Loyola outside Jaeschke repeats as MIVA Player of Year

Loyola All-American outside attacker Thomas Jaeschke is keeping his title of the MIVA Player of the Year.

The conference announced Thursday the its head coaches selected Jaeschke for the second consecutive year as the Player of the Year.


Jaeschke was fifth in the nation with a 4.20 kills per game average and had double-digit kills in all but three matches he played in this season. The junior also led the MIVA with a 0.57 aces per game average as he helped Loyola be ranked No. 1 in the national coaches poll for the majority of the season and earn the No. 2 seed for the upcoming MIVA Tournament.

Along with earning the MIVA Player of the Year, Jaeschke was selected earlier this week as a finalist for the Karch Kiraly Award and the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Server of the Year.

Among the other top MIVA award winners included Ohio State outside attacker Nicolas Szerszen earning the MIVA Freshman of the Year and Lewis coach Dan Friend being named the MIVA Coach of the Year.

The MIVA regular season champions Lewis led all schools with six players earning All-MIVA honors.

2015 MIVA INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
MIVA Player of Year: Thomas Jaeschke, Loyola
MIVA Freshman of Year: Nicolas Szerszen, Ohio State
MIVA Coach of the Year: Dan Friend, Lewis.

2015 ALL-MIVA FIRST-TEAM
Setter: Peter Hutz, Loyola
Opposite: Eric Fitterer, Lewis
Opposite: Colin Hackworth, Lindenwood
Outside attacker: Michael Henchy, Ohio State
Outside attacker: Thomas Jaeschke, Loyola
Outside attacker: Geoff Powell, Lewis
Outside attacker: Greg Petty, Lewis
Outside attacker: Nicolas Szerszen, Ohio State
Middle attacker: Bobby Walsh, Lewis
Libero: Lucas Yanez, Lewis

2015 ALL-MIVA SECOND-TEAM
Setter: Scott Fifer, Lewis
Setter: Omar Rivera, IPFW
Opposite: Jack Gamache, Quincy
Opposite: Andrew Sellan, IPFW
Outside attacker: Cody Caldwell, Loyola
Outside attacker: Alex Harthaller, IPFW
Outside attacker: Miles Johnson, Ohio State
Outside attacker: Ryan Mather, Grand Canyon
Middle attacker: Jeff Jendryk, Loyola
Libero: Luis Bertran, IPFW