Purdue Fort Wayne signs recruits with winning experience at club national championships

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It may have a new name, but the team formerly known as IPFW and Fort Wayne is continuing to bring in recruits with numerous accolades.

Purdue Fort Wayne in an offseason that feature university officially changing its name announced earlier this week that Sean Califf, Jon Diedrich, Ryan Lively and Rico Wardlow all committed to play for the Mastodons beginning in 2020. Continue reading “Purdue Fort Wayne signs recruits with winning experience at club national championships”

Stanford, Purdue Fort Wayne agree to two-match series for 2019

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Almost 40 years since starting its program and there is still a first with the lastest Purdue Fort Wayne schedule.

Purdue Fort Wayne for the first time in its program history will descend upon The Farm as it will play a two-match road non-conference against Stanford on Jan. 25-26. Continue reading “Stanford, Purdue Fort Wayne agree to two-match series for 2019”

Purdue Fort Wayne Associate AD named to NCAA men’s volleyball committee

A former college men’s volleyball setter and college volleyball coach will help determine the NCAA Tournament field in 2019.

Tim Heffron, the Purdue Fort Wayne senior associate athletic director, was selected as the Midwest representative for the NCAA men’s volleyball committee, according to documents the NCAA recently released on its website. Continue reading “Purdue Fort Wayne Associate AD named to NCAA men’s volleyball committee”

Fort Wayne’s Vargas to play for Puerto Rico in NORCECA Challenge Cup

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An All-MIVA outside attacker will attempt to help Puerto Rico qualify for the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Fort Wayne outside attacker Pelegrin Vargas is among the 12 players on the Puerto Rican roster for the NORCECA Challenge Cup that will take place this week in Cuba. Continue reading “Fort Wayne’s Vargas to play for Puerto Rico in NORCECA Challenge Cup”

BYU, Fort Wayne, Hawai’i, NJIT players compete in European League

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Four college men’s volleyball players are spending this summer competing in one of the most prestigious European international tournaments.

NJIT’s Alvaro Gimeno, BYU’s Miki Jauhianien, Fort Wayne’s Frederico Santos and Hawai’i’s Stijn van Tilburg are all on their nations’ rosters for the 2018 Golden European League. Continue reading “BYU, Fort Wayne, Hawai’i, NJIT players compete in European League”

Legendary players, coaches inducted into MIVA Hall of Fame

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Some of the top coaches and players throughout the 58-year history of the MIVA are now officially in the conference’s hall of fame.

The MIVA in its second year since establishing the honor formally inducted the 10 individuals to the MIVA Hall of Fame on Saturday in O’Fallon, Illinois. Continue reading “Legendary players, coaches inducted into MIVA Hall of Fame”

Ohio State’s Szerszen makes history with third MIVA Player of Year

Ohio State outside attacker Nicolas Szerszen is now in a category all by himself throughout the almost 60-year history of the MIVA.

The senior All-American on Wednesday was named the 2018 MIVA Player of the Year to become the first three-time recipient of the award in the conference’s history. Continue reading “Ohio State’s Szerszen makes history with third MIVA Player of Year”