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.

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Jacob LaBouliere (Eli Sleasman/Wentworth Athletics)

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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.

Jeff Jendryk

February 14, 2024

MNT Update: Teams Under Pressure in Italian League

With a break from the CEV tournaments, athletes from the U.S. Men’s National Team keep competing for clubs around the world. Leagues in Germany and Netherlands have finished their regular season and are moving toward the playoffs

All-time great coach graphic

February 9, 2024

Hall of Fame to Welcome Coaches Knipe and Piper as All-Time Greats

USA Volleyball will celebrate Alan Knipe and Marlene Piper  as All-Time Great Coaches at its 2024 Hall of Fame annual banquet and ceremony on May 22 at the Hilton Polaris in Columbus, Ohio

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.

Micah Ma'a

February 7, 2024

MNT Update: Ma’a and Halkbank, Kessel and Berlin Advance at Champions League

U.S. Men’s National Team players squared off in the CEV Champions League playoffs and competition continued in leagues around the world

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.

Kyle Ensing and Jordan Ewert celebrate

January 30, 2024

MNT Update: Overseas Season Keeps Rolling Along

David Smith and Erik Shoji square off against Josh Tuaniga in Poland as U.S. Men’s National Team athletes compete for clubs around the world

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.

Erik Shoji

January 18, 2024

MNT Update: Who is Advancing at Champions League?

The men’s CEV Champions League pool play has finished and four teams with U.S. players are moving on. Plus updates on U.S. Men’s National Team players competing around the world.

January 12, 2024

Four Indoor Greats to be Honored at Hall of Fame

USA Volleyball is set to celebrate some of the sport’s greatest athletes, coaches, officials and leaders at its 2024 Hall of Fame annual banquet and ceremony on May 22 at the Hilton Polaris in Columbus, Ohio

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.

January 9, 2024

MNT Update: Jaeschke and Panthers Beat Russell and Thunder

This week we are catching up from the holidays with U.S. Men's National Teams players competing around the world

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.

December 20, 2023

MNT Update: Anderson and Ziraat Remain Undefeated in Champions League

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (December 20, 2023) – Catching up with the U.S. Men overseas before many of the clubs take the week off for the holidays. CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Continuing the fourth round of Champions League play, Ziraat Bankasi of Türkiye with opposite Matt Anderson beat Olympiacos Piraeus of Greece 3-1 (25-18, 20-25, 25-20, 25-22) on December...

December 12, 2023

USA Volleyball to Honor Kathy DeBoer, Carl McGown at 2024 Hall of Fame

USA Volleyball is set to celebrate some of the sport’s greatest athletes, coaches, officials and leaders at its 2024 Hall of Fame annual banquet and ceremony on May 22 at the Hilton Polaris in Columbus, Ohio

December 8, 2023

MNT Update: Club World Championships Begin

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (December 8, 2023) – So many great team and individual outings this week for the U.S. Men overseas including five-set thrillers and 20-plus point performances. CLUB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS The 2023 Men’s Club World Champs began this week and will continue through the weekend in Bengaluru, India. Halkbank and setter Micah Ma’a lost their...

November 30, 2023

MNT Update: U.S. Men Match Up in Champions League

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (November 30, 2023) – Catching up following Thanksgiving week, several U.S. Men went head-to-head in Champions League play. CHAMPIONS LEAGUE On November 22, Poland’s Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle with middle blocker David Smith and libero Erik Shoji beat Olympiacos Piraeus of Greece 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 28-26, 31-29). Smith had 12 points on seven...

November 16, 2023

MNT Update: Big Stat Line for Garcia in Five-Set Win

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (November 16, 2023) – Some big performances and milestone moments for the U.S. Men overseas over the weekend and this week. ITALY On November 12, Pallavolo Padova (2-2) with opposite Gabi Garcia Fernandez beat Cistern Volleyball 3-2 (25-23, 25-21, 23-25, 23-25, 15-12). Garcia was named match MVP with 27 points on 24...

November 9, 2023

MNT Update: Shoji and Smith Keep Winning in Poland

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (November 9, 2023) – A few weeks into the professional club season, the U.S. Men look settled as they continue to have success overseas. POLAND Fresh off their 2023 CEV Champions League title, the third consecutive for Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle, libero Erik Shoji and middle blocker David Smith added another trophy to...

November 3, 2023

MNT Update: Anderson Helps Ziraat Win Third Consecutive Turkish Cup

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (November 3, 2023) – Trophies, match MVPs, and comeback wins were the theme this past week for the U.S. Men competing overseas with their professional clubs. TÜRKIYE On November 1, Ziraat Bankasi with opposite Matt Anderson, won its third consecutive AXA Sigorta Champions Cup. They beat Halkbank with setter Micah Ma’a 3-1...

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