The first weekly awards of the 2019 men's volleyball season in the EIVA are given to Princeton's Parker Dixon of Princeton, and Luca Berger of NJIT on Jan. 7, 2019. Dixon is the Offensive Player of the Week, and Berger is the Defensive Player of the Week.
Offensive Player of the Week
Parker Dixon, Jr., OH, Princeton
Dixon had a stellar week despite four Tigers losses -- three of them to teams ranked in the top 11 of the AVCA Division I-II preseason poll. He had double-digit kill performances in all four matches, including 19 kills on .485 hitting against Ball State, to total 52 kills for the week. He also had 14 digs, eight blocks, five aces and hit .286 for the week.
Defensive Player of the Week
Luca Berger, Jr., MB, NJIT
Berger had a solid performance in two Highlander losses -- 3-0 to Purdue-Fort Wayne and 3-2 to Ball State. He totaled 12 kills on .455 hitting, averaging 1.5 kills per set, with six digs and 10 blocks, three of them solo stuffs. Against Ball State, he had eight kills on .538 hitting and eight blocks, three solo.