Nittany Lions Valenzi/Merk Win Men’s Beach Collegiate Challenge
Top-seeded Michael Valenzi/Ryan Merk of Penn State University won the USA Volleyball Men’s Beach Collegiate Challenge at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Md., on Sunday
Carlos Jimenez/Jackson Arnold, Webber University
Michael Valenzi/Ryan Merk, Penn State University
Asa LaBreche/Tate Colebaugh, Lincoln Memorial University
Peyten Young/Wesley Blazek, Webber University
Zadyn LaBreche/Jacob Miller, Lincoln Memorial University
Kody Rogan/Hank Foglia, Randolph-Macon University
John Luers/Diego Clark-Kieth, Lincoln Memorial University
Sean Carlson/Vaughn McConnell, Arcadia University
Tim Flanagan/Ryan Thenell, Stevenson University
Johnny Ferraro/Matthew Edwards, St. Francis University/UCLA
Kevin Schuele/ Robert Nardoni, McKendree University
Andrew Guaragno/Justin Tuohy, Vassar College/Rutgers University (Newark)
Benjamin Gerdeman/Grant Lorelli, Juniata College
Gavin Van Beveren/Payne Lounsbery, Vassar College
Cole Bogner/Will Kuhns, Penn State University
Jarrett Carrano/Kolby Gibson, Randolph-Macon University
Toby Clark/Nick Villamil, Vassar College
Daniel Ellison/Tate Jones, North Carolina State University
Brian Farrell/Doug Hines, Stevenson University
Colton Fitzgerald/Joshua Culpepper, Liberty University
Jason Gibbs/Kevin Kauling, Lewis University
Brett Gould/Dan Gould, University of Rhode Island
Dallas Hitchins/Samuel Pearish, Webber University
Jay Hyman/Justin Novoa, Stevenson University
Kevin Kouchoukos/Minh Nguyen-Christenson, Stevenson University
Kyle Mitchell/Jacob Chapman, Webber University
Adian O’Brien/Jack Braverman, Stevenson University
Vaughn Ramsey/Jacob Kim, Vassar College
Joseph Sarmuksnis/Micah Ernest, Stevenson University
Drew Steinmetz/Damien Cole, Campbellsville University
Ian Vazquez/Jake Vorburger, University of Charleston
Diego Villafane/Garret Schnitker, University of Charleston
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