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.
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.
No. 13 Grand Canyon held on for a four-set home win over No. 15 Concordia Irvine with a strong block and efficient hitting to highlight Friday night action. Other winners were No. 8 Ohio State, No. 16 George Mason, No. 18 McKendree, Barton (RV) and Harvard.
No. 1 Long Beach State, No. 4 UCLA and No. 5 UC Irvine survived conference tests, while No. 3 Hawaii…
MATCH STATS #4 UCLA def. #11 Grand Canyon 3-1 (25-15, 25-20, 22-25, 25-21) UCLA moves to 19-5, 7-2 MPSF; Grand…
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.
February 8 saw a lot of hard-fought five-set matches along with a few high-powered sweeps across the country.