Five Rainbow Warriors were selected for All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Men's Volleyball honors, announced April 23 with three named to the All-MPSF Second-Team and two to the All-MPSF First-Team. It is the most UH has had in all-conference selections since 2006.
Seniors Taylor Averill and Brook Sedore both earned first-team honors after leading the No. 3 Warriors to one of the most successful regular-season records in school history. It is Averill's third All-MPSF award and second year in a row selected to the first-team. The middle-blocker leads the conference and ranks second in the country in hitting percentage with .499 (300-52-497) and is also second in the MPSF and fourth in the nation in blocks (1.31 B/S).
It is Sedore's second all-conference honor of his career and first selection to the All-MPSF First-Team. The opposite leads the team in kills and ranks 13th in the program's all-time career kills with 1,076 and third all-time in service aces (117). Additionally, Sedore is tied for fourth in conference service aces with 0.40 SA/S and is third in points with 4.21 P/S.
Juniors Sinisa Zarkovic and Kolby Kanetake, along with sophomore Jennings Franciskovic were selected to the All-MPSF Second-Team. It is Zarkovic's second all-conference award since being named to the all-freshman team in 2013. Although the outside hitter sat out for a small chunk of the season due to injury, he came back strong to finish the regular season with 246 kills (3.08 K/S), 50 blocks, and 117 digs.
It is Kanetake's first career all-conference award after finishing the regular season as one of the country's best defensive specialists. The libero ranks fifth in the country and second in the MPSF in digs (2.83 D/S) and has had one of the best seasons in program history with 269 digs and counting, good enough for fifth-best in rally-scoring single-season records.
In just his first year starting at setter, Franciskovic lands his first All-MPSF Second-Team honor. He ranks second in the conference in assists with 10.71 A/S and notched an MPSF season-best after dishing out 70 assists against Pepperdine earlier this season.
The 'Bows are set to host No. 11 Long Beach State, April 25 in the MPSF Quarterfinal at 7:30 p.m. at the Stan Sheriff Center.