Hawai’i tops all teams with four All-American selections

Photo courtesy of Hawai’i athletics

The team that was ranked atop the national polls for all but the final of the week of the shortened season will finish with the most All-Americans.

Four Hawai’i players earned the accolades as the AVCA on Tuesday announced the annual All-American Teams.

The Rainbow Warriors with one of six teams to have multiple All-American selections. Both BYU and UC Santa Barbara had three All-Americans, while Lewis, UC Irvine and UC San Diego each had two All-Americans.


The All-American honors come after the men’s volleyball season was canceled with a month remaining in the regular season because of the coronavirus pandemic

Along with the All-American Teams, the AVCA announced Tuesday that UC San Diego outside attacker Kyle McCauley was selected as the National Newcomer of the Year. McCauley, who is a junior college transfer, is the first non-freshman to win this award since 2012.

AVCA National Awards

Newcomer of the Year: Kyle McCauley, UC San Diego

First-Team All-American
Setter: Casey McGarry, UC Santa Barbara
Setter: Wil Stanley, BYU
Opposite: Gabi Garcia Fernandez, BYU
Opposite: Rado Parapunov, Hawai’i
Outside attacker:Ryan Coenen, Lewis
Outside attacker: Davide Gardini, BYU
Outside attacker: Kyle McCauley, UC San Diego
Middle attacker: Daenan Gyimah, UCLA
Middle attacker: Tyler Mitchem, Lewis
Libero: Gage Worsley, Hawai’i

Second-Team All-American
Setter: Connor Walbrecht, UC San Diego
Opposite: Randy DeWeese, UC Santa Barbara
Opposite: Angelos Mandilaris, Barton
Outside attacker: Colton Cowell, Hawai’i
Outside attacker: Alvaro Gimeno, NJIT
Outside attacker: Joel Schneidmiller, UC Irvine
Middle attacker: Patrick Gasman, Hawai’i
Middle attacker: Keenan Sanders, UC Santa Barbara
Middle attacker: Scott Stadick, UC Irvine
Libero: Mason Briggs, Long Beach State

All-American Honorable Mentions
Setter: Matthew Ctvrtlik, Harvard
Setter: Kevin Kauling, Lewis
Setter: Carlos Rivera, Long Beach State
Opposite: Simon Andersen, Long Beach State
Opposite: Raymond Barsemian, Concordia-Irvine
Opposite: Evan Cory, Lincoln Memorial
Opposite: George Huhmann, Princeton
Opposite: Jaylen Jasper, Stanford
Outside attacker: Noah Dyer, Pepperdine
Outside attacker: Zach Eschenberg, BYU
Outside attacker: Camden Gianni, Grand Canyon
Outside attacker: Kaleb Jenness, Ball State
Outside attacker: Roy McFarland, UC Santa Barbara
Outside attacker: Cole Schlothauer, Loyola
Outside attacker: Pelegrin Vargas, Purdue Fort Wayne
Outside attacker: Brett Wildman, Penn State
Middle attacker: Luca Berger, NJIT
Middle attacker: Shane Holdaway, Long Beach State
Middle attacker: TJ Murray, Lewis
Middle attacker: Kyle Piekarski, Loyola
Middle attacker: Daniel Wetter, CSUN
Middle attacker: Austin Wilmot, Pepperdine
Libero: Addison Enriques, Concordia-Irvine