Two Patriots Named Honorable Mention All-Americans

Posted: July 11, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Senior outside hitter Andre Melo and junior middle blocker Chris Barnes of the men’s volleyball team have been named honorable mention All-Americans by ASICS and Volleyball Magazine.

The duo led the Patriots to a 20-7 overall record and a third-place finish in the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA). Both Melo and Barnes garnered All-EIVA First Team honors, while Barnes was also named to the EIVA All-Tournament Team.

Melo, the team’s only senior, led the nation in ace average throughout the season while also ranking nationally in hitting percentage and kill average. He holds every George Mason record in service aces–career (110), single-season (56), and single-match (8).

Barnes concluded the season at third in the nation in hitting percentage and fifth in blocking average.

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