LBSU’s TJ DeFalco leads the 20-man watch list for National Player of the Year as we head to the season’s home stretch.
#1 LBSU earned a four-set victory over #4 UCI for their second-straight win over the Anteaters in as many nights.
In their first five-set match of the season, #1 Long Beach survived #4 UC Irvine in the Pyramid Friday night.
No. 17 Fort Wayne pulled the lone upset late Saturday night, besting No. 12 Concordia Irvine, while UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara and Cal State Northridge also notched sweeps with hot offensive efforts.
Following a tough five-set loss to IPFW Wednesday night, UC Irvine made quick work of visiting Ball State in a little over an hour and a half.
Karl Apfelbach’s 24 kills led #5 UC Irvine to a four-set win at #3 Hawai’i Sunday night.
Stijn Van Tilburg notched 21 kills as #3 Hawaii won its first ever Big West match in a 3-1 victory over #5 UC Irvine.
#14 Pepperdine got a huge RPI boost with a road win over #4 UC Irvine in Bren Events Center Wednesday night.
VolleyMob sat down with UCI’s sixth year head coach David Kniffin to learn more about the secrets to his program’s success, what has kept him around his alma mater for so long and the keys to the Anteaters’ balanced attack and blocking prowess.
#4 UCI earned a five-set victory over #3 BYU Saturday night.