Hawai’i opposite Parapunov makes Bulgaria preliminary roster for Volleyball Nations League

Hawai’i opposite Rado Parapunov will go from playing in the NCAA Tournament finals to possibly playing in the world’s biggest international tournament.

Parapunov was selected to the Bulgarian Men’s National Team preliminary roster for the upcoming FIVB Volleyball Nations League. Continue reading “Hawai’i opposite Parapunov makes Bulgaria preliminary roster for Volleyball Nations League”

Hawai’i setter Worsley wins 2019 Lloy Ball Award

Hawai’i setter Joe Worsley is officially the top setter in the country.

Off the Block announced Friday that a nationwide voting committee selected Worsley as the recipient of the 2019 Lloy Ball Award.

The Lloy Ball Award, which is named after the former Purdue Fort Wayne All-American and U.S. Olympian setter, is presented to the nation’s best setter in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. Continue reading “Hawai’i setter Worsley wins 2019 Lloy Ball Award”

Hawai’i puts away pesky Lewis to reach NCAA finals

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Middle attacker Patrick Gasman early in the third game with his team in the lead and serving cracked a giant smile while briefly chatting with a teammate.

Gasman isn’t the most emotional player Hawai’i. However, he had plenty of reasons to be enjoying himself on the court in the NCAA Tournament semifinals. Continue reading “Hawai’i puts away pesky Lewis to reach NCAA finals”

Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria

Two weeks before the start of the college men’s volleyball postseason and the bracketology battle teams remain tight.

Off the Block crunched the numbers using the same criteria as the selection committee to show how the top teams in the nation fare against each other in the race for the two at-large bids and NCAA Tournament positioning. Continue reading “Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria”