NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Cal State Northridge men's volleyball earned its first MPSF Player of the Week honor since 2010 when freshman opposite Julius Hoefer was honored by the conference on Monday after leading the 14th-ranked Matadors to a pair of wins over No. 12 Hawai'i last weekend.
Hoefer, a true freshman from Steingaden, Germany, helped the Matadors to their first season sweep of Hawai'i since 2008 as he pounded a career-high 27 kills on Friday before posting 19 kills on Saturday.
"We're excited about Julius being named MPSF Player of the Week," said head coach Jeff Campbell. "He had a great weekend and for him to come back after an injury and play the way he did was remarkable. He had 27 kills hitting .422 for 28 points, those are great numbers and then to piggy back that with 19 kills and hitting .300 the second night those are certainly factors in us winning both matches."
For the week, Hoefer averaged 5.75 kills per set while hitting .365 in 85 swings. He also averaged 1.50 digs per set and came within one dig of his first collegiate double-double in Saturday's win.
Hoefer becomes the first Matador player since Kevin McKniff in 2010 to win conference Player of the Week honors. Northridge has now received the weekly honor 16 times over the last seven seasons.
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