Ohio State’s Szerszen wins 2016 Karch Kiraly Award

Ohio State outside attacker Nicolas Szerszen after having one of the best offensive seasons in the nation is now winning one of the top individual college men’s volleyball awards.

Off the Block announced Wednesday that a nationwide voting committee selected Szerszen as the recepient of the 2016 Karch Kiraly Award. Continue reading

LBSU ranked higher than Stanford in Selection Sunday RPI

Less than two-thousandths of a percentage point is all that separated No. 4/5 Long Beach State and No. 4/5 Stanford in the selection committee criteria category of RPI ranking.

Long Beach State finished at No. 4 and 0.0014 percentage points ahead of Stanford in the Selection Sunday RPI rankings that the NCAA released on Tuesday. Continue reading

George Mason knocks off St. Francis to win EIVA championship

George Mason for the first time in almost 30 years is heading back to the NCAA Tournament.

Outside attacker Jack Wilson had a match-high 22 kills on a .417 attack percentage as George Mason defeated No. 15 St. Francis 25-14, 17-25, 25-18, 25-19 in the EIVA Tournament finals on Saturday in University Park, Pennsylvania. Continue reading

Three setters named finalists for annual Lloy Ball Award

A nationwide voting committee selected Ohio State setter Christy Blough, Stanford setter James Shaw and Long Beach State setter Josh Tuaniga as finalists for the annual Lloy Ball Award.

The Lloy Ball Award, which is named after the former IPFW All-American and U.S. Olympian setter, is presented to the nation’s best setter in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. Continue reading

Four finalists named for annual Karch Kiraly Award

A nationwide voting committee selected four finalists for the nation’s top award presented to an outside attacker.

Off the Block announced Tuesday that Belmont Abbey’s Nolan Albrecht, Long Beach State’s TJ DeFalco, BYU’s Brenden Sander and Ohio State’s Nicholas Szerszen were named finalists for the 2016 Karch Kiraly Award. Continue reading