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2018 Long Beach State 49ers men's volleyball team

The 2018 Long Beach State 49ers men's volleyball team represents Long Beach State University in the 2018 NCAA Division I & II men's volleyball season. The Cougars, led by fifteenth year head coach Alan Knipe, play their home games at Walter Pyramid. The 49ers are members of the Big West Conference, which is sponsoring men's volleyball for the first time,[2] and were picked to win the Big West in the preseason poll.[3]

2018 Long Beach State 49ers men's volleyball
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NCAA Tournament National Champions
Big West Tournament champions
Big West regular season champions
UCSB Asics Invitational champions
ConferenceBig West Conference
2018 record28–1 (9–1 Big West)
Head coachAlan Knipe (15th season)
Assistant coachNick MacRae (6th season)
Assistant coachScott Touzinsky[1] (1st season)
Home stadiumWalter Pyramid
(Capacity: 4,200)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →


2018 Big West Conference men's volleyball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Long Beach State ‍y 9 1   .900     28 1   .966
#4 Hawai'i  ‍‍‍ 6 4   .600     19 8   .704
#5 UC Irvine ‍‍‍y 6 4   .600     21 10   .677
#9 CSUN  ‍‍‍ 5 5   .500     16 11   .593
#12 UCSB  ‍‍‍ 4 6   .400     11 13   .458
UC San Diego  ‍‍‍ 0 10   .000     9 19   .321
† – Conference champion
‡ – 2018 Big West Tournament champion


Contents

RosterEdit

2018 Long Beach State 49ers Roster[4]
 

Defensive Specialist/Libero

  • 3 Matt Butler - Senior
  • 6 Trevor Briggs -   Freshman
  • 9 Jordan Molina - Junior

Middle Blockers

  • 8 Gary Adams - Freshman
  • 12 Zane Griggs -   Freshman
  • 13 Simon Anderson - Freshman
  • 21 Jason Willahan - Senior
  • 23 Zach Gates - Senior
  • 25 Nick Amado -   Junior
 

Outside Hitters

  • 2 Louis Richards - Junior
  • 4 Bjarne Huus - Senior
  • 5 Kyle Ensing - Junior
  • 11 TJ DeFalco - Junior
  • 17 Ryan Poole - Freshman
  • 18 Jevan Coronado - Freshman
  • 19 Ethan Siegfried - Freshman
  • 31 Spencer Olivier - Freshman
 

Opposite Hitters

  • 1 Davis Cannon - Senior
  • 2 Louis Richards - Junior
  • 5 Kyle Ensing - Junior
  • 30 Alexander Anastassiades - Freshman

Setters

  • 10 Josh Tuaniga - Junior
  • 22 Gary Trejo - Junior
  • 24 Carlso Rivera - Freshman
 

ScheduleEdit

TV/Internet Streaming/Radio information:

22 West Media will carry select Long Beach State men's volleyball matches on the radio.
Big West TV will carry all home games and select conference road games.
Date
Time
Opponent Rank Arena
City
(Tournament)
Television Score Attendance Record
(Big West Record)
1/3
7 p.m.
McKendree #2 Walter Pyramid
Long Beach, CA
Big West TV W 3–0
(25–16, 28–26, 25–22)
398 1–0
1/5
10 a.m.
Princeton #2 Rob Gym
Santa Barbara, CA
(UC Santa Barbara Asics Invitational)
W 3–0
(25–16, 25–11, 25–14)
125 2–0
1/5
8 p.m.
Ball State #2 Rob Gym
Santa Barbara, CA
(UC Santa Barbara Asics Invitational)
W 3–1
(25–19, 22–25, 25–21, 25–16)
121 3–0
1/6
2:30 p.m.
St. Francis #2 Rob Gym
Santa Barbara, CA
(UC Santa Barbara Asics Invitational)
W 3–0
(25–17, 25–22, 25–13)
120 4–0
1/12
5 p.m.
#11 Lewis #2 Neil Carey Arena
Romeoville, IL
GLVC SN W 3–0
(27–25, 25–18, 25–19)
257 5–0
1/13
5:30 p.m.
#7 Loyola #2 Joseph J. Gentile Arena
Chicago, IL
ESPN3 W 3–0
(25–15, 25–17, 25–21)
1,002 6–0
1/26
7:30 p.m.
Stanford #1 Maples Pavilion
Irvine, CA
P12+ W 3–0
(25–21, 25–19, 25–23)
429 7–0
1/26
6 p.m.
Stanford #1 Walter Pyramid
Long Beach, CA
Big West TV L 3–0
(25–13, 25–17, 25–14)
1,415 8–0
1/28
7 p.m.
#13 USC #1 Walter Pyramid
Long Beach, CA
Big West TV W 3–0
(25–22, 25–17, 25–16)
1,627 9–0
2/2
7 p.m.
Concordia Irvine #1 CU Arena
Irvine, CA
Big West TV W 3–0
(25–20, 25–14, 25–13)
1,136 10–0
2/8
4 p.m.
Harvard #1 Malkin Athletic Center
Cambridge, MA
Ivy League Net W 3–0
(25–15, 25–15, 25–20)
167 11–0
2/10
4 p.m.
George Mason #1 Recreation Athletic Complex
Fairfax, VA
George Mason All-Access W 3–0
(26–24, 25–22, 25–19)
550 12–0
2/17
7:30 p.m.
#2 UCLA #1 Walter Pyramid
Long Beach, CA
Big West TV W 3–1
(23–25, 25–15, 25–19, 25–21)
4,560 13–0
2/21
7:30 p.m.
#2 UCLA #1 Pauley Pavilion
Los Angeles, CA
P12+ W 3–1
(25–21, 23–25, 25–19, 25–21)
1,910 14–0
3/2
7 p.m.
#12 CSUN* #1 Matadome
Northridge, CA
ESPN3 W 3–0
(25–22, 25–23, 25–20)
957 15–0
(1–0)
3/4
7 p.m.
#12 CSUN* #1 Walter Pyramid
Long Beach, CA
Big West TV W 3–0
(25–18, 25–18, 25–17)
1,033 16–0
(2–0)
3/7
7 p.m.
Mount Olive #1 Walter Pyramid
Long Beach, CA
Big West TV W 3–0
(25–18, 25–16, 25–14)
708 17–0
3/15
7 p.m.
#12 UCSB* #1 Walter Pyramid
Long Beach, CA
Big West TV W 3–0
(25–17, 25–19, 25–19)
1,135 18–0
(3–0)
3/16
7 p.m.
#12 UCSB* #1 Rob Gym
Santa Barbara, CA
Big West TV W 3–1
(24–26, 25–15, 25–14, 25–20)
750 19–0
(4–0)
3/30
7 p.m.
#4 UC Irvine* #1 Walter Pyramid
Long Beach, CA
Big West TV W 3–2
(22–25, 25–15, 25–16, 21–25, 15–9)
2,077 20–0
(5–0)
3/31
7 p.m.
#4 UC Irvine* #1 Bren Events Center
Irvine, CA
Big West TV W 3–1
(25–18, 25–21, 22–15, 25–20)
1,265 21–0
(6–0)
4/6
7 p.m.
UC San Diego* #1 RIMAC Arena
La Jolla, CA
Big West TV W 3–0
(25–22, 25–19, 25–17)
606 22–0
(7–0)
4/7
7 p.m.
UC San Diego* #1 Walter Pyramid
Long Beach, CA
Big West TV W 3–0
(25–21, 25–18, 25–13)
1,411 23–0
(8–0)
4/13
9 p.m.
#6 Hawai'i* #1 Stan Sheriff Center
Honolulu, HI
SPEC HI
Big West TV
W 3–2
(25–16, 17–25, 26–24, 25–27, 22–20)
4,982 24–0
(9–0)
4/14
9 p.m.
#6 Hawai'i* #1 Stan Sheriff Center
Honolulu, HI
SPEC HI
Big West TV
L 3–2
(25–21, 22–25, 23–25, 25–20, 15–11)
5,966 24–1
(9–1)
4/20
7:30 p.m.
#9 CSUN* #1 Walter Pyramid
Long Beach, CA
{Big West Semifinal)
ESPN3 W 3–0
(25–23, 25–13, 25–17)
1,795 25–1
4/20
7 p.m.
#6 Hawai'i* #1 Walter Pyramid
Long Beach, CA
{Big West Championship)
ESPN3 W 3–0
(25–23, 25–14, 25–19)
2,325 26–1
5/3
5 p.m.
#6 Ohio State #1 Pauley Pavilion
Los Angeles, CA
(NCAA Semifinal)
NCAA.com W 3–1
(25–22, 25–23, 25–27, 32–30)
4,249 27–1
5/5
4 p.m.
#3 UCLA #1 Pauley Pavilion
Los Angeles, CA
(NCAA Championship)
ESPN2 W 3–2
(25–19, 23–25, 20–25, 26–24, 15–12)
7,248 28–1
*-Indicates conference match.
Times listed are Pacific Time Zone.

HonorsEdit

  • All-Tournament Team: T.J. Defalco, Kyle Ensing, and Josh Tuaniga (also the Most Outstanding Player)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "GOLD MEDALIST SCOTT TOUZINSKY REJOINS LBSU AS ASSISTANT COACH". Volleyball Mob. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  2. ^ "Big West to add men's volleyball in 2018". Press-Telegram. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  3. ^ "Coaches Select Long Beach State To Win Men's Volleyball Title" (PDF). Big West Conference. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  4. ^ "2018 Men's Volleyball Roster". longbeachstate.com.