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Felipe Rosa, Tim Johnson, Pedro Cardoso
Men's Volleyball - Wed, Apr. 19, 2017

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its eighth annual AVCA Men's NAIA All-America teams with three Vikings being named to the team and head coach Donan Cruz was named the AVCA NAIA Coach of the Year for the third time in his six-year tenure.

Pedro Cardoso (SR/Sao Paulo, Brazil) captured his fourth All-America honor this season. Felipe Rosa (JR/Sao Paulo, Brazil) earned his second All-American honors and Tim Johnson (JR/Chicago, Illinois) earned his first. Cardoso ranks No.1 in the NAIA in service aces per game (.72) and No. 2 in total service aces (64) along with No. 11 in kills per a game (3.58). Rosa ranks No. 4 in assists per a game (10.44) and No. 16 in total assists (731). Johnson ranks No. 14 in hitting percentage (.348) and No. 19 in total kills per a game (3.36) along with No. 23 in total blocks (78).  

Overall, 12 student-athletes were named All-Americans, including six seniors, five juniors and one sophomore. 2017 marks the first time an Honorable Mention class has been selected. Nine student-athletes earned Honorable Mention recognition. These 21 student-athletes were selected by the AVCA NAIA Men's Volleyball All-American Committee.

All-Americans

    

Daniel Arteage

Park (Mo.)

Senior

RS

Caracas, Venezuela

Pedro Cardos

Grand View (Iowa)

Senior

OH

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Hui Ding

Warner (Fla.)

Senior

L

Hangzhou, China

Kyle Foley

Missouri Baptist

Junior

S

St. Louis, Mo.

Daniel Jacobs

Ottawa (Kan.)

Junior

OH

Burbank, Calif.

Mico Janicijevic

Missouri Baptist

Senior

OH

Gornji Milanovac, Serbia

Tim Johnson

Grand View (Iowa)

Junior

OPP

Chicago, Ill.

Martin Krueger

Warner (Fla.)

Senior

S

Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

Ryan Maune

Lourdes (Ohio)

RS-Junior

MB

Washington, Mo.

CJ Rilveria

Lourdes (Ohio)

Senior

DS

Kula, Hawaii

Felipe Rosa

Grand View (Iowa)

Junior

S

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Oscar Tuero

Park (Mo.)

Sophomore

RS

Santi Spiritus, Cuba

     

Honorable Mention

    

Henrik Falck Lauten

Warner (Fla.)

Sophomore

OH

Frammen, Norway

Cameron Hibbler

Missouri Baptist

Sophomore

OPP

Manchester, Mo.

Connor O'Ryan

Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)

Senior

MB

Elmhurst, Ill.

Murilo Pereira

Park (Mo.)

Senior

MH

Curitiba, Brazil

Luke Pope

Ottawa (Kan.)

Junior

S

Long Beach, Calif.

Isaiah Acfalle

Clarke (Iowa)

Senior

OH

Hollister, Calif.

Paris McFall

Robert Morris (Ill.)

Senior

OH

Maywood, Ill.

Peyton Schirman

Briar Cliff (Iowa)

Junior

OH

San Diego, Calif.

Dalton Tucker

Robert Morris (Ill.)

Senior

L

White Hall, Ill.


 

2017 AVCA NAIA Men's Volleyball National Player of the Year
Kyle Foley, Missouri Baptist

2017 AVCA NAIA Newcomer of the Year 
Luke Pope, Ottawa (Kan.)

2017 AVCA NAIA Assistant Coach of the Year
Tom Sorenson, Ottawa (Kan.)

2017 United States Marines Corps/AVCA NAIA Coach of the Year
Donan Cruz, Grand View (Iowa)

 
 
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