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”

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”

Hawai’i puts away pesky Lewis to reach NCAA finals

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Middle attacker Patrick Gasman early in the third game with his team in the lead and serving cracked a giant smile while briefly chatting with a teammate.

Gasman isn’t the most emotional player Hawai’i. However, he had plenty of reasons to be enjoying himself on the court in the NCAA Tournament semifinals. Continue reading “Hawai’i puts away pesky Lewis to reach NCAA finals”

Lewis just too much Loyola in MIVA Tournament finals sweep

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Kaitlyn Jasnica | Off the Block special contributor

ROMEOVILLE — It kind of felt unfair.

Loyola outside hitter Collin Mahan crushed the pipe at Lewis libero Michael Simmons. Julian Moses jabbed at it to keep it alive and seconds later Mahan got a second stab. Ryan Coenen and Simmons both dove on the floor to keep the play going. Lewis got a solid dig, and Matt Yoshimoto dished out a perfect set to Moses who lit it up cross court. Continue reading “Lewis just too much Loyola in MIVA Tournament finals sweep”