The EIVA announced its regular-season awards Monday and six Penn State players have been honored.
Leading the way is redshirt senior outside hitter Joe Sunder, who was selected as the Uvaldo Acosta Memorial Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. Sunder was also selected to the All-EIVA first team.
Sunder concluded the regular season in the top ten in several EIVA statistical categories.
He was second in hitting percentage (.333) tenth in digs (153) and digs per set (1.80). He was seventh in kills (297) and fourth in kills per set (3.49).
And most importantly, Sunder led Penn State to a perfect 14-0 regular season conference record.
There were three other Nittany Lions to join Sunder on the first team. Freshman middle hitter Aaron Russell, redshirt freshman libero Connor Curry and redshirt senior setter Edgardo Goas also were selected.
Junior middle hitter Nick Turko and redshirt freshman opposite Nick Goodell were named to the All-EIVA second team.
The Lions will begin defense of their EIVA championship this Thursday when they host Princeton in Rec Hall at 7:30.