Arvis L. Greene Jr., the great-grandson of Rose Maye Arkwright & The late Bennie Arkwright, grandson of Shirley Arkwright Taylor & the late Tyrone Taylor, and the son of Michelle Taylor Greene & Arvis L. Greene Sr., is completing his 5th and final year at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and will be graduating in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. As a 6’7” Redshirt Junior, this will be his 5th year on scholarship playing on the CSUN Division 1 Men’s Volleyball Team in the position as Opposite.
Here are some of Arvis’ volleyball career highlights and achievements over the last four years.
He was named “CSUN Student Athlete of the Week” on three occasions: 3/23/16, 2/17/17, and 6/6/17; named “Off The Block National Offensive Player of the Night” three times during the 2017 season after an outstanding performance and leading his team to win against Stanford University (2/3/17), UCLA (2/15/17), and UC San Diego (3/1/17); and named “MPSF Player of the Week” after leading his team to a 3-2 upset win against UCLA (MPSF = Mountain Pacific Sport Federation).
He also made the “2017 MPSF All-Conference Second Team;” had a Career-High Game with 26 kills, hitting .615 to lead the No. 14 CSUN Matadors to a 3-0 upset over No. 7 Stanford University on 2/3/17; and his End of the 2017 Season Stats were: 359 kills, 13 aces, 74 digs, and 51 blocks.
Arvis was named “AVCA 2017 Honorable Mention All-American” on 5/1/17 becoming the 1st CSUN Matador since 2010 to garner All-American accolades and CSUN’s 23rd Men’s Volleyball All-American dating back to 1985 (AVCA = American Volleyball Coaches Association). He also made the Dean’s List with a 3.8 GPA for the Spring 2016 semester. He and 80 other CSUN student-athletes were honored at the Scholar-Athlete Honor Society Breakfast on 10/03/17. Overall, Arvis has been academically strong all 4 years receiving a 3.0 or higher GPA every semester.
This past Summer 2017, Arvis practiced and travelled with the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team (Team USA). He represented the United States at the “2017 Senior Pan Am Cup” in Quebec, Canada from July 25th to July 30th. Arvis also represented the United States and was one of the many college student athletes from all over the world to participate in the “29th Summer Universiade 2017” (which is like a mini Olympics) in Taipei City, Taiwan from August 19th to August 30th.
Arvis was named CSUN Men’s Volleyball Team Captain for the 2017- 2018 season. This is Arvis’ last year and season playing for the CSUN Men’s Volleyball Team. After graduation, Arvis would love to go pro and play professional volleyball overseas, as well as, train with Team USA and make the 2020 Olympic team. His backup plan is to go to the police academy and work in law enforcement, but we’re praying for the former and God’s will.
To learn more about the CSUN Men’s Volleyball Team, upcoming games and news, visit www.gomatadors.com, and to learn more about Arvis and to stay updated on what’s new, visit his website http:// arvisgreenevolleyball.tumblr.com.