Since 2013, the BYU men's volleyball team has been to the Final Four five times and the national title match three times.
And after beating Ohio State in the season opener, the Cougars are ready to make 2019 another run to the Final Four.
Here are four facts about this season's team you might not know.
The BYU men’s volleyball team has a winning record against all of its 2019 opponents except for Pepperdine, who leads BYU in the overall series, 32-31.
Talent from all over the world
When it comes to the BYU men’s volleyball team, the world is their campus.
There are four players from outside the United States, including hailing from Brazil, Puerto Rico, Italy and Finland.
There are more players from the state of California (6) than any other. Two players are from Utah, and only one, senior Taylor Richards, is from Utah County.
Speaking of Richards, he is the only senior on this year’s team. In fact, 63.2 percent of this year’s team is underclassmen. Six of the players are in the program for the first time this season.
Olmstead for the win
BYU head coach Shawn Olmstead has won 82.4 percent of his matches as the head coach of the Cougars. Olmstead played volleyball at BYU and was a part of the national championship teams in 2001 and 2004.