Orzech and Jackson Earn Cal Pac First Team Selection for University of Saint Katherine

Per official release by the California Pacific Conference league office this afternoon, sophomore Michael Orzech and senior Troy Jackson were named to the Men's Volleyball All-Conference First Team.
 
SAN MARCOS, Calif. - April 1, 2020 - PRLog -- It is a tremendous honor, for the players and the program, to be selected in their first year of eligibility in the NAIA and the Cal Pac.

Despite a shortened season, Orzech was just two kills from matching his 2019 total with 182 kills on the year, and was well on his way to cracking 200 for the first time in his young career.  He paced the team in kills per set (3.43) and service aces (15), as well as averaging 3.92 PTS/S.  Orzech was also second on the team in digs with 77, trailing only defensive specialist, Joey Uhl (121).

Jackson had a standout season as well in his final year of competition.  For the second straight season, he finished second on the team in kills behind Orzech, notching 146 on the year for an average of 2.61 K/S and 3.04 PTS/S.  But where Jackson really left his mark, on the program and the league, was on defense, recording 38 total blocks for the year, averaging .68 per set.  He finishes his career as the programs leading blocker, with 78 blocks officially recorded over the last two seasons.

Congratulations to Michael, Troy, and to USK men's volleyball on their fantastic achievement!

Saint Katherine (usk.edu) is a nationally-recognized university of arts and sciences that focuses its integrated, interdisciplinary teaching in the core areas of Composition, English Language and Literature, American Government and History, Economics, Business, and the Sciences as part of an innovative approach to general education. Outstanding teaching and research – with relevance to the practical world and Christian witness as guiding principles – is our primary aim.

Saint Katherine is not-for-profit, WSCUC-accredited, independent, coeducational, and privately endowed. The University of Saint Katherine admits students of all religious and faith backgrounds. All classes are taught by experienced faculty who have earned terminal degrees and possess substantial experience in their academic field.

For more information, go to: www.usk.edu.
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