Check out Off the Block’s postmatch interview with George Mason coach Jay Hosack following the team’s four-game victory against No. 8/9 Pepperdine on Friday.
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Setter Ayrto Garcia-Jurado in his college debut guided the offense to a . 443 attack percentage as George Mason swept No. 12 USC 25-23, 25-23, 25-20 on Friday in Fairfax, Virginia.
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Photo courtesy of George Mason athletics
Being the host site for the NCAA Tournament has its perks — especially when it comes to scheduling non-conference matches.
Coach Jay Hosack informed Off the Block that George Mason will have a program-record six non-conference home matches against West Coast teams during the 2020 season.
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Photo courtesy of Princeton athletics
Two weeks remain in the EIVA regular season, and the seeding scenarios are still wide open for the EIVA Tournament.
The EIVA Tournament is the toughest conference tournament to make in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball. Unlike other conferences where all or the overwhelming majority of teams make the postseason, only the top four teams in the EIVA make its tournament.
The EIVA regular season championship also gets to serve as the host site for the entire conference tournament — both the semifinals and finals.
Check out the current standings and the possible seeding scenarios for the EIVA teams remaining in postseason contention.
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Six players based on your votes have an opportunity to win a college men’s volleyball national award for their outstanding performances in March
McKendree’s Francisco Comas, Lincoln Memorial’s Evan Cory, Barton’s Oscar Fiorentino, George Mason’s Jack Reese, Grand Canyon’s Cole Udall and Purdue Fort Wayne’s Pelegrin Vargas all advanced to the championship round of the Off the Block National Player of the Month.
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Check out Off the Block’s postmatch interview with George Mason opposite Hayden Wagner and Pepperdine outside attacker Kaleb Denmark following No. 6/6 Pepperdine’s win against George Mason on Tuesday.
Continue reading “Video: Players react to Pepperdine sweeping George Mason”
No. 13 George Mason bounced back from its first conference loss in a big way.
With a sold-out home crowd in attendance, George Mason had a .349 attack percentage as it swept Penn State 25-22, 25-19, 25-18 on Friday in Fairfax, Virginia.
Photo courtesy of Penn State athletics
[Editor’s note: Off the Block will preview each NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball conference leading up to the 2019 season opener on Dec. 30. This conference previews examines every team in the EIVA.]
Forget about top-15 preseason nationally coaches poll that for the first time in recent history did not include an EIVA team.
The EIVA could have several team posed for big breakout seasons.
Continue reading “Quick-hits: What to know about EIVA teams for 2019 season”
Watch Off the Block associate editor Jonathan Bates’ interview with George Mason coach Jay Hosack as he discusses the team’s preseason performance so far and the continued growth of the Patriots program.
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Photo courtesy of Penn State athletics and Craig Houtz
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.
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