Ben Patch

Volleyball

Hometown: Provo, Utah   
Birth Year: 1994
Position: Opposite
Height: 6-8 (203 cm)
Weight: 195 (88 kg)
College: BYU (junior, communications)

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MOST NOTABLE:

  • Member of the 2015 Men’s Indoor Team for the Pan Am Games in Toronto
  • Named MVP of the 2012 NORCECA Men's U21 Championship as a part of the Men’s Junior National Team 
  • Won a bronze medal as a part of the 2011 Boys’ Youth National Team at the U19 Pan American Cup 
DID YOU KNOW?
  • Won the 2016 Off the Block Bryan Ivie Award as the nation's top DI-II collegiate opposite
  • AVCA First Team All-American in 2013 and 2016
  • Helped BYU to the 2016 NCAA Championship match, where it fell to Ohio State
  • Played in the 2015 Men's Pan American Cup
  • Named to the 2013 NCAA All-Tournament Team
  • At BYU, named the 2013 AVCA Newcomer of the Year and First Team All-American as a freshman 
  • First player to ever win back-to-back AVCA Player of the Week awards
  • Took a hiatus from volleyball to serve on an LDS mission to Columbus, Ohio, in 2014 and 2015
  • Played with the Boys' Youth National Team at the 2011 FIVB U19 Boys' World Championship
  • Named to the Volleyball Magazine’s Fab 50 in high school
  • Played for Mountain View Volleyball Club (Northern California Region)
  • Parents are Mike and Linda Patch
  • Has three brothers
  • Enjoys photography

THE BIG BLURB

"He just loves playing volleyball. He's got some dreams and goals for his future, but to be able to do that, he's got to go and learn from all these moments and get better and learn leadership and all those things that are going to help him get there." - BYU Coach Shawn Olmstead in the Salt Lake City Tribune

THE QUOTE

"I honestly try not to pay attention to the hype. I don't think it is a matter of living up to anything. I think it is a matter of living, in general. I didn't come back to be a celebrity, or try to be anything special. I just came back to get better at volleyball. So that's my only goal, is to live up to my own standard of getting better at volleyball." - Ben Patch in the Salt Lake City Tribune

RELATED LINKS:
Post-mission, Ben Patch has picked up where he left off - Salt Lake Tribune
The Return of Ben Patch
WATCH: Freshman Volleyball Sensation Ben Patch

Updated June 9

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