United States rallies to beat Australia in World Games finale

The United States ended its World University Games with a victory and another big offensive performance from former Lewis All-American outside attacker Greg Petty.

Petty finished with a match-high 21 kills as the United States rallied to beat Australia 32-30, 24-26, 22-25, 25-20, 15-11 on Saturday in South Korea to conclude the international tournament in 17th place. Continue reading

Former IPFW great Ball selected to Volleyball Hall of Fame

One of the top setters in both college men’s volleyball and USA Volleyball history will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame.

The International Volleyball Hall of Fame announced Friday morning that former IPFW All-American setter Lloy Ball will be part of the 2015 class inducted into the Hall of Fame. Continue reading

Russell, Petty powers U.S. past China at World Games

UC Irvine outside attacker Kyle Russell and former Lewis outside attacker Greg Petty provided all the offense the United States needed to complete its comeback.

Both Russell and Petty had more than 20 kills as the United States rallied from a one-game deficit to beat China 23-25, 25-15, 28-26, 26-24 on Friday in South Korea at the World University Games. Continue reading

Jaeschke leaves Loyola early, signs with Polish pro team

The reigning National Player of the Year will not be part of Loyola’s attempt next season at pulling off a national championship three-peat.

All-American outside attacker Thomas Jaeschke announced Tuesday that he will forego his senior season and play professionally in the Polish Volleyball League. Continue reading

Petty, U.S. rally past Australia for first win at World Games

Former Lewis outside attacker Greg Petty stepped up for the United States to keep its medal hopes alive for another day.

Petty finished with a team-high 17 kills as the United States rallied to beat Australia 19-25, 27-25, 23-25, 25-22, 15-8 on Friday in South Korea for its first victory in group play at the World University Games. Continue reading