GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – Freshman John Farruggia (Mt. Markham, N.Y.) of the Wells College men's volleyball program was selected as the North Eastern Athletic Conference Men's Volleyball Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week for his performance this past week for the Express, the conference office announced late Monday afternoon. Farruggia and the Express are off to the best start in their two-year program history, posting a 7-7 record through their first 14 games of the season.
Wells is off to a 2-0 record against NEAC opponents thanks to victories over the Bison of Gallaudet University as well as the Wildcats of Cazenovia College this past Saturday. In four total matches this past weekend, Farruggia led his team with 2.17 kills per set, posting a team-leading .299 hitting percentage after committing only six errors in 67 total attacks. He also hammered home five service aces and contributed defensively with 17 digs (1.42 per set) cumulatively.
Against Cazenovia on Saturday, Farruggia hammered home 11 kills alongside only two errors for a .474 hitting percentage. He also posted three service aces against the Wildcats and posted nine digs. Against Gallaudet in the early set, he made only one error in seven chances while converting four of his attacks for kills.
Exiting play this weekend, Farruggia leads the conference with .76 service aces per set, ranking ahead of teammate C.J. Bayly (Waymart, Pa.), who is averaging .61 service aces per set. On the year, Farruggia ranks first on the Express with 32 service aces and also ranks first in total blocks with 27 (10 solo blocks, 17 block assists). His .223 cumulative hitting percentage ranks second on the team.
The Express return to action this Friday, Mar. 8 as they participate in the York Invitational. Wells draws Polytechnic (N.Y.) in the opener, scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Stay up to date with the latest news directly from the Wells College athletic department by "liking" us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/WellsExpress) and subscribing to our Twitter account (http://www.twitter.com/WellsExpress).
April 30, 2013 Wells Student-Athletes Honored At Athletics Awards Ceremony
April 11, 2013 Nipps, Podczasy Draw NEAC Second Team All-Conference Honors
April 6, 2013 Men's Volleyball Swept In Season-Ending Matches
March 30, 2013 Men’s Volleyball Stifled By Hilbert, Keuka
March 23, 2013 Men’s Volleyball Competes At Purple & Gold Invitational
March 19, 2013 Men’s Volleyball Defeated In NEAC Contest At Keuka
March 11, 2013 Hernon Tabbed As Defensive Student-Athlete Of The Week
March 8, 2013 Men’s Volleyball Powers Past Polytechnic (N.Y.), 3-1
March 3, 2013 Men’s Volleyball Drops Two To Conclude Tournament
March 3, 2013 Men’s Volleyball Secures Doubleheader Sweep
February 22, 2013 Men’s Volleyball Splits In Wells College Invitational Opener
February 21, 2013 Men's Volleyball To Host "Wells College Invitational"
February 11, 2013 Farruggia Feted By North Eastern Athletic Conference
February 11, 2013 Nipps Draws North Eastern Athletic Conference Award
February 9, 2013 Men’s Volleyball Earns Fourth-Straight Victory With DH Sweep
February 8, 2013 Men’s Volleyball Enters Sophomore Season With Playoff Aspirations
February 7, 2013 Men’s Volleyball To Attempt “Bump World Record”
February 4, 2013 Nipps Earns Program’s First NEAC Weekly Award
February 2, 2013 Men’s Volleyball Earns First-Ever Doubleheader Sweep
January 31, 2013 30 Student-Athletes Earn Placement On Wells College Dean’s List
January 26, 2013 Men’s Volleyball Set Back To Conclude SUNYIT Invitational
January 25, 2013 Men’s Volleyball Swept In Season Opening Doubleheader
December 20, 2012 NEAC To Sponsor Men's Volleyball In 2013