Opposite Tanner Syftestad has capped off his college career as a multiple-time recipient of the top individual award for a NCAA Division II men’s volleyball player.
Off the Block announced Tuesday that a nationwide voting committee for the second consecutive year selected the UC San Diego senior as the Division II National Player of the Year.
Continue reading “UCSD opposite Syftestad repeats as Division II National Player of Year”
Add one of college men’s volleyball’s top national awards to go along with a conference championship and a trip to the NCAA Tournament to the list of accomplishment for Long Beach State opposite Kyle Ensing.
Off the Block announced Tuesday that a nationwide voting committee selected Ensing as the 2018 recipient of the Bryan Ivie Award.
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Off the Block crunched the numbers again and went deep inside the bracketology in an attempt to provide insight into the NCAA men’s volleyball committee’s decision to award the final at-large bid to UC Irvine instead of Hawai’i.
Continue reading “Bracketology: Every Selection Sunday datapoint comparing Hawai’i, UC Irvine”
Photo by Jay Sowers.
The team with nation’s best strength of schedule will not be in the NCAA Tournament.
Hawai’i finished atop the latest strength of schedule rankings that the men’s volleyball committee used Sunday to determine the NCAA Tournament field, according to documents that the NCAA released on Monday.
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A career season for UC Irvine middle attacker Scott Stadick has culminated with him winning the top national award for blocking.
Off the Block announced Monday that a nationwide voting committee selected Stadick as the 2018 Off the Block/
Springbak, Inc. National Blocker of the Year. Continue reading “UC Irvine’s Stadick named 2018 OTB/Springbak National Blocker of Year”
Long Beach State setter Josh Tuaniga is once again earning the award for being nation’s top setter.
Off the Block announced Monday that for the second consecutive year a nationwide voting committee selected Tuaniga as the recipient of the Lloy Ball Award.
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Photo by Jay Sowers.
A better RPI ranking was not enough for Hawai’i to earn the final at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Hawai’i at No. 4 finished two spots ahead of the final at-large bid recipient UC Irvine in the Selection Sunday RPI rankings that the NCAA released on Monday morning.
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Five college men’s volleyball players have earned national awards for being the best at their position.
Continue reading “Off the Block, Molten unveil National Position Player of Conference Postseason Awards”
Photo courtesy of BYU athletics.
Opposite Gabi Garcia Fernandez after helping lead BYU to a MPSF championship is the recipient of a college men’s volleyball postseason national award.
Off the Block announced Monday that Fernandez was selected as the
Springbak/Off the Block National Freshman of the Conference Postseason. Continue reading “BYU’s Fernandez named Springbak/OTB National Freshman of Conference Postseason”
Off the Block conducted an interview with Janine Oman, NCAA men’s volleyball committee chairperson and Ohio State executive associate athletic director, after the seven-team NCAA Tournament bracket was unveiled on Sunday.
Among the highlights of the NCAA Tournament field included UC Irvine edging out Hawai’i for the final at-large bid and King traveling to Ohio State for the NCAA Tournament play-in match.
Continue reading “Q&A with selection committee chairperson Oman about NCAA Tournament bracket, at-large bids”