AVCA names Chris Schardt All-American

The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) named Johnson & Wales University senior Chris Schardt to the NAIA All-America team for men's volleyball. Schardt leads the NAIA this season in Service Aces per game (.680), Kills per game (4.400), total service aces (73) and ranks second in total kills (471). Schardt guided the Wildcats to a 20-12 season and a national invitational berth. He was also named MAMVIC West Player of the Year following a stellar 2011 season. Chris is the first All-America selection for the Wildcats in all sports. Four student-athletes have previously been recognized as All-America honorable mention.

The selections were made by the AVCA NAIA Men's Volleyball All-America Committee: Bill Gleeson (St. Ambrose University), Paul Lawson (Alverno College), Chad McDole (Graceland University), Ryan McGuyre (California Baptist University), David Schmidlin (Cardinal Stritch University) and John Yehling (Missouri Baptist University).

2011 NAIA All-America Team

Player

Institution

Pos

Yr

Ht

Hometown

Ricky Brazee

California Baptist University

MB

Sr.

6'7

Bonsall, California

Levi Cabral*

California Baptist University

OH/Opp.

Jr.

6'6

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rob Cordero

Park University

S

Fr.

6'6

Yaracuy, Venezuela

Dan Dowjotas*

St. Ambrose University

OH

Jr.

6'3

Westmont, Illinois

Scott Golden*

Cardinal Stritch University

MB

Jr.

6'3

Vernon Hills, Illinois

Blair Penner

California Baptist University

S/Opp.

Sr.

6'3

Fresno, California

Anthony Robinson

Graceland University

OH

So.

6'2

Waianae, Hawai'i

Chris Schardt

Johnson & Wales University

OH

Sr.

6'3

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Kyle Schwetz

St. Ambrose University

MB

So.

6'5

Carol Stream, Illinois

Michael Warren

Lindenwood University

RS/Opp.

Sr.

6'9

Virginia Beach, Virginia

*Denotes number of years named AVCA NAIA Men's All-America

AVCA NAIA Men's National Player of the Year: To be announced Tuesday, April 26, 2011