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Marcus Skacel, Curt Toppel Named Second Team All-Americans
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 05/07/2001

May 7, 2001

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Stanford University junior Marcus Skacel (Laguna Niguel, CA/Santa Margarita HS) and sophomore Curt Toppel (Pacific Palisades, CA/Loyola HS) have both been named Second Team All-Americans by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Skacel earned the first All-American honors of his career after ranking 12th in the nation in dig average (1.99 per game) and 16th in kill average (4.12 pg) for the fifth-ranked Cardinal (14-9 overall). He was also named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week on March 13 after recording 23 and 22 kills, respectively, in wins at UCLA and UC Irvine. In 75 games played, Skacel finished with 309 kills, 149 digs, 41 blocks, 20 service aces and a .293 hitting percentage.

Toppel, who was also a Second Team All-American a year ago, ranks third in the country in kill average (4.12 per game). The sophomore, who had 20 or more kills on eight different occasions, had 364 kills overall and a .318 hitting percentage. The Second Team All-MPSF selection and MPSF Player of the Week (Jan. 24) also had 105 digs, 40 blocks and 22 service aces.

American Volleyball Coaches Association First Team All-Americans

Name Year Position School Hometown

Fabiano Barreto Fr. Opposite Lewis Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Scott Bunker Sr. Middle Blocker Brigham Young Beaver, Utah

David McKienzie Sr. Opposite Long Beach St. Littleton, Colorado

Hector Lebron Sr. Setter Brigham Young San Juan, Puerto Rico

Adam Naeve Sr. Middle Blocker UCLA Westchester, California

Jose Quinones Jr. Setter Penn State Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Costas Theocharidis So. Outside Hitter Hawaii Orestiada, Greece

Mike Wall Jr. Opposite Brigham Young Santa Barbara, California

Mark Williams Sr. Outside Hitter UCLA Los Angeles, California

American Volleyball Coaches Association Second Team All-Americans

Name Year Position School Hometown

Keith Barnett Sr. Setter Pepperdine Naperville, Illinois

Erick Helenihi Jr. Middle Blocker UC Irvine Orange, California

Brad Keenan So. Middle Blocker Pepperdine Westminster, California

Dejan Milidanovic Jr. Middle Blocker Hawaii Kraljevo, Serbia

Matt Olsen Sr. Middle Blocker Brigham Young Simi Valley, California

Jim Polster Sr. Outside Hitter Long Beach St. Laguna Niguel, California

Marcus Skacel Jr. Outside Hitter Stanford Laguna Niguel, California

Curt Toppel So. Opposite Stanford Pacific Palisades, California

Scott Wong Sr. Outside Hitter Pepperdine Pearl City, Hawaii


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