Central York grad Hayden Wagner caps strong junior season with all-conference honors

  • Hayden Wagner is a former volleyball standout at Central York High School.
  • Wagner is a 6-foot, 6-inch junior opposite hitter for George Mason University.
  • Wagner was named to the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association First Team.
Hayden Wagner

In a season packed with personal accolades, Central York High School graduate Hayden Wagner has added his biggest honor yet.

The George Mason University junior has been named to the 2019 Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) All-Conference First Team.

The 6-foot, 6-inch opposite hitter put together one of the most impressive junior campaigns in school history. He earned four EIVA Offensive Player of the Week awards, setting a program record for the most weekly honors in a season.

He led the NCAA Division I conference in kills per set (4.31) and ranked second in total kills (362). He has compiled 22 double-digit kill performances this season, including 20 straight. His 713 career kills put him 11th all-time in the rally-scoring era.

It's the second-straight season that Wagner has earned All-EIVA First Team honors.
Wagner helped Mason finish the regular season at 17-8 overall, including a 10-4 conference mark. The Patriots earned the No. 2 seed in the EIVA Tournament, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday. The Patriots will meet No. 3 Penn State at 5 p.m. Thursday at Dillon Gym in Princeton, New Jersey.



West York's Hoffman recognized: West York High School graduate Luke Hoffman has been named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week.

The Kutztown sophomore posted an NCAA Division II-provisional mark in the discus on Saturday at the Bison Outdoor Classic. His throw of 180 feet was a personal best and improved on his school-record mark of 174-0, earned last season.

Hoffman finished fourth out of a field of 46 on Saturday in the discus. He sits at No. 6 in NCAA D-II in the event.

York attack Pfeiffer on Team of Week: York College senior attack Thomas Pfeiffer has earned a spot on the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association NCAA Division III Team of the Week.

Pfeiffer started his week with a school-record tying seven goals and one assist to lead York to a win vs. Frostburg State. Pfeiffer added three goals and an assist on Saturday in a win win at Southern Virginia. Pfeiffer leads the Spartans in scoring with 62 points on 40 goals and 22 assists.

Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdispatch.com.