Four months until the start of the upcoming college men’s volleyball season and Penn State coach Mark Pavlik is already getting excited about all the possible line-up combinations he could use in 2015.
With all but one starter returning for the Nittany Lions, Pavlik said in a recent interview with Off the Block that Penn State’s depth could create several intriguing on-court possibilities next season.
Two current college men’s volleyball players will join the U.S. Men’s National Team for its upcoming series against Iran.
USA Volleyball announced earlier this week that USC setter Micah Christenson and Penn State outside attacker Aaron Russell were among the 14 players named to the U.S. roster for the USA Volleyball Cup.
The only current college player on the U.S. roster stepped up in a championship match to help the United States clinch a berth to the World Championship.
Penn State All-American outside attacker Aaron Russell had seven kills and a match-high two aces as the United States swept Guatemala 25-18, 25-22, 25-15 on Sunday in Colorado Springs, Colorado to win the gold medal at NORCECA World Championship Qualifier.
The growth of college men’s volleyball on social media expanded exponentially during the most recent season.
A recent Off the Block study of NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball social media accounts revealed that the amount teams with at least 1,000 Twitter followers has more than doubled since the start of the 2014 season.