Boehle Named Big West Defensive Player of the Week

Hayden Boehle (Photo by Tony Mastres)
Hayden Boehle (Photo by Tony Mastres)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Redshirt senior libero Hayden Boehle was named Big West Defensive Player of the Week after leading the No. 10 UC Santa Barbara men's volleyball team to a 3-0 start at the 2019 UCSB Asics Invitational over the weekend.

After missing the 2018 season, Boehle was a welcome addition back to the lineup as the Westchester, Calif. native racked up 30 digs for an average of 2.73 digs per set, which ranks second in the nation.

Boehle recorded a game and season-high 13 digs in a thrilling five-set comeback victory against Harvard in the season-opener. In sweeps against No. 14 Grand Canyon and No. 12 Concordia-Irvine, Boehle tallied seven and 10 digs, respectively. He added six assists for good measure and was named to the All-Tournament Team.

UCSB (3-0) continues its home stand with a match against No. 5 Pepperdine (2-0) this Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 7:00 p.m. in Rob Gym.