Off the Block Fan Choice Player of the Year: National Semifinals
Off the Block created the bracket and seeded 64 of the best Division I-II men’s volleyball players. Now it’s up to you determine who should be the Off the Block Fan Choice Player of the Year.
After the first four rounds, four players remain in the only national player of the year award tournament that is completely determined by the fans.
The online voting for the two Final Four matches will end at 11 p.m. Saturday. The winners will advance to the championship on Monday.
No. 2 seed Carson Clark, UC Irvine outside attacker
Clark was third in the nation with a 4.53 kills per game average and led the MPSF with 47 aces. The junior was named a Second-Team All-American and First-Team All-MPSF player and was the youngest player selected to the initial roster for the U.S. National Men’s Volleyball Team.
No. 3 seed Cory Yoder, UC Irvine outside attacker
Yoder led all outside attacker in the nation and was fourth overall with a .409 attack percentage, while also finishing in the nation’s top 30 with a 3.28 kills per game average. The senior was named a First-Team All-American and First-Team All-MPSF player as the Anteaters finished the season ranked No. 4 in the nation.
No. 4 seed Mike Bunting, Loyola outside attacker
Bunting had a 4.21 kills per game average and a .372 attack percentage — one of three players to be in the nation’s top 10 for both categories. The junior was a Second-Team All-American and First-Team All-MIVA selection as Loyola advanced to the MIVA championship match for the second consecutive season.
No. 13 seed Trent Bruns, Grand Canyon libero
Bruns led the MIVA and was fifth in the nation with a 2.50 digs per game average. The sophomore also became the first player in Grand Canyon history to be selected to the First-Team All-MIVA. Grand Canyon finished the season in last place in the MIVA.