Royce Hinton | Posted: 5 Mar 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Ferreira named Off the Block National Freshman of the Week

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PROVO, Utah – Middle blocker Felipe de Brito Ferreira has been named the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Freshman of the Week, the organization announced Monday.

In his first-ever two starts last week, Ferreira collected career highs to help BYU men’s volleyball remain perfect in MPSF play.

In a five-set come-from-behind win against No. 8 Pepperdine, he collected a career-high 10 blocks – two more than any BYU player in any match this season and four more than any teammate in the match. Ferreira also added a career-high six kills on a career-high .714 clip.

Then in a sweep of No. 3 UCLA, he put up a match-high six blocks – three more than any other player on either team. Ferreira also added four kills without any errors while hitting at a .500 clip in the upset win.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Freshman of the Week is presented each week during the regular season to the NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball freshman who had the most outstanding performance.

This is the third time this season that a BYU player has been named Off the Block National Freshman of the Week. Opposite Gabi Garcia Fernandez is a two-time recipient of the national honor so far this season.

This is Ferreira’s first weekly national honor of his career.

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