The American Volleyball Coaches’ Association (AVCA) has named Missouri Baptist junior setter Kyle Foley as the NAIA National Player of the Year for the second-straight season.
The 2017 NAIA men’s national invitational tournament began on Wednesday with play-in games in St. Louis, and Missouri Baptist will kick off their run for a 3rd-straight national title on Thursday. They will play in Pool B as the #2 overall seed in the tournament.
Foley had 991 assists this season and ranked 2nd in the NAIA with 10.8/set. That includes pushing to middle blocker Cam Hibbler, who ranks 1st in the NAIA this season with a massive .492 hitting percentage.
Foley started his career at NCAA powerhouse Loyola University, but transferred to Missouri Baptist for the 2015 season. Last year, he was the National Invitational MVP, and has two All-American honors (with a presumed third on the way this season).