Wieczorek Earns AVCA All-American Honors

David Wieczorek (19) (Photo by Martin A. Folb)
May 1, 2017

AVCA RELEASE

MALIBU, Calif.: – Redshirt sophomore David Wieczorek, of the 8th-ranked Pepperdine men’s volleyball team, earned AVCA All-American honorable mention acclaim this season as announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association on Monday afternoon.

The honor is Wieczorek’s (Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy) first-career from the AVCA.  He is a two-year All-MPSF honoree with a first team nod in 2017 and second team recognition in the 2016. He also garnered MPSF All-Freshman team status, MPSF All-Academic team and was voted OffTheBlock/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice National Player of the Year last season.

The 2017 selections were made by the AVCA Division I-II Men's Volleyball All-America Committee: chairperson Dan Friend (Lewis); Jay Hosack (George Mason), Danny Goncalves (NJIT), Mike Rumbaugh (Saint Francis), Ryan Perotte (Fort Wayne), Mark Hulse (Loyola-Chicago), Alan Knipe (Long Beach State), Charlie Wade (Hawai’i), Jeff Nygaard (USC), David Heller (Mount Olive), Brandon Skweres (Limestone), Ryan Booher (King).

Wieczorek has been a key component to the Waves attack this season, leading the team in kills in 15-matches, hitting percentage in 13-matches, aces in seven-matches, digs in three-matches and blocks on one occasion.  In the Waves 21-matches played this season, he has played in all of them and started 19, amassing one double-double this season with 18-kills and 10-blocks at USC on February 18.  He has marked 17-matches with double-figure kills this season for the Waves, with a career-total of 30 matches with double-figure kills.  He tabbed his career-best attack performance on April 8 with 28-smashes on a .591 success rate at 5th-ranked UC Irvine.  This season, Wieczorek leads the team with 3.86 kills/set on a .354 attack output, adding 18 aces for 0.21 aces/set, 94 digs for 1.11 digs/set and 50 blocks including three solo stuffs for 0.59 blocks/set.

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AVCA Division I-II Men's First-Team All-America    


 

 

Name

Institution

Pos.

Yr.

Hometown

TJ DeFalco*

Long Beach State University

OH

So.

Huntington Beach, Calif.

Jennings Franciskovic

University of Hawai'i

S

Sr.

Westlake Village, Calif.

Jeff Jendryk+^

Loyola University Chicago

MB

Jr.

Wheaton, Ill.

Miles Johnson*

Ohio State University

RS

Sr.

Carlsbad, Calif.

Jake Langlois+

Brigham Young University

OH

Sr.

San Jose, Calif.

Amir Lugo-Rodriguez

Long Beach State University

MB

Sr.

South Pasadena, Calif.

Andrew Sato

Long Beach State University

L

Sr.

Calabasas, Calif.

Nicolas Szerszen*

Ohio State University

OH

Jr.

Conflans Ste Hne, France

Josh Tuaniga+

Long Beach State University

S

So.

Long Beach, Calif.

Stijn van Tilburg

University of Hawai'i

RS

So.

Amsterdam. Netherlands

AVCA Division I-II Men's Second-Team All-America 

Name

Institution

Pos.

Yr.

Hometown

Jake Arnitz+

UCLA

OH

Jr.

Yorba Linda, Calif.

Christy Blough+

Ohio State University

S

Sr.

Ontario, N.Y.

Ryan Coenen

Lewis University

OH

RS-Fr.

Franklin, Wis.

Kyle Ensing

Long Beach State University

RS

So.

Valencia, Calif.

Jabarry Goodridge

New Jersey Institute of Technology

OH

Sr.

Bridgetown, Barbados

Tamir Hershko%

UC Irvine

OH

Sr.

Hod Ha'Sharon, Israel

Chris Nugent

Penn State University

OH

Sr.

Fair Lawn, N.J.

Michael Saeta

UC Irvine

S

Sr.

South Pasadena, Calif.

Larry Tuileta

University of Hawai'i

L

So.

Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawai'i

Lucas Yoder

University of Southern California

OH

Sr.

San Clemente, Calif.  

TeamSnap/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Year: Announced at NCAA Championship Banquet on May 3. 

AVCA Division I-II Men's Newcomer of the Year:  Ryan Coenen, Lewis, OH

* -  2016 AVCA Division I-II Men's First-Team All-America selection

+ - 2016 AVCA Division I-II Men's Second-Team All-America selection

^ -  2015 AVCA Division I-II Men's First-Team All-America selection

% -2015 AVCA Division I-II Men's Second-Team All-America selection

$ - 2014 AVCA Division I-II Men's First-Team All-American selection

! -  2014 AVCA Division I-II Men's Second-Team All-America selection

 AVCA Division I-II Honorable Mention

Name

Institution

Pos.

Yr.

Hometown

Joshua Ayzenberg

Sacred Heart University

L

Jr.

Long Beach, N.Y.

Andy Benesh

University of Southern California

MB

Sr.

Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

Gabriel Domecus

Ohio State University

L

Sr.

Vallejo, Calif.

Leo Durkin

Brigham Young University

S

Jr.

Las Vegas, Nev.

Evan Enriques

Stanford University

L

Jr.

Punalu'u, Hawai'i

Arvis Greene

CSUN

RS

Jr.

Los Angeles, Calif.

Driss Guessous

Ohio State University

MB

RS-Sr.

Pasadena, Calif.

Thomas Hodges

UC Irvine

OH

Sr.

Melbourne, Australia

Dillon Hoffman

UC Irvine

L

Sr.

San Clemente, Calif.

Price Jarman

Brigham Young University

MB

Jr.

Las Vegas, Nev.

Vasilis Mandilaris

Barton College

OH

So.

Chalkida, Greece

Calvin Mende

Penn State University

RS

RS-Fr.

Redlands, Calif.

Hendrik Mol

University of Hawai'i

MB

Sr.

Sand, Norway

Mitch Perinar

Lewis University

RS

RS-So.

Channahon, Ill.

Kevin Rakestraw

Stanford University

MB

RS-Jr.

Newport Beach, Calif.

Brenden Sander

Brigham Young University

OH

Jr.

Huntington Beach, Calif.

Michael Simmons

Lewis University

L

RS-So.

Aurora, Ill.

Jeff Sprayberry

King University (TN)

OH

Jr.

Oak Forest, Ill.

Scott Stadick

UC Irvine

MB

Fr.

Watertown, Wis.

Mitch Stahl

UCLA

MB

Sr.

Chambersburg, Pa.

Matt Szews

Ball State University

RS

Fr.

Brookfield, Wis.

Matt Walsh

Ball State University

MB

Jr.

Chicago, Ill.

David Wieczorek

Pepperdine University

OH

RS-So.

Chicago, Ill.

Matt Yoshimoto

Lewis University

S

So.

Ventura, Calif.

Bryce Yould

Long Beach State University

MB

Sr.

Laguna Niguel, Calif.

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