Kelsey Redmond, Sports Information Director
Colorado Springs, Colo. – USA Volleyball released the 16 players who comprise the 2020 U.S. Men’s Collegiate National Team including a familiar face, Felix Chapman (SR/San Jose De Las Lajas, Cuba).
Chapman has been the pinnacle of Grand View men’s volleyball success the past three years. During the 2020 season, Chapman accumulated incredible averages including 5.24 kills per set, a 0.363 hitting efficiency, 1.21 digs per set, 0.8 blocks per set, and 0.55 service aces per set. Registering double-digit kill totals in every match he played, Chapman was a serious offensive threat.
The team includes five outside hitters, five middle blockers, two opposite, two setters and two liberos.
Tyler Mitchem of Lewis was named to the 2020 AVCA All-America First Team.
Belmont Abbey’s Liam Maxwell was named Co-Offensive Player of the Year in Conference Carolinas.
Carthage College’s Matt Slivinski was named to the AVCA Division III All-America First Team.
Stanford’s Jaylen Jasper and Kyler Presho and Chris Hall of USC have all played on U.S. youth and junior national teams. Jasper was a 2020 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention.
The players represent eight USA Volleyball regions: Chesapeake, Florida, Garden Empire, Great Lakes, Lone Star, Northern California, Old Dominion, and Southern California.
The selection process was an open video tryout for all collegiate athletes. They shared links to their game film for review and their VolleyMetrics stats from before the NCAA cancelation were also analyzed.
Unfortunately, due to the regional and national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team will not be able to train and compete together this summer. However, USA Volleyball still wanted to acknowledge these talented athletes.
Name (Pos., Ht., College, Hometown)
Felix Chapman (OH, 6-8, Grand View, San Jose De Las Lajas, Cuba)
Chase Direito (MB, 6-6, Menlo College, Clovis, Calif.)
Danny Farrell (MB, 6-8, Loyola U. Chicago, Westlake Village, Calif.
Alex Gettinger (OH, 6-4, Pepperdine, Wildwood, Mo.)
Chris Hall (S, 6-2, USC, Sherman Oaks, Calif.)
Chase Howard (L, 6-2, Harvard, Virginia Beach, Va.)
Jaylen Jasper (Opp, 6-7, Stanford, Annapolis, Md.)
Will Kimenhour (MB, 6-6, U. of Charleston, Richmond, Va.)
Andrew Kohut (Opp, 6-6, Belmont Abbey, Naperville, Ill.)
Nathan Lietzke (S, 6-6, Stanford, Austin, Texas,)
Liam Maxwell (OH, 6-5, Belmont Abbey, Manahawkin, N.J.)
Timothy McIntosh (L, 6-0, Sacred Heart, Miami, Fla.)
Tyler Mitchem (MB, 6-11, Lewis, Bolingbrook, Ill.)
Kyler Presho (MB, 6-8, Stanford, San Clemente, Calif.)
Will Rottman (OH, 6-6, Stanford, Santa Barbara, Calif.)
Matt Slivinski (OH, 6-3, Carthage, Willow Springs, Ill.)