McManaway named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week

McManaway named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
Monday, March 6, 2017
McManaway named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
Photo by: Pam Hall

HIGH POINT, N.C. – North Greenville University middle blocker Matthew McManaway has been named the Conference Carolinas Men's Volleyball Player of the Week for matches played from Feb. 27 - Mar. 5, the Conference announced today.

A junior from Vernon, Ohio, McManaway hit a blistering .487 and put away 45 kills to lead the Crusaders to a 3-0 week. He would also add 12 total blocks, 10 digs and four service aces to his weekly totals.

Against Erskine, McManaway would post 17 kills and hit .536 to go with seven digs, two blocks and one ace in the 3-1 win. He would propel NGU to a 3-0 sweep of Emmanuel after hitting .636 with 16 kills and five blocks. In the week finale against Lincoln Memorial, McManaway put away 12 kills and added five blocks and two service aces.

McManaway is averaging 2.92 kills per set on a .340 hitting percentage with 59 total blocks. He ranks second in Conference Carolinas in hitting percentage (.340), total blocks (59) and solo blocks (23), while ranking fifth in blocks per set (.95) and eighth in block assist (36) and kills per set (2.92). He was also named "Offensive Plaer of the night" twice last week by Off The Block, a publication dedicated to collegiate men's volleyball. 

Also nominated for Men's Volleyball Player of the Week: Aleksa Brkovic (Barton), Isaac Lanier (Erskine), Kevin Rocklein (Limestone), Bret Rutledge (Mount Olive) & Eddie Moushikhian (King)