AVCA unveils 2018 high school boys’ volleyball All-American Team

The high school careers for 19 NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball incoming recruits have officially concluded with one of the top national accolades.

The AVCA announced on Wednesday the recipients of the annual Boys’ Volleyball High School Senior All-American Team.

Ohio State led all schools with four incoming freshmen making an All-American Team. The three-time NCAA champions were one of six teams with multiple recruits selected as All-Americans joining Grand Canyon, Pepperdine, UC Irvine, UC San Diego and UCLA.


BYU, Loyola, Penn State and the defending national champions Long Beach State each had one recruit named an All-American.

A nationwide voting committee of high school coaches determined these All-American honors. Players eligible for consideration had to be high school seniors and their high school head coach had to an AVCA member.

The All-American Teams are comprised of players from six states.

California had the majority of All-Americans with 12 players. In addition, Illinois finished second with four All-Americans, while Arizona, Florida, New York and Virginia each had one All-American.

First-Team Boys’ Volleyball High School Senior All-American

Setter: Blake Crisp, Westlake High School (UC San Diego)
Opposite: Jonny Bowles, Chandler High School (UC Irvine)
Opposite: Gabriel Vargas-Featherstone, La Jolla High School (Long Beach State)
Outside attacker: Tim Baldwin, Oak Park High School (BYU)
Outside attacker: Camden Gianni, La Costa Canyon High School (Grand Canyon)
Outside attacker: Luke Lentin, La Jolla High School (Ohio State)
Outside attacker: Daniel Matheney, Bishop Montgomery High School (UCLA)
Outside attacker: Cole Pender, Newport Harbor High School (UCLA)
Middle attacker: James Martin, Cardinal Gibbons High School (Pepperdine)
Middle attacker: Own Wahlgren, Downers Grove North High School (UC Irvine)

Second-Team Boys’ Volleyball High School Senior All-American

Setter: Brendin Chandler, Calabasas High School (Pepperdine)
Setter: Berkeley Miesfeld, La Jolla High School (UC San Diego)
Outside attacker: Tyler Bergeron, McQuaid Jesuit High School (Uncommitted)
Outside attacker: Janke Christian, Sage Creek High School (Grand Canyon)
Outside attacker: Sean Ryan, Lyons Township High School (Ohio State)
Outside attacker: Jack Stevens, Libertyville High School (Ohio State)
Outside attacker: Brett Wildman, Frank W. Cox High School (Penn State)
Middle attacker: Mike Herlihy, Lincoln-Way East High School (Loyola)
Middle attacker: Ethan Talley, Neport Harbor High School (Ohio State)
Libero: Luke Grafton, Loyola High School (Pepperdine)