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


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Brenden Sander – BYU
Senior, Outside Hitter, 6-4 (Huntington Beach, Calif. – Huntington Beach Union HS)

Individual Weekly Stats
SP: 7
K/S: 4.29
Hitting %: .462
D/S: 0.71
B/S: 0.86
Pts./S: 5.29

Team Recap
April 19: Southern California, W 3-0
April 21: No. 2 UCLA, W 3-1

Head Coach: Shawn Olmstead
AVCA Rankings: This Week: #2, Last Week: #4

Sander led the Cougars to wins over the Trojans and Bruins on their way to the MPSF Championship and an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament…His first match against USC saw him terminate 12 balls while hitting .421…Followed that with a match-high 18 kills on .485 hitting with five blocks…Named the MPSF Tournament MVP…Cougars selected as the No. 2 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament…Will play the winner of UCLA vs. Harvard.

This is the 31st Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week in program history, and the third for the Cougars this season. Felipe de Brito Ferreira (March 6) and Gabi Garcia Fernandez (January 16) were the other two.

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

April 24 Brenden Sander BYU OH Sr.
April 17 Gianluca Grasso Southern Calif. OH Jr.
April 10 Kiel Bell King RS Sr.
April 3 Jaylen Jasper Stanford RS Fr.
March 27 Liam Maxwell Belmont Abbey OH So.
March 20 Arvis Greene Jr. CSUN RS Sr.
March 13 Tony Price Fort Wayne OH RS-Jr.
March 6 Felipe de Brito Ferreira BYU MB Fr.
February 27 David Wieczorek Pepperdine OH RS-Jr.
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.