Pacific goes nationwide for players in new recruiting class

Pacific added players from Illinois and Florida in its newest recruiting class to continue its trend of signing players from around the country.

Pacific announced Thursday that high school seniors Martin Ross and Christian Franceschi have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Tigers for the 2013 season.
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BYU signs top national recruit, players with international experience

Three players who represented to the United States in international tournaments were among players to commit to BYU.

BYU announced Friday that high school seniors Bennett Bird, Evan Chang, Joseph Grosh and Benjamin Patch have each signed a National Letter Intent to play for the Cougars beginning in the 2013 season.
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Hall of Famer Scates reveals his final UCLA recruiting class

An all-state player and two all-area players will be in the final recruiting class for Hall of Fame UCLA coach Al Scates.

Scates, who will retire following the upcoming season, announced Tuesday that high school seniors Jack Hughson, Steven O’Dell and John Zappia have signed National Letters of Intent to play the Bruins starting for the 2013 season.
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USC adds 6 high school seniors to 2012 recruiting class

Two former members of the U.S. Boy’s Youth National Team highlights the USC 2012 recruiting class.

The Trojans announced this weekend that six high school seniors signed letters of intent with USC, including Michael Mullahey and Josh Kirchner who represented the United States in international tournaments this summer.

Kirchner, a 6-foot-6-inch middle blocker from Hamilton High in Wisconsin, was a member of the 2011 U.S. Boy’s Youth National Team that won a bronze medal at the Pan American Cup and ended the Youth World Championships in 11th place. In addition, Mullahey, a 6-foot-5-inch setter from Loyola High in Los Angeles, was an alternate on the U.S. team.
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George Mason releases 2012 schedule: 5 things to know about this schedule

Non-conference matches against USC and Pepperdine and a rematch against Penn State highlights the 2012 George Mason regular season schedule that the team released Tuesday.

The Patriots finished last season in second place in the EIVA Tait Division and advanced to the conference tournament semifinals. George Mason has four starters returning for the upcoming season, including All-EIVA outside attacker Mark Jones.

Check out the five things to take away from George Mason’s schedule for the 2012 season.
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Former USC All-American Dave Yoder dies of leukemia

A former All-American and all-conference outside attacker for USC died during the weekend.

Dave Yoder, 46 years old, died Friday in Mission Viejo, Calif., after a lengthy battle with lymphocytic leukemia.

Yoder was a four-year starting outside attacker at USC from 1984-87 and helped lead the Trojans to three Final Four appearances. As a senior, he was named a Second-Team All-American and to the all-conference second-team.
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Dunlap dominant, UCLA wins twice at home preseason tourney

All-MPSF middle attacker Wes Dunlap had a team-high combined 27 kills as UCLA won both its matches on the final day of its preseason home tournament.

Dunlap in the Bruins’ opening match led the team with 14 kills to help UCLA defeat UC Santa Barbara 20-25, 25-23, 25-22, 22-25, 15-11 on Saturday morning at the SAC Tournament.
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