John Karrs, Director of Athletic Communications
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Barton’s Angelos Mandilaris has been named to the 2020 NVA/AVCA Division I-II Men’s Volleyball All-America Second Team. The teams are sponsored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association and are in their 30th year of existence.
Mandilaris, a senior right side hitter from Chalkida, GREECE, was an honorable mention All-American last spring while his brother – Vasilis Mandilaris – was the program’s First All-American in 2017.
Mandilaris is currently a finalist for the Nicolas Szerszen Award (top non-U.S. born player), the Bryan Ivie Award (nation’s best opposite) and the NCAA Division II Player of the Year. All three awards are sponsored by Off the Block, one of the nation’s top websites with regards to collegiate men’s volleyball coverage.
Mandilaris, a three-time Conference Carolinas Offensive Player of the Year (2018-20), ranked third in the country in kills per game this year (4.42) and his .412 hitting percentage ranked in the top 15 nationally as well. Mandilaris finished with a team-high 217 kills and leaves Barton as the program’s all-time leader in kills with 1,360.
This year, Barton finished with a 13-2 record and a perfect 8-0 mark in league play to go along with a nine-match winning streak to close the season. Over the past four years, Mandilaris led the Bulldogs to an 82-21 record, three Conference Carolinas Regular Season Championships and two league tournament titles and subsequent berths in the NCAA Division Playoffs.
2020 NVA/AVCA Division I-II
Men’s Volleyball All-American Teams
Ryan Coenen, Lewis University, OH, Sr.
Gabi Garcia Fernandez, Brigham Young University, RS, Jr.
Davide Gardini, Brigham Young University, OH, So.
Daenan Gyimah, UCLA, MB, Sr.
Kyle McCauley, UC San Diego, OH, Jr.
Casey McGarry, UC Santa Barbara, S, Sr.
Tyler Mitchem, Lewis University, MB, Jr.
Rado Parapunov, University of Hawai’i, RS, Sr.
Wil Stanley, Brigham Young University, S, Sr.
Gage Worsley, University of Hawai’i, L, Jr.
Mason Briggs, Long Beach State University, L, Fr.
Colton Cowell, University of Hawai’i, OH, Sr.
Randy DeWeese, UC Santa Barbara, RS, Sr.
Patrick Gasman, University of Hawai’i, MB, Sr.
Alvaro Gimeno, NJIT, OH, Jr.,
Angelos Mandilaris, Barton, RS, Sr.
Keenan Sanders, UC Santa Barbara, MB, Sr.
Joel Schneidmiller, UC Irvine, OH, Jr.
Scott Stadick, UC Irvine, MB, Sr.
Connor Walbrecht, UC San Diego, S, Sr.