White Tabbed as AVCA National Player of the Week

White is the first Crimson to earn national player of the week honors (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRDIGE, Mass. –DJ White has been named the AVCA Division I-II National Player of the Week, adding another honor to his growing resume.

White, who was also named the EIVA Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, is the first member of the Crimson to earn the national recognition. The praise comes after the sophomore averaged 4.17 kills per set with a .477 hitting percentage in a 2-0 week for the Crimson.

Harvard earned arguably the biggest win in program history Friday as it knocked off No. 9 Penn State in straight sets to erase the Nittany Lions' 51-match win streak against EIVA opponents. White led the attack against PSU with 13 kills and a .500 hitting percentage as the Crimson combined to hit .457 as a team. Harvard also limited Penn State to a .244 hitting percentage thanks in part to five digs from White.

On Saturday, White and the Crimson swept St. Francis (Pa.) in straight sets for the team's fourth consecutive win. The sophomore again paced the attack with 12 kills and a .455 hitting percentage, to go along with six digs on the defensive side of the net.

Harvard, which was ranked 15th in Monday's AVCA Div. I-II Poll, will be back in action this weekend as it travels to NJIT and Rutgers-Newark for a pair of conference tilts.