The junior All-American has been simply unstoppable to start the season and it showed over the past two outings as the Pride racked up wins over Sacred Heart and fifth-ranked Rivier.
For the week, Palumbo tallied 21 kills on 24 swings, committing just one error for an impressive .833 hitting percentage. He was equally as impressive on defense, combining for 15 blocks in the two matches, en route to 4.29 points per set.
At Sacred Heart, the Rochester, N.Y. native totaled nine kills on 10 swings, hitting .800, to go along with six digs and seven blocks. On Saturday evening in the sweep of Rivier, he posted 12 kills on 14 errorless-swings and chipped in with eight blocks.
For the season, Palumbo is hitting a spectacular .588, averaging 2.81 kills and 1.24 blocks per game.
This marks the first time that Springfield has had a EIVA Tait Conference Player of the Week since Mark Ribeiro '09 was given the honor on March 2, 2009.