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BYU men’s volleyball: Cougars add nine names to their talented roster

The BYU men’s volleyball team will bring in a lot of new faces for the 2021 season.

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The BYU volleyball team practices at the Marriott Center in Provo before they leave for the NCAA Final Four on Monday, April 30, 2018.

Adam Fondren, Deseret News

PROVO — The BYU men’s volleyball team added to its already talented and deep roster on Thursday, announcing nine new additions to a team that finished the shortened 2020 season as the No. 1-ranked team in the country.

As is typically the case, BYU’s class comes from various locations and represents four states from around the country: Arizona, California, Illinois and Nevada.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming this year’s recruiting class to campus this fall,” said BYU coach Shawn Olmstead. “It’s always an exciting time for these young men and our team as we continue to build our program here at BYU. We’ve got great existing leadership on our current roster that will be great mentors to these incoming recruits as they transition to playing Division I volleyball.”

ANTHONY CHERFAN | OPPOSITE/OUTSIDE HITTER | LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Last School: Bishop Alemany HS

Clubs: Santa Monica Volleyball Club, Sports Academy, Mamba Sports Academy

  • Three-time Scholar-Athlete honoree
  • 2019 Chatsworth Varsity Tournament Champion
  • 2019 Mission League All-League Second Team

DAVID HAWKINS | OUTSIDE HITTER | CLOVIS, CALIFORNIA

Last School: Clovis HS

Clubs: Clovis Volleyball Club, Central Cal Volleyball Club, Pacific Rim Volleyball Academy, Tsunami Volleyball Club

  • First-place finish at 2019 NVCA Far Westerns
  • 2019 Central Section Champions
  • 2018 DI Northern California Regional runner-up
  • Ninth place at 2019 BJNC
  • 2020 AVCA All-America Watchlist

COOPER JARMAN | SETTER | LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Last School: Palo Verde HS

Last Club: Vegas United Volleyball Club

  • 2019 State Champion
  • 2019 All-State First Team
  • Gold medal at Winter Volleyball Championships
  • Silver medal at SCVA Junior Boys Invitational
  • 17 USA BJNC All-Tournament Team

IAN LITTLE | OPPOSITE HITTER | TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA

Last School: Temecula HS

Club: Forza 1 Volleyball Club

  • Three-time All-League First Team
  • 2018 All-CIF Team Division 5

ZEO MEYER | SETTER | WHEATON, ILLINOIS

Last School: Wheaton-Warrenville South HS

Clubs: Sports Performance VB, 949 Volleyball Club, Future 18 Elite

  • 14 AAU National Champions MVP
  • 2019 17 Open BJNC All-Tournament Team (third-place finish)
  • Second place at 2019 High Performance Championships (international division)
  • 2020 AVCA All-America Watchlist

JACK PALMER | OUTSIDE HITTER | ENCINITAS, CALIFORNIA

Last School: La Costa Canyon HS

Club: Wave Volleyball

  • 2020 AVCA All-America Watchlist
  • 2019 CIF San Diego Section Semifinals
  • 2018 CIF San Diego Section Champions

MIKS RAMANIS | OUTSIDE HITTER | WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA

Last School: Northgate HS

Club: Pacific Rim Volleyball Academy

  • Two-time Diable Athletic League MVP
  • 2019 NVCA Far Westerns Champions
  • 2020 AVCA All-America Watchlist

CALEB SORENSON | MIDDLE BLOCKER | WHEATON, ILLINOIS

Last School: Wheaton North HS

Club: Pipeline Volleyball Club

  • Set high school single-season aces record with 50
  • 2019 All-Conference
  • 2019 Academic All-Conference
  • 2020 AVCA All-America Watchlist

BRIGHAM SPILSBURY | OUTSIDE HITTER | MESA, ARIZONA

Last School: Mesa HS

Clubs: Aspire Volleyball Club, EVJ Volleyball Club

  • 2019 Arizona Club Champions
  • 2019 All-State First Team
  • Led the state in kills in 2018-19
  • Two-time All-Region First Team 
  • 2020 AVCA All-America Watchlist