Men Division I-II - Kevin Tillie

Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week


April 24, 2012

Kevin Tillie - UC Irvine
Junior, Outside Hitter, 6-6 (Cagnes-sur Mer, France - Lycee Jean-Mermoz High School) 

Kevin Tillie

Photo courtesy UCI Athletics

Kevin Tille, a 6-6 junior outside hitter for No. 2 UC Irvine, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division I-II National Player of the Week.  The Anteaters are coming off a first round MPSF Tournament victory over No. 5 UCLA in four sets.  He smashed 20 kills and hit .432, including the match winner after UCLA scored two straight to narrow the lead to 24-23.  They will face off against Southern California in the MPSF Semifinal, and it will mark the second time this year these two teams will face off as the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams in the country.   This is the 20th time a UCI men's volleyball player has been named a Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week, and the second time this season after he won it the week of January 31st.  The Anteaters are coached by John Speraw.