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Falcone Officially Leads Nation In Blocks Per Game

Falcone Officially Leads Nation In Blocks Per Game Springfield, Mass. - May 18, 2010 - Freshman Greg Falcone has finished first in the NCAA in blocks per game among Division I, II, and III institutions for the 2010 men's volleyball season.

Since Springfield plays in the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Assosication (EIVA), a conference made up of primarily Division I and II programs, the Pride is ranked statistically among Division I and II schools, despite being a Division III institution.

Falcone finished his first season with 188 total blocks in 113 games, averaging 1.66 blocks per set. He edged out Futi Tavana from BYU, who posted 151 blocks in 93 games for the Cougars, averaging 1.62 per game.

The first-year from Lindenhurst, N.Y. shattered several Springfield single-season blocking records this season. Falcone now owns the program single-season record for block assists (169), total blocks (188), and blocks per game (1.66) The previous marks were all established by former three-time All-American Andy Sipe during his 2007 season. That year, Sipe posted 136 block assists, 163 total blocks, and averaged 1.65 blocks per game.

Other than Falcone, the next-best blocker in Division III was Tyler Frings from Carthage College. Frings finished his sophomore season with 122 total blocks in 80 games, averaging 1.53 per set.

As a team, Springfield finished as the third-best blocking team in the country with 3.35 blocks per set, behind BYU and Lewis.

Falcone becomes the first Springfield College student-athlete to lead the NCAA in a statistical category since Chris Sharpe led the country in points per game, touchdowns scored, and rushing yards per game in his historic 2006 junior campaign.

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