NJIT’s Jabarry Goodridge Named EIVA Men’s Player of the Year

  0 Braden Keith | April 18th, 2017 | College - Men's Indoor, EIVA, News

NJIT senior outside hitter Jabarry Goodridge has been named the 2017 Uvaldo Acosta Memorial EIVA Player of the Year. During the 2017 season, Goodridge ranked 2nd nationally with 4.43 kills per set and 5.15 points per set. No other EIVA player ranked in the top 12 nationally in either category this season.

Goodridge had over 20 kills in a game on 7 occasions this season, including once in a 3-setter and 5 times in a 4-setter.

Besides kills, he recorded career-highs in attacks (735), hitting percentage (.329), assists (23), aces (46), digs (120), and points (473.5) this season.

In spite of his individual efforts, NJIT faed at the end of the season to wind up just 6-8 in conference play, on an overall 13-13 record, and out of the conference tournament.

Goodridge was named the VolleyMob National Player of the Week on March 14th.

Goodridge, along with George Mason’s Jack Wilson, was one of only two players to make the EIVA First Team without qualifying for post-season play.

Penn State, Princeton, Saint Francis, and Sacred Heart each put 2 players on the 10-player First Team roster, while Saint Francis led all schools with 5 total selections named.

Number of total selections by school:

School # Selections
Saint Francis 5
Sacred Heart 3
Princeton 3
Penn State 3
George Mason 2
Harvard 2

Princeton’s George Huhmann was named the EIVA Newcomer of the year after hitting .386 (ranked 11th nationally) and recording 97 total blocks out of the middle.

Sacred Heart’s Greg Walker was named the Bob Sweeney EIVA Coach of the Year award. His team went 8-6 in conference play and earned the right to play Saint Francis in the opening round of the EIVA tournament.

The EIVA semi-finals will be played on Thursday, April 20th, and the championship match will be held on Saturday the 22nd.

2017 All-EIVA Men’s Volleyball Selections

First Team School Position Class Height Hometown
Christopher DeLucie Sacred Heart Outside Hitter Senior 6-5 Lindenhurst, New York
Daniel Ford Saint Francis Setter Redshirt Senior 6-4 Newtown, Pa
Jabarry Goodridge NJIT Outside Hitter Senior 6-5 Bridgetown, Barbados
Jeff Hogan Saint Francis Opposite Senior 6-5 Northern Cambria, Pa
George Huhmann Princeton Middle Blocker Freshman 6-11 St. Louis, Mo.
Calvin Mende Penn State Opposite Redshirt Freshman 6-11 Redlands, Ca.
Chris Nugent Penn State Outside Hitter Senior 6-4 Fair Lawn, NJ
Junior Oboh Princeton Middle Blocker Junior 6-7 Old Bridge, NJ
Jack Wilson George Mason Opposite Redshirt Senior 6-7 Midlothian, Va.
Josh Ayzenberg Sacred Heart Libero Junior 5-8 Long Beach, NY
Second Team School Position Class Height Hometown
Aidan Albrecht Penn State Outside Hitter Redshirt Junior 6-8 Old Bridge, NJ
Stephen Braswell Saint Francis Outside Hitter Redshirt Junior 6-2 Manchest, Pa.
Parker Dixon Princeton Opposite Freshman 6-6 Dallas, Texas
Michael Fisher Saint Francis Outside Hitter Redshirt Freshman 6-5 Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Johnny Gomez George Mason Libero Senior 6-1 Indiatlantic, Fl.
Marko Kostich Harvard Setter Junior 6-4 Burr Ridge, Il
Luke Robbe NJIT Middle Blocker Graduate Student 6-8 Wildwood, Mo
Casey White Harvard Outside Hitter Senior 6-4 Hermosa Beach, Ca
Eduardo Zardo Sacred Heart Setter Senior 6-3 Brasilia, Brazil
Gabe Woffindin Saint Francis Libero Sophomore 6-3 Allentown, Pa

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of VolleyMob.com. Braden's first foray into sports journalism came in 2010, when he launched a swimming website called The Swimmers' Circle. Two years later, he joined SwimSwam.com as a co-founder. Long huge fans of volleyball, when Braden and the SwimSwam partners sought an opportunity to …

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