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MLK Invite

Congrats to UC San Diego-A for winning the MLK Invite

Congrats to Arizona State-A for winning the MLK Invite

MLK Blenders Eyewear All-Tournament Team Players

Men's Blenders Eyewear All-Tournament Team - Men's Gold Bracket

  • (1st) Braxton B., Arizona State-A, OH, #19
  • (1st)  Jaden RollinsArizona State - A, Middle Blocker, #23
  • (2nd) Wesley WangUC San Diego - A, Setter, #7
  • (2nd) Lance MurerUC San Diego - A, Libero #1
  • (3rd)  Bradley CrotwellU of Oregon, Setter, #44
  • (4th)  Matthew PennalaUSC - A, Outside Hitter, #15


Women's Blenders Eyewear All-Tournament Team - Women's Gold Bracket

  • (1st)  Emma ChoiUC San Diego - A, Libero, #1
  • (1st)  Rachael RobinsonUC San Diego - A, Setter, #4
  • (2nd) Kayla WuAzusa Pacific University, Libero, #10
  • (2nd) Miku RamirezAzusa Pacific University, Setter #13
  • (3rd)  Tiffany CheungUC Riverside, Outside Hitter, #7
  • (3rd)  Frances CamandangUC Riverside, Libero, #10

This list was last updated 1/21/20 at 8:02 pm

MLK Invite 2020 Finish


1st: ASU-A

2nd: UCSD-A

3rd: Oregon & USC-A

5th: UVU-A

6th: UCSB-A

7th: UCLA & SDSU

9th: USC-B

10th: UCI

11th: UCR & UCSD-B

13th: UCSB-B

14th: CSULB

15th: CSUSM & ASU-B

17th: OSU

18th: ASU-B

19th: APU & Claremont



1st: UCSD-A

2nd: APU

3rd: UCR

4th: SDSU-B

5th: UCI

6th: UCSD-B

7th: SDSU-A

8th: CSUF

9th: MSMU

This list was last updated 1/21/20 at 10:59 pm

MLK Invite Information

Location: WAVE Volleyball Club 1555 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014

Parking: Anyone attending the MLK Invite will need to park in the dirt lot across from the volleyball facilities. Signs will be present to help direct traffic.

Admission Fee: For a 1-day ticket it will cost $5.00, for a 2-day ticket it will cost $8.00. CASH ONLY. There is an ATM at the Hilton Hotel across the parking lot. 

Tournament Logistics: Day 1- Women's pools will start at 8 am. 4 Men's pools will start at 8 am and 2 pools will start at 2:30 pm. Day 2- All crossovers will begin at 8 am, playoffs will begin at 10 am with single elimination brackets. 

Chairs: Spectators can bring folding chairs. Limited seating will be available in each facility.

2021 Registration will go live in September of 2020

MLK Invite 2021 Registration

2020 MLK Invite Participants
  Paid Men's Team Women's Teams   Paid  
1 PAID UC San Diego - A APU   PAID 1
2 PAID UC San Diego - B SDSU - A   PAID 2
3 PAID U Southern California - A SDSU - B   PAID 3
4 PAID U Southern California - B UC San Diego - B   PAID 4
5 PAID Oregon State UC Riverside   PAID 5
6 PAID Utah Valley - A Cal State Fullerton - Blue   PAID 6
7 PAID Utah Valley - B Mount Saint Mary's   PAID 7
8 PAID U of Oregon UC San Diego - A   PAID 8
9 PAID Arizona State - A UC Irvine   PAID 9
10 PAID Arizona State - B       10

UC Los Angeles

12 PAID Cal State San Marcos       12
13 PAID UC Riverside        
14 PAID CSULB Wait List      
15 PAID Claremont Colleges        
16 PAID San Diego State-A        
17 PAID UC Santa Barbara-A        
18 PAID UC Santa Barbara-B        
19 PAID Azusa Pacific        
20 PAID UC Irvine        
    Wait List        

This list was last updated on 1/17/20 at 11:28 pm PST


MLK Invite Highlight Video

Use this link to view the results


MLK Invite 2019 Finish

1st: UC Santa Barbara - A

2nd: UC San Diego - A

3rd: University of Oregon & Arizona State

5th: University of Southern California - A

6th: Utah State University

7th: UC Los Angeles & Utah Valley University - A

9th: Northern Arizona University

10th: UC Santa Barbara - B

11th: UC Riverside

12th: UC San Diego - B

13: North Dakota State University

14: University of Southern California - B

Here is what teams are saying about their interest in the Inagurual MLK Invite


"Arizona State University Men's Volleyball Club is excited to participate in the MLK invite. Being a member of the SCCVL, it is important for us to support all events produced by our league and to bring with us the highest level of competition. These events are conducted at a professional level with the most important features front and center. Great competition and community building. We believe the MLK invite will be an excellent launch to the 2019 club season."

Scott Lucas - Arizona State University

"The fact that it falls over a 3-day weekend and a very important holiday is a plus, and should be tons of fun to be in California on a 3-day weekend with my teammates/friends." 

Spencer DePaso - Northern Arizona University

"North Dakota State University has chosen to participate in this tournament as a way to play against higher rated competitive teams to better prepare for the national tournament. We are attempting to be able to participate at the D1A level in a jump from the D1AA level. Also, it’s very cold in Fargo in January so it will be a nice get away from the cold!"

Robert Carmichael - NDSU


  • Location -  WAVE Volleyball Club - 15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
  • Tournament Cost & Deadline - $425 due by December 31, 2019.
  • Host Conference - Southern California Collegiate Volleyball League (SCCVL)
  • Tournament Director Name and Contact Information - Jimmy Lundgren -
  • Tournament Rules Statement
    • All NCVF Governance Rules will apply.
  • Tournament Seeding & Pool Play Assignments Statement
    • All tournament seeding will be determined by the NCVF Women’s & Men's Committee.
  • Tournament Officials
    • At least one certified official will be assigned to each match.
  • Team Selection Statement (Women only)
    • A-Team Priority - All A-teams are given priority up until 21 days before the start of the tournament (display date).  All B-teams will be placed onto a wait-list, in order of contact to the host school.  Should openings be available after 21 days prior to the tournament (display date), B-teams will be contacted, in order, of notification of entry to the event.
  • Team Withdrawal Statement
    • Teams may withdraw from the event if a request is made in writing at least 21 days before the tournament, by December 28, 2019.  Refund requests received after this time period will not be granted except by the NCVF Women’s Committee (acts of God, dangerous weather conditions, etc.).  The hosting conference must notify the NCVF Women's & Men's Committee of any school that withdraws less than 21 days before the tournament. Such teams may be subject to sanctions. The hosting conference is required to provide a full refund within 30 days of written withdrawal.
  • Hotel Information TBD