Three of the four players from Hawaii, Kana’i Akana and Wil Stanley of the men’s team and Kiani Moea’i of the women’s team, all graduated from the same school in Honolulu, Punahou School. Though just a small part of the BYU volley program, the three players have already made an impact.
Tryouts for the U.S Women's National Volleyball team will feature four current BYU players. Senior Mary Lake, junior Kennedy Eschenberg, sophomore Heather Gneiting and sophomore Madelyn Robinson will all participate in the open tryout.
Sophomore outside hitter Sara Hamson, who suffered a season-ending knee injury before the volleyball season even began, is working hard on her road to recovery. Hamson, a dual-sport athlete, said she hopes to be ready to play in the women's basketball game against Utah on Dec. 8.
The No. 4 seeded BYU women's volleyball team is headed to their seventh straight Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA tournament after straight-set wins over Stony Brook (25-20, 25-13, 25-12) on Friday, Nov. 30 and rival Utah (25-16, 25-21, 25-18) on Saturday, Dec. 1.
BYU football defensive lineman Khyris Tonga has NFL Draft aspirations heading into the 2019 season. There is plenty of hype surrounding the junior, and his improvements since last season have only added to it.
The last time BYU football took down Utah, Obama was serving his first term as president and The Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" was toping the Billboard charts. The eight-game losing streak has been merciless to BYU fans, but there's more to consider when analyzing these losses.