Four BYU volleyball players named All-Americans

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Ari Davis
Jake Langlois celebrates a point earlier in the season. Langlois received Second Team All-American honors. (Ari Davis)

The American Volleyball Coaches Association announced four BYU men’s volleyball players to the All-American teams on Monday.

The AVCA awarded sophomore opposite Ben Patch and sophomore outside hitter Brenden Sander First Team All-American honors, junior outside hitter Jake Langlois was named a Second Team All-American and sophomore setter Leo Durkin was selected as an All-American Honorable Mention.

Patch is now a two-time All-American after being named to the First Team at the conclusion of his freshman season in 2013. He led the Cougars this season recording 4.41 kills per set and hit a .389 clip. He also added 1.14 digs per set and 0.71 blocks per set.

Sander was named to the All-America list for his first time in his career. He is one of 25 different Cougars to be named a First Team All-American. Sander was a huge part of the Cougars success this season, recording 3.13 kills per set and hitting .383. He also had 1.07 digs per set and 0.78 blocks per set.

Langlois is also receiving All-America honors for the first time. Langlois helped the Cougars with 3.07 kills per set, a .317 hitting percentage, 1.41 digs per set and 0.92 blocks per set.

Durkin receives All-American honors for the first time as well. He helped the Cougars set to a .363 clip. That is the second-highest in the BYU rally-scoring era. He also recorded 10.54 assists per set, contributed 1.35 digs per set and had 0.66 blocks per set.

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