Three finalists selected for inaugural Ryan Millar Award

A nationwide voting committee selected Loyola middle attacker Jeff Jendryk, Stanford middle attacker Conrad Kaminski and UCLA middle attacker Mitch Stahl as the three finalists for the inaugural Ryan Millar Award.

The Ryan Millar Award is presented to the best middle attacker in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. Continue reading

UCLA’s Ma’a, Loyola’s Tischler named Co-National Freshman of Week

Two freshmen who helped their teams earn the No. 2 seed for their upcoming conference tournaments will end the regular season with a national award.

Off the Block announced Monday that UCLA setter Micah Ma’a and Loyola outside attacker Will Tischler were named the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Co-National Freshman of the Week. Continue reading

Inside the VolleyMetrics: McKendree, Loyola 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.]

The back-row defense for McKendree made about five digs during a 40-second rally against No. 11 Loyola to win the point and earn the VolleyMetrics Rally of the Week honors. Continue reading

Inside the VolleyMetrics: Ball State, Loyola 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.]

No. 9/9 Ball State made a kick-save dig along with multiple blocks to win a point against No. 11 Loyola and earn VolleyMetricts Rally of the Week honors. Continue reading