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Welcome to GCU Men’s Club Volleyball

GCU Club Men’s Volleyball has continued to up its success level each of the past two years. The Lopes’ season consists of a preseason schedule in the fall, and a competitive season in the spring. The Lopes compete locally against community colleges, four-year universities and club programs. You will have the ability to compete in a combination of local tournaments and in-house competitions.

Travel Team

The GCU Club Men’s Volleyball Travel team provides students with an opportunity to get on the court, work on their skills and compete as part of a team. The GCU Club Men’s Volleyball season runs from August through April. Practices are held twice weekly in preparation for matches and tournaments. The GCU Club Men’s Volleyball program is part of the Mountain West Volleyball Conference, and plays matches against local competition like Arizona State, Arizona, Northern Arizona, Ottawa and Benedictine during the season. 

In 2018-19, the Lopes hosted the MWVC Conference Championships for the first time ever at the brand-new Canyon Activities Center on campus, and bested their top-5 finish at the 2017-18 MWVC Championships by reaching the title game this past March. During the 2017-18 season, the Lopes won the GCU Tournament and posted a top-5 finish at the MWVC Season Opener. 

The GCU Club Men’s Volleyball program has had one team in its first three years, but is looking to expand to create more opportunities for student involvement. These are exciting times and we look forward to the development of the program!

Academy Team

The GCU Club Men’s Volleyball academy program provides an opportunity for students to stay competitive in the game, meet new friends, and take pride in representing their university while focusing on earning a degree. We strive to provide a positive, energetic student experience and create memories that last a lifetime.

We are excited about the future of GCU Club Men’s Volleyball as we work toward postseason play and the opportunity to encourage development and camaraderie!

Pay your Men’s Club Volleyball dues here.

GCU Club Men’s Volleyball Schedules

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Day Date   Opponent/Details Location Time Score
Saturday 10/19/2019 GCU Round Robin Tournament Lopes Performance Center 8:00 AM TBA
vs Ottawa University
Saturday 10/19/2019 GCU Round Robin Tournament Lopes Performance Center 8:45 AM TBA
vs University of Arizona
Saturday 10/19/2019 GCU Round Robin Tournament Lopes Performance Center 10:15 AM TBA
Saturday 10/19/2019 GCU Round Robin Tournament Lopes Performance Center 11:00 AM TBA
vs Arizona State University
Saturday 10/19/2019 GCU Round Robin Tournament Lopes Performance Center 12:30 PM TBA
vs Benedictine University

GCU Men's Club Volleyball Roster

  • Jacob Aguilar
  • Dillon Bramlett
  • Nicho Calles
  • Jesse Crivello
  • Hunter Egeland
  • Patrick Faloona
  • Brendan Fleming
  • Tyler Freed
  • Gavin Galimba
  • Ryan Iskandar
  • Jordan Kerkvliet
  • Aaron Lyons
  • Kamsi Okonkwo
  • Brendan Quinn
  • Nikolas Zeiner
  • Dan Laskowski
  • Duncan Clark

GCU Club Men's Volleyball Coaching Staff

Trent Bruns

Head Coach
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Trent Bruns begins his first year at the helm of the Grand Canyon University Men’s Club Volleyball program, but he’s no stranger to volleyball at Grand Canyon. 

A southern California native, Bruns has been at GCU for a full decade now – first as a player, then as a coach and GCU employee.  After spending his youth starring for Balboa Bay Club Volleyball in Costa Mesa, California (winning a gold, two silver and a bronze medal at the Junior Olympics), Bruns made the trip down Interstate 10 to continue his playing career for the Lopes in 2009.   Bruns was the heart of the Lopes’ backline for four years, earning 1st Team All-MIVA honors twice and a 2nd Team All-MIVA selection in the process.  Bruns was also named the MIVA Defensive Player of the Week several times during his four years, and culminated his athletic and academic career by earning the Roland L. Beck Scholar Athlete of the Year from GCU in 2013. 

After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from GCU in 2014, Bruns moved to the coaching side as a graduate assistant coach for the Lopes for two seasons.  Bruns now works in Student Services at GCU after earning his Master of Science degree in leadership.  He’s also paved the way for skateboarding enthusiasts at GCU as the skateboard director at the school, and even created the Arizona Skateboard League.