Princeton outside Harrington named 2024 National Server of Year

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Princeton outside attacker Ben Harrington opened the season with a record-setting performance and is now ending the season with a national award.

Off the Block announced Wednesday that a nationwide voting committee selected Harrington as the National Server of the Year.

The Off the Block National Server of the Year is an annual award that recognizes the top individual serving performance from a NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball player during the regular season.


Harrington finished second in the nation with a 0.63 aces per game average and had at least three aces in nine matches. The senior also in the season opener set a NCAA single-match record during the rally scoring era with 13 aces against Queens.

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

Harrington edged out the runner-up UC Irvine outside attacker Hilir Henno by eight votes. Grand Canyon pin-hitter Camden Gianni finished in third place with 19 votes.

This is the 12th year that Off the Block has presented the National Server of the Year.

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 National Server of the Year voting results

1. Ben Harrington, Princeton – 39 votes
2. Hilir Henno, UC Irvine – 31 votes
3. Camden Gianni, Grand Canyon – 19 votes
4. Jacob Pasteur, Ohio State – 16 votes
5. Nathan Zini, Saint Francis –13 votes
6. Isaiah Fedd, Fort Valley State – 7 votes
7. Omar Hoyos, George Mason – 4 votes
8. Sotiris Siapanis, Long Beach State – 3 votes
T-9. AJ lewis, lindenwood – 1 vote
T-9. Merrick McHenry, UCLA – 1 vote