New website endorses Kniffin to be next UC Irvine head coach

A group of UC Irvine alumni and fans are campaigning online for David Kniffin to become the Anteaters’ next head coach.

An anonymous UC Irvine volleyball alumnus recently created the website hirekniffin.com, which is encouraging the volleyball community to contact the school’s hiring committee with endorsements for Kniffin.
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Trend: Most Fab 50 selections won’t make all-conference team in college

The new Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 is out, but if history is any indication less than half of the players selected to the list will make an all-conference team in college.

Of the last five Fab 50 classes to complete their four-year college careers, only 23.2 percent of those players have earned Division I-II all-conference honors at least once during their college careers.
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INTERACTIVE MAP: 2012 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 list

The West Coast had the majority of incoming freshmen recruits on the 2012 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 list, but several other areas of the nation were also well represented on this list ranking the top high school volleyball recruits.

Use the Off the Block interactive map below to view where all the Fab 50 selections came from this year. The markers on the map indicate what conference the recruit will play in during the upcoming season — blue for the EIVA, red for the MIVA and yellow for the MPSF.
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Men’s volleyball 2012 All-Snubbed Team from All-American honors

All of the All-American teams are out and as is the case every year there are players who can make the argument they got snubbed.

The AVCA and Volleyball Magazine each recently released their 2012 NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball All-American teams. All the athletes selected to these teams are well deserving, but with any All-American list there is a group of players who just missed out.

Check out the top 10 non-All-American players who had a case to earn the national honor this year.
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Volleyball Magazine reveals 2012 Player of the Year, All-American teams

USC continued to pick up more individual national accolades — almost sweeping Volleyball Magazine’s top three annual awards.

Trojans outside attacker Tony Ciarelli was named the 2012 Volleyball Magazine Player of the Year, while setter Micah Christenson won the Freshman of the Year award. In addition, USC coach Bill Ferguson and former UC Irvine coach John Speraw both earned the magazine’s Coach of the Year honors.
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