In the wake of a star players injury, someone had step up and take charge to keep the season rolling, that is what BYU senior Jake Langlois did this season, earning the VolleyMob Breakout Player of the Year.
With Ben Patch struggling with a groin injury for most of the season, Langlois took the season into his hands to keep BYU in contention for the national title and ranked in the top-five. This season, Langlois has recorded double-digit kills in all but six matches that he participated in. In the time that Patch was out with his injury, Langlois recorded 155 of his kills, to keep BYU’s season intact.
Langlois ended the season with 350 kills on a .346 hitting percentage, had 52 aces, 129 digs, and 59 blocks.
Prior to coming to BYU, Langlois had never played volleyball competitively, trying out and making the team his freshman season, which he played in only 10 sets. From then on, Langlois has been a growing force to be reckoned with as he has improved offensively, and all around in each of his remaining seasons with the Cougars.
Now after only four season of competitive play under his belt, Langlois has been selected to compete with the U.S. Men’s National Team over the summer.