White Earns Second EIVA Offensive Player of the Week Honor
White earns his second EIVA honor of the season (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRDIGE, Mass. – DJ White has been named the EIVA Offensive Player of the Week for a second time this season after guiding the Harvard men's volleyball team to a pair of wins over conference rivals.
Harvard earned arguably the biggest win in program history Friday as it knocked off No. 9 Penn State in straight sets to erase the Nittany Lions' 51-match win streak against EIVA opponents. White led the attack against PSU with 13 kills and a .500 hitting percentage as the Crimson combined to hit .457 as a team. Harvard also limited Penn State to a .244 hitting percentage thanks in part to five digs from White.
On Saturday, White and the Crimson swept St. Francis (Pa.) in straight sets for the team's fourth consecutive win. The sophomore again paced the attack with 12 kills and a .455 hitting percentage, to go along with six digs on the defensive side of the net.
White average 4.17 kills per set on the weekend with a .477 hitting percentage. Despite missing four matches due to an injury, he has posted 4.62 kps, 1.69 dps and a .462 hitting percentage on the year.
White was also named the EIVA Offensive Player of the Week Jan. 22 of this year and has now earned the honor three times in his career. The last member of the Crimson to earn EIVA Offensive Player of the Week honors multiple times in one season was Brady Weissbourd '09 who took home the distinction three times in 2009.