Hoke, Arentz Receive NEAC Men's Volleyball Weekly Awards

Hoke, Arentz Receive NEAC Men's Volleyball Weekly Awards

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. - The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced Aaron Hoke and Brandon Arentz as its Student-Athlete of the Week selections in men’s volleyball for the week ending Feb. 4.

Aaron Hoke (Chambersburg, Pa.) from Wilson College has been honored as the NEAC Men’s Volleyball Player of the Week after helping the Phoenix pick up a pair of 3-1 wins over Bard and Keuka College. Hoke, a junior outside hitter, recorded 24 kills with seven digs against Bard on Feb. 3. He added 10 kills and nine digs later in the day against Keuka College. Hoke totaled 34 kills, 34.5 points, 16 digs and one block assist to go along with a .287 hitting percentage in two matches last week.

Brandon Arentz (Mount Wolf, Pa.) from Penn State Altoona has been recognized as the NEAC Men’s Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week for the second-straight week. In a five-set loss to Messiah on Jan. 31, the sophomore outside hitter had seven digs and three solo blocks. In four matches over the weekend, Arentz posted 45 digs and four block assists, which included 12 digs against nationally-ranked No. 5 Dominican. For the week, Arentz averaged 2.74 digs per set while also contributing 32 kills.

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The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has fourteen NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Bryn Athyn College, Cazenovia College, College of St. Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania State University – Abington, Pennsylvania State University – Berks, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Morrisville State College, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Wells College, and Wilson College.  Associate members are: Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), D’Youville College (M Volleyball), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse, M Volleyball), Pennsylvania State University – Altoona (M Volleyball), and Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf). The NEAC has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sports of field hockey and men’s tennis. For more information, please visit: www.neacsports.com.