Men's volleyball head coach David Kniffin will lead the U.S. men's team at the World University Games on July 4-12 in Gwangju, South Korea, and he'll be joined on the team by current Anteaters Jason Agopian, Kyle Russell and Michael Saeta.
Kevin Tillie, who came from the French Riviera to Orange County, has earned praise as one of the nation’s top players, helping lead the Anteaters to a No. 1 ranking for much of the current season and positioning them for their third national title in six years.
UCI is home to the largest international professional men’s volleyball tournament in the U.S. Six countries, eight teams and many Olympic-caliber stars will compete Sept. 26-Oct. 1 in the third annual Irvine International Volleyball Tournament – presented by ST/COMP Quiksilver – at Crawford Court.
This summer, the head coaches of UCI’s volleyball and water polo teams have the honor of serving with U.S. national teams – the pinnacle achievement in their fields – in championship tournaments in Puerto Rico, Mexico and China.