[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.]
This is a week for those teams just outside of the top 10 and the top 15 to be able to make some movement and shake up the national rankings. Continue reading →
Check out Off the Block special contributor Jonathan Bates postmatch interviews with Stanford outside attacker Madison Hayden and USC assistant coach Todd Hollenbeck after No. 6/4 Stanford beat USC in four games on Sunday. Continue reading →
New USC coach Jeff Nygaard has signed three high school all-conference players for his inaugural recruiting class.
Nygaard announced Tuesday that high school seniors Sean Morrissey, Lucas Lossone and Jackson Wedbush each signed national letters of intent to play for the Trojans beginning in 2017. Continue reading →
The United States rallied and now has a pool championship while remaining in contention for a top-10 finish at the FIVB U-21 World Championship.
USC middle attacker Andy Benesh finished with both a match-high 12 kills and five blocks as the United States beat Japan 25-23, 17-25, 25-20, 25-23 on Thursday in Mexico to go undefeated in Pool G. Continue reading →
USC middle attacker Andy Benesh showed why the U.S. coaching staff had such high praise for its middle attackers entering the FIVB U-21 World Championship.
Benesh finished with a match-high 17 kills and added three blocks as the United States defeated Iran 25-19, 21-25, 25-22, 24-26, 16-14 on Tuesday in Mexico for its first victory at the international tournament. Continue reading →
USC middle attacker Andy Benesh even in an U.S. near-comeback loss was difficult to contain both on offense and defense.
Benesh had a team-high 17 kills and six blocks as the United States rallied a two-game deficit before losing to Argentina 25-21, 25-23, 21-25, 22-25, 15-10 in its FIVB U-21 World Championship pool-play opener on Friday in Mexico. Continue reading →