Sunday, 14 Jul 2024

Men’s College Volleyball Roundup

With the new college season in full swing, it’s time to take a closer look at some of the top teams in the country. In this weekly roundup, we’ll highlight the key matchups and showcase the talented athletes who are part of the USA Volleyball National Team Development Program. Let’s dive in!

NCAA Division I/II

No. 1 Hawaii

Hawaii continues to dominate with a perfect 5-0 record. Their recent sweep against Queens showcased the team’s strength. Spyros Chakas led the way with 16 kills and 10 digs. Next up, Hawaii embarks on a three-match road trip in North Carolina to face Belmont Abbey and Barton.

No. 2 UCLA

UCLA remains undefeated with a 6-0 record after defeating both No. 14 UC Santa Barbara and UC San Diego. Against UCSB, Grant Sloane and Alex Knight combined for 21 kills, while Miles Partain provided 36 assists. In the match against UCSD, David Ido’s 18 kills powered UCLA to victory. Andrew Rowan delivered 36 assists to secure the win. The next challenge for UCLA is a matchup against CSUN.

No. 3 Long Beach State

With a perfect 5-0 record, Long Beach State emerged victorious against No. 4 Penn State, winning 3-1. Clarke Godbold led the team with 17 kills, while Simon Torwie dominated at the net with 8 blocks. Next up, Long Beach State takes on Loyola Chicago.

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No. 4 Penn State

Penn State suffered a setback with a 3-1 loss to Long Beach State, bringing their record to 6-1. John Kerr’s 17 kills and Ryan Merk’s 9 digs were not enough to secure the win. Penn State aims to bounce back in their upcoming match against USC.

No. 5 Pepperdine

Pepperdine boasts a solid 5-1 record after splitting matches with No. 4 Penn State and No. 15 Lewis. Jaylen Jasper was the standout player for Pepperdine, showcasing his skills with 23 kills against Lewis. Bryce Dvorak contributed 40 assists in the match against Penn State. Pepperdine’s next challenge awaits them in a match against NJIT.

Jaylen Jasper serving

NCAA Division III

No. 1 Carthage

Carthage improved to a 2-1 record after wins against Lakeland and No. 15 NYU. Kyle Radecki led the team with 6 kills in the match against Lakeland, while David Markes delivered 10 kills against NYU. Carthage’s next test will be against No. 4 Juniata.

No. 2 Springfield

Springfield remains undefeated with a 3-0 record after defeating Elms. Carter Durivage led the team with 10 kills, and Dylan Mulvaney provided 21 assists. Springfield looks forward to their upcoming match against No. 3 Stevens.

No. 3 Stevens

Stevens stands strong with a 5-1 record after sweeping the Stevens Tri-Match against Elms and No. 5 Vassar. Steven Lancia showcased his skills with 14 kills, and Sebastian Huyke delivered 18 assists. Jesse Knuckles impressed with 9 digs. Next up for Stevens is a thrilling matchup against No. 2 Springfield.

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No. 4 Juniata

Juniata maintains an undefeated record of 4-0 after wins against Wentworth and SUNY Potsdam. Tyler Goldsborough and Max Cooley combined for 26 kills in the match against Wentworth. Reese Ganter provided 41 assists to secure the win. In the match against SUNY Potsdam, Max Cooley led Juniata with 13 kills, while Austin Goodsel delivered 31 assists. Juniata’s next challenge is a match against No. 1 Carthage.

No. 5 Vassar

Vassar holds a 2-1 record after defeating Monroe. Andrew Kim led the team with 9 kills, and Jorge Adames Reyes provided 9 digs. Vassar’s next matchup is against SUNY Potsdam.

NTDP Player Spotlight

Let’s shine the spotlight on some outstanding players from the USA Volleyball National Team Development Program:

  • Kaleb Jenness (Ball State): A member of the 2022 Men’s National Team, Kaleb showcased his skills with 5 kills and 6 digs in the recent match against Harvard.
  • Trent Moser (BYU): As a member of the 2022 Men’s U21 National Team, Trent contributed 7 kills, 4 digs, and 2 aces in the match against UC Irvine.
  • Heath Hughes (BYU): A standout player in beach volleyball, Heath delivered 2 kills, 4 digs, and 35 assists against UC Irvine.
  • Jacob Pasteur (Ohio State): Jacob, a member of the 2022 Men’s National Team, made an impact with 10 kills and 5 digs in the recent match against Missouri S&T.
  • Nyherowo Omene (Princeton): Nyherowo impressed with 7 kills and 1 assist in the match against Concordia. He was also a member of the 2022 Men’s National Team.
  • Francesco Sani (UC Irvine): Francesco showcased his skills with 10 kills, 1 ace, and 3 digs in the match against BYU. He was also part of the 2022 Men’s National Team.
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FAQs

1. How can I watch these matches live?
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2. Will there be any more matches added to the schedule?
Yes, additional matches may be added to the schedule. Stay updated by visiting the Alpinetgheep website for the latest information.

Conclusion

The college volleyball season is heating up, and these top-ranked teams are showcasing their skills on the court. With talented athletes from the USA Volleyball National Team Development Program leading the way, the level of competition continues to rise. Stay tuned for more exciting matchups and exceptional performances!