Video: UCLA, USC earn wins at preseason tournament

One of the nation’s largest annual preseason college men’s volleyball event produced multiple wins for UCLA and the host school USC.

Watch the video highlights filmed by Off the Block associate editor Jonathan Bates of UCLA’s wins against USC and Pepperdine, along with USC’s win versus UC San Diego at the USC Fall Tournament on Saturday. Continue reading “Video: UCLA, USC earn wins at preseason tournament”

Princeton, USC schedule another non-conference meeting for 2019

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[Editor’s note: Off the Block in collaboration with the EIVA is presenting The Top 15 EIVA Non-Conference Matches. This list spotlights the best non-conference matches scheduled for EIVA teams in 2019 and will be the first time several of these matches have been publicly announced. Princeton versus USC is ranked No. 10 on the list.]

One year after its first all-time meeting, Princeton and USC will be back at it again. Continue reading “Princeton, USC schedule another non-conference meeting for 2019”

Cumberland University to host 2019 Grow the Game Challenge

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The nation’s largest college men’s volleyball non-conference tournament is coming to Middle Tennessee in 2019.

Off the Block announced Thursday that Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee, will be the host site for the Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge on Jan. 18-20. Continue reading “Cumberland University to host 2019 Grow the Game Challenge”

U.S. unveils preliminary roster for upcoming NORCECA U21 Championship

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The United States determined its preliminary roster for the team that will attempt to qualify for the 2019 FIVB U21 World Championship.

USA Volleyball announced Monday the 17 college players and incoming recruits to make the U.S. Men’s Junior National Training Team. Continue reading “U.S. unveils preliminary roster for upcoming NORCECA U21 Championship”

Sacred Heart head coach departs to join USC coaching staff

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USC is just that appealing for a job — even if it required Greg Walker to go from a head coach to an assistant coach and move across the country.

USC announced Thursday that Greg Walker stepped down as the Sacred Heart head coach to become an assistant coach with the Trojans for the upcoming season. Continue reading “Sacred Heart head coach departs to join USC coaching staff”

Charleston, USC players to compete for Australia at U21 World Championship qualifier

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Two NCAA men’s volleyball players will represent their home nation of Australia at a qualifying tournament for the 2019 FIVB U21 World Championship.

Charleston outside attacker Max Senica and USC incoming freshman outside attacker Izac Carracher were among the 12 players selected to the Australian Men’s Junior Team roster that was unveiled during the weekend. Continue reading “Charleston, USC players to compete for Australia at U21 World Championship qualifier”

Club team featuring eight NCAA recruits wins USA Volleyball national title

The club careers for eight incoming NCAA men’s volleyball freshmen now includes leading their program to an unprecedented fourth straight national title.

The Southern California team 949 B12 Black swept Balboa Bay 25-16, 25-21 in the Open 18 Division championship match at the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championship earlier this week in Phoenix, Arizona. Continue reading “Club team featuring eight NCAA recruits wins USA Volleyball national title”