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McHenry and Kobrine Earn Weekly Honors

Mar 14, 2022
Kevin Kobrine (l) and Merrick McHenry (r) at the net.

Middle blocker Merrick McHenry and opposite Kevin Kobrine earned men's volleyball honors on Monday. McHenry was selected as the Co-National Middle Attacker of the Week by offtheblock.com, while Kobrine was recognized as the Molten/MPSF Defensive Player of the Week by the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.
 
McHenry hit a combined .618 in last week's matches at Stanford on 34 total attempts. He connected for a match-high 17 kills in a four-set win over the Cardinal on Saturday night. The 17 kills also marked a season-best for McHenry who had a career-high of 18 spikes last season in a contest at Grand Canyon University. His 18.0 point effort in the win over Stanford also was a season-high number.
 
Kobrine registered season-high totals for block assists (7) and digs (11) in a match during UCLA's win in Palo Alto. He also recorded a season-best tying three service aces and a season-best 18.5 points in that victory. The 11 digs in a match equals the season-best mark by any Bruin player this season. For the two matches, he averaged 2.2 digs and 0.9 blocks per set.
 
The top-ranked Bruins, 13-3 overall and 5-1 in MPSF action, will take this week off for final exams before returning to the court on Mar. 25 and 26 for a pair of non-league matches at Morehouse College and Fort Valley State in Atlanta. UCLA resumes MPSF play on Mar. 31 with a match at No. 5 USC.