Buffalo, NY - Junior outside hitter Pat Stroh (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) took his game to another level this season and was rewarded by being named a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) First Team All-Conference player, announced the conference Wednesday.
Pat led the team in kills (298), kills/set (3.68), digs (151), digs/set (1.86) while ranking second in hitting percentage (.254) and service aces (28) - also tiying for first in service aces/set (0.35). Throughout the season, Stroh was the team's most consistent attacker. He had 15 matches of double-digit kills, including three matches of 20 or more kills. He also had five matches of double-digit digs with four double-doubles.
At season's end in the NEAC, Pat finished third in kills, second in kills/set, and tied for seventh in service aces. In conference play, he finished third in kills, fourth in kills/set, and tied for third in service aces.
Match in and match out, Stroh was one of if not the best players on the court for D'Youville. He never failed to record a kill or dig in a match this season and had at least five kills in every match.
Stroh is coming off a season in 2017 where he was named a NEAC Second Team All-Conference player and was outstanding for the Spartans. He played in 22 matches (79 sets), leading the team in kills (303) and kills/set (3.84). Pat finished second in hitting percentage (.207), service aces (27), service aces/set (0.34), and digs (111) while finishing third in digs/set (1.41).
The full list of NEAC All-Conference players can be found at the NEAC website.