Award recap: Finalists for 2019 College Men’s Volleyball National Awards

Off the Block on Sunday unveiled the finalists for 10 of the NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball national awards that it annually presents. Check out all the awards and the players selected as finalists.

The award winners will be announced on Friday as part of Off the Block’s College Men’s Volleyball National Awards Presentation.

LLOY BALL AWARD
The Lloy Ball Award is given to the nation’s best setter in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. The annual award is named after the former U.S. Olympic gold medalist and IPFW All-American setter Lloy Ball and is selected by a nationwide voting committee of college men’s volleyball coaches and media members.
2019 finalists: Micah Ma’a, UCLA; Josh Tuaniga, Long Beach State; Joe Worsley, Hawai’i
For the news release about this award’s finalists, click here

BRYAN IVIE AWARD
The Bryan Ivie Award is given to the nation’s best opposite in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. The annual award is named after the former U.S. Olympian and USC All-American opposite Bryan Ivie and is selected by a nationwide voting committee of college men’s volleyball coaches and media members.
2019 finalists: Kyle Ensing, Long Beach State; Gabi Garcia Fernandez, BYU; Angelos Mandilaris; Rado Parapunov, Hawai’i
For the news release about this award’s finalists, click here

KARCH KIRALY AWARD
The Karch Kiraly Award is given to the nation’s best outside attacker in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. The annual award is named after the former U.S. Olympic gold medalist and UCLA All-American outside attacker and is selected by a nationwide voting committee of college men’s volleyball coaches and media members.
2019 finalists: TJ DeFalco, Long Beach State; Stijn van Tilburg, Hawai’i; David Wieczorek, Pepperdine
For the news release about this award’s finalists, click here

RYAN MILLAR AWARD
The Ryan Millar Award is given to the nation’s best middle attacker in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. The annual award is named after former BYU All-American and U.S. Olympian Ryan Millar and is selected by a nationwide voting committee of college men’s volleyball coaches and media members.
2019 finalists: Patrick Gasman, Hawai’i; Daenan Gyimah, UCLA; Tyler Mitchem, Lewis
For the news release about this award’s finalists, click here

ERIK SHOJI AWARD
The Erik Shoji Award is given to the nation’s best libero in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. The annual award is named after the current U.S. starting libero and former Stanford All-American libero Erik Shoji and is selected by a nationwide voting committee of college men’s volleyball coaches and media members.
2019 finalists: Hayden Boehle, UC Santa Barbara; David Parker, UC Irvine; Gage Worsley, Hawai’i
For the news release about this award’s finalists, click here

DIVISION II NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
The Division II National Player of the year is given to the nation’s best player on a NCAA Division II men’s volleyball team during the regular season. A nationwide voting committee of coaches and media members select the winner of the award.
2019 finalists: Evan Cory, Lincoln Memorial; Angelos Mandilaris, Barton; Matt Yoshimoto, Lewis
For the news release about this award’s finalists, click here

INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
The International Player of the Year is presented to the best non-U.S. born player in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. The award is selected by a nationwide voting committee of college men’s volleyball coaches and media members.
2019 finalists: Daenan Gyimah, UCLA; Rado Parapunov, Hawai’i; Stijn van Tilburg
For the news release about this award’s finalists, click here

DAIN BLANTON DIVERSITY AWARD
The Dain Blanton Diversity Award recognizes the top NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball player during the regular season of a minority ethnicity. The annual national award is after former Pepperdine outside attacker and Olympic gold medalist Dain Blanton and is determined by a nationwide voting committee of college men’s volleyball coaches and media members.
2019 finalists: Daenan Gyimah, UCLA; Tyler Mitchem, Lewis; Josh Tuaniga, Long Beach State
For the news release about this award’s finalists, click here

NATIONAL BLOCKER OF THE YEAR
The 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. This was the first national award organized by Off the Block and each year is selected by a nationwide voting committee of college men’s volleyball coaches and media members.
2019 finalists: Pedro Carvalho, Lincoln Memorial; Patrick Gasman, Hawai’i; Scott Stadick, UC Irvine
For the news release about this award’s finalists, click here

NATIONAL SERVER OF THE YEAR
The National Server of the Year recognizes the top individual serving performance from a NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball player during the regular season. The annual award is selected by a nationwide voting committee of college men’s volleyball coaches and media members.
2019 finalists: Dimitar Kalchev, CSUN; Micah Ma’a, UCLA; Matt Yoshimoto, Lewis
For the news release about this award’s finalists, click here