David Named MPSF Player of the Week
UCLA's Ido David was recognized by the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation as the league's Men's Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Bruins to a pair of wins at BYU (April 15-16).
David came off the bench after the Bruins had dropped the first set of both weekend matches to help lead the team to victory. The freshman opposite posted a .600 hitting percentage on his 60 combined swings and produced 42 kills for a 5.25 kills per set average. He averaged 5.81 points per set in the two wins. The 24 kills in a UCLA reverse sweep of the Cougars on night two were the most by a Bruin in a match this season and a career-high total. David also established a career-best for points (25.0) in that win. This is the second MPSF weekly award this year for David.
UCLA, 21-3 and ranked No. 1 in the nation, is the top seed into this week's MPSF Tournament which be held at Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom beginning on Wednesday with the quarterfinal round. The Bruins will play their first match in the tournament in the semifinal round at 4 p.m. on Thursday. The MPSF Championship match will be played at 6 p.m. on Saturday. The winner of that contest will receive the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Men's Collegiate Volleyball Championship which will also be hosted by UCLA beginning on May 1.
MPSF Quarterfinals: Wednesday, April 20 (at UCLA)
No. 1 Seed UCLA---Bye
No. 2 Seed USC vs. No. 7 Seed Concordia---2:05 pm
No. 3 Seed Pepperdine vs. No. 6 Seed BYU---5:05 pm
No. 4 Seed Grand Canyon vs. No. 5 Seed Stanford---8:05 pm
MPSF Semifinals: Thursday, April 21 (at UCLA)
Lowest Remaining Seed at 1 Seed UCLA---4:05 pm
Highest-Seeded Quarterfinal Winners---7:05 pm
MPSF Championship: Saturday, April 23 (at UCLA)
Semifinal Winners---6:05 pm
All matches will be streamed at https://flosports.link/3GqTSKn
For MPSF Tournament ticket information click on: https://bit.ly/3xvHF5h