A national award will be introduced during the upcoming season to recognize the best setter in college men’s volleyball.
Off the Block announced Friday that beginning in the 2014 season it will present the National Setter of the Year award to the top NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball setter during the regular season.
There are several volleyball organizations that give out national end-of-year awards each season ranging from All-American Teams to the National Player of the Year. However, the National Setter of the Year will be the first national position-based award in college men’s volleyball.
In an effort to honor and tie-in the history of NCAA volleyball to this new award, the National Setter of the Year award will be renamed after a former standout setter in annals of college men’s volleyball.
Off the Block has consulted with numerous prominent members of the volleyball community to determine what former setter in the sport’s history is most deserving to have this award named after him. In addition, Off the Block intends to release who the National Setter of the Year will be named after in the upcoming weeks.
The inaugural National Setter of the Year award will be voted upon at the end of the 2014 regular season by a nationwide committee comprised of coaches and media members.
The top-three vote-getters will be named finalists for the award, while the player receiving the most votes will be the inaugural winner of the National Setter of the Year.
This is one of three new national awards that Off the Block will sponsor for the upcoming season. The college men’s volleyball website announced earlier this week that it will present a Freshmen All-American Team and a National Freshman of the Week during the 2014 season.
Off the Block is a website that started in January 2011 and has become among the national leaders in college men’s volleyball coverage.