Historic Trend: Players making Preseason and end of year All-American Teams

A majority but not all of the players selected to the most recent Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Preseason All-American Teams will earn All-American honors at the end of the season, if recent historic trends continue.

Of the Preseason All-American selections in the last three years, 61.3 percent have also finished the year receiving AVCA All-American honors. 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

Cal State Northridge signs multiple highly ranked recruits

Two of the top 25 nationally ranked high school players will be among the latest recruits to join Cal State Northridge.

Cal State Northridge announced Thursday that high school seniors Parker Maki, Schylar Lillethorup and Dimitar Kalchev have all signed national letters of intent and will play for the Matadors beginning in 2016.

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Q&A with BYU coach McGown about upcoming season

Life without graduated four-time All-American outside attacker Taylor Sander will be an adjustment for BYU coach Chris McGown, but it’s a challenge he is embracing.

McGown said in a recent interview with Off the Block that despite not having a returning All-American player, BYU has now more overall depth on its roster than it had in previous seasons.
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The Assist raises $500 to help low-income volleyball center

The volleyball community stepped up and now under-privileged children in Honduras will have a better opportunity to learn the sport of volleyball.

Off the Block announced Monday that its philanthropic campaign The Assist successfully reached its goal of raising $500 to provide volleyballs and other volleyball essentials to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt training center in Puerto Cortes, Honduras.

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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