No. 4 BYU men’s volleyball hits the road this week for a pair of conference matches against Stanford.


The Cougars (13-3, 10-2 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) face off against the Cardinal (6-11, 3-8 MPSF) on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. PST, at Maples Pavilion. The two teams met four times in the 2014 season. BYU won the first two regular-season matchups before facing off for a third time in the MPSF tournament title match. The Cougars won those three meetings before falling 3-2 in a fourth matchup in the NCAA tournament. BYU leads the overall series, 30-18, including a 14-9 record at Stanford.

The Cardinal were picked to finish ninth in the preseason coaches’ poll after finishing 24-9 with a No. 2 final ranking last year. Stanford is led by 2.70 kills per set from Madison Hayden, a 6.89 assist average from James Shaw, Clay Jones’ 1.55 digs per set and Kevin Rakestraw’s 1.05 blocks per set.

The Cougars picked up a pair of non-conference sweeps last week against No. 13 Ball State. The home wins extend BYU’s home-win streak to 36 matches.


Friday and Saturday’s matches will be streamed live on the Pac-12 website. Links to live stats will be made available on the BYU men’s volleyball schedule page.

Royce Hinton is the men's and women's volleyball sports information director for BYU Athletic Communications.