Freshman Enzo Mackenzie (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) rounded out his first year at Sacred Heart with a nod to the All-EIVA second team. Seniors Tim Sadowski (Salem, NH) and Craig Harvey (Beverly, MA) finished their careers as members of the EIVA All-Academic team.
Mackenzie led the Pioneer offense in 2011, registering 4.37 kills per set and a .281 hitting percentage. He was named the EIVA Hay division player of the week on three separate occasions. Mackenzie also finished the season with team highs of 26 service aces and 5.1 points per set. He was the only SHU representative to be named an All-EIVA player and one of just three freshmen in the conference to get a nod to the second team.
Sadowski and Harvey, two of the squad's six graduating seniors, leave Sacred Heart with EIVA All-Academic accolades to go along with the mark they will leave on the SHU men's volleyball program. To be named to the all-academic team a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better and compete in at least 60% of their team's matches. Sadowski and Harvey played in every match this season as Sacred Heart has become a serious playoff contender since their arrival in Fairfield, CT.
EIVA Major Awards:
"Uvaldo Acosta" Player of the Year: Joe Sunder - PSU
Newcomer of the Year: Connor Mortland - NYU
"Bob Sweeney" Coach of the Year: Kevin Moore - Juniata