Averill lead his team with 20 points, but dropped a tight match 3-2 in the first leg of the 2nd Round.
Chaumont looks to continue their hot streak through to the 3rd Round.
Tanner Syftestad led United Volleys Frankfurt in his Champions League debut.
Chaumont put forth a nearly perfect performance against Viking of Norway to move to the 2nd Round.
Jochen Schops has led Poitiers to an undefeated start to the season after a 3-1 win over Nantes Reze.
Poitiers got an upset win over Chaumont to start the season.
Levi Cabral led Montpellier to a win to open the French Ligue A season.
Michael Saeta led Chaumont VB 52 to their first win in the Champions League.
Mitch Stahl is making the move to the Tours VB, the French champions in 2018.
Zessi was a member of Cameroon’s national team at the 2016 Olympics, and won a gold medal with the team at the 2017 African Cup of Nations.