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


     photo LBSU Athletics

TJ DeFalco – Long Beach State University
Junior, Outside Hitter, 6-4 (Huntington Beach, Calif. – Huntington Beach High School)

Individual Weekly Stats
SP: 4
K/S: 4.25
Hitting %: .419
D/S: 3.00
B/S: 1.25

Team Recap
February 17 – No. 2 UCLA, W 3-1

Head Coach: Alan Knipe
AVCA Rankings: This Week: 1, Last Week: 1

DeFalco led the 49ers to a 3-1 win over the second-ranked UCLA Bruins in front of a sellout crowd at the Pyramid…Smashed a team-high 17 kills while also leading the team in digs (12) and blocks (5)…His 11th career double-double…The only player to hit over .400 when taking more than 20 swings…Long Beach St. remains unbeaten this season (13-0)…Play UCLA again this Wednesday night (7:30pm PT, Pauley Pavilion, Pac-12 Networks).

This is the 29th time in program history a Long Beach St. student-athlete has garnered Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week honors, and the third overall for DeFalco. His previous two came on January 19, 2016 and March 28th of last year.

   2018 SPORTS IMPORTS/AVCA men's DI-II PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

February 20 TJ DeFalco Long Beach St. OH Jr.
February 13 Micah Ma'a UCLA S Jr.
February 6 Ryan Coenen Lewis OH RS-So.
January 30 Joel Schneidmiller UC Irvine OH Fr.
January 23 Matt Walsh Ball State MB Sr.
January 16 Gabi Garcia Fernandez BYU RS Fr.
January 9 Tanner Syftestad UC San Diego RS Sr.