Hawai’i, Loyola starters make U.S. roster for NORCECA Championship Cup

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Two of the top players in college men’s volleyball will represent the United States at an upcoming international tournament.

USA Volleyball announced Wednesday that Loyola setter Garrett Zolg and Hawai’i middle attacker Patrick Gasman were selected to country’s 14-player roster for the upcoming NORCECA Championship Cup. Continue reading “Hawai’i, Loyola starters make U.S. roster for NORCECA Championship Cup”

Hawai’i outside makes U.S. roster for Pan American Games

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Hawai’i outside attacker Colton Cowell three months after standing out on the biggest college men’s volleyball stage will now represent the United States at an international event.

Cowell was among the 12 players selected to the U.S. roster for the Pan American Games men’s volleyball tournament that starts Tuesday in Peru. Continue reading “Hawai’i outside makes U.S. roster for Pan American Games”

Hawai’i recruits leads Brazil to bronze medal at U21 World Championship

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A Hawai’i incoming recruit delivered his best performance at the FIVB U21 World Championship to put Brazil on the medal podium.

Middle attacker Guilherme Voss Messias Dos Santos had a match-high seven blocks as Brazil swept Russia 25-21, 27-25, 25-12 in the bronze-medal match of the World Championship on Saturday in Bahrain. Continue reading “Hawai’i recruits leads Brazil to bronze medal at U21 World Championship”

Off the Block Fan Choice National Player of the Year: First Round voting

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Off the Block selected the top players in college men’s volleyball and seeded them into a bracket. Now it is up to the fans to determine who should win the Off the Block Fan Choice National Player of the Year.

The Off the Block Fan Choice National Player of the Year recognizes the best individual performances from NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball players during the season and gives volleyball fans from around the world the chance decide the winner through online voting. Continue reading “Off the Block Fan Choice National Player of the Year: First Round voting”

Award Recap: 2019 college men’s volleyball national, conference award winners

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The annual award season in college men’s volleyball has resulted in plenty of accolades for some of the nation’s top players and coaches.

Check out the individuals who won the 2019 college men’s volleyball national awards and conference award. Continue reading “Award Recap: 2019 college men’s volleyball national, conference award winners”

Hawai’i opposite Parapunov makes Bulgaria preliminary roster for Volleyball Nations League

Hawai’i opposite Rado Parapunov will go from playing in the NCAA Tournament finals to possibly playing in the world’s biggest international tournament.

Parapunov was selected to the Bulgarian Men’s National Team preliminary roster for the upcoming FIVB Volleyball Nations League. Continue reading “Hawai’i opposite Parapunov makes Bulgaria preliminary roster for Volleyball Nations League”

DeFalco’s swan song at Long Beach State just pure dominance

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Brendan Yu | Off the Block senior correspondent

In a finals match-up where only the thinnest of margins separated the No. 1 seed Hawai’i and the No. 2 seed Long Beach State, the slightest advantage may have made all the difference.

For the 49ers, it may have been the experience of having won it the year before. Perhaps it was the comfort of playing for the championship on the home floor. Continue reading “DeFalco’s swan song at Long Beach State just pure dominance”