BEVERLY, Mass. – Endicott men's volleyball senior right side Donovan Dey (Fairport, N.Y.) has been named the Sports Imports/American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Men's Division III National Player of the Week.
Today's announcement marks Dey's first career Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division III Player of Week honor and the program's fifth overall.
The senior right side guided No. 14 nationally ranked Endicott to a 2-0 record last week, which was highlighted by a 3-1 win over No. 13 nationally ranked Wentworth.
In those two matches, Dey posted 4.43 kills per set, a .474 hitting percentage, 0.29 service aces, 0.86 digs, 1.00 blocks, and 5.4 points against No. 13 Wentworth (3-1) and Illinois Tech (3-0).
Meanwhile, his best effort of the week came against No. 13 Wentworth as Dey posted a career-high 20 kills on 34 swings for a staggering .556 hitting percentage. The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Player of the Week also posted 11 kills (.348) and five blocks (two solo) versus Illinois Tech.
ABOUT THE NECC
The NECC began competition in the 2008-09 academic year and current member institutions compete across 15 sports. The NECC membership focuses on providing athletic competition among institutions that share similar academic aspirations and are committed to the importance of the total educational experience for students engaged in sports. Current members include Bay Path University, Becker College, Dean College, Eastern Nazarene College, Elms College, Lesley University, Mitchell College and New England College.
(Story courtesy of Endicott Sports Information; Photo Credit - David Le '10)