Recap of 2015 college men’s volleyball national awards

Off the Block earlier this week unveiled the 2015 winners for several of the nation’s top college men’s volleyball award.

Check out this recap of the college men’s volleyball national award presented by Off the Block and determined by a nationwide voting committee of coaches and media members.


LLOY BALL AWARD
USC setter Micah Christenson and Pepperdine setter Matt West finished the voting in a tie to be named the co-winners of the 2015 Lloy Ball Award. This is the first time that any national award presented by Off the Block has ended in a tie. To read more about the 2015 Lloy Ball Award, click here.

KARCH KIRALY AWARD
Penn State outside attacker Aaron Russell was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Karch Kiraly Award. The All-American senior finished the regular season second in the nation with a 4.63 kills per game average to earn the award for the nation’s top outside attacker. To read more about the 2015 Karch Kiraly Award, click here.

BRYAN IVIE AWARD
Pepperdine opposite Parker Kalmbach received almost half of the first-place votes to be named the inaugural winner of the Bryan Ivie Award. Kalmbach led the MPSF with a 4.11 kills per game average to earn the national award presented to the best opposite in college men’s volleyball. To read more about the 2015 Bryan Ivie Award, click here.

NATIONAL BLOCKER OF YEAR
Lewis middle attacker Bobby Walsh became the first MIVA player to win the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Blocker of the Year. Walsh won the annual college men’s volleyball national award after ending the regular season with a nation-best 1.55 blocks per game average. To read more about the 2015 Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Blocker of the Year, click here.

NATIONAL SERVER OF THE YEAR
Loyola outside attacker Thomas Jaeschke beat-out the runner-up Penn State outside attacker Aaron Russell by one vote to be named the 2015 Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Server of the Year. Jaeschke was second in the nation with a 0.57 aces per game average to become the third consecutive Loyola player to win the national award. To read more about the 2015 Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Server of the Year, click here.