Pepperdine’s Wieczorek three-peats as OTB/Springbak National Player of Year

Photo courtesy of Pepperdine athletics and Martin A. Folb

The fans have spoken, and Pepperdine All-American outside attacker David Wieczorek is once again earning a national award.

Wieczorek received the most votes in the four-person championship round that ended Friday night to win the 2018 Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Fan Choice National Player of the Year. Continue reading “Pepperdine’s Wieczorek three-peats as OTB/Springbak National Player of Year”

Long Beach State, Pepperdine players make initial U.S. roster for Nations League

Photo courtesy of John Fajardo and Long Beach State athletics

Three current college men’s volleyball All-Americans will be on the U.S. preliminary roster for the biggest international tournament of the year.

USA Volleyball announced Monday that Long Beach State outside attacker TJ DeFalco, Long Beach State opposite Kyle Ensing and Pepperdine outside attacker David Wieczorek were selected to the 26-player U.S. roster for the upcoming FIVB Volleyball Nations League. Continue reading “Long Beach State, Pepperdine players make initial U.S. roster for Nations League”

OTB, Springbak unveil 2018 Freshmen All-American Team


A nationwide voting committee selected 10 players to the annual 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. This is the fifth year Off the Block and Springbak, Inc. have presented the national honor, and it remains the only Freshmen All-American Team presented in college men’s volleyball. Continue reading “OTB, Springbak unveil 2018 Freshmen All-American Team”

Video: BYU serve too much for Pepperdine, wins MPSF regular season title

No. 2/2 BYU didn’t leave any doubt who was the best team in the MPSF during the regular season.

BYU hit .400 and finished with a season-high 11 aces it swept No. 4/5 Pepperdine 25-20, 25-17, 25-14 on Thursday in Malibu, California, to clinch the MPSF regular season title and home court advantage throughout the conference tournament. Continue reading “Video: BYU serve too much for Pepperdine, wins MPSF regular season title”

Video: No. 5/6 Pepperdine sweeps USC to clinch MPSF Tournament home match

Postseason volleyball is coming back to Firestone Fieldhouse for the first time in three years.

All-conference outside attacker David Wieczorek had a match-high 15 kills as No. 5/6 Pepperdine swept USC 25-20, 26-24, 25-23 on Thursday in Los Angeles to clinch home court advantage for the opening round of the MPSF Tournament. Continue reading “Video: No. 5/6 Pepperdine sweeps USC to clinch MPSF Tournament home match”

Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria

Selection Sunday is less than a month away and there still remains a large group of teams in contention for a NCAA Tournament at-large bid, according to the latest Off the Block bracketology.

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 selection committee criteria”

Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria

Almost one month until Selection Sunday and 11 teams remain under NCAA Tournament consideration, according to the latest Off the Block bracketology.

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 selection committee criteria”