Avery Farabaugh, Jared Kish voted to All-AMCC Team

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Five members of the Penn State Altoona women’s volleyball program picked up postseason honors from the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, as the league announced its all-conference team and other postseason awards on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

Lions head coach Jamie McGreal was voted the AMCC’s Coach of the Year, and outside hitter Lia Simanski, of Altoona, was selected the conference’s Newcomer of the Year. Penn State Altoona also got four student-athletes on the all-conference list, as libero Anna Batrus, of Altoona, was a first-team All-AMCC selection, outside hitter Lacee Barnhart, of Bellefonte, and Simanski were both second-team picks, and middle Makenna Port, of Bellefonte, earned third-team recognition.

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NORTH BOSTON, N.Y. — Penn State Altoona student-athletes Avery Farabaugh, of Ebensburg, and Jared Kish, of Columbus, Ohio, were voted to the third team of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s men’s volleyball all-conference team.

Farabaugh and Kish, both outside/middles, enjoyed strong seasons for the Penn State Altoona men’s volleyball team this season.

Farabaugh stepped into a starting role for the Lions in his second year with the program and became one of the most productive players in the AMCC, while playing in 23 of Penn State Altoona’s 24 matches. Among all players in the conference, Farabaugh ranked seventh in kills (230) and points (273.5), eighth in solo blocks (15), 10th in kills per set (2.64), 11th in points per set (3.1), 21st in service aces (19) and total blocks (34), 29th in blocks per set (0.39), 30th in aces per set (0.22), 32nd in digs (130), 33rd in block assists (19), 34th in hitting percentage (.115), and 43rd in digs per set (1.49).

This is Farabaugh’s first career AMCC all-conference recognition.

Kish continued his impressive career for the Penn State Altoona men’s volleyball program while taking on a different role, shifting to the outside for much of his time on the court after primarily being a middle in his first two seasons. After playing in all 24 matches and 90 sets for the Lions this season, Kish ranked 11th in the AMCC in kills (206), 13th in kills per set (2.29), 16th in points (236.0) and points per set (2.6), 20th in solo blocks (10), 33rd in total blocks (28) and hitting percentage (.115), 34th in digs (128), 37th in block assists (18), 46th in blocks per set (0.31), 47th in service aces (11), and 49th in digs per set (1.42).

This is Kish’s first career selection to an AMCC all-conference team.

Penn State Altoona men’s volleyball went 5-19 overall this season, including a 5-8 record within the AMCC.