For the second time in his career, EMU's Travis Abele (Mechanicsville, Va./Lee-Davis) has been named the Continental Volleyball Conference Player of the Week.
Abele, a senior playing multiple roles for the men's volleyball team this year, helped the Royals to pair of conference wins before a career effort in Monday's match against Wittenberg. He hammered 18 kills in just three sets, averaging 6.0 kills per set, and added 11 digs with five blocks. The block total tied his career high, while the 18 kills was easily the most in a three-set match and just one shy of his overall career high of 19.
Seeing time as an opposite hitter as well as setter, Abele has achieved a rare fete for the season, totaling more than 100 kills, 100 assists and 100 digs.
He was also named CVC Player of the Week during his freshman campaign in 2016.
At 3-5 in CVC play, EMU is making a late-season surge in the conference standings. The Royals play one final non-conference tri-match in New Paltz, N.Y., on Saturday, getting No. 7 SUNY New Paltz and St. John Fisher, before finishing the season with three straight home CVC matches. That stretch starts Wednesday, March 20, with a Rowdy Royals Match against Randolph-Macon.