rachelhawks | Posted: 21 Jul 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Former Cougars help USA win gold

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FLORENCE, Italy— Former BYU outside hitter Taylor Sander led the U. S. Men’s National Team to a 3-1 (31-29, 21-25, 25-20, 25-23) victory against top-ranked Brazil Sunday, earning the U. S.’s second World League title.

Former Cougar Russell Holmes was also a member of the gold-medal team, and former Cougar Mike Wall was an assistant coach.

Sander collected 24 points during the match, including 22 kills, earning him Most Valuable Player and Best Spiker honors.

For more information, visit the FIVB World League page and USA Volleyball website.

Stats and photos are also available on the FIVB website.