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Some of the best players in Belmont Abbey’s program history are capping off the decade with a college men’s volleyball honor.
Off the Block announced on Wednesday the seven players selected to the Belmont Abbey All-Decade Starting Lineup presented by Off the Block.
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Six college men’s volleyball players have earned national awards for being the best at their position.
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[Editor’s note: Off the Block will preview each NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball conference leading up to the 2019 season opener on Dec. 30. This conference previews examines every team in the ConfCarolinas.]
The average college men’s volleyball fan may not be name every team in the ConfCarolinas. However, the ConfCarolinas in recent years has been one of the nation’s most drastically improved men’s volleyball conferences.
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Eddie Pennington has experience with programs in their initial season — first as a college player and now as a head coach.
Tusculum announced Wednesday that it hired Pennington to be its program’s inaugural head coach when the NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball team begins play in 2020.
Continue reading “Former Belmont Abbey captain named Tusculum head coach”
Nothing beats a rivalry match — especially when it is the team’s inaugural home match.
The new college men’s volleyball program Queens as part of recently unveiling its 2018 schedule announced that it will play its home-opener against Belmont Abbey on Jan. 12.
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The best player in Belmont Abbey’s program history will take over the team.
Belmont Abbey announced Tuesday that it hired former all-conference outside attacker Nolan Albrecht as its new men’s volleyball head coach.
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Check out Off the Block’s interview with Belmont Abbey coach Sean Manzi as the Crusaders begin their preseason training and their attempt in 2017 at winning the program’s first Conference Carolinas championship.
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The first match for Belmont Abbey in its program history against a MPSF opponent will be on its home court.
Second-year Crusaders coach Sean Manzi informed Off the Block on Monday that Belmont Abbey during the upcoming season will play host to Cal Baptist in a non-conference match on March 24.
Continue reading “Belmont Abbey to play Cal Baptist, George Mason at home in 2017”
A nationwide voting committee selected four finalists for the nation’s top award presented to an outside attacker.
Off the Block announced Tuesday that Belmont Abbey’s Nolan Albrecht, Long Beach State’s TJ DeFalco, BYU’s Brenden Sander and Ohio State’s Nicholas Szerszen were named finalists for the 2016 Karch Kiraly Award.
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Check out Off the Block’s postmatch interview with coach Sean Manzi following Belmont Abbey beating Mount Olive in the Conference Carolinas Tournament quarterfinals on Saturday for the program’s first postseason win.
Continue reading “Audio: Belmont Abbey coach reacts to reaching Conference Carolinas semis”