2014-15 Men's Volleyball News

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.

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.

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.

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.

April 4, 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.

April 4, 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.

April 3, 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.

April 2, 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.

April 2, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

February 7, 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.

February 7, 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.

February 6, 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.

February 6, 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.

February 5, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

January 9, 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.

January 2, 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.

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.