LEXINGTON, Ky.— For the second-straight year, the Marymount (Va.) University men's volleyball team has received an AVCA All-American. After earning the title of Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III South Offensive Player of the Year, Continental Volleyball Conference Player of the Year, a spot on First-Team All-CVC, the CVC All-Tournament team, and First-Team All-ECAC, junior right-side hitter TJ Wiechecki made his way on to the most elite list in the country for collegiate volleyball, the AVCA All-American list, the program's first First Teamer.
Wiechecki joins teammate senior Tomasz Ksiazkiewicz as the lone recipients of the honor in program history, as Ksiazkiewicz was tabbed a Second-Team All-American last season.
The Wilmington, Delaware native continues to impress after completing his third season with the program, posting astonishing numbers on the offensive end. Wiechecki led the CVC in kills (438), kills per set (4.42), points (504.5), and points per set (5.1). He paced the nation in kills, ranked third in kills per set, and fourth for points per set. Wiechecki also tallied 27 service aces throughout the season to pace the Saints and rank seventh in the CVC.
Throughout the season, Wiechecki bolstered a career-high in kills, reaching 31 kills in a five-set match against Eastern Mennonite University on two occasions. The 31 kills placed him fourth in the nation for kills in a single five-set match, trailing the leader by just four kills. The junior notched twenty or more kills in six different matches of the 28 he played throughout the season.
His efforts have guided the Saints this season to a 13-1 record in the CVC, earning the program's first Regular Season Champion title in its four-year history. In his career so far, Wiechecki has garnered 1,095 kills, 57 service aces, 387 digs, 190 total blocks, and bolstered 1,257.5 points for the blue and white. Wiechecki will return for his senior season in the 2018 campaign, in pursuit of clenching the program's first CVC Tourament title and bid into the NCAA Tournament.