And For Off the Block podcast: NCAA Tournament selection process simulation

Off the Block has launched a podcast to delve even deeper into the world college men’s volleyball. Check out this inaugural episode as Off the Block editor Vinnie Lopes is joined by associate editor Jonathan Bates and Honolulu Star-Advertiser reporter Cindy Luis to conduct a simulation of Selection Sunday for the Division I-II men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament. Continue reading “And For Off the Block podcast: NCAA Tournament selection process simulation”

Lewis setter Yoshimoto named 2019 MIVA Player of the Year

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Senior setter Matt Yoshimoto in the final weeks of his college career added to resume an accomplishment that no Lewis player had achieved in 10 years.

Yoshimoto was selected on Thursday as the 2019 MIVA Player of the Year by a voting committee of conference head coaches. Continue reading “Lewis setter Yoshimoto named 2019 MIVA Player of the Year”

Lincoln Memorial opposite Cory named 2019 Independent Teams Player of Year

There was no doubt this year who was the top player among the NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball independent teams.

Off the Block announced Thursday that a nationwide voting committee unanimously selected Lincoln Memorial opposite Evan Cory as the 2019 Off the Block Independent Teams Player of the Year. Continue reading “Lincoln Memorial opposite Cory named 2019 Independent Teams Player of Year”

Coker setter Ravelo named 2019 Independent Teams Freshman of Year

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A freshman who helped lead the Coker offense this season is earning one of the top individual accolades for a player on a NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball independent team.

Off the Block announced Thursday that a nationwide voting committee selected Coker setter Brandon Ravelo as the 2019 Off the Block Independent Teams Freshman of the Year. Continue reading “Coker setter Ravelo named 2019 Independent Teams Freshman of Year”

Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria

The postseason is here and the bracketology picture is becoming to come more into focus.

Off the Block crunched the numbers using the same criteria as the selection committee to show how the top teams in the nation fare against each other in the race for the two at-large bids and NCAA Tournament positioning. Continue reading “Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria”