Harvard, UCLA pair eliminated in second round of Beach World Championships

The championship hopes will end short of the medal podium for the U.S. pair of Harvard outside attacker Branden Clemens and UCLA outside attacker Jackson Bantle.

Clemens and Bantle lost to the Norway’s Christian Sandlie Sorum and Hendrik Nikolai Mol H 21-13, 21-15 in the second round of the FIVB Beach U-21 World Championships on Saturday in Larnaka, Cyprus, to be eliminated from the international tournament.
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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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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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UCLA, Cal Baptist recruits lead club team to USA Volleyball national title

An UCLA incoming freshman recruit not only ended his club career with a national championship but with the top individual award at a national tournament.

Outside attacker and setter J.T. Hatch was named the tournament’s most valuable player as his club team Spiral defeat Ultimate 21-25, 25-22, 17-15 on Tuesday in Houston to win the USA Volleyball Boys’ U-18 Open national title.
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