Conference tournament semifinal matches to follow tonight

Four matches tonight will go a long way to determine the NCAA Tournament field as the conference tournament resume in the MPSF and EIVA.

Pepperdine and Stanford in a match-up between two of the top-five ranked teams in the nation highlight the slate of conference tournament semifinal matches. In addition, out in the East Coast it will be an All-Ivy League battle in the EIVA Tournament semifinals as Princeton and Harvard play each other.

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Conference tournament semifinal matches to follow tonight

The postseason spotlight is shining on the Midwest tonight as the MIVA Tournament continues.

No. 1 Loyola and IPFW will play each other in the conference tournament semifinals with the Mastodons eyeing to pull off one of its biggest upsets in program history. In addition, Lewis in the other semifinal will play its rival Ball State and try to make its case for a possible at-large bid. Continue reading

Pacific’s Carmody wins Springbak, Inc. National Blocker of the Year

A nationwide voting committee selected Pacific middle attacker Tommy Carmody as the 2014 recipient of the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Blocker of the Year.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Blocker of the Year is annually awarded to the NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball player with the best front-row defensive performance during the regular season.
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EIVA announces 2014 Player of the Year, all-conference teams

Penn State outside attacker Aaron Russell for the second consecutive year earned the conference’s top individual honor.

The EIVA announced Tuesday afternoon that Russell was selected as the 2014 Uvaldo Acosta Memorial EIVA Player of the Year.

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EIVA brackets can now be submitted for $50 perfect bracket challenge

The EIVA Tournament brackets can now be filled out for a chance to win $50 and $25 Starbucks gift cards.

Off the Block announced at the start of the postseason it would reward the $50 gift card to any participant of its annual bracket challenge who can successfully predict every match result from the four conference tournaments and the six-team NCAA Tournament.

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Q&A with Erskine coach Schmitt about upcoming NCAA Tournament

Erskine isn’t just satisfied with reaching the NCAA Tournament.

Coach Derek Schmitt said in an interview with Off the Block following his team winning the Conference Carolinas championship last week that despite Erskine being significant underdogs he feels the Fleet will be competitive in their upcoming NCAA Tournament match.

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