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March 12, 2013
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL Pepperdine def. UC Irvine MALIBU — Senior Kevin Tillie finished with 15 kills for the No. 2-ranked Anteaters in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match that No. 4 Pepperdine won, 26-28, 25-23, 26-24, 25-20, on Tuesday. UCI fell to 16-5, 13-5 in MPSF play. Pepperdine improved to 11-6, 10-6 in conference. UCI's Connor Hughes recorded 13 kills and four total blocks. Collin Mehring had six blocks. The Anteaters are at No. 14 USC on Friday at 7 p.m. * BASEBALL Orange Coast 2, Saddleback 0 COSTA MESA — Freshman David Wilson pitched seven shutout innings and three OCC pitchers combined on the three-hit home shutout in Orange Empire Conference play on Tuesday.
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January 18, 2013
PROVO, Utah - The top-ranked UC Irvine men's volleyball team fell at No. 3-ranked BYU, 25-20, 25-23, 19-25, 25-22, in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation action Friday to extend its losing streak to three matches. UCI (4-3, 1-3 in conference) was led by senior All-American outside hitter Kevin Tillie who had a season-best 19 kills. Junior outside hitter Jeremy Dejno had 16 kills and a team-high 10 digs, while UCI teammate Connor Hughes added 11 kills for the defending NCAA champions.
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January 30, 2013
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL UC Irvine def. UC Santa Barbara SANTA BARBARA - All-American outside hitter Kevin Tillie had 18 kills while hitting .485 (18-3-33) and collecting eight digs to lead the Anteaters to their fourth straight win Wednesday. No. 2-ranked UCI beat the No. 12 Gauchos, 25-23, 27-25, 28-26, in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match. Opposite Zack la Cavera added 13 kills and seven digs, while outside hitter Connor Hughes recorded 10 kills for the Anteaters (8-3, 5-3 in the MPSF)
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April 25, 2013
UC Irvine senior outside hitter Kevin Tillie, sophomore libero Michael Brinkley and UC Santa Barbara senior middle blocker Dylan Davis have been named first-team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Assn. UCI junior middle blocker Collin Mehring was a second-team selection. Tillie, a repeat first-team honoree, ranks ninth in kills per set (3.75), 12th in points (4.38), 14th in hitting percentage (.341) and 18th in aces (0.34). The 6-foot-6 native of France joins BYU's Taylor Sander as the only repeat first-team honorees.
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May 1, 2014
UC Irvine junior libero Michael Brinkley and senior middle blocker Scott Kevorken have been named All-Americans by the American Volleyball Coaches Assn. Brinkley was named first-team All-American for the second consecutive year. He becomes the third Anteater to earn first-team accolades twice in a career, joining Carson Clark (2010, 2012) and Kevin Tillie (2012, 2013). The libero averaged 2.52 digs per set and recorded double-figure digs 13 times this season, including a season-high 18 in a three-set win over Long Beach State on March 28. Brinkley, the only UCI player to play in every set this year, ranks second all-time in UCI digs.
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April 19, 2013
UC Irvine senior Kevin Tillie and sophomore Michael Brinkley have been named first-team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation to lead four Anteaters recognized by men's volleyball coaches. Juniors Collin Mehring and Scott Kevorken were second-team honorees for No. 3-ranked UCI (22-6, 18-6 in conference), which tied for second in the MPSF and is the No. 2 seed for the conference tournament. UCI plays host to No. 7-seeded UC Santa Barbara in the MPSF Tournament quarterfinals on Saturday at 7 p.m. UCSB (15-15, 11-13)
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By Barry Faulkner | May 3, 2013
With the possible exception of the Olympic Games, it can be argued that there is no bigger stage for a men's volleyball player than the NCAA Championship. UC Irvine (24-7), which battles BYU (26-4) in the NCAA title match on Saturday at 6 p.m. at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion, is making its fourth appearance in seven seasons under what first-year Anteaters Coach David Kniffin calls "the big lights. " Remarkably, UCI has won each of its three previous trips to the championship match (2012, 2009 and 2007)
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April 7, 2013
BASEBALL UC Irvine 4, Hawaii 1 IRVINE - Matt Whitehouse struck out a career-high nine batters for the No. 27 Anteaters who clinched the series in the Big West Conference game Saturday. The lefty (3-2) dealt 7 2/3 innings, walking two and holding Hawaii to two hits. Whitehouse pitched seven shutout frames before an unearned run would score in the eighth. Chris Rabago paced the 'Eater offense, tying a season-high with three hits and scoring twice. Dominique Taylor launched a two-run home run, his second of the year in the seventh and finished the day two for three with two runs batted in and a run scored.
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By Barry Faulkner | March 30, 2013
IRVINE - Former UC Irvine men's volleyball coach John Speraw forged a lot of special memories, including three national championships, during a 10-year stint at the Anteaters' helm. And in his initial return to the Bren Events Center as the head man at UCLA, the only thing that might have supplemented his feel-good evening was a red carpet in front of the visiting bench. Speraw's No. 4-ranked Bruins dispatched the short-handed No. 2-ranked  'Eaters, 25-16, 25-16, 19-25, 25-17, on Saturday, allowing Speraw to smile broadly as he reconnected with old friends before and after the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match.
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May 1, 2014
UC Irvine junior libero Michael Brinkley and senior middle blocker Scott Kevorken have been named All-Americans by the American Volleyball Coaches Assn. Brinkley was named first-team All-American for the second consecutive year. He becomes the third Anteater to earn first-team accolades twice in a career, joining Carson Clark (2010, 2012) and Kevin Tillie (2012, 2013). The libero averaged 2.52 digs per set and recorded double-figure digs 13 times this season, including a season-high 18 in a three-set win over Long Beach State on March 28. Brinkley, the only UCI player to play in every set this year, ranks second all-time in UCI digs.
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By Barry Faulkner | May 4, 2013
LOS ANGELES - Thundering chants of U-C-I and B-Y-U perhaps might have faded under a more resonant echoes of Dy-Nas-Ty Saturday night as the UC Irvine men's volleyball team earned its second straight NCAA championship and its fourth in seven seasons. The No. 2-seeded Anteaters (25-7), who had lost their first two meetings to the top-seeded Cougars (26-5) this season, exploded for a 25-23, 25-22, 26-24 victory in the title match in front of 6,295 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion, as well as a national television audience on ESPNU.
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By Barry Faulkner | May 3, 2013
With the possible exception of the Olympic Games, it can be argued that there is no bigger stage for a men's volleyball player than the NCAA Championship. UC Irvine (24-7), which battles BYU (26-4) in the NCAA title match on Saturday at 6 p.m. at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion, is making its fourth appearance in seven seasons under what first-year Anteaters Coach David Kniffin calls "the big lights. " Remarkably, UCI has won each of its three previous trips to the championship match (2012, 2009 and 2007)
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By Barry Faulkner | April 30, 2013
It took Michael Brinkley all of 16 months to achieve the most lofty team and individual goals to which a college men's volleyball player can aspire. Luckily for the UC Irvine sophomore libero, there is still this pesky perfection to pursue. "I wanted to win a national championship and I wanted to be first-team All-American," said the mop-topped 5-foot-10 floor leader whose value to the 23-7 Anteaters goes well beyond his defensive dominance. Brinkley crossed off the first of his gargantuan goals last season, when he helped UCI claim its third NCAA title in six seasons.
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April 25, 2013
UC Irvine senior outside hitter Kevin Tillie, sophomore libero Michael Brinkley and UC Santa Barbara senior middle blocker Dylan Davis have been named first-team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Assn. UCI junior middle blocker Collin Mehring was a second-team selection. Tillie, a repeat first-team honoree, ranks ninth in kills per set (3.75), 12th in points (4.38), 14th in hitting percentage (.341) and 18th in aces (0.34). The 6-foot-6 native of France joins BYU's Taylor Sander as the only repeat first-team honorees.
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April 19, 2013
UC Irvine senior Kevin Tillie and sophomore Michael Brinkley have been named first-team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation to lead four Anteaters recognized by men's volleyball coaches. Juniors Collin Mehring and Scott Kevorken were second-team honorees for No. 3-ranked UCI (22-6, 18-6 in conference), which tied for second in the MPSF and is the No. 2 seed for the conference tournament. UCI plays host to No. 7-seeded UC Santa Barbara in the MPSF Tournament quarterfinals on Saturday at 7 p.m. UCSB (15-15, 11-13)
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April 7, 2013
BASEBALL UC Irvine 4, Hawaii 1 IRVINE - Matt Whitehouse struck out a career-high nine batters for the No. 27 Anteaters who clinched the series in the Big West Conference game Saturday. The lefty (3-2) dealt 7 2/3 innings, walking two and holding Hawaii to two hits. Whitehouse pitched seven shutout frames before an unearned run would score in the eighth. Chris Rabago paced the 'Eater offense, tying a season-high with three hits and scoring twice. Dominique Taylor launched a two-run home run, his second of the year in the seventh and finished the day two for three with two runs batted in and a run scored.
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By Barry Faulkner | March 30, 2013
IRVINE - Former UC Irvine men's volleyball coach John Speraw forged a lot of special memories, including three national championships, during a 10-year stint at the Anteaters' helm. And in his initial return to the Bren Events Center as the head man at UCLA, the only thing that might have supplemented his feel-good evening was a red carpet in front of the visiting bench. Speraw's No. 4-ranked Bruins dispatched the short-handed No. 2-ranked  'Eaters, 25-16, 25-16, 19-25, 25-17, on Saturday, allowing Speraw to smile broadly as he reconnected with old friends before and after the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match.
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March 12, 2013
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL Pepperdine def. UC Irvine MALIBU — Senior Kevin Tillie finished with 15 kills for the No. 2-ranked Anteaters in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match that No. 4 Pepperdine won, 26-28, 25-23, 26-24, 25-20, on Tuesday. UCI fell to 16-5, 13-5 in MPSF play. Pepperdine improved to 11-6, 10-6 in conference. UCI's Connor Hughes recorded 13 kills and four total blocks. Collin Mehring had six blocks. The Anteaters are at No. 14 USC on Friday at 7 p.m. * BASEBALL Orange Coast 2, Saddleback 0 COSTA MESA — Freshman David Wilson pitched seven shutout innings and three OCC pitchers combined on the three-hit home shutout in Orange Empire Conference play on Tuesday.
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