Thiel College senior named all-conference in men’s volleyball

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College senior outside hitter Mitch Patterson ’20, of Canonsburg, Pa., was named to the All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference first team on Tuesday.

 The AMCC all-conference teams were determined by a vote of the league's head coaches.
 
Patterson, a 2016 graduate of Canon-McMillan High School and a business administration major, led the conference with an average of 4.16 kills per set in 2020. He finished fifth in the league with a total of 179 kills. Patterson owned a .226 hitting percentage while recording 57 digs and 12 blocks.
 
Patterson was also an All-AMCC first-team selection in 2019 after the Tomcats won their first conference title. He tallied his 1,000th career kill in a 3-0 win over D'Youville on Feb. 26 and ranks second in program history in the category (1,059).

He has also been on the Dean’s List twice.

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Thiel College is a private liberal arts institution founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 25 varsity sports, and a 10:1 student-faculty ratio to more than 900 students. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation as it celebrates 150 years.