Byrne, Fecci Selected as September Rookies of the Month

Byrne, Fecci Selected as September Rookies of the Month

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Volleyball and men’s soccer are represented as the Pepsi/SAAC Rookies of the month for September as Erin Byrne (San Diego, Calif. / Scripps Ranch) and Nick Fecci (Point Pleasant, N.J. / Point Pleasant) have been selected.

Byrne helped the Crusaders to an 18-4 record this season and has appeared in 73 of 77 sets while leading the team in kills 230 (3.15 kps) and 49 service aces.

Byrne has a .237 attack percentage, 176 digs (2.41 dps), 42 total blocks and has recorded eight doubles-doubles (kills/digs) this year.

In the Old Friends Crossover against Elizabethtown and Messiah, Byrne registered career-bests in kills (18) and digs (16).

Byrne and SU host the first Landmark Conference Round Robin tournament this weekend.

Fecci has played in all nine matches for the Orange & Maroon, making his first career start against Landmark Conference opponent Moravian last Saturday (W, 2-0).

The freshman has scored three goals – second-most on the team-- including the game winner against PSU-Altoona on September 7.

Fecci has six points in 2013, tied for second on the team, and has helped SU to a 5-3-1, 1-1-0 mark this year.

Fecci and SU travel to Drew for a Landmark Conference match on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.