March 1, 2024

Men’s College Roundup for March 1

Welcome to March and the first roundup of the new month where we fittingly also have a new No. 1. The 13-0 GCU Lopes are atop the rankings, unseating Long Beach State who held the title since the beginning of February. DIII has a shift as well at the bottom of the list. Loras flip-flops with Cal Lutheran, bumping them out of the top-5 to start the month.

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Jackson Hickman and Camden Gianni (Wesley Kurz/GCU Athletics)

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Jackson Hickman and Camden Gianni (Wesley Kurz/GCU Athletics)

March 1, 2024

Men’s College Roundup for March 1

Welcome to March and the first roundup of the new month where we fittingly also have a new No. 1. The 13-0 GCU Lopes are atop the rankings, unseating Long Beach State who held the title since the beginning of February. DIII has a shift as well at the bottom of the list. Loras flip-flops with Cal Lutheran, bumping them out of the top-5 to start the month.

Camden Gianni, Merrick McHenry, Ethan Champlin, Mason Briggs and the 2023 Men's Pan Am Cup team celebrate.

February 23, 2024

Men’s College Roundup for Feb. 23

This week, the roundup welcomes back a familiar name to the top-5 in DI/II. UC Irvine jumps two spots from their previous ranking to take the No. 5 position away from Stanford. In DIII, it’s the third straight week that the list has remained stagnant, meaning it’s still Wentworth leading the pack over Stevens, Southern Virginia, Springfield, and Cal Lutheran. The college roundup showcases some of the key matches of the week while also highlighting athletes who are part of the USA Volleyball National Team Development Program.

Women's National Team Open Program

February 20, 2024

More Than 200 Expected for 2024 WNT Open Program

More than 200 women’s volleyball players will converge on the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center on February 23-25 for the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Program

Jacob LaBouliere (Eli Sleasman/Wentworth Athletics)

February 16, 2024

Men’s College Roundup for Feb. 16

For the first time in 2024, the roundup sees no changes from the previous week. Despite suffering its first loss of the season, Long Beach State earns 17 votes by AVCA to stay at No. 1 ahead of undefeated Grand Canyon. Meanwhile in DIII, Wentworth has secured 12 wins to start the year and holds a firm grip on the top spot. The college roundup showcases some of the key matches of the week while also highlighting athletes who are part of the USA Volleyball National Team Development Program.

Boys Indoor Training Series

February 16, 2024

NTDP Opens 2024 Indoor Training Series with Boys in Colorado Springs

Close to 150 boys volleyball athletes from around the country will work with top coaches and look to improve their skills at the USA Volleyball National Team Development Program’s (NTDP) Indoor Training Series event on Feb. 29-March 3 at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center (OPTC) in Colorado Springs.

Alan Knipe, Aidan Knipe, Mason Briggs, Simon Torwie (JohnoMoto Photo/LBSU Athletics)

February 9, 2024

Men’s College Roundup for Feb. 9

The roundup stays relatively calm at the top end of the DI/II rankings this week. The top-five sees one shift as UCLA and Stanford trade places. The roundup does have the potential for more shuffling next week after the top-5 matchup of No. 1 Long Beach State vs. No. 5 UCLA on Friday.

Collegiate Beach

February 5, 2024

Opportunities Abound for College Beach Athletes

USA Volleyball’s Beach National Team Development Program (NTDP) has a big lineup of 2024 events across the country for collegiate athletes

Clarke Godbold (JohnoMoto Photo/LBSU Athletics)

February 2, 2024

Men’s College Roundup for Feb. 2

For the third straight week, the college roundup has a new No. 1. Long Beach State earns 23 votes in the latest AVCA poll and is now top of the pack as one of the few remaining unbeaten teams in DI/II. In DIII, Wentworth remains atop the list for another week, while Cal Lutheran and Southern Virginia flip-flop at No. 3 and 4. The college roundup showcases some of the key matches of the week while also highlighting athletes who are part of the USA Volleyball National Team Development Program.

Indoor NTDP girls player receives the ball

January 26, 2024

USA Volleyball Indoor NTDP has Big Things Planned for 2024

The USA Volleyball National Team Development Program (NTDP) has a big season planned for indoor volleyball athletes. From Training Series to age-group national teams, 2024 will be another big year for Indoor NTDP.

Beach NTDP Boys player attacks

January 26, 2024

USA Volleyball Ramps up Beach NTDP Programming for 2024

The USA Volleyball Beach National Team Development Program is offering athletes and their families a preview of the 2024 schedule. Training series, accelerators and major collegiate events are all part of the mix in 2024.

Jacob Pasteur digs vs. UCLA (Ohio State Athletics).

January 26, 2024

Men’s College Roundup for Jan. 26

A huge shift hits the roundup this week after Ohio State stuns UCLA. The Buckeyes defeated the defending champion Bruins and No. 13 USC at the First Point Challenge in Austin, Texas last week to vault into the number one spot in the rankings. However, The Buckeyes suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of No. 9 Penn State on Thursday night.

Mason Briggs and Ethan Champlin celebrate at NORCECA Final Six 2023 (NORCECA).

January 19, 2024

Men’s College Roundup for Jan. 19

A big shakeup hits the DI/II and DIII rankings in the college roundup. Hawaii and Ohio State move up as UC Irvine is bounced to No. 6 and Grand Canyon makes its first appearance in the top-5. In DIII, two new schools crack the top-5, including Wentworth storming onto the scene to take ahold of the No. 2 spot. The college roundup showcases some of the key matches of the week while also highlighting athletes who are part of the USA Volleyball National Team Development Program.

Tread Rosenthal sets as a member of the 2023 U19 National Team (NORCECA).

January 12, 2024

Men’s College Roundup for Jan. 12

The first reshuffle of the top-five sees Hawaii and UC Irvine swap places after the Rainbow Warriors drop the first match of the season. We have another week to go before all of Division III is in action, but we still check in on those rankings as well in week two with the season slowly ramping up. The college roundup showcases some of the key matches of the week while also highlighting athletes who are part of the USA Volleyball National Team Development Program.

Trent Moser, Zach Rama, Andrew Rowan, Alex Rottman, and Wesley Smith huddle at the U21 World Championship

January 5, 2024

Men’s College Roundup for Jan. 5

The college roundup returns for the first time in the new year! As the season begins, we look at the first AVCA poll of 2024 and give you the early look at your projected front-runners this season. The college roundup showcases some of the key matches of the week while also highlighting athletes who are part of the USA Volleyball National Team Development Program.

Boys NTDP Training Series

January 4, 2024

USAV to Host NTDP Experience in Dallas

USA Volleyball will host a National Team Development Program (NTDP) Experience one day prior to the start of the 2024 Boys Junior National Championship (BJNC) on June 26-29 in Dallas

The U23 Beach National Team poses with medals after the NORCECA Continental Tour in Juan Dolio

December 19, 2023

Beach Update: U.S. Earns Five Medals Across Two NORCECA Events

In the final beach update of 2023, we take a look at the results of the two most recent NORCECA tournaments, both of which took place in Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic. The U23 Continental Tour and the Beach Finals closed out the competition schedule until the new year, so we will look one more time at the rankings. The U.S. also did well at the King and Queen of the Court series.

Texas volleyball

December 17, 2023

Texas Serves Sweep of Nebraska for NCAA Title

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 17, 2023) – Texas served a record 12 aces as it swept top-seeded Nebraska 3-0 (25-22, 25-14, 25-11) to win its second straight NCAA Women’s Division I National Championship on Sunday at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. Texas finishes the season 28-4 and with its fourth national title. Nebraska finishes 33-2....

December 15, 2023

Texas Beats Wisconsin for Shot at 2nd Straight NCAA Title

The University of Texas earned the chance to defend its title at the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship by defeating Wisconsin 3-1 (25-23, 20-25, 25-13, 25-16) on Thursday at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.

December 14, 2023

NTDP Winter Training Series Includes Beach, Indoor in SoCal

More than 250 indoor athletes and more than 100 beach athletes are set to learn at the USA Volleyball National Team Development Program’s (NTDP) Winter Training Series on Dec. 27-30 in Southern California

Lexi Rodriguez passes

December 14, 2023

Players, Coaches in NCAA Semis Have Ties to USAV NTDP

Players and coaches from all four of the teams in the NCAA D1 Women’s Volleyball National Championship semifinals have ties to USA Volleyball’s National Team Development Program (NTDP) and even to its national teams.

USA Volleyball

December 12, 2023

USA Volleyball at the 2023 AVCA Convention

USA Volleyball coaches and staff will be presenting eight sessions at the AVCA Convention this week in Tampa. Plus, the USA Volleyball Show podcast team will also be on site, so look for them interviewing special guests throughout the week!

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