#1 LBSU outlasted #6 OSU in an epic national semifinal Thursday night in four sets. The 49ers move on to the national championship Saturday to await the winner of 2-seed BYU and 3-seed UCLA.
Long Beach State junior setter Josh Tuaniga was named the 2018 TeamSnap/AVCA Division I-II Men’s Player of the Year. Tuaniga was presented with the award at the NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship Banquet in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening.
As the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, LBSU earned a bye to the Final Four, but head coach Alan Knipe says that the team will continue its weekly routine of attempting to reach small goals of one or two percent improvement even in the final week of the season.
Long Beach State’s Alan Knipe leads his team into the NCAA tournament with the #1 overall seed and a 26-1 record.
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.
An all-around effort against a pair of top 10 teams led Ohio State senior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen to be tabbed Most Outstanding Player of the MIVA Tournament and now to be our final regular season VolleyMob Player of the Week.
#1 Long Beach State won the inaugural Big West Conference tournament with a straight-set victory over #4 Hawai’i Saturday night.
#1 Long Beach and #4 Hawai’i advanced to the first Big West Conference men’s volleyball tournament championship with wins over #11 CSUN and #5 UCI, respectively.
The top-ranked Long Beach State 49ers are the No. 1 seed in the inaugural Big West Conference Tournament and have earned a bye into the semifinals.
Long Beach State secured the inaugural Big West conference title and earned the league’s Player of the Year and Coach of the Year accolades for its efforts. Meanwhile, third place UC Irvine boasted the league’s first Freshman of the Year honor.