Penn State’s team was well represented in the EIVA awards this week — a perfect two-for-two.
Redshirt freshman Nick Goodell was named the EIVA offensive player of the week, the second such honor of the season for the outside hitter.
Goodell tallied 15 kills in the team’s first match against Harvard on Friday. His average of five kills per set in this match is the highest of any starting player this season.
He hit so proficiently mainly due to an amazing hitting percentage of .750, with just one error on 20 swings.
Goodell followed this effort up with an 8-kill, .429, performance against Sacred Heart, leading the team to another impressive offensive performance.
On the other side, freshman Connor Curry took home the EIVA defensive player of the week award, making this the first time a Nittany Lion has achieved this so far this year.
Curry, the team’s starting libero, led the team with nine digs against Harvard and subsequently posted a career-high 13 digs in the Sacred Heart match.
He thus helped lead Penn State’s defense hold opponents to a combined .144 hitting percentage.
The men’s volleyball team will look to claim more hardware next weekend when it hosts Princeton and George Mason.