Nickie Sanlin is earning a national coaching honor after guiding McKendree to its best finish in the MIVA and its deepest postseason run in program history.
Off the Block announced Tuesday that Sanlin was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Ivan Marquez Award. Continue reading “McKendree coach Sanlin named 2019 recipient of Ivan Marquez Award”
It didn’t come easy, but McKendree found a way to win the program’s inaugural home postseason match.
McKendree rallied from a 8-4 deficit in the decisive fifth game to beat Ball State 25-19, 25-22, 25-27, 27-29, 16-14 on Saturday in the MIVA Tournament quarterfinals. Continue reading “Audio: McKendree coach reacts to beating Ball State in MIVA quarterfinals”
The MIVA Tournament bracket and the quarterfinal match-ups are set.
Check out the quick-hit guide of what to know about each opening-round match before filling out your MIVA Tournament bracket in the Off the Block bracket challenge. Continue reading “Quick-hit guide to MIVA Tournament quarterfinal matches”
Six players based on your votes have an opportunity to win a college men’s volleyball national award for their outstanding performances in March
McKendree’s Francisco Comas, Lincoln Memorial’s Evan Cory, Barton’s Oscar Fiorentino, George Mason’s Jack Reese, Grand Canyon’s Cole Udall and Purdue Fort Wayne’s Pelegrin Vargas all advanced to the championship round of the Off the Block National Player of the Month. Continue reading “Championship round field set for Off the Block National Player of Month”
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. Continue reading “McKendree setter named National Freshman of Week”
Check out Off the Block associate editor Jonathan Bates’ postmatch interview with coach Nickie Sanlin after McKendree swept Princeton on Saturday. Continue reading “Video: McKendree coach discusses sweeping Princeton”
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. Continue reading “Video: McKendree serve stifles Princeton in sweep”
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. Continue reading “Video: McKendree stuns BYU for program’s biggest upset victory”
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. Continue reading “Video: McKendree setter reacts to upsetting No. 8/7 BYU”
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. Continue reading “Video: McKendree middle discusses challenging match vs. Hawai’i”