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National Champion LBSU Men’s Volleyball Team to be Recognized at Long Beach Council Meeting

May 14, 2018

LONG BEACH – After capturing the 2018 National Championship, the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team will be recognized at the Long Beach Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 15 at 5 p.m.

The Beach registered one of the best seasons in program history as they went 28-1 and boasted a program-record 24-match winning streak and closed the season out with a five-set victory over No. 3 UCLA to win their second-ever National Championship.

“The City of Long Beach is excited to recognize the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team,” Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said. “Winning a National Championship is no small feat and we are honored to have this team representing our city.”

Long Beach State was led by USMC/AVCA National Coach of the Year Alan Knipe who collected his 300th career win in his 15th season at the helm of the program. Additionally, the Beach boasted five AVCA All-America selections including the 2018 AVCA National Player of the Year, Josh Tuaniga.

The Beach finished the season with a nation-leading .375 attack percentage as well as the best record in the country for a winning percentage of .966.

The Council meeting will be held in the Council Chamber in City Hall.



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