Off the Blocked selected and seeded the 65 players in a bracket, and now it is up to the fans to determine who should win the Off the Block Fan Choice Player of the Year.
The Fan Choice Player of the Year recognizes the best individual performances from NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball players during the season and gives volleyball fans from around the world the chance decide the winner through online voting.
The six-round tournament continues Sundays with the four finals in the Tony Ciarelli Region, the Max Holt Region, the Jeff Menzel Region and the Erik Shoji Region. Online voting for these eight third-round matches will end at 11 p.m. (EST) Sunday.
This is the fifth day of voting for the Fan Choice Player of the Year tournament. The winners of the Regional Finals will advance to the championship round starting Monday.
No. 10 seed Eddie Rivera, IPFW
Rivera led IPFW and was in the nation’s top 30 with a 3.19 kills per game average. The junior also earned First-Team All-MIVA honors as IPFW finished the regular season in seventh place and reached the MIVA Tournament quarterfinals.
No. 12 seed Robart Page, UCLA
Page finished among the conference leaders and in the nation’s top 30 with a 3.18 kills per game average. The junior also earned an All-MPSF honorable mention as the Bruins finished the regular season in fourth place and advanced to the MPSF Tournament semifinals.
No. 5 seed Evan Mottram, UCLA
Mottram was among the MPSF leaders and in the nation’s top 30 with a 2.06 digs per game average. The junior also was an All-American selection as he helped the Bruins finish the regular season in fourth place and reach the MPSF Tournament semifinals.
No. 14 seed Taylor Hammond, Penn State
Hammond led the EIVA and was third in the nation with a 10.97 assists per game average. The freshman also earned Second-Team All-EIVA honors as Penn State won its 15th consecutive EIVA championship and reached the NCAA Tournament.
No. 1 seed Kevin Tillie, UC Irvine
Tillie finished in the nation’s top 20 with both a 3.73 kills per game average and a 0.32 aces per game average. The senior also was a First-Team All-American selection as he helped lead the Anteaters to their second consecutive national championship.
No. 3 seed Gonzalo Quiroga, UCLA
Quiroga led the MPSF with 52 aces and was in the nation’s top 15 with a 3.68 kills per game average. The junior also earned All-American honors and was a finalist for the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Server of the Year as the Bruins advanced to the MPSF Tournament semifinals.
No. 9 seed DJ White, Harvard
Despite missing part of the season with an injury, White returned to the court and was among EIVA leaders with a 3.19 kills per game average. The sophomore also was a First-Team All-EIVA selection as he helped lead Harvard to the EIVA Tournament championship match.
No. 7 seed Caleb Brophy, Pfeiffer
Brophy, the 2013 Conference Carolinas Player of the Year, led the nation with a 4.24 kills per game average and had a school-high 30 kills in the Conference Carolinas championship match. The senior also was a First-Team Conference Carolinas selection as he led Pfeiffer to its second consecutive conference championship.