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 continues today with the regional finals. Online voting for these first-round matches will end at 10 p.m. (CST) Sunday.
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Check out today’s ballots below.
Carlos Moreno Region Finals
Hayden Wagner, George Mason (2017-20)
Career stats: 754 kills (3.40 kills per game), 223 digs (1.00 digs per game), 125 blocks, 76 aces
Achievements/Honors: 2019 AVCA All-American Honorable Mention, 2019 All-EIVA First-Team, 2019 EIVA All-Tournament Team, 2019 AVCA All-American Honorable Mention, 2018 All-EIVA First-Team
Jackson Gilbert, North Greenville (Coker 2017; North Greenville 2018-20)
Career stats: 953 kills, 162 blocks, 114 aces, 322 digs
Achievements/Honors: 2019 All-ConfCarolinas Second-Team, 2018 All-ConfCarolinas Third-Team
Yuval Katz Region Finals
Rado Parapunov, Hawai’i (2017-2020)
Career stats: 986 kills (3.57 kills per game), .349 attack percentage, 91 aces (0.33 aces per game), 212 blocks (0.77 blocks per game).
Achievements/Honors: 2019 All-Big West First Team, AVCA All-American First-Team, 2019 Bryan Ivie Award Winner, 2019 International Player of the Year, 2018 All-Big West Honorable Mention, 2017 All-MPSF Freshman Team
Evan Cory, Lincoln Memorial (2017-20)
Career stats: 3.52 kills per game, .308 attack percentage, 0.44 aces per game, 1.65 digs per game, 0.79 blocks per game
Achievements/Honors: 2019 Division II National Player of the Year finalist, 2019 IVA Tournament MVP, 2019 Off the Block Independent Teams Player of the Year, 2019 Off the Block All-Independent Team, 2019 IVA Tournament All-Tournament Team, 2018 Off the Block All-Independent Team, 2017 Off the Block All-Independent Team
TJ DeFalco Region Finals
Noah Dyer, Pepperdine (2017-20)
Career stats: 315 kills, 396 digs, 73 blocks
Achievements/Honors: 2017 All-MPSF Freshman 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 Finals
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
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