Audio: Concordia-Irvine coach discusses upsetting No. 5/5 UC Irvine

Outside attacker Jordan Hoppe had both a match-high 13 kills and three aces to help Concordia-Irvine upset No. 5/5 UC Irvine 25-23, 25-19, 25-21 on Wednesday in Irvine, California.

Hoppe was one of three Eagles with double-digit kills as the team extended its winning streak to five matches and earned its first all-time win against UC Irvine. In addition, setter Chandler Gibb had 39 assists and guided the offense to out-hit UC Irvine .355 to .125. Continue reading “Audio: Concordia-Irvine coach discusses upsetting No. 5/5 UC Irvine”

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”