A nationwide voting committee selected nine players to the inaugural Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-American Team.
The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshmen All-American Team honors the top NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball freshmen players from the regular season. It is also the only Freshmen All-American Team presented in college men’s volleyball.
Two days remain in the regular season for the MPSF and MIVA and there is still a whole lot left to be decided.
No. 4 Pepperdine versus No. 10 Hawai’i highlight the matches tonight as both teams are in need of a victory to improve their playoff position. In addition out in the Midwest, No. 1 Loyola plays Ohio State with a chance to accomplish something not done in the last 35 years.
The postseason is getting even closer and several matches tonight will go a long way to determine the conference tournament seeding.
No. 10 Hawai’i will try to pull off the upset and move a step closer to reaching the postseason as it plays host No. 2 BYU. In addition, Penn State and Harvard will meet with first place in the EIVA on the line. Continue reading →
Multiple conference titles can be clinched tonight.
No. 2 BYU will go for its second consecutive MPSF regular season title as it plays host to conference rival No. 9 UCLA. In addition out in the Midwest, No. 1 Loyola will look to remain undefeated in the MIVA and win its first conference regular season title in about 10 years as it takes on IPFW.
For a regular season mid-week slate of matches, this is about as big as it gets in college men’s volleyball.
No. 4 Pepperdine and No. 6 UCLA will play each other in a conference showdown that could be a factor when the selection committee meets in the upcoming weeks. In addition, Ball State and IPFW will renew one of the top in-state rivals with second place in the MIVA on the line.
Three more schools have surpassed a significant social media milestone.
A recent Off the Block study of NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball social media accounts revealed that college men’s volleyball teams with more than 1,000 Twitter followers has expanded to a record seven schools since the start of the season.
A regular season Wednesday in college men’s volleyball doesn’t get bigger than tonight.
Four of the top 10 nationally ranked teams will be in action tonight, including No. 1 UCLA and No. 3 Pepperdine meeting in a critical conference match. In addition, Loyola and Lewis will renew their in-state rivalry in a rematch of last season’s MIVA championship match.
Conference play begins tonight for several teams eyeing a conference title and trip to the NCAA Tournament this season.
No. 1 Loyola will attempt to remain atop the national rankings as it plays host to Ohio State in its MIVA opener. In addition, out in the West Coast the MPSF season continues with a marquee match-up between No. 3 BYU and No. 6 USC.
Five of the top 10 nationally ranked teams have already lost this week and there is a chance more could go down tonight.
No. 10 UC Irvine and No. 5 UC Santa Barbara highlights tonight’s matches with both teams looking to get a rebound victory. In addition, Grand Canyon will try to continue its best start to a season in program history as it plays host to George Mason in a non-conference match.