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 AVCA SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
2017 VOLLEYBALLMAG SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
2017 ALL-MPSF FIRST TEAM
2016 ALL-MPSF SECOND TEAM
2016 MPSF ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
2016 OFF THE BLOCK FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN
2016 MPSF ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
2017 (Sophomore): Named AVCA Second Team All-America ... Earned All-MPSF First-Team honors ... Collected VolleyballMag Second Team All-America honors ... Was second on the team with 350 kills for a 3.37 kills per set average ... Finished the year hitting .335 (350-92-771) with 162 digs (1.56 per set), 85 blocks (0.82 per set), 26 service aces (0.25 per set), and 16 assists (0.15 per set) ... Posted double-figure kills in 21 of 31 matches ... Had a career-high 24 kills to go along with 10 digs for a double-double against Hawaii (Jan. 18) ... Registered another 10-dig performance at BYU (March 24) ... Finished with 15 kills and nine digs against Saint Francis (Pa.) (Jan. 27) ... Posted 14 kills in back-to-back matches against UC Irvine and UC San Diego March 1 and March 3, respectively ... Posted six-straight double-digit kill totals from Jan. 18 to Feb. 4 ... Knocked in 15 kills against Hawai'i in the MPSF Tournament Final (April 22).
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: 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 … During this time, was utilized as one of the team’s primary offensive weapons throughout the tournament … .Helped lead the United States to a 14th place finish … 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, was a member of the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team from 2014-17.
Kills: 27 at Pepperdine (3/31/16)
Attempts: 50 at Pepperdine (3/31/16)
Hitting Pct. (Min. 5 Att.): .632 vs. McKendree (1/6/17)
Aces: 3, 4x, Last vs. No. Ohio State (1/2/8/17)
Digs: 16 at UCLA (1/27/16)
Blocks: 7 at Cal Baptist (1/13/17)
Assists: 3 at Penn State (3/5/16)
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