At No. 11 in the @AVCAVolleyball Preseason Coaches Poll, #CSUN receives its highest preseason ranking since entering the 2010 season ranked 9th ... 2010 turned out to be a pretty good season for the Matadors! pic.twitter.com/tp4HWbq1NF
Head Coach: Jeff Campbell (21st season) 2017 Overall Record: 12-15 2017 Conference/Conference Record: MPSF/5-13 2017 Final National Ranking: 15th 2017 Postseason Finish: N/A 2017 Conference Finish: t-9th
Program Inception: 1977 Recent AVCA All-Americans: Ty Tramblie (2004); Brian Waite (2004-06); Nils Nielsen (2005); Eric Vance (2008-09); Isaac Kneubuhl (2008); Cody Loe (2008); Jacek Ratajczak (2009-10); Kevin McKniff (2010); Arvis Greene (2017) NCAA Tournament Appearances: 2 (1993, 2010)
2018 AVCA Preseason Poll: 11th 2018 Big West Coaches Poll: t-3rd
• Led Matadors in kills (359) and kills per set (3.99)
• Added career-highs in aces (13), digs (74) and blocks (51)
DIMITAR KALCHEV (Jr., OH, 6-4)
• 2017 All-MPSF Honorable Mention
• Ranked second on team in kills (344) and kills per set (3.44)
• Hit .341 overall in accumulating career-high 344 kills
• Set the school single-season aces record with 63
• Ranked second among Matadors with 130 digs
QUOTES FROM HEAD COACH JEFF CAMPBELL (On the season) "We are very excited about the 2018 season. We have an extremely competitive nationally ranked schedule and look forward to playing these top teams both at home and on the road. The CSUN team has 5 starters returning and have several juniors and seniors starting with considerable experience that should help us compete with anyone."
(On joining the Big West for men's volleyball) "Having the Big West sponsor men's volleyball is also a big boost to our sport and now we have an automatic bid for our conference that will enable a Big West team to be guaranteed to be in the NCAA tourney. We believe that having a year end conference championship will also raise the status of the Big West by having historically top 15 teams competing against each other at season's end. Our goal is to win the conference championship and compete for a national championship."