The EMU men’s volleyball team set a new high for players honored to the Continental Volleyball Conference All-Academic Team, putting seven on the annual award from the league’s office. The Royals put four on the team in 2013, their previous high in the four-year history of the CVC.
Eastern Mennonite’s talented lower classes were well-represented, compiling six of the seven honorees. Five freshmen were on the team: Micah Buller (Richmond, Va./Douglas Freeman), Tim Callahan (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin), Colton Frey (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield), Logan Kreider (Lancaster, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) and Dan Lutz (Greencastle, Pa./Greencastle-Antrim). Sophomore Zach Guiciardi (Creighton, Pa./Deer Lakes) was named for the second straight time while junior Jesse Reist (Lancaster, Pa./J.P. McCaskey) made his third consecutive appearance on the team.
With just five upper classmen on the 15-man roster, the Royals finished 14-10 this year, including 3-9 in the conference. They missed making the four-team CVC Tournament by just one win.
A total of 39 student-athletes were recognized as members of the Continental Volleyball Conference All-Academic Team for the 2015 season. In order for a player to earn All-Academic Team honors he must carry at least a 3.3 cumulative grade-point average.
All seven CVC school members were represented on the 2015 list with Juniata College leading the way with eight All-Academic members. Eastern Mennonite University had second most with seven players, while Stevenson University was third with six players.