UC Santa Barbara hires two alumni to be assistant coaches

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A former All-American and a member of the last UC Santa Barbara team to reach the NCAA Tournament will both return to the Gauchos as assistant coaches.

Head coach Rick McLaughlin announced Friday that Jonah Seif and Blaine Nielsen were hired to be on his coaching staff for the upcoming season. Continue reading “UC Santa Barbara hires two alumni to be assistant coaches”

Grand Canyon to play 6 matches in GCU Arena in 2020

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Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

Historically, Grand Canyon has played its matches in Antelope Gymnasium, where opponents will attest the Lopes have a solid home-court advantage. In 2020, Grand Canyon will play six of its 14 home matches at GCU Arena. GCU Arena holds 5,500 more fans and is 17 years newer than Antelope Gymnasium.

The Lopes will play five of their six home conference matches in GCU Arena as well as a match versus UC San Diego.

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Stanford to host Lewis for a pair of matches in 2020

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Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

Stanford will play 12 home matches in 2020, four of which will be at Burnham Pavilion, including both matches versus Lewis. The reigning MIVA regular season and tournament championships will visit Stanford on March 6 and 7, the weekend before their Spring Break.

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