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.
#13 UC Santa Barbara def. #6 BYU 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 27-25) UCSB moves to 4-3; BYU falls to 5-4 Santa…
For the second time this season a freshman has snagged the AVCA Division I-II Men’s Player of the Week, with UC Irvine’s Joel Schneidmiller (#3 above) taking the reigns this week.
Ohio State redshirt freshman opposite posted big numbers against Saint Francis and Penn State, averaged 5.83 kills and 1.00 digs per set, while hitting .452 in the sweeps, en route to VolleyMob Player of the Week nods.
#4 UCI earned a five-set victory over #3 BYU Saturday night.
No. 4 UC Irvine and No. 18 Fort Wayne notched their seventh victories of the season, topping Concordia-Irvine and Lourdes respectively, while North Greenville and King opened Conference Carolinas action with wins on Wednesday night.
Victories over ranked teams led to the selection of UC Santa Barbara junior Corey Chavers, and UC Irvine teammates Scott Stadick and Joel Schneidmiller for the weekly Big West men’s volleyball awards.
A balanced offensive attack, featuring six players with five or more kills, and a .438 team hitting effort helped No. 4 UC Irvine rally for a five-set win over homestanding Grand Canyon on Saturday evening.
Princeton and UCSB pulled out upsets yesterday.
#8 UCI swept #5 Lewis in the opening match of the BYU Men’s Invitational on Friday afternoon.