Nick Johnson - Medaille College


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January 24, 2011

Nick Johnson -  Medaille College
Junior, Right Side, 6-3 (Buffalo, N.Y. - Canisius High School)

Nick Johnson 1-24-11

Photo courtesy Medaille athletics.

Nick Johnson, a 6-3 right side hitter for No. 15 Medaille College, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division III National Player of the Week.  The Mavericks won all five of their matches, with three of them coming against Division II opponents, dropping just six sets in the week. In the first match against Thiel College, Johnson pounded 18 kills and seven digs before facing DII opponents Pheiffer University and Limestone College.  In those next two matches, Johnson had a combined 47 kills and 16 kills. After cooling off in the next match against DIII opponent City College of NY tallying single digit kills, Johnson heated back up against Division II Lees-McRae, adding 16 more kills to his weekly total. For his play last weekend, the New York native was named to the EMU Classic All-Tournament Team.  For the week, the junior averaged 4.45 kills per set while having a .394 hitting percentage.  It is the second time a men's volleyball player from Medaille College has been named an AVCA Player of the Week, but its Johnson's first time taking home the honor. The Mavericks are coached by Keith Koch

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