LBSU’s DeFalco, UCLA’s Ma’a named Co-National Freshman of Week

Two of the top freshmen in the nation so far this season are each earning a share of a weekly national award.

Off the Block announced Monday that Long Beach State outside attacker TJ DeFalco and UCLA setter Micah Ma’a were selected as the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Co-National Freshman of the Week. Continue reading

Video: Ma’a ace completes UCLA comeback victory vs. LBSU

Freshman setter Micah Ma’a had 13 kills and a team-high 30 assists along with the match-winning ace as No. 1/1 UCLA beat No. 2/2 Long Beach State in five games on Wednesday.

Check out the video highlights filmed by Off the Block special contributor Jonathan Bates from the decisive fifth game between the top two ranked teams in the nation. Continue reading