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Men’s Volleyball Lands Program Record Five Student-Athletes On NECC Academic All-Conference Team

The Endicott men's volleyball team huddles up before a match.

2016-17 NECC ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS

BEVERLY, Mass. – The Endicott men's volleyball team placed a program record five student-athletes on the 2017 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Academic All-Conference Team, as announced by the league office earlier today. 

The five student-athletes named to the list were sophomores Matt Bozek (Exeter, N.H.), Adam Dake (Victor, N.Y.), Ryan Healy (Fair Lawn, N.J.), Jacob Newman (Chester, N.H.), and Devin Racey (Voorheesville, N.Y.).

To be eligible for the NECC Academic All-Conference, a student-athlete must post a minimum grade point average of 3.40 on a scale of 4.00 and must be a sophomore or higher in class standings.  

NOTES

  • The Gulls' previous program record was three set back in 2014.
  • Endicott has been an associate member of the NECC since 2012. 
  • The Gulls have won the last five conference championships, which marks the longest title streak in NECC men's volleyball history (first-year of competition came in 2009).
  • Endicott's five consecutive conference titles is also tied for the longest streak (active or not) in NECC men's athletics history. The Gulls are tied with the Lesley men's cross country team (2009-13) and the Regis men's tennis program (2013-17).

YEAR IN REVIEW

Endicott posted a 21-11 overall record (12-0 NECC), and captured its fifth straight conference title before falling to No. 7 nationally ranked Stevens, 3-1, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Gulls also secured their sixth 20-win season in program history, and made their fifth NCAA Tournament appearance. 

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