Smallpage and Duncan named Sabres of the Month for February

March 4, 2019

Volleyball player and track studentSenior Jon Smallpage of Marian University men’s volleyball and junior Kadeesha Duncan of Marian University track and field have been named the Sabres of the Month for February.

Smallpage (Whitefish Bay, Wis.) dominated offensively for the Sabres leading Marian to a 6-3 record during February with a 4-2 mark coming in NACC play.  For the month, he posted 121 kills for a 4.17 kills per set average, while still hitting .211.  He also led the team with 11 service aces and was second on the squad with 28 total blocks, seven of which were solo blocks.  His final week of the season was especially strong as he was able to record 20 kills over four sets for a 5.0 kills per set average with a .474 hitting percentage.  He also had 24.0 points over the four sets for a 6.0 points per set average.  Against Loras, he was able to put up his second performance of more than 20 kills with 23 as the Sabres defeated the Duhawks in five sets.  On the season, Smallpage leads the NACC in kills per set and points per set ranking eighth in the nation with his 3.85 kills per set and sixth in the country with 4.69 points per set.

Duncan (Racine, Wis.) had a strong indoor track and field season for the Sabres leaving her mark in the record books in a couple of spots.  She opened her season at the Ripon Invite at the beginning of the month only competing in the 200-meter dash but she would clock in at 29.83, the fourth-fastest time in program history.  A couple of weekends later at the Panther Tune-Up, she ran a similar 200-meter time finishing in 29.86 and set a school record in the 400-meter after clocking in at 1:08.59.  That record wouldn’t last long, however, as the very next weekend at the NACC indoor championships she shaved off over a second from her time remarking the program record at 1:07.12, finishing in 11th.  She also earned a 16th place finish at the NACC indoor championships in the 200-meter after finishing in 29.85.

Marian University men’s volleyball hosts MSOE Wednesday, March 6 for a 7 p.m. first serve, while the Sabre track and field team opens their outdoor season Sunday, April 7 at the Carroll Private Colleges Meet.