HUNTINGDON, Pa. – After a year that saw the Juniata College men's volleyball team spend five weeks at the top of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) poll, Juniata placed four on the AVCA's All-America teams. The third ranked Eagles tied Springfield College for the most selections. Juniata has had an All-American named in all 11 years of the AVCA's squads.
Juniors Joe Bortak and Paul Kuhn (York, Pa./Central York) were named first teamers, while redshirt junior Alex McColgin (Buffalo, N.Y./Hamburg) and sophomore Chad Albert earned second team honors. The foursome are the Eagles kill leaders and mark the first time since 2007 Juniata earned four All-America spots.
Bortak, a Penn-Trafford graduate, is a three-time All-American. This is his second first team selection. The middle ranks second nationally in hitting percentage and is third on the team in kills. This is Kuhn's second All-America nod and his first time on first team. Precise behind the service line, he leads the league in aces per set and ranks 15th nationally.
(photo courtesy of Juniata College)