Sports Imports/AVCA Division III Men's National Player of the Week
March 12, 2013
Connor Wexter - Carthage
Junior, Setter, 6-1 (New Lenox, Ill. - Lincoln-Way Central High School)
Photo courtesy Carthage Athletics
Connor Wexter, a 6-1 junior setter for No. 4 Carthage College, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division III National Player of the Week. Wexter helped set his team to a perfect 3-0 record last weekend at the CVC Weekend Tournament with a victory over No. 5 UC Santa Cruz and two sweeps of Fontbonne. In what was one of the most anticipated matches of the week against the Banana Slugs, the two teams certainly did not disappoint. In the five-set thriller, Wexter recorded 71 assists and 14 digs, finishing just three sets shy of the record set by Scott Marita versus Rivier College on Jan. 18, 2009. Over the course of the next two matches, the Illinois native tallied 62 assists, and 20 digs while leading his team to hitting percentages of .311 and .371, respectively. For the week, he averaged 13.3 assists and 3.4 digs per set. This is the tenth time a Carthage player has been named a Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week, with the most recent honor coming from Jon Storm on January 29th of this year. The Red Men are coached by L.J. Marx.