A native of Rochester, N.Y., Palumbo has burst onto the Springfield men's volleyball team. The Pride, which moved to 5-1, 1-0 in EIVA Hay play over the week, picked up wins of Endicott and Sacred Heart this past week.
On Monday evening against the visiting Endicott Gulls, Palumbo hammered out 10 kills and added six blocks to lead Springfield to a four-game victory. The freshman middle blocker registered a .571 hitting percentage in the match.
Against Sacred Heart in the Pride's conference opener, Palumbo and his counterparts cruised to a three-game victory on the road. Once again, Palumbo was sensational out of the middle, hammering out 10 kills on a .471 hitting percentage. He chipped in with a pair of digs and blocks in the win.
For the week, Palumbo averaged 2.86 kills per game hit at a .516 clip. He registered 3.5 points per game and totaled 1.14 blocks per game.
Palumbo and the Pride take on Harvard on Tuesday evening in an EIVA Hay matchup.