AVCA unveils 2015 high school All-American Team

Seventeen incoming freshmen recruits for NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams have now ended their high school careers receiving All-American honors.

The AVCA announced Tuesday its ninth annual High School Senior All-American Team that recognizes some of the nation’s best boys’ volleyball players.

The two-time defending-NCAA champions Loyola led all schools with three incoming recruits earning high school All-American honors.


Long Beach State, Hawai’i, and Stanford each had multiple recruits selected as First-Team All-Americans. In addition, Ball State, BYU, IPFW, Penn State, UC Irvine, UCLA and USC each had one recruit named an All-American.

The All-American voting committee was comprised of 10 high school coaches from across the nation. To be eligible for this award, a player had to be a high school senior and their high school head coach had to be an AVCA member.

AVCA First-Team High School Senior All-American
Setter: Dane Leclair, Loyola
Setter: Josh Tuaniga, Long Beach State
Opposite: Ben Vaught, Hawai’i
Outside attacker: TJ DeFalco, Long Beach State
Outside attacker: Jordan Ewert, Stanford
Outside attacker: Dylan Missry, UCLA
Outside attacker: Ryan Smith, Stanford
Middle attacker: Patrick Gasman, Hawai’i
Middle attacker: Baron Hahn, Loyola
Middle attacker: Branden Oberender, BYU

AVCA Second-Team High School Senior All-American
Setter: Avery Aylsworth, Loyola
Setter: Dante Chakravorti, UC Irvine
Opposite: Alex Dickmann, IPFW
Opposite: Steve Dinneen, Air Force (football)
Outside attacker: Paul Chmura, Bendectine
Outside attacker: John Hildebrand, Uncommitted
Outside attacker: Frank Melvin, Penn State
Middle attacker: Kyle Jasuta, Springfield
Middle attacker: Parker Swartz, Ball State
Libero: Matt Douglas, USC