Men's Volleyball


Sprayberry earns AVCA honorable mention All-America honors

Photo credit: Robert Foster
Photo credit: Robert Foster

AVCA Division I-II All-America Teams

BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men's volleyball player Jeff Sprayberry had a spectacular senior season, and he was rewarded by earning honorable mention All-America honors by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

This marks the second straight year that Sprayberry has earned honorable mention All-America accoldes from the AVCA. Earlier this spring, he was selected first team All-Conference Carolinas for the second consecutive year, earning all-conference accolades for the third time.

During his senior season, Sprayberry recorded double figure kills in all but eight matches in which he has played. The senior ranked 13th in all of NCAA Division I and third in Conference Carolinas with a 3.73 kills per set average, accounting for a team-high 339 kills this season. His season-high if 19 kills came at the University of Mount Olive in February, and he matched that in the conference tournament quarterfinal against Belmont Abbey College.

Sprayberry also ranked seventh in Conference Carolinas with an attack percentage of .294 and 10th, averaging 0.36 service aces per set. The Oak Forest, Ill., native was selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week on April 2. Earlier in the season Sprayberry became the program leader in career kills, and is the only player in program history to have at least 1,000 career kills. Sprayberry ended his career with 1,249 total kills, averaging 3.40 kills per set in his career.

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