Wednesday, August 14, 2013

If Anyone Is Still Out There

Give us one week to catch up on emails to the blog then we'll be back. Spread the word.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Watch ESPNU Now (This Is Not a Request)

NCAA Men's Volleyball Championship is about to start.

One Wisconsinite on each team: Jeremy Dejno (New Berlin United and West Allis Lightning) for Irvine and Phil Fuchs (Brookfield East and North Shore) for BYU.

Good luck to both.

Friday, May 3, 2013

The First 2016: Muskego's Sandra Mohr to Marquette

According to the Milwaukee Sting site, Sandra Mohr (Muskego '16) will continue her volleyball career at Marquette. We have not added her to our master list of 2016 recruits, but will when we start one.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

From 4 to 2 Tonight

NCAA Men's Division I/II semifinals start tonight. Here are five things to watch from Off the Block. A sixth would be all the Wisconsinites out there. Good luck all.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Final Four, Final 22, Just a Typical Week for Former New Berlin United Star

In addition to helping the Loyola Ramblers make the NCAA Men's Division I/II Final Four last Saturday, Nicholas Olson (New Berlin United '12) has just been named to the 22-person men's junior national training team. Not a bad week, all in all, eh?

Monday, April 29, 2013

Beaver Dam's Sara Schultz to NAIA Roosevelt University

According to reliable sources, Sara Schultz (Beaver Dam '13) will continue her volleyball career at NAIA Roosevelt University in Chicago. We've added her to our master list of 2013 recruits. Congrats.

Burlington Catholic Central's Kelly Gould to NAIA Hannibal-LaGrange

According to the Wisconsin Juniors site, Kelly Gould (Burlington Catholic Central '13) will continue her volleyball career at NAIA Hannibal-LaGrange University. We've added her to our master list of 2013 recruits. Congrats.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Wisconsinite Four-Peat? It's Guaranteed if No. 4 Seed Penn State Loses in the Semis

Let's review the last three NCAA Division I/II Men's National Champions and their Wisconsin connections:
  • 2010: Stanford wins with Wisconsinite Garrett Werner (Nicolet '06)
  • 2011: Ohio State wins with Wisconsinites Peter Heinen (Milwaukee Marquette '10) and Nick Gibson (Shorewood '09)
  • 2012: UC-Irvine wins with Wisconsinite Jeremy Dejno (New Berlin United '10)
In 2013, it's going to be either #1 seed BYU with Philip Fuchs (Brookfield East '09), #2 seed UC-Irvine with the aforementioned Jeremy Dejno, #3 seed Loyola with Nick Olson (New Berlin United '12), Peter Hutz (Milwaukee Marquette '12) and Trevor Novotny (Catholic Memorial '12) or #4 Penn State (with, er, no Wisconsinites).

Go BYU, UC-Irvine and Loyola.

Arrowhead's Meghan Supple to Northern Michigan

According to this site, Meghan Supple (Arrowhead '13) will continue her volleyball career at Northern Michigan. We've added her to our master list of 2013 recruits. Congrats.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Conference Championship Saturday and Its Implications for Wisconsinites Playing for NCAA Men's Division I-II Programs

It promises be a wild ride of a weekend for Harvard's Caleb Zimmick (Middleton '11), UC-Irvine's Jeremy Dejno (New Berlin United '10), Lewis's Kyle Rohde (Brookfield East '12), Loyola's Nick Olson (New Berlin United '12), Trevor Novotny (Catholic Memorial '12) and Peter Hutz (Milwaukee Marquette '12), as well as some other Wisconsinites we're probably forgetting.

All are either vying for a conference championship and/or waiting patiently for the fourth at-large bid. As usual, Off the Block bracketologizes the whole darn thing as none else can.

Howards Grove's Hayley Rickmeier to UW-Oshkosh

According to reliable sources, Hayley Rickmeier (Howards Grove '13) will continue her volleyball career at UW-Oshkosh. We've added her to our master list of 2013 recruits. Congrats.