U.S. unveils preliminary roster for U21 Pan American Cup

Princeton middle attacker Nyherowo Omene was among the 21 players selected to the U.S. Men’s Junior National Team training roster. Photo courtesy of Princeton athletics.

The preliminary roster is set as the United States begins preparations for an international tournament.

USA Volleyball announced Wednesday the 21-player training roster for the U.S. Men’s Junior National Team that will compete at the U21 Pan American Cup. Continue reading “U.S. unveils preliminary roster for U21 Pan American Cup”

Ball State leads way with 5 members selected to new MIVA Hall of Fame class

Rick Niemi earned the MIVA Player of the Year in 1972 and was among the seven individuals named to MIVA Hall of Fame on Monday. Photo courtesy of Ball State

It continues to be Ball State’s year in the MIVA.

The MIVA announced on Monday its newest Hall of Fame class with five of seven individuals coming from Ball State. Continue reading “Ball State leads way with 5 members selected to new MIVA Hall of Fame class”

Penn State pair wins USA Volleyball men’s collegiate beach championship

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It’s a national championship repeat for Penn State – in men’s beach volleyball.

Outside attacker Michael Valenzi and libero Ryan Merk defeated the Webber University pair of Peyten Young and Wesley Blazek 21-16, 25-27, 15-13 in the championship match of the USA Volleyball Beach Collegiate Challenge on Sunday in Owings Mills, Maryland. Continue reading “Penn State pair wins USA Volleyball men’s collegiate beach championship”

U.S. comeback falls short against Poland in World Championship quarterfinals

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The serving of Poland halted both a U.S. comeback attempt and championship aspirations.

The United States after rallying from a two-game deficit allowed three aces in the decisive fifth game as it lost to Poland 25-20, 27-25, 21-25, 22-25, 15-12 on Thursday in the FIVB World Championship quarterfinals. Continue reading “U.S. comeback falls short against Poland in World Championship quarterfinals”