Carlos Moreno is one of three sophomores in BYU men's volleyball history to earn All-America status. He and junior Jonathan Alleman were named to the Second Team for the 2003 season. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
LONG BEACH -- Junior Jonathan Alleman and sophomore Carlos Moreno were both named to the All-America Second Team today, just before starting play with BYU as the top seed in the NCAA National Men's Volleyball Tournament. Alleman and Moreno join 13 other BYU volleyball players who have received All-America honors.
Jonathan Alleman, a first-year starter and opposite-side hitter from Yorba Linda, Calif., leads the Cougars in kills with 405 on the season, an average of 3.93 per game. Last week Alleman recorded two double-doubles to lead the Cougars to wins over No. 2 Hawaii and No. 1 Pepperdine in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament.
On the season, Alleman has registered double-digit kills in 23 of 27 matches this season, including two 30-kill matches and six with 20 or more kills. Alleman also averages .80 blocks and 1.36 digs per game and has recorded 15 service aces on the season.
Setter Carlos Moreno is a second-year starter for the Cougars and has played a crucial role in getting the team to the NCAA Championships this weekend. Moreno, from Sao Paulo, Brazil, averages nearly 13.5 assists per game with a total of 1439 on the season and has also recorded double-digit kills in seven matches on the season. He ranks second on the BYU roster in serving with 27 aces on the season. Moreno also averages 1.13 digs per game and .76 blocks per game.