2017 Oshkosh II Senior Salutes (4-5-17)
Alex Harty hails originally from Racine where he attended St. Catherine’s High School. As a freshman in 2014 he was the starting setter on the Titans’ Division III team where he earned All-WVC Division II All-Conference first team accolades and was a member of the WVC State Championship all-tournament team.
The last three years he has been a member of the UW-Oshkosh Division II team. In 2016 Alex was a WVC Division II first-team all-conference performer, a member of the WVC State Championship all-tournament team and the conference libero of the year. In 2017 he serves as the team captain as he battles back from knee surgery.
Alex was a player on the Titans NCVF Division III national runner-up team in 2015 and the WVC regular season and state championship squads in 2015 and 2016. This year Alex helped the Titans to a perfect 16-0 in WVC Division II play.
“I couldn’t imagine my life without UW-Oshkosh volleyball and I feel extremely blessed to have been able to be a part of it.”
Mitch Lahmann came to UW-Oshkosh from Wauwatosa West High School and has played all five years with the Titans on the Division II team. He was a member of the Titans’ NCVF Division III national championship team in 2014 where he earned honorable mention All-American honors.
Individually in the Wisconsin Volleyball Conference he has been an honorable mention selection in 2014 and 2016 and has been a team captain in 2014, 2016 and 2017.
Every year that Mitch has been on the team the Titans have won the WVC Division II regular season and state championship titles, a span of five seasons.
Mitch will graduate this spring with a degree in human services and was a member of the dean’s list last year.
“UW-Oshkosh volleyball has been a second family and home to me for the past six years. I will always cherish the moments I have shared with everyone involved.”
Adam Landgraf hails from Kenosha where he attended Kenosha Tremper High School. In 2014, Adam was a key ingredient in the Titans first national championship in its current string of three straight NCVF Division I national titles.
As a member of the Titans Division II team in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017, Adam has piled up plenty of accolades. He was named a NCVF Division III First Team All-American in 2015 leading the Titans to a runner-up national finish. WVC achievements includes being selected as an honorable mention performer in 2013 and a first team honoree in 2015 and 2016. Last year, he was the WVC Division II most valuable player. All four years Adam has been on the Titans Division II team they have went on to win the WVC Division II regular season and next weekend they will go for their ninth straight state championship. Adam was named the 2013, 2015 and 2016 WVC State Championship most valuable player.
As a member of the WVC Division I Titans in 2014 he helped the Titans to the Midwest Ten Conference regular season and tournament championships and the WVC regular season title. Earlier the year he became the first UW-Oshkosh Division II player to be named to the all-tournament team at the Las Vegas Open.
This year, Adam is UW-Oshkosh’s nominee for the Wisconsin Volleyball Conference Leif Storvik Award.
Adam has been the Division II team captain the last three seasons and will graduate in May with degrees in accounting and finance.
“Playing at UW-Oshkosh has allowed me to play volleyball at a highly competitive level, while enjoying life as a college student.”
Tony Mack came to UW-Oshkosh after playing one year at Cardinal Stritch University and after playing his prep career at Muskego High School. Tony was a member of the Titans Division I national championship team in 2015 and has been on the Titans Division II team the past two seasons.
Tony was a NCVF Division III honorable mention All-American and WVC Division II All-Conference First Team selection last season.
Tony was a member of the Division I Midwest Ten Conference regular season and tournament championship team and the WVC regular season and state championship team in 2015. Earlier this year the Titans went undefeated in the WVC Division II regular season to win the championship for the 15th straight season.
Tony has been a member of the Dean’s List every semester he has been in college. He is a 2017 WVC Scholar Athlete of the Year nominee and will graduate in the spring with a degree in biology with an emphasis in healthcare science. He currently has a grade point average of 3.85.
“UW-Oshkosh volleyball has reinforced values like teamwork, dedication, and passion that will extend to my future goals as a medical professional.”
Braeden Melton originates from Beloit where he attended Beloit Memorial High School. After helping the Division III team to unprecedented heights his first two seasons, Braeden has been a key ingredient on the UW-Oshkosh Division II team the last three seasons.
Braeden was named a 2014, 2015 and 2016 WVC Division II honorable mention selection and a 2015 NCVF Division III honorable mention All-America when he helped the Titans to a national runner-up finish. Inn 2015 and 2016 he was also named to the WVC Division II State Championship all-tournament team.
As a member of the Division II team, the Titans have won the 2015, 2016 and 2017 WVC Division II regular season title and won the last two WVC state championships. In 2014 Braeden was the team captain of the Division III squad.
Braeden will graduate in the spring with a degree in English and was a member of the 2016 spring honor roll.
“There are not enough words to explain how grateful I am to have been a part of UW-Oshkosh volleyball.”
Sam Moua hails from just up the road in Appleton and attended Appleton North High School. Sam has been a member of the Titans Division II team in 2014, 2015 and 2017 and the Division I team in 2016.
As an individual in the UW-Oshkosh program Sam has racked up quite the list of accolades wearing a Titans uniform. Competing in the WVC Division II he was named honorable mention all-conference in 2014 and then first-team in 2015. Both years he was named the WVC Division II libero of the year. In 2014 and 2015 he was named both a NCVF Division III first team All-American and the National Libero of the Year.
In 2014, 2015 and 2017 the Titans won the WVC Division II regular season title and in 2014 and 2015 the WVC State Championship. In 2016 the Division I Titans won the WVC regular season and State Championship. Sam was a member of the NCVF Division III national championship team in 2014, a second place finisher in 2015 and the starting libero for the Division I team as they went on to win its third straight NCVF Division I national title last season. Last year Sam led the WVC in digs per set.
Sam will graduate with a degree in human service leadership and counseling and was a member of the dean’s list in the spring and fall semester in 2016.
“One day you are seventeen and planning for some day and then quietly and without ever really noticing some day is today, and then some day is yesterday. That is life. I have always said, college is a home away from home and that is what Titans volleyball has given me these past four years. It has been an honor, a privilege and a humbling experience to wear UW-Oshkosh across my chest. To my fellow seniors: Together we have experienced life, separately we will pursue our dreams; but forever our memories will remain. Thank you UW-Oshkosh volleyball for everything.”
Michael Starzec came to become a Titan from Buffalo Grove, Illinois and attended Buffalo Grove High School. Michael has been a member of two national championship teams, winning the 2014 NCVF Division III national title and the 2015 NCVF Division I crown.
In 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017 Mike helped the Titans to the WVC Division II regular season conference title, a title they have won 15 straight years. In 2013, 2014 and 2016 the Titans also won the WVC Division II state championship. In 2016 Mike was named a NCVF Division III honorable mention All-American and a WVC Division II first-team all-conference player.
In 2014, 2015 and 2016 Mike was the team’s vice president and allocations officer. In 2016 he was a team captain.
Mike will graduate in May with degrees in accounting and finance.
“Until you decide what something means, it has no meaning at all. You individually determine what something means. What UW-Oshkosh volleyball means to me is life long memories that have made my college experience unforgettable.”
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