UNION, N.J. (4/12/18) - Ian Capp has been named the Continental Volleyball Conference Setter of the Year, while Head Coach Charlie Ginex earns CVC Coach of the Year honors as the Kean University men's volleyball team placed three Cougars on the first-team. Capp has been selected to the first team along with teammates Shayron Taylor and Jared Warner.
Capp totaled 331 assists, 50 digs, 31 kills and 23 aces in 11 conference matches as he earns his first all-conference selection of his career. The sophomore setter ranked first in aces, first in aces per set (0.64), fourth in assists per set (9.19) and sixth in total assists.
Taylor totaled 75 kills, 30 blocks, 17 digs and 13 solo blocks in 12 conference matches as he makes his second all-conference appearance and his first selection on the first team. The senior middle blocker led the CVC in hitting percentage (.496), while ranking second in solo blocks, sixth in blocks per set (0.86) and seventh in total blocks. Taylor was named to the Skyline All-Conference second team last season.
Warner finished with 59 kills, 34 blocks, 30 solo blocks and 23 digs in 10 conference matches as he makes his second all-conference appearance on the first team. The senior middle blocker ranked second in hitting percentage (.445), second in blocks per set (1.03), fifth in block assists and sixth in total blocks. Warner was named to the Skyline All-Conference first team last season.
Ginex guided the nationally-ranked Cougars to a regular season championship with 12 CVC victories, including winning the last 11 matches all in the first year of active membership in the CVC. Kean went undefeated in conference play for the months of March and April, while securing the top overall seed in the upcoming CVC tournament this weekend. This is Ginex's fourth Coach of the Year honor after he was named the Skyline Conference Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2015, while being tabbed the ECAC South Coach of the Year in 2017.