AVCA Men's All-America Awards

 

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

 

2013 AVCA MEN'S DIVISION I-II ALL-AMERICA TEAMS 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 25, 2013) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce its 23rd 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 UCLA on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

Brigham Young University, UC Irvine and UCLA lead the way placing three athletes in the All-American teams.  BYU and UC Irvine each have two on the first team and one in the second while UCLA has two on the second team and one on the first.

 

Highlighting this year's class with three consecutive AVCA All-American recognitions is BYU's Taylor Sander, who was an AVCA Second-Team All-American in 2011 and was placed on the first team a year ago.  UC Irvine's Kevin Tillie joins Sander as the only other repeating AVCA First-Team All-American.  Lewis' BJ Boldog, Loyola-Chicago's Joseph Smalzer and Pepperdine's Maurice Torres repeat on the second team while Cal Baptist's Levi Cabral was a two-time AVCA NAIA All-American.  This was the Lancers' first season competing in the NCAA D-II's MPSF Conference.   In all, 14 of this year's recipients are first-time award winners.


The 2013 selections were made by the AVCA Division I-II Men's Volleyball All-America Committee: chairperson Mark Pavlik (Penn State); Mike Rumbaugh (Saint Francis); Sam Shweisky (Princeton); Kevin Ring (UC San Diego); Rick McLaughlin (UCSB); John Kosty (Stanford); Shane Davis (Loyola); Dan Friend (Lewis); Jeremy Price (Grand Canyon).

 

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

 

Player Institution Position Year Height Hometown
Michael Brinkley UC Irvine L So. 5-10 Huntington Beach, CA
Levi Cabral& California Baptist University OH Sr. 6-6 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Brian Cook Stanford University OH Jr. 6-5 Santa Cruz, CA
Taylor Crabb Long Beach State University OH Jr. 6-0 Honolulu, HI
Dylan Davis UC Santa Barbara MB Sr. 6-9 Newport Beach, CA
Ben Patch Brigham Young University OPP Fr. 6-8 Provo, UT
Gonzalo Quiroga UCLA OH Jr. 6-4 San Juan, Argentina
Taylor Sander%* Brigham Young University OH Jr. 6-4 Huntington Beach, CA
Kevin Tillie* UC Irvine OH Sr. 6-6 Cagnus-sur-Mer, France
Matt West Pepperdine University S So. 6-5 Seattle, WA
 


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

Player Institution Position Year Height Hometown
BJ Boldog+ Lewis University+ S RS-Jr. 6-4 Palatine, IL
Steven Irvin Stanford University OH Jr. 6-5 Pacific Palisades, CA
Russ Lavaja Brigham Young University MB Sr. 6-7 St. Charles, IL
Collin Mehring UC Irvine MB Jr. 6-7 San Jose, CA
Evan Mottram UCLA L RS-Jr. 6-2 Leona Valley, CA
Connor Olbright Long Beach State University S Jr. 6-4 Orange, CA
Geoff Powell Lewis University OH RS-So. 6-4 Claremont, CA
Spencer Rowe UCLA MB Jr. 6-6 Trabuco Canyon, CA
Joseph Smalzer+ Loyola University-Chicago OPP RS-Jr. 6-8 Palos Heights, IL
Maurice Torres+ Pepperdine University OPP Sr. 6-7 Riverside, CA

  

AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Year: Announced at NCAA Championship Banquet on May 1

AVCA Division I-II Men's Newcomer of the Year:  Ben Patch, BYU

* -  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-America selection
% -2011 AVCA Division I-II Men's Second-Team All-America selection
$ - 2010 AVCA Division I-II Men's First-Team All-American selection

! -  2010 AVCA Division I-II Men's Second-Team All-America selection

& - Two-time NAIA All-American 

 

 

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

 

Michael Brinkley, a 5-10 libero for UC Irvine, is a sophomore from Huntington Beach, California.  Named to the All-MPSF First-Team, Brinkley ranks second in the conference and 10th nationally in digs per set with 2.54.  His 272 digs leads the team, which is the fifth-highest single season total in program history.  Brinkley is a first-time AVCA All-American.

 

Levi Cabral, a 6-6 outside hitter for Cal Baptist University, is a senior from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The Cabral-led Lancers had a tremendous season competing in their first season in the NCAA MPSF Conference, currently holding a No. 8 ranking in the most recent AVCA Coaches.  Cabral finished in the top-3 in the MPSF in kills per set (4.16), services aces per set (0.42) and points per set (4.90).  He was named an AVCA NAIA All-American twice before this year, making this his third overall AVCA All-American honor.

 

Brian Cook, a 6-5 outside hitter for Stanford University, is a junior from Santa Cruz, California.  He currently ranks fourth in the nation with 4.01 kills per set while totaling 417 kills in the 2013 season.  Cook was a consistent performer with a total of six matches of 20+ kills, matching season-highs of 24 kills twice.  Cook is a first-time AVCA All-American.

 

Taylor Crabb, a 6-0 outside hitter for Long Beach State University, is a junior from Honolulu, Hawai'i.  Leading the 49ers to the MPSF Semifinals where they'll face UC Irvine, Crabb had a tremendous season across the board.  Amongst the leaders in the nation in hitting percentage (.351), kills per set (4.13) and points per set (4.66), he was also one of the best in the MPSF averaging 1.72 digs per set.  This is the first time Crabb is earning AVCA All-American honors.

 

Dylan Davis, a 6-9 middle blocker for UC Santa Barbara, is a senior from Newport Beach, California.  A strong presence in the middle, Davis' astounding hitting percentage of .421 leads the country while his 1.35 blocks per set puts him fourth.  Davis garners All-American honors for the first time.

 

Ben Patch, a 6-8 opposite for Brigham Young University, is a freshman from Provo, Utah.  The freshman playing for his hometown team has wasted no time in making an impact for the current No. 1 ranked squad in the nation.  The MPSF Freshman of the Year is second on the Cougars and 12th in the conference with 3.57 kills per set.  He became the first player in AVCA history to earn Sports Imports/AVCA honors in consecutive weeks after being selected the weeks of February 26th and March 5th.  Patch earns All-American honors for the first time.

 

Gonzalo Quiroga, a 6-4 outside hitter for UCLA, is a junior from San Juan, Argentina.  He's one of the top servers in the nation notching 52 aces, which is good for tops in the MPSF Conference.  The First-Team All-MPSF Argentinian leads the Bruins in kills (398) and points (480.5) as they will match up with BYU this weekend in the MPSF Semifinals.  Quiroga is now a first-time AVCA All-American.

 

Taylor Sander, a 6-4 outside hitter for Brigham Young University, is a junior from Huntington Beach, California.  For the third year in a row, the strong right arm has terrorized his opponents ranking fifth nationally in 2013 averaging 3.85 kills per set while hitting at a .330 clip.  The MPSF Player of the Year is equally lethal from behind the service line, breaking the BYU all-time aces record in less than three seasons with a current count of 124.  The two-time All-American posted double-digit kills in 24 of 26 overall BYU matches in the regular season, including 13 against Hawai'i in the first round of the MPSF Tournament.  After making it to the second team in 2011 and the first team a year ago, this is Sander's third AVCA All-American appearance.

 

Kevin Tillie, a 6-6 outside hitter for UC Irvine, is a senior from Cagnus-sur-Mer, France.  The two-time First-Team All-MPSF outside leads the Anteaters with 3.79 kills per set, with the next closest teammate being Jeremy Dejno with 2.95.  In addition to kills per set, Tillie ranks in the top-15 in the MPSF in service aces per set (0.34), digs per set (1.74) and points per set (4.43).  This is his second consecutive year being selected to the AVCA All-American First-Team.     

 

Matt West, a 6-5 setter for Pepperdine University, is a sophomore from Seattle, WA.  West is No. 1 in the country averaging 11.25 assists per set helping lead the Waves to a team .295 hitting percentage.  He also contributed on the defensive end, finishing the season with 1.40 digs per set and 67 total blocks.  West is an AVCA All-American for the first time.

 

 

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

 

BJ Boldog, a 6-4 setter for Lewis University, is a redshirt-junior from Palatine, Illinois.  One of the top setters in the nation, Boldog put his talents on display last night in the MIVA Semifinals against Grand Canyon collecting 34 assists and nine digs in the sweep.  On the season, his 10.36 assists per set places him in the top-10 nationally and 141 digs has him fourth on the Flyers.  Boldog repeats as an AVCA Second-Team All-American.

 

Steven Irvin, a 6-5 outside hitter for Stanford University, is a junior from Pacific Palisades, California.  He led the Cardinal to a No. 6 seed in the MPSF Tournament, where despite the loss to No. 2 Long Beach State, Irvin nailed 17 kills and hit .481 in the match.  The California native was second on the team in kills (334) and kills per set (3.31) while notching four, 20-kill performances.  Irvin earns AVCA All-American accolades for the first time.

 

Russ Lavaja, a 6-7 middle blocker for Brigham Young University, is a senior from St. Charles, Illinois.  He ranks first on the Cougars and fourth in the MPSF hitting at a .456 clip.  Defensively, he also leads the team with 98 blocks and his 1.18 blocks per set average places him 11th in the country.  Lavaja is now a first-time AVCA All-American.

 

Collin Mehring, a 6-7 middle blocker for UC Irvine, is a junior from San Jose, California.  One of the best middles in the sport, Mehring currently places second in the MPSF with a .480 hitting percentage and sixth in blocks per set with 1.28.  In the March 1st contest against BYU, he set a school record with 14 block assists, which is good for the most in a single MPSF match this season.  This is Mehring's first AVCA All-American recognition.

 

Evan Mottram, a 6-2 libero for UCLA, is a redshirt-junior from Leona Valley, California.  His 259 digs (2.12 per set) lead the Bruins as they head to the MPSF Semifinals against top-seeded BYU.  Mottram garners AVCA All-American honors for the first time.

 

Connor Olbright, a 6-4 setter for Long Beach State University, is a junior from Orange, California.  Olbright earned his first All-MPSF award after finishing the regular season ranked fourth in the conference with 10.76 assists per set.  His current 10.82 assists per set average places him fifth in the nation and fourth in the MPSF.  Defensively, he's tallied 201 digs this season, just two back of the team leader and libero Andrew Sato.  This honor marks his first AVCA All-American appearance. 

 

Geoff Powell, a 6-4 outside hitter for Lewis University, is a redshirt-sophomore from Claremont, California.  In just a short time, Powell has been heavily relied on by the Flyers to be one of their anchors, and he has not let them down.  Taking nearly 800 swings this season, the California native averages 3.66 kills per set (13th nationally), and is third on the team in digs (165) and blocks (73).  Powell is a first-time AVCA All-American.

 

Spencer Rowe, a 6-6 middle blocker for UCLA, is a junior from Trabuco Canyon, California.  Ranked third in the MPSF in hitting percentage attacking at a .459 clip, he was equally impressive on the defensive end leading his team with 107 total blocks.  Against Pepperdine in the MPSF Quarterfinals, the junior tallied another seven blocks in the sweep.  Rowe is a first-time AVCA All-American.

 

Joseph Smalzer, a 6-8 opposite for Loyola University-Chicago, is a redshirt-junior from Palos Heights, Illinois.  Smalzer nationally ranks as one of the top offensive players in the game, currently ranked No. 1 overall in aces per set (0.66), No. 3 in points per set (4.80) and No. 6 in kills per set (3.81).  That's not to take anything away from him defensively; the redshirt-junior is third on the Ramblers with 142 digs and total blocks with 62.  After being named to the second team a year ago, Smalzer earns All-American accolades for the second consecutive year.

 

Maurice Torres, a 6-7 opposite for Pepperdine University, is a senior from Riverside, California.  Widely regarded as one of the top all-around players in the nation, Torres has the numbers to back it up leading the nation in points per set (5.02), second in kills per set (4.21), and 14th in aces per set (0.36).  He also ranks first on the Waves averaging 1.56 digs per set, and is third in total blocks with 82.  This marks Torres' second consecutive AVCA Second-Team All-American honor.

 

 

2013 AVCA MEN'S DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA TEAMS

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 22, 2013) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce its 10th annual AVCA Men's Division III All-America Teams. 

Nazareth College leads the way this season, with a total of four athletes honored on the First and Second Teams. Springfield College is next in line with three while Juniata College, M.I.T, UC Santa Cruz and Carthage College each have two.

 

Springfield senior Greg Falcone headlines the year's recipients as the only four-time AVCA All-American after being selected to the second team in 2010, 2011 and the first team in 2012.  Carthage's Connor Wexter is the only other repeat first team recipient.  Rivier's Aaron Almario, Vassar's Matthew Elgin, M.I.T's Matt Hohenberger and Kean's Steve Vahalla are the only members of the second team who have earned All-American honors multiple times.


The selections were made by the AVCA Men's Division III Volleyball All-America Committee: chairperson Kevin Moore (Juniata College); Todd Hollenback (University of California, Santa Cruz); L.J. Marx (Carthage); Allison Stack (Baruch College); Cal Wickens (Nazareth College); Paul Dill (M.I.T.); Braden Zamore (Daniel Webster); John Hutton (D'Youville); Craig Martin (Mount Ida); Don Perkins (Kean) and Richard Gary (Wells).

 


2013 AVCA MEN'S DIVISION III FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

 
      

Player Institution Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown
Joe Bortak+ Juniata College MB So. 6'7 Jeannette, PA
Brendan Chang Massachusetts Inst. of Technology DS Fr. 5'9 Laytonsville, MD
Greg Falcone@$* Springfield College MB Sr. 6'8 Lindenhurst. NY
Tim Ferriter SUNY New Paltz OH Fr. 6'5 Rochester, NY
Robert Kraft+ Nazareth College MB Sr. 6'7 Waretown, NJ
Salvatore La Cavera III@^ UC Santa Cruz OH Sr. 6'1 Huntington Beach, CA
Luke Lawatsch Nazareth College MB So. 6'5 Penfield, NY
Mike Pelletier Springfield College  OH Sr. 6'5 Burnt Hills, NY
EJ Wells-Spicer$ Nazareth College S Sr. 5'11 Phelps, NY
Connor Wexter$* Carthage College S Jr. 6'1 New Lenox, IL

 

2013 AVCA MEN'S DIVISION III SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICA

 
Player Institution Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown
Aaron Almario+ Rivier University MH Jr. 6'7 Alhambra, CA
Steven Coniglio Baruch College MB Jr. 6'5 Old Bethpage, NY
Matthew Elgin+ Vassar College MH Sr. 6'6 Farmington, NY
Matt Hohenberger* Massachusetts Inst. of Technology OH Sr. 6'7 St. Louis, MO
Paul Kuhn Juniata College OH So. 6'7 York, PA
Jimmy O'Leary Springfield College MB Jr. 6'6 Reading, PA
Mauro Salinas UC Santa Cruz L Sr. 6'2 San Leandro, CA
Jon Storm Carthage College OH So. 6'5 Naperville, IL
Steve Vahalla+ Kean University OH Sr. 6'6 Bloomfield, NJ
Tim Zyburt Nazareth College OH Fr. 6'6 Wheaton, IL
  

 

2013 AVCA Division III Men's National Player of the Year: Announced April 25 at the NCAA Division III Men's Volleyball Championship banquet in Rochester, NY.

2013 AVCA Newcomer of the Year: Tim Ferriter, SUNY New Paltz


* - 2012 AVCA Division III Men's First-Team All-America selection
+ - 2012 AVCA Division III Men's Second-Team All-America selection

^ - 2011 AVCA Division III Men's First-Team All-America selection

$ - 2011 AVCA Division III Men's Second-Team All-America selection

# - 2010 AVCA Division III Men's First-Team All-America selection
@-2010 AVCA Division III Men's Second-Team All-America selection


 

AVCA Division III First-Team All-America

 

Joe Bortak, a 6-7 middle blocker for Juniata College, is a sophomore from Jeannette, Pennsylvania.  He ranks as one of the most efficient hitters in the game, ranking in the top-five nationally with a .459 hitting percentage.  He helped lead the Eagles to their first ever CVC Championship, and they will play Rivier in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.  After earning second team honors a year ago, this is his second overall AVCA All-American recognition.  

 

Brendan Chang, a 5-9 defensive specialist for M.I.T, is a freshman from Laytonsville, Maryland.  His 446 digs leads the nation while his 3.35 digs per set average places him second.   In what the Engineers hope to be a bright future for Chang, this is his first AVCA All-American award.

 

Greg Falcone, a 6-8 middle blocker for Springfield College, is a senior from Lindenhurst, New York.  There isn’t a lot the big senior hasn’t accomplished in his four years as a member of the Pride, but 2013 saw him maintain the same high level of play.  Nationally, he ranks first in hitting percentage (.535), blocks per set (1.23) and in the top-20 in aces per set (0.44).  He helped lead the Pride to the top seed in the NCAA Tournament.  Falcone is now a four-time AVCA All-American.

 

Tim Ferriter, a 6-5 outside hitter for SUNY New Paltz, is a freshman from Rochester, New York.  Ferriter is already regarded as one of the top players in the league in just his first year playing NCAA volleyball.  He was the first player in program history to be named UVC Rookie of the Year after a very impressive 2013 campaign that saw him record 3.29 kills per set and a .343 hitting percentage.  Ferriter earns his first AVCA All-American honor.

 

Robert Kraft, a 6-7 middle blocker for Nazareth College, is a senior from Waretown, New Jersey.  Manning the middle, Kraft is ranked second in the nation hitting at a .488 clip only behind fellow AVCA First-Team All-American Greg Falcone.  The First-Team All-UVC player ranks second on the Golden Flyers in total blocks with 68.  This is his second AVCA All-American honor after appearing on the second team a year ago.

 

Salvatore La Cavera III, a 6-1 outside hitter for UC Santa Cruz, is a senior from Huntington Beach, California.  La Cavera III established himself as one of the premier offensive players in the game after being named to the CVC All-West Team.  He ranks nationally in the top-10 in kills (3.83) and points per set (4.27), as the Banana Slugs will match up with Nazareth in the NCAA Tournament.   The California native was an AVCA Second-Team All-American in 2010 and a first teamer in 2011. 

 

Luke Lawatsch, a 6-5 middle blocker for Nazareth College, is a sophomore from Penfield, New York.  Lawatsch leads the team and is third in the country hitting at a .485 clip, while on defense he leads the Golden Flyers in blocks with 67.  The All-UVC First-Teamer is now a first time AVCA All-American.

 

Mike Pelletier, a 6-5 outside hitter for Springfield College, is a senior from Burnt Hills, New York.  As one of the top players for the No. 1 team in the nation, Pelletier leads the Pride averaging 3.23 kills per set and is second behind teammate Falcone with 28 service aces.  Springfield will begin their national title defense this weekend when they take on Kean.  Pelletier is an AVCA All-American for the first time.

 

EJ Wells-Spicer, a 5-11 setter for Nazareth College, is a senior from Phelps, New York.  The UVC Player of the Year led the 34-1 Golden Flyers and is ranked first nationally averaging 11.55 assists per set.  He also recorded 31 service aces, 142 digs and 28 total blocks.  Wells-Spicer is now a two-time AVCA All-American after making it onto the second team in 2011.

 

Connor Wexter, a 6-1 setter for Carthage College, is a junior from New Lenox, Illinois.   Ranking second in the country behind Wells-Spicer in assists, averaging 11.49 per set, Wexter helped set the Red Men to a .271 team hitting percentage.  For his efforts, Wexter was named the Continental Volleyball Conference Player of the Year.  The Illinois native has been named an AVCA All-American in his three years of collegiate volleyball.

 

 

AVCA Division III Second-Team All-America

 

 

Aaron Almario, a 6-7 middle hitter for Rivier University, is a junior from Alhambra, California.  A two-time First-Team All-GNAC selection, he has been a fierce presence in the middle all season for the Raiders amassing 258 kills and 131 blocks.  His 1.24 blocks per set average is good for third in the country while his .371 hitting percentage placed him second on the No. 15-ranked team.  Almario was an AVCA Second-Team All-American last year, making this his second selection.

 

Steven Coniglio, a 6-5 middle blocker for Baruch College, is a junior from Old Bethpage, New York.  He led the Bearcats to their fifth consecutive CUNYAC Championship with his incredibly efficient .440 hitting percentage, good for sixth in the country and leads the team.  After a 33-win season that saw them win  a record 16 in a row, Baruch will play Stevens on Friday in the NCAA Tournament.  Coniglo is a first-time AVCA All-American.

 

Matthew Elgin, a 6-6 middle hitter for Vassar College, is a senior from Farmington, NY.  In 103 sets played this season, he leads the Brewers and is ranked fourth nationally with a .467 hitting percentage.  He also finished the season averaging 3.46 points and 105 total blocks.    This is Elgin’s second consecutive season being selected an AVCA Second-Team All-American. 

 

Matt Hohenberger, a 6-7 outside hitter for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a senior from St. Louis, Missouri.  Helping the Engineers to a top-15 ranking for the duration of the season, Hohenberger proved to be one of the dominant forces in men’s volleyball.  The Missouri native is currently ranked in the top-5 in both kills (4.10) and points per set (4.76) while leading his team in service aces (53).   He is now a two-time AVCA All-American after his first team selectiona  year ago.

 

Paul Kuhn, a 6-7 outside hitter for Juniata College, is a sophomore from York, Pennsylvania.  He is the Eagles offensive leader this year with the highest attack, kill, ace and point totals against CVC opponents.   The Pennsylvania native also led the team in service aces with 31.  Kuhn is a first-time AVCA All-American.

 

Jimmy O’Leary, a 6-6 middle blocker for Springfield College, is a junior from Reading, Pennsylvania.  The third member of the Pride to be named an AVCA All-American, O’Leary enters the NCAA Championship ranked nationally in the top-10 in blocks per set with 1.07.  This marks his first selection as an AVCA All-American.

 

Mauro Salinas, a 6-2 libero for UC Santa Cruz, is a senior from San Leandro, California.  He finished the regular season as the top player in the country averaging 3.42 digs per set, just 0.07 more than the second-ranked Brendan Chang.  Truly one of the best defensive players in the sport, Salinas is now an AVCA All-American for the first time.

 

Jon Storm, a 6-5 outside hitter for Carthage College, is a sophomore from Naperville, Illinois.  Competing in 94 sets, Storm finished the regular season ranked second on the team with 332 kills, good for 3.53 per set.  His 28 service aces led the Red Men.  The Illinois native is a first-time AVCA All-American.

 

Steve Vahalla, a 6-6 outside hitter for Kean University, is a senior from Bloomfield, New Jersey.  On Sunday in the opening game of the NCAA Tournament, Vahalla led all players with 17 kills over Endicott to advance to the next round in Rochester, NY.  The Skyline Conference Player of the Year once again showed he is one of the top all-around players in the country, ranking nationally in points per set (4.41), aces per set (0.48) and is third on the team with 160 digs.  This is now Vahalla’s second consecutive year as an AVCA Second-Team All-American.

 

Tim Zyburt, a 6-6 outside hitter for Nazareth College, is a freshman from Wheaton, Illinois.  He leads No. 2 ranked Nazareth with 298 kills while also tallying 117 digs.  As just a freshman, Zyburt certainly has a bright future as one of the top outsides in the game. 

 

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2014 AVCA NAIA MEN'S ALL-AMERICA TEAMS

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 8, 2014) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce its fifth annual AVCA Men's NAIA All-America Teams.

 

This year's team honors 10 student-athletes: five seniors, two juniors, one sophomore, and two freshmen. This class of distinguished individuals includes three outside hitters, two middle blockers, two setters, two right side hitters, and one libero.

 

Concordia University Irvine, Grand View University and Park University all had two individuals honored, while Lourdes University, Missouri Baptist University, Missouri Valley College, and Clarke University landed one on the list. Earning repeat All-American nods were Rob Cordero (Park), Robert Esser (Missouri Baptist), Mark Metrakos (Concordia University Irvine), and Tyler Wills (Clarke).

 

The selections were made by the AVCA NAIA Men's Volleyball All-America Committee: chairperson Donan Cruz (Grand View University); Tim Johnson (Hope International University); Dan Mathews (Clarke University); Greg Reitz (Lourdes College) and John Yehling (Missouri Baptist University).

 

 

Player

Institution

Pos

Yr

Ht

Hometown

Daniel Arteaga      

Park University

RS 

Fr. 

6'5

Caracas, Venezuela 

Pedro Cardoso 

Grand View University 

OH 

Fr.

6'3

Sau Paulo, Brazil 

Harrison Carroll 

Concordia University Irvine 

RS 

Sr.

6'1

Huntington Beach, CA 

Jo'Lon Clark 

Lourdes University 

OH

Jr.

6'2

Compton, CA 

Rob Cordero*** 

Park University 

S

Sr. 

6'6

Yaracuy, Venezuela 

Robert Esser*** 

Missouri Baptist University 

S

Sr.

6'3

Gilbert, AZ 

Ding Hui 

Missouri Valley College 

L

So. 

6'1

Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Mark Metrakos** 

Concordia University Irvine 

MB

Sr.

6'6

Irvine, CA 

Nikola Vukicevic 

Grand View University 

MB

Sr. 

6'6

Belgrade, Serbia

Tyler Wills***

Clarke University

OH 

Jr.

6'6

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 9, 2014.