Shorts Named to All-ECAC First Team, Ellis Honorable Mention

Shorts Named to All-ECAC First Team, Ellis Honorable Mention

DANBURY, Conn. - The 2016 ECAC Division III Men's Volleyball Rookie of the Year, Stevenson men's volleyball sophomore Landon Shorts was named to the 2017 All-ECAC First Team while senior Nate Ellis earned honorable mention honors announced Friday.

Both Shorts and Ellis were named to the 2017 All-Continental Volleyball Conference Team.

Shorts led the team and ranked second in the league with 400 kills while also ranking third in the conference with 3.64 kills per set. Shorts' program record 62 service aces also ranks first in the CVC this season, 21 more than the next player. He has total double digit kills 22 times this season, including totaling a career-best 20 kills, twice.

Ellis led the team and ranks second in the league with 110 total blocks. His 21 solo blocks ranks second in the CVC this season while his 89 block assists also ranks second. Ellis has totaled at least five total blocks nine times this season, including a season-high nine, twice.

The Mustangs advanced to their sixth consecutive CVC championship, falling in the semifinals versus Juniata.