2013 AVCA NAIA Men's National Player of the Year

4/24/2013

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2013 AVCA NAIA Men's National Player of the Year

Naseri Tumanuvao  - Concordia University Irvine 

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 24, 2013) -   The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce Concordia University Irvine opposite Naseri Tumanuvao as the 2013 NAIA Men's National Player of the Year.

The junior All-American had a tremendous year for the Eagles, leading them to their first NAIA National Championship and an overall record of 25-7 that is also their first year competing in men's volleyball.  In the championship match, Tumanuvao led the team with 17 kills hitting .344 with another four digs over No. 1 seed Park University.

He had a tremendous National Tournament, earning All-Tournament Team honors after leading all players with an astounding .472 hitting percentage.  He began the tournament with a 15-kill performance attacking at a .571 clip over St. Ambrose and never looked back, finishing with an additional 33 kills.

Overall in the 2013 season, the California native led the team averaging 3.50 kills per set, which is also good for a top-10 national ranking.  Defensively, he tallied 130 digs and 67 total blocks.  As a team, Concordia-Irvine ranked in the top-five nationally in hitting percentage (.290), kills per set (12.6), and assists per set (12.0).

 

Other accolades garnered by the Eagles in 2013 are head coach Trevor Johnson being named the MAMVIC and NAIA Coach of the Year as well as All-Tournament Coach, Dillon Auxier named Tournament MVP and Mark Metrakos joined Tumanuvao as an AVCA NAIA All-American.

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