Two German teams highlight the World University Beach Championships quarterfinal field after Wednesday’s Round 2 matchups.
Long Beach State leads the list as they try to defend their title with plenty of competition just in their league coming.
Long Beach State should be the favorite to defend their title in 2018 as they sit at the top of the early rankings.
UC Irvine is tacking on a high-level 2019 commitment in Garo Barsemian, the brother of Concordia Irvine standout Raymond Barsemian.
Lewis returns all their starters as they look to challenge for the MIVA title in 2019.
USC comes in at #12 as they return plenty to a team looking for a big turnaround.
Austin Matautia is transferring from the University of Hawaii to UCLA for his junior season. The Hawaiian-born outside hitter led the team in service aces in 2018.
On the other hand, May 5th, 2018 saw volleyball have the two biggest audiences of all original telecasts on ESPN2, including the Huntington Beach Open.
After capturing the 2018 National Championship, the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team will be recognized at the Long Beach Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 15 at 5 p.m.
Check out the full list of award winners this week from the 2018 VolleyMob Men’s All-Americans to the All-Freshman Team.