Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week
January 24, 2012
Greg Petty- Lewis University
Freshman, Outside Hitter, 6-6 (Downers Grove, Ill. - Downers Grove North High School)
Photo courtesy of Lewis Athletics
Greg Petty, a 6-6 freshman outside hitter for then-No. 9 Lewis University has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division I-II National Player of the Week. The Flyers won their only match last week with a win in four sets over then-No. 6 Penn State. In that match the Illinois native nailed 14 kills with an impressive .522 attack percentage. He also added three digs and three blocks to his totals. Lewis is now 4-2 on the season, with wins over ranked teams Hawai'i, Pepperdine and the aforementioned Penn State University. The victory over the Nittany Lions was the Flyers' first since Dan Friend took over as head coach back in 2005. This is the 11th time a Lewis men's volleyball player has been named a Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week, and the first since 2004 when Jeff Soler took home the honor.