RS-Freshman Calvin Mende has been selected as the EIVA Offensive Player of the Week after averaging 4.30 kills/set and hitting .551 in a 2-0 week for Penn State in EIVA action. On Friday, Mende recorded 14 kills on a .393 hitting percentage in a 3-2 win at NJIT. The following evening Calvin would have a career night as he had 29 kills on only two errors while hitting .659 as the Nittany Lions rallied back from a 2-0 deficit against Princeton for the win. Defensively, Mende added 12 total blocks (1.20 blocks/set) and nine digs during the week. Calvin is currently 5th in the EIVA with total kills (143) and 8th in kills/set (3.11). This is Mende's first EIVA Offensive Player of the Week selection in 2017.
Calvin Mende , Penn State
Feb 13, 2017