UC San Diego lands 2 high school recruits for 2014 season

A conference most valuable player award winner and an all-state honoree have committed to play at UC San Diego.

UC San Diego announced Monday that it signed high school seniors Griffin Galvin and Adam Martell to national letters of intent to join the Tritons beginning in the 2014 season.


Galvin, 5-foot-11-inch libero from Folsom, Calif., entering his senior high school season is a three-time all-conference selection and was named the conference’s MVP last year. He also captained his high school team to back-to-back conference championships and sectional titles.

Martell, a 6-foot-7-inch outside attacker from Pewaukee, Wis., earned First-Team All-State honors as he helped lead his team to a third-place finish in the Wisconsin state tournament this year. In addition, the opposite was named his team MVP as a junior and senior.

Martell will be one of three Midwest players on UC San Diego’s roster in 2014 and will be the only player from Wisconsin.

“The continued success for UCSD men’s volleyball depends on the quality of student-athletes we have joining our program,” coach Kevin Ring said in a statement released Monday. “We have that in Griffin and Adam as they are two dedicated, hard-working student-athletes that I have no doubt will be successful on the court and in the classroom. I want them to enjoy the remainder of their senior year of high school, but I am excited for next fall when they join our program.”

UC San Diego finished last season in nine place in the MPSF — two-matches behind eighth place Cal State Northridge for the final spot in the eight-team conference tournament.