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Men's Volleyball - Mon, Mar. 11, 2013

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Winners of its last three matches, Concordia-Irvine moved from No. 4 to No. 3 this week in the NAIA Top 10 Men's Volleyball Poll.

The Eagles picked up wins over No. 3 Clarke in four sets and then two wins over No. 10 Cardinal Stritch all at home. Concordia is currently 12-5 on the year.

The No. 1 spot again goes to Park University, as the Pirates kept its season record unblemished with a win over Graceland at home in five sets. Park is now 14-0 and 5-0 in the MAMVIC West.

2013 NAIA Men's Volleyball Top 10 Poll (Mar. 11, 2013)

1. Park University (Parkville, Mo.)

2. Missouri Baptist (St. Louis, Mo.)

3. Concordia University (Irvine, Calif.)

4. Clarke University (Dubuque, Iowa)

5. Warner University (Lake Wales, Fla.)

6. Grand View University (Des Moines, Iowa)

7. St. Ambrose University (Davenport, Iowa)

8. Hope International (Fullerton, Calif.)

9. Missouri Valley (Marshall, Mo.)

10. Cardinal Stritch (Milwaukee, Wisc.)

No. 2 ranked Missouri Baptist University's junior setter Robert Esser picked up his third NAIA Setter of the Week Award of the 2013 season, announced on Monday.

Esser and the Spartans went 3-0 last week and are winners of nine straight. The Gilbert, Ariz., native averaged 11.55 assists per set in those three victories and collected 1.36 kills per set along with one block per set. He also had two digs per game.

Missouri Valley's Peterson Silva earned the NAIA Player of the Week award and Concordia's Christopher Reames was named the NAIA Libero of the Week.  Reames is the first Libero of the Week winner in Concordia history.

Silva and the Vikings went 2-1 last week and the junior outside hitter averaged an impressive 4.9 kills per set and a hitting percentage of .398. He also collected 1.3 digs per set.

Reames and the Eagles have won three straight matches and the libero from Laguna Beach, Calif., averaged 3.6 digs per set and was perfect on his 60 passing attempts with zero passing errors, good for a .100 passing percentage.

 

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