UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - After helping the No. 12 Penn State men's volleyball team (8-2) to its eighth consecutive victory over the weekend, redshirt junior Nick Goodell has earned his first EIVA Offensive Player of the Week honor of the season.
Goodell, an Ambridge graduate, closed out the week ranked second on the team with 45 kills, averaging 4.50 kills per set on a team-high .468 hitting clip. He also led the squad with eight aces, while also ranking second on the team with six total blocks, including two solo stuffs.
In a midweek Big Ten matchup against Ohio State, Goodell fueled the offense with a season-high 20 kills on .533 efficiency. He also added a season-high four aces to go along with three digs and three blocks. He opened the weekend with a double-digit performance against Erskine, tallying 10 kills, one ace, four digs and two blocks in the win.
In the national standings, Goodell's 0.46 aces per set ranks 10th and third in the conference, while his 3.26 kills per frame ranks.
(photo courtesy of Penn State University)