Nineteen student-athletes, including a league-best five each from Harvard and Saint Francis (Pa.), were tabbed as EIVA All-Academic Team honorees on Wednesday.
The selections include the league’s Player of the Year, senior setter Brian Negron of George Mason. This is Negron’s second All-Academic selection.
In addition to Negron, four honorees garnered All-EIVA first team accolades, while three were second team honorees. Sacred Heart’s Joshua Ayzenberg, Harvard’s Brad Gretsch and Marko Kostich, Penn State’s Calvin Mende were the first teamers. Harvard’s Matthew Ctvrtlik and Riley Moore and Saint Francis’ Stephen Braswell garnered second team accolades on Tuesday.
Harvard’s senior setter Kostich Marko boasts a perfect 4.00 grade-point average.
Of the honorees, 11 are seniors or graduate students. NJIT middle blocker Luca Berger, Harvard’s Ctvrtlik and outside hitter Erik Johnsson and Penn State’s Mende, all sophomores, are the lone underclassmen of the group.
Harvard and Saint Francis led the way with five selections apiece, while Sacred Heart boasted four honorees.
The requirements for the EIVA All-Academic team are to maintain at least a 3.50 GPA and play in at least 60 percent of the team’s sets.
George Mason won the regular season EIVA title for the first time in the current conference alignment and will host the EIVA Tournament., which begins Thursday.
2018 EIVA All-Academic Team
Joshua Ayzenberg (Sacred Heart)
Luca Berger (NJIT)
Stephen Braswell (Saint Francis [Pa.])
Brandon Buck (Saint Francis [Pa.])
Robert Costigan (Sacred Heart)
Matthew Ctvrtlik (Harvard)
Johnny Gomez (George Mason)
Brad Gretsch (Harvard)
Erik Johnsson (Harvard)
Marko Kostich (Harvard)
Joe Koszelak (Saint Francis [Pa.])
Shaughn McDonald (Saint Francis [Pa.])
Riley Moore (Harvard)
Calvin Mende (Penn State)
Kevin Myren (NJIT)
Brian Negron (George Mason)
Noah Ricchetti (Sacred Heart)
Cole Thompson (Saint Francis [Pa.])
Emerson Waumans (Sacred Heart)