Fernandez and Satagaj Named to EIVA All-Academic Team

BRONXVILE, N.Y. – Sacred Heart's Adrian Fernandez (San Juan, P.R.) and Ray Satagaj (Rocky Hill, Conn.) were named to the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) 2013 All-Academic Team, which was announced Tuesday afternoon. The team includes 10 student-athletes from six of the eight institutions.

Fernandez will graduate later this month with a degree in Finance and Economics and a GPA of 3.55. This season, the San Juan native has set his career-high of 57 kills and 31 assists. Over his four years as a Pioneers, he has racked up 431 digs and 75 kills over the course of his four years as a Pioneer. He made his collegiate debut on January 16, 2010 against Saint Francis U and has played in 78 matches since. In 2012 during his junior campaign, he recorded a career high of 2.27 digs per set. That year against NJIT, he set his single-match high of 21 digs.

In his first year as a Pioneer, Satagaj led the team with 56 total blocks, averaging 0.67 per set. The sophomore recorded 12 solo blocks and 44 block assists over 84 sets. He racked up a .249 hitting percentage, fourth on the team, and 129 kills, averaging 1.54 per set.

In order to be named to the team recipients must have participated in at least 60% of their team's sets, maintained a minimum of a 3.50 GPA, and must be in at least their second year of athletic eligibility.

George Mason led all teams with three student-athletes named to the team while NJIT and Saint Francis both had two student-athletes on the all-academic team. Harvard, Penn State, and Sacred Heart all had one student-athlete on the team.

 
 

2013 EIVA All-Academic Team

Last Name

First Name

Institution

Hometown

Year

Position

GPA

Bancroft

Nick

Saint Francis

Centerville, Pa.

Sr.

L

3.53

Chambers

Will

Harvard

Honolulu, Hawaii

Jr.

MB

3.80

Curry

Connor

Penn State

Newport Beach, Calif.

RS-So.

L

3.62

Fernandez
Satagaj 

Adrian
Raymond 

Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Rocky Hill, Conn. 

Sr.
So. 

L / OH
MB 

3.55
3.93 

Kantushov

Herman

NJIT

Qiryat Ono, Israel

Sr.

RS

3.93

Lucas

Dave

George Mason

Ellicott City, Md.

Jr.

L

3.96

Maloney

Patrick

George Mason

Richmond, Va.

Sr.

OH

3.87

Perez

Javier

George Mason

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Sr.

S

3.82

Sherwin

Colin

Saint Francis

Greensburg, Pa.

Jr.

OH

3.52

Smith

Brady

NJIT

Kurtistown, Hawaii

Sr.

L

3.77

 

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