HIGH POINT, N.C. – King University opposite Kiel Bell has been named the Conference Carolinas Men's Volleyball Player of the Week for games played from Apr. 2-8, the Conference announced today. This marks Bell's third POTW honor and King's fourth overall of the season.
Bell, a senior from Boca Raton, Fla., averaged a double-double and led King to a 3-0 record and a share of its second straight Conference Carolinas regular season title last week. He averaged 3.90 kills per set with 39 total kills on a .453 hitting percentage to go with 33 digs, eight blocks and two service aces.
In a 3-0 sweep of Limestone, Bell got his week started with a 10-kill, 14-dig double-double with two blocks and an ace. In a showdown with conference rival Barton, Bell put away 17 kills with eight digs, two blocks and one ace to earn the 3-1 win over the Bulldogs. He would then end the week with a double-double performance of 12 kills and 11 digs with four blocks to pace the Tornado to a 3-0 sweep of Mount Olive.
Bell currently sports a .315 hitting percentage with 231 total kills for a 3.12 kills per set average and 178 digs. His hitting percentage ranks fourth in Conference Carolinas, while his kills per set (3.12), digs (178) and digs per set (2.41) each rank fifth in the league.
Also nominated for Men's Volleyball Player of the Week: Anthony Savage (Limestone), Ethan Gardner (Lees-McRae), Jackson Gilbert (North Greenville), Robert Poole (Mount Olive), Brennan Davis (Belmont Abbey) & Angelos Mandilaris (Barton)
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)
Week 13 (Apr. 2) – Jeff Sprayberry (King)
Week 14 (Apr. 9) – Kiel Bell (King)