Wieczorek Garners All-MPSF First Team Honors

David Wieczorek (19) (Photo by Martin A. Folb)
April 13, 2017

MPSF RELEASE

MALIBU, Calif.: – Outside hitter David Wieczorek, of the 8th-ranked Pepperdine men’s volleyball team, garnered his second career MPSF honor with a first team nod, as released by the conference office on Thursday afternoon.  Along with Wieczorek’s first team recognition, outside hitter Noah Dyer tabbed an MPSF All-Freshman accolade.

Redshirt-sophomore Wieczorek (Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy), is a two-year All-MPSF honoree with his first team nod.  He earned second-team recognition in the 2016 season as well as a spot on the MPSF All-Freshman team, MPSF All-Academic team as was voted OffTheBlock/Springbak, INc. Fan Choice National Player of the Year last season.

Wieczorek has been instrumental to the Waves’ success this season, leading the Waves in kills in 14-matches, hitting percentage in 13-matches, aces in six-matches, digs in two-matches and blocks on one occasion.  In the Waves 21-matches played this season, he has played in all of them and started 19, amassing one double-double this season with 18-kills and 10-blocks at USC on February 18.  He has marked 17-matches with double-figure kills this season for the Waves, with a career-total of 30 matches with double-figure kills.  He tabbed his career-best attack performance on April 8 with 28-smashes on a .591 success rate at 5th-ranked UC Irvine.  This season, Wieczorek leads the team with 3.89 kills/set on a .361 attack output, adding 17 aces for 0.21 aces/set, 84 digs for 1.02 digs/set and 50 blocks including three solo stuffs for 0.61 blocks/set.

Dyer earns his first-career postseason honor after garnering MPSF All-Freshman team status. He led the Waves in kills, aces and blocks on two separate occasions and led the squad in digs once.  He posted seven matches with double-figure kills this season, including his career-high attack output at Loyola Chicago with 16 kills.  He posted his career-best .360 hitting percentage with 10 kills and one error on 25 swings at 5th-ranked UC Irvine on April 8 and amassed a career-high five blocks twice, with the last occurring at UC Santa Barbara on February 8.  This season, Dyer posted 1.76 kills/set on a .225 hitting percentage, adding 0.99 digs/set with 74 total digs and 0.45 blocks/set with 34 total blocks including one solo rejection. 

Next, the Waves travel to Honolulu for the MPSF quarterfinal match-up against 4th-ranked and 3rd-seeded Hawai’i on April 15.  Follow Pepperdine @PeppVolleyball on Twitter and Facebook for immediate updates and head to PepperdineWaves.com for recaps, results and more.


 

 

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