TJ DeFalco, Kyle Ensing and Josh Tuaniga all represented the United States over the summer.
Long Beach State has now won 12 straight.
TJ DeFalco named the conference’s Freshman of the Year.
2017 VOLLEYBALLMAG FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
2017 ALL-MPSF FIRST TEAM
2017 OFF THE BLOCK SETTER OF THE YEAR
2016 AVCA ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM
2016 ALL-MPSF SECOND TEAM
2016 MPSF ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
2016 OFF THE BLOCK FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN
2017 (Sophomore): Garnered AVCA First Team All-American honors ... Named VolleyballMag First Team All-American ... Named Off the Block Setter of the Year ... Named to All-MPSF Tournament Team ... Led the nation with an 11.06 assists per set average ... Finished the season with 1,128 assists, 141 digs, 70 kills, 61 blocks, and 30 aces ... Led the Beach to a nation's best .366 hitting percentage ... Dished out 40 or more assists in 13 contests ... Posted a career-high 67 assists in a five-set thriller against Hawai'i (Jan. 18) ... Matched his career-high with six kills twice against Stanford (Feb. 4) and Cal Baptist (Feb. 22) ... Finished with a season-high 12 digs against Saint Francis (Pa.) on Jan. 27 ... Posted 37 assists during the Beach's MPSF Tournament Final against Hawai'i (April 22) ... Recorded a double-double on two occasions, first against Saint Francis (Pa.) with 50 assists and 12 digs on Jan. 27, then again on March 24 at BYU with 53 assists and 11 digs.
2016 (Freshman): Earned second-team AVCA All-America and All-MPSF honors ... Named to the MPSF All-Freshman Team ... Selected as an Off the Block Freshman All-American ... Started every match as a true freshman ... Ranked first in the MPSF and third in the nation with 11.18 assists per set ... Also had 163 digs, 48 blocks and 22 aces ... Led the Beach to a .328 team hitting percentage ... Recorded 13 outings with 45 or more assists ... Dished out a season-high 63 helpers at UC Santa Barbara on Jan. 29 ... Matched that total at Pepperdine (March 31) ... Added a season-best six kills against the Waves ... Finished with a double-double vs. BYU on Jan. 22 (40 assists, 11 digs) ... Had 59 assists in a four-set win over Lewis on March 11 ... Registered 50 assists vs. Ohio State (March 12) and 52 at Stanford (April 2) ... Notched four kills and a season-high five blocks at Cal Baptist on Feb. 10 ... Averaged 12.14 assists per set at the NCAA Championships.
High School: Lettered two years at Huntington Beach High School after transferring from St. John Bosco ... Led the Oilers to a pair of CIF Southern California Regional and Southern Section titles ... HBHS went 80-0 over the course of those two seasons ... Named the 2015 CIF-SS Division I Player of the Year ... Also earned Sunset League Boys' Volleyball co-MVP honors as a senior ... Two-time first-team all-league, all-county and All-CIF selection ... Received AVCA Boys' High School Senior All-America accolades in 2015.
Quick Facts: Competed with the United States at the U21 World Championships ... Earned an international spot competing in the FIVB U21 World Championships in the Czech Republic as a team captain ... Helped lead the United States to a 14th place finish ... Competed for Team USA at the 2016 Pan American Games ... Member of the U.S. Men's Junior National Team that won gold at the 2016 NORCECA U-21 Continental Championships ... Named the tournament's MVP and Best Setter ... Selected to the U.S. Boys' Youth National Team for the 2015 FIVB U-19 World Championships ... Also helped the Youth National Team win the 2014 NORCECA U-19 Continental Championships ... Named the tournament's Best Server ... Collected two gold medals, one silver and one bronze with The HBC Volleyball Club over his last four USAV Boys' Junior National Championships ... Received all-tournament honors every year and was tabbed the MVP in 2012 (U-15) ... Featured on the 2015 Fab 50 list released by Volleyball Magazine.
Kills: 6, 3x, Last vs. Cal Baptist (2/22/17)
Attempts: 9 vs. No. 7 Stanford (2/4/17)
Hitting Pct. (Min. 5 Att.): .857 vs. Cal Baptist (2/22/17)
Aces: 4, 4x, Last at UC San Diego (2/11/17)
Digs: 12 vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) (1/27/17)
Blocks: 5, 3x, Last vs. No. 14 USC (2/24/17)
Assists: 67 vs. No. 5 Hawaii (1/18/17)
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