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.
2016 AVCA ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM
2016 ALL-MPSF SECOND TEAM
2016 MPSF ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
2016 OFF THE BLOCK FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN
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 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, at Pepperdine (3/31/16)
Attempts: 8, at CSUN (3/19/16)
Hitting Pct. (Min. 5 Att.): .833, at Stanford (4/2/16)
Aces: 4, 3x, last vs. Stanford (2/5/16)
Digs: 11, vs. BYU (1/22/16)
Blocks: 5, at Cal Baptist (2/10/16)
Assists: 63, 2x, last at Pepperdine (3/31/16)
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