Eighteen incoming college freshmen recruits were among the players receiving one of the nation’s top high school volleyball honors.
Volleyball Magazine in its August issue released its 2012 Boys’ High School All-American Teams that featured incoming college recruits from 11 NCAA Division I-II schools.
USC and UCLA both led all teams with three recruits making an All-American team.
Trojans coach Bill Ferguson had three player make the First-Team All-American — including setter Michael Mullahey who also earned the Volleyball Magazine Boys’ High School Player of the Year award. In addition, UCLA and its new head coach John Speraw had a high school First-Team All-American recruit with setter Steve O’Dell and two additional recruits named Second-Team All-Americans.
Along with USC and UCLA, three other schools — Penn State, Loyola and UC Santa Barbara — had multiple recruits selected to the high school All-American teams.
Loyola led the MIVA with two recruits receiving First-Team All-American honors, while Penn State led the EIVA with two players making an All-American team.
Cal State Northridge, George Mason, Stanford, Pacific and Ohio State each had one recruit selected as a Volleyball Magazine All-American.
VOLLEYBALL MAGAZINE HIGH SCHOOL FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
Setter: Nick Alegrado — Cal State Northridge
Setter: Michael Mullahey — USC
Setter: Steve O’Dell — UCLA
Setter: Jackson Carr — George Mason
Outside attacker: Madison Hayden — Stanford
Outside attacker: Thomas Jaeschke — Loyola
Outside attacker: Tui Tuileta (sophomore)
Outside attacker: Treor Novotny — Loyola
Outside attacker: Alex Slaught — USC
Middle attacker: Andrew Benz — UC Irvine
Middle attacker: Matt Callaway — Penn State
Libero: Brooks Varni — USC
VOLLEYBALL MAGAZINE HIGH SCHOOL SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
Setter: Zack Parik — Penn State
Setter: Micah Ma’a (freshman)
Setter: Jonah Seif — UC Santa Barbara
Outside attacker: Jacob Delson — UC Santa Barbara
Outside attacker: Peter Edwards — Pacific
Outside attacker: Christian Hessenauer (sophomore)
Outside attacker: Nick Porterfield — UCLA
Outside attacker: Mitch Vallis — Ohio State
Middle attacker: Owen McAndrews — Loyola
Middle attacker: Kyle Palmer — UCLA
Middle attacker: Darren Sorrel — Uncommitted
Middle attacker: Mitch Stahl (junior)
VOLLEYBALL MAGAZINE HIGH SCHOOL ALL-AMERICAN HONORABLE MENTIONS: Karl Acres (Uncommitted); Jake Arnitz (sophomore); Kyle Bedford (Uncommitted); Pat Bedford (Uncommitted); Bennett Bird (BYU); Parker Boehle (UC Santa Barbara); Branden Clemens (Harvard); Joe Ctvrtlik (Stanford); Kyle Dagostino (sophomore); Evan Enriques (sophomore); Michael Fisher (sophomore); Christian Franceschi (Pacific); Jack Gamache (Lindenwood); Driss Guesseous (Ohio State); Peter Hutz (Loyola); Tommy Leonard (USC); Cody Martin (Uncommitted); Chris Nugent (junior); Chris Orenic (USC); Edgar Palos (Long Beach State); Justin Parks (Pepperdine); Max Richley (Uncommitted); Bradley Sakaida (Cal State Northridge); Spencer Sauter (Penn State); James Shaw (Stanford); Scott Stephanoff (junior); Tim Zyburt (Nazareth)