NAIA - Men's Volleyball - Grand View (Iowa) - Felix Chapman - Player of the Year

2020 Men's Volleyball All-Americans, Player and Coach of the Year Announced

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 2020 Men’s Volleyball All-America Teams along with Player and Coach of the Year.

Coach Eric Snyder of Campbellsville (Ky.) was named the 2020 NAIA Coach of the Year in his second season as head coach of the Tigers. Snyder coached his team to a 23-2 record on the season where the team was ranked as high as No. 1 for the first and second time in program history. The Tigers only losses on the season were to Belmont Abbey (N.C.) and Limestone (S.C.) both NCAA DII schools. The team boasted ranked wins over Aquinas (Mich.), Grand View (Iowa) and Missouri Baptist.

Felix Chapman of Grand View was named the 2020 NAIA Player of the Year and became a two time player of the year after receiving the award in 2019. He finished the year with 5.24 kills per game, 0.363 hitting percentage, 37 service aces and 51 total blocks (17 solo). The senior ranked No. 1 in the NAIA in two statistical categories: total kills (351) and kills per game (5.24). Chapman recorded season-highs of 21 kills, six aces and six blocks. The outside hitter notched a higher season total in service aces (37) and points per game (6.30) in fewer matches than his previous two seasons at Grand View. Chapman also boasts two NAIA Player of the Week awards on week 1 and week 6.

Park (Mo.) boasts the most All-America selections with four between first and second teams. Campbellsville, Grand View, Lourdes (Ohio) and Missouri Baptist each boast three selections between first, second and/or honorable mention selections.

Seven All-America selections from 2019 were selected again in 2020: four were named to the first team, two were named to the second team and one was named an honorable mention.

Player of the Year: Felix Chapman, Grand View (Iowa)

Coach of the Year: Eric Snyder, Campbellsville (Ky.)

First Team

Name School Position Class Hometown
Bobby Henige* Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) MB SR Phoenix, Ariz.
John Montalvo Campbellsville (Ky.) L R-JR Ocala, Fla.
Felix Chapman* Grand View (Iowa) OH SR San Jose De Las Lajas, Cuba
Raffy Polanco Grand View (Iowa) RS SR Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Edin Ibrahimovic* Menlo (Calif.) OH SO Brcko, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Luka Cajic* Missouri Baptist OH SR Subotica, Serbia
Hiago Crins Park (Mo.) RS JR Paranapanema, Brazil
Luciano Bucci Park (Mo.) S JR San Salvo, Italy
Kyle Anema Vanguard (Calif.) OH SO La Mirada, Calif.

 

Second Team

Name School Position Class Hometown
Ramon Matos Campbellsville (Ky.) MB JR Chicago, Ill.
Francisco Arredondo Grand View (Iowa) S FR Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Jeff Lam* Lourdes (Ohio) OH JR Richmond, B.C.
Miljan Kastratovic* Missouri Baptist OH/RS SO Budva, Montenegro
Jason Harman Missouri Baptist S SR St. Louis, Mo.
Felipe Guirau Park (Mo.) OH JR Maua, Brazil
Felipe Chagas Park (Mo.) MB JR Goiania, Brazil
Emilier DeJesus Siena Heights (Mich.) L SR Chesterton, Ind.
Grand Ooms St. Xavier (Ill.) OH JR Shorewood, Ill.

 

Honorable Mention

Name School Position Class Hometown
Landon Fuller Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) OH FR Tempe, Ariz.
Rafael Cruz Campbellsville (Ky.) OH SR Greenwood, Ind.
Trey Hunter Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) MB SR Huntington Beach, Calif.
Evan Gebert* Lourdes (Ohio) RS R-SR Fort Wayne, Ind.
Henrique Gehrke* Lourdes (Ohio) S JR Blumenau, Brazil
Chase Direto Menlo (Calif.) MB SO Clovis, Calif.
Adrian Constant Midway (Ky.) RS SR All Saints, Antigua
Ben Steffen Mount Mercy (Iowa) MB JR Madison, Wis.
Bryce Thompson Vanguard (Calif.) S SO Los Alamitos, Calif.

*2019 All-American

 

Championship Information


2nd ANNUAL 
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL 
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
April 19-24, 2021
Charles S. Johnson Wellness Center
Des Moines, Iowa