Men's Volleyball

    Lucas Yoder
    Lucas  Yoder


    San Clemente, CA

    High School:
    San Clemente

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 195



    No. 4 UCLA Men's Volleyball Downs USC

    Trojans now play road-and-home series against Cal Baptist.


    No. 8 USC Men's Volleyball Beats Concordia

    Tanner Jansen leads with 20 kills, 11 digs and 4 blocks on Senior Night.


    USC Men's Volleyball Sweeps UC San Diego In MPSF, Home Opener

    Alex Slaught had 14 kills to lead the Trojans

    CAREER: He has 673 kills (hitting . 285), 211 digs, 19 aces and 67 blocks in his career while appearing in 54 matches (starting 49) ...

    2017: The veteran Yoder, who hails from the First Family of USC volleyball, figures to start at outside hitter for his third season and could be in line for All-American honors as a senior in 2017 ...

    2016: He returned to form as a junior in 2016 while starting at outside hitter ... Overall in 2016 while appearing in 25 matches (starting 23), he had a team-high 273 kills while hitting .266, plus 96 digs (second on USC), 33 blocks (third on USC) and 6 aces ... He had double kills figures 15 times (including once with 20-plus), hit .500-plus twice and had 5-plus digs 9 times ... He made 2016 All-MPSF honorable mention ...

    2015: He got off to a slow start in fall practice following his highly-decorated 2014 sophomore season and ended up as a backup outside hitter as a sophomore in 2015 ... Overall in 2015 while appearing in 3 matches, he had 6 kills (hitting .125), 4 digs and 1 block ...

    2014: He started all 26 matches he played at outside hitter as just a freshman in 2014, his first year at USC ... Overall in 2014, he had a team-best 394 kills while hitting .303, plus he had 111 digs (fourth on USC), 13 aces (second on USC) and 33 blocks ... He was sixth nationally in kills (4.02, third in MPSF) and 13th in points (4.33, fifth in MPSF) ... He had double figures in kills 24 times in 2014, including 15 times with at least 15 kills (5 times with 20-plus) ... He hit .500 4 times and had 5-plus digs 12 times ... He was the 2014 Volleyball Magazine National Freshman of the Year, made the Off The Block Freshman All-American team (he was the only unanimous member) and was the MPSF Freshman of the Year (he also made the AVCA All-American honorable mention, All-MPSF second team and MPSF All-Freshman team) ... He was named the AVCA NCAA Division I-II National Player, MPSF Player and Off The Block National Freshman of the Week for his performance in the season opening victory at No. 7 Loyola-Chicago (16 kills, .609 hitting percentage), his first collegiate match ... He was the Off The Block National Freshman of the Week the following week for his 13 kills and .706 hitting percentage against UC San Diego ... He won his third Off The Block National Freshman of the Week honor when he had match highs of 15 kills versus Cal Baptist and a career-best 23 kills against BYU ... He was named the Off The Block Co-National Freshman of the Week for his home showing against Pacific (19 kills, .548 hitting percentage) and No. 10 Stanford (12 kills, .312 hitting percentage) ... He was named the Off The Block Co-National Freshman of the Week for his performance at No. 4 UC Santa Barbara (21 kills,.417 hitting perdcentage, 2 aces) and No. 7 UCLA (20 kills, .410 hitting percentage) ... He was named the Off The Block National Freshman of the Week, his national-best sixth such honor, for his performance versus Cal State Northridge (11 kills) and No. 2 Long Beach State (22 kills, 6 digs) ...

    HIGH SCHOOL: He made the 2013 Volleyball Magazine All-American second team, Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 list, All-CIF Division 1 first team, Orange County Register All-Orange County first team and All-South Coast League first team as a senior at San Clemente (Calif.) High despite missing part of the season with a head injury he suffered while skateboarding ... As a junior, he made the 2012 Orange County Register All-Orange County second team ...

    PERSONAL: In the summer of 2014, he trained with the USA Junior National Team and USA Pan Am Cup team ... He won a bronze medal at the 2013 FIVB U19 Beach World Championships in Portugal ... He was a member of the 2012 USA Youth National Training team, the 2011 USA Future Select A2 team and the 2010 USA Future Select team ... His 949 Volleyball Club team won a gold medal at the 2013 USA Junior National Championships (he was MVP of the 18 Open Gold Division All-Tournament team) and a bronze medal in 2012 after placing fifth in 2011 and winning a silver in 2010 ... He is one of 6 Yoders to play volleyball at USC and one of 8 Yoders to play collegiately ... He is the son of the late Dave Yoder, a 4-year starting outside hitter at USC who was a member of 3 NCAA runner-up teams (1985-86-87) and who earned All-American second team honors in 1987 before a brief pro career in Europe and on the beach ... His uncle, Bob, was a 1977 All-American who led the Trojans to the NCAA title that season and then as USC's head coach for eight seasons (1982-89) guided Troy to the 1988 NCAA championship ... His cousin, Erin, was a defensive specialist on the USC women's team (2009-12) ... His cousin, Paul, was a libero on the Trojan men's team (2011-14) ... His cousin, Jack, is a sophomore setter on the Trojan men's team ... His cousin, Cory, was a 2011 All-American outside hitter at UC Irvine and was a member of the Anteaters' 2009 NCAA champions ... His sister, Molly, was a libero at UC Irvine (2011-14) ... He is a planning, policy and development major at USC ... Birthdate is Feb. 19, 1996.

    2014 (Fr.)... 98 26 394 150 805 .303 27 13 45 31 111 2 31 9
    2015 (So.)... 6 3 6 4 16 .125 1 0 1 0 4 0 1 1
    2016 (Jr.)... 85 25 273 106 629 .266 10 6 23 26 96 3 30 5
    CAREER... 189 54 673 260 1450 .285 38 19 69 57 211 5 62 15

    Career single-match highs:  23 kills (BYU, 2014), 11 digs (Hawaii, 2016), 4 blocks (Hawaii, 2014, Long Beach State, Cal State Northridge and Cal Baptist, 2016)