Sunday, 10 December 2023

NCAA Mens Volleyball

Stanford Signs Six – Stanford University Athletics

Kaumana Carreira

STANFORD, Calif. – ­­John Kosty, The Birkhofer Family Men’s Volleyball Head Coach, and his staff are pleased to announce the signing of six to National Letters of Intent on behalf of the men’s volleyball program.
“We are excited to welcome this group of six to the family,” said Kosty, who is now in his 18th season at the helm of the program. “We have continued to build a wonderful base for our immediate future. I want to thank all of the people involved in bringing this group to The Farm.”

Stanford’s incoming class of 2028 consists of Kaumana Carreira (Mission Viejo, Calif.), Ryan Gant (Newport Beach, Calif.), Evan Porter (Honolulu, Hawai’i), Kai Schmitt (San Clemente, Calif.), Reed Wainwright (Newport Beach, Calif.) and David Wolff (Wilmette, Ill.).


Kaumana Carreira • 6-8 • MB • Tesoro High School • Mission Viejo, Calif.

  • Plays club for Balboa Bay

    • Also played five years for A4 Volley

  • AAU Jr. Nationals 17 Gold Division Bronze (2022)
  • SoCal Cup Showcase All-Tournament Team (2022)
  • SoCal Cup Winter Formal 17 Open All-Tournament Team (2021)
  • All CIF Player of the Year (2022-2023)
  • First Team South Coast All-League (2022-2023)
  • First Team All-Orange County (2022-2023)
  • CIF Champions Division 2 (2022)
  • South Coast League MVP (2023)
  • South Coast League Champions (2023)
  • USA Boys U-19 World Championships in Argentina 4th Place (2023)
  • USA Boys U-19 National Team Pan-American Cup in Guatemala Gold (2022)
  • USA Volleyball Jr. Nationals 16s Gold Division (2021)

Kosty on Carreira: “Mana brings both size and athleticism to The Farm. With a strong work ethic and a natural ability, we are excited to see how he improves while wearing Cardinal and White. What stands out about Mana is his ability to be fiercely competitive, while still having a smile on his face. Mana’s teammates gravitate towards him, and we look forward to having him be a part of our culture.”

Ryan Gant

Ryan Gant • 6-5 • S • Corona del Mar High School • Newport Beach, Calif.

  • Has played for Rockstar Volleyball Club and 949 Volleyball Club
  • USA Volleyball U19 World Championship Training Team (2023)
  • USAV Nationals – Bronze (2018)
  • USAV Nationals – Gold (2021)
  • AAU Nationals – Bronze (2022)
  • CIF Div 1 runner-up (2023)

Kosty on Gant: “We are excited to welcome Ryan to the family. He brings height and a smooth release to the setter position. We are excited to see his ability to run the offense from a high point. Ryan has all the…

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