There wasn't a big match to be played on Tuesday, but a member of the UC Irvine men's volleyball team remained nervous for an important event dealing with the Anteaters.
If you were at the celebration ceremony to honor the UCI team's national championship you wouldn't notice he was a bit anxious. But you could understand his excitement.
There he was, Kevin Freeman, in his No. 1 gold jersey standing with his teammates at UCI. It was a big day for him.
"I was happy to be with everybody," Kevin said a day later.
Kevin, a 15-year-old from Irvine, became a UCI team member through a group called the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, which sets up sports teams to adopt kids with brain tumors.
The Anteaters confronted challenges throughout their season, yet finished with a championship and were celebrated for their outstanding performance.
Kevin's journey continues. He was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor when he was 9. He's experienced plenty of highs and lows, along with chemotherapy and surgeries.