The MIVAgeddon IV between Loyola and Lewis was a record-setting NCAA Tournament finals in numerous ways.
Check out all the historical records and notes that happened during Loyola’s five-game overtime victory against Lewis on Saturday in Stanford, California.
— Lewis and Loyola played in the first NCAA finals between two non-West Coast schools. It was also the second time that a non-West Coast school won a NCAA Tournament that was played on the West Coast.
— This was the third match in NCAA finals history to go to overtime in the decisive fifth game. The 16-point overtime is also the longest fifth-game overtime in NCAA Tournament history.
— Loyola is the fourth school in NCAA Tournament history to repeat as national champions. UCLA, Pepperdine and UC Irvine are the only other programs to accomplish the feat in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball.
— Loyola coach Shane Davis joins Hall of Famer and former UCLA coach Al Scates as the only coaches in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball to repeat as national champions. In addition, Davis is now the sixth coach in NCAA Tournament history to lead a team to multiple national champions.
— This was the fifth time a NCAA finals went to a decisive fifth game in the rally scoring era and the first time it happened since 2011.
— The MIVA has now won three of the last five NCAA championships. This is the first time in college men’s volleyball history that a conference within a five-year period has won more national titles than the MPSF or its West Coast volleyball conference predecessors.
— Loyola middle attacker Jeff Jendryk became the first freshman during the rally scoring era to be named the NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player.
— This is third consecutive year that a player who did not earn All-American honors in the regular season was named the NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player.
— Lewis outside attacker Greg Petty with a match-high 23 kills had the second most kills in a NCAA Tournament finals during the 25-point game rally scoring era. It was also the most kills for any player whose team lost in the NCAA finals during the 25-point game rally scoring era.
— Loyola outside attacker Thomas Jaeschke had three aces to set the record for the most aces in the NCAA finals during the 25-point game rally scoring era.
— Lewis libero Lucas Yanez led all players with 15 digs and tied the record for most digs in the NCAA finals during the 25-point rally scoring era.
— Loyola setter Peter Hutz finished with 58 assists — the second most assists in the NCAA finals during the 25-point rally scoring era.
— The hashtag #MIVAgeddonIV was used in 441 tweets on the day of the NCAA finals.