A nationwide voting committee has selected 15 players for an annual preseason college men’s volleyball honor.
Off the Block announced on Friday the Off the Block Division III Preseason All-American Team that recognizes the NCAA Division III players projected to be the best in the nation during the upcoming season.
Stevens was the only school to have multiple Preseason All-American Team selections. The other schools to have a Preseason All-American were Arcadia, Benedictine, Carthage, Dominican, Elms, Endicott, Lancaster Bible, MSOE, NYU, Southern Virginia, Springfield, Stevenson and SUNY New Paltz.
Players eligible for the Preseason All-American Teams had to be on an active roster of a Division III men’s volleyball team.
The 16-member voting committee for this preseason honor was comprised of Division III men’s volleyball head coaches from around the nation. The top 15 vote-getters from the committee’s ballots earned a spot on the Preseason All-American Team.
The voting committee also unanimously selected four players as Preseason All-Americans — Arcadia middle attacker Austin Braas, SUNY New Paltz setter Matt Grace, Stevens opposite David Lehman and Southern Virginia outside attacker Nahuel Recabarren.
Off the Block is the only volleyball organization to present Preseason All-American Teams in college men’s volleyball.
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Division III Preseason All-American Team
Setter: Matt Grace, SUNY New Paltz
Opposite: David Lehman, Stevens
Opposite: Elijah Medlock, Benedictine
Opposite: Nate Miller, Lancaster Bible
Outside attacker: Jack Bittker, Stevens
Outside attacker: Brennan Brandow, Springfield
Outside attacker: Ethan Klosak, Dominican
Outside attacker: Bryn Lipton, Endicott
Outside attacker: Nahuel Recabarren, Southern Virginia
Outside attacker: Matt Slivinski, Carthage
Outside attacker: Jeremy Torres, Elms
Middle attacker: Austin Braas, Arcadia
Middle attacker: Neil Ferraro, NYU
Middle attacker: Nathan Reynolds, Stevenson
Libero: Danny Martens, MSOE
Division III Preseason All-American Honorable Mentions
Opposite: Jarret Anderson, Springfield
Opposite: Aaron Carrk, SUNY New Paltz
Outside attacker: Josh Bigford,
Middle attacker: Kevin Duffy, Juniata
Middle attacker: Nick O’Malley, SUNY New Paltz
Libero: Johjan Mussa Robles, Springfield