The West Coast Conference announced July 16 it is delaying competition in all fall sports until Sept. 24, pushing back the start date for BYU women's soccer, women's volleyball and both men's and women's cross country.
Because of a national title in men's cross country, a second place finish in women's cross country and a fifth place finish in soccer, the Division I Learfield IMG College Director's Cup has BYU athletics ranked fourth in the country behind Virginia, Michigan and Stanford. Boise State comes in at No. 23 in IMG Director's Cup results and ranks second among the four rivals, while Utah sits at No. 43 and Utah State ranks No. 66.
No. 14 seeded BYU women’s volleyball will move on to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after defeating New Mexico (25-7,25-23,25-19) in its eighth-straight NCAA tournament appearance. The team has 22-straight wins at home tournament games in the last 25 years.
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.