Ohio State’s Szerszen wins 2016 Karch Kiraly Award

Ohio State outside attacker Nicolas Szerszen after having one of the best offensive seasons in the nation is now winning one of the top individual college men’s volleyball awards.

Off the Block announced Wednesday that a nationwide voting committee selected Szerszen as the recepient of the 2016 Karch Kiraly Award. Continue reading

Bracketology: Team comparisons using NCAA selection committee criteria

All the matches are over and now the only thing left is the number crunching before Selection Sunday.

Off the Block has crunched the numbers using the same criteria as the selection committee to show how the top teams in the nation fare against each other in the race for the two at-large bids and NCAA Tournament seeding. Continue reading

Bracketology: Team comparisons using NCAA selection committee criteria

More postseason anarchy has led to even more shifting in the college men’s volleyball bracketology just days before Selection Sunday

Off the Block has crunched the numbers using the same criteria as the selection committee to show how the top teams in the nation fare against each other in the race for the two at-large bids and NCAA Tournament seeding. Continue reading

Three setters named finalists for annual Lloy Ball Award

A nationwide voting committee selected Ohio State setter Christy Blough, Stanford setter James Shaw and Long Beach State setter Josh Tuaniga as finalists for the annual Lloy Ball Award.

The Lloy Ball Award, which is named after the former IPFW All-American and U.S. Olympian setter, is presented to the nation’s best setter in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. Continue reading