2018 AVCA DIVISION I-II men's
LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 30, 2018) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce its 28th 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 2.
Long Beach State leads all programs in this year’s class with four AVCA All-Americans honored. The University of Hawai’i was second with three All-Americans while BYU, Ohio State, UC Irvine, and UCLA each placed a pair.
The 2018 selections were made by the AVCA Division I-II Men's Volleyball All-America Committee: chairperson Dan Friend (Lewis); Alan Knipe (Long Beach State), Charlie Wade (Hawai’i), David Heller (Mount Olive), Ryan Booher (King), Danny Goncalves (NJIT), Mike Rumbaugh (Saint Francis), Mark Hulse (Loyola-Chicago), Shawn Olmstead (BYU), Jeff Nygaard (Southern California).
AVCA Division I-II Men's First-Team All-America
|TJ DeFalco*^||Long Beach State University||OH||Jr.|
|Kyle Ensing+||Long Beach State University||RS||Jr.|
|Jeff Jendryk*%$||Loyola University Chicago||MB||Sr.|
|Brenden Sander^||Brigham Young University||OH||Sr.|
|Nicolas Szerszen*^||Ohio State University||OH||Sr.|
|Josh Tuaniga*%||Long Beach State University||S||Jr.|
|Larry Tuileta+||University of Hawai'i||L||Sr.|
|Stijn van Tilburg*||University of Hawai'i||OH||Jr.|
AVCA Division I-II Men's Second-Team All-America
|Nick Amado||Long Beach State University||MB||RS-Jr.|
|Karl Apfelbach||UC Irvine||RS||Jr.|
|Ryan Coenen+||Lewis University||OH||RS-So.|
|Evan Enriques^||Stanford University||L||Sr|
|Gabi Garcia Fernandez||Brigham Young University||RS||Fr.|
|Maxime Hervoir||Ohio State University||OH||Sr.|
|Scott Stadick||UC Irvine||MB||So.|
|David Wieczorek||Pepperdine University||OH||RS-Jr.|
|Joe Worsley||University of Hawai'i||S||Jr.|
TeamSnap/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Year: Announced at NCAA Championship Banquet on May 2.
AVCA Division I-II Men's Newcomer of the Year: Gabi Garcia Fernandez, BYU, RS
* - 2017 AVCA Division I-II Men's First-Team All-America selection
+ - 2017 AVCA Division I-II Men's Second-Team All-America selection
^ - 2016AVCA Division I-II Men's First-Team All-America selection
% -2016 AVCA Division I-II Men's Second-Team All-America selection
$ - 2015 AVCA Division I-II Men's First-Team All-American selection
! - 2015 AVCA Division I-II Men's Second-Team All-America selection
AVCA Division I-II Honorable Mention
|Simon Anderson||Long Beach State University||MB||Fr.|
|Joshua Ayzenberg||Sacred Heart University||L||Sr.|
|Leo Durkin||Brigham Young University||S||Sr.|
|Patrick Gasman||University of Hawai'i||MB||RS-So.|
|Alexander Harthaller||Pepperdine University||OH||Sr.|
|Hunter Howell||Concordia University Irvine||MB||Jr.|
|George Huhmann||Princeton University||RS||So.|
|Price Jarman||Brigham Young University||MB||Sr.|
|Jaylen Jasper||Stanford University||RS||Fr.|
|Aaron Koubi||UC Irvine||OH||Jr.|
|Collin Mahan||Loyola University Chicago||OH||Jr.|
|Brian Negron||George Mason University||S||Sr.|
|Rado Parapunov||University of Hawai'i||RS||So.|
|Joel Schneidmiller||UC Irvine||OH||Fr.|
|Michael Simmons||Lewis University||OH||RS-Jr.|
|Jeff Sprayberry||King University||OH||Sr.|
|Tanner Syftestad||UC San Diego||RS||Sr.|
|Sanil Thomas||Ohio State University||S||Jr.|
|Pelegrin Vargas||Fort Wayne||OH||So.|
|Hayden Wagner||George Mason University||RS||So.|
|Matt Walsh||Ball State University||MB||Sr.|
|Jack Wyett||University of Southern California||OH||RS-Jr.|
|Matt Yoshimoto||Lewis University||S||Jr.|
|Garrett Zolg||Loyola University Chicago||S||Fr.|
AVCA Division I-II Men's First-Team All-America
TJ DeFalco, Long Beach State, OH, Jr.
Stats: 3.61 K/S, .375 Hitting %, 0.55 SA/S, 1.84 D/S, 0.65 B/S
Three-time AVCA First-Team All-American…Joins Tyler Hildebrand (2004-2006) as the only players in Niners history to accomplish that.
Kyle Ensing, Long Beach State, RS, Jr.
Stats: 3.46 K/S, .357 Hitting %, 1.48 D/S, 0.86 B/S
Two-time AVCA All-American (2017: Second-Team)…Fourteenth different player in program history to garner multiple All-American honors.
Daenan Gyimah, UCLA, MB, So.
Stats: 2.31 K/S, .535 Hitting %, 1.22 B/S
Twenty-eighth different AVCA All-American for the Bruins…Tied with BYU for second-most all-time.
Jeff Jendryk, Loyola-Chicago, MB, Sr.
Stats: 2.27 K/S, .457 Hitting %, 0.88 B/S
Four-time AVCA All-American (2017: First-Team, 2016: Second-Team, 2015: First-Team)…Twelfth player in AVCA history to accomplish that, and first for Loyola-Chicago.
Micah Ma’a, UCLA, S, Jr.
Stats: 10.56 A/S, .350 Team Hitting %, 0.48 SA/S, 1.69 D/S, 0.58 B/S
Two-time AVCA All-American (2016: First-Team)…Joins teammate Gyimah as the 25th and 26th all-time First-Team certificates for UCLA.
Brenden Sander, BYU, OH, Sr.
Stats: 3.43 K/S, .321 Hitting %, 0.96 D/S, 0.69 B/S
Two-time AVCA First-Team All-American (2016)…Sixth different player in Cougars history to garner multiple First-Team accolades.
Nicolas Szerszen, Ohio State, OH, Sr.
Stats: 3.72 K/S, .383 Hitting %, 58 SA, 2.16 D/S
Three-time AVCA First-Team All-American (2016 + 2017)…First Buckeye to ever take home three First-Team honors…Second Buckeye to earn three All-American awards (Rene’ Esteves: 1998-2000).
Josh Tuaniga, Long Beach State, S, Jr.
Stats: 10.50 A/S, .379 Team Hitting %, 1.78 D/S, 0.44 B/S
Three-time AVCA All-American (2017: First-Team, 2016: Second-Team)…Joins DeFalco as the sixth and seventh different players for LBSU to pick up All-American accolades three times.
Larry Tuileta, Hawai’i, L, Sr.
Stats: 2.30 D/S, .229 Opponent Team Hitting %, .943 Reception %
Two-time AVCA All-American (2017: Second-Team)…Lone libero on the First-Team in this year’s class.
Stijn van Tilburg, Hawai’i, OH, Jr.
Stats: 3.93 K/S, .328 Hitting %, 1.38 D/S, 0.49 B/S
Second consecutive season taking home AVCA First-Team honors…Fifth different Warrior to garner multiple First-Team honors.
AVCA Division I-II Second-Team All-America
Nick Amado, Long Beach State, MB, RS-Jr.
Stats: 1.57 K/S, .462 Hitting %, 1.18 B/S
Thirty-second different AVCA All-American in program history (most all-time).
Karl Apfelbach, UC Irvine, RS, Jr.
Stats: 3.80 K/S, .309 Hitting %, 1.23 D/S, 0.77 B/S
Joins teammate Scott Stadick as the 23rd and 24th different All-Americans for the Anteaters (sixth-most all-time).
Ryan Coenen, Lewis, OH, RS-So.
Stats: 3.79 K/S, .304 Hitting %, 1.45 D/S, 0.65 B/S
Two-time AVCA Second-Team All-American…Seventh different Flyer (out of 16) to garner All-American honors more than once.
Evan Enriques, Stanford, L, Sr.
Stats: 2.20 D/S
Two-time AVCA All-American (2016: First-Team)…Seventh different Cardinal (out of 18) to make both the First and Second-Team.
Gabi Garcia Fernandez, BYU, RS, Fr.
Stats: 3.44 K/S, .269 Hitting %, 1.32 D/S, 0.83 B/S
Twenty-eighth All-American for the Cougars (tied with UCLA for second-most all-time)…Their 48 total All-American certificates also rank them second in all of Division I-II (Long Beach State is first with 53).
Arvis Greene, CSUN, RS, Sr.
Stats: 4.55 K/S, .308 Hitting %, 1.07 D/S, 0.55 B/S
Seventeenth All-American in Matadors history…Greene is their first All-American since 2010 (Kevin McKniff + Jacek Ratajczak)
Maxime Hervoir, Ohio State, OH, Sr.
Stats: 3.30 K/S, .326 Hitting %, 1.49 D/S, 0.47 B/S
Third consecutive year that Ohio State lands multiple All-American honoress.
Scott Stadick, UC Irvine, MB, So.
Stats: 2.08 K/S, .418 Hitting %, 1.32 B/S
UC Irvine’s 37th All-American certificate is eighth most all-time.
David Wieczorek, Pepperdine, OH, RS-Jr.
Stats: 4.00 K/S, .349 Hitting %, 1.22 D/S, 0.74 B/S
Twenty-third AVCA All-American in program history…The Waves have the third-most certificates in Division I-II (46).
Joe Worsley, Hawai’i, S, Jr.
Stats: 11.02 A/S, .340 Team Hitting %, 1.82 D/S, 0.49 B/S
Twenty-fifth All-American for Hawai’i…Ten of the 25 have come since 2010.