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Vega Repeats as Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division III National Player of the Week

Luis Vega Lexington, Ky. - April 8, 2014 - For the second-straight week, sophomore Luis Vega (Corozal, Puerto Rico) was selected as the Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division III National Player of the Week, announced Tuesday by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

This marks the first time since 2002 that a Division III men's volleyball player has repeated as AVCA National Player of the Week. Lehman College's Alejando Flores accomplished the feat the weeks of April 8th and 15th nearly 12 years ago.

It was another big week for Vega as the Pride wrapped up their Division III regular season slate with four more victories last weekend. Vega started off hot against No. 7 Stevens, smashing 21 kills on .581 hitting with seven digs and a pair of blocks. Over the next two matches, the Puerto Rico native played a combined three sets, but made them count. Against Endicott and Marymount, he tallied 16 kills on just 18 attempts setting up Springfield's showdown with No. 9 Medaille. Against the Mavericks, Vega nailed another 15 kills and recorded four more blocks in the straight set victory.

For the week, Vega averaged 6.61 points per set, including 5.78 kills at a .532 clip. With his honor, it marks the 24th time that a Springfield College men's volleyball player has earned the weekly national recognition.

Springfield will play its regular-season finale on Saturday when it travels to take on Division I NJIT for a 3:00 pm showdown.

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