Chris Vrooman - Juniata College

1/18/2011

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



January 18, 2011

Chris Vrooman -  Juniata College
Senior, Outside Hitter, 6-4 (Baden, Pa. - Ambridge Area High School)
 

Chris Vrooman 1-18-11

Photo courtesy Juniata athletics.

Chris Vrooman, a 6-4 senior outside hitter for No. 2 UC Juniata College, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division III National Player of the Week for his efforts in leading his squad to five victories and just one loss last week.  Two of those wins came against Division II schools with the loss coming against a Division I opponent. Highlights include Juniata's victory over then-No. 4 ranked UC-Santa Cruz when Vrooman hit .577 in the match and scored 19 points to contribute to a 3-1 victory. Vrooman tallied 18 points in a close 3-2 EIVA win over then-No.12 New York University. In their first matchup against Division II Grand Canyon, Vrooman elevated his game to hit .240 and score 12 points.  In the second Grand Canyon victory, the Pennsylvania native scored 14 points and contributed seven digs. Vrooman hit .700 in their fifth game of the week against Eastern Mennonite, tallying seven kills on ten attacks. Finally, in Juniata's only loss so far this season, he tallied 15.5 points at Division I George Mason with 13 kills on 44 attacks.  This is the 19th time a men's volleyball player from Juniata College has been named an AVCA Player of the Week, but it's Vrooman's first time taking home the honor. The Eagles are coached by Kevin Moore.

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