Albany, NY – The Sage College's department of athletics gathered to recognize and honor the outstanding performances of the 2013-2014 year with the naming of the athletic award winners for the 15 varsity athletic teams. In addition to awarding the Gator Award, for the Most Outstanding Player, the department also named the 2013-2014 Female and Male Athletes of the Year as well as the ECAC Merit Medal and the Dean Sharon Robinson Senior Male and Female Scholar-Athletes of the Year. Senior men's volleyball captain, Dylan Krowicki (Little Falls, NY/Little Falls) was named the Gator Award winner in men's volleyball, while earning acclaim as the Male Dean Robinson Scholar-Athlete recipient.
Additionally, Krowicki was named to The Sage College's Intercollegiate Athletic Honor Society, which recognizes junior, senior, or graduate level student-athletes, that have maintained a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.3 or better and have participated as a member of a varsity team for at least two seasons. He was a two-time honoree for his efforts in the classroom at Sage.
Head Men's Volleyball Coach Jimmy Pompeo said of Krowicki, "Dylan has been a great source of inspiration for the team both on and off the court and his contributions to the men's volleyball program will never be forgotten." Pompeo continued, "He has a bright future ahead of him, and I know he will be a highly successful person in every sense of the word. As a first-year coach, you could not ask for a better team leader and with his help, our team grew and learned tremendously. I personally would like to thank him for his participation in Sage's men's volleyball program and for making me personally feel much more at home and comfortable as a new coach."
Over the course of the 2014 season, Krowicki earned numerous awards and acclaim. Most recently he was named to the 2014 Skyline Conference All-Star First Team. He was cited as the Skyline Conference Co-Player of the Week for his play on March 31 and the ECAC Division III South Co-Player of the Week on April 1. He wraps his stellar career having excelled for Sage's men's volleyball program both on the court and in the classroom.
Krowicki caps his career as the all-time point leader with 1,212.5 points, while ranking first in kills with 1,044. For the year, he led Sage with his 352 kills, while adding a .252 hitting percentage. He had 19 aces with 205 digs and a .969 reception percentage. He also added 401 points in the year to lead Sage. He had 41 total blocks in 26 matches played and started. He ranks nationally in the latest NCAA Division III statistics as of April 14. He is No. 7 in points per set (4.61), while ranking No. 8 in kills per set average (4.05), and No. 32 in digs per set (3.26). He was also ranked No. 77 in hitting percentage with a .252 average, which led Sage and ranked ninth in the league.
He capped his career with a Sage single-match record for most kills in a match as he had 26 kills and on Senior Night in a five-set loss to College of Mt. St. Vincent. Over the course of the 2014 campaign, he surpassed 20 kills on five occasions, while racking up six double-doubles. He added a .969 reception percentage as well with a number of Sage career marks to his credit.
Over the course of the 2014 season, he was named to the Skyline Conference Honor Roll once (2/10/14), while also earning a spot on the Endicott College All-Tournament Team.
At Sage, he also excelled in the classroom, earning a selection as the 2012 Skyline Men's Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year after earning placement on the Skyline Scholar-Athlete Team and Sage's All-Academic Team. He was named to the inaugural Sage Scholar-Athlete Team for his efforts in the Fall of 2012 in the classroom. He was placed on the Sage Scholar-Athlete Team again for the Spring of 2013 and the Fall of 2013, while earning five Dean's List citations at Sage. He is a member of the Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society and is a candidate for the 2014 CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America Team after earning the Dean Sharon Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award as the senior male student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average. He is majoring in pre-medicine at Sage and has a 3.891 cumulative grade point average as well.