Way-Too-Early 2019 VolleyMob Men’s Top 20 Power Rankings (Full List + HM)
Long Beach State leads the list as they try to defend their title with plenty of competition just in their league coming.
Oliver Martin Starts His Career in Finland With Team Lakkapää
Oliver Martin, a 6’10” middle blocker from UCLA, will be starting his professional career in Finland with Team Lakkapää. Martin hit a match-high .575 in the NCAA Championships against Long Beach State.
Hessenauer Downs 22 Kills as UCLA Survives 4-Set Scare from Harvard
Home-standing survived a scare from a feisty Harvard team using a double-double from senior opposite Christian Hessenauer and a dominating .390 hitting effort to edge past the Crimson in four sets to advance to Thursday’s Final Four.
No. 2 BYU Secures MPSF Tourney Title with 4-Set Win Over No. 3 UCLA
BYU is off to its third straight NCAA Tournament after sewing up the MPSF Tournament title with a four-set win over UCLA on Saturday.
USC Upsets Pepperdine in MPSF Quarterfinals; UCLA, Concordia Win
Blocks were key in lifting No. 3 UCLA and No. 14 Concordia Irvine to MPSF quarterfinal sweeps on Saturday night. No. 20 USC meanwhile pulled the lone upset of the night, besting No. 8 Pepperdine in four sets with help from 19 Gianluca Grasso putaways.
#19 USC Edges #3 UCLA in Five, Hawaii Hits .558 in Sweep
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.
High Powered Offense, Sweeps Order of the Day Late Saturday
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.
Harthaller Rips 17, Hits .708 in #11 Pepperdine’s Sweep of #2 UCLA
Senior outside Alex Harthaller was a one-man wrecking crew, throwing down 17 kills, while hitting at a mind-boggling .708 clip (17-0-24), pacing No. 11 Pepperdine to a surprise sweep of No. 2 UCLA on Friday.
#1 Long Beach State, #7 BYU, #11 Pepperdine, Barton Pick Up Road Wins
The road teams came up victorious in four key matches across the country. No. 1 Long Beach State hit the…
Wieczorek Lifts #14 Pepperdine to Upset of #4 UCI; #2 UCLA Sweeps USC
No. 2 UCLA stayed its course with a sixth-straight victory in the form of a sweep of crosstown rival USC,…