We are proud to present the inaugural FrogJump All-Freshmen Team.
The FrogJump All-Freshmen Team honors the top NCAA Division III men’s volleyball freshmen players from the regular season. This is the first year FrogJump has presented the honor. The honorees were selected/voted on by a committee of FrogJump personnel based on their performances throughout the regular season. A player making the All-Freshmen Team had to be among the top 12 vote-getters of all nominees.
Twelve players made the team in its inaugural year. Aurora was the only school to have multiple players listed on the All-Freshmen team. Loras, Stevens, Stevenson, Alvernia, Elmira, Messiah, Marian, Lasell, and Concordia University of Wisconsin each had one honoree.
Players eligible for this award must have been listed as a freshman on the active roster for a NCAA Division III volleyball team and only be in their first year of collegiate competition (no COVID years people).
FrogJump was launched in 2020 and has quickly become the industry leader in DIII Men’s Volleyball Coverage; started by former DIII athletes for DIII Athletes. FrogJump presents many DIII Men’s Volleyball awards, including the annual DIII Preseason All-American Team and the DIII Men’s Volleyball Team of the Week award.
2022 FrogJump All-Freshmen Team
Outside Hitter: Corey Mayotte, Loras
Outside Hitter: Koby Sherman, Stevens Institute of Technology
Outside Hitter: Tim Flanagan, Stevenson
Outside Hitter: Nic Cummings, Alvernia
Outside Hitter: Alberto Mauricio, Elmira
Middle Blocker: Ryan Givens, Messiah
Middle Blocker: Solomon Dail, Aurora
Middle Blocker: Keanu Ourranitsas-Hayes, Marian
Opposite: Jordan Shinaut, Lasell
Setter: Logan Kebisek, Concordia University – Wisconsin
Libero: Alex Nonhof, Aurora
Corey Mayotte, Loras
Mayotte shored up the OH2 position at Loras, helping the Duhawks gain national recognition in their 2022 breakout campaign. Mayotte averaged 2.55 kills/set while hitting .272% for the season, finishing as the CCIW Newcomer of the Year.
Koby Sherman, Stevens Institute of Technology
The MAC tournament MVP was instrumental to the Ducks success this season. The 6’6″ pin hitter averaged 3.16 kills/set while hitting .278 for the regular season. Sherman capped his year with a stellar performance within the MAC tournament, finishing with 43 combined kills versus Arcadia and Messiah.
Tim Flanagan, Stevenson
The MAC newcomer of the year made a statement in 2022, torching nationally ranked opponents throughout the season. He finished the regular season averaging 2.68 kills/set while hitting .248%.
Nick Cummins, Alvernia
Cummins rarely left the floor for Alvernia this year, playing in 93 percent of Alvernia’s sets this year. The first-year pin hitter finished the season averaging 2.93 kills/set behind a .276 hitting percentage.
Alberto Mauricio, Elmira
Mauricio is slowly making a name for himself in upstate New York, as Elmira shocked the landscape with several upsets this year. The 7-time Empire 8 rookie of the week outside averaged 2.82 kills/set behind a .220 hitting percentage.
Ryan Givens, Messiah
The 2nd Team All-MAC selection made an immediate impact in his first year at Messiah. Providing reliable size and athleticism at the net, the middle prospect lived up to the hype coming into the season. He finished the year averaging 1.03 blocks/set and 1.64 kills/set while hitting .464%.
Solomon Dail, Aurora
Dail proved to be a vital part of the Spartans offense and defense this year. The freshmen Middle averaged 2.07 kills/set behind 4.17 attempts/set all while hitting .369%. He combined this with .92 blocks/set to establish himself as one of the best all around middle prospects in the country.
Keanu Ourranistas-Hayes, Marian
If you’ve played against Marian, this kids name was on your scouting report. Keanu played in over 99% of Marian’s sets this year, displaying an all-around skill set which will keep us talking about him for the next four years. He averaged 1.63 kills/set while hitting .429% alongside .83 blocks/set.
Jordan Shinaut, Lasell
Jordan Shinaut took the GNAC by storm this year. He helped power Lasell to a 22-9 record, the upset of the season over Springfield, and the 2nd seed in the GNAC tournament. He finished the year as a 1st-team All-GNAC selection while averaging 3.57 kills/set on a .343 hitting percentage.
Logan Kebisek, Concordia University – Wisconsin
Kebisek was given the reigns to the program in his first year as a Falcon and helped lead CUW back to the NACC tournament for the second straight year. He averaged 9.8 assists/set and helped the Falcons improve their hitting efficiency from .227 (2021) to .261 (2022).
Alex Nonhof, Aurora
Nonhof becomes the second Spartan to make the All-Freshmen Team in 2022. The first-year libero solidified Aurora’s serve receive with a 2.4 passer rating (3pt. scale) for the year, averaging .18 reception errors/set alongside a pass percentage of .967. Defensively, he finished the regular season averaging 2.79 digs per/set which was good for 15th in the country.
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