Grand Canyon setter Slight wins 2024 Lloy Ball Award

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Grand Canyon setter Nic Slight is capping off a career season with a national award.

Off the Block announced Tuesday that a nationwide voting committee selected Slight as the recipient of the 2024 Lloy Ball Award.

The Lloy Ball Award, which is named after the former Purdue Fort Wayne All-American and U.S. Olympian setter, is presented to the nation’s best setter in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season.


Slight was second in the nation with a 10.50 assists per game average and guided the offense to the fourth-best attack percentage in the nation at .343. The setter also was fifth in the MPSF with a 1.81 digs per game average as he helped the Antelopes win the conference championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament semifinals.

The voting committee for the Lloy Ball Award was comprised of more than 20 coaches and media members from around the nation. The top-three vote-getters were named finalists.

Slight garnered 48 votes – five more votes than the runner-up UCLA setter Andrew Rowan. Both UC Irvine setter Brett Sheward and Long Beach State setter Aidan Knipe finished tied in third place with nine votes.

This is the 11th year that Off the Block has presented the Lloy Ball Award.

Off the Block is a national award winning website that launched in 2011 and is the nation’s leader in college men’s volleyball coverage.

2024 Lloy Ball Award voting results

1. Nic Slight, Grand Canyon – 48 votes
2. Andrew Rowan, UCLA – 43 votes
T-3. Aidan Knipe, Long Beach State – 9 votes
T-3. Brett Sheward, UC Irvine – 9 votes
5. Connor Sheehan, Lindnewood – 6 votes
6. Tread Rosenthal, Hawai’i – 5 votes
7. Kohl Kutsch, Lincoln Memorial – 3 votes