GANSEVOORT, N.Y.- Justin Rich (Hamburg, N.Y./ Eden) has been named the NEAC Men's Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week after a terrific week for SUNYIT. The junior libero led the Wildcats to a pair of big conference wins during NEAC Crossover Weekend play at Keuka College Saturday, tallying 23 digs (3.29 d/set) across seven sets as the SUNYIT only dropped one game. Rich posted double-digit dig totals in both matches, starting with a team-best 13 digs in a 3-1 win over Lancaster Bible before notching a team-best 10 digs in a 3-0 sweep over Wells. Rich is now second in the conference in digs per set (2.54) and fourth in total digs (173) for the Wildcats, who are 16-4 overall and now sit in first place in the NEAC standings at 5-1 as they head into the final week of the regular season.
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