2012 Men's NAIA All-American Team Announced

4/19/2012

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 19, 2012) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is pleased to announce its third annual NAIA Men's Volleyball All-America Team.

 

This year's team honors 10 student-athletes: three seniors, two juniors, four sophomores and one freshman.  Four of the distinguished individuals are outside hitters, while three middle blockers, two setters and one right side hitter earn accolades.

 

Both St. Ambrose University and Missouri Baptist College had two individuals honored, while Cardinal Stritch University, Graceland University, Hope International University, Grand View University, Clarke University and Park University each landed one player on the list. Earning repeat All-America nods were Dan Dowjotas (St. Ambrose University), Anthony Robinson (Graceland University), Kyle Schwetz (St. Ambrose University) and Fray Arteaga (Park University).

The selections were made by the AVCA NAIA Men's Volleyball All-America Committee: Bill Gleeson - Chair (St. Ambrose University), Paul Lawson (Alverno College), Chad McDole (Park University), Kristofer Dorn (Clarke University), Donan Cruz (Grand View University) and John Yehling (Missouri Baptist University).


2012 AVCA NAIA MEN'S ALL-AMERICA TEAMS

  

Player

Institution

Pos

Yr

Ht

Hometown

Fray Arteaga**      

Park University

OH 

Sr.

6'2

Maracay, Venezuela 

Gustavo Cintron 

Missouri Baptist College 

RS/Opp. 

So.

6'2

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 

Dan Dowjotas*** 

St. Ambrose University 

OH 

Sr.

6'3

Westmont, Illinois 

Robert Esser

Missouri Baptist College

S

So.

6'4

Gilbert, Arizona

Noah Mader 

Cardinal Stritch University 

MB

So.

6'7

Appleton, Wisconsin 

Danilo Pereira

Hope International University

Sr.

6'2

Belo Horizonte, Brazil 

Anthony Robinson**

Graceland University

OH

Jr.

6'2

Waianae, Hawai'i

Kyle Schwetz**

St. Ambrose University 

MB 

Jr.

6'5

Carol Stream, Illinois

Nikola Vukicevic 

Grand View University 

MB

So.

6'6

Belgrade, Serbia 

Tyler Wills

Clarke University

OH 

Fr.

6'6

Galena, IL 

    

*Denotes number of years named AVCA NAIA Men's All-America

 

AVCA NAIA Men's National Player of the Year: To be announced Thursday, April 26, 2012

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