Four current college men’s volleyball players, including two All-Americans, have a chance to represent the United States at an upcoming international tournament.
USA Volleyball announced Wednesday that BYU outside attacker Taylor Sander, Pepperdine outside attacker Josh Taylor, UC Irvine libero Michael Brinkley and Long Beach State setter Connor Olbright were among the 18 players included on the U.S. preliminary roster for the Pan American Cup tournament.
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A former outside attacker who helped UC Santa Barbara win the program’s last MPSF championship and reach the NCAA Tournament will return to the Gauchos’ sidelines.
UC Santa Barbara coach Rick McLaughlin announced Thursday that the school hired Cullen Irons to be an assistant coach for the 2013 season.
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One of the nation’s top freshmen setters will join the United States roster for an international tournament.
USA Volleyball announced Thursday afternoon that Stanford setter James Shaw will be added to the U.S. Men’s Junior National Team roster for the upcoming FIVB Men’s U21 World Championship.
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Two college men’s volleyball teams have received a national recognition for their academic achievements.
The American Volleyball Coaches Association announced Wednesday that Harvard and Stanford both earned the organization’s annual Team Academic Award.
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So much for a quiet off-season summer in college men’s volleyball.
The last three months produced everything from the announcement of what conferences will have to participate in the new NCAA Tournament play-in match to schools scheduling big non-conference matches for the upcoming season. Check out the top 10 college men’s volleyball storylines from the summer.
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After a one-year break, Ball State and George Mason will renew their non-conference series beginning next season.
Off the Block was informed via email Monday that the two teams during the upcoming regular season will continue one of the nation’s longest standing non-conference series as Ball State will travel to play George Mason.
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For the first time in its program history, Princeton will compete in one of the oldest and most prestigious annual non-conference men’s volleyball tournaments.
The Volleyball Hall of Fame informed Off the Block during the weekend that Princeton, UC Santa Cruz, Concordia and the host school Springfield will be the four-team field for the 2014 Volleyball Hall of Fame Morgan Classic.
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Erskine isn’t shying away from scheduling tough non-conference matches entering the program’s second year of existence.
Erskine earlier this week unveiled its 2014 schedule and announced it will play road matches against 2013 NCAA Tournament participants Loyola and Penn State during the upcoming season
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A former UC Santa Barbara outside attacker and head coach at a California junior college volleyball powerhouse will be the next assistant coach at UC Irvine.
The two-time defending NCAA champions UC Irvine announced Wednesday that it hired Armen Zakarian to be an assistant coach for the upcoming season.
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A former professional player from the European Volleyball League will take over a program that has won back-to-back Conference Carolinas championships.
Pfeiffer after almost a month-long nationwide search announced Monday that it hired Paul Lawson to be its new men’s volleyball coach head coach.
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