ARLINGTON, Va. – The Continental Volleyball Conference announced its first Player of the Week honor of the 2017 season on Monday afternoon, and junior hitter TJ Wiechecki of the Marymount (Va.) University men's volleyball team earned the accolade after an impressive start this past weekend.
Wiechecki, tallying his third CVC Player of the Week through his career, registered a strong weekend on the offensive side of the game, averaging 3.8 kills per set on a .311 hitting percentage, totaling 31 kills through a two-match weekend. Kills per set and his hitting percentage currently lead the CVC, a trend that the junior is quite used to after concluding his sophomore season as the leader in kills and kills per set.
Additionally, he bolstered a 0.75 service aces per set, sitting just behind teammate Jordan Pawlicki in the league who averaged two per set this past weekend.
The Saints opened the season on Friday night against Elmira College, a squad that is receiving the most votes outside of the AVCA Top 15, battling to a 3-1 victory. For the match, Wiechecki knocked down a match-high 18 kills on a .400 hitting percentage, while diving out for eight digs.
MU then continued to travel North in New York to Rochester on Saturday night for a tilt against No. 7 Nazareth College, pushing it to a fourth set and extra points before falling, 3-1. Wiechecki, again, led the squad with 13 kills, and added a team-high three service aces.
Wiechecki and the Saints return to action on Saturday, January 21, traveling back up to New York for a trimatch at Hunter College. Marymount will open the day against Baruch College at 2 p.m., and will follow with host Hunter at 4 p.m.