AVCA Men's All-America Awards

 

Division I-II All-Americans | Division III All-Americans | NAIA All-Americans

 

2014 AVCA MEN'S DIVISION I-II ALL-AMERICA TEAMS 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 24, 2014) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce its 24th annual AVCA Division I-II Men's All-America Teams. The awards will be presented at the NCAA Men's Volleyball Championship Banquet on the campus of Loyola-Chicago on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Stanford leads the way placing three athletes in the All-American teams.  Lewis, Pepperdine, UC Irvine and USC each have two players earn AVCA All-American honors.

Highlighting this year's class with four consecutive AVCA All-American recognitions is BYU's Taylor Sander, who was an AVCA Second-Team All-American in 2011 then went on to make the first team for three consecutive seasons. UC Irvine's Michael Brinkley, Stanford's Brian Cook, Long Beach State's Taylor Crabb and UCLA's Gonzalo Quiroga are the others to repeat as AVCA First-Team All-Americans. USC's Micah Christenson and Henry Cassiday, Lewis' Geoff Powell and BJ Boldog, Stanford's Steven Irvin and Pepperdine's Matt West are the others who have garnered All-American honors a previous year.


The 2014 selections were made by the AVCA Division I-II Men's Volleyball All-America Committee: chairperson Mark Pavlik (Penn State); Brian Baise (Harvard); Sam Shweisky (Princeton); Wes Schneider (Cal Baptist); Kevin Ring (UC San Diego); John Kosty (Stanford); Pete Hanson (Ohio State), Dan Friend (Lewis); Jeremy Price (Grand Canyon); David Heller (Mount Olive).

 

AVCA Division I-II Men's First-Team All-America    

 

Player

Institution

Pos.

Year

Height

Hometown

Taylor Averill

University of Hawai'i

MB

RS- Jr.

6'7

San Jose, CA

Michael Brinkley*

UC Irvine

L

Jr.

5'10

Huntington Beach, CA

Micah Christenson%

University of Southern California

S

Jr.

6'6

Honolulu, HI

Brian Cook*

Stanford University

OH

Sr.

6'5

Santa Cruz, CA

Taylor Crabb*

Long Beach State University

OH

Sr.

6'0

Honolulu, HI

Thomas Jaeschke

Loyola University Chicago

OH

So.

6'6

Wheaton, IL

Geoff Powell+

Lewis University

OH

RS- Jr.

6'4

Claremont, CA

Gonzalo Quiroga*

UCLA

OH

Sr.

6'4

San Juan, Argentina

Aaron Russell

Penn State University

OH

Jr.

6'9

Ellicott City, MD

Taylor Sander!^*

Brigham Young University

OH

Sr.

6'4

Huntington Beach, CA


 

AVCA Division I-II Men's Second-Team All-America 

 

Player

Institution

Position

Year

Height

Hometown

BJ Boldog%+

Lewis University

S

RS- Sr.

6'4

Palatine, IL

Henry Cassiday%

University of Southern California

L

Sr.

6'3

Honolulu, HI

Driss Guessous

Ohio State University

MB

RS-Fr.

6'8

Pasadena, CA

Steven Irvin+

Stanford University

OH

Sr.

6'5

Pacific Palisades, CA

Scott Kevorken

UC Irvine

MB

Sr.

6'9

Westlake Village, CA

Matt Leske

Ball State University

MB

Sr.

6'7

Highwood, IL

Jonah Seif

UC Santa Barbara

S

So.

6'8

Thousand Oaks, CA

James Shaw

Stanford University

S

So.

6'8

Woodside, CA

Josh Taylor

Pepperdine University

OH

Jr.

6'7

Honolulu, HI

Matt West*

Pepperdine University

S

Jr.

6'5

Seattle, WA


  

AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Year: Taylor Sander, BYU, OH   

AVCA Division I-II Men's Newcomer of the Year:  Driss Guessous, Ohio State, MB

* -  2013 AVCA Division I-II Men's First-Team All-America selection
+ - 2013 AVCA Division I-II Men's Second-Team All-America selection

^ -  2012 AVCA Division I-II Men's First-Team All-America selection
% -2012 AVCA Division I-II Men's Second-Team All-America selection
$ - 2011 AVCA Division I-II Men's First-Team All-American selection

! -  2011 AVCA Division I-II Men's Second-Team All-America selection

 

AVCA Division I-II Honorable Mention

 

Player

Institution

Position

Year

Height

Hometown

Cody Caldwell

Loyola University Chicago

OH

Jr.

6'6

Newport Beach, CA

Angel Dache

University of Mount Olive

OH

Sr.

6'2

La Havana, Cuba

Nick Goodell

Penn State University

OPP

RS-Jr.

6'4

Ambridge, PA

Conrad Kaminski

Stanford University

MB

So.

6'7

New Berlin, WI

Cody Kessel

Princeton University

OPP

Jr.

6'5

Colorado Springs, CO

Mike Michelau

Erskine College

OH

So.

6'3

Trevor, WI

Nicholas Olson

Loyola University Chicago

MB

So.

6'10

New Berlin, WI

Robart Page

UCLA

OH

Sr.

7'0

Rochester, NY

Greg Petty

Lewis University

OH

Jr.

6'6

Downers Grove, IL

Spencer Rowe

UCLA

OPP

Sr.

6'6

Trabuco Canyon, CA

Brook Sedore

University of Hawai'i

OPP

Jr.

6'5

Grand Prairie, Alberta

Andrew Sellan

IPFW

OPP

So.

6'5

Westerville, OH

Joseph Smalzer

Loyola University Chicago

OPP

RS-Sr.

6'8

Chicago, IL

Matt Tarantino

Pepperdine University

MB

RS-So.

6'8

Van Nuys, CA

DJ White

Harvard University

OH

Jr.

6'5

Hermosa Beach, CA

Lucas Yoder

University of Southern California

OH

Fr.

6'4

San Clemente, CA

Caleb Zimmick

Harvard University

MB

Jr.

6'9

Middleton, WI

 

 

 

AVCA Division I-II Men's First-Team All-America


Taylor Averill, a 6-7 middle blocker for the University of Hawai'i, is a redshirt-junior from San Jose, Calif. Averill's .477 hitting percentage places him second in the highly competitive MPSF Conference and his 1.22 blocks per set has him in the top-5. He was even better in in his MPSF Conference matches, hitting at a .482 clip. Averill earns AVCA All-American accolades for the first time.

 

Michael Brinkley, a 5-10 libero for UC Irvine, is a junior from Huntington Beach, Calif. As one of the top defensive players in the game, he has been a vital part of the Anteaters success over the last three years. In 2014, his 2.52 digs per set has him third in the conference recording double-digit digs 13 times. He is now second in program history in career digs, and has made the All-MPSF First-Team for the second consecutive season. Brinkley is now a two-time AVCA First-Team All-American.

 

Micah Christenson, a 6-6 setter for the University of Southern California, is a junior from Honolulu, Hawai'i. Christenson is unquestionably one of the most talented collegiate setters in recent memory, even starting on the U.S. Men's National Team in key tournaments in 2013. He leads the nation in assists per set (11.62) and 15th in digs per set (2.33). His 0.29 aces per set ranks him ninth in MPSF conference matches. This is Christenson's second AVCA All-America honor after making the second team in 2012.

 

Brian Cook, a 6-5 outside hitter for Stanford University, is a senior from Santa Cruz, Calif. Cook leads the Cardinal into the MPSF Semifinals as one of the hottest teams in the nation, currently riding a 12-match winning streak. He has led the team in kills 19 times, including last weekend's game against UC Irvine where he finished with 21 kills and nine digs, narrowly missing his sixth double-double of the year. Cook is an AVCA First-Team All-American for the second consecutive year.

 

Taylor Crabb, a 6-0 outside hitter for Long Beach State University, is a senior from Honolulu, Hawai'i. There are few players that are as talented as Crabb in so many facets of the game. His 4.80 kills per set leads the country while ranking nationally in hitting percentage (.371) and finishing in the top-10 in the MPSF in digs per set (2.16) and points per set (5.33). The 2013 AVCA Player of the Year has also been remarkably consistent, notching double-digit kill figures in all 28 matches with 10 double-doubles. Crabb is a back-to-back AVCA First-Team All-American.


Thomas Jaeschke, a 6-6 outside hitter for Loyola-Chicago, is a sophomore from Wheaton, Ill. The 2014 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Player of the Year has led his Ramblers to a No. 1 ranking in the latest AVCA Coaches Poll, a spot they've held since February 10th. Ranking nationally in kills per set (3.71), he was also incredibly efficient hitting exactly .400 in the 2014 campaign. Defensively, his 2.12 digs per set is first on the Ramblers. This is Jaeschke's first AVCA All-American honor.

 

Geoff Powell, a 6-4 outside hitter for Lewis University, is a redshirt-junior from Claremont, Calif. Leading the Flyers into the MIVA Semifinals where they will take on Ball State, Powell is amongst the best in the country (second in the MIVA) averaging 3.86 kills per set on .377 hitting. In the conference quarterfinals against Grand Canyon, Powell smashed a team-leading 20 points with 19 kills and hit an astounding .548 in just three sets. Powell was an AVCA Second-Team All-American last year, making this his second AA honor.

 

Gonzalo Quiroga, a 6-4 outside hitter for UCLA, is a senior from San Juan, Argentina. Quiroga will go down as one of the greatest servers in program history, and in 2014 averages 0.50 aces per set. He's recorded three or more aces on nine separate occasions this season. However, he's more than just an elite server ranking eighth in the MPSF in kills per set (3.70), 15th in digs per set (1.78) and fourth in points per set (4.50). This marks Quiroga's second consecutive AVCA First-Team All-American award.

 

Aaron Russell, a 6-9 outside hitter for Penn State University, is a junior from Ellicott City, Md. Russell became the first Nittany Lion since Joe Sunder (2011-12) to earn back-to-back EIVA Player of the Year honors. He's currently second nationally averaging 0.67 aces per set, just 0.02 behind Loyola-Chicago's Joseph Smalzer. In addition to leading the EIVA in aces, he also leads the conference in kills per set (3.95) to accompany his 1.92 digs per set average. Russell is a first-time AVCA All-American.

 

Taylor Sander, a 6-4 outside hitter for Brigham Young University, is a senior from Huntington Beach, Calif. Owning one of the most prolific careers in men's volleyball, Sander is just the 11th player in DI-II Men's history to be selected a four-time AVCA All-American. He's the first player to win back-to-back MPSF Player of the Year awards since Pepperdine's George Roumain in 1998 and 1999. In 2014, he led his Cougars to an MPSF regular season title en route to setting the BYU rally-scoring era kills record with 1,685 and service aces with 175.


AVCA Division I-II Second-Team All-America

BJ Boldog, a 6-4 setter for Lewis University, is a redshirt-senior from Pallatine, Ill. Earlier this year, Boldog received his third-straight All-MIVA First Team honor. He also became the Flyers assist leader during the rally-scoring era and is third all-time with over 4,300 career assists. He led the Flyers to a .338 hitting percentage (1,281 K, 410 E, 2,575 TA), good enough for second in the country. That percentage is the highest since the 2003 squad hit .380. In regular season play, Boldog averaged 10.22 assists, 0.94 digs and 0.84 blocks-per-set, the best of any MIVA setter this season. He was previously named as an AVCA Second-Team All-American in both 2012 and 2013.

 

Henry Cassiday, a 6-3 outside hitter for the University of Southern California, is a senior from Honolulu, Hawaii. Entering postseason play, Cassiday ranked second nationally in digs (3.04, first in the MPSF). He has a team-best 295 digs. His 21 digs against Pepperdine earlier this year set a USC rally scoring era match record. His 297 digs in 2014 are 18 shy of tying the school record. He has recorded double figures in digs a school-record 17 times in 2014, including seven times with at least 15 digs. He was honored as an AVCA Second-Team All-American in 2012.

 

Driss Guessous, a 6-8 middle blocker for Ohio State University, is a redshirt freshman from Pasadena, Calif. Earlier this year, Guessous became the third Buckeye to be named MIVA Freshman of the Year since 2005. Guessous led the conference throughout the entire season with a .446 hitting percentage. He also ranked seventh with 0.90 blocks per set. His defensive efforts earned him MIVA Defensive Player of the Week recognition earlier this season (Feb. 11) after racking up 11 blocks for a 1.38 per set average against Penn State and Saint Francis.

 

Steve Irvin, a 6-5 outside hitter for Stanford University, is a senior from Pacific Palisades, Calif. Irvin ranked second on the squad with 3.27 kills and 3.80 points per set, and hit over .300 for the first time in his career (.312). Both marks ranked in the top-15 in the MPSF. He also led the team with 0.31 aces per set, good for seventh in the conference. Irvin was also tabbed as an AVCA Second-Team All-American in 2013.

 

Scott Kevorken, a 6-9 middle blocker for UC Irvine, is a senior from Westlake Village, Calif. In MPSF matches, he ranked second in hitting percentage with a .480 mark. Kevorken hit over .600 eight times this season, including a .875 performance against UC San Diego on April 4. He recorded a season-high six block assists twice this year and is currently ranked fifth in UCI career solo blocks and seventh in block assists and total blocks. Kevorken was named second team All-MPSF in 2013 and was named to the MPSF All-Freshman team in 2011.

 

Matt Leske, a 6-7 middle blocker for Ball State University, is a senior from Highwood, Ill. Earlier this year, Leske earned First Team All-MIVA honors for the first time in his career. The senior has netted double-digit blocks three times this season and has tallied at least seven blocks 12 times this season. He also ranks fifth in Ball State's 51 year history in career blocks per set average at 1.46. He is eighth in Ball State history in career total blocks and seventh in career assisted blocks.

 

Jonah Seif, a 6-8 setter for the UC Santa Barbara, is a sophomore from Thousand Oaks, Calif. Seif built upon a successful 2013 season, which saw him garner All-Freshman and All-MPSF Honorable Mention honors. Seif became the first UCSB setter to pick up All-Conference First Team honors since 1996. In his second year as the catalyst of the UCSB offense, Seif recorded another 1,000 assist season while rounding out the other areas of his game, ranking at or near the top among MPSF setters in kills (54), aces (29), digs (169), and blocks (93). His 10.60 assist per set average was among the best in the conference.

 

James Shaw, a 6-8 setter for Stanford University, is a sophomore from Woodside, Calif. Shaw, who earned All-MPSF honorable mention and freshman team accolades last season, guided the Cardinal offense to an MPSF-best .334 team hitting percentage, one of the best in the country. He averages 10.78 assists per set, to go with 1.02 kills and 1.51 digs per set. Earlier this season he was named the MPSF and Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week after the Cardinal knocked off Pepperdine and USC on the road.

 

Josh Taylor, a 6-7 outside hitter for Pepperdine University, is a junior from Honolulu, Hawaii. Taylor was voted to the All-MPSF First Team for the first time in his career after picking up second team honors in 2013. The junior outside hitter has been the Waves' go-to offensive option all season long and rightfully so. He averaged 4.09 kills per set - third in the conference and sixth in the NCAA - and recently became just the 18th player in program history to reach the 1,000 kills milestone.

 

Matt West, a 6-5 setter for Pepperdine University, is a junior from Seattle, Wash. Earlier this year, West made his second-straight appearance on the All-MPSF First Team. The junior, a top-three finalist for the Lloy Ball Award (which honors the nation's best setter), he's currently third in the MPSF with an assists average of 11.09. He also picked up 2.14 digs per set. He is just one of six players in program history to surpass 3,000 career assists. West was named as an AVCA First-Team All-American in 2013.

 

 

 

2015 AVCA MEN'S DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA TEAMS

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 20, 2015) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce its 12th annual AVCA Men's Division III All-America Teams. 

Leading the way is Stevens Institute of Technology with a total of four athletes honored on the first and second teams. Juniata, Nazareth, Springfield and UC Santa Cruz are next in line with three All-Americans each. Dominican, Elmira and SUNY New Paltz register two award winners.
 

Juniata's Joe Bortak is the only player in this year's class to have earned AVCA All-American accolades all four years. Stevens' Tim Ferriter, Nazareth's Luke Lawatsch and Juniata's Paul Kuhn have been named an AVCA All-American three times. Kean's Bez Arslani, Stevens' David Evans, Springfield's Angel Perez and Keaton Pieper, SUNY New Paltz's Christian Smith, Nazareth's Tim Zyburt and Juniata's Chad Albert round out the All-Americans in this year's class who have taken home the honor multiple times.


The selections were made by the AVCA Men's Division III Volleyball All-America Committee: chairperson Charlie Sullivan (Springfield), Cal Wickens (Nazareth), Scott Wright (Regis), Even Giglio (Wentworth IT), Richard Gary (Wells), Todd Hollenbeck (UC Santa Cruz), Ray Bello (Hunter), Dan Ames (Dominican), Hudson Bates (Marymount) and Robert Cole (NJCU).

 


2015 AVCA MEN'S DIVISION III FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

 

Player

Institution

Pos.

Yr.

Hometown

Cole Aiazzi

Lakeland College

L

Sr.

Yerington, NV

Bez Arslani+

Kean University

OH

Sr.

Wayne, NJ

Joe Bortak*^@

Juniata College

RS

Sr.

Jeannette, PA

David Evans@

Stevens Inst. of Technology

OH

Sr.

Penfield, NY

Tim Ferriter*^

Stevens Inst. of Technology

RS

Jr.

Rochester, NY

Christopher Husmann

SUNY New Paltz

MB

Jr.

Massapequa, NY

Jacob Landel

UC Santa Cruz

OH

Sr.

Long Beach, CA

Luke Lawatsch+^

Nazareth College

MB

Sr.

Penfield, NY

Ricardo Padilla Ayala

Springfield College

OH

Fr.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Angel Perez#

Springfield College

OH

Sr.

Naranjito, Puerto Rico

Keaton Pieper*

Springfield College

S

Sr.

Dallas, TX

Christian Smith*

SUNY New Paltz

S

Jr.

Massapequa, NY

Mason Solbrig

Dominican University

MB

So.

Lindenhurst, IL

Tim Zyburt$

Nazareth College

OH

Jr.

Wheaton, IL

 

 

2015 AVCA MEN'S DIVISION III SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

 

Player

Institution

Pos.

Yr.

Hometown

Kevin Aeckerle

Stevens Inst. of Technology

S

Sr.

Henrietta, NY

Chad Albert+

Juniata College

MB

Jr.

Cranberry Township, PA

Cody Chidsey

Rutgers University-Newark

MB

Jr.

Bath, PA

Alex Coyne

Dominican University

S

So.

Naperville, IL

Erik Griffin

Elmira College

OH

Jr.

Victor, NY

Jake Hurwitz

UC Santa Cruz

L

Sr.

Marina Del Rey, CA

Quin Krisik

MSOE

S

Fr.

Itasca, IL

Paul Kuhn*$

Juniata College

OH

Sr.

York, PA

Chris Mahan

Nazareth College

MB

Jr.

Victor, NY

Jorge Reyes

UC Santa Cruz

MB

Jr.

Chula Vista, CA

Ryan Seifert

Stevens Inst. of Technology

OH

Sr.

Chicopee, MA

Rob Shade

Elmira College

L

Sr.

West Irondequoit, NY

Griffin Shields

Carthage College

RS

So.

Naperville, IL

Alex Vohland

Mount St. Joseph University

OH

So.

West Chester, OH

  

 

2015 AVCA Division III Men's National Player of the Year: Announced April 23 at the NCAA Division III Men's Volleyball Championship banquet in Hoboken, NJ.

2015 AVCA Newcomer of the Year:  Ricardo Padilla Ayala, Springfield, OH

 

* - 2014 AVCA Division III Men's First-Team All-America selection
+ - 2014 AVCA Division III Men's Second-Team All-America selection

^ - 2013 AVCA Division III Men's First-Team All-America selection

$ - 2013 AVCA Division III Men's Second-Team All-America selection

# - 2012 AVCA Division III Men's First-Team All-America selection
@-2012 AVCA Division III Men's Second-Team All-America selection

 

 

AVCA Division III Honorable Mention


Player

Institution

Pos.

Yr.

Hometown

Matt Elias

Juniata College

S

Jr.

Lansdale, PA

Kyle Farley

Kean University

MB

Sr.

Cherry Hill, NJ

Jon Storm

Carthage College

OH

Sr.

Naperville, IL

Branden Torado

UC Santa Cruz

MB

Sr.

Sacramento, CA


 

AVCA Division III First-Team All-America

 

Cole Aiazzi, Lakeland, L

Stats: 3.60 D/S, .955 REC %

First-Time AVCA All-American...Second AVCA All-American from Lakeland after Alec Redlich was a second-team selection a year ago.

 

Bez Arslani, Kean, OH

Stats: 3.82 K/S, .317 Hitting %, 1.43 D/S, 0.67 B/S

Two-time AVCA All-American after making the second team last year...One of two AVCA All-Americans in Kean history (Steve Vahalla in 2012 + 2013).

 

Joe Bortak, Juniata, RS

Stats: 2.79 K/S, .432 Hitting %, 0.89 B/S, 0.88 D/S

Four-time AVCA All-American and third consecutive first-team appearance...Becomes sixth player in Men's Division III history to earn AVCA All-American accolades four times and the second Juniata player (Matt Werle, 2006-2009)... Alongside Stevens' Tim Ferriter, become seventh and eighth players in Men's Division III history to earn AVCA First-Team All-American accolades three times and the second Juniata player (Matt Werle, 2007-2009).

 

David Evans, Stevens, OH

Stats: 3.63 K/S, .362 Hitting %, 1.53 D/S, 30 Aces

Two-time AVCA All-American (second team in 2012)...One of four AVCA All-Americans in this year's class on the Ducks...Had a season-high 23 kills on .556 hitting against now-No. 13 Rutgers-Newark.

 

Tim Ferriter, Stevens, RS

Stats: 2.72 K/S, .332 Hitting %, 1.68 D/S, 0.61 B/S

Three-time AVCA First-Team All-American... Alongside Juniata's Joe Bortak, become seventh and eighth players in Men's Division III history to earn AVCA First-Team All-American accolades three times...His previous first-team selections came while a member of SUNY New Paltz.

 

Christopher Husmann, SUNY New Paltz, MB

Stats: 2.62 K/S, .480 Hitting %, 0.76 B/S

First-time AVCA All-American...Becomes fifth different player in program history to win AVCA All-American honors and third different to make it on the first team.

 

Jacob Landel, UC Santa Cruz, OH

Stats: 3.14 K/S, .318 Hitting %, 1.66 D/S, 39 Aces

First-time AVCA All-American...Becomes seventh different player in Banana Slugs history to earn AVCA First-Team All-American accolades.

 

Luke Lawatsch, Nazareth, MB

Stats: 2.15 K/S, .441 Hitting %, 1.22 B/S

Three-time AVCA All-American (2014: second-team, 2013: first-team)...Only player in program history to be named AVCA All-American three times.

 

Ricardo Padilla Ayala, Springfield, OH

Stats: 2.72 K/S, .339 Hitting %, 1.28 D/S, 42 Aces

One of two freshmen in this year's class to be selected AVCA All-American (only one on first-team)...2015 AVCA Newcomer of the Year...20th different member of the Pride to be an AVCA All-American, which ties them with Juniata for most in Men's Division III.

 

Angel Perez, Springfield, OH

Stats: 2.77 K/S, .303 Hitting %, 1.37 D/S, 0.70 B/S

Two-time AVCA All-American after making it onto the first-team and winning Newcomer of the Year in 2012...Joins teammate Ricardo Padilla Ayala with being the only two players from Puerto Rico.

 

Keaton Pieper, Springfield, S

Stats: 10.29 A/S, 1.19 D/S, 0.49 B/S, .329 Team Hitting %

Consecutive AVCA First-Team All-American appearances...Alongside teammate Angel Perez become sixth and seventh players in program history to have multiple AVCA All-American honors.

 

Christian Smith, SUNY New Paltz, S

Stats: 5.52 A/S, 2.39 K/S, .351 Hitting %, 1.38 D/S, 0.57 B/S

Two-time AVCA All-American after making it onto the first-team last year...Just the second player in Hawks history to earn All-American honors multiple years (Tim Ferriter, 2013 + 2014).

 

Mason Solbrig, Dominican, MB

Stats: 2.07 K/S, .475 Hitting %, 1.16 B/S

2015 marks the first two AVCA All-Americans in program history with his teammate Alex Coyne.

 

Tim Zyburt, Nazareth, OH

Stats: 3.47 K/S, .355 Hitting %, 1.40 D/S, 0.71 B/S

Two-time AVCA All-American (2013: second-team)...Eighth different Golden Flyer to earn AVCA All-American honors multiple times out of ten total All-Americans.

 


AVCA Division III Second-Team All-America

 

Kevin Aeckerle, Stevens, S

Stats: 7.38 A/S, 1.39 D/S, .323 Hitting %

First-time AVCA All-American...Joins teammate Ryan Seifert for being the 10th and 11th players in program history to earn AVCA All-American honors.

 

Chad Albert, Juniata, MB

Stats: 1.75 K/S, .418 Hitting %, 1.03 B/S

Two-time AVCA All-American after making it onto the second-team a year ago.

 

Cody Chidsey, Rutgers-Newark, MB

Stats: 3.14 K/S, .441 Hitting %, 0.64 B/S

First-time AVCA All-American...Third different winner in program history to earn All-American accolades, and the first since Jose Luis Estrada in 1995 when they were an NCAA Division I Institution.

 

Alex Coyne, Dominican, S

Stats: 10.32 A/S, 1.47 D/S, 0.47 B/S, .259 Team Hitting %

2015 marks the first two AVCA All-Americans in program history with his teammate Mason Solbrig.

 

Erik Griffin, Elmira, OH

Stats: 4.14 K/S, .284 Hitting %, 1.49 D/S, 0.57 B/S

Alongside teammate Rob Shade, become the second and third players in program history to earn AVCA All-American honors.

 

Jake Hurwitz, UC Santa Cruz, L

Stats: 2.62 D/S

First-time AVCA All-American...Alongside teammate Jacob Landel and Jorge Reyes, become 11th, 12th and 13th players in program history to earn AVCA All-American honors.

 

Quin Krisik, MSOE, S

Stats: 10.70 A/S, 1.86 D/S, 0.43 B/S

First AVCA All-American in program history.

 

Paul Kuhn, Juniata, OH

Stats: 3.19 K/S, .343 Hitting %, 1.20 D/S, 0.51 B/S

Three-time AVCA All-American (2014: first-team, 2013: second-team)...Third player in program history to earn AVCA All-American accolades at least three times.

 

Chris Mahan, Nazareth, MB

Stats: 1.72 K/S, .336 Hitting %, 1.01 B/S

First-time AVCA All-American...Becomes 10th different player to garner AVCA All-American honors in program history.

 

Jorge Reyes, UC Santa Cruz, MB

Stats: 1.95 K/S, .432 Hitting Percentage, 0.80 B/S

First-time AVCA All-American...Led team in total blocks with 74.

 

Ryan Seifert, Stevens, OH

Stats: 3.22 K/S, .281 Hitting %, 1.60 D/S, 0.64 B/S

First-time AVCA All-American...Selected Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week on April 14th.

 

Rob Shade, Elmira, L

Stats: 2.82 D/S, .944 REC %

Alongside teammate Erik Griffin, become the second and third players in program history to earn AVCA All-American honors.

 

Griffin Shields, Carthage, RS

Stats: 3.82 K/S, .319 Hitting %, 1.41 D/S, 0.96 B/S

First-time AVCA All-American...14th different player in program history to earn AVCA All-American honors.

 

Alex Vohland, Mount St. Joseph, OH

Stats: 4.06 K/S, .279 Hitting %, 1.95 D/S, 0.50 B/S

First AVCA All-American in program history.

 

                                                                                               - AVCA -

 

 

2015 AVCA NAIA MEN'S ALL-AMERICA TEAMS

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 20, 2015) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce its sixth annual AVCA Men's NAIA All-America Teams. 

This year's team honors 10 student-athletes: six seniors, three sophomores, and one freshman. This class of distinguished individuals includes five outside hitters, two middle blockers, two setters, and one libero.


Missouri Baptist University is the only school with multiple award winners, while Concordia University Irvine, Hope International University, Grand View University, Lourdes University, Warner University, St. Ambrose University, Park University and Clarke University each landed one on the list. Earning repeat All-American nods were Dominique Blonski (Hope International), Pedro Cardoso (Grand View), Hui Ding (Warner) and Tyler Wills (Clarke). Wills is the only player to be named an AVCA All-American four times.

The selections were made by the AVCA NAIA Men's Volleyball All-America Committee: chairperson Donan Cruz (Grand View University), Mark Lau (Graceland), John Yehling (Missouri Baptist), Shawn Patchell (Concordia Irvine) and Greg Reitz (Lourdes).

 

Name

Institution

Pos.

Yr.

Hometown

Brett Anema

Concordia University Irvine

MB

Sr.

La Mirada, CA

Dominique Blonski**

Hope International University

OH

Sr.

Bartenheim, France

Pedro Cardoso**

Grand View University

OH

So.

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Frank Craig

Lourdes University

OH

Sr.

Jacksonville, FL

Hui Ding**

Warner University

L

So.

Hangzhou, China

Kyle Foley

Missouri Baptist University

S

Fr.

St. Louis, MO

Mico Janicijevic

Missouri Baptist University

OH

So.

Gornji Milanovac, Serbia

Nick Lynch

St. Ambrose University

S

Sr.

St. Charles, MO

Caio Souza

Park University

MB

Sr.

Recife, Brazil

Tyler Wills****

Clarke University

OH

Sr.

Galena, IL

 

*Denotes number of years named an AVCA NAIA Men's All-American

 

AVCA NAIA Men's National Player of the Year:  To be announced Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

 

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