ICC grad Wenz selected to 2020 UVC All-Conference Team

Photo contributed Ichabod Crane graduate Shane Wenz of Sage College

HILTON — Sage’s men’s volleyball team member Shane Wenz, a 2016 Ichabod Crane graduate, added a selection to the 2020 United Volleyball Conference Honorable Mention Team to his resume.

The senior middle hitter-outside hitter was recognized for his accomplishments recently after a banner campaign that saw him lead the team in almost every category.

A starter in all 22 matches this season, Wenz was named Empire 8 Player of the Week twice as a senior after record-setting performances with Sage single-match record performances. He broke Sage single-match record for kills twice.

The first time 27 kills against SUNY-Poly and then broke it again with 30 kills against nationally ranked MIT. He also holds Sage single-match points mark with 33.0 points in the team’s UVC match-up with MIT.

Overall in 2020, he led the Gators with 298 kills, 335.3 points, and 148 digs. He also chipped in with 38 total blocks and 12 aces. He added double-digit points in all but three matches in 2020, while adding four matches with double-doubles in kills and digs.

He racked up 15 matches as a senior with double-doubles in points and kills.

Overall in 2020, he ranks nationally in Division III in five different categories including No. 17 in kills per set (3.97) and 21st in points per set (4.47). Wenz is also nationally ranked in attacks per set (33rd, 8.63), digs per set (125th, 1.97), and hitting percentage (72nd, .291).

At Sage, Wenz ranks fifth in career kills (698) and kill attempts (1,538), as well as eighth in aces (54) and ninth in digs (362). He is also third with 211 total blocks, while ranking third in block assists (154), and also third with 57 solo blocks.

He is also fifth with his 886.0 points and seventh with 2.96 points per set at Sage having played in 299 sets in 99 career matches as a Gator.

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