Men's volleyball's Matt Gallik honored by NSCA
Athlete of the Year: Senior Matt Gallik has been named a 2012 All-American National Strength and Conditioning Association Athlete of the Year. | Photo by Steve Woltmann
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. - Senior Matt Gallik (Evergreen Park, Ill./Brother Rice) of the Lewis men's volleyball team has been named a 2012 All-American National Strength and Conditioning Association Athlete of the Year.
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The NSCA All-American Athlete of the Year program is in its 33rd season. The honor is given to 225 collegiate and high school athletes in the nation. The award recognizes athletes for their dedication in their training and their work ethic. Gallik was nominated by Brad Leshinske at Athletic Edge Sports Performance. Several Lewis teams work with Athletic Edge Sports Performance.
Gallik helped the 2012 Flyers to a Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Championship and a trip to the National Semifinals. Lewis compiled a 26-7 record and finished the season ranked No. 6 in the nation. Gallik was an All-MIVA Second Team selection. He finished his career third in Lewis history in block assists (320) and fourth in total blocks (361). His 11 block assists in the Flyers' win over Ohio State in the 2012 MIVA Championship was a career-high.