Press Box


MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Â“ The Northern Michigan University menâ€Â™s basketball team announces its individual team awards for the 2005-06season.  Marco Volcy picked up three awards at the teamâ€Â™s banquet which washeld on April 20.  Jake Suardini picked up two awards while Ricky Volcy andWill Washington were selected for one each.



R. Volcy was named the MVP of the team.  He led the Wildcatsin scoring (572 points, 20.4 ppg), assists (94), blocks (71) and steals (40).  Thisyear, he was named to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference(GLIAC) North Division All-Conference First Team.



M. Volcy was named the recipient of the Top Defender,Rebound Leader and the Kip Taylor Leadership and Courage Awards.  He led theWildcats in rebounds with 223 (8.0 rpg) and was second in the scoring columnwith a little more than 11 points a game (11.1 ppg).  M. Volcy was asecond-team selection to the GLIAC North Division All-Conference Team and was amember of the all-defensive team.


Suardini with his .875 percent at the charity stripe wasnamed the recipient of the Best Free Throw Percent Award.  He also waspresented with the Sixth Man Award.  He appeared in all 28 games for the seasonand averaged 3.4 ppg.


Washington was given the Top Newcomer Award.  The juniorcollege transfer was third on the team in points with 305 (10.9 ppg). 





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Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director