HIGH POINT, N.C. – Barton College outside hitter Aleksa Brkovic has been named the Conference Carolinas Men's Volleyball Player of the Week for games played from Feb. 19-25, the Conference announced today. This marks Barton's third POTW honor this season.
Brkovic, a junior from Belgrade, Serbia, kept the Bulldogs atop of Conference Carolinas after going 3-0 last week in league play. He averaged four kills per set and hit .360 on the week with 17 digs and six service aces.
In a five-set thriller against Mount Olive, Brkovic would notch a double-double with a career-high 30 kills and 10 digs to go with two aces to lead the Bulldogs to victory. In a 3-0 sweep of Lees-McRae, Brkovic would only register one kill on four attacks, but managed three service aces in the victory. In a battle of undefeated Conference Carolinas teams, Brkovic would lead Barton to a straight-set sweep of King. He tallied 13 kills and four digs in the win.
Brkovic currently averages 2.98 kill per set with 164 total kills and a .287 hitting percentage. His total kills rank fourth in Conference Carolinas, while his kills per set and hitting percentage both rank seventh.
Also nominated for Men's Volleyball Player of the Week: Geraldo Rivera (Limestone), Spencer Graf (Lees-McRae), Liam Maxwell (Belmont Abbey), Jeff Sprayberry (King) & Brad Monaghan (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)