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FFCS graduate Nethaway honored by Sage

Miranda Nethaway

ALBANY – The Sage Colleges’ department of athletics recently announced the recipients of the department’s annual awards. Named the 2019-2020 Sage women’s volleyball Gator of the Year was graduate player Miranda Nethaway (Fonda-Fultonville).

“Miranda has been an integral member of the women’s volleyball team for the last three years. She made an immediate impact upon her arrival to Sage and has never stopped,” Sage head women’s volleyball coach Sandy Augstein-Collins said in a news release. “She has been a leader on and off the court. It has been a pleasure to have Miranda representing our women’s volleyball team and Sage during her time as a Gator. She has represented Sage well on the volleyball court, in the classroom, and in the community. Miranda being awarded our Gator of the Year award signifies her impact on our women’s volleyball program. I am so happy to name her as our Gator and I am thrilled for her to have this recognition. She is so well deserving of this award!”

As a member of the 2019 team, she capped the year with a selection to the Empire 8 honorable mention team as a hitter.

Nethaway racked up 182 kills with a 2.14 kills per set average. She added a team-best 58 total blocks (0.68 blocks per set) with a .214 attack percentage along with 217.5 points. She was ranked third in the Empire 8 with her 0.71 blocks per set average, while also ranking eighth with a .228 attack percentage and ninth in points, adding 2.67 points per set in 2019.

Nethaway arrived at Sage as a sophomore on the 2017 team, after transferring from Fulton-Montgomery Community College, where she was a Dean’s List student.

In her first season on the Sage volleyball court, she racked up 207 kills with 40 digs and 266.5 points. She played in all 32 matches in 111 sets with 10 setting assists, three aces and had an impressive 94 total blocks. Nethaway averaged 0.85 blocks per set in 2017 and led the team in points, total blocks and kills.

In 2018, Nethaway had an impressive year with the Gators and finished the season with a personal-best 200.0 points.

She had 140 kills with a 1.47 kills per set average and led the Gators in total blocks with 77. She also contributed 81 digs with 16 aces.

Overall in her time at Sage, Nethaway collected 529 career kills, which ranks 15th best at Sage. She also 229 career total blocks that stands fifth best.

She had 684.0 career points in 291 sets played over the course of 85 matches. She tallied 166 career digs and also finishes with a 1.82 career kills per set average that ranks 14th all-time at Sage.

Nethaway majored in law and society with psychology at Sage and earned Dean’s List acclaim before earning her undergraduate degree from Sage in 2019.

Nethaway is currently in the graduate school at Sage. She was also selected for the 2017-2018 and the 2018-2019 Empire 8 Presidents’ List. Nethaway is a two-time honoree as a member of Sage’s Athletic Honor Society.

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