Off the Fan Choice Player of the Year: Championship match
Fans nationwide will get to decide Monday if UC Irvine outside attacker Cory Yoder or Loyola outside attacker Mike Bunting will be the 2011 Off the Block Fan Choice Player of the Year.
Yoder and Bunting advanced in the championship match of the Off the Block Fan Choice Player of the Year tournament, a competition that lets the fans determine the winner through online voting.
The online voting for the national championship match will end at 11:59 p.m. (EST) Monday.
The Off the Block Fan Choice Player of the Year is a six-round 64-player bracket tournament pitting some of best Division I-II men’s volleyball players in head-to-head matchups. The player who received the most online votes in their match advanced to the next round.
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.