UCSD opposite Syftestad repeats as Division II National Player of Year

Opposite Tanner Syftestad has capped off his college career as a multiple-time recipient of the top individual award for a NCAA Division II men’s volleyball player.

Off the Block announced Tuesday that a nationwide voting committee for the second consecutive year selected the UC San Diego senior as the Division II National Player of the Year. Continue reading “UCSD opposite Syftestad repeats as Division II National Player of Year”

Long Beach State opposite Ensing wins 2018 Bryan Ivie Award

Add one of college men’s volleyball’s top national awards to go along with a conference championship and a trip to the NCAA Tournament to the list of accomplishment for Long Beach State opposite Kyle Ensing.

Off the Block announced Tuesday that a nationwide voting committee selected Ensing as the 2018 recipient of the Bryan Ivie Award. Continue reading “Long Beach State opposite Ensing wins 2018 Bryan Ivie Award”

Hawai’i tops strength of schedule rankings used for Selection Sunday

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The team with nation’s best strength of schedule will not be in the NCAA Tournament.

Hawai’i finished atop the latest strength of schedule rankings that the men’s volleyball committee used Sunday to determine the NCAA Tournament field, according to documents that the NCAA released on Monday. Continue reading “Hawai’i tops strength of schedule rankings used for Selection Sunday”

BYU’s Fernandez named Springbak/OTB National Freshman of Conference Postseason

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Opposite Gabi Garcia Fernandez after helping lead BYU to a MPSF championship is the recipient of a college men’s volleyball postseason national award.

Off the Block announced Monday that Fernandez was selected as the Springbak/Off the Block National Freshman of the Conference Postseason. Continue reading “BYU’s Fernandez named Springbak/OTB National Freshman of Conference Postseason”

Q&A with selection committee chairperson Oman about NCAA Tournament bracket, at-large bids

Off the Block conducted an interview with Janine Oman, NCAA men’s volleyball committee chairperson and Ohio State executive associate athletic director, after the seven-team NCAA Tournament bracket was unveiled on Sunday.

Among the highlights of the NCAA Tournament field included UC Irvine edging out Hawai’i for the final at-large bid and King traveling to Ohio State for the NCAA Tournament play-in match. Continue reading “Q&A with selection committee chairperson Oman about NCAA Tournament bracket, at-large bids”