Wednesday, 29 May 2024

Men’s College Roundup: A Look at the Latest Results

Men's Volleyball

Welcome to the latest edition of the Men’s College Roundup, where we highlight the top teams and players in the world of men’s college volleyball. In this roundup, we’ll take a look at the recent results, standout performances, and some of the talented athletes from the USA Volleyball National Team Development Program. So, let’s jump right in!

NCAA Division I/II

No. 1 Long Beach State

Long Beach State holds the top spot with an impressive 12-1 record. They’ve maintained their position with victories against Central State and Edward Walters. Sebastiano Sani led the team with 10 kills, while Noah Robin contributed four blocks in their recent match against Edward Walters. Up next, Long Beach State faces Lewis and Penn State as they continue their quest for dominance. [^1^]

No. 2 Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon University has been on fire with an undefeated 11-0 record. They secured victories against No. 6 BYU, with Camden Gianni leading the team with 15 kills, and Cameron Thorne dominating with six blocks. The Lopes are set to take on USC in an exciting matchup this weekend. [^2^]

No. 3 Hawaii

Hawaii boasts an impressive 11-1 record and recently won their match against Missouri S&T. Alakai Todd stood out with 15 kills, while Kurt Nusterer contributed five blocks. After their match with Missouri S&T, Hawaii looks forward to facing Sacred Heart. [^3^]

No. 4 UCLA

UCLA is sitting at 11-3 after their commanding win against Pepperdine. Standout performances came from Zach Rama with 12 kills and Sean McQuiggan with five blocks. The Bruins are gearing up for a challenging series against BYU and USC. [^4^]

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No. 5 UC Irvine

UC Irvine rejoins the top-5 after two impressive wins against Stanford. Hilir Henno stole the show with 28 kills and Cole Power showcased his skills with four assists and four digs. UC Irvine will face Concordia and UC San Diego in their upcoming matches. [^5^]

NCAA Division III

No. 1 Wentworth

Wentworth continues to dominate with a perfect 14-0 record. Their recent victories against Nichols and Elms showcased Ryan Roller’s 12 kills and Jeremy Macek’s eight digs. The team is set to face Rivier and Emerson in their upcoming matches. [^6^]

No. 2 Stevens

Stevens is on an impressive run with a 17-1 record, with their only loss coming from No. 1 Wentworth. Percy Bickford led the team with nine kills, and Phu-Quy Ho contributed eight digs in their recent match against New Paltz. Stevens will face Springfield and Misericordia in their upcoming matches. [^7^]

No. 3 Southern Virginia

Southern Virginia remains unbeaten with an 11-0 record. Christian Sheaffer had an outstanding performance with 19 kills, and Kristo Bianchin showcased his blocking skills with seven blocks in their recent victory against Randolph-Macon. The Knights are set to continue their winning streak against Messiah, Bethany, and Nazareth. [^8^]

No. 4 Springfield

Springfield is proving to be a strong contender with a 13-1 record. Their recent victory against Lasell saw Sam Levinson with 19 kills and Ricardo Ortiz with 18 digs. The team is gearing up for a challenging matchup against No. 2 Stevens. [^9^]

No. 5 Cal Lutheran

Cal Lutheran celebrates Head Coach Kevin Judd’s 100th career win with a 15-5 overall record. Jordan Cooper impressed with 14 kills, and Borys Horiuk contributed four blocks in their recent win against Milwaukee School of Engineering. The team will face Aurora, Rivier, and Baldwin Wallace in the upcoming Cal Lu Fornia Invitational. [^10^]

Team Celebration

NTDP Player Spotlight

Let’s take a moment to recognize some of the outstanding players from the USA Volleyball National Team Development Program:

  • Trent Moser – BYU
    Trent was part of the 2023 Men’s U21 National Team, winning silver at the Pan Am Cup. He continues to shine with his skills, recording three kills and two assists in a recent match against LIU. [^11^]

  • Kupono Browne – BYU
    Kupono showcased his talent as a member of the 2023 Men’s Beach Collegiate National Team. In a recent match against GCU, he contributed 11 kills, two blocks, and one ace. [^11^]

  • Nyherowo Omene – Princeton
    Nyherowo has been a valuable asset to the team, earning a spot on the 2023 Men’s U21 National Team and winning gold at the Pan Am Cup. His recent match against Penn State saw him record six kills, five blocks, one dig, and one ace. [^11^]

  • Ryan Merk – Penn State
    Ryan’s skills on the court have been recognized with his inclusion in the 2023 Men’s U21 National Team. In a recent match against Princeton, he contributed one assist and five digs. [^11^]

  • Toby Ezeonu – Penn State
    Toby’s impressive performance has earned him the title of EIVA Offensive Player of the Week. He leads the country with a hitting percentage of .542. In a recent match against Princeton, he recorded five kills, five aces, and two blocks. [^11^]

  • Wesley Smith – USC
    Wesley has made his mark as a member of the 2023 Men’s U21 National Team, displaying his skills on the court. In a recent match against CUI, he contributed 12 kills, four blocks, and two digs. [^11^]

  • Caleb Blanchette – USC
    Caleb’s talent has been recognized with his inclusion in the 2022 and 2023 U19 Beach National Team, winning gold in the process. In a recent match against CUI, he recorded 55 assists, 13 digs, one ace, one kill, and two blocks. [^11^]

  • Kyle Paulson – USC
    Kyle has proven to be a formidable force on the court, earning a spot on the 2023 U23 Beach National Team. In a recent match against CUI, he showcased his blocking skills with eight blocks to his name. [^11^]

  • Dillon Klein – USC
    Dillon’s skills have been recognized as a member of the 2023 Men’s U21 National Team. In a recent match against CUI, he recorded 18 kills, three blocks, and four digs. [^11^]

  • Jacob Pasteur – Ohio State
    Jacob’s talent has earned him a place on the 2023 NORCECA Pan Am Cup team. He continues to shine on the court, recording 17 kills, two aces, four blocks, and two assists in a recent match against Purdue Fort Wayne. [^11^]

  • Shane Wetzel – Ohio State
    Shane was a key player on the 2023 Men’s U21 National Team, winning silver at the Pan Am Cup. In a recent match against Purdue Fort Wayne, he contributed two kills and one dig. [^11^]

  • Parker Van Buren – Loyola Chicago
    Parker’s skills have been showcased as a member of the 2023 Men’s Collegiate National Team. In a recent match against Ball State, he recorded 13 kills, one assist, two blocks, and two digs. [^11^]

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That concludes our Men’s College Roundup, highlighting the latest results and outstanding performances from some of the most talented players in the game. Stay tuned for more updates as the season progresses!

FAQs

Q: What is the purpose of the Men’s College Roundup?
The Men’s College Roundup aims to provide updates and highlights from the world of men’s college volleyball, showcasing top teams and standout players.

Q: How often is the Men’s College Roundup published?
The Men’s College Roundup is published regularly to keep readers informed about the latest results and performances.

Q: Can I find information about other teams or players in the Men’s College Roundup?
The Men’s College Roundup focuses on the top teams and standout players in men’s college volleyball. While we may not cover every team or player, we strive to highlight a diverse range of talent.

Conclusion

Thank you for joining us in this edition of the Men’s College Roundup. We hope you enjoyed the updates and highlights from the world of men’s college volleyball. Stay tuned for more exciting action and impressive performances as the season unfolds.