Q&A with Ball State coach Walton on recruiting, growing his program

It’s not as big of a challenge any more for coach Joel Walton to recruit players to Ball State.

Walton said interview with Off the Block earlier this week that the university building a new training facility for the team and awarding additional men’s volleyball scholarships has significantly improved Ball State’s latest recruiting classes.

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Ball State coach excited to have new sports facility named after Shondell

The name on the new practice facility at Ball State is just as significant as the sports venue itself for the coaches and players.

Ball State coach Joel Walton said in an interview with Off the Block earlier this week that he is excited about the school opting to name the new facility in honor of the program’s inaugural coach and Volleyball Hall of Famer Don Shondell.
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Ohio State signs 3 more Pacific transfers to its roster

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.

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Ball State campaigning to name new building after Hall of Fame coach

Ball State launched a campaign to name a new on-campus athletics facility after one of the most influential people in the history of college men’s volleyball.

The university as part of the Cardinal Commitment: Developing Champions campaign announced it is attempting to raise $4 million to name a volleyball practice facility in honor of retired Ball State coach Don Shondell.
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Volleyball Magazine announces 2014 Player of Year, All-American Teams

There will be no split decision this season on who is the National Player of the Year.

Outside attacker Taylor Sander after leading BYU to a conference title and NCAA Tournament berth was voted the 2014 Volleyball Magazine National Player of the Year in the magazine’s latest issue released earlier this week.
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Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice Player of the Year: Championship Round voting

After four rounds and more than 10,000 online votes, the four-player field is set for the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice Player of the Year Championship Round.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice Player of the Year is an annual 64-player bracket-style tournament that 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.

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Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice Player of Year: Regional Finals voting

Off the Blocked 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 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.

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