BEVERLY, Mass. – Endicott junior middle Gabe Felicetti (Charlestown, R.I.) and freshman middle Nikolas Kasprzak (Windham, N.H.) have both received weekly awards from the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC). Felicetti was named the NECC Player of the Week, while Kasprzak claimed NECC Rookie of the Week accolades. Both honors are the first of their respective careers.
Last week for the Gulls, Felicetti led No. 13 nationally ranked Endicott to a 3-0 (1-0 NECC) week behind 25 kills (2.78 k/s), a .550 hitting percentage, four service aces (0.44), five digs (0.56), and five blocks (one solo, 0.56).
Meanwhile, Felicetti's biggest match of the week came in the Gulls' 3-2 win over No. 4 nationally ranked Stevens as the junior middle hammered home a career-high 17 kills. Felicetti hit .517 in the match, and also added one service ace, four digs, and two block assists to his stat line in the win.
As for Kasprzak, the freshman middle also played a pivotal role in Endicott's 3-0 week, most notably against No. 4 Stevens. In that match, Kasprzak logged seven kills, swung at a .600 clip and added four block assists. His kill total fell one shy of tying his career-high.
Overall, on the week, Kasprzak compiled 14 kills (1.75 k/s), a .600 hitting percentage, one service ace, one dig, and six block assists (0.75).
Endicott (11-2, 2-0 NECC) travels to Northern Vermont-Johnson on Wednesday, February 26 at 6 PM.
(Photo Credit - David Le '10/Nick Grace '20)