The Stanford serving game was clicking from the opening game and didn’t slow down in its victory between two top-10 nationally ranked teams.
No. 5 Stanford had 14 aces, including eight in the opening game, as it defeated No. 9 Lewis 25-16, 21-25, 25-19, 26-22 on Friday in Palo Alto, Calif.
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Conference coaches and officials are considering changing the MPSF schedule for future seasons following the elimination of the Pacific men’s volleyball team.
Stanford coach John Kosty at a recent MPSF league meeting proposed that the conference create a new three-year rotating schedule format for matches involving Stanford, BYU, UC San Diego and Cal Baptist.
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Stanford coach John Kosty is doing everything in his power to help ensure its conference rival Pacific does not drop its men’s volleyball program.
Days after the Pacific athletics department recommended that the university eliminate the men’s volleyball team, Kosty during the weekend sent a nationwide letter to college men’s volleyball teams encouraging coaches and players to object to the decision.
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Stanford is projected by Off the Block to be No. 5 in the preseason national rankings.
Off the Block throughout December will reveal its projected men’s volleyball preseason top 10 national rankings and will profile a top-10 team each day. The Off the Block projected preseason rankings were created independently of the AVCA Coaches Poll and the Volleyball Magazine Top 10 Media Poll.
The college men’s volleyball season begins on Jan. 3 and concludes with the Final Four in May.
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A longtime Stanford assistant coach was promoted within the Cardinal coaching staff.
The Stanford athletics department announced Friday that Ken Shibuya was named the associate head coach of the Cardinal men’s volleyball team for the upcoming season.
Shibuya has served as an assistant coach on Stanford head coach John Kosty’s staff since 2006. In his six seasons with the Cardinal, Shibuya helped turn around the struggling program into a annual top 10 nationally ranked team and helped guide Stanford to the 2010 NCAA championship.
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