ARLINGTON, Va.—The Marymount (Va.) University men's volleyball team's season may have come to an end in the Continental Volleyball Conference semifinals, but the accolades continue to roll in for junior TJ Wiechecki.
Wiechecki most recently garnered First-Team All-CVC honors for the third-straight season, as well as being named to the CVC All-Tournament team. On Wednesday afternoon, the league named Wiechecki as the CVC Player of the Year, the first Saint in the program's four-year history to achieve the honor.
Throughout the 2017 campaign, the Wilmington, Delaware native was tabbed CVC Player of the Week three times and ECAC Division III South Player of the Week twice. Prior to this year, Wiechecki earned CVC POW two other times, and was named the league's Rookie of the Year in 2015. Wiechecki continues to impress and bolster impressive numbers on the offensive end.
The opposite hitter led the conference in kills (438), kills per sets (4.42), points (504.5), and points per sets (5.1). His impressive campaign also led him to be ranked in the top-five of the nation in several statistical categories. He paced the nation in kills, ranked third in kills per sets, and fourth for points for set. Wiechecki also placed fourth in the nation for kills in a single match, after racking up 31 kills in a five-set match, twice throughout the season against Eastern Mennonite University.
Wiechecki helped the Saints to a 19-10 record overall, and 13-1 in conference play. The team was also ranked in the AVCA Top-15 throughout the regular season for the first time in program history, getting as high as No. 8. In just the program's fourth season, the Saints sealed up the title of regular-season champions and the top seed of the league's postseason tournament for the first time.
Wiechecki will look to return to the court in the Spring of 2018 for his senior season.