Ohio State, UCSB, Stanford lead nation in All-American recruits

The nationally accolades continue to keep coming for the defending NCAA champions Ohio State.

The Buckeyes had a nation-best three incoming recruits earn a spot on the AVCA First-Team Boys’ High School Senior All-American list that was released earlier this week.


The annual All-American list voted upon by high school coaches from around the nation is comprised of 10 players on the first-team and 10 players on the second-team. In addition, only high school seniors whose high school head coaches are AVCA members are eligible for the All-American team.

UC Santa Barbara led all colleges with five recruits earning All-American honors, all of which made the second-team. Stanford also had four recruits selected to an All-American team.

Along with these schools, USC, Ohio State and Lewis had multiple recruits make an All-American team. Ball State, BYU, Loyola and Penn State each had one incoming freshman recruit receive All-American recognition.

The 20 players on the All-American list represent 16 high schools with Loyola High School and Huntington Beach High School having the most All-Americans.

AVCA FIRST-TEAM BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR ALL-AMERICANS
Setter: Paulie Bischoff, Glenbard West (Stanford)
Setter: Andrew Hillman, Parkland (Ohio State)
Opposite: Jake Hanes, Carl Sandburg (Ohio State)
Opposite: Kyler Kotsakis, Glenbard West (Loyola)
Opposite: Lucas Lodssone, Redondo Union (USC)
Outside attacker: Eric Beatty, Huntington Beach (Stanford)
Outside attacker: Reese Devibiss, Northeastern (Ohio State)
Outside attacker: Sean Morrissey, Huntington Beach (USC)
Middle attacker: Joseph Crosby, McQuaid Jesuit (Lewis)
Middle attacker: Shane Holdaway, Huntington Beach (BYU)

AVCA SECOND-TEAM BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR ALL-AMERICANS
Setter: Davis Boehle, Loyola-Los Angeles (UC Santa Barbara)
Setter: Casey McGarry, Loyola-Los Angeles (UC Santa Barbara)
Outside attacker: Brad Maricle, Palos Verdes (UC Santa Barbara)
Outside attacker: Roy McFarland, Mira Costa (UC Santa Barbara)
Opposite: Eli Wopat, Dos Pueblos (Stanford)
Outside attacker: Zachary Meyer, Wheaton Warrenville (Lewis)
Outside attacker: Declan Pierce, Eden Junior-Senior (Penn State)
Outside attacker: Jacob Thoenen, Christian (Stanford)
Middle attacker: Spencer Smith, Cathedral (Ball State)
Middle attacker: Jack Truman, Loyola-Los Angeles (UC Santa Barbara)