Legendary players, coaches inducted into MIVA Hall of Fame

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Some of the top coaches and players throughout the 58-year history of the MIVA are now officially in the conference’s hall of fame.

The MIVA in its second year since establishing the honor formally inducted the 10 individuals to the MIVA Hall of Fame on Saturday in O’Fallon, Illinois. Continue reading “Legendary players, coaches inducted into MIVA Hall of Fame”

Off the Block unveils 2018 All-Puerto Rican Team

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Six players from Puerto Rico have been selected for a new college men’s volleyball national accolade.

Off the Block announced on Saturday that Alderson Broaddus’ Francisco Cabrera, BYU’s Gabi Garcia Fernandez Fort Wayne’s Pelegrin Vargas, George Mason’s Brian Negron and Springfield’s Joseth Irizarry Feliciano and Sergio Figueroa Velez were named to the inaugural Off the Block All-Puerto Rican Team. Continue reading “Off the Block unveils 2018 All-Puerto Rican Team”

Long Beach State sets NCAA record for best offense in modern era

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The Long Beach State offense ended the season being the best in the nation and the best in the modern history of NCAA men’s volleyball.

The NCAA champion 49ers with their .375 attack percentage set the single-season team record for the most efficient offense in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball history during the 25-point rally scoring era. Continue reading “Long Beach State sets NCAA record for best offense in modern era”

OTB, Springbak release new college men’s volleyball national media poll

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There is no dissension among the voters for the top team in college men’s volleyball.

The NCAA champions Long Beach State was the unanimous No. 1 team in the season’s final Off the Block//Springbak, Inc. National Media Poll that was released on Thursday. Continue reading “OTB, Springbak release new college men’s volleyball national media poll”

Lewis narrowly tops Concordia-Irvine for top spot in Division II poll

Jonathan Bates | Off the Block associate editor

In the season’s final Off the Block/Springbak Division II National Coaches Poll that was released Tuesday, Lewis edged Concordia-Irvine for the top spot. Lewis received six of the nine first-place votes in the poll, while Concordia-Irvine received the other three.  Continue reading “Lewis narrowly tops Concordia-Irvine for top spot in Division II poll”

Long Beach State, Pepperdine players make initial U.S. roster for Nations League

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Three current college men’s volleyball All-Americans will be on the U.S. preliminary roster for the biggest international tournament of the year.

USA Volleyball announced Monday that Long Beach State outside attacker TJ DeFalco, Long Beach State opposite Kyle Ensing and Pepperdine outside attacker David Wieczorek were selected to the 26-player U.S. roster for the upcoming FIVB Volleyball Nations League. Continue reading “Long Beach State, Pepperdine players make initial U.S. roster for Nations League”