Ferreira named Off the Block National Freshman of the Week
PROVO, Utah – Middle blocker Felipe de Brito Ferreira has been named the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Freshman of the Week, the organization announced Monday.
In his first-ever two starts last week, Ferreira collected career highs to help BYU men’s volleyball remain perfect in MPSF play.
In a five-set come-from-behind win against No. 8 Pepperdine, he collected a career-high 10 blocks – two more than any BYU player in any match this season and four more than any teammate in the match. Ferreira also added a career-high six kills on a career-high .714 clip.
Then in a sweep of No. 3 UCLA, he put up a match-high six blocks – three more than any other player on either team. Ferreira also added four kills without any errors while hitting at a .500 clip in the upset win.
The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Freshman of the Week is presented each week during the regular season to the NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball freshman who had the most outstanding performance.
This is the third time this season that a BYU player has been named Off the Block National Freshman of the Week. Opposite Gabi Garcia Fernandez is a two-time recipient of the national honor so far this season.
This is Ferreira’s first weekly national honor of his career.
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