March 25, 2013
CHICAGO - Redshirt senior Eric Daliege (Orland Park, Ill.) was named the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) Co-Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced today. Daliege earned his first career accolade after averaging 1.67 blocks per set over a three-match span and posting a career-high nine total blocks against Princeton.
"Eric has put a lot of hours in the gym working to improve his play over the past few weeks," said head coach Shane Davis. "He had a standout week last week and it's great to see him recognized for his efforts."
Daliege opened the week with two solo blocks and seven block assists in Loyola's 3-2 victory over Princeton on Monday. The middle blocker helped the Ramblers to a season-high 15 total team blocks while also blasting five kills in eight attempts for a .625 hitting percentage.
On Friday night, Daliege anchored the net against Quincy, contributing four block assists in Loyola's sweep over the Hawks. The following night he added a solo block and six block assists to his total, helping hold Lindenwood to a .110 hitting percentage as the Ramblers extended their five-game win streak.
This season Daliege has amassed 91 total blocks to pace the Ramblers with 1.17 blocks per set. He and the Ramblers return to action this week when Loyola hosts conference rival Grand Canyon in their regular-season series on March 27-28. First serve for both matches is at 7 p.m.