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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 ConfCarolinas.]
The average college men’s volleyball fan may not be name every team in the ConfCarolinas. However, the ConfCarolinas in recent years has been one of the nation’s most drastically improved men’s volleyball conferences.
Continue reading “Quick-hits: What to know about ConfCarolinas teams for 2019 season”
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Coach Henry Chuang is already anticipating two incoming recruits to have significant roles for Lees-McRae.
The Bobcats announced recently that high school graduates Nicholas Cookingham and Drew Sims have committed to join the ConfCarolinas team for the 2019 season.
Continue reading “Lees-McRae signs recruits with all-state, all-conference accolades”
Lees-McRae picked the farthest possible place it could travel after years of staying on the East Coast for all its non-conference matches.
The ConfCarolinas school as part of recently unveiling its entire 2018 schedule announced that it will play at Hawai’i in an early-season non-conference tournament during the upcoming season.
Continue reading “Lees-McRae to travel to Hawai’i for 2018 non-conference tournament”
Listen Off the Block’s interview with coach Henry Chuang about Lees-McRae going from a winless conference season last year to clinching the program’s first postseason berth since 2014. Continue reading “Audio: Lees-McRae coach discusses huge program turnaround”
Two freshmen who had their best offensive performances of the season are earning a share of a national award.
Off the Block announced Monday that Lees-McRae outside attacker Wes Rogman and UC Irvine middle attacker Scott Stadick were named the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Co-National Freshman of the Week.
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It was a record-setting long day in college men’s volleyball
A season-high nine NCAA Division I-II matches went to a decisive fifth game on Saturday. In addition, every conference had at least one of their matches reach five games and 10 nationally ranked teams were involved in these matches.
Continue reading “Absolute fifth-game madness in college men’s volleyball”
It’s a new year and there are plenty of reasons for college men’s volleyball teams to be optimistic.
Check out the college men’s volleyball teams that following challenging 2016 seasons could have the best record improvement in 2017.
Continue reading “Six teams likely to make biggest record improvement in 2017”
Lees-McRae in upcoming season will not only play its first non-conference match against a MPSF school this decade — it will face two MPSF opponents on back-to-back nights.
The Conference Carolinas team announced recently on its athletics department website that it will play neutral site non-conference matches versus Stanford and UC Santa Barbara in March at Penn State.
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A player who helped lead his club team to a regional championship will be among the recruits to join the rebuilding process at Lees-McRae
Lees-McRae coach Henry Chuag announced during the weekend that recent high school graduates Nash Rauen and Chris Woolslayer both signed national letters of intent to play for the Bobcats beginning in 2017.
Continue reading “Lees-McRae coach Chuang unveils latest recruiting class”
A former assistant coach at St. Francis and Vassar will now take over the program at Lees-McRae.
The Lees-McRae athletics department announced during the weekend that it hired Henry Chuang to be its new men’s volleyball head coach for the upcoming season.
Continue reading “Lees-McRae names Vassar assistant Chuang new head coach”