave to earn the nod was Tyler Jaynes on February 8, 2010. Pepperdine is coached by Marv Dunphy.