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[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”
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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.
Continue reading “Schedule rankings: Top 15 non-conference matches for EIVA teams in 2019”
Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot and Harvard athletics
[Editor’s note: Off the Block in collaboration with the EIVA is presenting The Top 15 EIVA Non-Conference Matches. This list spotlights the best non-conference matches scheduled for EIVA teams in 2019 and will be the first time several of these matches have been publicly announced. Harvard versus UC Santa Barbara is ranked No. 8 on the list.]
Harvard after concluding last season winning its first EIVA championship will open the 2019 season with a chance at another program first.
Continue reading “Harvard to open 2019 season on road against UC Santa Barbara”
Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot
[Editor’s note: Off the Block in collaboration with the EIVA is presenting The Top 15 EIVA Non-Conference Matches. This list spotlights the best non-conference matches scheduled for EIVA teams in 2019 and will be the first time several of these matches have been publicly announced. Harvard versus Barton is ranked No. 15 on the list.]
The defending EIVA champions will travel south during the upcoming season to play the likely preseason favorite to win the ConfCarolinas.
Continue reading “Harvard to play road match against Barton in 2019”
Time to empty the notebook that is filled with college men’s volleyball news and notes. Check out some of the more interesting news tidbits and other notes involving college men’s volleyball.
Continue reading “The Notebook Dump: News tidbits, notes from college men’s volleyball”
Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot
The defending EIVA champs have bolstered its 2019 roster with multiple recruits who have earned state and national accolades.
Harvard recently announced that high school graduates Ryan Hong, Eric Li, Campbell Schoenfeld, Buddy Scott and Jason Shen have committed to play for the Crimson beginning next season.
Continue reading “Harvard new recruiting class enters with high expectations”
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All-EIVA setter Matthew Ctvrtlik and middle attacker Trevor Dow will both have a leadership honor for their next season with Harvard.
Ctvrtlik and Dow were selected by their teammates to be the co-captains for the defending EIVA champion Crimson in the 2019 season.
Continue reading “Ctvrtlik, Dow selected as 2019 Harvard co-captains”
Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot.
Brenden Yu | Off the Block special contributor
The historical success of the two teams was lopsided entering the opening-round match — UCLA with 19 NCAA champions and Harvard making its NCAA Tournament debut.
While the night did end with UCLA advancing to the VolleyFour, the match itself was more competitive than expected, as the Crimson forced the Bruins to bounce-back from an opening-game loss to take the match 23-25, 25-21, 25-11, 25-11 Tuesday night in the Pauley Pavilion.
Continue reading “Harvard exceeds expectations in gritty loss to UCLA”
UCLA rallied from a one-game deficit to beat Harvard in four games in the NCAA Tournament first round on Tuesday.
Check out the video highlights of the match filmed by Off the Block associate editor Jonathan Bates.
Continue reading “Video: UCLA overcomes sluggish start to beat Harvard”
Watch the postmatch news conference with Harvard players and coach Brian Baise following the team’s four-game loss to UCLA in the NCAA Tournament first round on Tuesday.
Continue reading “Video: Harvard NCAA Tournament first round postmatch news conference”