UCLA, Princeton agree to non-conference match for 2016 season

UCLA will once again have a home non-conference match against Princeton during the upcoming season.

Princeton coach Sam Shweisky said in an interview with Off the Block earlier this week that his team and UCLA have agreed to play each other for the second straight year. Continue reading

Princeton schedules big home match vs. Ohio State for 2016

Princeton for the first time in its program history will have a home match against Ohio State.

Princeton coach Sam Shweisky said in a recent interview with Off the Block that the Tigers will play host to the Buckeyes for a non-conference match early in the 2016 season. Continue reading

Record 5 teams receive national academic award

For the second consecutive year, five NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams earned national academic honor.

The AVCA announced Wednesday that Cal Baptist, George Mason, Grand Canyon, Harvard and NJIT all received the organization’s annual Team Academic Award. Continue reading

Committee chair: Penn State to be site for 2016 NCAA play-in matches

The NCAA Tournament play-in matches are coming to Penn State for the upcoming season.

NCAA men’s volleyball committee chairman Ron Shayka said in a recent interview with Off the Block that it will keep the current NCAA Tournament format and have the play-in matches, semifinals and finals all take place at the same location. Continue reading

Audio: Committee chair Shayka discusses future NCAA Tourney structure

Check out Off the Block’s interview with Ron Shayka, the NCAA men’s volleyball committee chairman and George Mason associate athletics director, as he discusses the recent NCAA annual meeting, possible changes to the upcoming NCAA Tournament and the coaching change at George Mason. Continue reading

AVCA unveils 2015 high school All-American Team

Seventeen incoming freshmen recruits for NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams have now ended their high school careers receiving All-American honors.

The AVCA announced Tuesday its ninth annual High School Senior All-American Team that recognizes some of the nation’s best boys’ volleyball players. Continue reading

OTB/Springbak Fan Choice Player of Year: Regional finals voting

Off the Block selected and seeded the 64 players for the bracket, and now it is up to the fans to determine who should win the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice National Player of the Year.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice 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 decide the winner through online voting.

 The five-round tournament continues today with the regional finals. Continue reading

OTB/Springbak Fan Choice Player of Year: Regional semifinals voting

Off the Block selected and seeded the 64 players for the bracket, and now it is up to the fans to determine who should win the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice National Player of the Year.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice 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 decide the winner through online voting.

 The five-round tournament continues today with the regional semifinals. Continue reading

OTB/Springbak Fan Choice Player of Year: Second-round voting

Off the Block selected and seeded the 64 players for the bracket, and now it is up to the fans to determine who should win the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice National Player of the Year.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice 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 decide the winner through online voting.

 The five-round tournament continues today with the regional quarterfinals. Continue reading