One day after being selected as the Big West Player of the Week, University of Hawaii outside hitter Spyros Chakas was honored as the AVCA National Player of the Week for the first time in his career.

Chakas was sensational in Hawaii’s two-match series sweep of Ball State over the weekend, averaging 5.13 kills per set for the series while putting down a combined 41 kills. The junior outside hitter from Greece also hit .485, which ranks ninth nationally.

Last season, two Rainbow Warriors earned the national weekly award in Jakob Thelle and Dimitrios Mouchlias.

The top-ranked Rainbow Warriors return to the court on Wednesday for the first of two matches against Saint Francis at SimpliFi Arena.