Sophomore middle blocker Mitch Stahl finished fourth on UCLA with 135 kills this season. Stahl was one of five underclassmen to play a consistent starting role for a young Bruin team this year. UCLA showed its youth at times, finishing the season 13-14 and ranked No. 12 in the nation. Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Sophomore middle blocker Mitch Stahl finished fourth on UCLA with 135 kills this season. Stahl was one of five underclassmen to play a consistent starting role for a young Bruin team this year. UCLA showed its youth at times, finishing the season 13-14 and ranked No. 12 in the nation. Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman setter Eric Matheis was responsible for 29 of the 30 assists for UCLA in the team's season-ending loss to UC Irvine. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)
Freshman setter Eric Matheis was responsible for 29 of the 30 assists for UCLA in the team's season-ending loss to UC Irvine. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Freshman outside hitter Jake Arnitz rises for a serve in UCLA’s game against UC Irvine on April 10, which the Bruins lost 3-1. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Freshman outside hitter Jake Arnitz rises for a serve in UCLA’s game against UC Irvine on April 10, which the Bruins lost 3-1. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Eric Matheis (right) started the last seven matches of the season after sophomore Hagen Smith went down with a hand injury. The freshman setter will help guide the Bruin offense in the playoffs. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)
Eric Matheis (right) started the last seven matches of the season after sophomore Hagen Smith went down with a hand injury. The freshman setter will help guide the Bruin offense in the playoffs. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Eric Matheis (left) sets the ball to redshirt junior middle blocker Trent Kersten for one of his 45 assists in the Bruins 3-0 sweep of the Cardinal to clinch the eighth and final spot of the conference tournament. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)
Freshman Eric Matheis (left) sets the ball to redshirt junior middle blocker Trent Kersten for one of his 45 assists in the Bruins 3-0 sweep of the Cardinal to clinch the eighth and final spot of the conference tournament. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt freshman middle blocker Eric Sprague said the Bruins have been developing into a blocking team this season. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)
Redshirt freshman middle blocker Eric Sprague said the Bruins have been developing into a blocking team this season. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore middle blocker Mitch Stahl said UCLA served well in the only set it won against UC Irvine, but struggled from the service line otherwise. (Max Himmelrich/Daily Bruin)
Sophomore middle blocker Mitch Stahl said UCLA served well in the only set it won against UC Irvine, but struggled from the service line otherwise. (Max Himmelrich/Daily Bruin)


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