Cal Baptist to open season at home with 4-team invitational

The EIVA Tournament finalists and an incoming member of the MPSF will be among the teams descending upon Cal Baptist in opening week of the season.

Cal Baptist as part of recently unveiling its 2017 season schedule announced it will play host to St. Francis, Concordia-Irvine and Lindenwood for a non-conference event in January. Continue reading “Cal Baptist to open season at home with 4-team invitational”

Inside the Metrics: Lewis, Lindenwood earn rally of week honors

[Editor’s note: Off the Block is partnering with VolleyMetrics this season to provide the volleyball community with an in-depth analysis at the stats and in-match metrics for college men’s volleyball. The following analysis is from VolleyMetrics.]

Lindenwood overcame multiple digs from No. 13 Lewis to finish the play with a block and earn the VolleyMetrics Rally of the Week honors. Continue reading “Inside the Metrics: Lewis, Lindenwood earn rally of week honors”

8-team field unveiled for 2016 UCSB Asics Invitational

The MIVA and EIVA will be well-represented at one of the biggest annual college men’s volleyball non-conference events to open the upcoming season.

UC Santa Barbara unveiled to Off the Block the eight-team field for its home tournament the 2016 Asics Invitational that will feature a record four non-West Coast teams. Continue reading “8-team field unveiled for 2016 UCSB Asics Invitational”