HIGH POINT, N.C. – Belmont Abbey College outside hitter Liam Maxwell has been named the Conference Carolinas Men's Volleyball Player of the Week for games played from Mar. 19-25, the Conference announced today. This is Maxwell's second straight POTW honor and third overall of the season.
Maxwell, a sophomore from Manahawkin, N.J., Maxwell averaged 5.17 kills per set after posting 62 kills on a .282 hitting percentage for the Crusaders. He would also add 26 digs, eight service aces and six blocks to pace Belmont Abbey to a 3-0 record last week.
In a 3-1 victory over Lees-McRae, Maxwell put down 25 kills to go along with five digs, two aces and two blocks. He would then notch the first of two double-doubles on the week, posting 15 kills and 10 digs with four aces and three blocks in a 3-0 sweep of Queens. In a 3-2 win over Lincoln Memorial, Maxwell went for 22 kills and 11 digs with two aces and one block to close out his week.
Maxwell currently leads Conference Carolinas in both kills per set (4.28) and total kills (377), while ranking third in service aces (35) and seventh in digs (143).
Also nominated for Men's Volleyball Player of the Week: Chris Woolslayer (Lees-McRae), Angelos Mandilaris (Barton), Francisco Salinger Cenzual (Limestone), Jeff Sprayberry (King) & Jeff Yasalonis (Mount Olive)
2018 Men's Volleyball Players of the Week
Week One (Jan. 8) – Kiel Bell (King)
Week Two (Jan. 15) – Robert Bowling (Lees-McRae)
Week Three (Jan. 22) – Kiel Bell (King)
Week Four (Jan. 29) – Angelos Mandilaris (Barton)
Week Five (Feb. 5) – Angelos Mandilaris (Barton)
Week Six (Feb. 12) – Liam Maxwell (Belmont Abbey)
Week Seven (Feb. 19) – Robert Poole (Mount Olive)
Week Eight (Feb. 26) – Aleksa Brkovic (Barton)
Week Nine (Mar. 5) – Vasilis Mandilaris (Barton)
Week 10 (Mar. 12) – Keegan Sullivan (Erskine)
Week 11 (Mar. 19) – Liam Maxwell (Belmont Abbey)
Week 12 (Mar. 26) – Liam Maxwell (Belmont Abbey)