Club All-Americans

18s Club Volleyball All-Americans, Tobolski’s Picks

One writer shares his choices for the 18s Club All-Americans.

K2 18s' Nicklin Hames (playing the ball) is part of the First Team mentioned below. today completes its presentation of the fifth annual Club Volleyball All-Americans, the best of the best in our estimation over the 2017 club season, by revealing those players in the 18s age divisions whom we believe had the most distinguished club campaigns this past year.

We present our Club All-Americans in two versions: (1) those selected by John Tawa, the self-proclaimed volleyball guru for the past 17 years; and (2) those selected by me, in my third year covering the national scene. Fair warning: my list should be better, as I covered virtually all of the 18s over the course of the year.

For each of the four age groups we cover, we will present the All-Americans in three teams of seven, by position, plus an eight-player Highest HM category.

Note that these lists are derived with zero input or post-season lobbying by coaches. Our selections are based on input received during the season and/or personal observation, with heavy (but not exclusive) emphasis on performance during national championship play.

Congrats to those listed below. With only 29 (or so) selected in each age division, we are fully aware that we are omitting dozens of others who are equally deserving of recognition.

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    William Grady

    July 14, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Great list. A little surprised you left out Rettke.

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    William Grady

    July 14, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    I guess Rettke was already at Wisconsin during the club season (which I have never followed).

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    Chris Tobolski

    July 17, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Rettke, Sidney Hilley, probably both would have been club AA had they played club, but yes, both went to Wisconsin early this season.

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