AVP releases 2015 awards

2015 AVP Awards

Oct. 29, 2015, 4 a.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The AVP released its 2015 Tour awards late Wednesday night, Oct. 28, at a ceremony in Newport Beach, Calif. Olympic hopefuls John Hyden and Tri Bourne were named the men's Team of the Year.

End-of-season awards were given based on statistics, player votes and points earned during the 2015 Tour. The AVP also honored the Tour's official DJ, Jeremy "DJ Roueche" Roueche, with the AVP's Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on the Tour during the past 12 years.

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April Ross added to her award list for the 2015 season, earning best server and the women's Most Valuable Player - alongside John Mayer for the men.

    Men     Women
Best Blocker   Phil Dalhausser     Jenny Kropp
Best Server    Robbie Page     April Ross
Best Defender   John Mayer     Kendra Van Zwieten
Best Offensive Player   Ryan Doherty     Nicole Branagh
Most Improved Player   Bill Kolinske     Kendra Van Zwieten
Newcomer of the Year   Taylor Crabb     Betsi Metter
Most Valuable Player   John Mayer     April Ross
Team of the Year   John Hyden/Tri Bourne     Nicole Branagh/Jenny Kropp
Lifetime Achievement Award   DJ Roueche