BEVERLY, Mass. – The #3 Regis College men's volleyball team were swept by #1 Endicott College 3-0 (22-25, 23-25, 19-25) in the New England Collegiate Conference Championship on Saturday afternoon in a loud and ruckus MacDonald Gymnasium.
The Pride finish the season at 12-16, 8-6 NECC and continue to improve each year. This season the team won its first ever NECC Tournament game, made its first championship game appearance and finished the year with the best conference record in program history.
Freshman setter Ryan Husher (Camarillo, Calif.) and junior libero Renato Rosas (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) were named to the NECC All-Tournament Team after their efforts in the tournament. Husher totaled eight kills (.357), 18 assists, eight digs, and two block assists in the finals while Rosas, who put up 14 digs in the semifinals, added another three in the championship loss.
Junior outside hitter John Osborne (Freehold, N.J.) was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament while junior setter Cameron Little (San Diego, Calif.) also earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team. Osborne followed up a 14-kill match against Newbury in the semifinals with another 13 kills on a .333 hitting percentage with six digs and two block assists in the NECC Championship. Little totaled 64 assists over Endicott's six sets played (10.7 assists per set) while adding 10 digs and five block assists to his tournament totals.
Endicott's Saturday success relied heavily on their blocking as middle blockers Ryan Sutherland (Fairport, N.Y.) and Daniel Toth (Vernon, N.J.) had six block assists apiece while junior right side Alex Wasik (Milford, Mass.) was integral in his team's ability to erase a third-set deficit with four of his six assisted blocks coming in the final set. Sutherland, Toth, and Wasik all factored in offensively too with seven kills apiece falling for Sutherland and Toth while Wasik added another five.
Junior outside hitter Dan Seaver (Milford, Mass.) struck eight kills on a match-high 25 swings but made his presence felt most by helping to secure the final point in both the first and set sets. Seaver, Toth, and Wasik combined to triple block the Pride to close the first set 25-22 and in the second set squashed a late Regis comeback with a kill to end the third 25-23.
Senior libero Kristian Catalan (Sudbury, Mass.) defended a team-high seven digs in the win with Osborne adding six, Little adding five, and defensive specialists Troy Rioden (Fairport, N.Y.) and Chandler Tayek (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.) both registering four digs.
For Regis, freshman Marcos Aguirre (Norwalk, Calif.) finished with a team-high nine kills on a .400 hitting percentage while Josiah Rogue (Oxnard, Calif.) and Sean Bisnett (Oxnard, Calif.) both added six kills. Pride freshman middle Brett Krahl (Santa Clarita, Calif.) had an impressive three solo blocks and one assisted block the loss.
Release Courtesy of Endicott College Sports Information