MILWAUKEE – Junior Quin Krisik of the MSOE men's volleyball team has been named the Midwest Collegiate Volleyball League Offensive Player of the Year, the league office announced Wednesday as part of its post-season awards.
Krisik was also named to the All-MCVL First Team for the third-straight season. Junior Logan Baerenwald was also honored for his play this season with a selection to the All-MCVL Second Team.
Krisik continued to be the quarterback of a potent Raider offense this season, averaging 10.61 assists per set in an offense that has been among the national leaders all season with 13.31 kills per set. He a more active role in the attack, finishing with a career-best 1.35 kills per set and hitting .347 in doing so. He also averaged 0.42 aces per set to go with 2.50 digs and 0.62 blocks per frame. The Itasca, Illinois, native posted eight double-doubles and the second triple-double in school history with 10 kills, 49 assists, and 14 digs at No. 8 Carthage March 1.
Baerenwald returned from a school year abroad to have his most productive collegiate season. He played in 56 sets over 22 matches, averaging 3.73 kills per set, which is fourth in the league, and 2.23 digs per set. After entering the starting lineup for the second match of the day Feb. 25, Baerenwald averaged 4.19 kills per set for the rest of the season. His top performance was a 27-kill effort at No. 8 Carthage March 1, where he hit .316 on 57 attacks and posted the third-most kills in a match in team history. He tallied double-digits in 10 of his final 14 matches of the season with four double-doubles.
The Raiders set a school record with 20 wins this season, finishing second in the MCVL West Division and qualifying for their third-straight league tournament. MSOE received votes in every AVCA national poll this season and peaked as high as No. 10 in the rankings.