There is a strong global influence to NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball.
About 75 players from U.S. territories and foreign nations will be on the rosters for NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams during the upcoming season.
Off the Block conducted a recent analysis examining the hometowns for every player on an active roster of a NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball team.
Check out all the U.S. territories and international countries represented in college men’s volleyball by using the interactive map below.
Click on each volleyball icon to view the current college men’s volleyball players from that country. Top get a more in-depth view of an area, use the zoom function located on the bottom left corner of the map.
About 10 percent of players who will compete in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the 2018 season are from U.S. territories or foreign nations.
Off the Block at the end of the regular season will present the International Player of the Year to the best player from a U.S. territory or foreign country. This annual national award started last season and is selected by a nationwide voting committee of college coaches and media members.
Ohio State outside attacker Nicolas Szerszen of France was the inaugural recipient of the award last season. In addition, former NJIT opposite Jabarry Goodridge and Hawai’i opposite Stijn van Tilburg were named finalists and finished the top three of the voting.
The NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball season begins in January. There are 42 NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball programs throughout the United States with two more Division II schools adding the sport for the 2019 season.
[Editor’s note: A player’s hometown and country used for this analysis is the hometown and country listed on their school’s athletics department website.]