Check out Off the Block special contributor Ted Wang’s interview with former Long Beach State All-American outside attacker Taylor Crabb. The 2013 National Player of the Year making a transition to beach volleyball helped his co-ed team win a championship at the World Series of Beach Volleyball on Saturday and recently finished in third place at the Manhattan Beach Open. Continue reading →
For the first time in the tournament’s history, the United States is moving to the quarterfinals at the FIVB Boys Youth World Championship.
Long Beach State incoming recruit Kyle Ensing finished with a match-high 15 kills and added four aces as the United States swept Mexico 25-18, 25-16, 25-22 in the Round of 16 on Wednesday in Argentina. Continue reading →
France experienced first-hand just why there is so much hype surrounding Long Beach State incoming recruit TJ DeFalco.
DeFalco had a team-high 18 kills and six aces as the United States defeated France 26-24, 25-21, 23-25, 25-16 on Monday in Argentina to remain undefeated at the FIVB Youth World Championship and clinch a berth in the Round of 16. Continue reading →
The on-campus championship celebration for Loyola hasn’t even happened yet, but it’s time to start looking forward to the 2016 season.
Check out Off the Block’s early projections at what teams will be in the top top 10 of the preseason national rankings for the upcoming season that is eight months away from starting. Continue reading →
The busiest day in the college men’s volleyball postseason is here with the MIVA Tournament and MPSF Tournament getting underway.
Pepperdine playing host to UC Santa Barbara highlights the four MPSF Tournament quarterfinals tonight. In addition, BYU after pulling off two upsets last week will attempt to pull off another one as it travels to USC. Continue reading →
A nationwide voting committee selected Hawai’i middle attacker Taylor Averill, Long Beach State middle attacker Taylor Gregory, Lewis middle attacker Bobby Walsh and Ball State middle attacker Matt Walsh as the four finalists for the annual Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Blocker of the Year.
The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Blocker of the Year is annually awarded to the NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball player with the best front-row defensive performance during the regular season. Continue reading →