LEXINGTON, Ky. -- One day after being named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week, Belmont Abbey's Liam Maxwell was honored as the Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week, the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced today. Maxwell is just the second Crusader to ever win the award, joining current Head Coach Nolan Albrecht, who captured the same honor on Feb. 2, 2016.
Maxwell was also named as honorable mention for the VolleyMob National Player of the Week.
The sophomore outside hitter averaged 5.17 kills per set, hitting .282 overall. He picked up a pair of double-doubles to help lead the Crusaders to a perfect 3-0 week, including a pair of 20-kill efforts (25 at Lees-McRae and 22 vs. Lincoln Memorial. Maxwell also totaled 26 digs, eight service aces and six blocks.