STANFORD, Calif. – Led by first team selection Will Rottman, three Cardinal were named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation all-conference teams, the league announced Tuesday.
Junior Will Rottman was named to the eight-player first team and is now a two-time All-MPSF honoree. Middle blocker Ethan Hill and libero Justin Lui are being recognized for the first time, landing on the All-MPSF honorable mention list. Stanford now has 109 all-conference selections all-time.
A native of Santa Barbara, Rottman leads the MPSF and is fifth nationally with 4.29 kills per set, racking up 403 kills during the regular season. The outside hitter is second in the conference and eighth nationally with 4.83 points per set, and seventh in the MPSF with 0.33 aces per set.
A two-time MPSF Offensive Player of the Week and the AVCA National Player of the Week on April 12, Rottman has registered double-digit kills in 21 of 25 matches, reaching the 20-plus kill plateau five times. He set a school record in the rally-scoring era with 34 kills in four sets at Grand Canyon (April 2) – the most kills by an MPSF player since 2017.
Hill, a native of San Clemente, leads the team and is fifth in the MPSF with a .471 hitting percentage. He has hit .400 or better in 13 matches this season. His career-best 10 blocks at Concordia (March 4) are tied for the most by an MPSF player since 2020.
A redshirt junior from Pickering, Ontario, Canada, Lui is second in the MPSF and 13th nationally with 2.26 digs per set. He also ranks 10th in the conference with 0.78 assists per set. He earned MPSF Defensive Player of the Week honors on Jan. 10 and has registered double-digit digs in 10 matches, including a career-high 16 at Long Beach State (Feb. 25).
UCLA setter Miles Partain was named MPSF Player of the Year, while the Bruins' rookie Guy Genis was voted MPSF Freshman of the Year.