2014 volleyball recruits

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah – The three-time National Champion BYU men’s volleyball team has announced three recruits that will be joining the team in the fall of 2013 for the 2014 athletic season. The three standouts hail from Canada, Utah and California.

The well-balanced mix of players will add to the cast of returning players who are gearing up now for the 2013 athletic season that beings at home on Jan. 4.

Lucas Coleman
Outside Hitter
Brooklin, Ontario, Canada
6'3

Club:

  • Finished 9th at the 2012 Beach Youth World Championships
  • 2012 U-18 National Champion and All-Star
  • 2012 SCVA Invitational Champion
  • 2011 U-18 Beach National Champion
  • 2011 U-18 National Champion
  • 2010 U-17 National Champion and All-Star
  • 2010 U-16 National Champion and Canadian All-Star
  • Won bronze at U-16 2009 Beach Volleyball National Championships in Toronto
  • Chicago Great Lakes Champion
  • Four-time Regional All-Star
  • Two-time League Winner
  • Provincial Silver Medal
  • Played U16-U18 with the Crush Volleyball Club
  • Currently competes with Durham Attack

BYU head coach Chris McGown on Coleman: “We feel like Lucas was one of the best-kept secrets in this recruiting class, and we are thrilled to have received his commitment to play at BYU. He has a nice arm, a great jump and already has the growth mindset that we are looking for in our program – someone who loves volleyball and wants nothing more than to work hard, get coached and get better. He has already established himself as one of the best young players in Canada and his experience playing sand volleyball gives him a head start with respect to ball-control, game-smarts and finding ways to win.”

Cyrus Fa’alogo
Setter
West Jordan, Utah
6’4

Club:

  • Selected to the U.S. Boy’s Youth National Team that qualified for the 2013 FIVB Youth World Championships in Mexico
  • 2009, 2011 and 2012 Utah State Champions 
  • MVP of the State Tournament in 2012
  • Named to the All-State team in 2009, 2010 and 2011
  • Competes with the Utah Elite

Chris McGown on Fa'alogo: “For not having played a lot of organized volleyball, Cyrus has a wonderful sense of the game and has a wonderful touch on the ball. He is very quick, athletic and strong, and will be a nice addition to our current group of setters. He also has a ready smile and a fun personality and a willingness to receive feedback that I think will really serve him well.”

Tanner Skabelund
Outside Hitter
Stevenson Ranch, California
6’9

High School:

  • 2012 All-CIF Division II First Team
  • 2012 All-Santa Clarita Valley First Team
  • 2012 All-Foothill League Second Team
  • 2012 All Tournament Team in the Camarillo Tournament
  • Carries a 4.19 GPA

Club:

  • Competes with the Legacy Volleyball Club

Chris McGown on Skabelund: “Tanner is a young man of wonderful character who loves volleyball.  He has made a lot of progress in the last few years in his development and has been challenging himself to continually improve. He is a great student and a hard worker, and will be a nice fit culturally for our team and for what our program represents here at BYU. We think he’ll thrive in our environment and are excited to get to coach him”.