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A freshman who helped McKendree pull off its biggest upset in program history is earning the first national award of his college career.
Off the Block announced Monday that setter Ryan Serrano was selected as the Off the Block National Freshman of the Week.
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Check out Off the Block associate editor Jonathan Bates’ postmatch interview with coach Nickie Sanlin after McKendree swept Princeton on Saturday.
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There was no letdown for McKendree.
McKendree a day after upsetting No. 8/7 BYU swept Princeton 25-20, 25-18, 25-17 on Saturday in its tournament finale at the BYU Invitational.
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One of the toughest road venues in college men’s volleyball is now the site of the biggest upset in McKendree’s program history.
McKendree rallied from an opening-game loss and a six-point deficit late in the second game to upset No. 8/7 BYU 19-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-22 on Friday at the Smith Fieldhouse.
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Check out Off the Block associate editor Jonathan Bates’ postmatch interview with setter Ryan Serrano after McKendree on the road upset No. 8/7 BYU in four games on Friday.
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Check out Off the Block associate editor Jonathan Bates’ postmatch interview with McKendree middle attacker Wyett Dimke after a three-game loss to No. 2/2 Hawai’i on Thursday.
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Outside attacker Stijn van Tilburg had a match-high 18 kills and zero attack errors while hitting .750 as No. 2/2 Hawai’i swept McKendree 25-10, 25-19, 25-18 on Thursday at the BYU Invitational.
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McKendree needed five games but on Sunday it pulled off its first victory against Ohio State in program history.
The Bearcats were led by middle attacker Lucas Galifos’s 10 kills (.600 attack percentage) and his career-high seven blocks. Outside attacker Brendan Dunn chipped in with a double-double (12 kills and 10 digs).
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Five college men’s volleyball players have earned national awards for being the best at their position.
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Photo courtesy of The Ohio State University athletics.
[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 MIVA.]
The MIVA has all the makings this season for the most chaotic conference in college men’s volleyball.
Four teams received at least one first-place vote in the MIVA Preseason Poll that was released earlier this month.
Continue reading “Quick-hits: What to know about MIVA teams for 2019 season”