Loyola outside Jaeschke wins AVCA National Player of the Year

The National Player of the Year for the first time in the award’s history is going to a Midwest player.

The AVCA announced Wednesday night that Loyola All-American outside attacker Thomas Jaeschke was selected as the 2015 AVCA National Player of the Year.


Jaeschke led the MIVA averaging 0.57 aces per game and was fifth in the nation with a 4.20 kills per game average. In addition, the All-American junior had double-digit kills in all but three matches he played in this season as he helped the defending NCAA champions Loyola win the MIVA championship to qualify for the NCAA Tournament.

Along with being the National Player of the Year, Jaeschke repeated as the MIVA Player of the Year. He also won the 2015 Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Server of the Year and was named a finalist for the Karch Kiraly Award for the nation’s top outside attacker.

A nationwide voting committee of coaches selected the AVCA National Player of the Year.

This is one of two National Player of the Year awards presented in college men’s volleyball. Volleyball Magazine will announce its National Player of the Year following the NCAA Tournament.