Freshmen, sophomores dominates AVCA All-American Team list

The underclassmen were well represented on the AVCA All-American list.

The AVCA announced Monday that a combined six freshmen and sophomores were among the players to earn First-Team All-American honors.

This is one of the first times in the history of the AVCA All-American poll that three freshmen received All-American honors with UCLA setter Micah Ma’a and Long Beach State outside attacker TJ DeFalco making the First-Team. In addition, four sophomores received First-Team honors, while two sophomores were Second-Team selections.


BYU, Long Beach State, Ohio State, Stanford and UCLA each led all teams with three players earning a spot on an All-American list. The Cardinal were also the only team to have three First-Team All-Americans.

A 12-person voting committee comprised of head coaches from all four college men’s volleyball conferences selected the annually All-American Team.

Setter: Micah Ma’a, UCLA
Setter: James Shaw, Stanford
Opposite: Miles Johnson, Ohio State
Opposite: Ben Patch, BYU
Outside attacker: TJ DeFalco, Long Beach State
Outside attacker: Brenden Sander, BYU
Outside attacker: Nicolas Szerszen, Ohio State
Middle attacker: Conrad Kaminski, Stanford
Middle attacker: Bobby Walsh, Lewis
Libero: Evan Enriques, Stanford

Setter: Christy Blough, Ohio State
Setter: Josh Tuaniga, Long Beach State
Opposite: Matt Tarantino, Pepperdine
Outside attacker: Jake Arnitz, UCLA
Outside attacker: Jake Langlois, BYU
Outside attacker: Sinisa Zarkovic, Hawai’i
Middle attacker: Taylor Gregory, Long Beach Stat
Middle attacker: Jeff Jendryk, Loyola
Middle attacker: Mitch Stahl, UCLA
Libero: Kolby Kanetake, Hawai’i

Setter: Leo Durkin, BYU
Setter: Peter Hutz, Loyola
Setter: Jonah Seif, UC Santa Barbara
Opposite: Branen Clemens, Harvard
Opposite: Mitch Perinar, Lewis
Opposite: Andy Sellan, IPFW
Outside attacker: Jabarry Goodridge, NJIT
Outside attacker: Madison Hayden, Stanford
Outside attacker: Gerrard Lipscombe, Grand Canyon
Outside attacker: Mike Michelau, Erskine
Outside attacker: Chris Nugen, Penn State
Middle attacker: Tommy Carmody, Pepperdine
Middle attacker: Enrique de Diego Garcia, Cal Baptist
Middle attacker: Mike Marshman, St. Francis
Middle attacker: Nicholas Olson, Loyola
Middle attacker: Jacob Schmiegelt, Lewis
Libero: Luis Bertran, IPFW
Libero: Gabriel Domecus, Ohio State
Libero: Johnny Gomez, George Mason
Libero: Andrew Sato, Long Beach State

One Reply to “Freshmen, sophomores dominates AVCA All-American Team list”

  1. The amount of post season awards that Stanford is pulling in is a bit odd given their end-of-year collapse.

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