MIVA adds five new inductees to conference’s hall of fame

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Five former all-conference players who led their teams to championships will receive an honor only reserved for the best players and contributors in MIVA history.

The oldest college volleyball conference announced Monday that Purdue Fort Wayne’s Jay Golsteyn, George Williams’ Ken Mattison and Marv Zimmerman, Lewis’ Victor Rivera and Ball State’s Keith Thornburgh were all selected to be inducted into the MIVA Hall of the Fame. Continue reading “MIVA adds five new inductees to conference’s hall of fame”

Hawai’i, Loyola starters make U.S. roster for NORCECA Championship Cup

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Two of the top players in college men’s volleyball will represent the United States at an upcoming international tournament.

USA Volleyball announced Wednesday that Loyola setter Garrett Zolg and Hawai’i middle attacker Patrick Gasman were selected to country’s 14-player roster for the upcoming NORCECA Championship Cup. Continue reading “Hawai’i, Loyola starters make U.S. roster for NORCECA Championship Cup”

Puerto Rico knocks off United States to earn fifth-place finish at Pan Am Games

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Puerto Rico will end the Pan American Games with a top-five finish thanks in part to one of the youngest players on its roster.

Purdue Fort Wayne outside attacker Pelegrin Vargas had nine kills on a 47.37 percent offensive efficiency as Puerto Rico defeated the United States 22-25, 25-21, 25-22, 20-25, 15-8 in the tournament’s fifth-place match on Saturday in Lima, Peru. Continue reading “Puerto Rico knocks off United States to earn fifth-place finish at Pan Am Games”

BYU, Purdue Fort Wayne players to compete with Puerto Rico at Pan Am Games

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Two of the top pin-hitters in college men’s volleyball will join Puerto Rico in its attempt to win a medal at the Pan American Games.

BYU opposite Gabi Garcia Fernandez and Purdue Fort Wayne outside attacker Pelegrin Vargas were selected to the Puerto Rican roster for the men’s volleyball tournament that will begin on Tuesday at the international event in Peru. Continue reading “BYU, Purdue Fort Wayne players to compete with Puerto Rico at Pan Am Games”

King schedules challenging Midwest road trip to open 2020 season

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The opening weekend of the 2020 college men’s volleyball season has the potential to provide a preview of a NCAA Tournament match-up.

King as part of unveiling its regular season schedule announced it will open the season on the road against the defending MIVA champions Lewis on Jan. 3 and Loyola on Jan. 4. Continue reading “King schedules challenging Midwest road trip to open 2020 season”

Erskine, Lewis, NJIT players make Puerto Rico roster for U21 World Championship

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Three NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball players have traveled halfway around the world to represent Puerto Rico at one of the top international tournaments of the summer.

NJIT setter Roque Nido, Lewis middle attacker Antonio Elias Rodriguez and Erskine setter Francisco Pomar were selected to the Puerto Rican Men’s Junior National Team for the FIVB U21 World Championship that started on Thursday in Bahrain. Continue reading “Erskine, Lewis, NJIT players make Puerto Rico roster for U21 World Championship”

Purdue Fort Wayne middle to compete in FIVB Challenger Cup

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An All-MIVA middle attacker will help Chile try to earn the final berth to most prestigious annual international men’s volleyball event.

Purdue Fort Wayne middle attacker Tomas Gago was selected to the Chilean Men’s National Team roster for the FIVB Volleyball Challenger Cup that will begin on Wednesday in Slovenia. Continue reading “Purdue Fort Wayne middle to compete in FIVB Challenger Cup”