Shane Davis isn’t leaving the Loyola sidelines any time soon after leading the school to its first NCAA men’s volleyball championship.
The Loyola athletics department announced Friday afternoon that Davis signed a five-year contract extension to be the Ramblers head coach that will last through the 2019 season.
Check out Off the Block’s video interview with Loyola coach Shane Davis just hours before his team plays Penn State in the NCAA Tournament semifinals. Continue reading
USC outside attacker Lucas Yoder lived up to the hype of being one of the top rated high school recruits in the nation.
Yoder in his college debut had a match-high 16 kills and a .609 attack percentage as No. 11 USC upset No. 7 Loyola 27-25, 18-25, 25-20, 25-15 on Saturday in Chicago.
It took two overtime games, but the No. 2 seed UC Irvine was able to sweep the No. 3 seed Loyola in the NCAA Tournament semifinals on Thursday in Los Angeles to advance to the national championship match.
Following the match, the coaches and players from both Loyola and UC Irvine addressed the media in a postmatch news conference to discuss semifinal. Check out what each team had to say about the match.
Loyola coach Shane Davis and several of his players participated in the NCAA Tournament media day on Wednesday in Los Angeles.
Loyola making its first NCAA Tournament appearance in program history will play the No. 2 seed UC Irvine in the semifinals Thursday.
Coach Shane Davis and his Loyola team may be in unfamiliar territory making its first NCAA Tournament appearance, but the Ramblers could not be more ready for the opportunity.
Loyola after winning its first MIVA Tournament championship in program history during the weekend qualified for the four-team NCAA Tournament as the No. 3 seed and will play the No. 2 seed UC Irvine in the semifinals on Thursday in Los Angeles.
Loyola is projected by Off the Block to be No. 9 in the preseason national rankings.
Off the Block throughout December will reveal its projected men’s volleyball preseason top 10 national rankings and will profile a top-10 team each day. The Off the Block projected preseason rankings were created independently of the AVCA Coaches Poll and the Volleyball Magazine Top 10 Media Poll.
The college men’s volleyball season begins on Jan. 3 and concludes with the Final Four in May.
A year after graduating one of its top setters in program history, Loyola will start a former high school All-American at setter for the upcoming season.
Loyola coach Shane Davis said Wednesday that junior Matt Mirick will be the Ramblers’ starting setter when the team opens its season in January.
Loyola coach Shane Davis isn’t holding back anything on how good he thinks his team will be this upcoming season — even in prepared statements.
Davis in an athletics department news release Friday to announce Loyola’s 2012 schedule said the Ramblers would be the conference favorites and the team to beat in the MIVA for 2012 season.