Star men's volleyball player Matt August signs with Hawaii

Star men's volleyball player Matt August signs with Hawaii

Irvine Valley sophomore star men's volleyball player Matt August has signed with the University of Hawaii.

August, a 6-7 middle blocker, ended the season as one of the top players in the state.

He averaged 3.08 kills and 1.90 blocks per set, while hitting .454 on the year. August led the state in blocks per set, was second in hitting percentage and ranked 10th in kills per set. 

August, who was named first team all-Orange Empire Conference, led the OEC in blocks per set and hitting percentage.

August had 12 matches with double-digit kills, including recording 16 kills in an IVC sweep at Grossmont on Feb. 21. He also hit .565 in that match.

August also had a 15-kill, .737-hitting performance in an Irvine Valley sweep of San Diego Mesa at home on Mar. 2.

He hit .700 or higher in three matches in 2018, with a season-best .786 (12-1-14) in a sweep at Santiago Canyon on Mar. 16.

August helped Irvine Valley to a 16-6 overall record, 5-3 Orange Empire Conference mark and a trip to the semifinals of the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship.

Irvine Valley ended the year ranked No. 4 in the final California Community College Men's Volleyball Coaches Association State Poll, which was released last week.

During his freshman year in 2017, August averaged 3.00 kills and 1.36 blocks per set, while hitting .415. IVC had a record of 15-4 last season and made the playoffs.

August finishes his IVC career with 395 kills, 211 blocks and a .434 hitting percentage.

August, who stood out at San Clemente High, before coming to Irvine Valley, is headed to a Hawaii program that had a record of 19-8 this season.

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