Off the Block announces 2020 Top of the Class Tournament to recognize seniors

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It will be left to the fans to decide which current senior had the best college men’s volleyball career.

The 64-player field was unveiled Friday for the inaugural Off the Block Top of the Class Tournament with the tournament winner being decided through online voting on the Off the Block website. Continue reading “Off the Block announces 2020 Top of the Class Tournament to recognize seniors”

Off the Block unveils 2020 Preseason All-American Team

Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

A nationwide voting committee selected 20 players to the 2020 Off the Block Preseason All-American Team.

The annual Off the Block Preseason All-American Teams recognizes the NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball players projected to be the best in the nation during the upcoming season.

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Saint Francis in 2020 to play Pepperdine for first time

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Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

Saint Francis has fielded a varsity men’s volleyball program for over 35 seasons, and not once have they played the five-time national champion, Pepperdine Waves. That will no longer be the case as the Red Flash will travel to Malibu, California on Friday, March 6.

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Audio: Pepperdine coach previews U19 championship

Pepperdine coach David Hunt will be coaching the United States Boys Youth National Team at the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship in Tunisia next week. Listen to his with interview Off the Block Associate Editor, Jonathan Bates, as he touches on such topics as preparation for the tournament, his coaching staff, student-athletes taking the first week of school off, and the opportunity to coach incoming Pepperdine men’s volleyball players.