2015-16 Men's Volleyball News

  • Merchen Named All-American
    April 18, 2016
    Sophomore Lake Merchen of the University of California, Santa Cruz was named First Team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Monday.
  • Royals Sweep Banana Slugs
    March 23, 2016
    The #6 Banana Slugs played their final regular season road match as they took on NAIA member Hope International University in Fullerton. The Royals swept the Banana Slugs 3-0.
  • Eagles Trip Up Banana Slugs in Four
    March 22, 2016
    The #6 Banana Slugs played their first match in a two match swing through Southern California as they took on NCAA Division II member Concordia University of Irvine. (Alisha Alexander/Concorida Athletics)
  • Slugs Sweep Slug Slam with Sweep of Roadrunners
    March 14, 2016
    The #6 Banana Slugs played their third match in as many days as they took on Ramapo College in a morning match at the 2016 Slug Slam. The Banana Slugs hit over .375 as they swept the Roadrunners 3-0.
  • Slugs Sweep Kingsmen
    March 13, 2016
    The #6 Banana Slugs played their second match of the 2016 Slug Slam as they took on California Lutheran University for the third time this season.
  • Banana Slugs Ground Golden Flyers
    March 11, 2016
    The #6 Banana Slugs played the first match of the 2016 Slug Slam as they took on #7 Nazareth College at West Field House. The Banana Slugs cruised past the Golden Flyers 3-1.
  • Banana Slugs Fall in Five to Defending Champions
    March 06, 2016
    The T-#8 Banana Slugs played their second match of the day as they took on the defending NCAA Division III National Champions and current #5 Stevens Institute of Technology. The match was tight throughout but, in the end, the Ducks won 3-2.
  • Banana Slugs Win Battle of the Eights Against Soaring Eagles
    March 06, 2016
    The T-#8 Banana Slugs played their first match of the day against T-#8 Elmira College. The Banana Slugs would win the match 3-1 over the Soaring Eagles.
  • #8 Banana Slugs Sweep Lions
    March 04, 2016
    The Banana Slugs started a three game trip to the East Coast as they took on Emerson College in Boston. The Banana Slugs swept the Lions 3-0 to extend their winning streak to three.
  • Banana Slugs Pluck Hawks
    February 26, 2016
    The Banana Slugs continued their seven game road trip as they took on Holy Names University in Oakland. The Banana Slugs defeated the Hawks 3-1 to extend their winning streak to two.
  • Banana Slugs Lasso Vaqueros
    February 13, 2016
    The Banana Slugs finished their two match homestand as they took on Santa Barbara City College at West Field House. The Banana Slugs broke their one match losing skid as they defeated the Vaqueros 3-1 in a closely contested match.
  • Royals rally past Banana Slugs
    February 11, 2016
    In a two-hour match, UC Santa Cruz had their four-game winning streak broken in a hard-fought 3-1 (33-31, 16-25, 20-25, 22-25) loss to NAIA rival Hope International.
  • Banana Slugs finish Midwest roadtrip with two wins
    February 07, 2016
    The fourth-ranked volleyball team finished their whirlwind Midwest trip with a pair of wins on Sunday morning, outlasting host Milwaukee School of Engineering 3-1 (33-31, 27-25, 13-25, 25-18) and beating Benedictine University also by 3-1 (25-10, 25-19, 21-25, 25-18).
  • Banana Slugs bounce back with two wins at Lakeland Triangular
    February 06, 2016
    The UCSC Men's Volleyball team evened their Midwest roadtrip with a pair of 3-1 wins over Mount St. Joseph and Lakeland at the Lakeland College Triangular.
  • #12 Stars Sweep #4 Banana Slugs
    February 05, 2016
    The Banana Slugs continued their Midwest road trip as took on AVCA NCAA Division III #12 Dominican University (IL). The Stars swept the hotly-contested match between the two top-ranked squads 3-0.
  • Banana Slugs open roadtrip with loss at #6 Carthage
    February 04, 2016
    he fourth-ranked UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs saw their five-game winning streak broken with a 3-0 loss at sixth-ranked Carthage College (19-25, 24-26, 19-25).