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”

BYU, Purdue Fort Wayne players to compete with Puerto Rico at Pan Am Games

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Two of the top pin-hitters in college men’s volleyball will join Puerto Rico in its attempt to win a medal at the Pan American Games.

BYU opposite Gabi Garcia Fernandez and Purdue Fort Wayne outside attacker Pelegrin Vargas were selected to the Puerto Rican roster for the men’s volleyball tournament that will begin on Tuesday at the international event in Peru. Continue reading “BYU, Purdue Fort Wayne players to compete with Puerto Rico at Pan Am Games”

Purdue Fort Wayne middle to compete in FIVB Challenger Cup

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An All-MIVA middle attacker will help Chile try to earn the final berth to most prestigious annual international men’s volleyball event.

Purdue Fort Wayne middle attacker Tomas Gago was selected to the Chilean Men’s National Team roster for the FIVB Volleyball Challenger Cup that will begin on Wednesday in Slovenia. Continue reading “Purdue Fort Wayne middle to compete in FIVB Challenger Cup”

Purdue Fort Wayne setter makes Portugal roster for Volleyball Nations League

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A Purdue Fort Wayne setter will have an opportunity to represent Portugal in the most prestigious international tournament.

Frederico Santos was named to the Portuguese Men’s National Team preliminary roster for the FIVB Volleyball Nations League that will take place this summer. Continue reading “Purdue Fort Wayne setter makes Portugal roster for Volleyball Nations League”

Championship round field set for Off the Block National Player of Month

Six players based on your votes have an opportunity to win a college men’s volleyball national award for their outstanding performances in March

McKendree’s Francisco Comas, Lincoln Memorial’s Evan Cory, Barton’s Oscar Fiorentino, George Mason’s Jack Reese, Grand Canyon’s Cole Udall and Purdue Fort Wayne’s Pelegrin Vargas all advanced to the championship round of the Off the Block National Player of the Month. Continue reading “Championship round field set for Off the Block National Player of Month”

Audio: Purdue Fort Wayne coach elated to sweep Ball State in rivalry match

Coach Rock Perrotte now holds an accomplishment that not even his Hall of Fame predecessor Arnie Ball was able to achieve.

No. 15 Purdue Fort Wayne swept its in-state rival No. 13 Ball State 31-29, 25-22, 25-18 on Tuesday to complete the season series sweep and for the first time in program history win every regular-season set against the Cardinals. Continue reading “Audio: Purdue Fort Wayne coach elated to sweep Ball State in rivalry match”