Barton’s Angelos Mandilaris named a 2019 AVCA Division I-II Honorable Mention All-American

Barton junior Angelos Mandilaris has earned honorable mention 2019 AVCA Division I-II All-American honors.  Photo courtesy of Matt Proseus
Barton junior Angelos Mandilaris has earned honorable mention 2019 AVCA Division I-II All-American honors. Photo courtesy of Matt Proseus

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Barton College's Angelos Mandilaris has been named a 2019 AVCA NCAA Division I-II Men's Honorable Mention All-American.  AVCA is the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Mandilaris, a junior right side hitter from Chalkida, GREECE, is a two-time Conference Carolinas Offensive Player of the Year (2018-19) and a three-time first-team all-league selection (2017-19) who led the Bulldogs to their best season ever in 2019.

This spring, Mandilaris finished with a league-high and school record 466 kills in addition to 48 service aces, 145 digs and 73 blocks while earning league player-of-the-week accolades five times.  Mandilaris – who ranks second all-time in school history in kills (1,143) – spearheaded the Bulldogs to a 25-5 record including a 14-2 mark in league play in 2019.

Barton also won both the Conference Carolinas Regular Season and Tournament Championships this year and hosted an NCAA Division I-II Championship Opening Round contest for the first time ever against Princeton.  Barton senior outside hitter Vasilis Mandilaris (Chalkida, GREECE) was a 2017 Honorable Mention All-American.

The 2019 selections were made by the AVCA NCAA Division I-II Men's Volleyball All-America Committee: chairperson Dan Friend (Lewis); Alan Knipe (Long Beach State), Rick McLaughlin (UC Santa Barbara), Jeff Lennox (Barton), Ryan Booher (King), Danny Goncalves (NJIT), Mike Rumbaugh (Saint Francis), Mark Hulse (Loyola-Chicago), Shawn Olmstead (BYU), Jeff Nygaard (Southern California).

2019 AVCA NCAA Division I-II
Men's All-America Teams

FIRST TEAM
T.J. DeFalco, Long Beach State, OH, Sr.
Kyle Ensing, Long Beach State, RS, Sr.
Daenan Gyimah, UCLA, MB, Jr.
Micah Ma'a, UCLA, S/H, Sr.
Rado Parapunov, Hawai'i, RS, Jr.
Josh Tuaniga, Long Beach State, S, Sr.
Stijn van Tilburg, Hawai'i, OH, Sr.
David Wieczorek, Pepperdine, OH, Sr.
Gage Worsley, Hawai'i, L, So.
Joe Worsley, Hawai'i, S, Sr.

SECOND TEAM
Nick Amado, Long Beach State, MB, Sr.
Hayden Boehle, UC Santa Barbara, L, Sr.
Corey Chavers, UC Santa Barbara, OH, Sr.
Ryan Coenen, Lewis, OH, Jr.
Gabi Garcia Fernandez, Brigham Young, RS, So.
Patrick Gasman, Hawai'i, MB, Jr.
Collin Mahan, Loyola Chicago, OH, Sr.
Tyler Mitchem, Lewis, MB, So.
Jack Wyett, Southern California, OH, Sr.
Matt Yoshimoto, Lewis, S, Sr.

TeamSnap/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Year:  will be announced at the NCAA Championship banquet on Wednesday, May 1
AVCA Division I-II Men's Newcomer of the Year: Ryan Wilcox, UC Santa Barbara

HONORABLE MENTION
Karl Apfelbach, UC Irvine, RS, Sr.
Avery Aylsworth, Loyola Chicago, L, Sr.
Paul Bischoff, Stanford, S, Jr.
Kyle Dagostino, Stanford, L, Sr.
Kaleb Denmark, Pepperdine, OH, Sr.
Parker Dixon, Princeton, OH, Jr.
Jordan Ewert, Stanford, OH, Sr.
Michael Fisher, Saint Francis (Pa.), OH, Jr.
Davide Gardini, Brigham Young, OH, Fr.
Gianluca Grasso, Southern California, OH, Sr.
Jake Hanes, Ohio State, RS, So.
George Huhmann, Princeton, RS, Jr.
Jaylen Jasper, Stanford, RS, So.
Dimitar Kalchev, CSUN, OH, Sr.
Angelos Mandilaris, Barton, RS, Jr.
Ryan Moss, Southern California, RS, Sr.
Robert Mullahey, Pepperdine, S, So.
Paul Narup, Loyola Chicago, MB, Sr.
Joel Schneidmiller, UC Irvine, OH, So.
Michael Simmons, Lewis, L, Sr.
Pelegrin Vargas, Purdue Fort Wayne, OH, Jr.
Hayden Wagner, George Mason, RS, Jr.
Michael Wexter, Pepperdine, RS, Sr.
Ryan Wilcox, UC Santa Barbara, OH, Fr.
Garrett Zolg, Loyola Chicago, S, So.