FAIRFAX, Va. - With National Signing Day in the rear view mirror, George Mason men's volleyball coach Jay Hosack announces three new members to the program to get the recruiting class started .
John "Trey" Harris (Norfolk, Va.), Trevor Kennan (Redington Beach, Fla.) and Zach Talamoa (Fairfax, Va.) signed their National Letters of Intent this week. Each player will be graduating high school in the spring of 2018 and will be eligible to contribute beginning in the 2018-19 Mason academic year.
"This group of guys possess all around volleyball skills that will help increase the level of play in our practices," Hosack said. "Each of them bring something different to the table, allowing us to focus on honing, rather than reinventing the wheel. We look forward to having them as members of the Patriot Family!"
See below for more information regarding each signee.
Trey Harris | 6-5, 178 lbs. | RS | Norfolk, Va.
Harris earned five varsity letters playing volleyball for Norfolk Christian High School. While there, he was named First-Team All-Conference his junior and senior year in the prestigious Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools (TCIS). Already possessing good size and being a formidable threat on the attack, Harris' personal high for kills he recorded in one match was 32. A native of Norfolk, Va., Harris has not yet decided on what he will major in while attending George Mason.
Coach Hosack on Harris: "Trey is a physical player, and will only get bigger and better over his time here. We look at him as a two-pin player, with potential to play either on the outside, or the opposite position. He has not gotten close to his ceiling yet, which is exciting for our program, and his future."
Trevor Kennan | 6-2, 165 lbs. | L | Redington Beach, Fla.
Kennan's adolescent volleyball experience comes from club and beach volleyball. His accolades include 2017 AAU Boys Junior National Volleyball Championship All-American, 2x "King of the Beach" winner (2014, 2016), 2x AAU National Champion (2014, 2016), an alternate for the 2017 USA Youth National Team and is a 2-year Team Florida participant. A native of Redington Beach, Fla., Kennan verbally committed to George Mason his junior year and is undecided on what he will major in.
Coach Hosack on Kennan: "Trevor is a tremendous libero, having very high ball control for a young athlete. His years on the beach have helped him hone his passing and defense skills, and that will definitely transfer over from the sand to the hardcourt. We look forward to having him be the "general" of our defense and serve receive corps for the future!"
Zach Talamoa | 5-11, 160 lbs. | S | Fairfax, Va.
Talamoa played six years of USAV Club Volleyball at Braddock Road Youth Club Boys Volleyball, located in nearby Burke, Va. While there, Talamoa helped guide the team to the program's first ever appearance at the USAV Boys Junior National Championship, and has qualified for each season he's been affiliated with the program. Talamoa is originally from Hawaii and moved to Northern Virginia at age 11. He intends on majoring in finance while attending George Mason.
Coach Hosack on Talamoa: "Zach is a multi-positional player. He can not only set at a high level, but also play libero, and even outside hitter if needed. His volleyball IQ is very high, and his vision of the game is only going to help him and us in the future. We look forward to seeing just how good he can be for us in any position."