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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 3:15 pm

Bertran wins 2nd straight MIVA Defensive Player of the Week

 Luis Bertran was named the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) Defensive Player of the Week, for the week ending on Feb. 8. This is Bertran’s second-consecutive Player of the Week honor.

Bertran helped IPFW extend its win streak to eight matches, following a come-from-behind win at then-No. 13 Ball State and a home sweep of George Mason. The ‘Dons finished 21-25, 22-25, 25-21, 25-19, 15-11 at the Cardinals. During the sweep of the Patriots, IPFW went 25-23, 25-21, 25-18.

Bertran led the defensive efforts for the Mastodons, earning a combined 25 digs (3.12 per set), including 12 against during the first two sets against George Mason. Additionally, Bertran was perfect on reception attempts, completing all 54 during the week, including 40 at Ball State.