Midseason front-runners for 2015 National Player of the Year

Halfway through the regular season and it remains a wide-open field for who will be the 2015 National Player of the Year at the end of the season.

While there is still a lot of volleyball remaining in the final two months of the season, several players have emerged as favorites for the top individual award in college men’s volleyball. Continue reading

Postmatch recap: Alderson Broaddus coach discusses win vs. Charleston

Outside attacker Will Ruiz had a match-high 11 kills as Alderson Broaddus swept its in-state rival Charleston 25-21, 25-23, 25-18 on Tuesday in Charleston, West Virginia.

Alderson Broaddus, which is transitioning from a club team to NCAA Division II, out-hit Charleston .203 to .047. In addition, libero Travis Vincenzini led all players with 14 digs in the victory. Continue reading

UCLA’s Arnitz, Loyola’s Plaisted named Co-National Freshman of Week

Two freshmen after helping their teams win crucial matches during the weekend are now winning a share of a national award.

Off the Block announced Monday that both UCLA outside attacker Jake Arnitz and Loyola opposite Ben Plaisted were named the Co-National Freshman of the Week. Continue reading