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Wiechecki Earns Second-Straight AVCA First-Team All-America Honor

Wiechecki Earns Second-Straight AVCA First-Team All-America Honor

LEXINGTON, Ky. - For the second-straight year, Marymount men's volleyball senior TJ Wiechecki was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Men's Division III All-America Team as a first-team selection.

A year ago, Wiechecki became the first player in program history to earn First-Team All-America honors. This year, he is the first player to earn multiple All-America honors.

Wiechecki was the lone player from the Continental Volleyball Conference (CVC) to be selected to the first team. He finished third in the CVC and sixth in the nation with 3.99 kills per set. He was also third in the conference and sixth in Division III at 4.62 points per set.

Wiechecki finished his four-year stay with 1,439 career kills, the most among all players in Division III this season. He averaged 3.82 kills per set over his career while totaling 516 digs, 231 total blocks and 88 service aces in 114 matches and 377 sets.

Of the 14 players named to the AVCA All-America First Team, Wiechecki was one of only four to be honored more than once. He was also a four-time All-CVC First-Team selection and was named CVC Player of the Year in 2017. 

The AVCA Division All-America selections were made by the AVCA Men's Division III Volleyball All-America Committee: LJ Marx (chairperson), Paul Leon (UC Santa Cruz), Joseph Contello (Brooklyn), Pedro Trevino (Rutgers-Newark), Scott Reslow (Johnson & Wales), Aldis Berzins (Stevenson), Ryan Shopf (Lakeland), Keith Koch (Medaille), Sheila Gisbrecht (Elms), Bill Kropp (St. Joseph's - Long Island), Cal Wickens (Nazareth).

The sixth-ranked Saints finished the season with a 22-7 record, including a mark of 11-2 in the CVC and a trip to the CVC Championship.