Buffalo, NY - Two members of the D'Youville men's volleyball team turned in impressive seasons and have elevated themselves to amongst the best in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).
Junior outside hitter Pat Stroh (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) was named an AMCC First Team All-Conference player for the second time in two seasons, but also was announced as an elite player in the conference. Pat was voted on as the Co-AMCC Player of the Year after an dominant season for D'Youville. He was also named a NEAC First Team All-Conference selection last week.
Joining Stroh on the all-conference team is freshman middle blocker Ali Khadra (Williamsville, NY/Williamsville East). His first season as a Spartan was a statement season, being named an AMCC Second Team All-Conference selection.
Following his incredible sophomore season, Pat continued to excel with the Spartans as he 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). He also tied for first in service aces/set (0.35), adding a team high four double-doubles and five matches of double-digit digs. In 15 matches this season, Stroh recorded double-digit kills, including three matches of 20 or more kills.
At season's end in the AMCC, Pat finished second in kills, first in kills/set, and second in service aces, and tied for second in service aces/set. Stroh finished first in kills, kills/set, and service aces while tying for first in service aces/set during conference play this season, never failing to record a kill or dig in a match this season and had at least five kills in every match.
Ali finished first on the team in hitting percentage (.302), blocks/set (0.86), and blocks (71) while finished second in kills (128) and kills/set (1.98) as well as third in service aces (18) and service aces/set (0.22). He was a consistent force in the middle of the court for D'Youville all season, racking up five games of double-digit kills and 17 matches of at least five kills.
In all but two matches this season, Khadra had at least a block. He had 18 matches of two or more and seven of four or more, with a season high of nine once. At season's end, Ali finished second in hitting percentage in the AMCC, fourth in blocks, and second in blocks/set. In conference play he was first in total blocks, first in blocks/set, and second in hitting percentage.
The full list of AMCC All-Conference players can be found at the AMCC website.