Wieczorek Repeats as Off the Block National Player of Year

David Wieczorek (19) (Photo by Martin A Folb)
June 5, 2017


MALIBU, Calif.: – Near 2,000 online votes earned redshirt-sophomore David Wieczorek, of the 8th-ranked Pepperdine men’s volleyball team, his second-consecutive Off The Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice National Player of the Year honor as announced late Sunday night.

Wieczorek (Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy) also earned the award in the 2016 season.  He received 1,987 votes and 67.2 percent of the total vote in the four-person championship round to win his second honor in as many seasons.  Wieczorek is the first-ever multiple-time winner of the Fan Choice National Player of the Year in the seven-year history of the award.  The second place honoree was UC San Diego’s Tanner Syftestad who received 19.0 percent of the vote.

The accolade recognizes the best individual performances from the NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball players during the season and allows volleyball fans from around the world to decide the winner through online voting.  The annual bracket-style tournament had more than 20,000 votes, including almost 3,000 votes in the championship round alone.  The overall voting process included 70-players from around the nation.

This season, Wieczorek earned AVCA All-American honorable mention status and was an All-MPSF first team honoree.  He recent garnered his second-straight MPSF All-Academic accolade last week for his effort in the classroom as well.  The outside hitter led the team with 3.86 kills/set on a .354 success rate.  He also tabbed 0.21 aces/set, 1.11 digs/set and 0.59 blocks/set to amass a team-best 4.38 points/set average.

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