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Max Sellers

Libero Max Sellers helped lead the Vikings to its best record in program history, finishing third in the CCIW at 18-7.

Max Sellers first Viking men’s volleyball All-American

Max Sellers

Max Sellers

Max Sellers  ’25, from Edwardsville, Ill., is the first All-American in Augustana men’s volleyball history. The libero was recently named to the 2024 AVCA Division III All-American Second Team.

Sellers also was named to the AVCA All-Region team and, for the third straight season, named CCIW Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-Conference. In addition, he holds multiple Augustana records, including the record he broke this season for digs in a single match.

The 2024 season was historic for both Sellers and the team. The team, established in 2018, earned the most victories in program history, finishing third in the CCIW with a 18-7 record.

Sellers, a three-time captain, is proud to represent not only his team, but also his teammates from past seasons. “We’ve had a lot of great players go through our program, especially people in my position,” Sellers said.

He credits Brett Kliegl  ’21 and Matt Schiffrel  ’21 for motivating him: “Those are two amazing liberos that set the standard really high for me. I always have to do my best to exceed that.”

Head Coach Mike Ducey says Sellers’ consistency, attitude and effort make him a standout athlete.

“Max is always tinkering with his game,” Ducey said. “He’s always methodically thinking about ways to improve his game. No matter how well he was doing, he was always trying to find a way to get better.”

Sellers, a computer science and data analytics double major, will take advantage of an extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA due to the COVID pandemic and return to Augustana to play for a fifth year.

Written by Genevieve Ryan '26

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