Hawaii men’s volleyball: Patrick Gasman named to NORCECA Championship Cup team

2019 April 20 SPT - Photo by Andrew Lee/Special to the Star-Advertiser. Hawaii's Patrick Gasman celebrated with fans after winning the Big West championship at the Stan Sheriff Center on April 20. / Photo by Andrew Lee, Special to the Star-Advertiser

Incoming senior Hawaii middle Patrick Gasman was selected to Team USA’s 14-player roster for the upcoming NORCECA Championship Cup.

The assistant coach is Spencer McLachlin (Punahou), current assistant at UCLA.
Gasman and Loyola setter Garrett Zolg are the only active college men’s volleyball players on the team.

Gasman was the 2019 Off the Block National Blocker of the Year and concluded the season second in the country averaging 1.42 blocks per game.

The NORCECA Championship Cup begins Aug. 22 at the U.S. Olympic/Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The U.S. will face Puerto Rico, Cuba and Canada in the pool-play stage of the tournament.

The full roster:
Setter: Garrett Zolg (Loyola)
Setter: Matt Yoshimoto (Lewis 2016-19)
Opposite: Ryan Moss (USC 2016-19)
Opposite: Michael Wexter (Pepperdine 2016-19)
Outside attacker: Corey Chavers (UC Santa Barbara 2016-19)
Outside attacker: Cody Kessel (Princeton 2012-15)
Outside attacker: Greg Petty (Lewis 2012-15)
Outside attacker: David Wieczorek (Pepperdine 2016-19)
Middle attacker: Nick Amado (Long Beach State 2016-19)
Middle attacker: Patrick Gasman (Hawaii)
Middle attacker: Matthew August (UC Irvine 2016, Irvine College 2017-18)
Middle attacker: Blake Leeson (Ohio State 2016-19)
Libero: Joshua Ayzenberg (Sacred Heart 2015-18)
Libero: JT Hatch (UCLA 2015-18)


  1. diamonds808 August 15, 2019 9:03 am

    Yay Congrats Patrick! Go USA!

  2. jm2375 August 15, 2019 9:14 am

    Go Pat! Go USA!

  3. VJFan August 15, 2019 10:34 am

    We are so happy for you Pat! Congratulations on being selected to Team USA’s roster for the
    NORCECA Championship Cup!

  4. turfwar August 15, 2019 11:37 am

    Much deserved! Congrats Pat.

  5. darkfire35 August 15, 2019 9:06 pm

    Go Gasman Go! USA! USA! USA! Well deserved!

  6. islandman August 18, 2019 7:28 am

    Good article in today’s paper on Westerberg and Hellvig.
    “I was in Target the other day and someone asked to take a picture with me,” Westerberg said. “They already knew who I was.”

  7. Cindy Luis August 18, 2019 3:27 pm

    6. thanks. they are both very well-spoken.

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