Super Huhmann effort lifts Princeton to dramatic EIVA championship, NCAA Tournament berth

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It was only fitting that George Huhmann stepped up and delivered in

the biggest moment of the match and season.

Huhmann had the match-winning kill to cap off a 25-kill performance as Princeton defeated Penn State 28-26, 22-25, 25-18, 20-25, 15-13 in the EIVA Tournament finals on Saturday to clinch its first NCAA Tournament berth in 21 years. Continue reading “Super Huhmann effort lifts Princeton to dramatic EIVA championship, NCAA Tournament berth”

Audio: Penn State coach Pavlik previews EIVA Tournament finals

Despite all the injuries and having a starting lineup primarily of underclassmen, Penn State is one win away from a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

Penn State will play the conference’s regular season champions Princeton in the EIVA Tournament finals at 7 p.m. in Princeton, New Jersey. Check out Off the Block’s prematch interview with coach Mark Pavlik. Continue reading “Audio: Penn State coach Pavlik previews EIVA Tournament finals”

EIVA Tournament: Possible seeding scenarios, postseason berths

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Two weeks remain in the EIVA regular season, and the seeding scenarios are still wide open for the EIVA Tournament.

The EIVA Tournament is the toughest conference tournament to make in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball. Unlike other conferences where all or the overwhelming majority of teams make the postseason, only the top four teams in the EIVA make its tournament.

The EIVA regular season championship also gets to serve as the host site for the entire conference tournament — both the semifinals and finals.

Check out the current standings and the possible seeding scenarios for the EIVA teams remaining in postseason contention. Continue reading “EIVA Tournament: Possible seeding scenarios, postseason berths”

Finalists announced for Off the Block National Player of Month

Off the Block selected the finalists, and now it is up to the fans to determine who should be the college men’s volleyball National Player of the Month.

The Off the Block National Player of the Month recognizes the best individual performances from NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball players during the month and gives volleyball fans from around the world the chance to determine who was the best player. Continue reading “Finalists announced for Off the Block National Player of Month”