Dan Lutz opens up the 2018 season as the Continental Volleyball Conference Player of the Week for January 22, 2018.
Lutz, a senior middle hitter from Greencastle, Pa., helped the Royals to three wins in their first week of the season including a win over #3 ranked SUNY New Paltz. Lutz played a key role both offensively and defensively for the Royals, accounting for 3.1 points per set on the week; averaging 2.4 kills and 1.15 blocks per set while hitting .453 on the week. In the week's big win over their nationally ranked foe, Lutz had seven kills and five blocks while hitting .636 in the match. Lutz had a weekly high of 12 kills in a five-set win over SUNY Poly and a high of seven blocks against Nazareth. He finished the week with at least seven kills in all five matches while tallying at least five blocks in four matches.