Finalists announced for Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Server of the Year

A nationwide voting committee selected USC setter Micah Christenson, UCLA outside attacker Gonzalo Quiroga and Loyola outside attacker Joseph Smalzer as finalists for the 2013 Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Server of the Year.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Server of the Year recognizes the top individual serving performance from a NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball player during the regular season.
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MIVA announces Player of the Year, all-conference teams

Loyola after getting a share of the MIVA regular season championship has now picked up the top two individual conference awards.

The MIVA announced Wednesday that Loyola outside attacker Joseph Smalzer was selected as the 2013 MIVA Player of the Year, while freshman outside attacker Thomas Jaeschke was the 2013 MIVA Freshman of the Year.
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Deeper look at men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament selection criteria

The regular season is over for the majority of college men’s volleyball teams but nothing is settled yet with the at-large bid and seeding for the upcoming four-team NCAA Tournament.

Below is the entry from the 2013 NCAA men’s volleyball championship handbook on how the three-person volleyball selection committee determines the at-large team and seeding for the NCAA Tournament.
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Off the Block launches annual postseason bracket challenge

Volleyball fans can now fill out their brackets in the Off the Block NCAA Men’s Volleyball Postseason Bracket Challenge for a chance to win a official NCAA Tournament volleyball from Molten USA.

The annual Off the Block NCAA Men’s Volleyball Postseason Bracket Challenge gives fans the opportunity to predict who will win matches in the upcoming MPSF, MIVA and EIVA conference tournaments and the four-team NCAA Tournament.
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The top 5 men’s volleyball stories of the week

It’s your top five men’s volleyball story list, but with a twist.

Every Sunday during the men’s volleyball regular season, Off the Block will post the top five best men’s volleyball stories of the week from around the nation. The list, though, is based more on how well the reporter wrote and covered the story rather than just what happened on the court.
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Initial look at MIVA and MPSF quarterfinal matches

It took the final hours of a four-month regular season to determine all the seeds, but the NCAA men’s volleyball postseason is finally here.

The MIVA and MPSF will begin their conference tournaments with the quarterfinals this weekend. Here is the initial look and the historical information to know about every conference tournament quarterfinals match before you fill out your bracket.
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Top 5 men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

The end of the regular season is here and the finale has the potential for plenty of drama.

No. 2 UC Irvine and Penn State will met in a possible preview to the Final Four, while Cal State Northridge and Hawai’i continue their push to clinch the final berth in the MPSF Tournament. In addition, Pfeiffer will attempt to repeat as conference champions as it plays Limestone in the Conference Carolinas Tournament championship match.

Check out the top-five men’s volleyball matches from around the nation to follow tonight.
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