Hughes Named To The Off The Block Preseason All-American Teams
Stockton, Calif. –Pacific men's volleyball junior Taylor Hughes was honored this week after a nationwide voting committee selected 21 players to the Off the Block Preseason All-American Teams. Hughes was listed as a Second-Team All American, while teammates Sean Daley and Javier Caceres received votes from the committee.
The Off the Block Preseason All-American Teams recognizes the Division I-II men's volleyball players projected to be the best in the nation during the upcoming season. Ten players were selected as Preseason First-Team All-Americans and 11 players were named Preseason Second-Team All-Americans.
Hughes, an outside hitter from Fallbrook, Calif., was a major presence on both sides of the pins in 2011. He was All-MPSF Honorable Mention after he led the Tigers with 465 points and 396 kills. He also turned away 100 attacks, good for second on the team in blocks.
Daley a Moorpark, Calif. native, collected 155 kills while hitting .371 in 2011. The senior opposite was a force at the net with a team-high 166 blocks including 17 solo blocks.
In his first ever-collegiate season Caceres was also selected as All-MPSF Honorable Mention last season. The libero from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico recorded a team leading 278 digs, while collecting 29 assists in 105 sets.
Hughes, Daley and Caceres look to lead the Tigers in their first exhibition match against Thompson Rivers on Jan. 5, the match start time is still TBA.