MPSF announces Player of the Year, all-conference teams

BYU after getting the most conference wins in program history and its first MPSF regular season tittle in almost 10 years has now picked up the top individual conference awards.

The conference announced Thursday that BYU All-American outside attacker Taylor Sander is the 2013 MPSF Player of the Year, while the Cougars outside attacker Ben Patch won the 2013 MPSF Freshman of the Year award.


Sander was among the conference and national leaders with a 3.92 kills per game average and had double-digit kills in all but two of the Cougars’ matches during the regular season. The junior also had 37 aces and in March broke the school record for career aces.

Patch was in the nation’s top 20 with a 3.49 kills per game average, including setting the school’s single-match record with 35 kills in a victory against UC Irvine in February. In addition, the freshman became the first person to win back-to-back AVCA National Player of the Week honors.

BYU and Long Beach State led all teams with six players making an All-MPSF Team, while UC Irvine had five players earn all-conference selections.

Check out what players received 2013 All-MPSF honors.

TOP INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
MPSF Player of the Year: Taylor Sander, BYU
MPSF Freshman of the Year: Ben Patch, BYU

FIRST-TEAM ALL-MPSF
Setter: Matt West, Pepperdine
Outside attacker: Levi Cabral, Cal Baptist
Outside attacker: Brian Cook, Stanford
Outside attacker: Taylor Crabb, Long Beach State
Outside attacker: Ben Patch, BYU
Outside attacker: Gonzalo Quiroga, UCLA
Outside attacker: Taylor Sander, BYU
Outside attacker: Kevin Tillie, UC Irvine
Outside attacker: Maurice Torres, Pepperdine
Middle attacker: Dylan Davis, UC Santa Barbara
Middle attacker: Russ Lavaja, BYU
Libero: Michael Brinkley, UC Irvine


SECOND-TEAM ALL-MPSF
Setter: Ryan Boyce, BYU
Setter: Micah Christenson, USC
Setter: Connor Olbright, Long Beach State
Outside attacker: John Baker, Cal State Northridge
Outside attacker: Steven Irvin, Stanford
Outside attacker: Guilherme Koepp, Cal Baptist
Outside attacker: Aaron McCalmont, Cal Baptist
Outside attacker: Josh Taylor, Pepperdine
Outside attacker: Dane Worley
Middle attacker: Scott Kevorken, UC Irvine
Middle attacker: Collin Mehring, UC Irvine
Middle attacker: Spencer Rowe, UCLA

ALL-MPSF HONORABLE MENTION
Setter: Jonah Seif, UC Santa Barbara
Setter: James Shaw, Stanford
Outside attacker: Dalton Ammerman, Long Beach State
Outside attacker: Robart Page, UCLA
Outside attacker: Josue Rivera, BYU
Outside attacker: Brook Sedore, Hawai’i
Outside attacker: Sinisa Zarkovic, Hawai’i
Middle attacker: Taylor Averill, Hawai’i
Middle attacker: Colten Echave, Long Beach State
Middle attacker: Taylor Gregory, Long Beach State
Middle attacker: Parker Kalmbach, Pepperdine
Middle attacker: Drew Staker, Cal State Northrige
Libero: Javier Caceres, Pacific
Libero: Evan Mottram, UCLA

ALL-MPSF FRESHMAN TEAM
Setter: James Shaw, Stanford
Setter: Jonah Seif, UC Santa Barbara
Outside attacker: Ben Patch, BYU
Outside attacker: Sinisa Zarkovic, Hawai’i
Middle attacker: Taylor Gregory, Long Beach State
Middle attacker: Michael Hatch, BYU
Libero: Andrew Sato, Long Beach State

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