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”

Quick-hits: What to know about MIVA teams for 2019 season

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[Editor’s note: Off the Block will preview each NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball conference leading up to the 2019 season opener on Dec. 30. This conference previews examines every team in the MIVA.]

The MIVA has all the makings this season for the most chaotic conference in college men’s volleyball.

Four teams received at least one first-place vote in the MIVA Preseason Poll that was released earlier this month. Continue reading “Quick-hits: What to know about MIVA teams for 2019 season”

Recap: What happened this college men’s volleyball offseason

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A lot has happened in college men’s volleyball since the NCAA Tournament in May.

With the 2019 regular season starting two weeks ago, it’s time to get caught up on the top news from the offseason. Check out the top 10 items to know heading in the 2019 season. Continue reading “Recap: What happened this college men’s volleyball offseason”

Loyola signs highly touted recruits from California, Wisconsin, Germany

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The Loyola recruiting footprint remains nationwide — and now even extends into Europe.

The Ramblers announced that high school seniors Colton Brooks, Colman Chadam, Taylan Cook, Anton Frank, Jake Maffett, Brian Voight and Jack Yentz have all committed to join Loyola for the 2020 season. Continue reading “Loyola signs highly touted recruits from California, Wisconsin, Germany”