UCSB Men's Volleyball News

August 8, 2013
McLaughlin Adds Cullen Irons to Men's Volleyball Coaching Staff
UC Santa Barbara men’s volleyball head coach Rick McLaughlin has hired former Gaucho star Cullen Irons as an assistant coach, it was announced this week.

May 6, 2013
Jeff Menzel and Evan Patak Named to Team USA's 2013 World League Roster
Menzel, a 2011 grad, and Patak, a 2007 grad, are two of UCSB's most prestigious volleyball alums.

April 25, 2013
Dylan Davis Named an AVCA First-Team All-American
The senior middle blocker added to his trophy cabinet, which already includes All-MPSF First Team and "National Blocker of the Year" honors.

April 23, 2013
Dylan Davis Garners "National Blocker of the Year" Award
The 6-9 middle blocker led the nation in both hitting percentage and total blocks.

April 20, 2013
Gauchos Stopped by UCI in First Round of MPSF Tournament
IRVINE, Calif.- The Gauchos’ season is officially over with a first round playoff loss to UC Irvine (26-24, 22-25, 20-25, 25-19, 15-10). UC Santa Barbara finishes at 15-16 overall, 11-13 MPSF while UC Irvine improves to 23-6 overall, 19-16 MPSF, and will play the winner of Stanford versus Long Beach state.

April 18, 2013
Davis and Seif Named to All-MPSF Team
Davis earns his second career All-MPSF honor, with Seif picking up his first.

April 17, 2013
UCSB Takes on UC Irvine in First Round of MPSF Playoffs

April 12, 2013
Gauchos Can't Hang on as the Waves Come Crashing Down
UCSB fell to Pepperdine in the last game of the regular season.

April 10, 2013
UCSB Tops USC in All Fronts on the Court
Evan Licht has another jaw-dropping performance to lead the Gauchos to victory.

April 9, 2013
Gauchos Head Into Last Week of Regular Season

April 3, 2013
UCSB's Seven-Match Winning Streak Comes to A Halt At Cal Baptist
Evan Licht had a team-high 13 kills in the loss, the ninth time he has led the squad in the past 11 matches.

April 2, 2013
Gauchos' Head South For Last Away Match of the Regular Season
UCSB visits Cal Baptist before returning home to meet BYU

March 30, 2013
Red-Hot Gauchos Win Seventh Straight After Hawai'i Sweep
Evan Licht heads the offensive effort with match-high 18 kills.

March 29, 2013
Gauchos Solidify Playoff Position With Win Over Hawai'i
UCSB picks up just its third away win of the season.

March 26, 2013
Gauchos Sweep Concordia For Fifth Straight Win
McLaughlin's squad hasn't lost a home match since January, a stretch of seven matches.

March 15, 2013
Gauchos Unstoppable at Home with Win Over Harvard
UCSB wins its fourth game in a row as they take on Harvard.

March 13, 2013
Davis's Offensive Explosion Carries Gauchos Past CSUN For Third Straight Win
The senior middle blocker hit a whopping .857 while posting 10 blocks.

March 12, 2013
Mitchell, Williams and McLaughlin Featured on This Week's Talk'n Gauchos
Men’s basketball coach Bob Williams, women’s basketball coach Carlene Mitchell and men’s volleyball coach Rick McLaughlin will the featured guests on Tuesday’s Talk’n Gauchos, which will air live from 6-7 p.m. on AM 1290 KZSB. The show originates from the Beachside Bar Café on Goleta Beach.

March 11, 2013
Men's Volleyball's Wednesday Night Matchup to Be Played at Rob Gym After Venue Change
The match, originally scheduled for the Thunderdome, will take place at Rob Gym.

March 9, 2013
Red-Hot Gauchos Sweep No. 15 Pacific
UCSB dominates at home and sweeps Pacific in three sets.

March 9, 2013
BYU Squeaks Past Gauchos in Rollercoaster Match
The Cougars end up on top after five nail-biting sets.

March 8, 2013
Gauchos Pull Off Upset Over No. 4 Stanford
Santa Barbara, Calif.- The #14 UCSB Gauchos (8-12, 6-10) cruised to victory over #4 Stanford (12-7) in three sets (25-18, 25-19, 25-19), avenging an earlier loss against the Cardinal on the road. Stanford lacked an answer for UCSB’s dominant services while the Gauchos were able to maintain a strong defensive attitude to prevent Cardinal scoring opportunities.

March 7, 2013
Gauchos Return Home After Seven Match Road Swing

March 1, 2013
UCSB Suffers Tough Loss to Long Beach State
The Gauchos end their series of road matches with a tough loss to the 49ers.

February 27, 2013
Gauchos Keep it Rolling With Win Over No. 6 UCLA
Los Angeles, Calif.- Carrying their momentum from the previous road win at USC, the UCSB Gauchos upset #6 UCLA at Pauley Pavilion in a strong four sets (25-19, 22-25, 25-23, 25-19). UCSB improves to 7-11, 5-9 MPSF while UCLA drops to 11-9, 7-7 MPSF.

February 26, 2013
Gauchos End Long Road Swing With Trips to UCLA, Long Beach State
UCSB looks to keep improving after nailing down first road win of season last week at USC.

February 21, 2013
UCSB Wins First Road Match of the Season at USC
With an impressive UCSB performance filled with service aces and blocks, the Gauchos pull their first road victory at USC.

February 19, 2013
Gauchos Topped by Pepperdine
UCSB has five aces in the loss, their most since Feb. 1.

February 15, 2013
UCSB Swept by UCSD
The Gauchos traveled to meet the Tritons, but UCSB was unable to convert on the offensive. Ultimately, the Tritons swept the match.

February 14, 2013
Gauchos Bested By UC Irvine
UCSB falls to the defending national champs for the second time this year.

February 13, 2013
Gauchos Look at Back to Back Road Matches

February 7, 2013
Gauchos Battle Hard, But Fall Short Against No. 1 BYU
Miles Evans matches a career high in kills in the five set loss.

February 5, 2013
Strong Play Pulls UCSB Through in 5 Sets
Santa Barbara, Calif.- The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (4-7, 2-5) continue to ride their recent hot streak by defeating Cal Baptist (5-4, 2-2) in a must win match. The back and forth play saw the Gauchos pull ahead late to capture the fifth and decisive set with key play making from the team's standouts.

February 4, 2013
Gauchos Host Cal Baptist Before Traveling to BYU

February 1, 2013
Gauchos Win Thriller, Break Losing Streak
Santa Barbara, Calif.- The #12 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (3-7, 1-5) squared off in a tight duel versus #13 UC San Diego (4-6, 2-4) in front of nearly 400 at Robertson Gymnasium, escaping with a three set to one win.

January 30, 2013
Gauchos Fall to Anteaters in Three Tight Sets
UCSB has one of their best passing matches of the year, but it is not enough to overcome the No. 2 Anteaters.

January 29, 2013
Gauchos Upset by Princeton
UCSB extends season worst losing streak to five matches.

January 28, 2013
Gauchos Return Home For Busy Week at Rob Gym
UCSB hosts three home matches, including two MPSF showdowns.

January 26, 2013
Gauchos Unable to Stop Cardinal Offense
Cardinals sweep Gauchos, extending their season-low losing streak to four.

January 25, 2013
Gauchos Come Up Short in Roller Coaster Match at Pacific
Gauchos move to 0-3 in five set matches, Dylan Davis ties career blocking record.

January 24, 2013
Gauchos Head North to Take On Pacific, Stanford

January 18, 2013
Gauchos Topped by UCLA in Four
The No. 8 Gauchos once again took the first set against visiting No. 5 UCLA, and again the Bruins were able to mount a furious comeback in a four set victory on Friday night at Rob Gym, defeating UCSB for the second time this month.

January 17, 2013
Gauchos Prepare for UCLA Rematch
Bruins emerged victorious in season opener despite being down 2-0 in sets.

January 11, 2013
Gauchos Fall Just Short Against Cal State Northridge
UCSB's three match winning streak is snapped.

January 9, 2013
Gauchos Extend Winning Streak to Three With Win Over Long Beach State
UCSB has won its last nine sets.

January 8, 2013
Gauchos Kick Off MPSF Play Against Long Beach State, CSUN

January 5, 2013
Gauchos Sweep Loyola to Wrap Up UCSB asics Invitational
UCSB ends the tournament with a 2-1 record and a six set win streak.

January 4, 2013
Gauchos Split Pair of Matches to Open UCSB asics Invitational
UCSB will play Loyola (Chicago) to close out tournament.

January 3, 2013
Gauchos Open Season by Hosting the UCSB asics Invitational
Tournament field includes five top-10 teams in the AVCA poll.

December 11, 2012
Jake Staahl: A Great Example

December 3, 2012
Dylan Davis Named a Preseason All-American
The junior hit .344 and and recorded 1.16 blocks per game in 2012.

September 10, 2012
Vince Devany Added to Men's Volleyball Coaching Staff
Hired as an assistant in coaching shuffle that sees Aaron Mansfield depart and Tyson Norton promoted to First Assistant Coach.

August 2, 2012
Rogers Continues his Quest for Second Olympic Gold Medal
With two wins in their first two matches of the preliminary round of the 2012 Olympic beach volleyball tournament, former Gaucho Todd Rogers and his partner, Phil Dalhausser are well on their way to claiming their second Olympic gold medal in a row, though perhaps with a little more controversy than they would have liked.

July 30, 2012
Never Outworked: Golden Gaucho Eric Fonoimoana
Before there was Todd Rogers, there was Eric Fonoimoana.

July 16, 2012
The Professor: Todd Rogers After Olympic Gold
In 2008, UCSB alum Todd Rogers and his partner, Phil Dalhausser, qualified for the Beijing Olympics as the top seeded volleyball team. That year, Rogers and Dalhausser had been virtually unstoppable on both the AVP and FIVB tours, tallying eight domestic wins and three international wins, all in Grand Slam events. Yet in their first match of the preliminary round of the 2008 Olympics, they lost in two sets to the Latvia team, the 23rd seed.