Lewis swept Loyola in the MIVA Tournament finals on Saturday to qualify for the NCAA Tournament. Check out the video highlights of the championship match filmed by Off the Block special contributor Kaitlyn Jasnica.
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Check out Off the Block special contributor Kaitlyn Jasnica’s postmatch interviews with Lewis outside attackers Ryan Coenen and Julian Moses along with Loyola outside attacker Collin Mahan following the MIVA Tournament finals
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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.
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The MIVA Tournament bracket and the quarterfinal match-ups are set.
Check out the quick-hit guide of what to know about each opening-round match before filling out your
MIVA Tournament bracket in the Off the Block bracket challenge. Continue reading “Quick-hit guide to MIVA Tournament quarterfinal matches”
No. 7/7 Lewis and No. 11/10 Loyola will renew their in-state rivalry tonight in a showdown between the top-two teams in the MIVA.
Check out Off the Block’s interview with Loyola coach Mark Hulse about this upcoming match.
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Five college men’s volleyball players have earned national awards for being the best at their position.
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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”
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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.
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There is a clear separation entering the season between the top-three teams in the MIVA and everyone else in the conference.
Lewis edged out Loyola and Ohio State to finish atop the MIVA Preseason Poll that was released on Thursday.
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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”