Ohio State, Long Beach State rematch scheduled for 2019 season

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The rematch is set for one of the most intense NCAA Tournament matches last season.

Ohio State as part of unveiling its 2019 schedule earlier this week announced it will play a two-match non-conference road series against the defending NCAA champions Long Beach State on Feb. 8-9. Continue reading “Ohio State, Long Beach State rematch scheduled for 2019 season”

U.S. unveils preliminary roster for upcoming NORCECA U21 Championship

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The United States determined its preliminary roster for the team that will attempt to qualify for the 2019 FIVB U21 World Championship.

USA Volleyball announced Monday the 17 college players and incoming recruits to make the U.S. Men’s Junior National Training Team. Continue reading “U.S. unveils preliminary roster for upcoming NORCECA U21 Championship”

Long Beach, UCLA, Pepperdine players make U.S. roster for exhibition series

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Four current college men’s volleyball players will be on the U.S. roster for exhibition matches against Argentina.

Long Beach State outside attacker TJ DeFalco and opposite Kyle Ensing, UCLA setter Micah Ma’a and Pepperdine outside attacker David Wieczorek were selected to play in the three-match series that begins Wednesday. Continue reading “Long Beach, UCLA, Pepperdine players make U.S. roster for exhibition series”

Lincoln Memorial, Hawai’i to play two-match series in 2019

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Lincoln Memorial proved its willing to travel to play top quality non-conference matches — even if that opponent is more than 4,000 miles from Tennessee.

Lincoln Memorial as part of recently unveiling its 2019 schedule announced it will play a two-match road series against Hawai’i on Feb. 15-17.

Long Beach outside competes at European Beach Volleyball Championship

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Fresh off of winning the NCAA championship a Long Beach State outside attacker will now attempt to win a European championship.

Outside attacker Ryan Poole is part of a pair representing England at the CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship that started Thursday in Latvia. Continue reading “Long Beach outside competes at European Beach Volleyball Championship”

Hawai’i recruit helps Czech Republic win silver medal at European Championship

A Russian comeback victory overshadowed Hawai’i outside attacker Filip Humler in the championship match having his best defensive performance for the Czech Republic.

Humler coming off the bench finished with a tournament-high two blocks as the Czech Republic lost to Russia 18-25, 25-13, 21-25, 25-18, 18-16 in the U20 European Championship gold medal match on Sunday in the Netherlands. Continue reading “Hawai’i recruit helps Czech Republic win silver medal at European Championship”

Upset run ends for Hawai’i players at Beach Volleyball Championship

Hawai’i outside attackers Brett Rosenmeier and Colton Cowell were unable to pull off back-to-back upsets and are now out of medal contention at the World University Beach Volleyball Championship.

Rosenmeier and Cowell a day after pulling a first-round upset lost to the Australian pair of Paul Burnett and Maximilian Guehrer 24-14, 21-12 in the second round of the international tournament on Wednesday in Germany. Continue reading “Upset run ends for Hawai’i players at Beach Volleyball Championship”

Hawai’i pair pulls off first-round upset at Beach Volleyball Championship

Hawai’i players once again delivered in a critical match — this time it was just on the sand.

Hawai’i outside attackers Colton Cowell and Brett Rosenmeier representing the United States defeated Singapore’s Fan Yan Mark Shen and Zi Hao Kingsley Tay 21-14, 21-15 in the opening round of the World University Beach Volleyball Championship on Tuesday in Munich, Germany. Continue reading “Hawai’i pair pulls off first-round upset at Beach Volleyball Championship”

Stat Breakdown: Long Beach’s DeFalco, Ensing in Volleyball Nations League

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Outside attacker TJ DeFalco and opposite Kyle Ensing just continue to win — even in the college men’s volleyball offseason.

The two Long Beach State All-Americans months after leading the 49ers to the NCAA championship helped the United States win the bronze medal on Sunday at the FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals. Continue reading “Stat Breakdown: Long Beach’s DeFalco, Ensing in Volleyball Nations League”