Off the Block Top of the Class Tournament: First Round voting

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Off the Block selected the top seniors in college men’s volleyball and seeded them into a bracket, and it is up to the fans to determine who should win the 2020 Top of the Class Tournament.

The Top of the Class Tournament is a bracket-style, five-round event pairing the best seniors from NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams against each other. The senior in each match-up who had the best college career as decided by the fans will advance to the next round.

The tournament begins with opening-round matches in the TJ DeFalco Region and Tom Bonynge Region. Online voting for these first-round matches will end at 10 p.m. (CST) Tuesday.

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Check out today’s ballots below.

TJ DeFalco Region (first-round matches)


George Huhmann, Princeton (2017-20)
Career stats: 1143 kills (3.10 kills per game), .319 attack percentage, 351 blocks (0.95 blocks per game), 255 digs, 118 aces
Achievements/Honors: 2019 AVCA All-American Honorable Mention, 2019 EIVA Player of the Year, 2018 All-American Honorable Mention, 2018 All-EIVA First-Team, 2017 EIVA Newcomer of the Year, 2017 All-EIVA First-Team

Ksawery Tomsia, CSUN (2018-20)
Career stats: 228 kills (2.62 kills per game), 34 aces, 101 digs (1.16 digs per game) 47 blocks (0.54 blocks per game)
Achievements/Honors: Ranked in top 10 in Big West with 3.07 kills per game average in 2018; had 14 matches with double-digit kills


Patrick Gasman, Hawai’i (2017-2020)
Career stats: 504 kills (1.56 pet game), .417 attack percentage, 389 blocks (1.20 blocks per game).
Achievements/Honors: 2019 All-Big West First-Team, 2019 National Blocker of the Year, 2019 AVCA All-American Second-Team, 2018 AVCA All-American Honorable Mention, 2018 All-Big West First-Team, 2017 All-MPSF Freshman Team

Reese Devilbiss, Ohio State (2017-20)
Career stats: 430 kills, 251 digs, 78 blocks
Achievements/Honors: 2017 NCAA champion


Raymond Barsemian, Concordia-Irvine (2018-20)
Career stats: 678 kills (3.49 kills per game), 53 aces, 124 blocks, 254 digs
Achievements/Honors: 2018 All-MPSF Second-Team

Roy McFarland, UC Santa Barbara (2017-20)
Career stats: 356 kills, 260 digs (1.37 digs per game), 62 blocks
Achievements/Honors: 15 career matches with double-digit kills, four matches with double-digit digs


Paul Bischoff, Stanford (2017-20)
Career stats: 2099 assists (9.67 assists per game), 339 digs, 124 blocks
Achievements/Honors: 2019 All-America Honorable Mention, 2019 All-MPSF Honorable Mention, 2017 All-MPSF Freshman Team

Henrik Falck Lauten, Penn State (2019-20)
Career stats: 357 kills, 207 digs (1.44 digs per game), 36 aces
Achievements/Honors: 2019 EIVA Newcomer of the Year, 2019 All-EIVA Second-Team, 2019 EIVA All-Tournament Team


Parker Dixon, Princeton (2017-20)
Career stats: 1050 kills (2.84 kills per game), 393 digs (1.06 digs per game), 221 blocks (0.60 digs per game)
Achievements/Honors: 2019 AVCA All-American Honorable Mention, 2019 All-EIVA First-Team, 2019 EIVA All-Tournament Team, 2017 All-EIVA Second-Team

Kyle Bugee, Lewis (2017-20)
Career stats: 468 kills (1.73 kills per game), 108 aces (0.40 aces per game), 335 digs (1.24 digs per game), 129 blocks (0.48 blocks per game)
Achievements/Honors: 2017 All-MIVA Freshman Team


Noah Dyer, Pepperdine (2017-20)
Career stats: 315 kills, 396 digs, 73 blocks
Achievements/Honors: 2017 All-MPSF Freshman Team

Colton Cowell, Hawai’i (2016-2020)
Career stats: 369 kills (1.84 kills per game), 48 aces, (0.24 aces per game).
Achievements/Honors: 2019 NCAA All-Tournament Team, Career high 19 kills against Loyola Chicago, on Jan. 18


Chase Howard, Harvard (2017-20)
Career stats: 501 digs (2.37 digs per game)
Achievements/Honors: Led the nation in 2018 with 3.75 digs per game; also finished No. 5 nationally in 2020 with 2.52 digs per game

Luke Braswell, Penn State (2017-20)
Career stats: 2413 assists, 345 digs, 117 blocks
Achievements/Honors: Career high 60 assists against Purdue Fort Wayne in 2018; No. 4 nationally in 2017 with 10.44 assists per game; led EIVA in assists per game both in his freshman and sophomore years


Richie Diedrich, Purdue Fort Wayne (2017-20)
Career stats: 503 kills, .317 attack percentage, 316 blocks (0.97 blocks per game)
Achievements/Honors: 2019 All-MIVA Second-Team

Ben Hamsho, North Greenville (2017-20)
Career stats: 630 kills, 80 aces, 116 digs, 0.76 blocks per game
Achievements/Honors: Led 2020 North Greenville in aces per game, blocks per game and attack percentage

Tom Bonynge Region (first-round matches)


Ryan Coenen, Lewis (2017-20)
Career stats: 1295 kills (3.5 kills per game), .300 attack percentage, 122 aces (0.33 aces per game), 516 digs (1.39 digs per game), 236 blocks (0.64 blocks per game)
Achievements/Honors: 2019 All-American Second-Team, 2019 All-MIVA First Team, 2018 All-American Second Team, 2018 All-MIVA First-Team, 2017 All-American Second Team, 2017 AVCA Newcomer of the Year, 2017 MIVA Co-Freshman of the Year, 2017 All-MIVA First Team, 2017 All-MIVA Freshman Team

Blake Reardon, Ball State (2017-20)
Career stats: 291 kills (2.43 kills per game), 124 digs (1.03 digs per game) 41 blocks (0.34 blocks per game)
Achievements/Honors: His 26 kills in a match versus Loyola on Feb. 22 tied for the most in a single match by a MIVA player


Angelos Mandilaris, Barton (2017-20)
Career stats: 1,360 kills (4.04 kills per game), 149 aces (0.44 aces per game), 204 blocks (0.61 blocks per game), 467 digs (1.39 digs per game)
Achievements/Honors: 2019 Division II National Player of the Year finalist, 2019 All-American Honorable Mention, 2019 ConfCarolinas Player of the Year, 2019 All-ConfCarolinas First-Team, 2019 ConfCarolinas All-Tournament Team, 2018 Division II National Player of the Year finalist, 2018 ConfCarolinas Offensive Player of the Year, 2018 All-ConfCarolinas First-Team, 2017 ConfCarolinas Freshman of the Year, 2017 All-ConfCarolinas First-Team

Grady Yould, UC Santa Barbara (2017-20)
Career stats: 336 digs (1.67 digs per game)
Achievements/Honors: Third in Big West in 2018 and 2020 in terms in digs per game among liberos


Pedro Carvalho, Lincoln Memorial (2017-20)
Career stats: 596 kills, .381 attack percentage, 1.27 blocks per game
Achievements/Honors: 2019 National Blocker of the Year finalist, 2019 Off the Block All-Independent Team, 2019 IVA All-Tournament Team, 2018 National Blocker of the Year finalist, 2018 Off the Block All-Independent Team, 2017 Off the Block All-Independent Team

Shane Yeo, Mount Olive (2016-17, 2019-20)
Career stats: 1,155 assists (8.13 assists per game), 163 digs, 54 digs
Achievements/Honors: 2019 All-ConfCarolinas Third-Team


Michael Fisher, Saint Francis (2017, 2019-20)
Career stats: 941 kills (3.92 kills per game), 290 digs (1.21 digs per game), 76 aces, 97 blocks
Achievements/Honors: 2019 All-EIVA First-Team, 2017 All-EIVA Second-Team, 2017 Off the Block Freshman All-American

Andrew Holman, Limestone (2019-20)
Career stats: 333 kills, 37 aces, 86 blocks, 151 digs, .312 attack percentage
Achievements/Honors: Started every match for Limestone in 2019; his .380 attack percentage ranked No. 4 in the conference in 2019


Keenan Sanders, UC Santa Barbara (2017-20)
Career stats: 716 kills (2.31 kills per game), .360 attack percentage, 229 blocks (0.74 blocks per game).
Achievements/Honors: 2017 Freshman All-American, 2017 MPSF All-Freshman Team, 2018 All-Big West Honorable Mention

Adriel Roberts, Charleston (2018-20)
Career stats: 348 kills, 221 blocks (0.98 blocks per game)
Achievements/Honors: Led the team in total blocks both his sophomore and junior years


Matthew Ctvrtlik, Harvard (2017-20)
Career stats: 2,228 assists (6.88 assists per game), 162 blocks (0.50 blocks per game), 554 digs (1.71 digs per game)
Achievements/Honors: 2018 All-EIVA Second-Team, 2019 All-EIVA First-Team

Don Thompson, Emmanuel (2017-20)
Career stats: 930 kills (2.68 kills per game), .315 attack percentage, 265 digs, 211 blocks
Achievements/Honors: 2019 All-ConfCarolinas Second-Team


Miki Jauhiainen, BYU (2017-20)
Career stats: 283 blocks, 196 kills, .382 attack percentage
Achievements/Honors: 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team, 2018 Elite 90 Award

Calvin Mende, Penn State (2017-20)
Career stats: 769 kills, 171 blocks, 36 aces
Achievements/Honors: 2019 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, 2018 All-EIVA First Team, 2018 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, 2017 AVCA All-American Honorable Mention, 2017 All-EIVA First-Team


Sam Schindler, Lindenwood (2017-20)
Career stats: .368 attack percentage, 109 aces (0.32 aces per game), 342 blocks (0.99 blocks per game)
Achievements/Honors: 2017 All-MIVA Freshman Team, 2017 All-MIVA Honorable Mention

Jordan Hoppe, Concordia-Irvine (2019-20)
Career stats: 251 kills, 20 aces, 118 digs, 234 blocks
Achievements/Honors: 2019 All-MPSF Honorable Mention

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