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”

Audio: McKendree coach Sanlin discusses resilient win vs. UC San Diego

McKendree delivered in a match-up between two teams ranked in the top five of the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Division II National Coaches Poll.

Setter Pasquale Fiduccia guided the offense to a .315 attack percentage as McKendree defeated UC San Diego 34-32, 25-21, 23-25, 25-22 on Friday in Lebanon, Illinois. Continue reading “Audio: McKendree coach Sanlin discusses resilient win vs. UC San Diego”