Hawaii men’s volleyball: Stijn van Tilburg UH’s BWC athlete of year

Lost in the hoopla of BYU was this
Former Warrior Stijn van Tilburg named the Hawaii’s Male Athlete of the Year for 2019 for the Big West. Female athlete is Petra Melounova from the Rainbow Wahine tennis team.
Each school picks a top male and female athlete. The 18 will be honored Thursday at the Anaheim Marriott Suites Hotel.
SVT was the Big West Conference Tournament MVP, leading the Rainbow Warriors to its first Big West Conference Tournament title and eventually to the NCAA National Championship match. He was just the second UH men’s volleyball player to earn all AVCA All-American first team honors three times. He graduated in May 2019 with a degree in Economics and was part of the winningest class in UH men’s volleyball program history. SVT is now playing professionally in Italy. After his pro career, his plans include getting his Master’s and becoming a Division I athletic director
Ohio State def. No. 8 Penn State 25-21, 25-20, 23-25, 25-19
No. 5 Lewis def. No. 13 Stanford 25-18, 22-25, 25-23, 25-23
No. 12 UCLA def. No. 6 UC San Diego 25-16, 23-25, 25-19, 25-21
No. 7 UC Irvine def. No. 10 Grand Canyon 20-25, 22-25, 25-13, 25-22, 15-9
No. 10 Grand Canyon def. Menlo 25-16, 25-20, 25-22
Ball State def. Sacred Heart 25-19, 25-15, 25-18
USC def. Lindenwood 25-22, 25-23, 14-25, 25-22


  1. vballfan March 8, 2020 8:24 pm

    Congratulations to Stijn van Tilburg. Terrific accomplishments at such a young age. Love his future goals. Best to you, Stijn, and thank you for all you did for university and Hawaii!

  2. Cindy Luis March 9, 2020 8:47 am

    new thread up with Monday poll

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