Off the Block Top of the Class Tournament: Regional Semifinals 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 continues today with the regional semifinals. Online voting for these first-round matches will end at 10 p.m. (CST) Friday.

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Check out today’s ballots below.

Carlos Moreno Region Semifinals

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

Wil Stanley, BYU (2017-20)
Career stats: 1302 assists, 41 aces, 205 digs, and 80 blocks
Achievements/Honors: BYU ranked No. 2 in the nation in hitting percentage in 2020, while Stanley ranked No. 3 in assists per game this season


Oscar Fiorentino, Barton (2018-20)
Career stats: 2,534 assists (10.39 assists per game), 340 digs, 77 blocks
Achievements/Honors: 2019 All-ConfCarolinas 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 Semifinals

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

Luca Berger, NJIT (Coker: 2017, NJIT 2018-20)
Career stats: While at NJIT, 310 kills, .398 attack percentage, 258 blocks (1.21 blocks per game), 134 kills and 69 blocks in one year at Coker College
Achievements/Honors: 2019 All-EIVA First-Team, 2018 All-EIVA First-Team, 2017 All-IVA Tournament team while playing for Coker

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

Randy DeWeese, UC Santa Barbara (2017-20)
Career stats: 326 kills, .341 attack percentage, 89 aces, 382 digs (1.29 digs per game), 193 blocks (0.65 blocks per game)
Achievements/Honors: Two-time Big West Player of the Week in 2020; led 2020 UC Santa Barbara team in aces per game and kills per game.

TJ DeFalco Region Semifinals

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

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

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

Tom Bonynge Region Semifinals

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

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

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

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

10 Replies to “Off the Block Top of the Class Tournament: Regional Semifinals voting”

  1. Hi!

    The site with no longer let me vote each hour. Every time I try to vote it says that I’ve already been counted! What do I do??

      1. Did you find any thing out about why that would be happening. Having the same problem occasionally.

        1. Can you try one of three things — restarting your computer, clearing your web history or close out of your internet browser and re-opening it

        1. Thanks for letting me know. We use a third party app for these polls and to restrict voting per computer IP to once per hour. Unfortunately, my hands are a little tied but I’ll reach out to the app to see what we can do.

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