(Photo by BYU Photo)
PROVO, Utah – Junior opposite Ben Patch has been named the Sports Imports/American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division I-II Player of the Week, the association announced Tuesday.
Patch led No. 4 BYU men’s volleyball to a series sweep against then-league leading No. 2 UCLA last week.
In a five-set thriller on Friday, he led both teams with a season-high 28 kills, more than double the amount of any other player on the court. He also hit at a .422 clip, had three blocks and added a career-high tying 11 digs (also most for either team) for just his second career double-double.
Then, in a sweep on Saturday, Patch had a match-high 13 kills while adding four digs, just one shy of the match high. On the week, he collected 5.13 kills per set on a .435 clip while adding 1.88 digs per set.
This is Patch's first AVCA weekly honor of the season and fourth of his career. He was also named the MPSF Player of the Week and the FloVolleyball Player of the Week Monday for his performances last week against UCLA.
With the award, Patch passes former teammate Taylor Sander (3) for most AVCA weekly honors in program history.