BYU fell to San Diego (18-25, 25-23, 24-26, 25-16, 9-15) in a five-set match between the top two teams of the West Coast Conference on Friday, Nov. 15. Before the game, the teams were tied, the Cougars at a 22-3 overall record and 13-1 in the WCC with the Toreros sitting a at 20-5 overall record and 13-1 in the WCC. San Diego now sits comfortably atop the WCC with the win and has a strong chance of capturing the WCC title.
Mary Lake has accomplished a great deal during her volleyball career. She has become an All-American, played for the U.S. National Team and received three WCC Player of the Week nominations. Most recently, on Nov. 7, she surpassed the previous BYU women’s volleyball digs record of 1,793 career digs. Lake reached 1,794 in the match.
Seven current BYU athletes, three former students and an adjunct professor are qualified for Olympic trials where they will compete to represent the U.S., Zimbabwe and the Dominican Republic in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games. Meet BYU’s Olympic trial qualifiers.
It was the third set. BYU men’s volleyball was behind 14-9 when the Lybberts wandered into the Smith Fieldhouse for the first time on Feb. 12, 1993. The couple had recently moved into the area and were driving the streets in search of something to do. They saw something was going on in the Smith Fieldhouse and decided to check it out. The building was packed, but the Lybberts found seats on the upper level on the north side and settled in to see what all the excitement was about.
McKenna Miller has returned from injury to play out her final season for BYU women's volleyball. The road to recovery from an ACL injury that she sustained in November 2019 hasn't been easy, but she said she is excited to be back.
Heather Gneiting was named national Freshman of the Year last season, a first for BYU. She also represented the United States in Japan at the Under-20 World Championships and tried out for the Olympics. She’s proved to be an integral part of the team with her 313 kills and 215 blocks.
The decision will provide opportunities for any NCAA athlete to be endorsed for use of the athlete’s name, image or likeness, an action previously prohibited by NCAA regulation. The change will affect BYU’s 21 NCAA teams and hundreds of student-athletes.