Legendary players, coaches inducted into MIVA Hall of Fame

Photo courtesy of the MIVA.

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”

Fort Wayne knocks off No. 3/4 UC Irvine for historic upset win

Even being out-blocked and out-hit, Fort Wayne still found a way to pull off one of the biggest upsets of the season.

Fort Wayne held No. 3/4 UC Irvine to a negative-.167 attack percentage in the decisive fifth game as the Mastodons upset the Anteaters 25-18, 18-25, 25-23, 23-25, 15-9 on Wednesday in Irvine, California. Continue reading “Fort Wayne knocks off No. 3/4 UC Irvine for historic upset win”

Audio: Fort Wayne coach says Mastodons significantly improved from last season

Listen to Off the Block’s interview with Fort Wayne coach Rock Perrotte as he discusses the team’s improved work ethic during the preseason and why outside attacker Pelegrin Vargas is ready for a breakout year in 2018. The coach also explains how the Mastodons are helping Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Continue reading “Audio: Fort Wayne coach says Mastodons significantly improved from last season”