Wednesday, May 18, 2011

AVCA National Player of the Week: Josh Riley

Leading up to the MPSF tournament, senior outside hitter Josh Riley was named Sports Imports/ AVCA National Player of the Week. We recently caught up with Josh and asked about the award and his time at Long Beach State.

Black and Gold Insider: How did it feel to be named national player of the week?

Josh Riley: It was an honor to be named player of the week, but it was better to get the win up at Stanford. I would not have gotten the award if it was for not the team winning.

Can you give a bit of a recap of the season?

Josh Riley: The season was a great turn around from the 2010 season and we were very close as a team. We had some emotional wins and some emotional losses but over all the season was great.

What was your favorite part about playing volleyball at Long Beach State?

Josh Riley: My favorite part about playing volleyball at LBSU was hands down playing in the Pyramid and the guys on the team.

Does one memory in particular stand out over your career here?

Josh Riley: Going to the final four, or winning that first playoff game against Stanford.

What does it mean to bleed Black and Gold?

Josh Riley: It means the world to me because no one works harder than we do.

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