Lasell Men’s Volleyball player earns All-GNAC honor

Lasell Men’s Volleyball player earns All-GNAC honor

NEWTON, Mass. – One of the top players on the Lasell College men's volleyball team has been recognized by the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) All-Star Team for 2018, as announced by the league office Tuesday afternoon.

Junior defensive specialist Jordan Aprea (Newington, Conn.) has been named to the All-GNAC Third Team, as announced by the league office Tuesday afternoon. Aprea earns All-GNAC honors for the second year in a row, having earned Second Team honors in 2017.

Aprea dominated the backcourt for the Lasers this season, leading the conference with 339 digs, and a GNAC second-best 3.26 digs per set. Aprea also broke out with a career-high 108 kills in this year, while having only a combined 10 in the previous two seasons.

With 339 digs this season, Aprea breaks the Lasell single season record for digs, which he set in 2017 with 334. Through three seasons, Aprea has 866 career digs, averaging 2.66 per set, surpassing former Laser Joseph Lipski, who previously held the career record of 844, set in 2009.

Along with the All-GNAC Third Team selection, Aprea was Lasell's representative on the GNAC Sportsmanship Team.

2018 GNAC Men's Volleyball All-Conference Teams


Cameron Ponce, Johnson & Wales

Alex Seda, Johnson & Wales

Grant Andler, Rivier

Garrett Bucklin, Rivier

Dashaun Graham, Rivier

Ollie Oshman, Wentworth

Collin Ritter, Wentworth


Erik English, Emmanuel

Seamus McDonagh, Emmanuel

Matt LaVasseur, Johnson & Wales

Dahnny Rogers, Rivier

David Smith, Rivier

Ryan Love, Wentworth

Augusto Rodriguez-Guerrios, Wentworth


Nick Rusk, Emerson

Sanjae Holloway, Johnson & Wales (RI)

Zach Turner, Johnson & Wales (RI)

Jordan Aprea, Lasell

Brett Krahl, Regis (Mass.)

Cam Roth, Rivier

Khaynen Yocca, Rivier

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Collin Ritter, Wentworth

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Ollie Oshman, Wentworth

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR – Peter Klembczyk, Wentworth

COACH OF THE YEAR – Craig Kolek, Rivier



Marcus Cepeda, Emerson (Fr., Sacramento, Calif.)

John Carrol, Emmanuel (So., Massapequa, N.Y.)

Matt McCarthy, Johnson & Wales (So., Millis, Mass.)

Jordan Aprea, Lasell (Jr., Newington, Conn.)

Mason Leonard, Mount Ida (Fr., Langdon, N.H.)

Sebastian Valdes, Regis (Mass.) (Fr., Diamond Bar, Calif.)

Dahnny Rogers, Rivier (Jr., Penfield, N.Y.)

Kevin Devine, Wentworth (Fr., Charlotte , Vt.)

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