2018 Men’s VolleyMob All-America Third Team + HM: Tanner Syftestad Leads the Way

  1 Derek Johnson | May 09th, 2018 | Big West, College - Men's Indoor, Conference Carolinas, EIVA, Independents, MIVA, MPSF, News

The 2018 NCAA DI-II Men’s Season has come to its conclusion with Long Beach State winning the National Championship. Now let’s transition to some individual accolades to give out.

This week, we will present our end-of-season VolleyMob awards, starting with our All-Freshman Team yesterday, our Third-Team today, Second-Team tomorrow and First-Team on Friday. For each level of All-America recognition, we’ve selected six players plus a libero, similar to a starting lineup. The week will culminate on Saturday with us naming our National Player of the Year and Coach of the Year.

*Note: All-Americans and National Player of the Year were voted on by a VolleyMob staff of writers and compiled based on the aggregate results.

VOLLEYMOB THIRD TEAM ALL-AMERICANS
OH: Brenden Sander – Senior/BYU
OH: Ryan Coenen – RS Sophomore/Lewis
MB: Pedro Carvalho – Freshman/Lincoln Memorial
MB: Nick Amado – RS Junior/Long Beach State
S: Sanil Thomas – Junior/Ohio State
RS: Tanner Syftestad – Senior/UC San Diego
L: Jacob Weiser – Senior/Concordia Irvine

VolleyMob All-America Honorable Mention:

OH: Liam Maxwell (Belmont Abbey), Jeff Sprayberry (King), Pelegrin Vargas (Fort Wayne), Collin Mahan (Loyola Chicago)

MB: Price Jarman (BYU), Tyler Mitchem (Lewis), Junior Oboh (Princeton), Brad Gretsch (Harvard), Maxime Hervoir (Ohio State)

S: Brian Negron (George Mason), Joe Worsley (Hawaii), Dante Chakravorti (UC Irvine)

RS: Karl Apfelbach (UC Irvine), Angelos Mandilaris (Barton), Christian Hessenauer (UCLA), Gabi Garcia Fernandez (BYU)

L: Evan Enriques (Stanford), David Parker (UC Irvine), Florian Ruhm (Limestone)

 

VOLLEYMOB’S 2018 ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM:

BRENDEN SANDER, SENIOR OUTSIDE HITTER AT BYU

6’4″ | Huntington Beach, California

  • 2018 Stats: 3.43 kills per set (.321), 0.96 digs per set, 0.69 blocks per set, 0.39 aces per set
  • Ranked 26th (9th among NCAA Tourn. teams) in the NCAA in points per set (4.14) & 27th in hitting %
  • BYU finished 22-7 and ranked 3rd in the VM Top 20, making the Volley Four

RYAN COENEN, RS SOPHOMORE OUTSIDE HITTER AT LEWIS

6’9″ | Franklin, Wisconsin

  • 2018 Stats: 3.79 kills per set (.304), 1.45 digs per set, 0.65 blocks per set, 0.35 aces per set
  • Ranked 9th in the NCAA in kills per set & 11th in points per set (4.51)
  • Lewis finished 19-11 and ranked 8th in the VM Top 20

PEDRO CARVALHO, SOPHOMORE MIDDLE BLOCKER AT LMU

6’7″ | Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • 2018 Stats: 1.86 kills per set (.410), 1.54 blocks per set, 0.27 digs per set, 0.27 aces per set
  • Led the country in blocks per set, top five in hitting percentage
  • Lewis finished 14-13 and won the IVA Tournament Championship

NICK AMADO, RS JUNIOR MIDDLE BLOCKER AT LBSU

6’6″ | Aliso Niguel, California

  • 2018 Stats: 1.51 kills per set (.442), 1.18 blocks per set, 0.24 digs per set, 0.03 aces per set
  • If eligible, hitting % would’ve ranked top three in the NCAA; Ranked 5th in blocks per set
  • LBSU finished 28-1 and ranked 1st in the VM Top 20, winning the National Championship

SANIL THOMAS, JUNIOR SETTER AT OHIO STATE

6’0″ | Tinley Park, Illinois

  • 2018 Stats: 11.28 assists per set, 1.86 digs per set, 0.34 blocks per set, 0.27 aces per set, 0.06 kills per set
  • Led the nation in assists per set; Ohio State hit .343, good for 3rd in the NCAA
  • Ohio State finished 25-6 and ranked 5th in the VM Top 20, making the Volley Four

TANNER SYFTESTAD, SENIOR OPPOSITE AT UC SAN DIEGO

6’8″ | Sacramento, California

  • 2018 Stats: 4.48 kills per set (.314), 1.63 digs per set, 0.72 blocks per set, 0.31 aces per set
  • Ranked 2nd in the country in points per set (5.18) and 24th in hitting percentage
  • Had 20 or more kills on eight separate occasions, including 27 in three

JACOB WEISER, SENIOR LIBERO AT CONCORDIA IRVINE

6’0″ | Huntington Beach, California

  • 2018 Stats: 2.77 digs per set, 0.57 assists per set
  • Ranked 4th in the NCAA in digs per set and 1st among teams who are ranked
  • Concordia Irvine finished 16-15 and ranked 14th in the VM Top 20

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Who makes these lists ? Obviously they haven’t been watching the same volleyball games we’ve been watching

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