The Pepperdine men's volleyball team is currently in South Korea, participating in the Hyundai Life Cup and other international scrimmages. Sophomore James Gehrels, outside hitter and Co-President of the Pepperdine Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be providing updates from the trip.
On Thursday evening, the Pepperdine men's volleyball team embarked on what promises to be a memorable trip to South Korea. The Waves will open the journey with the Hyundai Life Cup, an international competition that features teams from six different countries. The trip continues with scrimmages against local universities and professional teams, and of course some site seeing.
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.