Men's Volleyball News -- 2017

  • Pirates sweep past El Camino to capture state title!
    April 29, 2017
    WOODLAND HILLS -- The final point of the season, the point that etched the Orange Coast College men's volleyball team into the record books as the 2017 state champions, perfectly answered any final questions as to why this team was so successful ... teamwork, togetherness and tenacity.
  • Pirates sweep past Corsairs; will face El Camino for state title
    April 27, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College men's volleyball team showed just how far it has come over the past few months with a convincing three-set sweep over Santa Monica City College on Thursday at Los Angeles Pierce College in the semifinals of the California Community College Athletic Association Men's Volleyball State Championships.
  • Pirates face Santa Monica in State Semifinal rematch
    April 25, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College men's volleyball team will take on Santa Monica City College in the second of two state semifinal matchups at the 2017 California Community College Men's Volleyball State Championships, hosted by L.A. Pierce College, on Thursday, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Pirates advance to state semifinals with four-set win over Griffins
    April 21, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College men's volleyball team will be returning to the State Final Four for the ninth time in 10 years with a four-set win over visiting Grossmont College on Friday night in the quarterfinals of the California Community College Athletic Association Men's Volleyball State Championships.
  • Hoppe named conference MVP as six Pirates earn All-OEC honors
    April 20, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- Orange Coast College men's volleyball standout Jordan Hoppe was named the Orange Empire Conference's Most Valuable Player, as voted on by the conference's head coaches at last weekend's postseason meeting.
  • Pirates host Grossmont in men's volleyball state quarterfinals
    April 18, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College men's volleyball team has earned the No. 1 seed in the state and will host Grossmont in the opening round of the California Community College Athletic Association Men's Volleyball State Championship, which begins on Friday at 6 p.m.
  • Pirates wrap up regular season with sweep over Hawks
    April 14, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- In the final tune-up of the regular season, the Orange Coast College men's volleyball team took care of business en route to a 25-19, 25-13, 25-18 Orange Empire Conference win over visiting Santiago Canyon on Friday night inside the Peterson Gym.
  • Pirates clinch Orange Empire Conference title with win over Lasers
    April 12, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College men's volleyball team became the newest Orange Empire Conference champion after topping Irvine Valley College in four sets on Wednesday night inside the Peterson Gym.
  • Ivan's Choice Fundraiser Night set for Wednesday vs. Irvine Valley
    April 10, 2017
    The Orange Coast College men's volleyball team will host Irvine Valley on Wednesday night, beginning at 6 p.m. and all proceeds from that match will go to the "Ivan's Choice Leukemia Foundation".
  • Pirates prevail over Rustlers to sweep season series
    March 31, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- It was a statement that was uttered by head coach Travis Turner a month ago and it's a statement that still rings true for the Orange Coast College men's volleyball team ... "Jordan Hoppe refuses to let our team lose. Such was the case for the Pirates, who overcame a third-set deficit to rally past rival Golden West, 25-17, 25-18, 25-23, on Friday night inside the Peterson Gym.
  • Pirates breeze past Santiago Canyon; showdown with GWC up next
    March 29, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College took care of business on Wednesday, quickly topping visiting Santiago Canyon, 25-18, 25-16, 25-9, in an Orange Empire Conference matchup inside the Peterson Gym.
  • Pirates trample Lasers in battle of state's top two teams
    March 24, 2017
    IRVINE -- In a matchup between two of the top teams in the state, the No. 2-ranked Orange Coast College men's volleyball team took care of business against No. 1-ranked Irvine Valley and swept past the host Lasers, 25-20, 25-11, 25-15, on Friday night.
  • Pirates shake off rust, sweep past pesky Hornets
    March 22, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College men's volleyball team shook off a week's worth of rust, survived a strong start by visiting Fullerton College and swept past the Hornets, 28-26, 25-17, 25-13, on Wednesday night inside the Peterson Gym.
  • Pirates shake off slow start and top Rustlers in four
    March 15, 2017
    HUNTINGTON BEACH -- The Orange Coast College men's volleyball team opened up Orange Empire Conference play with a gritty, four-set win over host Golden West College on Wednesday night.
  • Pirates pick up eighth straight win with sweep over Raiders
    March 08, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- The winning continues for the Orange Coast College men's volleyball team as the Pirates rolled past visiting Moorpark, 25-13, 25-21, 25-21, on Wednesday night in a nonconference matchup inside the Peterson Gym.
  • Pirates breeze past Comets in three-set sweep
    March 01, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- There were plenty of points to go around as the Orange Coast College men's volleyball team used the majority of its squad to sweep past visiting Palomar on Wednesday night inside the Peterson Gym.
  • Coast sweeps past San Diego Mesa
    February 24, 2017
    SAN DIEGO -- The Orange Coast College men's volleyball team improved to 6-1 overall with a three-set sweep over host San Diego Mesa College on Friday night in a nonconference matchup.
  • Pirates cruise to straight-set win over Miramar
    February 22, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- The strong play of the Orange Coast College men's volleyball team continued on Wednesday night with a 25-12, 25-19, 25-13 nonconference win over visiting Miramar College.
  • Pirates make Vikings walk the plank in three-set sweep
    February 15, 2017
    LONG BEACH -- On paper, it looked like another matchup between two men's volleyball powerhouses as the Orange Coast College Pirates traveled to Long Beach in a second rematch of last year's state championship finals. Instead, the Pirates controlled the action from the conclusion of the National Anthem and rolled through the Vikings, 25-17, 25-16, 25-18, on Wednesday night.
  • Pirates sweep past Santa Barbara
    February 08, 2017
    SANTA BARBARA -- The drive was longer than the match for the Orange Coast College men's volleyball team, who headed up the coast and swept Santa Barbara City College in three sets on Wednesday night in a nonconference matchup.
  • Pirate rally to top Vikings in five; earn split at OCC Quad
    February 04, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- After a frustrating opener to Saturday's quad, the Orange Coast College men's volleyball team rallied late and topped defending state champion Long Beach City in five sets on Saturday night inside the Peterson Gym.
  • Pirate standout Grasso heads to USC
    January 25, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- Gianluca Grasso, who helped the Orange Coast College men's volleyball team reach the finals of the state men's volleyball championship last season, will be playing volleyball and attending school at the University of Southern California, according to Pirate head coach Travis Turner.