Field unveiled for 2018 OTB/Springbak Fan Choice Player of Year tourney

The bracket and the 64 players in the field have been finalized for the annual Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice National Player of the Year tournament.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. 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 to determine who was the best player. Continue reading “Field unveiled for 2018 OTB/Springbak Fan Choice Player of Year tourney”

Recap: 2018 college men’s volleyball national, conference award winners

Photo by Jay Sowers.

The annual award season for college men’s volleyball has delivered plenty of hardware to some of the nation’s top players for their outstanding performances.

Check out the individuals who won the 2018 college men’s volleyball national awards along with all the conference award winners. Continue reading “Recap: 2018 college men’s volleyball national, conference award winners”

Off the Block unveils 2018 All-European Team

Photo courtesy of Ohio State

Seven players from Europe have been awarded new college men’s volleyball honor.

Off the Block announced on Sunday that Barton’s Angelos Mandilaris, Hawai’i’s Rado Parapunov and Stijn van Tilburg, Limestone’s Florian Ruhm, Long Beach State’s Simon Anderson and Ohio State’s Maxime Hervoir and Nicolas Szerszen were named to the inaugural Off the Block All-European Team. Continue reading “Off the Block unveils 2018 All-European Team”

OTB, Springbak release new college men’s volleyball national media poll

Photo courtesy of Long Beach State athletics.

There is no dissension among the voters for the top team in college men’s volleyball.

The NCAA champions Long Beach State was the unanimous No. 1 team in the season’s final Off the Block//Springbak, Inc. National Media Poll that was released on Thursday. Continue reading “OTB, Springbak release new college men’s volleyball national media poll”

OTB, Springbak unveil 2018 Freshmen All-American Team


A nationwide voting committee selected 10 players to the annual Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-American Team.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-American Team honors the top NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball freshmen players from the regular season. This is the fifth year Off the Block and Springbak, Inc. have presented the national honor, and it remains the only Freshmen All-American Team presented in college men’s volleyball. Continue reading “OTB, Springbak unveil 2018 Freshmen All-American Team”

Szerszen pounds King to complete Ohio State sweep in NCAA play-in match

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Outside attacker Nicolas Szerszen picked up in NCAA Tournament right where he left off last season.

Szerszen had both a match-high 14 kills on a .619 attack percentage and four aces as Ohio State swept King 25-13, 25-23, 25-18 in the NCAA Tournament play-in match on Thursday in Columbus, Ohio. Continue reading “Szerszen pounds King to complete Ohio State sweep in NCAA play-in match”