LBSU’s DeFalco, UCLA’s Ma’a named Co-National Freshman of Week

Two of the top freshmen in the nation so far this season are each earning a share of a weekly national award.

Off the Block announced Monday that Long Beach State outside attacker TJ DeFalco and UCLA setter Micah Ma’a were selected as the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Co-National Freshman of the Week. Continue reading

Video: Arnitz, Ma’a lead No. 1/1 UCLA past No. 12 CSUN

Outside attacker Jake Arnitz had a team-high 21 kills while setter Micah Ma’a led all players seven aces as No. 1/1 UCLA defeated No. 12 CSUN in four games on Friday to remain undefeated.

Check out the video highlights filmed by Off the Block special contributor Jonathan Bates of the final game between the Bruins and Matadors. Continue reading

Video: Ma’a ace completes UCLA comeback victory vs. LBSU

Freshman setter Micah Ma’a had 13 kills and a team-high 30 assists along with the match-winning ace as No. 1/1 UCLA beat No. 2/2 Long Beach State in five games on Wednesday.

Check out the video highlights filmed by Off the Block special contributor Jonathan Bates from the decisive fifth game between the top two ranked teams in the nation. Continue reading