U.S. reveals final roster for World Championship qualification tournament

The U.S. roster is set for the tournament that will determine if the country qualifies for the 2015 FIVB Men’s Junior World Championship.

USA Volleyball announced its 12-player roster that includes two Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshman All-American Team selections for the upcoming NORCECA Men’s U-21 Continental Championship.
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Off the Block to release first NCAA rally scoring era record book

The question of what college men’s volleyball player had the best single-season and career statistically during the rally scoring era will finally be answered.

In an effort to preserve the sport’s history, Off the Block starting next week will release the nation’s first compiled rally scoring era record book for NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball.

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Harvard signs multiple top 50 recruits for upcoming season

A high school All-American and multiple Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selections highlights Harvard’s newest recruiting class.

Harvard announced on Tuesday that recent high school graduates Brad Gretsch, Marko Kostich, Jack Heavey and Riley Moore have all signed letters of national intent to play for the Crimson beginning next season.
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U.S. releases pairs for upcoming Beach Volleyball World Championships

Four current college men’s volleyball players will represented the United States at the biggest international junior beach volleyball tournament of the year.

USA Volleyball announced Tuesday that the two beach volleyball pairs of UCLA outside attacker Jackson Bantle and Harvard outside attacker attacker Branden Clemens along with UCLA setter Hagen Smith and USC outside attacker Christopher Orenic will compete at the upcoming FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships.
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The Young and the Champions: Youthful U.S. team wins FIVB World League title

USC setter Micah Christenson will be returning to campus with a gold medal.

Christenson had a match-high two aces and guided the United States offense as it defeated Brazil 31-29, 21-25, 25-20, 25-23 on Sunday in Florence, Italy to win the nation’s first FIVB World League championship in six years.

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FIVB World League championship match to follow: United States vs. Brazil

When John Speraw was first introduced as the U.S. Men’s National Team head coach one year ago he said in his opening news conference the team would get younger and he would use the FIVB World League to experiment with his roster.

The youth movement and all the roster experiments have now paid off to the United States being one win away from a FIVB World League gold medal.

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