A.J. Witkofsky - Endicott College

2/20/2010

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



February 22, 2010

A.J. Witkofsky - Endicott College
Senior, Middle Blocker, 6-4 (Scotia, N.Y. - Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School)
 

AJ Witkofsky 2-1-10

Photo courtesy Spartan Sportshots/Endicott College.

A.J. Witkofsky, a 6-4 senior middle blocker for Endicott College has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division III National Player of the Week for his efforts in guiding the Gulls to their own Endicott Invitational title with a perfect 4-0 record. Witkofsky began the week with five kills and seven blocks, while seeing limited action in Endicott's sweep of Hilbert. In his next match, a 3-1 win over Emmanuel, Witkofsky smashed 25 kills and added 10 blocks, three digs and two aces. He continued his hot play with a 19-kill, seven dig, two-block outing in the Gulls' sweep of then-No. 7 Rivier. The offensive spark plug concluded the tournament with a double-double, totaling 23 kills, 13 digs and five blocks in Endicott's 3-2 win over MIT.  For the week, Witkofsky averaged 6.39 kills, 1.64 digs, 1.71 blocks and 6.39 points per game and hit .393, en route to earning tournament MVP honors.  This marks the third time an athlete from Endicott has been awarded Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division III National Player of the Week accolades, with Witkofsky laying claim to all three nods. He last earned the distinction February 1, 2010. The Gulls are coached by Tim Byram.

 

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