Off the Block, Molten unveil finalists for inaugural NAIA Men’s Volleyball National Awards

A nationwide voting committee selected 15 finalists for the Off the Block/Molten NAIA Men’s Volleyball National Awards.

Off the Block announced Tuesday the finalists for the five inaugural position-based NAIA awards — the Off the Block/Molten National Setter of the Year, the Off the Block/Molten National Outside Attacker of the Year, the Off the Block/Molten National Opposite of the Year, the Off the Block/Molten National Middle Attacker of the Year and the Off the Block/Molten National Libero of the Year.

Each national award recognizes the most outstanding NAIA player at their position during the regular season. While several other volleyball organizations present NAIA national honors, these are the first national position-based awards in the history of NAIA men’s volleyball.

About 15 NAIA head coaches comprised the voting committee for these national awards. The top-three vote-getters for each award were named finalists and the student-athlete receiving the most votes will be named the award winner.

The national winners and complete voting results will be unveiled April 23-26 on Off the Block.

Off the Block is a national award winning website and is the nation’s leader in college men’s volleyball coverage. Molten is the official volleyball supplier of the NAIA and is the 2019 sponsor of the NAIA Men’s Volleyball National Awards.

Off the Block/Molten NAIA Setter of the Year

Henrique Gehrke, Lourdes
Jason Harman, Missouri Baptist
Aaron Kummer, St. Xaiver

Off the Block/Molten NAIA Opposite of the Year

Manny Andrade, Robert Morris
Zane Moothart, Aquinas
Evan Gebert, Lourdes

Off the Block/Molten NAIA Outside Attacker of the Year

Luka Cajic, Missouri Baptist
Felix Chapman, Grand View
Victor Pietro, Midway

Off the Block/Molten NAIA Middle Attacker of the Year

Felipe Chagas, Park
Cameron Hibbler, Missouri Baptist
Chase Larson, Hope International

Off the Block/Molten NAIA Libero of the Year

Skyler Capllonch, Missouri Baptist
Emilier De Jesus, Siena Heights
Joudiel Poveymirow, Campbellsville