Player of the Year David Wieczorek from Pepperdine is among the 29 MPSF All-Academic honorees. Wieczorek and four other first-team MPSF selections: setter Micah Ma’a (UCLA), outside hitter Jack Wyett (USC), middle blocker Price Jarman (BYU) and setter Leo Durkin (BYU) also garnered All-Academic accolades.
On senior night in Antelope Gym, #12 Grand Canyon knocked off in-state foe Benedictine-Mesa, who is ranked #6 in the most recent NAIA poll.
#2 BYU bounced back in a big way Saturday night with a sweep of #12 Grand Canyon on senior night.
No. 19 USC overcame a deficit in every statistical category to outlast No. 3 UCLA to lead the late Saturday slate. No. 1 Long Beach State and No. 2 BYU held rank against Top 15 foes, while No. 13 Ball State picked up a sweep.
Sacred Heart bested No. 20 Saint Francis; Stanford knocked off No. 12 Grand Canyon in five sets; No. 18 McKendree toppled No. 9 Lewis; No. 16 Concordia Irvine edged past No. 2 BYU in five sets; and No. 8 Ohio State posted a four-set win over No. 6 Loyola to highlight Thursday’s slate of upsets.
No. 13 Grand Canyon held on for a four-set home win over No. 15 Concordia Irvine with a strong block and efficient hitting to highlight Friday night action. Other winners were No. 8 Ohio State, No. 16 George Mason, No. 18 McKendree, Barton (RV) and Harvard.
Sweeps were the order of the day as No. 6 Loyola and No. 12 Ball State picked up MIVA victories and No. 8 Pepperdine grabbed an MPSF win. No. 7 Ohio State and NJIT also won in sweeps, while USC edged Stanford in four sets.
No. 1 Long Beach State, No. 4 UCLA and No. 5 UC Irvine survived conference tests, while No. 3 Hawaii…
MATCH STATS #4 UCLA def. #11 Grand Canyon 3-1 (25-15, 25-20, 22-25, 25-21) UCLA moves to 19-5, 7-2 MPSF; Grand…
McKendree bested No. 18 Saint Francis at home behind a double-double by Nolan Rueter, while No. 4 Loyola swept No….