Record 5 teams receive national academic award

For the second consecutive year, five NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams earned national academic honor.

The AVCA announced Wednesday that Cal Baptist, George Mason, Grand Canyon, Harvard and NJIT all received the organization’s annual Team Academic Award. Continue reading

Off the Block releases watch list for inaugural Bryan Ivie Award

Twelve college men’s volleyball players have been selected to the 2015 watch list for a new national award this upcoming season.

Off the Block on Monday announced the watch list for the inaugural Bryan Ivie Award, which is presented to the best opposite in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. Continue reading

Record number of teams earn national academic honor

A record five NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams earned a national recognition for their success in the classroom.

The AVCA announced Monday afternoon that Grand Canyon, Harvard, NJIT, Lees-McRae and Lewis all received the volleyball organization’s annual Team Academic Award.

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NJIT hires former Sacred Heart assistant Goncalves as new head coach

A former Sacred Heart assistant coach with experience of playing professional volleyball in Europe will be the new head coach at NJIT.

NJIT athletics director Lenny Kaplan announced Thursday afternoon that he hired Danny Goncalves as the men’s volleyball team’s new head coach for the upcoming season.
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Top 5 college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Nothing says Valentine’s Day night like marquee college men’s volleyball matches involving top-10 nationally ranked teams.

A showdown between one of the nation’s top defensive teams and the defending National Player of the Year highlights the schedule as No. 8 UC Santa Barbara plays host to No. 5 Long Beach State. In addition, out in the Midwest two of this season’s surprise teams, Lindenwood and IPFW, will meet for a conference match.

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EIVA announces Player of the Year, all-conference teams

For the first time in more than five years, a non-Penn State player has earned EIVA Player of the Year of the Year honors.

George Mason outside attacker Mark Jones and Penn State outside attacker Aaron Russell were selected as the 2013 Uvaldo Acosta Memorial EIVA Co-Players of the Year, the league announced Friday afternoon.
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