2014-15 Men's Volleyball News

  • UC Santa Cruz’s Todd Hollenbeck Named 2015 AVCA Division III Men’s Head Coach of the Year
    April 24, 2015
    UC Santa Cruz’s Todd Hollenbeck Named 2015 AVCA Division III Men’s Head Coach of the Year e American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce that UC Santa Cruz Head Coach Todd Hollenbeck has been selected as the 2015 AVCA Division III Men's National Coach of the Year.
  • Golden Flyers Defeat Banana Slugs in Five in NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship Quarterfinal
    April 24, 2015
    Golden Flyers Defeat Banana Slugs in Five in NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship Quarterfinal For the third time this season, the Banana Slugs took on Nazareth College. This matchup, however, had the stakes raised by exponential bounds as the winner would advance to the next round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Volleyball Championship.
  • Banana Slugs have 3 All-American Selections to the 2014-15 AVCA
    April 20, 2015
    Banana Slugs have 3 All-American Selections to the 2014-15 AVCA Jacob Landel was named a First Team All-American and Jake Hurwitz and Jorge Reyes named to the Second Team All-American. The Banana Slugs Branden Torado was an Honorable Mention.
  • UCSC Men's Volleyball Team heads to Hoboken, New Jersey for NCAA Men's Division III Championships
    April 19, 2015
    UCSC Men's Volleyball Team heads to Hoboken, New Jersey for NCAA Men's Division III Championships The UC Santa Cruz Athletics Department is pleased to announce that the Men's Volleyball Team has qualified for the NCAA Division III Men's Volleyball National Championship Tournament. The event will be held April 24 - 26 at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.
  • #2 Banana Slugs Defeats #6 Golden Flyers 3-1
    April 04, 2015
    #2 Banana Slugs Defeats #6 Golden Flyers 3-1 UC Santa Cruz played their first game of the Soaring Eagle Invitational as they took on #6 Nazareth College. The Banana Slugs and the Golden Flyers played earlier this season at the Golden Flyer Invitational as the Golden Flyers swept the Banana Slugs.
  • Banana Slugs Sweep Spartans to End Regular Season
    April 04, 2015
    Banana Slugs Sweep Spartans to End Regular Season UC Santa Cruz played their final match of their five match trip to the state of New York as they took on D’Youville College. The Banana Slugs hit one of their best percentages of the season and swept the Spartans 3-0.
  • #2 Banana Slugs Beat #10 Soaring Eagles 3-1
    April 03, 2015
    #2 Banana Slugs Beat #10 Soaring Eagles 3-1 UC Santa Cruz played their first match of the day at the Soaring Eagle Invitational as they took on the host Elmira College. As with their match on February 5th, the Banana Slugs and the Soaring Eagles played a tight match.
  • Banana Slugs Sweep Medaille to Start Empire State Road Trip
    April 02, 2015
    Banana Slugs Sweep Medaille to Start Empire State Road Trip UC Santa Cruz started their five game road trip to the state of New York as they took on Medaille College. These two teams met once before this season in Rochester on February 6th and the result was the same as the Banana Slugs swept the Mavericks 3-0.
  • #2 Banana Slugs Sweeps Wildcats
    April 02, 2015
    #2 Banana Slugs Sweeps Wildcats UC Santa Cruz played their second match of the day at the Soaring Eagle Invitational as they took on SUNY Polytechnic Institute. The Banana Slugs would sweep the Wildcats 3-0.
  • Banana Slugs Declaw Hawks 3-1
    March 28, 2015
    Banana Slugs Declaw Hawks 3-1 The Banana Slugs played their first match in two weeks as they took on Holy Names University in Oakland. Just like the previous meeting between these two teams on January 16th in Santa Cruz, the Banana Slugs won the match 3-1 over the Hawks.
  • Banana Slugs Sweep Golden Bobcats in First Game of Day Two
    March 14, 2015
    Banana Slugs Sweep Golden Bobcats in First Game of Day Two UC Santa Cruz started their second day at the Asics/Wyndham Hotel Spring Classic as they took on UC Merced for the third time this season. As with the two previous matches with the Golden Bobcats this season, the Banana Slugs swept the Golden Bobcats 3-0.
  • Eagles Sweep Banana Slugs
    March 14, 2015
    Eagles Sweep Banana Slugs UC Santa Cruz finished their time at the Asics/Wyndham Hotel Spring Classic as they took on the host Concordia University of Irvine. Unlike the two previous matches, which were won by the Banana Slugs, which were played in February in Santa Cruz, the Eagles swept the Banana Slugs 3-0.
  • Banana Slugs Defeats Warner in Five
    March 13, 2015
    Banana Slugs Defeats Warner in Five UC Santa Cruz played in their first match of the Asics/Wyndham Hotel Spring Classic this morning as they took on NAIA opponent Warner University.
  • Clarke Defeats UC Santa Cruz 3-2
    March 13, 2015
    Clarke Defeats UC Santa Cruz 3-2 UC Santa Cruz played their second match of the day at the Asics/Wyndham Hotel Spring Classic as they took on NAIA opponent Clarke University.
  • Banana Slugs Serve Muskies Senior Night Sweep
    March 11, 2015
    Banana Slugs Serve Muskies Senior Night Sweep UC Santa Cruz played in their final home match of the 2015 season as they took on Lakeland College for the second consecutive evening. The Banana Slugs honored their four seniors from this year’s squad – Blake Chadwick, Jake Hurwitz, Jake Landel and Branden Torado – as the Banana Slugs swept the Muskies 3-0.
  • Banana Slugs Sweep Muskies
    March 10, 2015
    Banana Slugs Sweep Muskies UC Santa Cruz started their final homestand of the 2015 season as they took on Lakeland College in the first match of back-to-back matches between the two schools. Just like when these two teams played each other in Wisconsin on February 21st, the Banana Slugs swept the Muskies 3-0.
  • Landel Named Sports Imports/AVCA Men’s Division III National Player of the Week
    February 24, 2015
    Landel Named Sports Imports/AVCA Men’s Division III National Player of the Week Jake Landel (Lonf Beach, Calif) named Sports Imports/AVCA Men’s Division III National Player of the Week. Below are Jake's weekly stats.
  • Banana Slugs Finish Midwest Trip with 3-1 Win over Dominican
    February 22, 2015
    Banana Slugs Finish Midwest Trip with 3-1 Win over Dominican UC Santa Cruz finished their Midwest trip as they took on Dominican University (IL). The Banana Slugs would come from a set down to win the match 3-1 over the Stars, completing a 4-0 weekend.
  • Banana Slugs Sweep Muskies
    February 21, 2015
    Banana Slugs Sweep Muskies UC Santa Cruz played their first match of the day as they took on Lakeland College. The Banana Slugs had fewer than ten errors in the match as the Banana Slugs swept the Muskies 3-0.
  • Banana Slugs Upset #1 Ducks
    February 21, 2015
    Banana Slugs Upset #1 Ducks UC Santa Cruz showed little wear from their sweep of Lakeland as they played their second match of the day as they took on #1 Stevens Institute of Technology. The #7 Banana Slugs upset the #1 Ducks 3-1.
  • #7 Banana Slugs Upset #5 Carthage College
    February 20, 2015
    #7 Banana Slugs Upset #5 Carthage College UC Santa Cruz started their three day trip to Wisconsin and Illinois as they took on Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Banana Slugs hit better than .440 as the Banana Slugs swept the Red Men 3-0.
  • Banana Slugs Finish New York Trip 4-1 with Sweep of Roadrunners
    February 07, 2015
    Banana Slugs Finish New York Trip 4-1 with Sweep of Roadrunners UC Santa Cruz played their final match in their third day in New York as the Banana Slugs took on Ramapo College.
  • Banana Slugs Sweep Tomcats
    February 07, 2015
    Banana Slugs Sweep Tomcats UC Santa Cruz played their first match of the second day of the Golden Flyer Tournament. The Banana Slugs’ competition was Thiel College of Greenville, Pennsylvania.
  • Banana Slugs Sweep Mavericks in First Game of Golden Flyer Tournament
    February 06, 2015
    Banana Slugs Sweep Mavericks in First Game of Golden Flyer Tournament UC Santa Cruz started their time at the Golden Flyer Tournament this morning as they took on Medaille College of Rochester, New York in the first of two matches on the day.
  • Golden Flyers Sweep Banana Slugs
    February 06, 2015
    Golden Flyers Sweep Banana Slugs In the second set, the Banana Slugs led through the majority of the set. The Banana Slugs claimed their largest lead of the set, at four, at 15-11 on a Jake Landel kill.
  • Banana Slugs Ground Soaring Eagles in Five
    February 05, 2015
    Banana Slugs Ground Soaring Eagles in Five UC Santa Cruz started their first of two major road swings tonight as they took on Elmira College in Elmira, New York.
  • Banana Slugs Defeat Golden Bobcats with Sweep
    January 31, 2015
    Banana Slugs Defeat Golden Bobcats with Sweep UC Santa Cruz finished its January portion of the schedule as they took on NAIA opponent UC Merced in Merced. Just like the two schools’ match on January 9th, the Banana Slugs swept the Golden Bobcats 3-0.
  • Banana Slugs Sweep Vaqueros
    January 30, 2015
    Banana Slugs Sweep Vaqueros UC Santa Cruz started their first night of a back-to-back as they hosted Santa Barbara City College at West Field House.
  • Banana Slugs Fall to Royals in Five
    January 25, 2015
    Banana Slugs Fall to Royals in Five UC Santa Cruz finished its weekend back-to-back-to-back against NAIA opponents as they hosted NAIA #6 Hope International University.
  • Banana Slugs Wins In Four
    January 24, 2015
    Banana Slugs Wins In Four UC Santa Cruz hosted NAIA #2 Concordia University of Irvine Saturday on the second night of a back-to-back-to-back for the Banana Slugs as they host NAIA competition.
  • Banana Slugs Wins Third in a Row
    January 23, 2015
    Banana Slugs Wins Third in a Row UC Santa Cruz hosted NAIA #3 Concordia University of Irvine Friday on the first night of a two night series between the two schools. The Banana Slugs came back twice from a one set deficit to win the match 3-2.
  • Banana Slugs Wins Second in a Row with Sweep
    January 16, 2015
    Banana Slugs Wins Second in a Row with Sweep UC Santa Cruz hosted their second straight home match Friday as they took on Holy Names University at West Field House.
  • Banana Slugs Sweep First Home Match
    January 09, 2015
    Banana Slugs Sweep First Home Match UC Santa Cruz opened their 2015 home schedule Friday night as they hosted University of California-Merced at West Field House.
  • UC Santa Cruz Starts Season with Loss to Cardinal
    January 02, 2015
    UC Santa Cruz Starts Season with Loss to Cardinal UC Santa Cruz started their 2015 season with a match against one of the NCAA’s top men’s volleyball in Stanford University.
  • Men's Volleyball teamed up with Save Our Shores
    November 15, 2014
    Men's Volleyball teamed up with Save Our Shores On Saturday November 15th the UC Santa Cruz Men's Volleyball teamed up with Save Our Shores for a beach clean up.