The team will be whittled to 12, who will represent the U.S. at the NORCECA U-21 Continental Championships in July.
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. 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.
No. 5 BYU stayed perfect at the Outrigger Invitational in Honolulu, edging No. 8 Lewis in four sets, while back…
No. 8 Cal State Northridge is starting the season with a 5-0 mark for the third straight season, after extending its season-opening win streak to five matches with a road sweep of No. 16 Stanford on Wednesday
This week’s men’s volleyball action will mark the first of 10 meetings between the Enriques brothers in 2018. First up, Stanford libero Evan will face Cal State Northridge libero Emmett on Wednesday in Palo Alto.
Defending champions Ohio State knocked off Stanford in a hard-fought four-set win Friday night.
Freshman outside hitter Jaylen Jasper was the key to No. 18 Stanford earning its first victory of 2018. The rookie downed 17 kills, nearly half of the Cardinal’s 40, while also accounting for three of the team’s five aces.
In case you missed any of our releases this past week, here is our cumulative VolleyMob Top 20 Men’s Power Rankings (Preseason).
VolleyMob Men’s Power Rankings #6-10 (Preseason): After a 13-13 season in 2017, Stanford looks ready to contend for a National Title in 2018.