U.S. blows past Dominican Republic to open Pan American Cup

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It didn’t take long for former Ohio State opposite Jake Hanes to put up big offensive numbers at the Pan American Cup.

Hanes finished with a match-high 18 kills on a .485 attack percentage as the United States swept the Dominican Republic 25-23, 25-23, 25-23 in its pool-play opener on Tuesday at the international tournament in Canada. Continue reading “U.S. blows past Dominican Republic to open Pan American Cup”

Multiple current NCAA players to compete in 2023 EuroVolley qualifier

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The presence of NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball will be felt at one of the biggest European events.

Six current college players – Hawai’i’s Spyros Chakas, Dimitrios Mouchlias and Jakob Thelle; NJIT’s Martin de Chavarria and Jens Feldthus; and Ohio State’s Sotiris Siapanis – will all compete in the 2023 EuroVolley qualification tournament. Continue reading “Multiple current NCAA players to compete in 2023 EuroVolley qualifier”

NCAA to further consider expanding men’s volleyball tournament to 12 teams

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The first step has been taken to expand the men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament.

The NCAA Division I Competition Oversight Committee during its July meeting approved in principle to expand the bracket for the national championship event by five teams to 12 schools starting in 2024. Continue reading “NCAA to further consider expanding men’s volleyball tournament to 12 teams”