Grand Canyon Antelopes

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October 25, 2016 5 Things to Know: Oct. 18-24

Each week, a loaded schedule for the 21 GCU Division I athletic squads may leave a Lopes fan missing out on some of the highlights! With that in mind, will give you the best fast reads each Tuesday, quick hits of what's coming up soon and the top nuggets you may have missed.
October 12, 2016 Werle announces 2017 schedule

PHOENIX ? The Grand Canyon men's volleyball team, coming off its best season in program history with a 17-12 record, released its 2017 regular season schedule on Thursday. The 2017 schedule features two home matchups with defending national champion Ohio State and new contests with opponents UC Irvine and Princeton. This upcoming season will be the last that GCU competes in the MIVA conference as they will move to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in 2018.
August 11, 2016 Men’s volleyball adds three new Arizona players to roster

PHOENIX ? Head coach Matt Werle announced the signing of three Arizona athletes that will be joining the GCU men's volleyball program for the 2017 season. Last season, the Lopes completed their most successful year in program history, finishing with a 17-11 overall record, and will be looking to build upon that success. Middle blocker Drake Silbernagel, setter Zachary Melcher, and outside hitter David Kisiel will join the GCU program next spring.
June 30, 2016 Men's volleyball to join MPSF in 2018

PHOENIX ? The GCU men's volleyball program will be joining the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year. Concordia University Irvine will also transition to the MPSF to complete an eight-team conference including Brigham Young University, California Baptist University, Pepperdine University, Stanford University, University of California Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California.
June 7, 2016 Werle adds Dueling and Nally to staff

The Grand Canyon men's volleyball team is proud to announce the hiring of assistant coach Troy Dueling and graduate assistant AJ Nally. Head coach Matt Werle added both to the staff for the 2016 season.
May 12, 2016 Sixteen Lopes named MIVA Academic All-Conference

PHOENIX - The Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association announced that 134 student-athletes earned 2016 MIVA Academic All-Conference honors. Grand Canyon University had sixteen student-athletes earn the award and was led by senior Christian Ward, one of only two players in the entire conference to record a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. To be eligible for the honor, student-athletes must have achieved at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale after the completion of the fall semester at their respective institutions.
Apr 15 2016
Final Men's Volleyball
1 Grand Canyon
3 at Lewis
Apr 09 2016
Final Men's Volleyball
1 Benedictine University at Mesa
3 at Grand Canyon
Apr 08 2016
Final Men's Volleyball
1 Concordia Irvine
3 at Grand Canyon
Apr 02 2016
Final Men's Volleyball
2 Loyola (Ill.)
3 at Grand Canyon
Apr 01 2016
Final Men's Volleyball
3 Loyola (Ill.)
1 at Grand Canyon

Quick Facts & Info

Head Coach: Matt Werle
Assistant Coach: Ryan Woodworth
Graduate Assistant Coach: Trent Bruns
City/State: Phoenix, Arizona
Founded Date: 1949
Enrollment: 17,000
Nickname: Antelopes
Colors: Purple, Black and White
Playing Facility: Antelope Gymnasium
Capacity: 2,000