Concordia-Irvine libero Weiser wins 2018 Erik Shoji Award

The libero who helped his team earn its first postseason victory as a NCAA Division I-II program is now adding a college men’s volleyball national honor to his senior season.

Off the Block announced Friday that a nationwide voting committee selected Concordia-Irvine libero Jacob Weiser as the 2018 recipient of the Erik Shoji Award. Continue reading “Concordia-Irvine libero Weiser wins 2018 Erik Shoji Award”

Video: Gibb big night lifts Concordia-Irvine past Grand Canyon in MPSF quarterfinals

Setter Chandler Gibb showed exactly why he was an All-MPSF selection.

Gibb guided the Concordia-Irvine offense to a .318 attack percentage and had a match-high eight blocks to sweep Grand Canyon 25-20, 25-21, 25-23 in the MPSF Tournament quarterfinals on Saturday in Irvine, California. Continue reading “Video: Gibb big night lifts Concordia-Irvine past Grand Canyon in MPSF quarterfinals”

Audio: Concordia-Irvine coach Patchell discusses comeback win vs. No. 2 BYU

No. 14 Concordia-Irvine rallied from a two-game deficit on the road to upset No. 2/2 BYU 19-25, 16-25, 25-22, 25-21, 16-14 on Thursday in Provo, Utah.

Check out Off the Block’s postmatch interview with coach Shawn Patchell following Concordia-Irvine’s first in program history against both BYU and a top-five ranked team. Continue reading “Audio: Concordia-Irvine coach Patchell discusses comeback win vs. No. 2 BYU”