Wells Duo Sweeps NEAC Men's Volleyball Weekly Awards

Wells Duo Sweeps NEAC Men's Volleyball Weekly Awards

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. - The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced Robert Patzer and Caden O'Loughlin as its Student-Athlete of the Week selections in men’s volleyball for the week ending March 17.

Robert Patzer (Syracuse, N.Y.) from Wells College has been named the NEAC Men’s Volleyball Player of the Week with 48 kills in a 3-1 week for the Express. Patzer began the week with 16 kills, two service aces, two digs and four total blocks in a five-set loss to Lancaster Bible. The Wells sophomore also hit double-digits in kills against Penn State Behrend with 15. Patzer finished the week with 56 points, seven assists, three service aces, 16 digs, eight blocks and a .337 hitting percentage.

Caden O’Loughlin (Louisville, Ky.) from Wells College has been honored as the NEAC Men’s Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week for the third time this season after averaging 1.85 digs per set last week. The junior outside hitter helped the Express go 3-1 on the week with 24 digs, including 10 against conference opponents. O’Loughlin also recorded three solo blocks and three block assists. In addition to his defensive numbers, O’Loughlin contributed 44 kills, eight assists and five service aces.

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The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has 12 NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Cazenovia College, College of Saint Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania State University – Abington, Pennsylvania State University – Berks, SUNY Cobleskill, Morrisville State, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, and Wells College. Associate members are: Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), D’Youville College (W Lacrosse), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse), Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf), and Wilson College (M Volleyball). The NEAC has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sport of men’s tennis and with the Colonial State Athletic Conference in the sport of Field Hockey. For more information, please visit: www.neacsports.com.