This past week, Nick Gustafson received not one, but two athlete of the week accolades. On the local level, Nick was named a High School Athlete of the Week by the Union Tribune in partnership with the San Diego Sports Association. The newspaper recognized his performance in the Mount Carmel match, highlighting his 33 kills.
Nick’s play also caught the eye of the American Volleyball Coaches’ Association, who acknowledged him as an AVCA/Maxpreps Player of the Week for the West Region, which includes 14 states. He was one of 2 players in the region to earn this honor. It highlighted his kills digs, and aces to that date. These numbers have continued to climb since then as Nick has consistently performed in these aspects of the game thanks to his hard work in practice and matches. However, we know that if he was given a chance to comment, he would certainly thank his teammates, because that’s the kind of player he is. Congratulations Nick!
UT Prep Athletes of the Week for the week of March 19th: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/high-school-preps/sd-sp-preps-athletes-week-0320-htmlstory.html
AVCA Players of the Week for the week of March 18th: https://www.avca.org/res/uploads/media/Boys-HSPOW-3.18.19.pdf
by Sam Deddeh