Player of the Year David Wieczorek from Pepperdine is among the 29 MPSF All-Academic honorees. Wieczorek and four other first-team MPSF selections: setter Micah Ma’a (UCLA), outside hitter Jack Wyett (USC), middle blocker Price Jarman (BYU) and setter Leo Durkin (BYU) also garnered All-Academic accolades.
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.
Hawaii’s Rado Parapunov posted a kills/block double double and averaged 4.43 kills and 1.86 blocks, while hitting .404 in a pair of wins over UC Santa Barbara en route to VolleyMob Player of the Week honors.
Everything went according to rankings in the late Friday matches, but that is not to say there were not some…
On senior night in Antelope Gym, #12 Grand Canyon knocked off in-state foe Benedictine-Mesa, who is ranked #6 in the most recent NAIA poll.
McKendree bested No. 18 Saint Francis at home behind a double-double by Nolan Rueter, while No. 4 Loyola swept No….
No. 5 BYU stayed perfect at the Outrigger Invitational in Honolulu, edging No. 8 Lewis in four sets, while back…
No. 12 Concordia Irvine snapped a three-match losing streak by grabbing a four-set home upset of No. 4 Loyola to highlight Thursday night action. No. 3 UC Irvine won via sweep at home, while No. 5 BYU edged out No. 15 Penn State in a five-setter in Honolulu.
Ball State continued its role as giant killer on its first homestand in nearly a month, following Friday’s upset of No. 8 Lewis with a four-set win over No. 5 Loyola. No. 19 Stanford pulled off a road upset, besting No. 10 Grand Canyon in four sets.
No. 15 Fort Wayne continued to gain respect in the national spotlight as the newly ranked squad posted a four-set road win over No. 12 Saint Francis on Friday. Also coming out with wins were No. 7 Ohio State, No. 8 Lewis, No. 9 Grand Canyon and No. 10 Penn State.