July 25, 1991 |
Scott Fortune of the U.S. national volleyball team will be honored at the World League Final Four Championship this weekend in Milan, Italy, for leading the World League in digs and receptions per game. Fortune is from Laguna Beach. Bryan Ivie of Manhattan Beach, the two-time NCAA player of the year from USC, finished third in aces per game.
December 14, 1991
Scott Fortune, a former standout at Laguna Beach High School and Stanford, has been named the most valuable player of the U.S. national volleyball team. Fortune, a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic gold-medal team, also was named the top volleyball player of the year by the U.S. Olympic Committee. Mark Arnold, a former Costa Mesa High and Pepperdine player, was the recipient of the team's coach's award for the second time in three years.
April 20, 1989 |
In a battle between the top two volleyball teams in the nation, No. 2-ranked Stanford easily defeated top-ranked UCLA, 15-7, 15-10, 15-6, Wednesday night before 1,600 fans at Pauley Pavilion. With the victory, the Cardinal, 20-5 overall, closed within a half-game of the Bruins in the Western Intercollegiate Volleyball Assn. with a 15-3 record. UCLA fell to 16-3 in the league and 26-5 overall. Last week, the Bruins defeated the Cardinal at Palo Alto, getting off to a fast start.
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October 9, 1988 |
It happened in an instant. Scott Fortune smacked the ball to the floor to touch off a jumping and arm-waving celebration by the U.S. volleyball team while my wife and I watched with other parents in the Seoul gymnasium. That final point in the match with the Soivet Union meant another Olympic Games gold medal for the United States, and it brought Scott, our son, a greater measure of fame than he has known before. "Ladies and gentlemen.
July 3, 1992 |
In only four years, Scott Fortune's Olympic moments made a drastic change. He helped run statistic sheets at the 1984 Summer Games in Long Beach, watching as Steve Timmons and Karch Kiraly led the U.S. volleyball team to its first gold medal. In 1988, he was a role player on the U.S. gold-medal team, pounding the final kill in the championship match against the Soviet Union. "I figured there was no way I would do it in 1988," said Fortune, 26.
May 7, 1989 |
The NCAA men's volleyball championship game played out to a familiar scenario at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion Saturday night. As it had done in six previous Final Four appearances at Pauley, UCLA won the national title, this time by defeating Stanford, 15-1, 15-13, 4-15, 15-12, before a crowd of 7,244. "I expected us to do this," UCLA Coach Al Scates said. "But I didn't expect Stanford to be that good." It was the 13th national title for UCLA, which won its last championship in 1987.