U.S. releases pairs for upcoming Beach Volleyball World Championships

Four current college men’s volleyball players will represented the United States at the biggest international junior beach volleyball tournament of the year.

USA Volleyball announced Tuesday that the two beach volleyball pairs of UCLA outside attacker Jackson Bantle and Harvard outside attacker attacker Branden Clemens along with UCLA setter Hagen Smith and USC outside attacker Christopher Orenic will compete at the upcoming FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships.
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The Young and the Champions: Youthful U.S. team wins FIVB World League title

USC setter Micah Christenson will be returning to campus with a gold medal.

Christenson had a match-high two aces and guided the United States offense as it defeated Brazil 31-29, 21-25, 25-20, 25-23 on Sunday in Florence, Italy to win the nation’s first FIVB World League championship in six years.

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FIVB World League championship match to follow: United States vs. Brazil

When John Speraw was first introduced as the U.S. Men’s National Team head coach one year ago he said in his opening news conference the team would get younger and he would use the FIVB World League to experiment with his roster.

The youth movement and all the roster experiments have now paid off to the United States being one win away from a FIVB World League gold medal.

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Ohio State signs 3 more Pacific transfers to its roster

Three more players from the disbanded Pacific men’s volleyball team will join Ohio State for the upcoming season.

Ohio State recently announced that former Pacific middle attacker Matt Dorn, outside attacker Christian Franceschi and opposite Ryan Genn have transferred to play for the Buckeyes starting in the 2015 season.

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