Royce Hinton | Posted: 19 Dec 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Three Cougars earn preseason Off the Block All-America honors

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PROVO, Utah – Three BYU men's volleyball players have been selected as preseason Off the Block All-America honorees.

Senior outside hitter Brenden Sander was named to the Preseason First-Team All-America squad while senior setter Leo Durkin and senior middle blocker Price Jarman were added to the Preseason Second-Team All-America list.

The Cougars, tied with Long Beach State, led all teams in Division I-II with three selections.

The honors were voted on by a 16-member committee comprised of men's volleyball head coaches and volleyball reporters from around the nation.

The 10 players receiving the most votes were named Preseason First-Team All-Americans, while the next top 10 vote-getters were selected as Preseason Second-Team All-Americans.

PRESEASON FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICANS

Setter: Josh Tuaniga, Long Beach State
Opposite: Stijn van Tilburg, Hawai’i
Opposite: Kyle Ensing, Long Beach State
Outside attacker: Jake Arnitz, UCLA
Outside attacker: TJ DeFalco, Long Beach State
Outside attacker: Brenden Sander, BYU
Outside attacker: Nicolas Szerszen, Ohio State
Middle attacker: Jeff Jendryk, Loyola
Libero: Evan Enriques, Stanford
Libero: Larry Tuileta, Hawai’i

PRESEASON SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICANS

Setter: Leo Durkin, BYU
Setter: Micah Ma’a, UCLA
Opposite: Arvis Greene, CSUN
Opposite: Calvin Mende, Penn State
Outside attacker: Ryan Coenen, Lewis
Outside attacker: David Wieczorek, Pepperdine
Middle attacker: Price Jarman, BYU
Middle attacker: Kevin Rakestraw, Stanford
Middle attacker: Scott Stadick, UC Irvine
Middle attacker: Matt Walsh, Ball State

Others receiving votes on two or more ballots

Matt Szews, Ball State
Tanner Syftestad, UC San Diego
Joshua Ayzenburg, Sacred Heart
Matt Yoshimoto, Lewis
Mitch Perinar, Lewis
JT Hatch, UCLA
Daenan Gyimah, UCLA
Aaron Koubi, UC Irvine
Vasilis Mandilaris, Barton
Jeff Sprayberry, King
Blake Leeson, Ohio State
Jordan Ewert, Stanford
Dimitar Kalchev, CSUN
Rado Parapunov, Hawai’i
George Huhmann, Princeton
Luke Braswell, Penn State
Gabe Woffindin, St. Francis

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