A finalist for the Lloy Ball Award is switching schools.
Concordia-Irvine announced earlier this week that setter Oscar Fiorentino has transferred from Barton and will join the Eagles for the 2021 season.
Fiorentino ended last season with a nation-best 10.78 assists per game average and guided the Barton offense to the third-best attack percentage in the nation at .353. The Bulldogs hit at least .400 in five conference matches as they finished ConfCarolinas play undefeated in a shortened season because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The senior setter finished in third place in voting for the Lloy Ball Award, which is presented to the nation’s top setter in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball.
Along with his performance last season, Fiorentino helped lead the Bulldogs to the 2019 ConfCarolinas championship and a NCAA Tournament appearance. Barton that season was fourth in the nation with a .338 attack percentage as Fiorentino earned First-Team All-ConfCarolinas honors.
Fiorentino while at Concordia-Irvine will pursue his master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration.
Concordia-Irvine was ranked No. 13 in the national coaches poll and in fifth place in the MPSF when the 2020 season was canceled.