Multiple players with USA Volleyball All-Tournament Team honors and a high school state player of the year have committed to play at Stanford.
Stanford coach John Kosty announced during the weekend that high school seniors Eric Beatty, Paul Bischoff, Stephen Moye, Mason Tufuga and Eli Wopat all signed National Letters of Intent to join the Cardinal beginning in 2017.
Beatty, a 6-foot-7 outside attacker from Huntington Beach, California, has earned All-Tournament Team honors at the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships the last two years. Along with his performance at the club level, he helped his high school team finish undefeated the last two seasons to win back-to-back national titles.
Bischoff, a setter from Wheaton, Illinois, was a member of the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Training Team during the summer. He also had two consecutive top-three finishes with teams at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships and led his club team to a fifth-place finish at the 2015 U.S. national championships.
Moye, a middle attacker from El Segundo, California, in high school was selected as the 2015 CIF Southern Section Player of the Year and earned MVP honors in the championship match earlier this year. In addition, Moye with his club team has placed in the top five at the last two U.S. national championships.
Tufuga, an opposite from Costa Mesa, California, earned All-Tournament honors at the 2015 USA Volleyball High Performance Championships International Division. He also ended last season with his high school team being named the conference’s co-MVP.
Wopat, an opposite from Goleta, California, was a All-Tournament Team selection at the 2015 U.S. national championships as he helped lead his club team to the bronze medal. In addition, Wopat with his high school team has been named to the all-conference team the last two seasons.
Stanford one-year removed from reaching the 2014 NCAA Tournament championship match finished last season in ninth place in the MPSF. The Cardinal also enter the upcoming season returning the majority of its starters, including All-American setter James Shaw who missed the majority of last season with an injury.