Sports

Stanford's Mochalski earns national volleyball honor

Stanford senior opposite Eric Mochalski has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division I-II National Player of the Week, the organization announced today.

In his first weekend as the starting opposite for the Cardinal, Mochalski seized the opportunity to lead his team to a pair of MPSF sweeps over UC San Diego and No. 9 UC Irvine. He averaged a team-best 3.60 kills per set and hit .448 in the two matches. He was also solid defensively with 2.40 digs and 1.00 blocks per set over the weekend.

Against UCSD, Mochalski registered six kills and hit .300 in the two sets he played. The team held the Tritons to a .100 attack percentage, the lowest by a Cardinal opponent this season. The following day against the defending champion Anteaters, the Manhattan Beach native tallied 12 kills on a .526 hitting percentage to accompany his seven digs and three blocks.

This marks the 13th time in program history a Stanford player has garnered Sports Imports/Player of the Week honors, with the most recent coming from Brad Lawson on April 17, 2012.

Nationally No. 7 Stanford travels to Stockton on Wednesday to take on Pacific at 7 p.m. Stanford then returns home to play host to No. 4 BYU on Saturday at 7 p.m. on the Pac-12 Networks.

— Stanford Athletics

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

The dress code
By Jessica T | 26 comments | 2,070 views

September food and drink goings on
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 1,448 views

Two Days to Save This Dog?
By Cathy Kirkman | 15 comments | 1,278 views

It Depends... Disguising Real Characters in Fiction
By Nick Taylor | 0 comments | 420 views

Twenty-five years of wedded bliss
By Sally Torbey | 0 comments | 112 views