Off the Block selected the finalists, and now it is up to the fans to determine who should be the college men’s volleyball National Player of the Month.
The Off the Block/Frisco Mo National Player of the Month recognizes the best individual performances from NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball players during the month and gives volleyball fans from around the world the chance to determine who was the best player.
The National Player of the Month is a two-round tournament with the fans deciding the winner through online voting on the Off the Block website.
Finalists in the first round are placed into one of five ballots based on their position. The five winners on the position ballots will advance to the championship round, along with the runner-up who received the most votes.
The online poll for the first round is now open and closes at 10 p.m. (CST) Tuesday. The championship round will be a two-day voting event with the polls closing at 10 p.m. (CST) Thursday.
While there are several weekly awards in college men’s volleyball, this is the only monthly national award presented in the sport. It is also one of the two national awards determined solely by the fans.
Check out the finalists below and cast your vote for the National Player of the Month in February.
Sergio Carrillo, North Greenville — Carrillo finished the month second in the ConfCarolinas with a 10.29 assists per game average and had at least five blocks in three matches.
Griffin Fieseler, NJIT — Fieseler guided the Highlanders to more than a .350 attack percentage in five matches during the month and had at least five digs in four matches.
Quinn Isaacson, Ball State — Issacson guided the Ball State offense to more than a .300 attack percentage in four consecutive matches during February and leads the MIVA with a 10.76 assists per game average.
Ryan Serrano, McKendree — Serrano guided the McKendree offense to more than a .300 attack percentage in three matches during the month and had at least five digs in every February match.
Wil Stanley, BYU — Stanley led the BYU offense to more than a .300 attack percentage in six matches, including the team hitting more than .400 in two matches.
Cal Fisher, Penn State — Fisher had double-digit kills in six matches during February, including a season-high 17 kills while hitting .385 in a victory against George Mason on Friday.
Gabi Garcia Fernandez, BYU — Fernandez finished with double-digit kills in every match during the month and in two of those matches had zero attack errors and hit at least .800.
Rado Parapunov, Hawai’i — Parapunov had a 3.77 kills per game average and hit .402 in the team’s four February matches and had more than five blocks in two of those matches.
Tobi Azeez, Mount Olive — Azeez had double-digit kills in every match during February and had back-to-back matches last week with at least 20 kills while hitting .300.
Ryan Coenen, Lewis — Coenen had double-digit kills in every February match and two matches with at least 20 kills.
Camden Gianni, Grand Canyon — Gianni had more than 15 kills in three of Grand Canyon’s four matches during the month, including having a match-high 19 kills on a .567 attack percentage in an upset victory against BYU last week.
Vicente Ibarra, Purdue Fort Wayne — Ibarra ended the month averaging 4.18 kills per game on a .307 attack percentage and had back-to-back matches with more than 20 kills.
Adrian Iglesias, Barton — Iglesias had double-digit kills in every match during the month, including having 21 kills on a .607 attack percentage in a sweep against Belmont Abbey.
Sotiris Siapanis, Ohio State — Siapanis ended the month averaging 3.47 kills per game on a .352 attack percentage and had at least five digs in four matches.
Spencer Wickens, Pepperdine — Wikckens finished with double-digit kills in four matches during the month, including having 16 kills on a .344 attack percentage in a near upset against BYU.
Patrick Gasman, Hawai’i — Gasman finished the month with a .545 attack percentage and had six blocks in three consecutive matches.
Tyler Mitchem, Lewis — Mitchem had at least a .350 attack percentage in every February match and double-digit kills in two of those matches along with at least five blocks in three matches.
JP Payne, Queens — Payen had more than a .400 attack percentage in all but one of Queens’ matches during the month and had double-digit kills in two matches.
Luke Visgitis, Mount Olive — Visgitis had more than a .500 attack percentage in six matches and had at least five blocks in three matches.
Austin Wilmot, Pepperdine — Wilmont had a combined 14 blocks in a two-match series against Stanford and had at least a .400 attack percentage in three of Pepperdine’s final four matches of the month.
Noam Hannoun, Quincy — Hannoun had double-digit digs in four matches, including a season-high 15 digs against McKendree.
Timothy McIntosh, Sacred Heart — McIntosh ended the month with a 2.70 digs per game average, including having a season-high 18 digs in loss to Penn State.
Cole Paxson, USC — Paxson had double-digit digs in three matches during the month, including 12 digs in an upset victory against UCLA.
Michal Podgorzak, Limestone — Podgorzak finished with double-digit digs in every February match and had at least 20 digs in three of those matches.