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Men's Volleyball

Winter Warmup: UC Santa Barbara Men's Volleyball Preview

12/19/2017

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UC SANTA BARBARA GAUCHOS


Head Coach: Rick McLaughlin (10th season)
2017 Overall Record: 10-16
2017 Conference/Conference Record: MPSF/5-13
2017 Final National Ranking: Others receiving votes (17th)
2017 Postseason Finish: N/A
2017 Conference Finish: t-9th
Program Inception: 1971
Recent AVCA All-Americans: Evan Patak (2004, 2005, 2007); Theo Brunner (2007); Jeff Menzel (2011); Andy McGuire (2011); Dylan Davis (2013); Jonah Seif (2014-16); Kevin Donohue (2015)

2018 AVCA Preseason Poll:
Others receiving votes (17th)
2018 Big West Coaches Poll: 5th

PLAYERS TO WATCH

KEENAN SANDERS (So., MB, 6-7)


alt• 2017 Off The Block Freshman All-American

• 2017 All-MPSF Freshman Team

• Ranked within top-15 nationally with a .373 hitting percentage

• Ranked first among league middles in digs (0.58 dps) and second in kills per set (2.16).

• Placed second in kills among MPSF freshmen last year


HAYDEN BOEHLE (Sr., OH/L, 6-1)

• Ranked fourth onalt team with 164 kills and 2.05 kills per set

• Totaled 128 digs for third-most on the team

• Contributed 12 aces and 32 blocks

• Turned in a season-high 17 kills at Pepperdine

• Posted four double-doubles


QUOTES FROM HEAD COACH RICK MCLAUGHLIN

(On the upcoming season) “The Gauchos look forward to the beginning of the 2018 season.  The goal is to continue steady improvement throughout January, February, and March, and to be playing our best volleyball in the month of April.”

(On joining the Big West for men’s volleyball) “We are extremely excited about the start of Men’s Volleyball in the Big West Conference, and very appreciative to Dennis Farrell and everyone involved for giving our sport this great opportunity.   It’s been a very long time coming, but Men’s Collegiate Volleyball finally has the backing of a major Conference.  It’s the best thing that could’ve happened for the future of our sport.”

Read The UC San Diego Winter Warmup – Dec. 18, 2017

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