Off the Block announces Charleston All-Decade Starting Lineup

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Some of the best players in Charleston’s program history are capping off the decade with a college men’s volleyball honor.

Off the Block announced on Monday the seven players selected to the Charleston All-Decade Starting Lineup presented by Off the Block.

The All-Decade Starting Lineup recognizes the best players to compete with a team since 2010. Similar to the starting lineup for a match, the All-Decade honor is comprised of a setter, opposite and libero along with two outside attackers and middle attackers.

The Off the Block staff determined the All-Decade Starting Lineup using a variety of factors including career statistical performance and the team’s overall success when a player was a member of the program.

This is also part of a series from Off the Block to celebrate the end of the decade in college men’s volleyball. Off the Block throughout the rest of 2019 will release an All-Decade Starting Lineup for every NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball team.


Charleston started its men’s volleyball program in 2015 and after a year of competing as an independent joined the EIVA. Among the Golden Eagles’ top seasons occurred in 2018 when they won a program record 16 matches and were among the teams receiving votes in the season’s final Off the Block Division II National Coaches Poll.

Off the Block is a national award winning website that was established in 2011 and is the nation’s leader in college men’s volleyball.

Charleston All-Decade Starting Lineup presented by Off the Block

Setter: Anthony Rivera
Opposite: Rajahl Moxey
Outside attacker: Ryan Santos
Outside attacker: Max Senica
Middle attacker: Adriel Roberts
Middle attacker: Eugene Stuart
Libero: Darrin DePellegrini

Darrin DePellegrini (2015-18)
Awards and honors:
DePellegrini in back-to-back seasons finished in the nation’s top 10 for digs per game average and set the Charleston single-season record in 2018 averaging 2.51 digs per game. The libero as a senior had double-digit kills in nine matches — including having the most digs in a single match throughout the NCAA that season with 25 digs in a victory against Limestone. DePellegrini in 2017 also was sixth in the nation and second in the EIVA with a 2.48 kills per game average.

Rajahl Moxey (2015-18)
Awards and honors:
2015 Off the Block All-Independent Team
Moxey led the Golden Eagles in kills for each of his first two seasons, including having a career-best 2.68 kills per game average during the program’s inaugural season. The opposite had double-digit kills in 15 matches throughout his college career. Among his top performances featured both a career-high 18 kills and 11 digs against Charleston’s in-state rival Alderson Broaddus in 2017.

Anthony Rivera (2015-18)
Awards and honors:
Rivera as a senior set the program’s single-season record with an 8.65 assists per game average. This was the second consecutive season that the four-year starting setter averaged more than 8.00 assists per game. Rivera also led the Golden Eagles in aces during two seasons, including having a career-best 24 aces as a freshman in 2015.

Adriel Roberts (2018 – present)
Awards and honors:
2019 All-EIVA Honorable Mention; 2019 Off the Block All-World Team
Roberts in his first season with Charleston broke the program’s single-season record for blocks and then broke the record again last season with 101 blocks. The middle attacker ended the 2019 season in the nation’s top 20 with a 1.02 blocks per game average, including having a season-high seven blocks in a four-game victory against Harvard in March. Along with his defensive performance in 2019, Roberts was fourth in the EIVA with a .334 attack percentage and hit at least .500 in five EIVA matches.

Ryan Santos (2015-18)
Awards and honors:
Santos in 2017 set the program’s single-season record and was in the top 10 of the EIVA with a 3.02 kills per game average. The four-year starter had double-digit kills in 32 matches during his college career. Santos also had both a team-high 13 kills and five aces as Charleston upset Princeton in 2018 to win its first EIVA match in program history. Along with his offensive performance, Santos had at least 100 digs in each of his final two seasons.

Max Senica (2018 – present)
Awards and honors:
2018 Second-Team All-EIVA; 2019 Off the Block All-World Team
Senica as a freshman was in the top 15 of the EIVA averaging both 2.45 kills per game and 1.70 digs per game. The outside attacker during that season had double-digit kills in six conference matches, including both a team-high 14 kills and 10 digs in a victory against St. Francis. Senica also ended last season in the top 10 of the EIVA with a 1.54 digs per game average and added a 2.25 kills per game average. Highlighting his performances in 2019 was a season-high 19 kills on a .500 attack percentage and 10 digs in a non-conference victory against King.

Eugene Stuart (2016-19)
Awards and honors:
Stuart had at least 70 blocks in each of his final three seasons with the Golden Eagles. He also finished his senior season seventh in the EIVA with a 1.00 blocks per game average. The middle attacker had more than 125 kills in all four seasons at Charleston and had a career-best .310 attack percentage in 2018. Stuart during that season had a combined 20 kills while hitting .500 in a two-match series sweep against Princeton for Charleston’s first EIVA victories in program history.