Senior Harpenau Garners Conference Carolinas Player of the Week Award

HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae men’s volleyball senior Matt Harpenau has been named Conference Carolinas Men’s Volleyball Player of the Week for week four of action, the conference office announced Monday afternoon.

Harpenau (Cincinnati, Ohio) is the second Bobcat to claim the award while sophomore Brady Markle (York, Pa.) grabbed the award earlier in the season.

Harpenau paced LMC (12-7) to a perfect 3-0 record from Feb. 24 – March 2, including two sweeps. The senior impressed with 5.50 kills per set and swung at a stout .473. He delivered three service aces while LMC claimed all their wins away from Williams Gymnasium.

He registered 15 kills or more in each match while smashing home a week-best 21 in a 3-1 victory at Coker. LMC swept Belmont Abbey for the second time this season Feb. 25 while Harpenau tallied 19 kills.

The Bobcats return to action Friday, March 14 at IPFW in Fort Wayne, Ind. at 7 p.m.