Four college men’s volleyball players are spending this summer competing in one of the most prestigious European international tournaments.
NJIT’s Alvaro Gimeno, BYU’s Miki Jauhianien, Fort Wayne’s Frederico Santos and Hawai’i’s Stijn van Tilburg are all on their nations’ rosters for the 2018 Golden European League. Continue reading “BYU, Fort Wayne, Hawai’i, NJIT players compete in European League”
Brandon Johnson | Off the Block special contributor
After splitting the first two games of its VolleyFour match on Thursday, BYU and UCLA found themselves tied at 23 in the pivotal third game. In a match that featured nine 2018 AVCA All-Americans, UCLA coach John Speraw scanned his bench for a serving sub, and it was unheralded true freshman Grant Maleski that got the call. Continue reading “Sideline Obersvations: Fearless UCLA freshman difference maker in star-studded VolleyFour win”
UCLA avenged its MPSF Tournament finals loss as in the rematch it beat UCLA in the VolleyFour on Thursday to reach the NCAA Tournament finals.
Check out the video highlights of this match filmed by Off the Block associate editor Jonathan Bates. Continue reading “Video: UCLA beats BYU to return to first NCAA finals in 12 years”
Watch the BYU postmatch news conference following its four-game loss to UCLA in the VolleyFour on Thursday in Los Angeles. Continue reading “Video: BYU postmatch VolleyFour news conference”
For as good as BYU had been defensively throughout the season, it just could not find a way to stop UCLA All-American middle attacker Daenan Gyimah.
Gyimah had 13 kills and hit a match-best .750 as UCLA defeated BYU 25-22, 24-26, 29-27, 25-19 on Thursday in Los Angeles to advance to the NCAA Tournament finals. Continue reading “Gyimah remains unstoppable in UCLA win to reach NCAA finals”
The VolleyFour is here and two spots to the NCAA Tournament finals will be on the line. Check out both VolleyFour matches to follow tonight and how to follow them live. Continue reading “NCAA Tournament VolleyFour matches to follow tonight”
Listen to Off the Block’s interview with All-American freshman opposite Gabi Garcia Fernandez as he discusses BYU’s upcoming match versus UCLA in the VolleyFour and his transition to college volleyball. Continue reading “Audio: BYU opposite Fernandez ready for VolleyFour showdown vs. UCLA”
Check out what BYU coach Shawn Olmstead and his players said in their news conference on Wednesday.
The No. 2 seed BYU will play the host school UCLA in the VolleyFour on Thursday. Continue reading “BYU prematch VolleyFour news conference”
The NCAA Tournament first round is done and now it’s one day of waiting until the start of the VolleyFour. Check out what to know about all the teams competing in VolleyFour and the historical stats to keep in mind. Continue reading “Initial look at the VolleyFour matches”
A nationwide voting committee selected 10 players to the annual Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-American Team.
The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-American Team honors the top NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball freshmen players from the regular season. This is the fifth year Off the Block and Springbak, Inc. have presented the national honor, and it remains the only Freshmen All-American Team presented in college men’s volleyball. Continue reading “OTB, Springbak unveil 2018 Freshmen All-American Team”