2019 senior starter production lost (MIVA edition)

Photo courtesy of Loyola Athletics

Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

As noted before, this was a historic year for the high-level of production and sheer number of contributing seniors in college men’s volleyball. Since the season is over, Off the Block has crunched the numbers for 41 of the 43 with senior starters this past season, and we will be unveiling the data in a six-post installment.

The percentage of production lost is from starting seniors only. Off the Block included liberos as starters, and some teams will have more than seven starters listed as some teams have two players split time as starters at a given position.

Off the Block is releasing the data by conference, and today we continue with the MIVA. Loyola loses the most starting production from graduating seniors in terms of blocks (No. 3 nationally), digs (No. 4), kills (No. 4), and aces (No. 5). Defending MIVA champion, Lewis, is No. 3 in the nation in terms of assists lost due to the graduation of MIVA Player of the Year, Matt Yoshimoto.

On the other end of the spectrum, McKendree loses the least of senior starter production in terms kills, assists, aces, and blocks. They lose the sixth most in the conference in digs with the graduation of libero Zach Thompson.

Lewis

  • 2019 Final Record: 26-6 (13-1 MIVA)
  • Final Ranking: 4/4
  • Postseason finish: Lost in NCAA tournament semifinals
  • Graduating starters: setter Matt Yoshimoto, outside attacker Julian Moses, opposite Mitch Perinar, libero Michael Simmons
  • Returning starters: middle attacker Tyler Mitchem, middle TJ Murray, outside attacker Ryan Coenen
  • Lost production (from starting seniors):
    • Kills: 27%
    • Blocks: 28%
    • Digs: 56%
    • Aces: 44%
    • Assists: 91%

Loyola

  • 2019 Final Record: 21-8 (12-3 MIVA)
  • Final Ranking: 9/10
  • Postseason finish: Lost in MIVA tournament finals
  • Graduating starters: outside attacker Collin Mahan, outside attacker Will Tischler, middle attacker Paul Narup, libero Avery Aylsworth, popposite Dane Leclair
  • Returning starters: middle attacker Kyle Piekarski, setter Garrett Zolg
  • Lost production (from starting seniors):
    • Kills: 69%
    • Blocks: 60%
    • Digs: 69%
    • Aces: 53%
    • Assists: 11%

Purdue Fort Wayne

  • 2019 Final Record: 17-12 (8-6 MIVA)
  • Final Ranking:15
  • Postseason finish: Lost in MIVA tournament semifinals
  • Graduating starters: outside attacker Tony Price, setter Michael Keegan, opposite Colton Stone
  • Returning starters: middle attacker Tomas Gago, middle attacker Richie Diedrich, libero Troy Gooch, outside attacker Pelegrin Vargas
  • Lost production (from starting seniors):
    • Kills: 28%
    • Blocks: 28%
    • Digs: 36%
    • Aces: 37%
    • Assists: 76%

McKendree

  • 2019 Final Record: 13-13 (7-7 MIVA)
  • Final Ranking:
  • Postseason finish: Lost in MIVA tournament semifinals
  • Graduating starters: outside attacker Will Frank, libero Zach Thompson
  • Returning starters: opposite Zach Schnittker, outside attacker Brendon Dunn, middle attacker Wyatt Dimke, outside attacker Patrick Ross, setter Ryan Serrano, middle attacker Lucas Gallifos, libero Francisco Comas
  • Lost production (from starting seniors):
    • Kills: 11%
    • Blocks: 6%
    • Digs: 22%
    • Aces: 8%
    • Assists: 5%

Ball State

  • 2019 Final Record: 15-15 (6-8 MIVA)
  • Final Ranking:
  • Postseason finish: Lost in MIVA tournament quarterfinals
  • Graduating starters: middle attacker Parker Swartz, outside attacker David Siebum, libero Adam Wessel
  • Returning starters: opposite Matt Szews, middle attacker Lemuel Turner, setter Quinn Isaacson, outside attacker Ben Chinnici
  • Lost production (from starting seniors):
    • Kills: 28%
    • Blocks: 27%
    • Digs: 28%
    • Aces: 30%
    • Assists: 5%

Lindenwood

  • 2019 Final Record: 9-19 (5-9)
  • Final Ranking:
  • Postseason finish: Lost in MIVA tournament quarterfinals
  • Graduating starters: setter Adam Brewster, middle attacker Connor Hipelius
  • Returning starters: opposite Charley Hlavin, outside hitter Jeremy Kirch, outside attacker Diego Negron, outside attacker Phil Swartz, outside attacker Nick Stevenson, middle attacker Sam Schindler, libero Johnny Winkler
  • Lost production (from starting seniors):
    • Kills: 22%
    • Blocks: 42%
    • Digs: 20%
    • Aces: 26%
    • Assists: 87%

Ohio State

  • 2019 Final Record: 10-19 (5-9 MIVA)
  • Final Ranking:
  • Postseason finish: Lost in MIVA tournament quarterfinals
  • Graduating starters: libero Aaron Samarin, setter Sanil Thomas, middle attacker Blake Leeson,
  • Returning starters: outside attacker Martin Lallemand, opposite Jake Hanes, outside attacker Reese Devilbiss
  • Lost production (from starting seniors):
    • Kills: 16%
    • Blocks: 33%
    • Digs: 33%
    • Aces: 19%
    • Assists: 55%

Quincy

  • 2019 Final Record: 5-23 (0-14 MIVA)
  • Final Ranking:–
  • Postseason finish: Lost in MIVA tournament quarterfinals
  • Graduating starters: setter Adam Rogan, middle attacker Jacob Sheets
  • Returning starters: opposite Omari Wheeler, middle attacker Blake Sprecher, outside attacker Stevie Bresser, outside attacker Brendon Estrada, libero Noam Hannoun
  • Lost production (from starting seniors):
    • Kills: 12%
    • Blocks: 26%
    • Digs: 15%
    • Aces: 26%
    • Assists: 59%

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