Postmatch reaction: Pfeiffer discusses Conference Carolinas championship

Check out Off the Block’s postmatch interview with coach Paul Lawson and outside attacker Michael Brewer after Pfeiffer swept Erskine in the Conference Carolinas Tournament finals on Wednesday to clinch a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Continue reading

Pfeiffer flies by Erskine, clinches NCAA Tourney berth

The high-power offense for Pfeiffer preformed like it had all season long and the team is now heading to its first NCAA Tournament.

Middle attacker Fabio Diniz had a match-high 14 kills and zero attack errors as Pfeiffer swept Erskine 27-25, 25-20, 27-25 in the Conference Carolinas Tournament finals on Wednesday in Misenheimer. North Carolina. Continue reading

Bracketology: Team comparisons using NCAA selection committee criteria

The postseason is here and the bracketology picture is beginning to become a little more clear.

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

Initial look at Conference Carolinas Tournament finals

The first match of the season with a NCAA Tournament berth on the line is all set.

Check out the Conference Carolinas Tournament finals match-up and the historical information to know entering the championship match. Continue reading

Finalists announced for Off the Block/Springbak National Blocker of Year

A nationwide voting committee selected Hawai’i middle attacker Taylor Averill, Long Beach State middle attacker Taylor Gregory, Lewis middle attacker Bobby Walsh and Ball State middle attacker Matt Walsh as the four finalists for the annual Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Blocker of the Year.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Blocker of the Year is annually awarded to the NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball player with the best front-row defensive performance during the regular season. Continue reading

Three finalists announced for inaugural Bryan Ivie Award

A nationwide voting committee selected Pepperdine opposite Parker Kalmbach, UC Irvine opposite Zack La Cavera and Hawai’i opposite Brook Sedore as the finalists for the inaugural Bryan Ivie Award.

The Bryan Ivie Award is given to the nation’s best opposite in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. Continue reading

Four finalists announced for inaugural Karch Kiraly Award

A nationwide voting committee selected UC Irvine outside attacker Tamir Hershko, Loyola outside attacker Thomas Jaeschke, Penn State outside attacker Aaron Russell and Pepperdine outside attacker Josh Taylor as finalists for the inaugural Karch Kiraly Award.

The Karch Kiraly Award is given to the nation’s best outside attacker in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. Continue reading