NCAA releases documents on 2014 tournament selection process

Pepperdine may have been ahead of Lewis in the national coaches poll last season, but not in any of the key data given to the NCAA Tournament selection committee to determine the final at-large bid.

The NCAA recently released on its website the end of season rankings in statistical categories used by the 2014 men’s volleyball selection committee to award the two at-large bids and seed the six-team NCAA Tournament. Continue reading

Off the Block releases watch list for 2015 Lloy Ball Award

Fourteen college men’s volleyball players have been selected to the 2015 watch list for the annual Lloy Ball Award.

Off the Block on Tuesday unveiled the watch list for the national award that is presented to the best setter in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. Continue reading

Grand Canyon adds two players in nationwide recruiting effort

The son of two former college volleyball players and an all-area outside attacker will both be playing for Grand Canyon beginning in the 2016 season.

Grand Canyon announced recently that high school seniors Will Schwob and Jack Burton have committed to join the Antelopes.
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Pepperdine tops Loyola for No. 1 ranking in preseason coaches poll

Pepperdine may have missed the NCAA Tournament last season, but it beat out the defending NCAA champions Loyola for the top spot in the preseason national coaches poll.

The Waves received 10 of 18 first-place votes to finish six points ahead of the Ramblers to secure the No. 1 ranking in the AVCA preseason coaches poll released Wednesday afternoon. Continue reading

2015 Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Preseason All-American Teams released

A nationwide voting committee selected 22 players to the annual Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Preseason All-American Teams.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Preseason All-American Teams recognizes the NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball players projected to be the best in the nation during the upcoming season. Continue reading

Ball State lands three recruits during early-signing period

A setter with multiple high school all-state honors will be among the newest recruits to join Ball State.

Ball State announced recently that high school seniors Jake Romano, Lemuel Turner and Parker Swartz all signed national letters of intent to play for the Cardinals beginning in 2016. Continue reading

IPFW makes unprecedented move with new recruiting class

The pending retirement of Hall of Fame coach Arnie Ball did not slow down IPFW’s recruiting efforts.

Ball on the verge of entering his final season announced during the weekend that high school seniors Alex Dickmann, Kyle Fitzgerald, Austin Neace and Graydon Schroeder all signed to letters of national intent to join IPFW in 2016.
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Four teams selected for inaugural Off the Block East vs. Midwest Challenge

A new annual non-conference tournament is coming to college men’s volleyball that will have teams from the two oldest conferences playing each other.

Off the Block announced Tuesday that Ball State, IPFW, Penn State and St. Francis will be part of the inaugural Off the Block East vs. Midwest Challenge during the 2015 season.
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