Record number of teams earn national academic honor

A record five NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams earned a national recognition for their success in the classroom.

The AVCA announced Monday afternoon that Grand Canyon, Harvard, NJIT, Lees-McRae and Lewis all received the volleyball organization’s annual Team Academic Award.

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Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice Player of the Year: Championship Round voting

After four rounds and more than 10,000 online votes, the four-player field is set for the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice Player of the Year Championship Round.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice Player of the Year is an annual 64-player bracket-style tournament that recognizes the best individual performances from NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball players during the season and gives volleyball fans from around the world the chance decide the winner through online voting.

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Conference tournament quarterfinal matches to follow tonight

The postseason opens with the newest conference in college men’s volleyball taking center stage.

The Conference Carolinas Tournament kicks off the entire postseason tonight with two quarterfinal matches. Limestone and Barton will face each other with the winner advancing to play the No. 1 seed Erskine in the semifinals, while Mount Olive looks to make another postseason run as it plays host to Lees-McRae.

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Top 5 college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

The postseason is getting even closer and several matches tonight will go a long way to determine the conference tournament seeding.

No. 10 Hawai’i will try to pull off the upset and move a step closer to reaching the postseason as it plays host No. 2 BYU. In addition, Penn State and Harvard will meet with first place in the EIVA on the line.
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Top 5 college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

From rivalry matches to big non-conference and conference showdowns, this slate of matches features everything needed for a big night of college men’s volleyball.

No. 2 Long Beach State and Penn State will both look to improve its NCAA Tournament resume for the selection committee as they play each other in one of the biggest non-conference matches of the season. In addition, No. 7 Stanford will attempt to continue its second-half surge up the MPSF standings as it concludes its weekend series against No. 10 Hawai’i.

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Top 5 college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Don’t let the lack match-ups between top 10 nationally ranked teams fool anyone, this is a big night in college men’s volleyball.

First-place in the EIVA will be on the line as Princeton and Harvard renew their rivalry in a critical conference match. In addition, out in the West Coast No. 2 BYU, No. 4 UCLA and No. 5 Pepperdine will each attempt to bounce back from conference losses earlier this week.

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New Lees-McRae coach Schmidlin adds old team IPFW to 2014 schedule

A former IPFW assistant coach will go up against his Hall of Fame mentor in non-conference play this upcoming season.

Lees-McRae with its new head coach Dave Schmidlin have agreed to play a road non-conference match against IPFW during the 2014 season.

Schmidlin spent 10 seasons as an assistant under AVCA Hall of Fame coach Arnie Ball and helped guide the Mastodons to two NCAA Tournament appearances in the 1990s. In addition, Schmidlin spent time as a head coach at Cardinal Stritch before being hired as Lees-McRae new head coach in April.

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Off the Block Fan Choice Player of the Year: First-round voting

Off the Blocked selected and seeded the 65 players in a bracket, and now it is up to the fans to determine who should win the Off the Block Fan Choice Player of the Year.

The Fan Choice Player of the Year recognizes the best individual performances from NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball players during the season and gives volleyball fans from around the world the chance decide the winner through online voting.


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Top 5 men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

It’s the final Wednesday of the regular season, and it’s so big it warrants a top-five match breakdown.

No. 3 UCLA will try to clinch a home match in the MPSF Tournament and remain in contention for the only at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as it plays No. 5 Pepperdine. In addition, the Conference Tournament resumes tonight with both semifinal matches.

Check out this special Wednesday edition of the top-five men’s volleyball matches from around the nation to follow tonight.
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