York County products Dillon Hildebrand, Brandon Arentz earn all-conference recognition
- Red Lion grad Dillon Hildebrand is the AMCC Men's Volleyball Co-Player of the Year.
- Northeastern grad Brandon Arentz is an All-AMCC first-team selection.
Two former York County volleyball standouts have earned major honors from the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.
Red Lion High School graduate Dillon Hildebrand has been named the AMCC Men's Volleyball Co-Player of the Year. The Penn State Behrend sophomore was also named to the All-AMCC First Team.
Also named to the first team was Northeastern High School graduate Brandon Arentz, who is a sophomore at Penn State Altoona.
Hildebrand, a 6-foot outside hitter, is the second player of the year in Behrend's program history. Hildebrand was a second-team selection a year ago.
This season, Hildebrand led the AMCC in kills (310) and was second in kills per set (3.48). He also ranked third in total aces (25) and 12th in digs (161). Hildebrand registered double-digit kills in 18 matches and tallied five double-doubles, including a season-high 23 kills and 11 digs against St. John Fisher.
Hildebrand helped the Erie school to a 14-11 overall record.
The 6-2 Arentz changed positions in midseason, moving from outside hitter to the team's starting libero. He excelled in his new role, leading the AMCC in digs (295) while ranking second in digs per set (2.89). He was also seventh in the conference in assists (74), ninth in assists per set (0.73), 12th in solo blocks (nine), 15th in service aces (14) and 20th in kills (104).
In NCAA Division III, Arentz is 18th individually in digs per set. He set a Penn State Altoona single-match record for aces on Feb. 17 against the College of Saint Elizabeth, when he recorded seven service aces.
Arentz was a second-team All-North Eastern Athletic Conference pick at the conclusion of the 2018 regular season. Last year, he was voted the AMCC's Newcomer of the Year while also taking first-team All-AMCC honors.
Arentz helped Altoona to a 16-13 record.