The USC pair representing the United States closed out the beach volleyball World University Championship with a victory.
USC outside attackers Lucas Yoder and Christopher Orenic defeated the Slovakian team of Jernej Tomazin and Sergej Drobnic 21-16, 13-21, 15-10 on Saturday in Estonia to finish in 23rd place at the international tournament. Continue reading
Two USC seniors will transition to the beach and represent the United States at an upcoming international beach volleyball tournament.
Outside attackers Lucas Yoder and Christopher Orenic will partner together and compete at the 2016 World University Championships that beginnings Wednesday in Estonia. Continue reading
Two incoming college freshmen recruits capped off their club career with a national championship.
Harvard setter Matt Ctvrtlik and USC libero Michael Chang helped lead their club team Balboa Bay to the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championship 18 Open title during the weekend in Dallas. Continue reading
The coach who led the Trojans to the their first two national titles and earned the nickname “The Father of USC men’s volleyball” has passed away.
USC announced Tuesday that former head coach Ernie Hix, 80, died of malignant melanoma during the weekend in Alta Loma, California. Continue reading
All-American outside attacker Tamir Hershko in his return to the court after missing almost two months with an injury had six kills and hit .625 as No. 14 UC Irvine swept USC on Sunday.
Check out the video highlights filmed by Off the Block special contributor Jonathan Bates of this conference win to keep the Anteaters in contention for a postseason berth. Continue reading
The only positive from No. 5/5 Long Beach State’s weekend loss is the latest strength of schedule rankings.
Long Beach State following its home loss to No. 1/1 UCLA jumped to No. 4 and is now has highest strength of schedule ranking among teams projected in Off the Block’s bracketology to be under NCAA Tournament consideration. Continue reading
[Editor’s note: Off the Block is partnering with VolleyMetrics this season to provide the volleyball community with an in-depth analysis at the stats and in-match metrics for college men’s volleyball. The following analysis is from VolleyMetrics.]
The back-row defense from both No. 1/1 Long Beach State and USC was on display during the weekend and earned the teams the VolleyMetricts Rally of the Week honors. Continue reading
USC fought off four match-points and outside attacker Lucas Yoder had a match-high 21 kills as the team upset No. 5/5 Hawai’i in a fifth-game overtime on Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Check out the video highlights of the conference match filmed by Off the Block special contributor Jonathan Bates. Continue reading
Check out Off the Block special contributor Jonathan Bates’ postmatch interviews with USC outside attacker Alex Slaught, Hawai’i assistant coach Joshua Walker and outside attacker Kolby Kanetake after USC upset No. 5/5 Hawai’i in five games on Tuesday. Continue reading
Outside attacker Kupono Fey had a match-high 19 kills to help No. 5/4 Hawai’i overcome an upset scare and rally from a one-game deficit to beat USC in five games on Monday.
Check out the video highlights filmed by Off the Block special contributor Jonathan Bates of the Rainbow Warriors’ road victory. Continue reading