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Rivera-Berrios Wins Fourth Straight NEAC Defensive Player of the Week Award

Rivera-Berrios Wins Fourth Straight NEAC Defensive Player of the Week Award


2/21/2017 — GANSEVOORT, N.Y. - For the fourth consecutive week, Penn State Altoona men's volleyball's sophomore libero Waldemar Rivera Berrios (Toa Alta, Puerto Rico/Samuel Clemens) was picked the North Eastern Athletic Conference's Defensive Player of the Week.

Rivera-Berrios continued to anchor the Lions' defense during last Friday and Saturday's NEAC Crossover Weekend matches at Lancaster Bible College, when Penn State Altoona reeled off a trio of 3-0 wins.

On Friday evening against Hilbert College, he played in two of three sets and totaled eight digs. Later that night against Medaille College, he tallied 17 more digs while playing in all three sets. In three more sets against D'Youville College on Saturday, he recorded 12 digs.

Rivera-Berrios finished his week with 37 digs, averaging 4.63 digs per set. The sophomore continues to lead the NEAC in total digs (184) and digs per set (4.28) this season.

Penn State Altoona men's volleyball is 9-3 overall and 5-1 in the NEAC. The Lions host their first home date of the season this Saturday, February 25 when they welcome Penn State Behrend and Southern Virginia University to the Adler Gym for a tri-match. Penn State Altoona and Behrend face off at 1:00 p.m., and the Lions take on Southern Virginia at 5:00 p.m. Between those two matches, the two visiting teams will play each other at approximately 3:00 p.m.

TAGS: men's volleyball