Audio: New Charleston coach sets clear goal to make EIVA Tournament

Check out Off the Block’s interview with first-year Charleston head coach Mike Iandolo about him taking over the program and eyeing the Golden Eagles earning their first berth to the four-team EIVA Tournament. Iandolo also discussed the improved play of outside attacker Max Senica and the battle for the team’s starting setter position. Continue reading “Audio: New Charleston coach sets clear goal to make EIVA Tournament”

Schedule rankings: Top 15 non-conference matches for EIVA teams in 2019

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Off the Block in collaboration with the EIVA presented throughout the fall The Top 15 EIVA Non-Conference Matches that ranked the league’s marquee matches set for the 2019 season

Check out what the Off the Block editors selected as the top non-conference matches scheduled for EIVA teams during the upcoming season. Continue reading “Schedule rankings: Top 15 non-conference matches for EIVA teams in 2019”

Charleston schedules 2019 non-conference match vs. UC Irvine

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[Editor’s note: Off the Block in collaboration with the EIVA is presenting The Top 15 EIVA Non-Conference Matches. This list spotlights the best non-conference matches scheduled for EIVA teams in 2019 and will be the first time several of these matches have been publicly announced. Charleston versus UC Irvine is ranked No. 13 on the list.]

The second time traveling out west in Charleston’s program history will feature a match against a likely top-10 national ranked team. Continue reading “Charleston schedules 2019 non-conference match vs. UC Irvine”

Charleston outside leads Australia to quarterfinals at U20 Asian Championship

This time it was halfway across the world from West Virginia, but Charleston outside attacker Max Senica had another big offensive performance in a signature win.

Senica finished with 13 kills as Australia rallied from a two-game deficit and beat the host nation Bahrain 16-25, 17-25, 34-32, 25-22, 15-11 in the Round of 16 at the Asian Men’s U20 Volleyball Championship on Wednesday. Continue reading “Charleston outside leads Australia to quarterfinals at U20 Asian Championship”

Charleston, USC players to compete for Australia at U21 World Championship qualifier

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Two NCAA men’s volleyball players will represent their home nation of Australia at a qualifying tournament for the 2019 FIVB U21 World Championship.

Charleston outside attacker Max Senica and USC incoming freshman outside attacker Izac Carracher were among the 12 players selected to the Australian Men’s Junior Team roster that was unveiled during the weekend. Continue reading “Charleston, USC players to compete for Australia at U21 World Championship qualifier”

Charleston keeps expanding recruiting footprint with latest commitments

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Not even three months into his tenure as the Charleston head coach and Mike Iandolo is already unveiling his first recruiting class.

Charleston announced on Wednesday that six players, including three international recruits, have committed to join the Golden Eagles for the 2019 season. Continue reading “Charleston keeps expanding recruiting footprint with latest commitments”