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Men's Update: USAV Cup Part II

By B.J. Hoeptner Evans ( | May 10, 2016, 7:08 p.m. (ET)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 10, 2016) – The U.S. Men’s National Team will play its second USAV Cup match against Japan on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. PT at the Walter Pyramid at Long Beach State.

Japan won the first USAV Cup match on Friday, 25-23, 25-20, 19-25, 25-20 against a younger, inexperienced U.S. squad.Matt Anderson

The team that plays in Wednesday’s match will be more experienced, including opposite Matt Anderson, libero Erik Shoji and outside hitter Reid Priddy.

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Wednesday’s match will also be streamed live at, where the archived video of Friday’s match is also available.


Outside hitter Aaron Russell and Sir Safety Conad Perugia lost in the league finals to DHL Modena, 3-0. In the final match on May 8, Modena won, 23-25, 25-20, 17-25, 25-16, 15-13. Russell scored 18 points on 17 kills and one block. He was credited with 18 receptions, 33 percent positive.

1 Matt Anderson (Opp, West Seneca, N.Y., Penn State)
7 Kawika Shoji (S, Honolulu, Hawaii, Stanford)
8 Reid Priddy (OH, Richmond, Va., Loyola Marymount)
9 Murphy Troy (Opp, St. Louis, Mo., USC)
10 Thomas Jaeschke (OH, Wheaton, Ill., Loyola)
12 Kris Johnson (MB, Long Beach, Calif., Cal Baptist)
16 Jayson Jablonsky (OH, Yorba Linda, Calif., UC Irvine)
18 Garrett Muagututia (OH, Oceanside, Calif., UCLA)
19 Taylor Averill (MB, San Jose, Calif., Hawaii)
20 David Smith (MB, Saugus, Calif., UC Irvine)
21 Dustin Watten (L, Long Beach, Calif., Long Beach State)
22 Erik Shoji (L, Honolulu, Hawaii, Stanford)
25 Dan McDonnell (MB, Glendale, Ariz., UC Irvine)
27 Jonah Seif (S, Thousand Oaks, Calif., UC Santa Barbara)

Head Coach: John Speraw
Assistant Coach: Matt Fuerbringer
Assistant Coach: Mike Wall
Consultant Coach: Andrea Becker
Athletic Trainer: Aaron Brock
Technical Coordinator: Nate Ngo