The FrogJump All-Freshman Team honors the top NCAA Division III men’s volleyball freshmen players from the regular season. This is the second year FrogJump has presented the award. 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-Freshman Team had to be among the top 12 vote-getters of all nominees.
Stevens Institute of Technology and Randolph Macon each had two players listed on the All-Freshman team. Elmira, Juniata, New Paltz, Juniata, Springfield, UCSC, Wentworth, and Wittenberg each had one honoree.
Players eligible for this award must have been listed as a freshman on the active roster for an NCAA Division III volleyball team and only be in their first year of collegiate competition.
FrogJump was launched in 2020 and has quickly become the industry leader in DIII Men’s Volleyball Coverage. FrogJump presents many DIII Men’s Volleyball awards, including the annual DIII Preseason All-American Team, the DIII Men’s Volleyball Team of the Week award, and the Positions of the Year Award series.
2023 FrogJump All-Freshman Team
Outside Hitter: Philip Bone, Stevens Institute of Technology
Outside Hitter: Michael Yurk, Wittenberg
Middle Blocker: Tyler Hoke, Stevens Institute of Technology
Middle Blocker: Tristan Christofferson, Vassar
Middle Blocker: Krish Jain, SUNY New Paltz
Middle Blocker: Nicolai Bell, Wentworth
Opposite: Ian Wagenhauser, Randolph Macon
Opposite: Noy Fisher, UCSC
Opposite: Max Barr, Juniata
Setter: Dylan Mulvaney, Springfield
Setter: Kody Rogan, Randolph Macon
Libero: Alex Vega, Elmira
Philip Bone – Stevens Institute of Technology
Bone has been an integral piece of the Stevens rotation this year, shoring up depth at the left pin and helping the Ducks remain one of the favorites for a national championship this year. He ended the regular season averaging 2.31 kills/set while hitting .302.
Michael Yurk – Wittenberg
Michael Yurk has been a featured piece in the Wittenberg offense this year, helping the Tigers be one of the contenders for the MCVL title. He ended the year averaging 2.37 kills/set while hitting .202.
Tyler Hoke – Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoke has been a big addition to the Ducks this year, providing offense, defense, and depth at the Middle position. He finished the year with 90 kills (1.41 kills/set, .382%) and 60 blocks (.94 blocks/set).
Tristan Christofferson – Vassar
The UVC Co-Rookie of the Year was a big factor in Vassar’s success this year, acting as a defensive wall throughout February and March as Vassar found its groove. He finished the season with 56 kills (1.24 kills/set, .416%) and 58 blocks (1.29 blocks/set).
Krish Jain – SUNY New Paltz
The UVC Co-Rookie of the year earned a starting role for the Hawks and never looked back. He finished the year with 115 kills (1.14 kills/set, .348%) and 61 blocks (.6 blocks/set).
Nicolai Bell – Wentworth
Nicolai stepped up for the Leopards throughout the season and never disappointed, helping the Leopards remain in prime position to retain their GNAC title. He finished the year with 91 kills (1.38 kills/set, .531%) and 50 blocks (.76 blocks/set).
Ian Wagenhauser – Randolph Macon
The youth movement at Randolph Macon has many faces, and Ian Wagenhauser is one of them. The freshman Opposite was impactful in every facet of the game, finishing the year with 306 kills (3.56 kills/set, .212%), 51 blocks (.59 bocks/set), and 37 aces (.43 aces/set).
Noy Fisher – UCSC
Noy Fisher was a key part of the UCSC youth movement this year, helping the Slugs vault into the national conversation with his play at the right pin. He finished the year with 196 kills (2 kills/set, .232%) and 40 aces (.41 aces/set).
Max Barr – Juniata
Max Barr filled a glaring need at Opposite for Juniata, and in return has helped the Golden Eagles become a contender for the NCAA championship this year. He finished the year with 147 kills (2.26 kills/set, .190%) 33 blocks (.51 blocks/set) and 19 aces.
Dylan Mulvaney – Springfield
Dylan Mulvaney took the reins of the Springfield offense and never looked back, helping the Pride hit .347 for the year while averaging 11.47 kills/set. He finished the year with 717 assists (9.56 assists/set) and 51 blocks (.58 blocks/set).
Kody Rogan – Randolph Macon
Rogan joins his teammate Wagenhauser as the second Yellow Jacket on the All-Freshman team. Rogan provided a spark at the setting position with his athleticism and competitiveness, finishing the year with 853 assists (9.48 assists/set) and 54 aces (.6 aces/set).
Alex Vega – Elmira
Vega was a defensive stalwart for the Soaring Eagles this year. He finished the season with 180 digs (2.61 digs/set) while helping Elmira secure a spot in the UVC tournament.