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Men's Volleyball Racks Up Second-Straight Player of the Week Honors as Specian follows Moore in Week #3

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Pfeiffer University’s David Specian (Loxahatchee, FL) has been selected as the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas Men’s Volleyball Player of the Week during week number three of the 2012 season. Specian, who makes it 2-for-2 in player of the week’s for men’s volleyball, had a huge hand in continuing the Falcons' seven-game win streak with a perfect 5-0 week overall as Pfeiffer improved to 7-1, 5-0 in league play.

Starting with a road matchup against the defending champs at Mount Olive, Specian helped rally the Falcons to a 3-2 win after being down early 2-0, by assisting a match-high 49 times in the five-set thriller adding nine digs, two block assists and a kill. In a Saturday tri-match at Eastern Mennonite, he added 40 assists in a 3-1 victory with nine more digs, three block assists and five kills from the front row. Later against Philly Bible in his one set of action, Specian handed out 10 helpers with two digs and a kill in another 3-1 win.

Rounding out the week against Conference foes Limestone and Lees-McRae, he assisted 50 and 41 times in 3-1 league wins while adding six digs against the Saints and eight against the Bobcats. In the blocking department, Specian picked up two more block assists against Limestone and a solo stuff at Lees-McRae chipping in with four kills during each contest. For the week, Specian hit .440 with his 15 kills registering a monster 190 assists averaging 10.56/set. He dug up opponent attacks 34 times while picking up eight total blocks and two aces.

Pfeiffer returns to action on Saturday and Sunday with trips to NJIT and Baruch College before heading to St. Charles, Missouri and Lindenwood next weekend.

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