Brenden Sander is making his debut with Team USA this weekend in the Volleyball Nations League.
With the top three teams in the VNL standings plus seventh place Italy in Pool 20, it could be considered the group of death in terms of toughness. The Russians and Americans are just mere points away from the Final Six, while Italy will rely on home court advantage to push through.
Brenden Sander will start his career in Italy with BluVolley Verona. The BYU alum will play for the same club his brother, Taylor Sander, started his career.
Check out the full list of award winners this week from the 2018 VolleyMob Men’s All-Americans to the All-Freshman Team.
After finishing 3rd each of the last two seasons, Civitanova will play in their first Champions League final since winning in 2002.
After ranking second in country in points per set, UCSD’s Tanner Syftestad headlines the list of the VolleyMob Men’s Third-Team All-Americans.
BYU assistant Luka Slabe will take a post with the U.S. Women’s National Team.
Thursday’s semi-final loss to UCLA marked the end of the ‘Sander Era’ for the BYU Cougars.
3-seed UCLA knocked off 2-seed and MPSF champion BYU in a hard-fought four sets to advance to the National Championship Saturday night at Pauley Pavilion.
The competition is set to debut on May 25