RIVIER'S HANSEN NAMED NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division III National Player of the
Zach Hansen – Rivier College
Senior, Setter, 6-1 (Shelton, Conn. - Shelton High School)
Zach Hansen, a 6-1 senior setter for then-No. 6 Rivier College has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Men’s Division III National Player of the Week for his efforts in leading his squad to four victories last week. Hansen kicked things off by helping Rivier to a sweep of Johnson & Wales (R.I.), registering 21 assists, a kill and a block, while only appearing in two games.
In the Raiders’ next match, a white-washing of then-No. 11 Ramapo, Hansen dished out 39 assists and collected four kills, four blocks, two digs and an ace. Next up, he quarterbacked his squad to a 3-1 win over then-No. 10 Philadelphia Biblical, shelling out 60 assists, in addition to netting 15 digs, good for a double-double. He also netted two kills, two blocks and two aces in the match. Hansen wrapped things up by racking up 65 assists, to go along with four digs, four blocks, two kills and an ace in a 3-2 victory over Sacred Heart, an NCAA Division I program.
For the week, Hansen averaged 13.20 assists and 1.64 digs per game and directed the Raiders’ offense to a .330 team hitting percentage. This is the third time Hansen has been honored as the Sports Imports/AVCA Men’s Division III National Player of the Week, his last distinction coming on January 26, 2009.
The honor also marks the 10th time an athlete from Rivier has received the award. The Raiders are coached by Craig Kolek.
Courtesy: Rivier Athletic Communications