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.
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.
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.
Coach Sam Shweisky has Princeton right where he wants his program.
Shweisky in an interview with Off the Block earlier this week said that between recruiting and creating a new season schedule he has been more than pleased with his team’s off-season so far.
The NAIA men’s volleyball national champion runner-ups are making the move to the NCAA.
The Concordia-Irvine athletics department announced Friday that all of its teams including men’s volleyball have been accepted to NCAA Division II membership process.
The first person to win NCAA men’s volleyball championships as both a player and coach is now getting inducted into his school’s hall of fame.
USC announced earlier this week that former outside attacker and coach Bob Yoder was selected to the USC Athletic Hall of Fame.
Shane Davis isn’t leaving the Loyola sidelines any time soon after leading the school to its first NCAA men’s volleyball championship.
The Loyola athletics department announced Friday afternoon that Davis signed a five-year contract extension to be the Ramblers head coach that will last through the 2019 season.
Three more players from the disbanded Pacific men’s volleyball team will join Ohio State for the upcoming season.
Ohio State recently announced that former Pacific middle attacker Matt Dorn, outside attacker Christian Franceschi and opposite Ryan Genn have transferred to play for the Buckeyes starting in the 2015 season.
UC Irvine coach David Kniffin has a vision for what college men’s volleyball can be in the future.
Kniffin said in a recent interview with Off the Block that UC Irvine and every other MPSF team have an even bigger opportunity now to help accelerate the growth of college men’s volleyball.
A coach with experience of winning conference championships will be the new head coach at Alderson Broaddus.
Alderson Broaddus announced Monday that it hired former Pfeiffer coach Greg Walker to be its new men’s volleyball head coach for the upcoming season.