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Siena Heights All-Decade Series: Men’s Volleyball

Siena Heights All-Decade Series: Men’s Volleyball

ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights Athletics Department will be announcing an all-decade team for every SHU athletic team to finish out the year 2020. Each all-decade squad will feature a starting lineup consisting of the best athletes at each position from the past 10 seasons. 

This edition features Siena Heights men's volleyball program. The all-decade team features the best student-athletes who have competed on the SHU men's volleyball team in the past decade.

Siena Heights Men's Volleyball All-Decade Roster

1st Team

Keegan Crawford Setter: Earned second-team All-WHAC and WHAC Setter of the Week in 2018

Records: Career: 1st – assists (2,584), assists per set (9.26) / 3rd – assist percentage (.488), service attempts (1,029) / Season: 1st – assists (2017, 927), assist percentage (2019, .603), sets played (2017, 98) / 2nd: assists (2019, 882), assists per set (2017, 9.46) / 3rd: assists per set (2019, 9.28), service attempts (2019, 360), sets played (2019, 95)

Matt Dugan – Right Side: Played for the Saints in three seasons (2012, 2016, 2017).

Records: Career:3rd – digs (599), kills (703), attack attempts (1,893), digs per set (2.32), points (830.5) / Season: 1st – attack attempts (2017, 855) / 3rd – kills (2017, 316), digs (2017, 266)

Brandon Bowers – Middle Blocker: Was a member of the SHU men's volleyball team from 2010-13.

Records: Career: 1st – total blocks (196) / 2nd – block solos (63), block assists (133), sets played (322) / 3rd – matches played (92) / Season: 3rd – block solos (2011, 22)

Chris Horner – Middle Blocker: Was a JUCO transfer that played for the Saints in 2016 and 2017. He was fundamental in helping SHU achieve its first national ranking.

Records: Career: 6th – attack percentage (.290), block assists (125) / Season: 4th – block assists (2016, 64) / 5th – block assists (2017, 61)

Tyler Hubbard-Neil – Outside Hitter: Played for the Saint men's volleyball team from 2015-18. Is the career leader in multiple statistical categories in the record book.

Records: Career: 1st – kills (923), attack attempts (2,593), service aces (124), points (1,140.5), sets played (326), matches played (99) / 2nd – digs (620), service attempts (1,078), block assists (133) / Season: 3rd – attack attempts (2017, 743), service aces per set (2018, 0.45)

Adrian Rutt – Outside Hitter: Saw action for the Saints from 2010-12. Remains in the top three in the career record books in a number of statistical categories.

Records: Career: 2nd – kills (863), attack attempts (1,998), points (993.5) / 3rd – kills per set (3.48), solo blocks (55) / Season: 2nd – block solos (2011, 25) / 3rd – kills per set (2010, 3.96), block solos (2010, 22), points (2010, 361.5), points per set (2010, 4.63)

Emilier De Jesus – Libero: Perhaps the most decorated member of the Siena Heights men's volleyball program. De Jesus won two All-America awards during his career with SHU. The first came in 2019 when he was named NAIA second-team All-America. The second award was in 2020 when he earned honorable mention American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America. He was first-team All-WHAC in 2019 and second-team All-WHAC in 2018. De Jesus was also named the WHAC Libero of the Year in 2018.

Records: Career: 1st – digs (972) / Season: 1st – digs (2017, 345), digs per set (2017, 3.52), sets played (2017, 98), matches played (2019, 28) / 2nd – service aces (2017, 44), service attempts (2019, 375), digs (2019, 323), digs per set (2019, 3.47)

2nd Team

Juan Sierra – Setter/Right Side: Was a member of the SHU men's volleyball from 2010-13.

Records: Career: 1st – service attempts (1,256) / 2nd – assists (2,090), service aces (107), sets played (322) / 3rd – assists per set (6.49) / Season: 1st – assists per set (2010, 10.00), reception percentage (2011, 1.000) / 2nd –service attempts (2010, 381), service aces per set (2010, 0.55) / 3rd – assists (2011, 809), service aces (2010, 41)

Jeff Hardman – Setter/Right Side: Played three seasons with the Saints men's volleyball team in 2010-12 and 2016.

Records: Careers: 1st – block assists (142) / 2nd – total blocks (195), matches played (94) / 3rd – assists (1,344) / Season: 3rd – assist percentage (2010, .589)

Lance Blough – Saw action for the Saints from 2013-15.

Records: Career: 6th – blocks per set (0.77) / 7th – block solos (28), total blocks (146) / Season: 4th – total blocks (2015, 72), blocks per set (2015, 0.92)

Lucas Sagaert – Middle Blocker: Played for the Saints from 2011-14.

Record: Career: 1st – block solos (73) / 3rd – total blocks (189) / Season: 1st – block solos (2014, 28) / 5th – block solos (2013, 20) / 7th – block solos (2011, 19)

Matt Mitterholzer – Outside Hitter: Was a member of the SHU men's volleyball team from 2010-12.

Records: Career: 4th – kills (684), attack attempts (1,534), points (797.5) / 5th – kills per set (2.96) / Season: 2nd – points (2010, 383), points per set (2010, 4.91)

Gilius Blinstrubas – Outside Hitter: Played from 2014-15 for the Saint men's volleyball team.

Records: Career: 3rd – service aces (60), service aces per set (0.42), points per set (4.10) / Seasons: 4th – points per set (2015, 4.23) / 5th – kills per set (2015, 3.51), service aces per set (2015, 0.42)

John Kalugar – Libero: played four seasons for SHU in two separate sets of seasons. The first stint was from 2010-11 and the second was 2016-17.

Records: Career: 5th – service aces (57) / Season: 3rd – digs per set (2016, 2.97) / 4th – digs (2016, 258)

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