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  • UCLA MENS VOLLEYBALL 2017 MEDIA GUIDE

    19-TIME NCAA CHAMPIONS

  • 12017 UCLA MENS VOLLEYBALL RECORD BOOK 19-TIME NCAA CHAMPIONS

    UCLA QUICK FACTSAddress .............................................. J.D. Morgan Center, PO Box 24044 Los Angeles, CA 90024-0044Athletic Dept. Phone ................................ (310) 825-8699Ticket Offi ce ........................................(310) UCLA-WINChancellor .................................................Dr. Gene BlockDirector of Athletics ............................Daniel G. GuerreroFaculty Athletic Rep. ............................ Dr. Michael TeitellAssociate Director/M. Volleyball ........... Ashley ArmstrongEnrollment ............................................................. 38,476Founded .................................................................... 1919Colors .........................................................Blue and GoldNickname................................................................BruinsConference ..............................................Mountain Pacifi c Sports FederationConference Phone .................................... (530) 669-7600Conference Fax......................................... (530) 669-7627Conference Website .............................. www.mpsports.orgNational Affi liation ................................NCAA Division IHome Courts (Capacities) ........... Pauley Pavilion (13,800) John Wooden Center (2,000)Home Records .............................at Pauley (434-94, .821).........................................................at JWC (76-14, .845)Press Row Phone ......................................(310) 825-1899Head Coach (Alma Mater) ........John Speraw (UCLA 95)Speraws Offi ce Phone .............................. (310) 794-6141Speraws Record at UCLA ............. 77-43 (.642), 4 seasonsSperaws Career Record............ 276-154 (.642), 14 seasonsAssistant Coach ............................. Brad Keller (LMU 02)Kellers Offi ce Phone ................................ (310) 794-7298 Assistant Coach .............................................. John Hawks Hawks Offi ce Phone ................................ (310) 206-5203Volunteer Asst. Coach ...Spencer McLachlin (Stanford 11)Statistician .......................................................... Rob ChaiStaff Athletic Trainer................................... Mark PocinichStudent Athletic Trainers ............................Gianna Cronin.......................................................................Kishan PatelStaff Equipment Manager..................................Tony PerriAthletic Performance Coach ..............................Mike LinnManagers .Kainani Otsuji, Tyler Van Matre, Matthew Merrill, Galen DoddMarketing Coordinator ..............................Emma WeinertAlumni Relations ...........................................Nancy IshikiAcademic Counselor ....................................Linda Lassiter2016 Overall Record ..................................................25-72016 MPSF Record/Finish .............................. 17-5, T2nd2016 MPSF Tournament Finish ...........lost in MPSF fi nals2016 NCAA Finish ......................lost in NCAA semifi nalsLettermen/Starters Returning .....................................15/6Lettermen/Starters Lost ................................................2/0NCAA Post-Season Record.............................. 52-8 (.867)NCAA Titles ................................................................. 19NCAA VB Tournament Appearances ............................ 26National VB Championships......................................... 24MVB Contacts: .............................................Steve RourkeSID Emails ............................... srourke@athletics.ucla.eduRourkes Offi ce Phone .............................. (310) 206-8187Website .............................................www.uclabruins.com

    CREDITSTh e 2017 UCLA Mens Volleyball media guide was written and edited by Steve Rourke, Assoc. Sport Information Director. Spe-cial assistance and thanks to Rich Bertolucci and Nancy Ishiki. Photography by ASUCLA Campus Studio (Don Liebig). Special thanks to Getty Images, USA Volleyball, Christopher Shannon and the FIVB for their photos. Th e mens volleyball media guide is only available online.

    **********Th e volleyball world lost a great friend in long-time UCLA SID Rich Ber-tolucci, who passed away in the summer of 2015. Th e Bruin family wishes to dedicate the annual record book to Rich. His hard work will live on.

    2017 UCLA BRUINS

    2017 Roster ...................................................22017 TV/Radio Roster ..................................3

    THE COACHING STAFF

    Head Coach John Speraw ..................................4Assistant Coach Brad Keller ..............................6Assistant Coach John Hawks .............................6Volunteer Asst. Coach Spencer McLachlin ..........7

    PLAYER BIOGRAPHIES

    Th e Players ................................................ 9-17

    THE 2016 SEASON - A LOOK BACK

    2016 Results ....................................................182016 Individual Statistics ................................192016 MPSF Final Standings and Statistics .......20

    UCLA RECORDS

    All-Time UCLA Volleyball Records .................21Career and Season Charts ...........................22-23Rally-Scoring Career and Season Charts .....24-25

    UCLA HISTORY

    UCLA Lettermen/Uniform History ...........26-32UCLAs 19 NCAA Championships ............34-35UCLAs NCAA Championship Results ...........36NCAA Volleyball Championship Summary ....37UCLAs Championship Starters .......................38

    BRUIN ALL-STARSUSVBA All-Americans ....................................39NCAA All-Americans ......................................39NCAA All-Tournament Team Selections ........... 40All-Conference Selections ................................40Players of the Year ...........................................41U.S. National Team Members .........................41Academic All-Stars ..........................................41All-Time Pro Beach Victories .........................42Career Earnings List ........................................42Career Beach Team Victories ...........................42Saluting UCLAs Hall of Famers .................43-46Saluting UCLAs Olympians .......................47-48

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Pauley Pavilion ..............................................49UCLA All-Time Match Results ..................50-56

    TABLE OF CONTENTS/QUICK FACTS

    2017 UCLA SCHEDULEJan. 3 @ Loyola-Chicago (ESPN3) 5 p.m. Jan. 6 vs. Penn State (at Ohio St.) 2 p.m. Jan. 7 @ Ohio State (Big Ten TV) 3 p.m.Jan. 12 UC Irvine* 7:30 p.m.Jan. 14 UC San Diego* (P12 TV) 7 p.m.Jan. 18 Cal Baptist* 7:30 p.m.Jan. 20 USC* (P12 TV) 8 p.m. Jan. 25 UC Santa Barbara* (P12 TV) 7:30 p.m.Jan. 27 @ UC Santa Barbara* 7 p.m.Jan. 29 Princeton (P12 TV) 8 p.m.Feb. 3 @ BYU* 6 p.m.Feb. 4 @ BYU* 6 p.m.Feb. 9 @ Stanford* (P12 TV) 6 p.m.Feb. 11 @ Pepperdine* 7 p.m.Feb. 15 CSUN* (P12 TV) 7:30 p.m.Feb. 18 Long Beach State* (Wooden Ctr) 7 p.m.Feb. 24 @ UC Irvine* 7 p.m.Feb. 25 @ UC San Diego* 7 p.m.Mar. 8 Lewis 7 p.m.Mar. 11 Harvard 7 p.m.Mar. 17 Sacred Heart (Wooden Ctr) 7 p.m.Mar. 18 Concordia (Wooden Ctr) 7 p.m.Mar. 29 @ USC* (P12 TV) 7 p.m.Apr. 1 @ Cal Baptist* 7 p.m.Apr. 7 Hawaii*(Wooden Ctr) (P12 TV) 5 p.m.Apr. 8 Hawaii* (Wooden Ctr) 7 p.m.Apr. 15 MPSF Quarterfi nals TBAApr. 20 MPSF Semifi nals TBAApr. 22 MPSF Championship TBAMay 2 NCAA Play-In Matches (@TBA)May 4 NCAA Semifi nals (@Ohio State)May 6 NCAA Championship (@Ohio State)

    All times Pacifi c, unless otherwise noted*MPSF MatchesMatches played at Pauley Pavilion, unless otherwise indi-

    cated.P12 TV=Pac-12 Networks broadcast

    The Bruins returned to the NCAA MVB Championships in 2016, taking on Ohio State in a national semi-fi nal match.

  • 22017 UCLA MENS VOLLEYBALL RECORD BOOK 19-TIME NCAA CHAMPIONS

    2017 UCLA Mens Volleyball RosterNo. Name Pos Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (High School)1 Jackson Bantle OH/Opp 6-1 186 Sr. Pacifi c Palisades, Calif. (Loyola)2 Davis Gillett L 5-11 150 So. Huntington Beach, Calif. (Huntington Beach) 3 Michael Fisher OH 6-5 195 Sr. Kailua, Hawaii (Hawaii Baptist Academy)4 Oliver Martin MB 6-10 215 RS Jr. Calabasas, Calif. (Calabasas)5 Sam Kobrine OH 6-3 180 Fr. Newport Beach, Calif. (Corona del Mar) 6 Jonah Kay MB 6-5 195 RS Fr. San Diego, Calif. (Rancho Bernardo)7 Mitch Stahl MB 6-7 215 Sr. Chambersburg, Pa. (Chambersburg) 8 Eric Matheis S 6-3 185 Jr. Laguna Niguel, Calif. (Dana Hills)9 JT Hatch OH 6-1 185 Jr. Mesa, Ariz. (Mesa) 10 Reece Salmons S 6-0 170 Fr. San Diego, Calif. (Francis Parker) 11 Dominic Brousard OH 6-2 185 So. San Clemente, Calif. (San Clemente)12 Dylan Missry OH 6-4 210 So. Holbrook, N.Y. (North Sachem) 13 Micah Maa S/H 6-3 180 So. Kaneohe, Hawaii (Punahou) 14 Sam Jones L 5-8 135 Fr. Manhattan Beach, Calif. (Mira Costa) 15 Jake Arnitz OH 6-7 205 Jr. Yorba Linda, Calif. (Esperanza)16 Daenan Gyimah MB 6-8 180 Fr. Scarborough, Ontario, Canada (Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate Institute) 17 Christian Hessenauer Opp 6-5 190 Jr. Laguna Niguel, Calif. (Dana Hills)19 Eric Sprague MB 6-8 195 RS Jr. Kensington, Calif. (Bentley)21 Spencer Sachs L 6-0 195 So. Deerfi eld, Ill. (Deerfi eld) 22 Hagen Smith S /H 6-1 199 Sr. Pacifi c Palisades, Calif. (Loyola)

    2017 TEAM PICTURE/ROSTER/PRONUNCIATION GUIDE

    Mens Volleyball Coaching and Support Staff Head Coach: John Speraw (UCLA 95) Assistants: Brad Keller (Loyola Marymount 02); John Hawks.Volunteer Assistant Coach: Spencer McLachlin (Stanford 11)Statistician: Rob Chai (Long Beach State 96)Staff Athletic Trainer: Mark Pocinich (San Diego State 96)Student Atheltic Trainers: Gianna Cronin, Kishan PatelManagers: Kainani Otsuji, Matthew Merrill, Tyler Van Matre, Galen DoddAthletic Performan