Danbury, Conn. - February 6, 2018 - After leading the Springfield College men's volleyball team to four victories last week, Sergio Figueroa Velez (San Juan, Puerto Rico) was selected as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Men's Division III North Men's Volleyball Player of the Week.
Last week, the Movement and Sports Studies major helped the Pride rally past Division I Harvard University, before sweeping Rivier University, No. 14 Vassar College, and St. Joseph's College-Long Island. The senior outside hitter totaled 44 kills and 27 digs on the week, setting a new career high for kills (13) and digs (8) at Harvard before establishing a new career-best mark for kills at Rivier (16).
Figueroa Velez and Springfield will serve as host for the International Volleyball Hall of Fame Morgan Classic this weekend, starting with a 6 pm match on Friday night versus Stevenson.