Championship round field set for Off the Block National Player of Month

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. Continue reading “Championship round field set for Off the Block National Player of Month”

Video: Grand Canyon freshman provides health update after suffering medical emergency

Grand Canyon outside attacker Camden Gianni months after undergoing heart surgery is hoping to return the to a volleyball court if he passes all his medical evaluations in the upcoming months.

Gianni said in an interview with Off the Block senior contributor Brandon Johnson on Sunday that he will have stress tests in April and July that will determine when he can begin playing volleyball again. Continue reading “Video: Grand Canyon freshman provides health update after suffering medical emergency”

Grand Canyon setter named National Freshman of the Week

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A redshirt freshman who came off the bench and led Grand Canyon to back-to-back upsets is earning a national award for the first time in his college career.

Off the Block announced Monday that Grand Canyon setter Tanner Petchul was selected as the Off the Block National Freshman of the Week. Continue reading “Grand Canyon setter named National Freshman of the Week”

Grand Canyon player in stable condition, to undergo heart surgery

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A Grand Canyon freshman outside attacker is in stable condition following a medical emergency.

The university announced Thursday that Camden Gianni during a team practice on Dec. 28 required immediate medical attention and was taken to a local hospital where he was diagnosis with a heart condition. Continue reading “Grand Canyon player in stable condition, to undergo heart surgery”

Cumberland University to host 2019 Grow the Game Challenge

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The nation’s largest college men’s volleyball non-conference tournament is coming to Middle Tennessee in 2019.

Off the Block announced Thursday that Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee, will be the host site for the Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge on Jan. 18-20. Continue reading “Cumberland University to host 2019 Grow the Game Challenge”

Grand Canyon to return to Grow the Game Challenge in 2019

[Editor’s note: Off the Block each day from Aug. 6-15 will unveil one team participating in the 2019 Grow the Game Challenge. The entire tournament field and match schedule will be unveiled Thursday, Aug. 16.]

A national ranked team will travel across the country to compete in the 2019 Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge. Continue reading “Grand Canyon to return to Grow the Game Challenge in 2019”

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”