Pair of Matador Seniors Named to 2013 All-MPSF Men's Volleyball Team April 18, 2013 | Pair of Matador Seniors Named to 2013 All-MPSF Men's Volleyball Team04.18.13Men's Volleyball Cal State Northridge seniors John Baker and Drew Staker were both named to the 2013 All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Men's Volleyball Team Thursday with Baker earning second team honors and Staker named honorable mention. [read more]
CSUN's Season Ends in Straight-Set Loss at No. 2 Long Beach State April 13, 2013 | CSUN's Season Ends in Straight-Set Loss at No. 2 Long Beach State04.13.13Men's Volleyball Cal State Northridge knew its final six matches of the regular season would be a stiff challenge. Not only were all six matches on the road but four were against teams ranked among the top-six in the nation. [read more]
Matadors Fall in Straight Sets at Fourth-Ranked UC Irvine April 10, 2013 | Matadors Fall in Straight Sets at Fourth-Ranked UC Irvine04.10.13Men's Volleyball It's beginning to look like Cal State Northridge might need some help from an unlikely ally this weekend in its bid to reach the postseason. [read more]
Matadors Remain on the Postseason Bubble, Play at UC Irvine and Long Beach State This Week April 9, 2013 | Matadors Remain on the Postseason Bubble, Play at UC Irvine and Long Beach State This Week04.09.13Men's Volleyball The six-match road trip to close the regular season has reached a critical point for Cal State Northridge (11-13, 9-13 MPSF) as the Matadors continue to fight for their playoff lives. With road matches at No. 4 UC Irvine (20-6, 17-6 MPSF) and No. 2 Long Beach State (21-7, 17-6 MPSF) looming this week, the Matadors still need either one win or one Hawaii loss to clinch a postseason berth. [read more]
Pair of Matador Seniors Named to 2013 All-MPSF Men's Volleyball Team04.18.13Men's Volleyball
CSUN's Season Ends in Straight-Set Loss at No. 2 Long Beach State04.13.13Men's Volleyball
Matadors Fall in Straight Sets at Fourth-Ranked UC Irvine04.10.13Men's Volleyball
Matadors Remain on the Postseason Bubble, Play at UC Irvine and Long Beach State This Week04.09.13Men's Volleyball
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April 4, 2013 Lebrock's Career Night Not Enough as Matadors Fall in Five at Pepperdine Cal State Northridge's bid to secure a spot in the posteason will have to wait one more night as fifth-ranked Pepperdine came back from two sets to one down to defeat the 10th-ranked Matadors in five sets (22-25, 25-23, 17-25, 25-18, 15-11) Thursday night at Firestone Fieldhouse.
April 2, 2013 Matadors Continue Postseason Push at No. 5 Pepperdine, USC This Week Cal State Northridge (11-11, 8-10 MPSF), on the verge of clinching an MPSF Tournament berth, continues its regular season-concluding, six-match road trip this week as the 10th-ranked Matadors travel to No. 5 Pepperdine (12-9, 11-9 MPSF)âon Wednesday and USCâ(5-15, 5-15 MPSF)âonâFriday.
March 30, 2013 Pacific Hands Matadors a Four-Set Setback One night after upsetting No. 6 Stanford in straight sets, No, 10 Cal State Northridge was the upset victim as the host Pacific Tigers dealt the Matadors a 25-23, 25-23, 11-25, 29-27 loss Saturday at the Spanos Center.
March 29, 2013 Matadors Post Crucial Road Sweep at No. 6 Stanford Cal State Northridge opened its final road trip of the regular season in impressive fashion as the 10th-ranked Matadors swept No. 6 Stanford, 25-20, 25-22, 25-20 Friday night at Maples Pavilion.
March 28, 2013 Matadors Open Final Road Trip of 2013 Friday at No. 6 Stanford Cal State Northridge (10-10, 8-10 MPSF) opens up a six-match road trip to complete the 2013 regular season this Friday at sixth-ranked Stanford (12-8, 9-8 MPSF) at 7 p.m.
March 22, 2013 Matadors Blanked by Top-Ranked BYU 25-20, 25-22, 25-21 In front of a packed house, BYU showed why its the top-ranked team in the country as the Cougars swept the host and ninth-ranked Matadors 25-20, 25-22, 25-21 Friday in The Matadome.
March 20, 2013 Cal Baptist Downs Ninth-Ranked Matadors in Five Sets With the top-ranked team in the nation coming in Friday and a six-match road trip looming after that, Cal State Northridge picked a tough time for a season-long three-match losing streak.
March 20, 2013 Matadors Conclude Home Schedule vs. Cal Baptist, BYU This Week Cal State Northridge (10-8, 8-8 MPSF) bids an early farewell to The Matadome this week as the ninth-ranked Matadors host No. 11 Cal Baptist (11-11, 7-9 MPSF) and top-ranked BYU (15-3, 14-2 MPSF) to conclude the 2013 regular season home schedule.
March 15, 2013 Matadors Can't Hold Two Sets to One Lead, Fall to No. 5 UCLA in Five For the second time this season Cal State Northridge and UCLA went five sets and for the second time the Bruins came out on top. On Friday, UCLA came back from a 2-1 deficit to win the final two sets and hand the Matadors a 20-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-13, 15-10 loss.
March 13, 2013 Matadors Fall in Four Sets at No. 11 UC Santa Barbara Senior John Baker had a team-high 13 kills but it wasn't nearly enough to prevent eighth-ranked Cal State Northridge from falling in four sets (25-22, 25-21, 24-26, 25-15) at No. 11 UC Santa Barbara Wednesday night at Rob Gym.
March 12, 2013 Matadors On the Road at UC Santa Barbara, Home vs. UCLA This Week It’s one on the road and one at home this week for Cal State Northridge (10-6, 8-6 MPSF) as the eighth-ranked Matadors open with a road match at 11th-ranked UC Santa Barbara (9-12, 7-10 MPSF) on Wednesday before hosting fifth-ranked UCLA (13-9, 9-7 MPSF) on Friday.
March 8, 2013 Baker Paces Matadors in Straight-Set Sweep Over UC San Diego Senior John Baker connected for a match-high 15 kills to lead seventh-ranked Cal State Northridge to a straight set (25-20, 25-16, 25-21) victory over the visiting UC San Diego Tritons Friday in a MPSF match at The Matadome.
March 8, 2013 Former Matador All-American Doug English Named Head Coach at Northwest Nazarene Cal State Northridge men's volleyball added to its coaching tree on Mar. 7 as former Matador All-American Doug English was named head women's volleyball coach at Northwest Nazarene University.
March 5, 2013 Seventh-Ranked Matadors Host UC San Diego in Lone Match This Week After a historic weekend in Hawai’i, Cal State Northridge (9-6, 7-6 MPSF) returns home for a single match this week as the seventh-ranked Matadors host UC San Diego (6-13, 3-11 MPSF) Friday at 7 p.m.
March 3, 2013 Matadors Post First Season Sweep in Hawai'i in 22 Years Behind 15 kills from John Baker and eight kills and seven blocks from Drew Staker, eighth-ranked Cal State Northridge did something they hadn't done in 22 years, win two matches in the same season in Hawai'i.
March 1, 2013 Matadors Top Warriors For First Win in Hawaii Since 2003 Looking for its first win in Hawai'i in 10 years, Cal State Northridge turned to John Baker and Brandon Lebrock and the duo carried the eighth-ranked Matadors to a 25-21, 17-25, 26-24, 25-23 victory over the No. 11 Warriors Friday at the Stan Sheriff Center.
February 26, 2013 Matadors Head Back on the Road Looking For Wins at No. 11 Hawai'i After wrapping up its season-long, five-match homestand, Cal State Northridge (7-6, 5-6 MPSF) heads back out on the road this week as the eighth-ranked Matadors travel to Honolulu to take on the 11th-ranked Hawai’i Warriors (5-10, 4-8 MPSF).
February 22, 2013 Matadors Drop Tough Four-Set Decision to No. 3 Long Beach State Cal State Northridge looked poised to force a fifth-set against third-ranked Long Beach State before the visiting 49ers rolled off four straight points to seal a 22-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-23 victory Friday night at The Matadome.
February 20, 2013 Matadors Battle Long Beach State Friday to Wrap Up Homestand After dealing with the third, fifth, eighth and 11th-ranked teams in the country already on the current homestand, things don't get an easier for Cal State Northridge (7-5, 5-5 MPSF) as the eighth-ranked Matadors host No. 3 Long Beach State (11-4, 9-3 MPSF) Friday at 7 p.m.
February 16, 2013 Matadors Use Season-Best Hitting Performance to Top No. 11 Pacific 3-1 Brandon Lebrock matched his season-high with 19 kills and eighth-ranked Cal State Northridge used a season-best hitting performance to top the visiting Pacific Tigers 25-15, 24-26, 25-22, 25-17 in MPSF action Saturday night at The Matadome.
February 15, 2013 No. 3 Stanford Halts Cal State Northridge Win Streak With Four-Set Win Senior John Baker had a team-high 13 kills but after winning the opening set, eighth-ranked Cal State Northridge was no match for third-ranked Stanford as the Cardinal claimed the final three sets in a 22-25, 25-16, 25-17, 25-21 win Friday night at The Matadome.
February 13, 2013 CSUN's Unblemished Homestand Continues vs. Stanford and Pacific Cal State Northridge (6-4, 4-4 MPSF) hits the midpoint of its season-long, five-match homestand this week as the eighth-ranked Matadors host No. 3 Stanford (8-4, 5-4 MPSF) and No. 11 Pacific (5-4, 3-4 MPSF) in MPSF matches.
February 11, 2013 John Baker Earns MPSF Molten Player of the Week Honors After a record-setting week, Cal State Northridge senior opposite John Baker was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Molten Player of the Week on Monday.
February 9, 2013 10th-Ranked Matadors Upend No. 5 Pepperdine in Five Thrilling Sets John Baker and Brandon Lebrock proved to be quite a 1-2 punch for the second straight match as No. 10 Cal State Northridge upset fifth-ranked Pepperdine 16-25, 25-22, 25-20, 27-29, 15-13 in MPSF play Friday night at The Matadome.
February 7, 2013 Baker, Lebrock Lead 10th-Ranked Matadors Past No. 8 USC Senior John Baker connected for a career-high 22 kills while junior Brandon Lebrock added 18 as 10th-ranked Cal State Northridge topped the visiting eighth-ranked USC Trojans 25-17, 18-25, 25-21, 25-22 in MPSF action Wednesday night at The Matadome.
February 5, 2013 Matadors Open Season-Long, Five-Match Homestand Wednesday vs. USC Cal State Northridge (4-4, 2-4 MPSF) looks to snap a two-match skid this week as the 10th-ranked Matadors open up a season-long, five-match homestand Wednesday against the eighth-ranked USC Trojans (2-3, 2-3 MPSF).
February 2, 2013 Matadors' Upset Bid Comes Up Short at Top-Ranked BYU Sam Holt pounded a career-high 18 kills and ninth-ranked Cal State Northridge nearly overcame a two-set deficit before falling in four sets (25-15, 25-22, 22-25, 25-23) at top-ranked BYU Saturday at Smith Fieldhouse.
January 30, 2013 Ninth-Ranked Matadors Fall in Four Sets at Cal Baptist Ninth-ranked Cal State Northridge dropped a four-set decision (25-23, 25-19, 24-26, 25-22) to 14th-ranked Cal Baptist in MPSF play Wednesday night at Van Dyne Gym.
January 29, 2013 Ninth-Ranked Matadors Continue Road Trip at No. 14 Cal Baptist, Top-Ranked BYU Cal State Northridge (4-2, 2-2 MPSF) continues its three-match road trip this week as the ninth-ranked Matadors travel to Riverside to take on the 14th-ranked Cal Baptist Lancers (4-3, 1-1 MPSF) and to Provo, Utah to take on the top-ranked BYU Cougars (5-1, 4-0 MPSF).
January 25, 2013 Matadors Post Straight-Set Road Win at UC San Diego Senior John Baker pounded a match-high 14 kills and sophomore Travis Magorien served three aces as ninth-ranked Cal State Northridge swept the 12th-ranked UC San Diego Tritons, 25-23, 27-25, 25-20 in an MPSF match Friday night at RIMAC Arena.
January 23, 2013 Third-Ranked UC Irvine Snaps Northridge's Three-Match Win Streak After winning the first set, ninth-ranked Cal State Northridge watched as the visiting third-ranked UC Irvine Anteaters won the final three sets in a 23-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-13 victory in an MPSF match Wednesday at The Matadome.
January 22, 2013 Northridge Hosts UC Irvine in Mid-Week Showdown Before Heading to UC San Diego Cal State Northridge (3-1, 1-1 MPSF) concludes its four-match homestand on Wednesday as the ninth-ranked Matadors return to Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play by hosting the third-ranked UC Irvine Anteaters (4-3, 1-3 MPSF) in a mid-week showdown. Northridge then opens up a three-match road trip Friday as the Matadors head south to take on the 12th-ranked UC San Diego Tritons (3-4, 2-2 MPSF).
January 18, 2013 Matadors Post Second Consecutive Sweep, 25-23, 25-18, 25-20 Over Grand Canyon Cal State Northridge notched its second consecutive sweep Friday night as the 10th-ranked Matadors improved to 3-0 on their current four-match homestand with a 25-23, 25-18, 25-20 non-conference win over Grand Canyon.
January 17, 2013 No. 10 CSUN Dominates Concordia in Non-Conference Sweep Cal State Northridge did not trail the entire night as the 10th-ranked Matadors swept the visiting Concordia Eagles, 25-17, 25-20, 25-11 Wednesday night in a non-conference match at The Matadome.
January 15, 2013 10th-Ranked Matadors Host Concordia and Grand Canyon This Week Cal State Northridge (1-1, 1-1 MPSF) continues its four-match homestand this week as the 10th-ranked Matadors host the Concordia Eagles (2-1) and the Grand Canyon Antelopes (2-2) in a pair of non-conference matches.
January 12, 2013 CSUN Earns First Win With See-Saw Five-Setter Over UC Santa Barbara In a see-saw five-set match that saw each team dominate two sets, 11th-ranked Cal State Northridge had enough to top ninth-ranked UC Santa Barbara 25-16, 16-25, 25-20, 21-25, 15-13 for its first win of 2013 Friday night at The Matadome.
January 9, 2013 Matadors Drop Five-Set Thriller at UCLA in MPSF Opener 11th-ranked Cal State Northridge battled to force a fifth set but came up short in dropping a 25-18, 19-25, 25-19, 18-25, 15-13 decision to fifth-ranked UCLA in the MPSF opener for both teams Tuesday night at Pauley Pavilion.
January 7, 2013 Matadors Begin MPSF Season Tuesday at UCLA, Host UC Santa Barbara Friday Following a pair of exhibition matches last week, 11th-ranked Cal State Northridge officially opens the 2013 season Tuesday against the fifth-ranked UCLA Bruins at the New Pauley Pavilion at 7 p.m. Following Tuesday’s match at UCLA, Northridge takes on ninth-ranked UC Santa Barbara Friday in the Matadors 2013 home opener at 7 p.m.
January 5, 2013 Matadors Complete Exhibition Season with Straight-Set Win Over BC-Okanagan Senior John Baker put down a match-high 13 kills as 12th-ranked Cal State Northridge completed its two-match exhibition schedule with a 25-16, 25-22, 25-12 victory over British Columbia-Okanagan Friday evening at USC's Galen Center.
January 4, 2013 Matadors Sign a Trio of Players to National Letters of Intent Cal State Northridge men’s volleyball coach Jeff Campbell has announced the signing of Will Parke, Trevor Bryant and Justin Beskeen to National Letters of Intent to play for the Matadors.
January 3, 2013 Matadors Sweep Alberta 25-22, 25-16, 25-22 in Exhibition Opener Cal State Northridge played the first of two exhibition matches to open up the 2013 season on Thursday and defeated the University of Alberta 25-22, 25-16, 25-22 at the Galen Center Practice Courts.
January 3, 2013 Matadors Open 2013 Season With a Pair of Exhibition Matches Cal State Northridge men’s volleyball opens the 2013 season with a pair of exhibition matches against Canadian Universities as part of a 4-team event at USC’s Galen Center. The Matadors, ranked 12th in the AVCA Preseason Top-15, will play Alberta on Thursday (3 p.m.) and British Columbia-Okanagan on Friday (5 p.m.).
December 11, 2012 Matadors Tabbed Eighth in MPSF Preseason Coaches Poll Cal State Northridge was picked to finish eighth in the 2013 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Men's Volleyball Preseason Coaches Poll released Tuesday, Dec. 11. The Matadors, coming off a 12-18 season in 2012, return all but two starters as they seek their second straight postseason berth after missing out in 2011.
November 14, 2012 Mike Arone Receives 2012 Cal State Northridge Volunteer Service Award Cal State Northridge men's volleyball assistant coach Mike Arone was honored at the 2012 CSUN Volunteer Service Awards on Nov. 1st at the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys.
October 15, 2012 Alex Jones and Kyle Stevenson Compete at the FIVB Swatch Junior World Championships A pair of Cal State Northridge men's volleyball players garnered some international experience in September as Alex Jones and Kyle Stevenson advanced to the quarterfinals of the FIVB Junior World Championships in Halifax, Canada.
August 9, 2012 Former Matador Jeff Conover Helps Propel Beach Volleyball Duo to Olympic Silver Medal Former Cal State Northridge men's volleyball player and coach Jeff Conover helped steer the United States beach volleyball team of Jen Kessy and April Ross to the Gold medal match at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.
July 27, 2012 Jeff Conover Makes it Three Matadors at London Olympic Games The Cal State Northridge Athletics family tree has increased its chances of bringing home a medal from the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
July 20, 2012 Kyle Stevenson, Alex Jones Capture Beach HPC Under-21 Crown Cal State Northridge men's volleyball players Kyle Stevenson and Alex Jones went undefeated in five matches as the duo teamed up to win the 2012 USA Volleyball Beach High Performance Championships (Beach HPC) on Thursday, July 19.
May 11, 2012 Matador 2012 Season in Review Cal State Northridge finished the 2012 season with an overall record of 12-18 and finished eighth in the MPSF at 8-14.
April 21, 2012 Matadors Fall to Top-Ranked USC in MPSF Quarterfinals Cal State Northridge saw its 2012 season come to an end at the hands of top-ranked USC as the top-seeded Trojans swept the No. 8-seed Matadors 25-13, 25-15, 25-18 in an MPSF Tournament Quarterfinal match Saturday at the Galen Center.
April 19, 2012 Lebrock, Hoefer Selected to 2012 All-MPSF Men's Volleyball Team The future continues to look bright for Cal State Northridge men's volleyball as sophomore Brandon Lebrock and freshman Julius Hoefer were both named to the 2012 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Conference Volleyball Team.
April 17, 2012 Matadors Travel to Top-Seeded USC for MPSF Tournament Quarterfinals After a one-year absence, Cal State Northridge (12-17, 8-14 MPSF) is back in the MPSF Tournament as the eighth-seeded Matadors travel to top-seeded USC (22-4, 18-4 MPSF) for a quarterfinal match Saturday, Apr. 21 at 7 p.m.
April 14, 2012 Matadors Fall to Top-Ranked USC in Regular Season Finale Cal State Northridge honored seniors Danny Rodrick and Matt Stork prior to Saturday's match against top-ranked USC but it failed to ignite the 11th-ranked Matadors as the Trojans won in a sweep 25-19, 28-26, 25-17 at The Matadome.
April 12, 2012 Matadors Clinch Postseason Berth With 3-1 Upset of Sixth-Ranked Pepperdine Sophomore Brandon Lebrock matched his career-high with 21 kills as 11th-ranked Cal State Northridge wrapped up the eighth and final position in the MPSF Tournament with a 25-20, 17-25, 25-19, 25-21 victory over sixth-ranked Pepperdine Thursday at The Matadome.
April 10, 2012 Matadors Battle for Eighth and Final Playoff Spot This Week Cal State Northridge (11-16, 7-13 MPSF) returns home for its final two matches of the regular season this week as the 11th-ranked Matadors host No. 6 Pepperdine (14-12, 9-11) on Thursday and top-ranked USC (20-4, 16-4) on Saturday.
April 7, 2012 Matador Comeback Comes Up Just Short as Stanford Prevails in Five Sets With a potential postseason berth on the line, 12th-ranked Cal State Northridge battled back from a two-set deficit but fifth-ranked Stanford held off the Matadors' upset bid to win 25-19, 25-21, 22-25, 22-25, 19-17 Saturday in an MPSF match at Maples Pavilion.
April 6, 2012 Matadors Inch Closer to Postseason After Five-Set Win at Pacific Several Matadors made key contributions down the stretch as 12th-ranked Cal State Northridge inched closer to an MPSF postseason berth with a hard-fought 22-25, 25-18, 26-24, 22-25, 15-13 win over No. 13 Pacific Friday night at the Spanos Center.
April 4, 2012 Matadors Postseason Quest Continues This Week at Pacific and Stanford Cal State Northridge (10-15, 6-12 MPSF) will leave town Thursday for its final road trip of the regular season as the 12th-ranked Matadors head to Northern California for pair of crucial MPSF matches. Northridge, clinging to eighth in the MPSF Tournament chase, plays at No. 13 Pacific (7-17, 4-14 MPSF) on Friday and at No. 5 Stanford (16-6, 13-5 MPSF) on Saturday.
March 30, 2012 Matadors Can't Sustain Strong Start, Fall in Four Sets at No. 4 BYU Cal State Northridge got an impressive start Friday at No. 4 BYU, but the 12th-ranked Matadors couldn't sustain the momentum and fell in four sets (23-25, 25-18, 25-19, 25-18) in an MPSF match at Smith Fieldhouse.
March 29, 2012 Fourth-Ranked BYU Sweeps Matadors 25-10, 25-20, 25-20 Fourth-ranked BYU used its tough serving and its NCAA-leading blocking to sweep 14th-ranked Cal State Northridge 25-10, 25-20, 25-20 in the opener of a two-match MPSF set Thursday at Smith Fieldhouse.
March 28, 2012 Northridge Opens Four-Match Road Trip With a Pair at No. 4 BYU Coming off a successful nine-match homestand, Cal State Northridge (10-13, 6-10 MPSF) opens up a four-match road trip Thursday as the 12th-ranked Matadors play the first of a two-match set at No. 4 Brigham Young (18-5, 14-4 MPSF).
March 27, 2012 Julius Hoefer Named MPSF Player of the Week After Leading Matadors Past Hawai'i Cal State Northridge men's volleyball earned its first MPSF Player of the Week honor since 2010 when freshman opposite Julius Hoefer was honored by the conference on Monday after leading the 14th-ranked Matadors to a pair of wins over No. 12 Hawai'i last weekend.
March 24, 2012 Hoefer, Lebrock Spark Matadors in Hard-Fought Win Over No. 12 Hawai'i Julius Hoefer and Brandon Lebrock combined for 34 of Cal State Northridge's 50 kills as the 14th-ranked Matadors defeated No. 12 Hawai'i for the second straight night Saturday at The Matadome. Set scores were 25-22, 25-18, 23-25, 25-21.
March 23, 2012 Matadors Shed Three-Match Skid With 25-12, 21-25, 25-20, 25-21 Win Over Hawai'i Behind a career-high 27 kills from freshman Julius Hoefer, 14th-ranked Cal State Northridge snapped a three-match losing streak and posted an important 25-12, 21-25, 25-20, 25-21 win over 12th-ranked Hawai'i in the opener of a two-match MPSF set Friday at The Matadome.
March 21, 2012 Homestand Wraps With Two-Match Series vs. No. 12 Hawai'i Cal State Northridge (8-13, 4-10 MPSF) concludes its season-long, nine-match homestand this weekend as the 14th-ranked Matadors host No. 12 Hawai’i (7-14, 4-12 MPSF) in a key two-match series Friday and Saturday. Both matches are scheduled for a 7 p.m. first serve.
March 16, 2012 Matador Dominance Over UC San Diego Ends With Four-Set Loss Cal State Northridge had not lost a match to UC San Diego since the 1988 season, a span of 40 consecutive wins, before the 15th-ranked Tritons topped the 13th-ranked Matadors 19-25, 30-28, 25-18, 25-21 in an MPSF match Friday at The Matadome.
March 14, 2012 Matadors Put Up a Fight But Fall to Top-Ranked UC Irvine Cal State Northridge took its second crack at a top-ranked team on its home floor and despite playing well, No. 1 UC Irvine swept the 13th-ranked Matadors, 27-25, 25-14, 25-23 in an MPSF match Wednesday at The Matadome.
March 13, 2012 Matadors Return to Conference Play Against Top-Ranked UC Irvine, No. 15 UC San Diego This Week Cal State Northridge (8-11, 4-8 MPSF) returns to MPSF play this week as the 13th-ranked Matadors host top-ranked UC Irvine (16-3, 12-3 MPSF) on Wednesday and No. 15 UC San Diego (4-16, 2-13 MPSF) on Friday. Both matches begin at 7 p.m. in The Matadome where Northridge is 6-3 this season.
March 10, 2012 Matadors Drop Non-Conference Match in Four Sets to Harvard After rolling over Ball State and No. 15 Loyola earlier in the week, 12th-ranked Cal State Northridge ran into a buzz saw in Harvard as the Crimson handed the Matadors a 25-17, 25-20, 22-25, 25-22 non-conference loss Saturday night in The Matadome.
March 9, 2012 Matadors Continue Torrid Hitting in 25-18, 25-18, 25-20 Win Over No. 15 Loyola Led by senior Matt Stork, 12th-ranked Cal State Northridge continued its impressive hitting as the Matadors blanked the 15th-ranked Loyola Ramblers, 25-18, 25-18, 25-20 in a non-conference match Friday at The Matadome.
March 7, 2012 Stork, Baker Power Matadors Past Ball State 25-17, 25-18, 25-20 Senior Matt Stork and junior John Baker combined for 31 kills while hitting .568 as 12th-ranked Cal State Northridge swept visiting Ball State 25-17, 25-18, 25-20 in a non-conference match Wednesday at The Matadome.
March 7, 2012 Matadors Open Three-Match Non-Conference Stretch Wednesday Against Ball State Cal State Northridge (6-10, 4-8 MPSF) takes a week-long break from MPSF play as the 12th-ranked Matadors host Ball State (10-5) Wednesday in the first of three non-conference matches. Northridge will also entertain No. 15 Loyola-Chicago (10-8) followed by a Saturday match against Harvard (11-2).
March 2, 2012 Matadors Fall in Straight Sets to Top-Ranked UCLA After pulling out a tight first set 28-26, top-ranked UCLA pulled way from No. 14 Cal State Northridge over the final two sets handing the Matadors a 28-26, 25-15, 25-22 setback in an MPSF match Friday at The Matadome.
February 29, 2012 Matadors Open Homestand with Five-Set Victory Over No. 11 UC Santa Barbara Senior Matt Stork pounded a season-high 20 kills, including 11 in a crucial third set win as 14th-ranked Cal State Northridge knocked off No. 11 UC Santa Barbara 21-25, 25-21, 30-28, 20-25, 15-9 in an MPSF match Wednesday at The Matadome.
February 28, 2012 Nine-Match Homestand Opens Wednesday Against No. 11 UC Santa Barbara Cal State Northridge (5-9, 3-7 MPSF) opens up a season-long, nine-match homestand on Wednesday as the 14th-ranked Matadors host No. 11 UC Santa Barbara (5-9, 3-7 MPSF) at 7 p.m. The homestand continues Friday as Northridge hosts the top-ranked UCLA Bruins (15-2, 9-1 MPSF) also at 7 p.m.
February 24, 2012 Matadors Earn First Road Win with Straight-Set Sweep at UC San Diego The 15th-ranked Cal State Northridge men’s volleyball team picked up its first road win of the 2012 season on Friday as the Matadors swept UC San Diego 25-18, 25-14, 28-26 in an MPSF match Friday at RIMAC Arena.
February 22, 2012 Matadors Drop Straight Set Decision at No. 4 UC Irvine 15th-ranked Cal State Northridge fell in straight sets (25-15, 25-22, 25-23) Wednesday at fourth-ranked UC Irvine. Junior Drew Staker led the short-handed Matadors with eight kills.
February 21, 2012 Matadors Wrap Up Three-Match Road Trip at #4 UC Irvine, UC San Diego This Week Cal State Northridge (4-8, 2-6 MPSF) concludes a three match road trip this week as the 15th-ranked Matadors travel to fourth-ranked UC Irvine (10-3, 6-3 MPSF) on Wednesday and UC San Diego (3-11, 1-8 MPSF) on Friday. Both matches begin at 7 p.m.
February 15, 2012 Matadors Remain Winless on the Road After 3-0 Loss at UC Santa Barbara No. 11 Cal State Northridge traveled up the the coast to Santa Barbara looking for its first home win but instead came away with its sixth road loss, this time 25-23, 26-24, 25-23 to the 15th-ranked Gauchos Wednesday at Rob Gym.
February 14, 2012 Matadors Open Three-Match Road Trip Wednesday at UC Santa Barbara Cal State Northridge (4-7, 2-5 MPSF) opens up a stretch of three straight road matches over the next two weeks with a single match this week as the 11th-ranked Matadors travel to No. 15 UC Santa Barbara (3-7, 1-5 MPSF) on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
February 11, 2012 Matadors Drop First Home Match, 3-1 to No. 4 Stanford A trio of Cal State Northridge hitters reached double figures, led by Jared Moore's team-high 13 kills, but the 11th-ranked Matadors suffered their first home loss as the fourth-ranked Stanford Cardinal handed Northridge a 25-22, 18-25, 25-22, 25-19 loss Saturday in The Matadome.
February 10, 2012 Matadors Claim Five-Set Thriller Over Pacific 21-25, 25-20, 21-25, 25-18, 15-13 A common characteristic among young and inexperienced teams is the inability to win close matches and the tendency to wilt under pressure. Although the 2012 edition of Cal State Northridge men's volleyball is young and largely inexperienced, the Matadors scratched out their third five-set of the season Friday against the visiting 15th-ranked Pacific Tigers.
February 7, 2012 Matadors Host Pacific and Stanford in Key Two-Match Homestand Cal State Northridge (3-6, 1-4 MPSF) returns home to host the No. 15 Pacific Tigers (3-7, 1-4 MPSF) and fourth-ranked Stanford Cardinal (7-2, 4-1 MPSF) in MPSF matches this week.
February 3, 2012 Road Woes Continue for Matadors in 3-0 Loss at Long Beach State The 10th-ranked Cal State Northridge men’s volleyball team dropped its fifth straight road match on Friday as the 11th-ranked Long Beach State 49ers swept the Matadors 25-16, 25-19, 25-20 at the Walter Pyramid.
January 31, 2012 Matadors Seek First Road Win of 2012 Friday at No. 11 Long Beach State Following a brief break in the conference schedule, 10th-ranked Cal State Northridge (3-5, 1-3 MPSF) returns to MPSF play this week as the Matadors travel to No. 11 Long Beach State (3-4, 0-3 MPSF) for their only match of the week. Last week, Northridge fell in straight sets on the road at No. 3 UCLA before holding off Cal Baptist in five for their second home win in as many matches.
January 27, 2012 Dominating Fifth Set Propels Matadors to 25-15, 25-20, 19-25, 23-25, 15-3 Win Over Cal Baptist Cal State Northridge got its serving and blocking together in the nick of time as the ninth-ranked Matadors held off the upset bid of Cal Baptist 25-15, 25-20, 19-25, 23-25, 15-3 in a non-conference match Friday night at The Matadome.
January 25, 2012 Matadors Fall in Straight Sets On the Road at Third-Ranked UCLA Cal State Northridge suffered a straight-set loss (25-16, 25-16, 25-23) at third-ranked UCLA Wednesday night at the Wooden Center. Freshman Julius Höefer led the Matadors with nine kills in the loss.
January 24, 2012 Matadors Travel to Third-Ranked UCLA, Host Cal Baptist This Week Following a successful home opener against No. 8 Long Beach State last week, ninth-ranked Cal State Northridge (2-4, 1-2 MPSF) returns to the road on Wednesday as the Matadors travel to No. 3 UCLA (7-1, 2-0 MPSF) before returning home to host Cal Baptist in a non-conference match on Friday.
January 20, 2012 Matadors Win Final Two Sets to Down No. 8 Long Beach State in Five Julius Hoefer and Matt Stork combined for 38 kills as 11th-ranked Cal State Northridge overcame a 2-1 set deficit to knock off eighth-ranked Long Beach State 15-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-14, 15-11 Friday in an MPSF match in The Matadome.
January 18, 2012 Matadors Take On No. 8 Long Beach State in Home Opener Friday After five road matches to open the 2012 season, No. 11 Cal State Northridge (1-4, 0-2 MPSF) returns to The Matadome for its home opener Friday against eighth-ranked Long Beach State (2-3, 0-2 MPSF). First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.
January 13, 2012 Matadors Wrap Up Road Swing With Straight-Set Loss at Sixth-Ranked USC Cal State Northridge wrapped up a season-opening five-match road swing with a straight-set loss (25-16, 25-16, 25-23) at sixth-ranked USC Friday night at Galen Center. Freshman Julius Höefer led the Matadors with nine kills in the loss.
January 12, 2012 Matadors Fall to Pepperdine 25-18, 25-19, 16-25, 26-24 in MPSF Opener 11th-ranked Cal State Northridge dropped its MPSF season opener to No. 10 Pepperdine 25-18, 25-19, 16-25, 26-24 Wednesday night at Firestone Fieldhouse.
January 10, 2012 Matadors Open MPSF Play on the Road at No. 10 Pepperdine, Sixth-Ranked USC Cal State Northridge opens the 2012 MPSF schedule this week as the 11th-ranked Matadors travel to 10th-ranked Pepperdine (1-1, 0-0 MPSF) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The conference-opening week continues Friday as Northridge heads to the Galen Center to take on sixth-ranked USC (1-0, 0-0 MPSF).
January 7, 2012 Matadors Power Their Way to First Victory, 25-16, 25-22, 25-19 Over No. 10 Loyola-Chicago Sophomores Cory Wagner and Brandon Lebrock combined for 19 kills in their first starts of the 2012 season as 12th-ranked Cal State Northridge swept No. 10 Loyola-Chicago 25-16, 25-22, 25-19 for the Matadors first win of the season Saturday at Rob Gym.
January 6, 2012 Matadors Drop Season-Opener to No. 3 UCLA at UCSB Asics Invitational Despite a match-high 15 kills from freshman Julius Hoefer, 12th-ranked Cal State Northridge dropped its season opener 25-19, 25-23, 24-26, 25-17 to No. 3 UCLA in its first match of the 2012 UCSB Asics Invitational Friday morning at The Thunderdome.
January 6, 2012 Matadors Fall in Four at 14th-Ranked UC Santa Barbara Cal State Northridge sufferered a pair of four-set losses on the opening day of the UCSB Asics Invitational which was capped by the Matadors’ 20-25, 25-17, 25-20, 26-24 loss to 14th-ranked UC Santa Barbara Friday night at Rob Gym.
January 5, 2012 12th-Ranked Matadors Open 2012 Season Against No. 3 UCLA Friday at UCSB/Asics Invitational Cal State Northridge (0-0, 0-0 MPSF) opens up the 2012 season in a familiar place Friday as the 12th-ranked Matadors take on No. 3 UCLA at the UCSB/Asics Invitational. Matches will take place at both UCSB’s Thunderdome and Rob Gym over the next two days.
December 31, 2011 Matadors Top British Columbia in New Years Eve Exhibition Freshman Julius Hoefer pounded a match-high 18 kills and Cal State Northridge limited the University of British Columbia to an .014 hitting effort in a New Years Eve exhibition match Saturday afternoon in the CSUN Activity Center.
December 13, 2011 Jakub Ciesla Signs National Letter of Intent with Matador Men's Volleyball Cal State Northridge men’s volleyball coach Jeff Campbell has announced the signing of Jakub Ciesla to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Matadors.
December 7, 2011 Northridge Picked to Finish Sixth in MPSF Preseason Coaches Poll Cal State Northridge was picked to finish sixth in the 2012 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Men's Volleyball Preseason Coaches Poll released Dec. 7. The Matadors, coming off a 7-22 season in 2011, return all but two starters as they seek a return to the upper echelon of the conference.
November 15, 2011 Matadors Win Two of Three Matches at UCLA SAC Tournament Cal State Northridge men's volleyball wrapped up the fall preseason schedule by winning two of its three matches at the UCLA SAC Tournament last weekend (Nov. 11-12). The Matadors opened with straight-set wins over UC Santa Barbara and USC before falling to the host Bruins in their final match on Saturday.
October 25, 2011 Matadors to Host Annual Alumni Match Saturday, Oct. 29 Cal State Northridge men's volleyball will host its annual Alumni match this Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in The Matadome. The Alumni will take on the current Matadors in a best-of-five match followed by a reception at Claim Jumper in Northridge.
October 21, 2011 Matadors Past and Present to Represent United States in Pan American Games Former Cal State Northridge All-Americans Cody Loe and Eric Vance and current Matador Matt Stork will be among 11 players playing for the United States men's volleyball team in the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.
October 16, 2011 Matadors Finish Undefeated in Six Matches at USC Fall Tournament Cal State Northridge got off to a successful start in its first fall tournament as the Matadors won all six of their matches at the USC Fall Tournament Friday and Saturday at the Galen Center Pavilion.
October 13, 2011 Matador Men's Volleyball Opens Fall Camp Cal State Northridge men's volleyball opened its fall training camp on Monday, Oct. 10. A roster of 25 players entered camp as the Matadors prepare for the first of two fall tournaments this weekend at USC. The four-week camp wraps up in November at the UCLA SAC Tournament.
September 16, 2011 Former Matadors Isaac Kneubuhl and Jacek Ratajczak Reunited in Germany Former Cal State Northridge All-Americans Isaac Kneubuhl and Jacek Ratajczak have crossed paths again as both are playing on the same side of the net for VC Gotha in Germany.
May 31, 2011 Campbell Signs Trio to National Letters of Intent
May 10, 2011 Matador Minute with Theo Edwards - Men's Volleyball
April 21, 2011 Greg Faulkner Named to 2011 MPSF All-Freshman Team
April 20, 2011 Matador Men's Volleyball 2011 Season in Review
March 26, 2011 Matadors Drop Four-Set Match at Pacific
March 25, 2011 Northridge's Upset Bid Comes Up Short at No. 2 Stanford
March 12, 2011 Matadors Snap Skid with Straight Set Win Over Harvard
February 23, 2011 Matadors Fall to Top-Ranked USC 25-21, 27-25, 25-19
February 22, 2011 Matadors Open Three-Match Homestand Wednesday Against Top-Ranked USC
February 19, 2011 Northridge Bounces Back To Earn Road Win at No. 12 UC San Diego 18-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-23
February 11, 2011 Matadors Pull Off Improbable Five-Set Win Over No. 2 Long Beach State
February 5, 2011 Eighth-Ranked Penn State sends Northridge to its Sixth Straight Loss, 25-19, 25-22, 26-24
February 1, 2011 13th-Ranked Matadors Head East For a Pair of Non-Conference Matches
January 29, 2011 Pacific Upends 13th-Ranked Matadors 25-16, 31-29, 25-20
January 21, 2011 Fifth-Ranked UC Santa Barbara Spoils Northridge's Home Opener
January 19, 2011 No. 11 Matadors Head to No. 3 UCLA Before Taking On No. 5 UC Santa Barbara in Home Opener
January 3, 2011 Matadors Host Laval University in Exhibition Match on Wednesday
December 20, 2010 2011 Men's Volleyball Media Guide
December 15, 2010 Former Matadors Nils Nielsen and Eric Vance Competing in FIVB Club World Championship
November 22, 2010 Silver Lining As Matadors Wrap Up Preseason at UCLA SAC Tournament
November 18, 2010 Matadors Travel to UCLA's SAC Tournament for Final Fall Tuneup
November 8, 2010 Matadors Top Alumni 25-21, 30-28, 25-27, 25-17 in Annual Battle
November 5, 2010 Men's Volleyball Alumni Match Set for Saturday, November 6
October 21, 2010 Matadors Open Exhibition Season at USC Fall Tournament
September 28, 2010 Former Matador Theo Edwards Named Men's Volleyball Assistant Coach