Off the Block releases new college men’s volleyball national media poll

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Four wins in its last five matches has helped Lewis move up in the national rankings.

The Flyers following two conference victories during the weekend jumped two spots to No. 8 in the latest Off the Block National Media Poll that was released on Tuesday. Continue reading “Off the Block releases new college men’s volleyball national media poll”

Off the Block announces winners of National Position Player of Week Awards

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Five college men’s volleyball players have earned national awards for being the best at their position.

Lincoln Memorial’s Evan Cory, UCLA’s Daenan Gyimah, Belmont Abbey’s Collin Lockwood, Long Beach State’s Josh Tuaniga and Pepperdine’s David Wieczorek were all selected for the Off the Block National Position Player of the Week Awards. Continue reading “Off the Block announces winners of National Position Player of Week Awards”

Audio: Pavlik optimistic about Penn State’s play entering showdown vs. No. 1/1 Long Beach State

Off the Block editor Vinnie Lopes had an opportunity earlier this week to participate in Penn State coach Mark Pavlik’s weekly media availability. Listen the news conference as Pavlik discusses the positive mindset of his team entering its match against No. 1/1 Long Beach State and what makes the 49ers so difficult to stop. Continue reading “Audio: Pavlik optimistic about Penn State’s play entering showdown vs. No. 1/1 Long Beach State”

Off the Block releases new college men’s volleyball national media poll

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The rise for the Gauchos continues in the national rankings.

UC Santa Barbara following back-to-back victories against then-No. 3 BYU jumped three spots to No. 6 in the latest Off the Block National Media Poll that was released on Tuesday. Continue reading “Off the Block releases new college men’s volleyball national media poll”

Video highlights: UCLA uses strong serving to sweep Princeton

Jonathan Bates | Off the Block associate editor

No. 2 UCLA out-served Princeton, nine aces to two, en route to a 25-17, 26-24, 25-18 season-opening win against Princeton.

Middle attacker Daenan Gyimah led all players with four aces, while setter Micah Ma’a and middle attacker Matthew Younggren chipped in with two aces each. Continue reading “Video highlights: UCLA uses strong serving to sweep Princeton”

Players, alumni of teams react to UCLA sweeping Princeton

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Strong serving and an impressive debut from new UCLA opposite Brandon Rattray led UCLA to a sweep over an upstart Princeton team.

Rattray led UCLA with both 15 kills and nine digs on Wednesday. The Bruins had nine aces on the evening, led by middle attacker Daenen Gyimah’s four. The Tigers were led by two players with double-digit kills, including outside attacker Parker Dixon. Continue reading “Players, alumni of teams react to UCLA sweeping Princeton”