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.


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.