The Cougars finished the 2006 season with an overall record of 18-9 and tied for fourth in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) at 14-8. The team was ranked No. 1 for four consecutive weeks during the season and was No. 2 for a total of eight weeks. BYU finished the season ranked No. 7.
The Cougars’ season ended in the quarterfinals of the MPSF tournament, where they fell to Long Beach State in four games. The 49ers took games one and two, but BYU came alive in the third, winning 30-25, before falling in the fourth.
The American Volleyball Coaches Association named middle blocker Russell D. Holmes (’08) to the All-America Second Team. Holmes, from Fountain Valley, Calif., ranked sixth in the nation in hitting percentage (.456) and eighth in blocks per game (1.49). This is the 16th-consecutive season that a BYU men’s volleyball player has achieved All-American status.
Former BYU offensive lineman Lance Reynolds Jr. (’05) has signed a free-agent contract with the Seattle Seahawks. Recruited to BYU as a linebacker from Timpview High School in Provo, Reynolds moved to center during his sophomore season in 2003. The 6-foot-3, 293-pound center started the past two seasons for the Cougars. As a senior Reynolds was named the Cougars’ top offensive lineman, anchoring the nation’s seventh-ranked offense, which averaged 306.3 yards per game.