May 2, 2000
Stanford, Calif.-- Freshman middle blocker Curt Toppel (Pacific Palisades, CA/Malibu HS) earned second team All-America honors released by the American Volleyball Association.
Toppel secured a spot on the list after leading the nation in kills per game average at 8.65. Three freshmen, including Toppel, made the All-America list and the MPSF placed 14 players on the 18 player team.
AVCA First Team All-America Rene Esteves Ohio State MB David McKienzie Long Beach State OH Reid Priddy Loyola Marymount OH Matt Prosser Long Beach State MB Hector Soto IPFW OH Donald Suxho USC S Brandon Taliaferro UCLA S Costas Theocharidis Hawaii OH Scott Wong Pepperdine OH
AVCA Second Team All-America Curt Toppel Stanford Opp Angel Aja Ohio State S Brook Billings USC Opp Andre Breuer Pepperdine OH Scott Bunker BYU MB Chris Gissien IPFW S Brad Keenan Pepperdine MB Eduardo Quinones Lewis OH Chris Seiffert Long Beach State Opp
AVCA Newcomer of the Year: Costas Theocharidis, Hawaii
AVCA Player of the Year: Donald Suxho, USC