For the 2020 NVA season, LA Blaze is excited to showcase its diverse, experienced roster, and they are looking to show the league what they can do.
In the outside hitter position, Blaze touts some good talent on its roster. They include Long Beach City College alum Andrew Pearson, Golden West College product Alvin Truong, and up-and-coming Puerto Rican star Wilson Martir.
In the middle, LA Blaze has picked up the high-flying Deshaun Graham, former Cal State Northridge star Greg Faulkner, Puerto Rican national team player Pedro Nieves, 6’10” strong-man Shane Welch, and Victor Villarreal.
On the right side, LA has Joseph Cuevas, who brings tremendous experience to the team with over seven years of professional volleyball experience. Joseph is backed up by Marques Buggs, who has had successful careers at Golden West College and Long Beach City, and Hope/LBCC standout Charles Belvin.
For non-hitters, LA Blaze is led by experienced setter Michael Vellutato. On the libero side of things, Blaze is helped by three very capable players; Maxwell Garris from UC Santa Cruz, Puerto Rican stud Ricardo Massanet, and the experienced, former OC Stunner, Jake Hurwitz.
The team will be led by Coach Edison Zhou, a former Chinese National Team Setter, and General Manager Cynthia Buggs, a Long Beach State alumni.