Sophomore Aaron Porter was the lone Cougar to earn first team All-MAMVIC honors
Sophomore Aaron Porter was the lone Cougar to earn first team All-MAMVIC honors
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Clarke University
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Saint Xavier
Men's Volleyball - Mon, Apr. 4, 2011

Adrian, Mich. - Despite having three of its players recognized on the Mid-America Men's Volleyball Intercollegiate Conference (MAMVIC) Eastern Division all-conference squad, the Saint Xavier University men's volleyball team was eliminated in first round action of the MAMVIC East Tournament Friday in Adrian, Mich., and ended its 2011 season with a 7-19 record. The No. 5 seeded Cougars (7-19 overall) fell to No. 4 seed Clarke University (Iowa) in the late afternoon match in three straight sets by scores of 25-18, 25-22 and 25-18. After the tournament, SXU had sophomore outside hitter Aaron Porter (Woodridge, Ill./Downers Grove South) earn a spot on the first team of the All-MAMVIC East team, while freshman right side hitter Evan Muys (Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg) and freshman setter Kevin Maxwell (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) claimed honorable mention recognition.

In Friday's loss to Clarke, freshman outside hitter Justin Cousin (Oak Park, Ill./Oak Park-River Forest) finished with eight kills and a block assist to pace the Cougars. Muys was tough defensively totaling 11 digs in the match, while Maxwell posted 20 set assists. Porter finished with three kills and seven digs for SXU.

Saint Xavier finished just its second season with a 7-19 overall record and claimed fifth place in the eight-team Eastern Division of the MAMVIC with a 6-8 mark. The Cougars added three more victories to their record from last year's debut season.