After meeting thrice in MPSF play, BYU and UCLA will give it one more go with a spot in the NCAA Championship match on the line.
BYU has been knocking on the door the last two years, falling in the National Championship match to Ohio State. The Cougars are seeking their first national title since 2004 and received the No. 2 overall seed and a bye to the semifinals after winning the MPSF regular season and tournament titles. But, Coach Shawn Olmstead said the team wants more.
UCLA has landed class of 2019 OH/RS Merrick McHenry for the 2020 season.
Home-standing survived a scare from a feisty Harvard team using a double-double from senior opposite Christian Hessenauer and a dominating .390 hitting effort to edge past the Crimson in four sets to advance to Thursday’s Final Four.
A strong service game and relentless hitting nights by senior outside Nicolas Szerszen and redshirt freshman opposite Jake Hanes lifted Ohio State to a thrilling five-set win over UC Irvine Tuesday night in the NCAA Tournament.
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The AVCA announced its Division I-II Men’s All-America Teams on Monday with 10 players each earning first and second team honors and 27 garnering honorable mention accolades. Loyola senior Jeff Jendryk wrapped up his fourth honor, while BYU rookie Gabi Garcia Fernandez was tabbed as Newcomer of the Year.
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UCLA head coach John Speraw has been tweaking his offense throughout the season and says his Bruins are athletic, but not refined, heading into the NCAAs. “We had a long, long way to go, so for us to get to this place and have an opportunity, I think is a success. I am just hopeful that we can live up to the tradition of UCLA and put this one over the top.”
Class of 2019 outside hitter Teilon Tufuga has committed to BYU for the 2020 season to join his brother, Storm Fa’agata-Tufuga.