MUNCIE, Ind. – Junior
middle attacker Matt Leske has been named the MIVA Defensive Player of the Week
after his performance over this past weekend against NJIT and Sacred Heart.
This is the second nod of Leske’s career.
Leske had two solo blocks in both contests this past weekend
as well as a combined 12 assisted blocks. His eight assisted blocks in the 3-1
win over Sacred Heart tied a career high. The preseason All-MIVA team recipient
had a 2.00 blocks per set average in the two matches. In addition, Leske had 12
kills in both matches and registered a .455 (7-2-11) hitting percentage against
Sacred Heart. The junior leads the Cardinals in blocking, with 1.91 blocks per
set so far this season.
The Highwood, Ill., native last earned the MIVA Defensive
Player of the Week on March 19, 2012.
Leske and the Cardinals return to action next weekend when
they take on Mount Olive on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m., and Barton on Saturday,
Jan. 26 at noon. You can follow the team on Twitter at @BallStatMVB or on
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