After key victories for their respecive programs, Princeton's George Huhmann and George Mason's Luis Velez have been honored with weekly awards from the EIVA on April 8, 2019. Huhmann is the Offensive Player of the Week, and Velez is the Defensive Player of the Week as teams enter the final week of the EIVA's regular season.
Offensive Player of the Week
George Huhmann, Jr. Opp., Princeton
George had one of the best performances of his career last weekend in leading Princeton to a pair of wins and at least a share of the program’s first EIVA regular-season title. The junior put down 40 kills on .458 hitting, adding seven blocks, seven digs and a pair of aces in a five-set win over Harvard and a 3-0 sweep of Sacred Heart. Huhmann notched a season-high 28 kills while taking a career-high 51 swings to hit .471 against the Crimson. The next night he had a dozen kills on 21 attempts to hit .429 against the Pioneers, adding four blocks, four digs and both of his weekend aces. This is his second EIVA weekly award of the season and seventh of his career.
Defensive Player of the Week
Luis Velez, RS-So., S, George Mason
Luis guided the Patriots to a 1-1 road weekend with his all-around effort. George Mason lost 3-0 to Saint Francis and swept Penn State 3-0. Luis gave out 36 assists in helping the Patriots to a season-best .514 hitting performance against the Nittany Lions, and also had a match-high nine digs. He also had 31 assists and six digs against the Red Flash. His weekend total saw 67 assists, 15 digs, three blocks and five kills. This is the second EIVA weekly award of the season and career for the redshirt sophomore.