Russell named EIVA Offensive Player of the Week

After helping the team to a 2-0 weekend at home, Penn State men's volleyball senior Aaron Russell was named the EIVA Offensive Player of the Week.

The award is the first of the season for Russell, who previously earned EIVA Offensive Player of the Week accolades four times in 2014. The award also marks the second consecutive week the Nittany Lions have earned one of the two EIVA Weekly honors.

Russell led the team with 4.17 kills per set last weekend, averaging a squad-best .513 hitting percentage. Defensively, he finished second on the team in blocks per set (0.83), while also tying for second on the team in digs per set (1.83). Against Mount Olive, he tallied eight kills, eight digs and two aces in the 3-0 victory, before highlighting the weekend with a match-high 17 kills on .625 hitting in the 2015 EIVA opener against Saint Francis.

Russell and the rest of the Penn State men's volleyball team (2-6, 1-0) remain home this week, hosting Erskine (6-1, 4-0) in a non-conference matchup Friday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in Rec Hall. The following afternoon, the Nittany Lions will host their annual PSU Alumni match at 3 p.m. in south gym.   

Last Updated February 06, 2015