Three all-area outside attackers from California will join Long Beach State beginning in the 2013 season.
Long Beach State announced Tuesday that high school seniors Eric Ensing, Chet Radish and Andrew Whitt signed National Letters of Intent to play for the 49ers.
“All three incoming freshmen are going to have an immediate impact on Long Beach State men’s volleyball,” interim head coach Andy Read said in a statement. “They are great athletes who jump well and are powerful attackers. They are also great teammates and competitive winners.”
Ensing, a 6-foot-8-inch outside attacker from Valencia, Calif., was named to the Second-Team All-Foothill League last season. In addition, his high school team begins the 2012 season with a 102-match match winning streak in conference play — the longest streak in state history.
Radish, a 6-foot-6-inch outside attacker from Mountain View, Calif, earned First-Team All-DeAnza League honors as a junior last season. He also won a bronze medal with his club team in the 17-Open division of the 2011 USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships.
Whitt, a 6-foot-4-inch outside attacker from Laguna Hills, Calif., was a Second-Team All-Pacific Coast League selection in 2010. This will be his third volleyball season after transitioning from basketball.
The 49ers finished last season in sixth place in the MPSF. Long Beach State upset then-No. 3 Stanford in the MPSF Tournament quarterfinals before losing to UC Santa Barbara in the semifinals.