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.
Chaumont put forth a nearly perfect performance against Viking of Norway to move to the 2nd Round.
Michael Saeta led Chaumont VB 52 to their first win in the Champions League.
The United States will use a familiar lineup in their bid to win a second FIVB World Championship this month.
The drawing of lots for the 2018-2019 Champions League will take place on June 29, 2018. The CEV has finally announced what teams are confirmed for the tournament.
Taylor Averill is among the new additions to Chaumont VB 52 for the upcoming season. Keith West of UBC will also be starting his career with the French Ligue A finalists.
Stephen Boyer is moving to Italy to play next season for BluVolley Verona. Boyer has established himself as one of the most explosive opposites in the world over the past 2 years.
Besides Bann (above), Chaumont has also added Bulgarian National Team member Martin Atanasov and Frenchman Julie Winkelmuller