The FrogJump Team of the Week is our weekly honor roll, recognizing some of the top performances at each of the seven positions from the last week. Honorees are nominated by SID/Coaches across the country and selected by a committee of FrogJump staff.
Carter Schmidt – Outside Hitter – Carthage
Schmidt is finally finding his groove and the Firebirds truly soared behind him last week, as he led Carthage to victories over Aurora and #1 Stevens. Schmidt finished the week with 29 kills (4.14 kills/set, .431%) 7 aces (1 ace/set) 4 blocks and 7 digs.
Jared Moser – Outside Hitter – North Central
Moser was a force for North Central in their wins over Concordia University-Wisconsin and Benedictine last week. The senior outside finished with 35 kills (5 kills/set, .429%), 10 digs (1.43 digs/set) 3 aces and 1 block.
Gavin Van Beveren – Middle Blocker – Vassar
My favorite Viking was essentially unstoppable for Vassar last week, as the Brewers continue to build momentum towards their showdown with Springfield. Van Beveren finished the week with 21 kills (2.33 kills/set, .655%), and 13 blocks (1.44 blocks/set) to help Vassar secure victories over Eastern Nazarene, Ramapo, and Randolph-Macon.
Jeremy Cardenas – Middle Blocker – North Central
The All-American Middle Blocker filled up the box score offensively and defensively last week, helping the Cardinals secure dominant victories over Benedictine and Concordia University-Wisconsin. Cardenas finished last week’s matches with 19 kills (2.71 kills/set, .642%), 10 blocks (1.43 blocks/set), 5 digs, and 3 assists.
Jarrett Anderson – Opposite – Springfield
The reigning player of the year continues to make an incredible case to retain his crown, as he led the Pride in dominant victories over three Top 20 opponents last week: Lasell, MIT, and NYU. The Senior Opposite ended the week with 38 kills (4.22 kills/set, .538%), 9 aces (1 ace/set), and 25 digs (2.78 digs/set).
Dylan Urbanski – Setter – Nichols
Nichols earned their first win over a ranked opponent in program history last week when they defeated Lasell at home, and Dylan Urbanski was a key reason why. Urbanski had the hot hand throughout the match, finishing with 44 assists (11 assists/set) and 4 aces (1 ace/set) while guiding the Bison offense to a .384 hitting percentage.
Trace La Robardiere – Libero – St. John Fisher
The “Old Labrador” was a dog for the Cardinals throughout their tournament this past weekend, anchoring their serve receive and chasing balls left and right. He was named to the All-Tournament Team behind 26 digs (2.89 digs/set) and a .978 pass-percentage. Woof.
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