IRVINE, Calif. – Owen Chun and Max McCullough have proven to be key elements of Concordia’s offense and defense this year.
This duo has also proven to be among the best in the entire Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF).
The league announced its All-Conference teams on Tuesday and Chun was named an honorable mention. Chun upped his game midway through a conference game and rose to the occasion in back-to-back home games against nationally ranked Grand Canyon University. In a 3-0 home win over GCU, Chun put up what was then a career-high 24 eliminations and hit an outstanding .537 that night. He then set another career high with 28 kills in the rematch with the ‘Lopes. These performances helped Chun to be named MPSF Offensive Player of the Week.
Chun was one of six seniors honored heading into CUI’s final regular season game of the year against No. 6 UC Santa Barbara. He was also featured in a weekly feature by sportswriter Billy Hull in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser last week (CLICK HERE for this story)
McCullough made the All-Freshmen team and proved to be a threat with his size and skill as a defender at net. He also worked on his timing to break some fine lines to help boost the CUI attack in his first season wearing the green and gold. McCullough hit .320 this regular season and led the Eagles in solo blocks. He also ranked second on the team in total blocks with 57.
Concordia is the No. 7 seed at the upcoming MPSF tournament and will face the Nominated Home Team and the No. 2 seed USC Trojans on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the quarterfinals. If Concordia can get past the Trojans, then the Eagles will face top-seeded UCLA, which will host the tournament all week this year.
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