Stanford's Lawson is MPSF's best
Stanford outside hitter Brad Lawson, a 2008 'Iolani School graduate, was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's volleyball Player of the Year yesterday.
Lawson, a 6-foot-7 sophomore, led the Cardinal in kills (4.78) and service aces (0.37) per set, and was third in digs (1.52), fourth in assists (0.44) and fifth in blocks (0.53).
Stanford senior setter Kawika Shoji ('Iolani 2006) was named to the MPSF first team for the second consecutive year.
Stanford sophomore libero Erik Shoji (Punahou 2008) and Brigham Young sophomore middle blocker Futi Tavana (Kaua'i 2005) were named to the second team.
USC junior setter Riley McKibbin (Punahou 2007) was named honorable mention and Trojan libero Maddison McKibbin (Punahou 2009) was named to the Freshman Team.
Brad Lawson, OH, Stanford
Kawika Shoji, S, Stanford
Jacek Ratajczak, MB, CS Northridge
Kevin McKniff, MB, CS Northridge
Carson Clark, Opp, UC Irvine
Andrew Stewart, OH, BYU
Cory Riecks, OH, Pepperdine
Jordan DuFault, OH, UC Irvine
Futi Tavana, MB, BYU
Casey Krider, S, Pepperdine
Erik Shoji, L, Stanford
Jonas Umlauft, Opp, UH
Garrett Muagututia, OH, UCLA
Evan Romero, Opp, Stanford
Jeff Menzel, OH, UC Santa Barbara
Murphy Troy, Opp, USC
Robb Stowell, Opp, BYU
Dean Bittner, Opp, Long Beach State
Joshua Walker, OH, UH
J.D. Schleppenbach, OH, Pepperdine
Antwain Aguillard, MB, Long Beach State
Setters: Matt Stork (CS Northridge), Reed Chilton (BYU), Nejc Zemljak (UH), Riley McKibbin (USC), Phil Bannan (UC San Diego).
Middles; Tyler Jaynes (Pepperdine), Russell Lavaja (BYU), Dan Alexander (LBSU), Scott Slaughter (UCSB).
Outside hitters: Mike Gaudino (CS Northridge), Tony Ciarelli (USC), Jason Spangler (UC San Diego).
Libero: Andy McGuire (UC Santa Barbara).
Opposite: Jonas Umlauft (UH).
Outside hitter: Taylor Hughes (Pacific).
Middles: Dylan Davis (UC Santa Barbara), Cyrus Kiani (UC San Diego), Nikola Vukicevic (Pacific).
OH/Libero: Maddison McKibbin (USC).
PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Brad Lawson (Stanford)
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Jonas Umlauft (UH)
COACH OF THE YEAR
John Kosty (Stanford)