Stanford Men final 2006 home matches - Fri #6 UCLA, Sat. #1 UC Irvine
- Stanford Concludes 2006 Home Schedule This Weekend Against No. 6 UCLA, No. 1
Don Shaw will be honored before the Friday night match against UCLA, while
Saturday night's match against UC Irvine will be Senior Night.
April 5, 2006
Stanford, Calif. - Stanford (4-20, 2-16 MPSF) will conclude its home
schedule hosting No. 6 UCLA on Friday night and No. 1 UC Irvine on Saturday
night. Both matches will begin at 7 p.m. in Burnham Pavilion, and will have
honorary ceremonies preceding the first serve.
Friday night we will honor head coach Don Shaw who will be retiring after
the 2006 season. Shaw has been coaching both men's and women's volleyball
teams at Stanford for 26 years, and boasts numerous accolades, including
four National Championships with the women's program. Under Shaw's guidance,
21 student-athletes have been honored as All-Americans.
UCLA enters Friday's match ranked No. 6 in the country and riding a four
match win streak. The Bruins are sitting in seventh place in the MPSF and
battling to stay in the top eight in the conference, as the top eight teams
make the conference playoffs. This week, senior Nick Scheftic was named the
AVCA and MPSF Player of the Week after recording 22 kills (.500), three aces
and seven total blocks in victories over then No. 6 Long Beach State and UC
On Saturday night Stanford will honor its senior class: middle blocker Chris
Ahlfeldt, setter Jeremy Jacobs, opposite Ben Reddy, and outside hitters Nick
Manov and William Clayton.
UC Irvine (23-3, 16-2 MPSF) enters Saturday's match with a No. 1 national
ranking, sitting in first place in the MPSF, and with a 17-match win streak.
Sophomore middle blocker Aaron Harrell who is hitting .608 over the last
five outings has recently led the Anteaters.
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