MIVA Weekly Release - March 26 2012

January 24, 2012
Lewis' Greg Petty Named AVCA National Player Of The Week
Lewis University freshman outside hitter Greg Petty (Downers Grove, Ill./Dowers Grove North) has been named the Sports Imports/American Volleyball Coaches Association Men’s Division I-II National Player of the Week. Petty helped No. 7 Lewis men’s volleyball to a 3-1 victory over then No. 6 Penn State on Saturday.

January 24, 2012
Hawks Stay Unbeaten With Sweep of Trojans
The Quincy University men's volleyball team kept their impressive start to the 2012 season going with a 3-0 win at home over Hannibal-LaGrange University on Tuesday night. The Hawks swept the match 25-14, 25-23 and 25-22 and have now won seven straight sets.

January 23, 2012
Ball State's Tommy Rouse Named MIVA Defensive Player of the Week

January 23, 2012
Ohio State's Shawn Sangrey Named MIVA Offensive Player of the Week
Senior co-captain Shawn Sangrey , a member of the No. 10 Ohio State men’s volleyball team, was named Offensive Player of Week by the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association, the league announced Monday. The honor is the first of the season for Sangrey and the ninth of his career.

January 22, 2012
No. 10 Ohio State Tops St. Francis, 3-1
The tenth-ranked Ohio State men’s volleyball team improved to 5-3 on the season with four-set win (25-20, 22-25, 25-18, 29-27) over St. Francis Sunday afternoon in St. John Arena.

January 21, 2012
Ball State Ends Week With Sweep Of St. Francis
The Ball State men’s volleyball team finished a grueling week with a 3-0 (25-23, 26-24, 25-20) victory over St. Francis Saturday evening at Worthen Arena in the final match of the 2012 Don Shondell/Active Ankle Challenge.

January 21, 2012
George Mason Downs IPFW in Five Sets
For the second time this season, the George Mason Patriots took down the IPFW Mastodons in five sets, sweeping the two-match series with a 3-2 win Saturday evening in Fort Wayne, Ind.

January 21, 2012
Petty Brothers Help No. 9 Lewis To 3-1 Win Over No. 6 Penn State
No. 9 Lewis men's volleyball turned to the Petty brothers to earn a 3-1 (25-23, 22-25, 25-19, 25-20) victory over No. 6 Penn State on Saturday (Jan. 21) evening at a sold out Neil Carey Arena.

January 20, 2012
George Mason Slips Past Ball State, 3-2
The Ball State men’s volleyball team let three match-points slip by as George Mason rallied from down 14-11 in the fifth set to score a stunning 3-2 (25-19, 17-25, 23-25, 25-21, 16-14) victory at Worthen Arena Friday evening in the first match of the 2012 Don Shondell/Active Ankle Challenge.

January 20, 2012
GCU Win Streak Ends at California Baptist
Grand Canyon's five-match win streak came to an end with a 3-1 loss against defending NAIA champion California Baptist at Van Dyne Gym in Riverside, Calif. Friday.

January 20, 2012
IPFW Bounces St. Francis (Pa.) in Home Opener, 3-1
Despite dropping the first set, the IPFW men's volleyball team responded in a big way in the 2012 home opener, winning the next three frames in impressive fashion to bounce St. Francis (Pa.) 3-1 at the Gates Sports Center in Fort Wayne, Ind.

January 20, 2012
Big Blocks Not Enough As No. 14 Loyola Falls To No. 6 Penn State, 3-0
Despite putting up 12.5 blocks against a heavy offense, the No. 14 Loyola men's volleyball team fell to No. 6 Penn State tonight at Gentile Arena in three sets (25-21, 25-21, 26-24). The Ramblers fall to 3-5 on the season while Penn State climbs to 2-0.

January 19, 2012
GCU Sets New Mark for Consecutive Wins
Three players had nine kills and another had eight to lead Grand Canyon's men's volleyball team to a 3-0 victory at Hope International in Fullerton, Calif. Thursday.

January 19, 2012
Tenth-Ranked Buckeyes Outlast George Mason, 3-2
The No. 10 Ohio State men’s volleyball team defeated George Mason, 3-2 (21-25, 25-21, 25-22, 23-25, 15-11), Thursday night in St. John Arena. The Buckeyes improve to 4-3, while the Patriots fall to 1-2 on the season.

January 18, 2012
Ball State Opens Week With Sweep Of Sacred Heart
The Ball State men's volleyball team opened a three-match home stand with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-22) sweep of Sacred Heart Wednesday evening at Worthen Arena.

January 17, 2012
No. 14 Loyola Tops Carthage, 3-1, In Home Opener
Redshirt sophomore Joseph Smalzer had 18 kills while junior Eric Daliege hit .684 percentage (13-0-18) to lead the Ramblers to a 3-1 (25-19, 22-25, 25-16, 25-22) victory over Carthage in the 2012 home opener at Gentile Arena tonight.

January 17, 2012
No. 10 Ohio State Downs Sacred Heart, 3-0
The No. 10 Ohio State men’s volleyball team defeated Sacred Heart 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-12) in a Tuesday night match-up in St. John Arena. Ohio State improves to 3-3, while Sacred Heart, in its season opener, falls to 0-1.

January 15, 2012
GCU Knocks Off UC San Diego For Program's Biggest Win
Grand Canyon tied the program's longest winning streak at four and picked up its first-ever win over a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation opponent with a 3-0 triumph over UC San Diego at GCU Arena Sunday.

January 14, 2012
Walton Picks Up 250th Career Win As Ball State Men's Volleyball Tops George Mason 3-2
Head coach Joel Walton earned his 250th career victory by leading the Ball State men's volleyball team to a thrilling 3-2 (20-25, 25-19, 25-18, 22-25, 15-13) victory over George Mason Saturday evening at GMU's RAC.

January 14, 2012
GCU Beats NJIT for Second Straight Night
Grand Canyon won its third straight match, second straight over New Jersey Institute of Technology, at Grand Canyon University Arena Saturday. GCU beat NJIT 3-1 with set scores of 25-23, 25-19, 23-25, 29-27.

January 14, 2012
IPFW Downs St. Francis (Pa.) in Five Sets
Led by Ivan Matos and the Mastodon offense, the IPFW men's volleyball team hung on to down St. Francis (Pa.) in five sets, winning 3-2 Saturday evening in Loretto, Pa.

January 14, 2012
Freshmen Help No. 9 Lewis Men's Volleyball To Sweep Of Springfield
Four freshmen started in No. 9 Lewis men’s volleyball’s 25-20, 25-18, 27-25 victory over Springfield at the Outrigger Invitational on Saturday (Jan. 14) evening. The win improves Lewis to 2-1 at the Outrigger and 3-2 overall.

January 14, 2012
No. 14 Loyola Falls To No. 4 Stanford, 3-0
The Loyola University men's volleyball team fell to No. 4 Stanford tonight in Palo Alto, Calif. The Cardinal downed the Ramblers in three sets by scores of 25-19, 25-11, 25-21. With the loss the Ramblers fall to 2-4 on the season while Stanford remains undefeated (3-0).

January 14, 2012
No. 8 Ohio State Drops 3-0 Decision to No. 7 Penn State
The eighth-ranked Ohio State men’s volleyball team fell to seventh-ranked Penn State, 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-17), Saturday in St. John Arena. Prior to the match, the Buckeyes honored its 2011 National Championship team by revealing its title banner for the first time.

January 14, 2012
Hawks Conclude Undefeated Opening Weekend
The Quincy University men's volleyball team could not have asked for a better opening weekend to the 2012 season, going 3-0 on its east coast road trip and concluding the trip with a 3-0 win over King College on Saturday.

January 13, 2012
GCU Wins Home Opener over NJIT
Grand Canyon University’s men’s volleyball team won its home opener with a 3-2 decision over NJIT at Grand Canyon University Arena Friday. With a hitting percentage of .369 – the third best for a single match in school history – GCU won by set scores of 27-29, 25-18, 25-18, 21-25, 15-8.

January 13, 2012
IPFW Falls, 3-2, at George Mason
Ivan Matos and Phil Peterson posted 16 and 14 kills, respectively, but it wasn't enough, as George Mason fought back from a set down to outlast IPFW 3-2 Friday evening in Fairfax, Va.

January 13, 2012
No. 9 Lewis Wins 3-2 At No. 13 Hawaii
Thanks to advantages in hitting percentage (.339-to-.155), digs (42-to-31) and blocks (13.5-to-10.5) No. 9 Lewis men’s volleyball defeated No. 13 Hawaii 3-2 (25-21, 25-11, 16-25, 23-25, 15-11) on the Warriors’ home court on Friday (Jan. 13) evening at the Outrigger Invitational in Honolulu.

January 13, 2012
No. 14 Loyola Sweeps No. 15 Pacific, 3-0
No. 14 Loyola swept No. 15 Pacific tonight in Stockton, Calif. to improve to 2-3 on the season. The Ramblers beat the Tigers 32-30, 25-16, 25-22. With the loss, the Tigers fall to 2-2.

January 13, 2012
No. 8 Ohio State Takes 3-0 Win over Lees-McRae
The eighth-ranked Ohio State men's volleyball team opened its home schedule with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-18) win over Lees-McRae Friday at St. John Arena. With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 2-2 on the early season.

January 13, 2012
Quincy Begins Season with Two Victories
The Quincy University men's volleyball team started off its 2012 season strong with a pair of 3-1 wins in the opening day of the Mount Olive Classic held in Mount Olive, North Carolina. The Hawks opened the day with a win over Eastern Mennonite University and followed by taking down host Mount Olive University.

January 13, 2012
Ball State Comeback Falls Short In Fifth Set At St. Francis
Despite surviving a pair of match points in the third set, the Ball State men's volleyball team could not pull off a miraculous comeback victory, suffering a 3-2 (25-18, 25-19, 28-30, 22-25, 15-10) setback in its 2012 season opener Friday night at St. Francis.

January 12, 2012
Petty's 13 Kills Not Enough As No. 9 Lewis Men's Volleyball Falls To No. 3 UCLA 3-1
No. 9 Lewis men’s volleyball opened up Hawaii’s Outrigger Invitational with a 3-1 (25-27, 25-23, 15-25, 18-25) defeat to No. 3 UCLA on Thursday (Jan 12) evening.

January 5, 2012
Loyola-Chicago Picked as the 2012 MIVA Preseason Favorite
Lewis has three preseason All-Conference selections with Loyola-Chicago and Ohio State earning two each