(Boston, Mass.) The Great Northeast Athletic Conference has recently announced that Rivier University junior Chris Markuson has been named the GNAC Men's Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week.
Markuson was a monster on the defensive end for the Raiders with 13 blocks and 16 digs on the week. The junior outside hitter averaged a team high 1.44 blocks/set and 1.78 digs/set to power Rivier past 5 GNAC opponents this week. The 6-5 Cupertino, California native capped off his week with a 6 block, 6 dig, 10 kill and .364 hitting percentage night in a 3-0 sweep of Emmanuel College.
This is the first time that Markuson has been honored with the Defensive Player of the Week. He has previously been named the GNAC Offensive Player of the Week in 2014.