VolleyMob’s Men’s Dream Team: TJ DeFalco, Nicolas Szerszen & More

  2 Carly DeMarque | May 11th, 2017 | Big West, College - Men's Indoor, Conference Carolinas, EIVA, MIVA, MPSF, News

Following the conclusion of the NCAA Men’s Tournament and season, we, here at VolleyMob, have determined our first inaugural collegiate men’s Dream Team. Our selections are exclusive to who we believe would make the best starting line-up, including a libero, along with a second and third string line-up to follow.

TJ DeFalco, Sophomore Outside Hitter at Long Beach State

  • Led LBSU with 419 kills
  • AVCA Division I-II National Player of the Year
  • Added 33 aces, 178 digs and 75 blocks to his tally
  • Ranked eighth nationally with a .389 hitting percentage

Nicolas Szerszen, Senior Outside Hitter at Ohio State

  • Led Ohio State with 440 kills
  • Led the nation with 75 aces and .064 aces per set
  • Ranked seventh in the nation with a .389 hitting percentage

Jake Langlois, Senior Outside Hitter at BYU

  • Led BYU with 351 kills
  • Posted 52 aces, 129 digs, and 63 blocks
  • Ranked sixth in the nation with 0.55 aces per set.

Stijn van Tilburg, Sophomore Opposite at Hawaii

  • Led Hawaii with 404 kills
  • Recorded 115 digs and 66 blocks
  • Ranked third in the nation with 4.25 kills per set

Jeff Jendryk, Junior Middle Blocker at Loyola-Chicago

  • Posted 226 kills on a .431 hitting percentage
  • Ranked seventh in the nation with 1.16 blocks per set
  • Recorded 122 blocks on the year

Andrew Sato, Senior Libero at Long Beach State

  • Picked up a team-best 254 digs
  • Ranks eighth in the nation with 2.44 digs per set

Christy Blough, Senior Setter at Ohio State

  • Dished out 1,145 assists
  • Ranked fifth in the nation with 10.41 assists per set
  • Added 20 aces, 130 digs and 44 blocks to his tally

Check out all three teams of the VolleyMob Dream Team Selections below:

Men’s First Team
TJ DeFalco Long Beach State OH
Nicolas Szerszen Ohio State OH
Jake Langlois BYU OH
Stijn van Tilburg Hawaii RS
Jeff Jendryk Loyola MB
Andrew Sato Long Beach State L
Christy Blough Ohio State S
Men’s Second Team
Jabarry Goodridge NJIT OH
Ryan Coenen Lewis OH
Josh Tuaniga Long Beach State S
Chris Nugent Penn State OH
Amir Lugo-Rodriguez Long Beach State MB
Larry Tuileta Hawaii L
Miles Johnson Ohio State RS
Men’s Honorable Mentions
Matt Szews Ball State RS
David Wieczorek Pepperdine OH
Scott Stadick UC Irvine MB
Evan Enriques Stanford L
Leo Durkin BYU S
Jake Arnitz UCLA OH
Lucas Yoder USC OH

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I’d go with Jennings Franciskovic over of Leo Durkin, but both are great setters.

Braden Keith

Berry808 – we actually had that exact conversation when putting this list together. Jennings definitely put up a way more rounded stat-line this season (he hit over .500, had 83 blocks including 17 solo…but we gave a subjective bump to Durkin in that he played without Patch most of the year and still ranked 6th in the nation in assists/set. Something about that spoke to us, though there’s a strong argument in either direction.

About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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