Sabre frontcourt duo nets All-NACC accolades

February 22, 2017

WAUKESHA, Wis. – The Marian University men’s basketball frontcourt duo of junior Alex Manhardt and freshman Will Polczynski have been named All-NACC.

Manhardt (West Bend, Wis.) had another big year down low for the Sabres and recorded six double-doubles on the season and was named second-team All-NACC.  The junior led the Sabres in scoring for most of the year with 14.5 points per game and ranked fourth in the NACC with 8.4 rebounds per game.  Manhardt also showed his prowess for the ball down low ranking fifth in the NACC with 1.48 blocks per game.  At the charity stripe, he ranked second for free throw attempts (143) and free throws made (95).

In his first season, Polczynski (New Berlin, Wis.) started in 17 games for the Sabres averaging 6.6 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game, while also shooting 50-percent from the field to earn himself a spot on the All-NACC Freshman team.  Polczynski ranked second on the team with nine blocks and also nabbed 15 steals on the season.  One of his best performances came at Wisconsin Lutheran with the freshman scored 19 points and grabbed five rebounds with three steals.

The full release from the NACC and the full All-NACC teams can be viewed at

Marian University was founded in 1936 by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes in Fond du Lac, Wis. The institution has one of the lowest student-faculty ratios in the state and strives to live its core values as a community committed to learning, dedicated to service and social justice and joined together by spiritual traditions. Marian offers undergraduate, adult, master’s and doctoral degree programs at its main campus and in facilities throughout Wisconsin.