BYU’s Fernandez named Springbak/OTB National Freshman of Conference Postseason

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Opposite Gabi Garcia Fernandez after helping lead BYU to a MPSF championship is the recipient of a college men’s volleyball postseason national award.

Off the Block announced Monday that Fernandez was selected as the Springbak/Off the Block National Freshman of the Conference Postseason. Continue reading “BYU’s Fernandez named Springbak/OTB National Freshman of Conference Postseason”

Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria

All the matches are done, and now it’s up left to the NCAA men’s volleyball committee to determine the NCAA Tournament field.

Off the Block has crunched the numbers using the same criteria as the selection committee to show how the top teams in the nation fare against each other in the race for the two at-large bids and NCAA Tournament seeding. Continue reading “Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria”

Sander exits Smith Fieldhouse leading BYU to another MPSF title

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All-MPSF outside attacker Brenden Sander delivered his farewell performance at the Smith Fieldhouse in grand fashion.

Sander finished with a match-high 18 kills while hitting .485 as BYU rallied to beat UCLA 17-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-21 in the MPSF Tournament finals on Saturday in Provo, Utah. Continue reading “Sander exits Smith Fieldhouse leading BYU to another MPSF title”

Finalists announced for 2018 college men’s volleyball national awards

A nationwide voting committee has selected the finalists for some of the most prestigious national awards in college men’s volleyball.

Off the Block announced on Friday morning the finalists for the Lloy Ball Award, Bryan Ivie Award, Karch Kiraly Award, Erik Shoji Award, Ryan Millar Award, International Player of the Year, Division II National Player of the Year, the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Blocker of the Year and the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Naitonal Server of the Year. Continue reading “Finalists announced for 2018 college men’s volleyball national awards”

Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria

Two days until Selection Sunday and bracketology numbers remain close among teams vying for the final spots to the NCAA Tournament.

Off the Block has crunched the numbers using the same criteria as the selection committee to show how the top teams in the nation fare against each other in the race for the two at-large bids and NCAA Tournament seeding. Continue reading “Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria”