Sports Imports/AVCA Division III Men's National Player of the Week
March 11, 2014
David Riggsby - Medaille
Junior, Setter, 5-10 (Centerville, Ohio - Centerville High School)
David Riggsby, a 5-10 setter for Medaille College, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division III National Player of the Week. Medaille had quite a weekend, going a perfect 3-0 in the UVC Crossover hosted by Elmira College thanks to the strong play of Riggsby. After sweeping Vassar, Medaille faced a tough task of matching up with No. 1 SUNY New Paltz later that day. Not to be intimidated, the Ohio native notched 49 assists and nine digs while leading his team to a .271 hitting percentage in the upset win. It was the program's first ever victory over an AVCA No. 1 ranked team. Showing it was no fluke, the very next day they pulled out the win over No. 3 MIT in another five-set match. Riggsby almost nailed a triple-double with seven kills, 36 assists and 16 digs as his team will look to crack the top-15 of today's AVCA Coaches Poll.
This is the fourth time in program history a Medaille student-athlete has garnered Sports Imports/Player of the Week honors, with the most recent coming from Erin Kelly on February 6, 2012. The Mavericks are coached by Keith Koch.