DANBURY, Conn.— The accolades for right-side hitter junior TJ Wiechecki of the Marymount (Va.) University men's volleyball team continue to roll. After being tabbed Continental Volleyball Conference Player of the Week on Monday, Wiechecki has now been recognized by the Eastern College Athletic Conference as the Division III South Player of the Week.
In Wiechecki's collegiate career, he has garnered CVC Player of the Week accolades four times, but this marks his first ECAC Division III South Player of the Week award and the second Saint in men's volleyball program history to garner the award since the program began in 2014, with junior Erich Bratke earning the honor last week.
Wiechecki is being recognized for his extraordinary performance against three AVCA-ranked opponents in the previous week. Through three matches, Wiechecki posted 72 kills while hitting .379, averaging 5.1 kills per set and notching 75.5 points over three matches.
In two out of the three matches, Wiechecki posted new career high in kills. First against No. 5 Vassar College, Wiechecki notched 29 kills for a new career high and added 11 digs. The Saints took a set from the top-ranked opponent, No. 1 Springfield College, marking just the seventh set taken from the squad this season. In the matchup, Wiechecki tied for a game-high 13 kills. Wiechecki rounded out the week by setting a new career high of 30 kills, while hitting .523 to continue his impressive campaign against No. 12 Lasell College.
Wiechecki's effort pushed him ahead in the CVC to take command of first in kills per set (4.08) and total kills (265), and is tied for fourth in service aces (21). He also leads the Saints in service aces (21) and currently sits second this season in digs (106) and total blocks (47).