Quick-hits: What to know about ConfCarolinas teams for 2019 season

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[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 ConfCarolinas.]

The average college men’s volleyball fan may not be name every team in the ConfCarolinas. However, the ConfCarolinas in recent years has been one of the nation’s most drastically improved men’s volleyball conferences. Continue reading “Quick-hits: What to know about ConfCarolinas teams for 2019 season”

Barton edges out Mount Olive, King for top of ConfCarolinas poll

The three-team race for the ConfCarolinas championship is on — at least based on the conference’s preseason coaches poll.

Barton finished as the preseason favorite, but both Mount Olive and King were within five points of the defending conference champions in the ConfCarolinas poll that was released Tuesday. Continue reading “Barton edges out Mount Olive, King for top of ConfCarolinas poll”

Barton, Mount Olive players reach knock-out stage of European championship

The Conference Carolinas was more than well represented in the knock-out stage of a European championship event.

The Barton pair of Angelos Mandilaris and Vasilis Mandilaris advanced to the Round of 16, while Mount Olive opposite Robert Poole reached the first round at the CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship during the weekend in the Czech Republic. Continue reading “Barton, Mount Olive players reach knock-out stage of European championship”