For the second time this season, EMU junior William Ragland (North Chesterfield, Va./Thomas Dale) has been named the Continental Volleyball Conference Player of the Week.
Ragland had another dominant week, helping the Royals to three wins. He averaged 3.60 kills with a .373 attack percentage. More importantly, in the two matches where Ragland played his traditional outside hitter spot, the junior averaged 4.43 kills, including 18 kills in the 3-1 win over No. 15 Juniata. He also tied his career high with six service aces against the Eagles.
Ragland played middle hitter in the sweep of York and dropped in another five aces, giving him 11 for the week, to go with 18 digs.
This is the third weekly award for an EMU athlete from the CVC.
No. 9 Eastern Mennonite has a huge home match against No. 11 Marymount this Wednesday afternoon. Please note the early start time, which is set for 5:00pm in Yoder Arena. Admission is free, as it is for all home men's volleyball matches.
EMU and Marymount stand atop the CVC standings, each with only one loss, meaning the winner controls their own destiny in the battle for first place. The No. 1 seed will host the four-team CVC Tournament, which is April 14-15.
The Royals take a record of 18-6 and 7-1 in the CVC into the match. The Saints are 14-6/8-1 CVC.