Rochester, NY- The 2018 all-conference awards were announced on Friday for the Empire 8 Conference in men's tennis. The Sage Colleges' men's sophomore Tyler Schnaible (Ballston Lake, NY/Shenendehowa) was named to the 2018 Empire 8 Sportsman of The Year team.
For Schnaible, the selection to the Sportsmen Team is his second of the year having also earned the same honor last month as a member of Sage's men's volleyball team. In men's tennis, he joined the Gator lineup after wrapping his time with the Sage volleyball team in mid-April. In tennis, he posted an impressive 3-2 mark while playing at No. 2 singles for the Gators. He added a 2-0 effort in singles, in Empire 8 play and added a 2-3 record in doubles action playing at both the No. 1 and No. 2 spot in the doubles' ladder.
On the volleyball court, Schnaible added 57 kills on the 2018 season and boasted a .274 attack percentage on the season. He added 26 total blocks with 81.5 points in 57 sets played in 22 matches for the Gators. A two-year letterwinner, he is also a member of Sage's men's golf team and the men's tennis team at Sage.
In men's golf, he also played in every single golf match for the Gators over the course of the fall and spring seasons, while also finishing as the team's second leading scorer at every meet. He also was tapped to attend the NCAA Leadership Forum in October in Washington, DC. An accomplished student-athlete, he is also very active on campus and is involved with the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.).
In addition to the yearly awards and all-conference teams, one member of each team was named that institution's representative on the 2018 Men's Tennis Sportsman of the Year Team. Empire 8 emphasizes that "Competing with Honor and Integrity" is an essential component of a student-athlete's experience in conjunction with an institution's educational mission. These honorees have distinguished themselves and consistently exhibit the critical traits as outstanding sportsmen.