Wells-Spicer recorded 133 assists and seven service aces last week (Photo courtesy Nazareth Athletics).
Wells-Spicer sets Nazareth to UVC Championship
April 16th - E.J. Wells-Spicer, a 5-11 senior setter for No. 2 Nazareth College, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division III National Player of the Week. He was named MVP of the United Volleyball Conference Tournament as Nazareth claimed the championship for the third consecutive year, and will match up with No. 3 UC Santa Cruz in the NCAA Tournament. In three matches this weekend, the UVC Player of the Year recorded assist totals of 50, 44 and 39 in a total of 10 sets played with victories over Penn State-Behrend, No. 11 Vassar and No. 6 Stevens in the championship match. Against the Brewers, he helped set his team to an astounding .500 team hitting percentage. This is the 13th time a Nazareth player has been named a Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week, with this being the New York native's fourth career honor. The Golden Flyers are coached by Cal Wickens.
|2013 SPORTS IMPORTS/AVCA DIVISION III MEN'S PLAYERS OF THE WEEK|
|January 29||Jon Storm||Carthage||OH||Soph.|
|February 5||EJ Wells-Spicer||Nazareth||S||Sr.|
|February 12||Ross Madden||Juniata||OH||Jr.|
|February 19||Joe Bortak||Juniata||MB||Soph.|
|February 26||Greg Falcone||Springfield||MB||Sr.|
|March 5||Ed Jedziniak||Kean||RS||Soph.|
|March 12||Connor Wexter||Carthage||S||Jr.|
|March 19||Sal La Cavera III||UC Santa Cruz||OH||Jr.|
|March 26||Shane Spellman||Rivier||OPP||Soph.|
|April 2||John Lutjen||SUNY New Paltz||S||Soph.|
|April 9||Aaron Almario||Rivier||MB||Jr.|
|April 16||EJ Wells-Spicer||Nazareth||S||Sr.|