HIGH POINT, N.C. – Belmont Abbey College outside hitter Liam Maxwell has been named the Conference Carolinas Men's Volleyball Player of the Week for matches played from Feb. 4-10, the Conference announced today. This marks both the second POTW for Maxwell and Belmont Abbey.
A junior from Manahawkin, N.J., Maxwell led the Crusaders to a 2-1 record last week with. He notched 60 kills (5.00 k/s) on .295 hitting to go with 18 digs and six blocks for the week.
In a 3-1 win over Limestone, Maxwell would notch 20 kills on .333 hitting with six digs and one block. Against Mount Olive, Maxwell collected 21 kills with five digs and one block in a 3-1 loss. Maxwell closed out the week with 19 kills, seven digs and four blocks in a 3-1 win over St. Francis (PA).
Maxwell currently averages 4.46 kills per set on a .331 hitting percentage with 1.71 digs and .46 services aces per set. His kills per set rank first in Conference Carolinas, while his aces per set rank fourth in the league.
Also nominated for Men's Volleyball Player of the Week:
Jordan Barreto (Limestone) - Averaged 2.29 kills, 2.43 digs and .57 aces per set in two matches.
Sean Kohlhase (King) - Averaged 3.80 kills per set on .264 hitting in one match.
Luke Visgitis (Mount Olive) - Averaged 2.20 kills per set on .600 hitting with 1.00 block per set in two matches.
Jackson Gilbert (North Greenville) - Averaged 4.33 kills per set on .524 hitting with 1.33 digs and .67 aces per set in one match.
Keegan Sullivan (Erskine) - Averaged 3.25 kills per set on .684 hitting in one match.
2019 Men's Volleyball Players of the Week
Week One (Jan. 7) – Vasilis Mandilaris (Barton)
Week Two (Jan. 14) – Liam Maxwell (Belmont Abbey)
Week Three (Jan. 21) – Vasillis Mandilaris (Barton)
Week Four (Jan. 28) – Angelos Mandilaris (Barton)
Week Five (Feb. 4) – Jackson Gilbert (North Greenville)
Week Six (Feb. 11) – Liam Maxwell (Belmont Abbey)