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Men's Volleyball

Gauchos, Beach Recognized In Men's Volleyball Awards

3/5/2018

The UC Santa Barbara duo of Keenan Sanders and Randy DeWeese were recognized for their efforts, and Long Beach State's Simon Anderson claimed his league-leading fifth Freshman Player of the Week honor in men's volleyball.

KEENAN SANDERS, UC SANTA BARBARA – PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Sophomore • Middle Blocker • San Diego, Calif. • Scripps Ranch HS

➜ UC Santa Barbara sophomore Keenan Sanders earned his second Big West Men’s Volleyball Player of the Week nod as he averaged 5.43 kills in a pair of victories.

➜ The 6-foot-6 middle blocker hit .469 (38-8-64) to help the Gauchos knock off USC (3-1) and UC San Diego (3-0) on the road.  Sanders averaged just one error per set.

➜ Against the Trojans, he collected his second straight 21-kill match, hitting .429 in the four-set win.  He added six digs and three block assists.

➜ In the sweep of the Tritons, Sanders posted 17 kills on .517 hitting to go along with four digs and three block assists.

➜ Sanders tallied 12 kills on 15 swings in the decisive fourth set versus USC.  He had nine kills in the third set against the Tritons.

Others nominated:
TJ DeFalco (Long Beach State); Tanner Syftestad (UC San Diego); Austin Matautia (Hawai‘i)

RANDY DeWEESE, UC SANTA BARBARA – DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sophomore • Setter • Sacramento, Calif. • Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep

➜ UC Santa Barbara sophomore Randy DeWeese notched his first career Big West Men’s Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week honor as he led the team in both blocks and digs in a pair of wins.

➜ The 6-foot-6 setter accumulated 20 digs and 11 blocks (one solo) through six sets as the Gauchos defeated USC in four sets and UC San Diego in three.

➜ He averaged 1.57 blocks and 2.86 digs while adding six kills on .500 hitting with four aces.

➜ DeWeese recorded double-doubles in both contests, posting 47 assists and 10 digs against the Trojans, and 29 assists with 10 digs versus the Tritons.

Others nominated: Nick Amado (Long Beach State); Austin Matautia (Hawai‘i)

SIMON ANDERSON, LONG BEACH STATE – FRESHMAN PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Middle Blocker • Middlefart, Denmark

➜ Long Beach State’s Simon Anderson tallied his fifth Big West Men’s Volleyball Freshman Player of the Week honors as he helped the Beach sweep CSUN in conference play.

➜ He finished the week with five kills, three blocks, one dig and one service ace.

➜ Anderson hit .400 in the second match against the Matadors with two kills on five attempts without an error.

Others nominated: None

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