State of the Game: Q&A with AVCA executive director DeBoer

With the school year starting and the second half of the college men’s volleyball off-season here, Off the Block in a new series is examining the successes and challenges currently facing the sport.

Off the Block during the summer conducted a series of interviews with various leaders in the volleyball community to discuss the current state of college men’s volleyball.

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Sacred Heart, emerging NCAA Division II team Emmanuel to play in 2015

Emmanuel in its inaugural season as a NCAA Division II provisional member will play its first match in program history against an EIVA opponent.

The newest Conference Carolinas school recently announced that it scheduled a non-conference match against Sacred Heart in the upcoming season.
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Team Comparison: Appearances in NCAA rally scoring era record book

The first-ever NCAA rally scoring era record book is out and several college men’s volleyball teams are prominently featured.

Penn State led all teams with its players appearing 12 times in the new NCAA Division I-II record book compiled and recently released by Off the Block.
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Record number of teams earn national academic honor

A record five NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams earned a national recognition for their success in the classroom.

The AVCA announced Monday afternoon that Grand Canyon, Harvard, NJIT, Lees-McRae and Lewis all received the volleyball organization’s annual Team Academic Award.

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Erskine outside Vargas shines in Puerto Rico loss to Canada

Erskine outside attacker Roberto Perez Vargas showed on the court why he was an Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-American Team selection earlier this year but it wasn’t enough to get Puerto Rico past Canada.

Vargas had a match-high 30 kills as Puerto Rico forced a decisive fifth game before losing to Canada 25-23, 25-27, 25-23, 23-25, 15-10 on Thursday in El Salvador at the NORCECA U-21 Continental Championships.
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Mount Olive signs two top international recruits for 2015 season

Members from the Belgian Junior National Team and England Junior National Team will be among the incoming recruits joining Mount Olive for the upcoming season.

Mount Olive coach David Heller announced Monday that recent high school graduates Hollevoet and Robert Poole, Bret Rutledge, Peyton Schirman, Jeff Yasalonis and Victor Zamudio all committed to play for Mount Olive starting in the 2015 season.

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Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice Player of the Year: Championship Round voting

After four rounds and more than 10,000 online votes, the four-player field is set for the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice Player of the Year Championship Round.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice Player of the Year is an annual 64-player bracket-style tournament that 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.

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