For the first time in the four years, a men’s volleyball will not receive NCAA sanctions for a sub-par academic performance.
No college men’s volleyball scored less than a 920 out of a possible 1,000 to earn penalties in the latest Academic Progress Rate report that the NCAA released Wednesday.
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The new Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 is out, but if history is any indication less than half of the players selected to the list will make an all-conference team in college.
Of the last five Fab 50 classes to complete their four-year college careers, only 23.2 percent of those players have earned Division I-II all-conference honors at least once during their college careers.
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The West Coast had the majority of incoming freshmen recruits on the 2012 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 list, but several other areas of the nation were also well represented on this list ranking the top high school volleyball recruits.
Use the Off the Block interactive map below to view where all the Fab 50 selections came from this year. The markers on the map indicate what conference the recruit will play in during the upcoming season — blue for the EIVA, red for the MIVA and yellow for the MPSF.
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USC coach Bill Ferguson has once again put together one of the top recruiting classes in the nation.
USC had a nation-best seven incoming freshmen recruits selected to the Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 list, which was in released in the magazine’s July issue.
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It took John Speraw less than a week since being hire at UCLA to begin to fill out his assistant coaching staff for the upcoming season.
Speraw announced Monday that former Loyola Marymount outside attacker and UC Irvine assistant coach Brad Keller will serve as UCLA’s assistant coach for the 2013 season.
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All of the All-American teams are out and as is the case every year there are players who can make the argument they got snubbed.
The AVCA and Volleyball Magazine each recently released their 2012 NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball All-American teams. All the athletes selected to these teams are well deserving, but with any All-American list there is a group of players who just missed out.
Check out the top 10 non-All-American players who had a case to earn the national honor this year.
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USC continued to pick up more individual national accolades — almost sweeping Volleyball Magazine’s top three annual awards.
Trojans outside attacker Tony Ciarelli was named the 2012 Volleyball Magazine Player of the Year, while setter Micah Christenson won the Freshman of the Year award. In addition, USC coach Bill Ferguson and former UC Irvine coach John Speraw both earned the magazine’s Coach of the Year honors.
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John Speraw 10 years after leaving UCLA to build UC Irvine into national powerhouse is now returning to to the Bruins.
UCLA athletics director Dan Guerrero announced Tuesday that Speraw has been hired to replace Hall of Fame coach Al Scates as the head coach of the UCLA men’s volleyball team.
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Twenty incoming college freshmen were selected to the boys’ volleyball AVCA High School Senior All-American Team on Thursday.
Penn State and UCLA led all teams having three recruits who were named high school All-Americans.
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Ball State middle attacker Matt Leske defeated Stanford All-American libero Erik Shoji in the championship match Thursday to win the 2012 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 to decide the winner through online voting on the Off the Block website.
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