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ST. LOUIS – Setter Kyle Foley and outside hitter Mico Janicijevic were named Men's Volleyball AVCA All-Americans Wednesday night. Foley also earned Player of the Year honors for the second consecutive year. Sophomore middle Cam Hibbler was an Honorable Mention All-AVCA selection.
Foley, a junior from St. Louis, Mo., became the first player to win consecutive AVCA Player of the Year awards since George Roumain of Pepperdine in 1998 and 1999. He currently ranks No. 2 in the NAIA in assists per game with 10.8 and is first in service aces with 62. The junior has won a National Championship in each of his first two seasons and is vying for a third straight title this week.
Janicijevic, a senior from Serbia, earned All-American honors for the third time. He joined Foley and former Spartan Robert Esser as the only MBU players to accomplish the feat. He leads MBU with 347 kills and ranks No. 4 in the NAIA in kills per set (4.2) and No. 9 in total kills.
Hibbler, a sophomore out of Manchester, Mo., has come on strong in his second season. After a limited role as a freshman, Hibbler ranks No. 1 in the NAIA with a .492 hitting percentage and is No. 10 in blocks per set. He has 152 kills on the season.
The Spartans advanced to the semifinals of the National Invitational with a 3-0 sweep of Warner to finish Pool Play 2-0. They'll next play Friday night at 7pm for a chance to reach the championship.