George Mason goes nationwide for incoming recruiting class

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Coach Jay Hosack went throughout the nation to complete his latest recruiting class.

George Mason recently announced that Jack Bolz, Chevy Cooper, Ayrton Garcia-Jurado, Davis Kaderli, Merit Monogue, Guillermo Montalvo and Eamonn Testerman have all committed to join the Patriots beginning in the 2020 season.

This group of incoming freshmen features players from three U.S. time zones and four states along with a U.S. territory.

“Solid class, top to bottom,” Hosack said in a statement. “All of these kids can already play at a high level which is proving why this program is taking it to the next level. It goes to show the level of playing, quality of the program and culture of the team.


Bolz, a 6-foot-7 opposite, made the watch list for the 2019 high school All-American Team presented by the AVCA. In addition, Bolz was the captain of his high school team for back-to-back seasons and earned all-conference honors.

Cooper, a 6-foot-1 outside attacker from Virginia Beach, Virgina, was a two-time first-team all-state selection. He also was the conference player of the year with his high school team and won the Boys Atlantic Northeast Tournament with his club team.

Garcia-Jurado, a 6-foot recruit from Laguna Beach, California, was the starting setter for his high school team.

Kaderli, a 6-foot-3 outside attacker libero who lived in Texas before moving to California, earned high school all-conference honors during his junior season. In addition, Kaderli helped his club team the last two years qualify for the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships and finished the national tournament in fifth place in 2018.

Montalvo, a 6-foot-3 recruit from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, was twice named to the Puerto Rico all-state team during his high school career. With his club team, the outside attacker was selected as the league’s most valuable player in 2018.

Monogue, a 6-foot-5 opposite from Mukwonago, Wisconsin, ended his high school senior season with 281 kills, 42 aces and 112 digs. Along with being the team captain during that season, Monogue was named the team’s most valuable player and earned first-team all-conference honors.

Testerman, a middle attacker from California, helped lead his club team to a bronze medal at the 2019 Boys’ Junior National Championships. At 6-foot-9, the high school all-conference selection will be the tallest player on the George Mason roster for the 2020 season.

George Mason finished last season in second place in the EIVA and advanced to the conference tournament semifinals. Among starters returning for the Patriots includes First-Team All-EIVA opposite Hayden Wagner who ended 2019 averaging a conference-best 4.26 kills per game.