University of Hawaii men's volleyball players Taylor Averill and Brook Sedore were named to the AVCA Division I-II All-America teams. Averill was one of 10 players selected to the first team while Sedore was an honorable mention pick.
Averill is the program's first All-American since Jonas Umlauft was a first-team selection in 2010 & '11. Just last week, both players were mentioned on the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Conference teams.
Averill, a junior middle blocker from San Jose, Calif., ranked second in the MPSF in hitting percentage (.477) and fifth in blocking (1.22 per set). He also averaged 2.17 kills per set and had 14 service aces. Sedore, junior opposite from Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada, led the team with a 3.70 kills per set average that ranked ninth in the MPSF. He also had a team-high 26 service aces and averaged 1.01 digs and 0.55 blocks per set while hitting at a .290 clip.
Averill will be presented with his first team award at the NCAA Men's Volleyball Championship Banquet on the campus of Loyola-Chicago, Wednesday, April 30.
A total of 37 student-athletes were honored by the AVCA to the first-team, second-team, and honorable mention.