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Mens Volleyball
Support the Men’s Volleyball program on UCI Giving Day!

The mission of UC Irvine Men’s Volleyball is to "Cultivate Champions, Win Championships." Honoring the gift of competing as Anteaters means pressing into the margins of excellence unique to our program. The competitive landscape at the NCAA Championship level is a challenge worthy of our capable young men and this world class institution. 

Your gift this Giving Day helps make this pursuit possible. Thank you for your continued support of our student-athletes.

Men's Volleyball History of Success

  • In 2024, junior Hilir Henno became The Big West all-time leader in aces and tied the Big West and his own UCI record for aces in a match with 9 versus Princeton. He also had 29 kills in a 3-1 win over USC, the most kills in four sets since Jon Steller had 29 in 2008
  • UCI ended 2023 ranked No. 5 in the country, advancing to the title match of the Big West Championship. UCI has been as high as No. 3 in 2024
  • Four-time National Champions
  • 7 NCAA Appearances
  • 50 All-Americans
  • First team in AVCA history to have at least 30 National Player of the Week awards
  • “Court 21” debuted in 2022, one of only six Taraflex courts in the country, hosted the Big West Championship in 2023
  • Four Big West Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year honorees (Francesco Sani, 2023, Scott Stadick, 2020, 2021, Dante Chakravorti, 2019)

Together We Zot!

Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 134
2 AZ 8
3 HI 6
Last But Not Least!
Congratulations to Tse-Wen Chen, a current student, whose gift to Solar Car Engineering Student Group won the Last But Not Least Challenge! With your gift Tse-Wen, $1000 in bonus funds will be awarded to Solar Car Engineering, thanks to the generous support of UCI Foundation trustees Gary and Melanie Singer!
Rip 'em Eaters Challenge
Thanks to a generous commitment from UCI Foundation trustees Mark & Kathleen Santora, the top-5 UCI Athletics programs with the largest growth in donors over last year's Giving Day will share a bonus prize of $10,000!
Rank Prize Program % +/- Goal
1 $3,500 Eater Nation Fund +57.14% 11
goal: 7
2 $2,000 Anteater Band & Spirit Squad +53.12% 49
goal: 32
3 $1,750 Mens Volleyball +46.22% 174
goal: 119
4 $1,500 Mens Water Polo +17.65% 40
goal: 34
5 $1,250 Womens Tennis +6.25% 17
goal: 16
Men's Volleyball $50,000 Match
Double your impact! All gifts to the Men’s Volleyball program will be matched 1:1 by a group of UCI alumni and Men’s Volleyball student-athletes up to $50,000.
$50,000 MATCHED
Anteater Athletics - Most Dollars Raised
Let's see which team reigns supreme this Giving Day! Most dollars raised gets bragging rights!
Rank Department Raised
1 Mens Volleyball $120,733.00
2 Mens Basketball $63,108.00
3 Baseball $45,974.10
4 Mens Soccer $43,000.00
5 Womens Basketball $36,882.00
Anteater Athletics - Most Gifts Received
Let's see which team reigns supreme this Giving Day. Most gifts receives bragging rights!
Rank Department Gifts
1 Mens Volleyball 174
2 Mens Soccer 117
3 Baseball 96
4 Womens Basketball 78
5 Mens Basketball 60
Men's Volleyball Charlie Brande $3,000 Match
Double your impact! All gifts to the Men’s Volleyball program will be matched dollar-for-dollar by former UCI Men’s and Women’s Volleyball coach Charlie Brande up to $3,000!
$3,000 MATCHED
Men's Volleyball 50 Gift Challenge
Help the Men’s Volleyball program unlock a generous $1750 gift from an anonymous UCI Men's Volleyball supporter after 50 gifts are made to the program.
50 / 50 Gifts
Parent Power Hour 25 gift Challenge
Power Hour? How about a power 15-minutes?! Congratulations to our UCI Parent and Family community for coming together in record time to unlock $10,000 in support for Campus Organizations and Volunteer Programs! Keep the momentum going and support some of our outstanding matches and challenges below!
25 / 25 Gifts
1965 Challenge
Congratulations to Hilary Lapks! Your gift to Men's Volleyball just unlocked $1,965 in bonus funds for the program!
1,965 / 1,965 Gifts
Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Darcy Wilson-Jones (LGBT Resource Center), Katy Young (School of the Arts/Dance), Charlton Lee (Social Sciences Student Awards) and Rick Emerling (UCI Retirees Association Scholarships), for winning our Early Bird Challenge! $500 in bonus funds will be added to each of these funds in your honor!
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