Woessner smashed 13 aces last week (photo courtesy SUNY New Paltz Athletics).
Woessner leads Hawks into NCAA Tournament
April 15th - Steven Woessner, a 6-5 freshman middle blocker for No. 2 SUNY New Paltz, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division III National Player of the Week. Led by Woessner, the Hawks rolled through the UVC Conference Tournament for their first ever conference title. For his efforts, the freshman was named the UVC Tournament MVP. Where he was truly outstanding was behind the service line where he recorded 13 aces in the final three matches. He also accumulated 17 kills with 10 of them coming against No. 6 Stevens. Defensively, he tallied 10 digs and seven blocks as they get set to play the winner of Baruch vs. Stevens in the NCAA Tournament on Friday, April 25th.
This is the ninth time in program history a SUNY New Paltz student-athlete has garnered Sports Imports/Player of the Week honors, with the most recent coming from Tim Ferriter on February 18th of this year. The Hawks are coached by Radu Petrus.
|2014 SPORTS IMPORTS/AVCA DIVISION III MEN'S PLAYERS OF THE WEEK|
|January 28||Paul Kuhn||Juniata||OH||Jr.|
|February 4||Aaron Almario||Rivier||MB||Sr.|
|February 11||Alec Redlich||Lakeland||OH||Jr.|
|February 18||Tim Ferriter||SUNY New Paltz||OH||So.|
|February 25||Bez Arslani||Kean||OH||Jr.|
|March 4||Sheldon Coure||NJCU||MB||Fr.|
|March 11||David Riggsby||Medaille||S||Jr.|
|March 18||Jim Schultz||Carthage||OPP||Sr.|
|March 25||Chris Vaughan||Stevens||OH||So.|
|April 1||Luis Vega||Springfield||OH||So.|
|April 8||Luis Vega||Springfield||OH||So.|
|April 15||Steven Woessner||SUNY New Paltz||MB||Fr.|