Stat Breakdown: Long Beach’s DeFalco, Ensing, Tuaniga in NCAA Tournament

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Four years at Long Beach State and four NCAA Tournament appearances.

Long Beach State’s three senior First-Team All-Americans — outside attacker TJ DeFalco, opposite Kyle Ensing and setter Josh Tuaniga — have helped the team reach a program-record four consecutive NCAA Tournament’s. In addition, the trio will be playing in their seventh NCAA Tournament match as the defending NCAA champions face Hawai’i in the finals on Saturday. Continue reading “Stat Breakdown: Long Beach’s DeFalco, Ensing, Tuaniga in NCAA Tournament”

Hawai’i setter Worsley wins 2019 Lloy Ball Award

Hawai’i setter Joe Worsley is officially the top setter in the country.

Off the Block announced Friday that a nationwide voting committee selected Worsley as the recipient of the 2019 Lloy Ball Award.

The Lloy Ball Award, which is named after the former Purdue Fort Wayne All-American and U.S. Olympian setter, is presented to the nation’s best setter in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. Continue reading “Hawai’i setter Worsley wins 2019 Lloy Ball Award”

Four finalists announced for 2019 Bryan Ivie Award

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A nationwide voting committee selected four players as finalists for the nation’s top award to an opposite.

Off the Block announced Sunday that Long Beach State’s Kyle Ensing, BYU’s Gabi Garcia Fernandez, Barton’s Angelos Mandilaris and Hawai’i’s Rado Parapunov were named finalists for the 2019 Bryan Ivie Award. Continue reading “Four finalists announced for 2019 Bryan Ivie Award”

Hawai’i, Long Beach, UCLA setters named Lloy Ball Award finalists

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A nationwide voting committee selected UCLA setter Micah Ma’a, Long Beach State setter Josh Tuaniga and Hawai’i setter Joe Worsley as finalists for the annual Lloy Ball Award.

The Lloy Ball Award, which is named after the former Purdue Fort Wayne All-American and U.S. Olympian setter, is presented to the nation’s best setter in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. Continue reading “Hawai’i, Long Beach, UCLA setters named Lloy Ball Award finalists”

CSUN, Lewis, UCLA players named finalists for 2019 National Server of Year

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A nationwide voting committee selected CSUN outside attacker Dimitar Kalchev, UCLA setter Micah Ma’a and Lewis setter Matt Yoshimoto as finalists for the Off the Block National Server of the Year.

The Off the Block National Server of the Year is an annual award that recognizes the top individual serving performance from a NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball player during the regular season. Continue reading “CSUN, Lewis, UCLA players named finalists for 2019 National Server of Year”