Three males’s groups within the high eight and one other within the AVCA Coaches Ballot collect in Austin, Texas, Friday for the First Level Volleyball Basis Collegiate Problem.
USC had an attention-grabbing couple of days, Penn State acquired a pleasant switch, and Texas A&M-Commerce employed a coach.
The First Level motion will get underway at 4 p.m. Central when No. 5 Pepperdine of the MPSF performs No. 4 Penn State of the EIVA.
At 7, No. 15 Lewis of the MIVA performs No. 8 Stanford of the MPSF.
The occasion within the Austin Conference Heart will likely be streamed by VolleyballWorld.TV. It additionally coincides with the Lone Star Traditional 18s women USA Volleyball Qualifier and a big boys membership match.
That is the second First Level males’s match in Austin. Final 12 months, the contributors had been Stanford, Hawai’i, Fairleigh Dickinson and Queens. Stanford setter Nathan Lietzke is from Austin and his mother and father, Glen and Kathy, introduced the occasion to his hometown.
Issues acquired began Thursday evening with a boys clinic run by former Texas, USC and USA Olympic coach Mick Haley. All 4 of the faculty coaches — Stanford’s John Kosty, Penn State’s Mark Pavlik, Pepperdine’s Jonathan Winder and Dan Buddy of Lewis — and their gamers participated. There have been greater than 150 boys on the numerous courts within the conference heart.
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There are another key early season NCAA Division I-II matches Friday, not the least of which is No. 2 UCLA of the MPSF taking part in host to No. 12 UC Santa Barbara of the Massive West.
High-ranked Hawai’i of the Massive West performs host to the NEC’s Saint Francis, No. 3 Lengthy Seaside State of the Massive West performs the NEC’s LIU at George Mason. Harvard of the EIVA is at No. 6 Ball State of the MIVA and No. 11 Loyola Chicago of the MIVA is at NJIT of the EIVA.
Seventh-ranked UC Irvine of the Massive West is residence for the MPSF’s Concordia and No. 13 BYU of the MPSF is residence for the NEC’s FDU.
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FIVES FOR USC: Excessive and low, because the No. 10 Trojans misplaced in 5 at No. 7 UC Irvine of the Massive West on Wednesday after which received in 5 at residence towards UCSB on Thursday.
UCI improved to 4-0 with its 25-22, 25-27, 23-25, 25-20, 15-11 victory that noticed Francesca Sani get 23 kills. Dillon Klein had 19 for USC.
Then on Thursday, USC (5-2) received 21-25, 25-22, 25-22, 18-25, 15-12 as Klein had 20 extra kills. UCSB dropped to 1-5.
MRUZIK MOVES: Jess Mruzik, an all-Massive Ten first-team choice, has left Michigan for Penn State. Mruzik, a 6-foot-1 exterior hitter from Livonia, Michigan, led the Wolverines this previous season with 394 kills and was sixth within the convention at 3.68 kills per set. She would possible fill the spot vacated by Kashauna Williams, a one-year participant at Penn State after transferring from Lengthy Seaside State. She was seventh within the B1G this season with 416 kills.
TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE HIRES: Joe Morales is the brand new coach at Texas A&M-Commerce, a member of the Southland Convention. Morales was an assistant at UTSA in 2021 and at McNeese State final season.
He replaces Craig Case, who retired in December after 13 years, which incorporates taking this system to Division I final 12 months. The Lions went 11-23 in 2022, 6-12 within the Southland. Commerce is about 65 miles northeast of Dallas.
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