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”

Charleston, USC players to compete for Australia at U21 World Championship qualifier

Photo by Jay Sowers

Two NCAA men’s volleyball players will represent their home nation of Australia at a qualifying tournament for the 2019 FIVB U21 World Championship.

Charleston outside attacker Max Senica and USC incoming freshman outside attacker Izac Carracher were among the 12 players selected to the Australian Men’s Junior Team roster that was unveiled during the weekend. Continue reading “Charleston, USC players to compete for Australia at U21 World Championship qualifier”

United States selected to host Volleyball Nations League Finals from 2019-21

FIVB president Ary Graca and USA Volleyball CEO Jamie Davis sign an arrangement for USA Volleyball to host the next three VNL Finals. Photo courtesy of the FIVB.

The finals for the biggest annual international volleyball tournament are coming the United States.

The FIVB announced Sunday that USA Volleyball starting in 2019 will be the host for three consecutive FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League Finals. Continue reading “United States selected to host Volleyball Nations League Finals from 2019-21”

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”

Club team featuring eight NCAA recruits wins USA Volleyball national title

The club careers for eight incoming NCAA men’s volleyball freshmen now includes leading their program to an unprecedented fourth straight national title.

The Southern California team 949 B12 Black swept Balboa Bay 25-16, 25-21 in the Open 18 Division championship match at the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championship earlier this week in Phoenix, Arizona. Continue reading “Club team featuring eight NCAA recruits wins USA Volleyball national title”