Four-time All-American and Pepperdine men's volleyball alum Sean Rooney helped lead the U.S. Men's National Team to victory on Sunday in Florence, Italy, defeating #1-ranked Brazil to take home the FIVB World League gold medal. It was just the second time Team USA claimed the gold medal in World League action, following their championship run in 2008.
After earning AVCA All-American status, setter Matt West of the Pepperdine men's volleyball team was further recognized by Volleyball Magazine as an NCAA Men's All-American third team selection. West was one of just 21 student-athletes selected from across the country to receive the honor.
Pepperdine men's volleyball alums Brad Keenan and John Mayer opened the 2014 AVP Tour with a first-place finish at the St. Petersburg Open over the weekend. As the No. 6 seed, Keenan and Mayer upset top-seeded Casey Patterson and Jake Gibb in the finals in a thrilling three-set battle, 16-21, 21-19, 18-16.