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D III All-American Athletes

Being named an All-American is the pinnacle of athletic achievement in any sport.  From the 1,400 or so athletes who participated in Division III men’s volleyball this season, only 28 were selected as DIII All-Americans for the first and second teams. Those athletes chosen represent approximately 2% of the total who participated, a very small […]

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Congrats Coach John Yehling

Being named an AVCA Coach of the Year is an incredible honor; it is also difficult to achieve, since it often accompanies winning a national championship. In 2016, John Yehling of Missouri Baptist University is the AVCA NAIA National Coach of the Year.

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NAIA All-American Athletes

Being named an All-American is the pinnacle of athletic achievement in any sport.  From the 700 or so athletes who participated in NAIA men’s Volleyball this season, only ten were selected as NAIA All-Americans. Those ten athletes chosen represent 1% of the total who participated, a very small and a very select number. These athletes […]

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Missouri Baptist Claims NAIA Men’s Volleyball Crown

Missouri Baptist won their second NAIA Men’s volleyball championship in two years by downing the Grand View Vikings in straight sets, 38-36, 25-22, 25-22 on the Missouri Baptist campus and home court.  In a hotly contested match, the Spartans got the better of the Vikings and recorded back-to-back national championships for 2015 and 2016. The […]

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SUNY – New Paltz Claims DIII Volleyball Title!

SUNY – New Paltz won their first ever men’s volleyball championship on Saturday 4/23/16 as the Hawks soared over the Springfield Pride for a 3-1 (25-18, 25-23, 23-25, and 26-24) victory to claim the NCAA DIII title. The DIII tournament was held at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY.

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Missouri Baptist Wins Men’s VB Title for 2nd in a Row!!

Missouri Baptist won their second NAIA Men’s volleyball championship in two years by downing the Grand View Vikings in straight sets, 38-36, 25-22, 25-22 on the Missouri Baptist campus.  In a hotly contested match, the Spartans got the better of the Vikings and recorded back-to-back national championships for 2015 and 2016.

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NAIA Play-In Matches Concluded

Play-In matches are over, with St. Ambrose and Lourdes joining the four previously determined teams in pool play. Pool play begins this morning (Thursday, 4/21) at 10:00 AM when #2 seed Warner University takes on the #5 seed St. Ambrose University. The schedule for the entire tournament as well as media options and other relevant […]

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NAIA MVB National Invitational Tournament

Play begins today at 1:00 PM for the NAIA National Invitational Men’s Volleyball Tournament with a Play-In Match between St. Ambrose University (Davenport, IA) and Clarke University (Dubuque, IA). The winner advances to pool play while the loser returns home. The schedule for the entire tournament as well as media options and other relevant information […]

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NAIA Academic All-Conference Awards

We are entering the final week of the NAIA men’s volleyball season, the conference tournaments are concluded, and the conference awards have all been rendered. All that remains is the national invitational tournament and the championship, the awards, and the honors that accompany it.  Today, though, I’d like to talk about a conference award that […]

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NAIA National Invitational Lineup (& More!)

All NAIA conference tournaments are concluded and the NAIA has released the eight teams which will compete in the Men’s National Invitational Tournament. Because of its format, this tournament is a really exciting and fascinating event to watch. As a quick recap, there are eight teams invited to the tournament.

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NAIA Conference Tournament Results

All five of the NAIA men’s volleyball conference tournaments have concluded and the results are shown below. Remember, the conference tournament winner receives the automatic invitation to the NAIA Men’s Volleyball National Invitational Tournament to be held on the Missouri Baptist campus in St. Louis form April 20th through April 23rd.

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More Conference Tournaments!

Let’s talk some more about the five NAIA men’s volleyball conference tournaments – actually four conferences and a group of independent teams which are considered a conference for the purpose of tournament qualification. The four conferences are the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference, the Heart of America Athletic Conference, the Mideast Volleyball Conference, the Midwest Volleyball […]

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Conference Tournaments

Tonight let’s review the five NAIA men’s volleyball conference tournaments – actually four conferences and a group of independent teams which are considered a conference for the purpose of tournament qualification. The four conferences are the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference, the Heart of America Athletic Conference, the Mideast Volleyball Conference, the Midwest Volleyball Conference, plus […]

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NAIA News and Nuances

The twelfth edition of the weekly NAIA rankings are out, and yes, there are some changes this week, although all the players are “still the same.” And yes, that quote is from the Bob Seger song “Still the Same” circa 1978. The song is almost forty years old now but it’s still a classic. Grandview […]

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