Men Division III - Randy Hansen

Sports Imports/AVCA Division III Men's National Player of the Week

January 31, 2012

Randy Hansen - Carthage
Senior, Outside Hitter, 6-0 (Oak Lawn, Ill.- Oak Lawn High School)

Randy Hansen

Photo courtesy of Carthage Athletics.

Randy Hansen, a 6-0 senior outside hitter for No. 3 Carthage College, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division III National Player of the Week.  The Red Men went a perfect 4-0 last week including wins over then-No.1 Nazareth and then-No. 5 Juniata.  In their victory over the number one ranked team in the nation, Hansen notched 23 kills and collected eight digs.  Against Juniata the following day, the Illinois native racked up another 27 kills (.404 attack percentage) and 12 digs.  With the other two wins coming against Southern Vermont and then-No. 14 Philadelphia Bliblical, the senior averaged 5.26 kills and 2.06 digs per set while hitting at a .436 clip.  This is the seventh time a Carthage men's volleyball player has been named a Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week, with the most recent coming the week of March 7th of last year when Matt Yanz garnered the award.  The Red Men are coached by LJ Marx.