UC San Diego, Stanford players win awards at U21 NORCECA Championship

Photo courtesy of the FIVB and NORCECA

Two U.S. Men’s Junior National Team players concluded the NORCECA U21 Continental Championship earning two of the tournament’s top individual awards.

Stanford opposite Jaylen Jasper was named the Best Server, while UC San Diego setter Blake Crisp was selected was the Best Setter on Saturday at the international event that is a qualifier for the FIVB U21 World Championship. Continue reading “UC San Diego, Stanford players win awards at U21 NORCECA Championship”

UCSD opposite Syftestad repeats as Division II National Player of Year

Opposite Tanner Syftestad has capped off his college career as a multiple-time recipient of the top individual award for a NCAA Division II men’s volleyball player.

Off the Block announced Tuesday that a nationwide voting committee for the second consecutive year selected the UC San Diego senior as the Division II National Player of the Year. Continue reading “UCSD opposite Syftestad repeats as Division II National Player of Year”

The Breakdown: How Big West teams fared versus their former MPSF rivals

Jonathan Bates | Off the Block associate editor

All regular season matches between the Big West and MPSF are now in the history book. The Big West went 28-18 versus the MPSF, due in part to the 9-3 record posted by UC Irvine and the 6-0 record posted by Long Beach State. Big West teams were 16-9 at home, while 11-9 on the road.

This is the inaugural season of the Big West as a men’s volleyball conference. The addition of the Big West resulted in a split in the MPSF with six Big West schools leaving the federation during the offseason.

Check out the team-by-team breakdown of Big West schools fared against the MPSF opponents in non-conference play this season.

UCI LBSU Hawai’i UCSB CSUN UCSD
at UCLA L at Stan W vs USC W vs Stan W at Stan W vs UCLA L
vs USC W vs Stan W vs GCU W at Pepp W vs CUI L vs CUI W
at Pepp W vs USC W vs UCLA W at BYU W at UCLA L at GCU L
at GCU W vs CUI W vs UCLA L at BYU L vs Stan W vs Stan L
at CUI W vs UCLA W vs CUI W vs Pepp L at CUI L vs BYU L
vs BYU W at UCLA W vs CUI W at USC W at CUI L
vs BYU W vs BYU L at UCLA L vs USC W
vs Stan W at Pepp L at Stan L
vs UCLA L
vs Pepp L
at Stan W
at USC W
Overall 9-3 6-0 5-3 4-3 2-3 2-6 28-18
Home 4-2 4-0 4-2 1-1 1-1 2-3 16-9
Away 5-1 2-0 0-1 3-2 1-2 0-3 11-9
Neutral 1-0 1-0