Video: No. 12 Stanford dominates CSUN in decisive fifth game

Middle attacker Conrad Kaminski had a match-high 12 blocks and added nine kills as No. 12 Stanford defeated Cal State Northridge 26-24, 19-25, 25-19, 22-25, 15-3 on Friday in Palo Alto, California.

Kaminski also helped keep the Matadors without a kill and to a negative-.625 attack percentage in the decisive fifth game. Stanford finished the conference match out-hitting Cal State Northridge .205 to .171. Continue reading

Video: No. 15 Cal State Northridge offense too much for UCSD

Opposite Damani Lenore had a match-high 12 kills as No. 15 Cal State Northridge swept UC San Diego 25-20, 25-13, 25-21 on Friday in Northridge, California.

The Matadors in the conference victory out-hit the Tritons .301 to .027 and had three players finish with at least nine kills. Along with Lenore, outside attacker Sam Holt had 11 kills, while middle attacker Greg Faulker added nine kills. Continue reading

Season Preview: Teams that may surprise everyone in 2015

Who doesn’t like a team that becomes the feel-good story of the season by exceeding preseason expectations.

Several teams that last season finished outside the national rankings or missed their conference tournament could have big seasons in 2015. Continue reading

Top 10 bold predictions for 2015 college men’s volleyball season

Forget about your typical safe preseason college men’s volleyball predictions — it’s time to go big, bold and a little crazy.

With the start of the season in less than a week, Off the Block is making its bold predictions on everything from the National Player of the Year race to the NCAA Tournament. Continue reading

Cal State Northridge signs multiple highly ranked recruits

Two of the top 25 nationally ranked high school players will be among the latest recruits to join Cal State Northridge.

Cal State Northridge announced Thursday that high school seniors Parker Maki, Schylar Lillethorup and Dimitar Kalchev have all signed national letters of intent and will play for the Matadors beginning in 2016.

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Cal State Northridge, George Mason agree to non-conference match in 2015

For the first time in almost a decade, George Mason and Cal State Northridge will meet in a non-conference match during the upcoming season.

Cal State Northridge as part of unveiling its regular season schedule earlier this week announced that it will play host to George Mason on Jan. 13 in the first meeting between the two teams since 2005.
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Cal State Northridge outside eliminated from Beach World Championships

The playoff run for a Cal State Northridge player is over at a beach volleyball world championship match.

Alex Jones and Kyle Stevenson lost to Norway’s Lars Fredrik Tvinde and Hendrik Nikolai Mol 21-15, 21-15 in the first round of the FIVB Beach Volleyball U23 World Championships on Friday in Poland.
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Top 5 college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

It’s the final day of the regular season and there is still plenty on the line.

No. 9 UCLA and No. 10 Hawai’i will both play in must-win matches as they try to clinch the final berth in the MPSF Tournament. In addition, three teams still have a shot at the No. 5 seed for the upcoming MPSF Tournament.

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