2010 champions: Stanford
Record: 24-6 (16-6 MPSF)
Head coach: John Kosty
Notable players: Gus Ellis, Spencer McLahlin, Brad Lawson, Evan Romero, Erik Shoji, Kawika Shoji, Garrett Werner
MPSF Tournament: The regular season champions Stanford swept CSUN in the MPSF Tournament finals to earn the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
NCAA Tournament semifinals: Opposite Evan Romero had a match-high 15 kills on a .500 attack percentage to help Stanford sweep Ohio State.
NCAA Tournament finals: Outside attacker Brad Lawson led all players with 24 kills while hitting .821 and setter Kawika Shoji guided the offense to a .495 attack percentage as Stanford on its home court swept Penn State to win its second national title in program history.
2011 champions: Ohio State
Record: 26-6 (11-1 MIVA)
Head coach: Pete Hanson
Notable players: Mike Berzins, Kevin Heine, Steven Kehoe, Gryason Overman, Shawn Sangrey, Jason Tobkin
MIVA Tournament: The Buckeyes during the regular season had a 17-match winning streak en route to earning the tournament’s No. 1 seed. Ohio State defeated Loyola in four games in the MIVA Tournament finals to win its fourth consecutive conference title.
NCAA Tournament semifinals: Middle attacker Kevin Heine was one of four Buckeyes to have double-digit kills in the four-game road win against Penn State. Heine finished with 11 kills on a .471 attack percentage along with adding four blocks
NCAA Tournament finals: Setter Steven Kehoe led Ohio State to a .329 attack percentage, including hitting .714 in the decisive fifth game, to help the Buckeyes secure their first NCAA championship. In addition, Shawn Sangrey had a match-high 30 kills in the victory against UC Santa Barbara.
2012 champions: UC Irvine
Record: 26-5 (17-5 MPSF)
Head coach: John Speraw
Notable players: Chris Austin, Michael Brinkley, Carson Clark, Connor Hughes, Scott Kevorken, Dan McDonnell, Kevin Tillie
MPSF Tournament: UC Irvine as the No. 4 seed overcame two-game deficits against both USC in MPSF Tournament semifinals and Stanford in the MPSF Tournament finals to clinch the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.
NCAA Tournament semifinals: Future French Men’s National Team outside attacker Kevin Tillie had 21 kills while hitting .500 in a four-game victory against Penn State.
NCAA Tournament finals: Dan McDonnell delivered a championship-winning ace in the third-game overtime as UC Irvine swept USC in a de facto road match. This also would be the final match for John Speraw as the team’s head coach before departing the university in the offseason to become the UCLA head coach.
2013 champions: UC Irvine
Record: 25-7 (18-6 MPSF)
Head coach: David Kniffin
Notable players: Chris Austin, Michael Brinkley, Connor Hughes, Scott Kevorken, Zack La Cavera, Colin Mehring, Kevin Tillie
MPSF Tournament: Despite losing to Long Beach State in the MPSF Tournament semifinals, UC Irvine behind a regular season that featured an 11-match conference winning streak earned the only at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
NCAA Tournament semifinals: Setter Chris Austin guided the offense to a .500 attack percentage and had both a match-high seven digs and four blocks in a sweep against the MIVA champions Loyola.
NCAA Tournament finals: UC Irvine under first-year head coach David Kniffin overcame three game-points as part of a 5-0 match-ending run to beat BYU in a third-game overtime 26-24 and complete the sweep. Middle attacker Scott Kevorken had the championship-winning block to finish with a match-high 12 blocks as the Anteaters became the first team to win back-to-back NCAA championships in almost 20 years.
2014 champions: Loyola
Record: 29-1 (14-0 MPSF)
Head coach: Shane Davis
Notable players: Cody Caldwell, Pete Hutz, Peter Jasaitis, Thomas Jaeschke, Owen McAndrews, Nicholas Olson, Joseph Smalzer
MIVA Tournament: Loyola completed an undefeated MIVA season with a four-game victory against in-state rival Lewis in the MIVA Tournament finals.
NCAA Tournament semifinals: Future U.S. Men’s National Team outside attacker Thomas Jaeschke had a match-high 24 kills on a .474 attack percentage and added 13 digs in a five-game victory against Penn State.
NCAA Tournament finals: In front of a sold-out home crowd, outside attacker Cody Caldwell had both a match-high 20 kills on a .562 attack percentage and 10 digs in a four-game victory against Stanford. The Ramblers concluded the match hitting .452 en route to their first NCAA championship in program history.
2015 champions: Loyola
Record: 28-2 (14-2 MIVA)
Head coach: Shane Davis
Notable players: Cody Caldwell, Ricky Gevis, Pete Hutz, Thomas Jaeschke, Jeff Jendryk, Nicholas Olson, Jake Selsky
MIVA Tournament: Despite two regular season losses to Lewis, Loyola on the road defeated its in-state rival in the MIVA Tournament finals to three-peat as conference champions.
NCAA Tournament play-in match: Loyola held the ConfCarolinas champions Pfeiffer to a .106 attack percentage in sweep to advance to the NCAA Tournament semifinals.
NCAA Tournament semifinals: Middle attacker Nicholas Olson had a match-high seven blocks in a sweep against the MPSF champions UC Irvine. Outside attacker Cody Caldwell added seven kills and zero attack errors on a .467 attack percentage, and Loyola out-hit UC Irvine .312 to .140
NCAA Tournament finals: The MIVAgeddon between Loyola and Lewis lived up to the hype. Given the nickname because the finals had two teams from the MIVA, the championship match featured a 16-point fifth-game overtime that ended with a Loyola championship-winning block. Freshman middle attacker Jeff Jendryk in the victory finished with 17 kills on a .500 attack percentage along with nine blocks.
2016 champions: Ohio State
Record: 31-2 (15-1 MIVA)
Head coach: Pete Hanson
Notable players: Christy Blough, Gabriel Domecus, Peter Edwards, Christian Franceschi, Miles Johnson, Blake Leeson, Nicolas Szerszen
MIVA Tournament: Ohio State rebounded from blowing a two-game lead and defeated Lewis in the fifth-game of the MIVA Tournament finals to clinch its first conference championship since 2011.
NCAA Tournament play-in match: Outside attacker Nicolas Szerszen in his NCAA Tournament debut had both a match-high 20 kills and 16 digs in a four-game victory against George Mason.
NCAA Tournament semifinals: Ohio State overcame a match-point to force a fifth-game overtime against UCLA, and then Szerszen completed the comeback with a match-winning ace. Szerszen had a match-high five aces versus UCLA. In addition, opposite Miles Johnson finished with both a team-high 20 kills on a .395 attack percentage and 10 digs.
NCAA Tournament finals: Both Szerszen and Johnson had multiple aces as Ohio State swept the MPSF champions BYU to win the NCAA championship. The Buckeyes had four players with double-digit kills, including middle attacker Blake Leeson who had 11 kills and zero attack errors while hitting .846.
2017 champions: Ohio State
Record: 32-2 (16-0 MIVA)
Head coach: Pete Hanson
Notable players: Christy Blough, Gabriel Domecus, Driss Guessous, Maxime Hervoir, Miles Johnson, Blake Leeson, Nicolas Szerszen
MIVA Tournament: Ohio State overcame a 7-2 deficit in the decisive fifth-game to beat its rival Ball State in the MIVA Tournament semifinals. The regular season champions Ohio State then defeated Grand Canyon in the finals to repeat as conference champions.
NCAA Tournament semifinals: Setter Christy Blough guided the offense to a .358 attack percentage as Ohio State swept Hawai’i.
NCAA Tournament finals: In a rematch of NCAA Tournament finals, Ohio State once again swept BYU. Outside attacker Nicolas Szerszen playing in front of a home crowd of 8,205 people led all players with 16 kills on a .480 attack percentage. This was the Buckeyes’ third NCAA championship of the decade — the most of any team in the nation.
2018 champions: Long Beach State
Record: 28-1 (9-1 Big West)
Head coach: Alan Knipe
Notable players: Nick Amado, Simon Anderson, TJ DeFalco, Kyle Ensing, Bjarne Huus, Josh Tuaniga
Big West Tournament: Long Beach State one week after losing to Hawai’i for its first loss of the season rebounded to sweep the Rainbow Warriors in the inaugural Big West Tournament finals.
NCAA Tournament semifinals Long Beach State out-lasted the two-time defending NCAA champions Ohio State to win the match in a fourth-game overtime. Opposite Kyle Ensing in the victory had a team-high 20 kills, while outside attacker TJ DeFalco added 16 kills on a .361 attack percentage.
NCAA Tournament finals Setter Josh Tuaniga guided the offense to a .328 attack percentage as Long Beach State rallied from a one-game deficit to beat UCLA in a desivie fifth game. DeFalco also finished with 18 kills while hitting .419 en route to the Beach winning their first NCAA championship in almost 20 years.
2019 champions: Long Beach State
Record: 28-2 (10-0 Big West)
Head coach: Alan Knipe
Notable players: Nick Amado, Simon Anderson, TJ DeFalco, Kyle Ensing, Jordan Molina, Josh Tuaniga
Big West Tournament: Long Beach State after finishing the Big West regular season undefeated suffered a road loss to Hawai’i in the Big West Tournament finals. Despite the loss, Long Beach State received an at-large bid and the No. 2 overall seed for the NCAA Tournament.
NCAA Tournament semifinals: Outside attacker TJ DeFalco had a match-high 17 kills on a .500 attack percentage in a four-game victory against Pepperdine. Setter Josh Tuaniga guided the offense hit .461 and commit six attack errors the entire match — 16 fewer errors than Pepperdine.
NCAA Tournament finals: DeFalco in his final college match had both a match-high 20 kills and three aces as Long Beach State defeated Hawai’i in four games to repeat as NCAA champions. Long Beach State in the victory hit .427 — its second consecutive NCAA Tournament match with more than a .400 attack percentage.