Video: No. 14 CSUN offense blisters past Concordia in season opener

Outside attackers Jakub Ciesla and Dimitar Kalchev each had a team-high 11 kills and hit at least .500 as No. 14 CSUN swept Concordia-Irvine 25-21, 25-19, 25-21 in its season-opener on Friday.

The Matadors playing its first December regular season match in program history out-hit the Eagles .443 to .241 and all but one CSUN starter had more than a .450 attack percentage. Continue reading “Video: No. 14 CSUN offense blisters past Concordia in season opener”

CSUN signs multiple California all-conference high school recruits

Multiple players with high school all-conference and most valuable player accolades will join CSUN beginning 2018.

CSUN coach Jeff Campbell announced recently that high school seniors Daniel Akerlind, Taylor Ittner, Cole Chaffee and Ryan DeWeese have all signed national letters of intent with the Matadors. Continue reading “CSUN signs multiple California all-conference high school recruits”

Four finalists unveiled for 2016 OTB/Springbak National Server of Year

A nationwide voting committee selected four finalists for the 2016 Off the Block/Springback, Inc. National Server of the Year.

Off the Block announced Tuesday that Coker outside attacker Artur Cabral, CSUN outside attacker Dimitar Kalchev, UCLA setter Micah Ma’a and UC Irvine opposite Michael Saeta were named finalists for the national award. Continue reading “Four finalists unveiled for 2016 OTB/Springbak National Server of Year”

Inside the Metrics: CSUN, Pepperdine earn rally of week honors

[Editor’s note: Off the Block is partnering with VolleyMetrics this season to provide the volleyball community with an in-depth analysis at the stats and in-match metrics for college men’s volleyball. The following analysis is from VolleyMetrics.]

No. 10 CSUN made multiple blocks and went behind the up-referee to play a ball and extend the play against No. 6/6 Pepperdine as both teams earned VolleyMetrics Rally of the Week honors. Continue reading “Inside the Metrics: CSUN, Pepperdine earn rally of week honors”