Penn State’s Pavlik to receive All-Time Great Coach Award

All Penn State coach Mark Pavlik has done during his coaching career is win championship after championship and now he is receiving one of the top honors in the sport.

USA Volleyball recently announced Pavlik will be the 2016 recipient of the Donald S. Shondell All-Time Great Coach Award. Continue reading

UCLA’s Hatch propels U.S. to win in World Championship finale

UCLA outside attacker JT Hatch continued to be one of the most consistent offensive options for the United States during the FIVB U-21 World Championship all the way through the final match.

Hatch had a match-high 12 kills as the United States survived a comeback attempt to beat Iran 25-18, 25-18, 21-25, 12-25, 15-10 and finish the international tournament in 11th place on Sunday in Mexico. Continue reading

France stifles U.S run at World Championship top-10 finish

The winning streak and hopes of a top-10 finish are done for the United States at the FIVB U-21 World Championship.

The United States had its three-match winning streak snapped as it lost to France 25-22, 25-20, 16-25, 25-21 in the World Championship ninth-place semifinals on Saturday in Mexico. Continue reading

U.S. beats Japan to claim pool title at World Championship

The United States rallied and now has a pool championship while remaining in contention for a top-10 finish at the FIVB U-21 World Championship.

USC middle attacker Andy Benesh finished with both a match-high 12 kills and five blocks as the United States beat Japan 25-23, 17-25, 25-20, 25-23 on Thursday in Mexico to go undefeated in Pool G. Continue reading