A nationwide voting committee selected 15 players to the inaugural FrogJump Division III Preseason All-American Team.
The FrogJump Division III Preseason All-American Team recognizes the NCAA Division III men’s volleyball players projected to be the best in the nation during the upcoming season.
Players eligible for the honor had to be on an active roster for the upcoming season. The defending NCAA DIII Champions Carthage led all teams with 3 Preseason All-American Selections. Dominican, Rutgers-Newark, and Springfield each had two honorees. Alongside these schools, Vassar, Messiah, Southern Virginia, Juniata, Fontbonne, and Benedictine each had one player selected to the Preseason All-American Team.
The 13-member voting committee for this award consisted of 10 DIII Men’s Volleyball Head Coaches from across the nation and 3 members of the FrogJump coverage team. The 15 players receiving the most votes were named FrogJump Preseason All-Americans. Players appearing on more than half of the ballots but failed to make the Preseason Team were awarded Honorable Mention. The committee unanimously chose four players for preseason honors; Springfield Outside Brennen Brandow, Springfield Opposite Jarrett Anderson, Vassar Outside Andrew Kim, and Juniata Middle Kevin Duffy.
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FrogJump Preseason All-American Team
Outside Hitter: Brennen Brandow, Springfield***
Outside Hitter: Andrew Kim, Vassar***
Outside Hitter: Ryan Lively, Fontbonne
Outside Hitter: Mason Nissley, Messiah
Outside Hitter: Jared Ray, Rutgers-Newark
Outside Hitter: Nahuel Recabarren, Southern Virginia University
Outside Hitter: Matt Slivinski, Carthage
Opposite: Jarrett Anderson, Springfield***
Opposite: George Kougan, Dominican
Opposite: Andrew Zaleck, Rutgers-Newark
Middle Blocker: Zach Bulthuis, Carthage
Middle Blocker: Kevin Duffy, Juniata***
Middle Blocker: Chase Olson, Benedictine
Libero: Kyle Cohan, Carthage
Setter: Jack McGuire, Dominican
*** Denotes Unanimous Selection
Outside Hitter: Josh Bigford, St. John Fisher
Setter: Matt Knab, Messiah
Setter: Gene McNulty, Carthage