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Menlo men's volleyball earns top honors on all-GSAC teams

Menlo College’s Edin Ibrahimovic was named Golden State Athletic Conference Men’s Volleyball Player of the Year on Thursday, one of three Oaks named all-GSAC.

Chase Direito and Lucas Larson, named co-Freshman of the Year, joined Ibrahimovic and Todd Hollenbeck was tabbed Coach of the Year.

Menlo won its first 17 matches before losing to Division I Grand Canyon and was 12-0 in GSAC play when the season ended due to the coronavirus as all remaining athletic competition was cancelled.

Direito, a middle blocker, recorded 117 kills and 47 total blocks. On the outside, Ibrahimovic finished with 315 kills, 35 total blocks and 18 service aces. Setting his teammates up on a regular basis, Larson distributed 582 assists.

The Oaks, who finished the season ranked third, did not have a senior on the roster and will be looking forward to a chance at the national title in the future.

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Menlo men's volleyball earns top honors on all-GSAC teams

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Menlo College’s Edin Ibrahimovic was named Golden State Athletic Conference Men’s Volleyball Player of the Year on Thursday, one of three Oaks named all-GSAC.

Chase Direito and Lucas Larson, named co-Freshman of the Year, joined Ibrahimovic and Todd Hollenbeck was tabbed Coach of the Year.

Menlo won its first 17 matches before losing to Division I Grand Canyon and was 12-0 in GSAC play when the season ended due to the coronavirus as all remaining athletic competition was cancelled.

Direito, a middle blocker, recorded 117 kills and 47 total blocks. On the outside, Ibrahimovic finished with 315 kills, 35 total blocks and 18 service aces. Setting his teammates up on a regular basis, Larson distributed 582 assists.

The Oaks, who finished the season ranked third, did not have a senior on the roster and will be looking forward to a chance at the national title in the future.

— Palo Alto Sports Online/Menlo Atheltics

Comments

Theresa
Crescent Park
on Mar 28, 2020 at 4:34 pm
Theresa , Crescent Park
on Mar 28, 2020 at 4:34 pm
1 person likes this

I had quite a few refereeing assignments for the Menlo men's team this season, and am thrilled to see Edin, Chase and Lucas earn these honors. They played terrific volleyball every time I saw them, and were good sports too. GSAC is a tough league and the competition was fierce and well-coached. Congrats to the Menlo program!


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