Inside the VolleyMetrics: Possible major shakeup in rankings after this weekend

[Editor’s note: Off the Block is partnering with VolleyMetrics this season to provide the volleyball community with an in-depth analysis at the stats and in-match metrics for college men’s volleyball. The following analysis is from VolleyMetrics.]

This is a week for those teams just outside of the top 10 and the top 15 to be able to make some movement and shake up the national rankings. Continue reading

Audio: Cal Baptist coach reacts to upset win vs. No. 11 UC Irvine

Middle attacker Enrique Garcia had a match-high 15 kills on a .789 attack percentage and eight blocks as Cal Baptist upset No. 11 UC Irvine 25-17, 25-23, 20-25, 25-19 on Wednesday in Irvine, California.

Check out Off the Block’s postmatch interview with Cal Baptist coach Derek Schmitt as he discusses the team’s conference road victory. Continue reading

Mount Olive setter Yasalonis wins National Player of Month

Mount Olive setter Jeff Yasalonis prevailed in a tight race that had more than 10,000 votes cast to be win the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Player of the Month for January.

Yasalonis received 3,932 online votes to beat-out second-place North Greenville libero Dustin King by less than 100 votes and earn the only college men’s volleyball national monthly award. Continue reading