Mount Olive setter Yasalonis wins National Player of Month

Mount Olive setter Jeff Yasalonis prevailed in a tight race that had more than 10,000 votes cast to be win the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Player of the Month for January.

Yasalonis received 3,932 online votes to beat-out second-place North Greenville libero Dustin King by less than 100 votes and earn the only college men’s volleyball national monthly award. Continue reading

The 10 bold predictions for 2016 college men’s volleyball season

Who cares about safe preseason college men’s volleyball predictions — it’s time to make some big and bold calls.

With the regular season starting this weekend, Off the Block is making its annual bold predictions on everything from the teams that could go undefeated to who will pull off a big upset. Continue reading

Initial look at Conference Carolinas Tournament quarterfinal matches

The regular season is over and the bracket is set for the Conference Carolinas Tournament.

Check out the match-ups and historical information to know about the upcoming Conference Carolinas Tournament quarterfinals. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Multiple teams have an opportunity tonight to pull off monumental upsets.

Concordia-Irvine playing host to No. 14 Stanford highlights the slate of matches tonight as the Eagles attempt to get their first win against a NCAA Division I-II nationally ranked team. In addition, King will try to get the program’s first victory against Conference Carolinas powerhouse Mount Olive. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Everything including rematches from last year’s postseason to near must-win matches for several teams is on the college men’s volleyball slate tonight.

No. 2 Lewis will attempt to add to winless No. 15 Penn State’s early-season woes as both teams meet in a critical non-conference match. In addition, out on West Coast No. 8 UC Santa Barbara will play No. 4 BYU with a chance to pull off a program first in the rally scoring era. Continue reading

Top 25 reasons to be excited about 2015 NCAA volleyball season

It’s the start of October and that means three months remain before the start of the 2015 college men’s volleyball season.

With the regular season set to begin in less than 100 days, there are plenty of reasons to have excited anticipation. Check out 25 reasons to be excited about the 2015 season.

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Mount Olive signs two top international recruits for 2015 season

Members from the Belgian Junior National Team and England Junior National Team will be among the incoming recruits joining Mount Olive for the upcoming season.

Mount Olive coach David Heller announced Monday that recent high school graduates Hollevoet and Robert Poole, Bret Rutledge, Peyton Schirman, Jeff Yasalonis and Victor Zamudio all committed to play for Mount Olive starting in the 2015 season.

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Fear the Fleet: Erskine sweeps Mount Olive to earn berth to NCAA Tournament

In its program’s second year, Erskine is heading to the NCAA Tournament.

Outside attacker Michael Michelau had a team-high four aces and 14 kills as Erskine defeated Mount Olive 25-20, 26-24, 27-25 in the Conference Carolinas Tournament championship match Wednesday in Due West, S.C., to earn the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
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