Lexington, Ky. - February 28, 2017 - Springfield College senior Luis Vega (Corozal, Puerto Rico) was named the Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division III National Player of the Week after a standout week for the men's volleyball program.
The Physical Education major was dominant for Springfield, which is riding a 16-match and 34-set winning streak over the past two months. In two outings, Vega averaged 5.00 kills per set at an impressive .634 hitting percentage to go along with 13 digs, three aces and two blocks. Vega opened the week at sixth-ranked Vassar and delivered 14 kills and seven digs while hitting at a .571 clip. On Saturday, the senior racked up 16 kills, hitting .700, to go along with six digs and three aces versus Johnson & Wales.
Individually, Vega currently leads the country in points per set (5.22) and kills per set (4.55), while ranking second in hitting percentage (.493). Vega has been a key reason why Springfield owns the best team hitting percentage in all of college men's volleyball with a .428 hitting percentage .
This is the 27th time in program history a Springfield College men's volleyball student-athlete has won the Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week. The last five honors that Springfield College has received have gone to Vega, including April 1 and 8 in 2014, February 2 and April 12 in 2016, and this most recent honor.