BRONXVILE, N.Y. – Nestor Paslawsky of Rutgers-Newark is the second of three inductees to be showcased on EIVAVolleyball.com as we look back at the careers of all three of the 2014 Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) Hall of Fame members.
Paslawsky, who helped the Scarlet Raiders to EIVA championships and NCAA Final Four appearance in 1977 and 1978, was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team in 1977 as a sophomore. Rutgers-Newark dominated a four-year span (1977-80) as the EIVA champions and NCAA Final Four participants.
Nestor was “a superior blocker and spiker...capable of intimidating defensive and offensive play at the net” according to his head coach at the time, Alex Popovich. Paslawsky even had the honor of playing with the USA Men’s National Team at the FIVB World Cup in Tokyo, Japan in December of 1977. He was the first volleyball player from the East Coast to play in World Cup competition for the United States.
Next week EIVAVolleyball.com will feature our final inductee, Don Krueger.
Story in conjunction with Rutgers University-Newark