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Bruins Battle Alumni in Men's Volleyball Opener
By: UCLA Athletics

January 5, 1999

LOS ANGELES - Seventeen-time NCAA men's volleyball champion UCLA will host a talent-stocked Alumni team Sat. Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. in the John Wooden Center.

The defending national champions, who return three starters from last season's 28-4 team, will face a squad of former Bruins that includes Olympians, All-Americans and professional veterans.

Headlining the roster for the Alumni team will be current USA National Team members Jeff Nygaard, Tom Stillwell and Erik Sullivan, former All-Americans Paul Nihipali and Stein Metzger and beach volleyball stalwart Kevin Wong.

Also expected to appear, but not play, will be three-time Olympic gold medalist Karch Kiraly and beach volleyball legend Sinjin Smith.

The Bruin varsity features returning All-Americans Brandon Taliaferro, Adam Naeve and senior Fred Robins. Al Scates, who enters his 37th season as head coach, boasts the sport's most impressive record with 946 victories and 17 NCAA titles.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Apr 01
vs. Brigham Young
Los Angeles, CA
(17-25, 25-19, 25-27, 13-25)
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Brigham Young
Los Angeles, CA
(25-20, 20-25, 18-25, 23-25)
Thursday, Apr 07
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
(27-25, 25-18, 25-22)
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 21-25, 25-16, 25-23)
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Hawai'i
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-16, 22-25, 25-21)
Thursday, Apr 21
vs. Long Beach State
Provo, UT
(26-24, 28-26, 25-19)
Saturday, Apr 23
at Brigham Young
Provo, UT
(20-25, 19-25, 25-18, 15-25)
Thursday, May 05
vs. Ohio State
University Park, PA
(25-22, 22-25, 21-25, 25-20, 16-18)