U.S. can’t overcome Cuba in U19 NORCECA championship match

A tournament-best performance from opposite Jaylen Jasper was not enough for the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team to repeat as NORCECA champions.

Jasper had a team-high 15 kills as the United States lost to the host-nation Cuba 22-25, 25-21, 25-19, 23-25, 15-11 in the U19 NORCECA Continental Championship finals on Wednesday in Havana, Cuba. Continue reading

U.S. finalizes roster for upcoming U21 NORCECA Championship

Two Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-Americans highlight the players who made the final cut to represent the United States at an upcoming international tournament.

USA Volleyball announced Tuesday its 12-player roster for the U.S. Men’s Junior National Team that will compete at the U21 NORCECA Continental Championship in July. Continue reading

U.S. with another sweep, earns bye to U19 NORCECA semifinals

Middle attackers Sam Lewis and Kyler Presho were near flawless offensively to cap-off a perfect group-play stage for the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team.

Lewis and Presho each had a team-high seven kills and zero attack errors as the United States swept the Dominican Republic 25-16, 25-17, 25-21 on Sunday in Cuba to win the Group A title and earn a bye to the semifinals at the NORCECA U19 Continental Championship. Continue reading

New Paltz’s Woessner named Division III National Middle Attacker of Year

An All-American who led his team in offensive and defensive categories will earn one more national accolade to end a championship season.

Off the Block announced Friday that a nationwide voting committee selected SUNY New Paltz middle attacker Steven Woessner as the inaugural recipient of the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Division III National Middle Attacker of the Year. Continue reading

Carthage’s Shields named Division III National Opposite of Year

An opposite who helped lead his team to a conference championship and a NCAA Tournament appearance is the recipient of one of the newest college men’s volleyball awards.

Off the Block announced Thursday that a nationwide voting committee selected Carthage opposite Griffin Shields as the 2016 Off the Block/Springbak Division III National Opposite of the Year. Continue reading