The championship hopes will end short of the medal podium for the U.S. pair of Harvard outside attacker Branden Clemens and UCLA outside attacker Jackson Bantle.
Clemens and Bantle lost to the Norway’s Christian Sandlie Sorum and Hendrik Nikolai Mol H 21-13, 21-15 in the second round of the FIVB Beach U-21 World Championships on Saturday in Larnaka, Cyprus, to be eliminated from the international tournament.
For the first time in a decade, Ball State and BYU will play a non-conference match against each other.
Ball State coach Joel Walton said in an interview with Off the Block on Wednesday that the Cardinals and Cougars have agreed to play a two-match series during the 2015 season in Provo, Utah.
Four current college men’s volleyball players will represented the United States at the biggest international junior beach volleyball tournament of the year.
USA Volleyball announced Tuesday that the two beach volleyball pairs of UCLA outside attacker Jackson Bantle and Harvard outside attacker attacker Branden Clemens along with UCLA setter Hagen Smith and USC outside attacker Christopher Orenic will compete at the upcoming FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships.
USC setter Micah Christenson will be returning to campus with a gold medal.
Christenson had a match-high two aces and guided the United States offense as it defeated Brazil 31-29, 21-25, 25-20, 25-23 on Sunday in Florence, Italy to win the nation’s first FIVB World League championship in six years.
The coach who helped guide Erskine in its second year of existence to a berth in the NCAA Tournament is moving to the MPSF.
Cal Baptist announced Tuesday that it hired Derek Schmitt to be its assistant coach for the upcoming season.
The first person to win NCAA men’s volleyball championships as both a player and coach is now getting inducted into his school’s hall of fame.
USC announced earlier this week that former outside attacker and coach Bob Yoder was selected to the USC Athletic Hall of Fame.
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.
UC Irvine coach David Kniffin has a vision for what college men’s volleyball can be in the future.
Kniffin said in a recent interview with Off the Block that UC Irvine and every other MPSF team have an even bigger opportunity now to help accelerate the growth of college men’s volleyball.
An UCLA incoming freshman recruit not only ended his club career with a national championship but with the top individual award at a national tournament.
Outside attacker and setter J.T. Hatch was named the tournament’s most valuable player as his club team Spiral defeat Ultimate 21-25, 25-22, 17-15 on Tuesday in Houston to win the USA Volleyball Boys’ U-18 Open national title.
The top assistant coach for BYU is getting a promotion for the upcoming season.
BYU announced last week that Rob Neilson was named the team’s associate head coach under Chris McGown.