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




NAME Taylor Crabb
SCHOOL Long Beach State
POSITION Outside Hitter
CLASS Senior
HOMETOWN Honolulu, Hawai'i

            Taylor Crabb

Crabb  notched 30 kills and hit .562 in two matches last week (Photo courtesy LBSU Athletics).

  Crabb strong as Niners close out regular season


April 15th - Taylor Crabb, a 6-0 senior outside hitter for No. 7 Long Beach State University, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division I-II National Player of the Week. The 49ers completed the regular season with two sweeps over No. 15 Cal State Northridge with Crabb once again leading the headlines. The 2013 AVCA Player of the Year smashed a match-high 17 kills, hit .469 and recorded six digs on Senior Night in the Walter Pyramid.  He followed that up two days later at Northridge where he once again proved he is one of the best all-around players in the game today. He nailed another 13 kills on .750 hitting with four digs and as many blocks. He completed the regular season with double-digit kills in every match as he leads his squad into the MPSF Quarterfinals against Pepperdine on Saturday.


This is the 25th time in program history a Long Beach State student-athlete has garnered Sports Imports/Player of the Week honors. The most recent LBSU recipient of the award is Dalton Ammerman, who won it on February 5th of last year.  The 49ers are coached by Alan Knipe.



 January 7  Lucas Yoder  USC  OH  FR
 January 14  Robart Page  UCLA  OH  SR
 January 21  Parker Kalmbach  Pepperdine  OPP  RS-JR
 January 28  Greg Petty  Lewis  OH  JR
 February 4  Marcin Niemczewski  Ball State  OH  SO
 February 11   Eric Mochalski  Stanford  OPP  SR
 February 18  Zack La Cavera  UC Irvine  OPP  JR
 February 25  Thomas Jaeschke  Loyola-Chicago  OH  SO
 March 4  Brook Sedore  Hawai'i  OPP  JR
 March 11  James Shaw  Stanford  S  SO
 March 18  Matt Tarantino  Pepperdine   MB  RS-SO
 March 25  Tanner Jansen  USC  OPP  SR
 April 1  Taylor Sander  BYU  OH  SR
 April 8  Sinisa Zarkovic  Hawai'i  OH  SO
 April 15  Taylor Crabb  Long Beach State   OH  SR


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