UCI's Kevorken leads way with MPSF honors

UC Irvine senior Scott Kevorken was named first-team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in men's volleyball.

Junior libero Michael Brinkley represented the Anteaters on the second team.

Kevorken, a 6-foot-9 middle blocker, ranked second during MPSF competition in hitting percentage (.480) and hit better than .600 in eight matches. He is averaging 1.83 kills and 0.87 blocks per set.

Kevorken was a second-team all-conference honoree in 2013 and was a member of the MPSF All-Freshman team in 2011.

Brinkley is averaging 2.48 digs per set this season heading into the Anteaters' MPSF quarterfinal match at Stanford on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Brinkley has gone seven straight matches without an error on service receive and has committed just 18 such errors all season. A first-team All-American and a first-team All-MPSF performer last year, Brinkley ranks second in UCI annals with 758 career digs.

Senior Jeremy Dejno, a 6-4 outside hitter, received honorable mention. Dejno was a first-team All-MPSF choice in 2012.

The trio played vital roles in the helping the Anteaters win NCAA championships in 2013 and 2012.

No. 6-ranked UCI is 18-10 this season.

BYU senior outside hitter Taylor Sander was Player of the Year and Lucas Yoder, an outside hitter at USC, was Freshman of the Year.

— From staff reports

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