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 ALL-MPSF SECOND TEAM
2016 MPSF ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
2016 OFF THE BLOCK FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN
2016 MPSF ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
2016 (Freshman): Earned second-team All-MPSF recognition ... Named to the MPSF All-Freshman Team and garnered Off the Block Freshman All-America honors ... Played and started 32 matches as a true freshman ... Ranked second on the squad with 354 kills (3.08/set) and 229 digs (1.99/set) ... Also had 23 aces and 79 blocks ... Reached double figures in kills 20 times and finished with five double-doubles ... Registered 16 kills, eight digs and four blocks in his collegiate debut vs. Lindenwood on Jan. 8 ... Came back the following day to notch his first double-double against Quincy (17 kills, 10 digs) ... Totaled 11 kills and a season-high 16 digs at UCLA (Jan. 27) ... Finished with nine kills and 10 digs in back-to-back matches at Cal Baptist (Feb. 10) and at USC (Feb. 12) ... Put down 18 kills on .412 hitting vs. Lewis on March 11 ... Recorded 14 kills and 13 digs at CSUN on March 19 ... Compiled a season-best 27 kills to go along with 10 digs at Pepperdine (March 31) ... Named to the MPSF All-Tournament Team ... Had 13 kills vs. Pepperdine (April 16) and 10 digs vs. UCLA (April 21) ... Final double-double came against BYU in the NCAA Tournament (10 kills, 11 digs).
High School: Prepped at Valencia High School ... As a senior, he led the Vikings to the CIF-Southern Section finals for the first time since 2008 ... Team also advanced to the 2015 CIF Southern California Regionals ... Finished the year with a 32-8 overall record ... Earned All-CIF-SS honors ... Two-time Foothill League MVP ... Named the 2014 All-Santa Clarita Valley Player of the Year and the Daily News All-Area Player of the Year ... Amassed a school-record 561 kills in 2015.
Quick Facts: Member of the U.S. Men's Junior National Team that won the 2016 NORCECA U-21 Continental Championships ... Selected to the 2015 Boys' Youth National Team for the FIVB U-19 World Championships ... Helped the USA Select A1 Red Team win gold at the 2013 U.S. High Performance Championships ... Played for Legacy Volleyball Club and Bones Volleyball Club ... Earned all-tournament honors at the 2012 Boys' Junior National Championships ... Featured on the 2015 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 list ... Brother, Eric, is a senior on the LBSU men's volleyball team.
Kills: 27, at Pepperdine (3/31/16)
Attempts: 50, at Pepperdine (3/31/16)
Hitting Pct. (Min. 5 Att.): .579, at Hawai'i (2/26/16)
Aces: 3, 3x, last vs. Ohio State (3/12/16)
Digs: 16, at UCLA (1/27/16)
Blocks: 6, vs. Pepperdine (2/6/16)
Assists: 3, at Penn State (3/5/16)
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