Weaver Garners United Volleyball Conference Award
- Release Date:
- April 12, 2013
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
ROCHESTER, NY - After finishing the season ranked number one in Kills Per Set in Division III men’s volleyball, junior Adam Weaver was named to the United Volleyball Conference’s Honorable Mention team, as voted by the twelve league coaches.
EJ Wells-Spicer (Nazareth College) headlined the 2013 UVC All-Conference team as the Player of the Year. He was joined by team mate Dan Mowery (Libero/Defensive Specialist of the Year) and Cal Wickens (Coach of the Year). Tim Ferriter (New Paltz) was honored as Rookie of the Year. The twelve-team United Volleyball Conference is considered the most competitive Division III volleyball league, as six of the members are currently ranked in the AVCA Division III Top 15 Coaches Poll.
Weaver amassed the most kills per set (4.32) within the other 61 NCAA Division III institutions who offer men’s volleyball. He completed his third season as a repeat Honorable Mention grabbing the same honor his freshman season. The outside hitter finished with 311 kills (.287), led the Hawks with 31 service aces and added 151 digs to pace the 6-21 Hawks. Weaver set four single season records for Hilbert and became the career record holder in six categories with one full season remaining. Hilbert matched last season’s 2-9 UVC record with victories over Bard and SUNYIT in league play.
Nazareth College dominated the First Team, grabbing three of the seven spots. The Golden Fliers are currently ranked #2 in the nation with a 31-1 record, after they sat atop the perch until their recent loss to #1 Springfield College (28-3).
Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.