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 FrogJump staff and SID/Coaches across the country.
Owen Wickens – Outside Hitter – Nazareth
The Jackknife left it all on the court as Nazareth’s season came to an end, falling just short of victory in one of the more grueling cincoset matches of the year against St. John Fisher. Owen ended the match with 33 kills (6.6 kills/set, .417%) 3 assists, 1 ace, 2 blocks, and 7 digs.
Mason Nissley – Outside Hitter – Messiah
While the herculean effort from Nissley wasn’t enough to defeat MAC rival Stevens, it was enough to earn him Team of the Week honors here at the Pond. In matches versus Stevens and Eastern, Nissley finished with 51 kills (6.38 kills/set, .366%), 3 blocks, 4 aces, and 9 digs.
Kevin Duffy – Middle Blocker – Men’s Volleyball
The big man out of Juniata continued to show why he’s one of the best middles in D3VB last week, helping Juniata defeat CVC opponents Kean, Elizabethtown, and Rutgers-Newark. Duffy finished the week with 27 kills (3 kills/set, .512%), and 11 blocks (1.22 blocks/set).
Patrick Mahoney – Middle Blocker – Loras
Mahoney was a force for the Duhawks last week in matches versus Carthage, UCSC, and North Park. Not to be outdone by any of the east coast middles, Mahoney finished the week with 32 kills (2.67 kills/set, .600%), 16 blocks (1.33 blocks/set) and 11 aces (.92 aces/set).
Nick Gustafson – Opposite – MIT
If we did a FrogJump Player of the Week, it would have to be Nick Gustafson. The senior Opposite from MIT helped secure his team a spot in the UVC tournament, leading the Engineers to victories over Elmira and NYU. Gustafson finished the week with 38 kills (4.22 kills/set, .463%) 7 blocks, 7 digs, and 2 aces. See you in the UVC tournament.
Reese Ganter – Setter – Juniata
Ganter had the Juniata offense rolling last week, helping the Eagles hit .351% against Elizabethtown, Kean, and Rutgers-Newark. Ganter finished with 111 assists (12.33 assists/set), 5 blocks, 5 kills, and 22 digs (2.44 digs/set).
Alex Furlong – Libero – Misericordia
Furlong was a defensive stalwart for the Cougars, helping Misericordia secure a bid to the MAC tournament with wins over Kings and Widener. The junior libero finished the week with 29 digs (4.14 digs/set) and 3 assists.
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