All-EIVA Saint Francis senior Fisher to return for 2021 season

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A three-time All-EIVA selection who is among the kills leaders in Saint Francis program history will be back for one more season.

Coach Mike Rumbaugh informed Off the Block that senior outside attacker Michael Fisher has opted to return for the 2021 season.

The NCAA granted men’s volleyball players an extra year of eligibility after the remainder of the 2020 season was canceled in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. This eligibility ruling, which applied to all student-athletes in spring sports, resulted in seniors being able to come back in 2021.

Fisher led the EIVA and was 10th in the nation with a 3.92 kills per game average last season. The First-Team All-EIVA outside attacker had double-digit kills in all but two matches, including a season-high 29 kills on a .537 attack percentage in a season-opening upset victory against Stanford.

Fisher with 968 career kills will enter the 2021 season 14 kills away from moving into the top five for career kills in the Red Flash program history.

Saint Francis was in sixth place in the EIVA at the time the 2020 season was canceled. The Red Flash also was attempting to reach the four-team conference tournament for the fourth time in the last five years.