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Men's Volleyball

UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, Long Beach State Stars Recognized in Weekly Awards

2/5/2018

KEENAN SANDERS, UC SANTA BARBARA
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sophomore • Middle Blocker • San Diego, Calif. • Scripps Ranch HS

➜ UC Santa Barbara middle blocker Keenan Sanders earned his first Big West Player of the Week award after hitting a season-best .391 over No. 6 BYU

➜ Sanders recorded a team high 11 kills and added four digs in upset win over No. 6 BYU, the first sweep for the Gauchos in Provo since 1996

➜ The sophomore posted 10 kills and five digs in the second matcup with the Cougars

➜ The 6-6 middle has picked up double-digit kills in three straight matches and has hit over .300 in two of his last three matches

Others nominated (Player of the Week): Dimitar Kalchev (CSUN), TJ DeFalco (Long Beach State), Karl Apfelbach (UC Irvine), Tanner Syftestad (UC San Diego)

TJ DeFALCO, LONG BEACH STATE
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Junior • Outside Hitter • Huntington Beach, Calif. • Huntington Beach HS

➜ Long Beach State junior TJ DeFalco is the Big West Men’s Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Beach with a season-high 12 digs in a sweep of Concordia.

➜ The 6-4 outside hitter also recorded nine receptions without an error in helping limit Concordia to a .128 attack percentage.

➜ Additionally, DeFalco notched his second career double-double, adding 12 kills, five assists, four aces, and one block, while hitting .500 (12-2-20).

➜ This is second Big West Defensive Player of the Week for Long Beach State - senior middle blocker Nick Amado earned honors on January 15, 2018.

Others nominated (Player of the Week): Scott Stadick (UC Irvine), Wyatt Harrison (UC San Diego), Randy DeWeese (UC Santa Barbara)

JOEL SCHNEIDMILLER, UC IRVINE
FRESHMAN PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Outside Hitter • Saratoga, Calif. • Saratoga HS

➜ UC Irvine outside hitter Joel Schneidmiller has claimed three-straight Big West Men's Volleyball Freshman Player of the Week accolades after hitting .417 against the No. 2 Bruins

➜ With his third Freshman Player of the Week honor, Schneidmiller owns the most in the category in the Big West

➜ The 6-6 pin hitter was second on the team in kills in both matches last week with nine against Stanford and 12 versus No. 2 UCLA

➜ The freshman recorded a career-high six digs to help UC Irvine sweep Stanford, 3-0. Schneidmiller's six digs were second-best on the squad while he also added a block against the Cardinal

➜ For the week, the outside hitter averaged 3.00 kills and 1.43 digs

Others nominated (Player of the Week):
Maciej Ptaszynski (CSUN), Simon Anderson (Long Beach State)

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