Briar Cliff men's volleyball player Peyton Schirman has been named to the 2017 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) NAIA All-American team as an honorable mention selection.
Schirman has already garnered other post season awards, being named the Newcomer of the Year in the conference and he was also a first team all-conference selection. Schirman, a 6-4 junior outside hitter from San Diego, California, was named the NAIA Player of the Week earlier this season and helped take the BC men's volleyball program to new heights during his first season after transferring from NCAA Division II Mount Olive. Schirman led the Chargers in kills this season with 335, hitting .292 with 120 errors on 737 attacks. His 5.00 kills pet set was the best average in the nation and his 335 kills ranked seventh in the NAIA. In his 19 matches played, Schirman had double-digit kills in 17 contests with a season-high 35 kills against Robert Morris. Schirman also notched 12 service aces, 114 digs and 38.0 blocks in his first season in the Blue and Gold.
This year's awards are the eighth annual presented by the AVCA and it marks the first season that the All-American team was extended to 12 student athletes and honorable mentions. The complete list of AVCA All-Americans can be seen below.
AVCA NAIA All-America
Daniel Arteaga*** Park University OH Sr. Caracas, Venezuela
Pedro Cardoso**** Grand View University OH Sr. Sao Paulo, Brazil
Hui Ding**** Warner University L Sr. Hangzhou, China
Kyle Foley*** Missouri Baptist University S Jr. St. Louis, Mo.
Daniel Jacobs Ottawa University RS Jr. Burbank, Calif.
Mico Janicijevic*** Missouri Baptist University OH Sr. Gornji Milanovac, Serbia
Tim Johnson Grand View University RS Jr. Chicago, Ill.
Martin Krueger** Warner University S Sr. Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Ryan Maune Lourdes University MB RS-Jr. Washington, Mo.
CJ Rilveria Lourdes University L Sr. Kula, Hawai'i
Felipe Rosa** Grand View University S Jr. Sao Paulo, Brazil
Oscar Tuero Park University MB So. Santi Spiritus, Cuba
*Denotes number of years named an AVCA NAIA Men's All-American
AVCA NAIA Honorable Mention All-America
Isaiah Acfalle Clarke University OH Sr. Hollister, Calif.
Henrik Falck Lauten Warner University OH So. Drammen, Norway
Cameron Hibbler Missouri Baptist University MB So. Manchester, Mo.
Paris McFall Robert Morris College (IL) RS Sr. Maywood, Ill.
Connor O'Ryan Cardinal Stritch University MB Sr. Elmhurst, Ill.
Murilo Pereira Park University MB Sr. Curitiba, Brazil
Luke Pope Ottawa University S Jr. Long Beach, Calif.
Peyton Schirman Briar Cliff University OH Jr. San Diego, Calif.
Dalton Tucker Robert Morris College (IL) L Sr. White Hall, Ill.