The National Outside Attacker of the Year award will be renamed to honor one of the best players in the history of college men’s volleyball and USA Volleyball.
Off the Block announced Tuesday that the newest college men’s volleyball national award will be named after former UCLA All-American outside attacker and Olympic gold medalist Karch Kiraly. Continue reading
It’s weeks before the conference tournament begins but several matches tonight could have a significant effect on the postseason seeding.
No. 2 Lewis faces a must-win match to remain in sole possession of first place in the MIVA as it travels to play No. 11 Ohio State. In addition, No. 9 UC Santa Barbara and No. 10 UCLA will play each other with both teams needing a win to move a step closer to solidify a berth in the MPSF Tournament. Continue reading
A freshman from UCLA for the second time in the last three weeks is earning a national award.
Off the Block announced Monday that UCLA outside attacker J.T. Hatch was selected as the Off the Block National Freshman of the Week. Continue reading
It wasn’t pretty at times but No. 10 Long Beach State finished getting a critical conference road victory against a top-10 ranked team.
Long Beach State despite being out-hit .255 to .237 overcame a one-game deficit to defeat No. 9 UCLA 20-25, 25-23, 27-25, 23-25, 15-11 on Friday in Los Angeles. Continue reading
Check out Off the Block special contributor Jonathan Bates’ postmatch interview with coach John Speraw after No. 9 UCLA lost to No. 10 Long Beach State in five games on Friday. Continue reading
It’s the start to the second half of the college men’s volleyball season — when the real March Madness begins.
No. 5 Hawai’i and No. 6 Pepperdine highlight the slate of matches tonight as both teams try to get a signature victory and remain in contention for a conference title. In addition, No. 9 UCLA will look to further solidify its chances at a postseason berth as it plays No. 10 Long Beach State. Continue reading
Freshman outside attacker J.T. had a match-high 17 kills as No. 9 UCLA overcame a one-game deficit to defeat No. 14 Cal State Northridge 16-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-23 on Tuesday. Continue reading
Check out Off the Block special contributor Jonathan Bates’ postmatch interview with outside attacker J.T. Hatch after No. 9 UCLA’s conference victory against No. 14 Cal State Northridge on Tuesday. Continue reading
Check out Off the Block special contributor Jonathan Bates’ postmatch interview with setter Hagen Smith following No. 9 UCLA’s four-game victory against No. 14 Cal State Northridge on Tuesday. Continue reading
The team match-ups don’t get much better than this during the regular season.
No. 5 BYU will play host to No. 13 Ball State in a showdown between two of the top blocking teams in the nation. In addition, No. 3 UC Irvine will look to continue its recent offensive dominance as it plays No. 9 UCLA. Continue reading