NYU-Poly Lands Two on Skyline Men's Volleyball 1st Team
Petri and Poppenberg earn top honors
Clifton Park, NY - Senior outside hitter and setter Rob Petri (St. Louis, MO) and senior libero Tom Poppenberg (Springville, NY) were selected as First Team All-Conference players by the Skyline Conference Men's Volleyball coaches on Monday.
Petri, who was a Player of the Week award winner, played a dual role this season. He started the season at outside hitter, but moved to setter mid way through the season. He led the conference in hitting % with a 0.437 mark; nearly 0.150 ahead of the second place hitter. He ended up 5th in assists, averaging over seven per game. The four-year starter also tallied 37 service aces and 270 digs, both good enough for third in the conference.
Popperberg, who played in all 25 matches for NYU-Poly, was the top libero in the Skyline, as he led all players in digs and digs per game (314, 3.97 per game). In 79 games, he made just 47 receiving errors and only had three ball handling errors all season.