McKnight Earns NEAC Rookie of the Year

Brad McKnight (left) and Seth Welker (right)
Brad McKnight (left) and Seth Welker (right)

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. — The North Eastern Athletic Conference named their 2019 All-Conference Teams and regular season awards on Wednesday and Keuka College was well represented.

Freshman Brad McKnight was named the North Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year and Second Team All-Conference. Sophomore libero Seth Welker was also named Second Team All-Conference.

McKnight led the Keuka College attack in his first season with the Wolves on his way to being named the first Rookie of the Year in program history. He finished the regular season with 195 kills, averaging 2.75 kills per set. He also hit 17 aces and added 90 digs and 21 blocks. McKnight ranks eighth in the conference in kills and ranks in the top 15 with a .202 hitting percentage. The freshman currently sits in ninth on the single-season kills list at Keuka College.

While McKnight led the offense for the Wolves, Seth Welker anchored the defense for the Green and Gold. The sophomore led Keuka and ranked fourth in the conference with 228 digs this season. His 2.75 digs per set was second best in the NEAC. Welker enters the postseason with the fifth most digs in a season in program history.

The Keuka College Men's Volleyball team finished in fourth place in the North Eastern Athletic Conference, qualifying for the postseason. The Green and Gold will travel to Lancaster Bible College on Saturday to face the top-seeded Chargers in the NEAC Semi-Finals.