An entire year of his program being on the brink of getting disbanded did not prevent coach John Kosty from having a big recruiting haul.
Kosty announced that high school seniors Theoren Brouillete, Ryan DuRoss, Luke McFall, Alex Rottman, Theo Snoey and Moses Wagner have all signed national letters of intent to join Stanford starting in the 2023 season.
This recruiting class announcement comes months after the university reversed a 2020 decision to cut the men’s volleyball program.
“Like the proverbial Phoenix rising from the ashes, Stanford men’s volleyball is experiencing a tremendous rebirth,” Kosty said in a statement. “A significant part of this resurgence is in our current recruitment results for the next class of student-athletes. For the fall of 2022, we have signed six outstanding scholar-athletes that make up one of the top recruiting classes in the nation.”
Brouillete, a 6-foot-3 setter from San Jose, California, earned All-Tournament Team honors as he helped his club team win a bronze medal at the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships earlier this year. He also won a bronze medal at the 2019 Boys’ Junior National Championships.
DuRoss, a 6-foot-3 outside attacker from Gilroy, California, has been an All-Tournament Team selection two of the last three years at the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships. In addition, DuRoss helped lead his club team to the bronze medals at the national tournament in 2019 and 2021.
McFall, a 6-foot-9 middle attacker from Pleasanton, California, was a member of the 2021 U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team. The middle attacker won a silver medal with his club team at the 2018 USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championship and was named to the All-Tournament Team.
Rottman, a 6-foot-6 outside attacker from Santa Barbara, California and the younger brother of current Stanford outside attacker Will Rottman, led his high school to a state championship earlier this year. The two-time Southern Section All-CIF selection also was named to the All-Tournament Team at the 2021 SoCal National Showcase Event.
Snoey, a 6-foot-8 outside attacker from Berkeley, California, was named to the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team earlier this year. He also helped his club team win bronze medals at two of the last three USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships.
Wagner, a 6-foot-5 opposite from San Jose, California, was an All-Tournament Team selection at the 2021 SoCal Cup Showcase and participated in the USA Volleyball National Training Development Program earlier this year. In addition, Wagner with his club team won the bronze medal at the 2019 and 2021 USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships.
Stanford ended last season in sixth place in the MPSF and advanced to the conference tournament quarterfinals.