A year after winning a regional championship, 6 of our long-term athletes are now in full swing for their college seasons. Andrew Deleon is a student-athlete at Loras University in Dubuque, Iowa. Bryce, Grady, Ian, liam and fred are student-athletes at Lourdes University, located in Sylvania, Ohio. David Kisiel is a student-athlete at Grand Canyon University, located in Phoenix, Arizona.
Loras participates in the iowa conference in division III, playing many noteable teams this season, such as Quincy (miva DI), North Central, Carthage, Dominican, and Lakeland. Last year, under Head Coach Jeremy Thornburg, the Duhawks went 10-16 overall, nearly doubling their wins from 2015, their first year as a program. Already they started the season with a strong 2-0 start, winning in 3 sets against both Illinois Tech (25-21, 25-21, 25-14) and Mount Mercy (25-15, 25-21, 27-25). You can follow their season by clicking the link here: duhawks.com/schedule.aspx?path=mvball. Good luck this season Andrew!
Lourdes is in the Mideast conference in NAIA, playing some tough competition this season, such as Missouri Baptist, Hope International, Saint Xavier, UC Merced, and IPFW (Miva DI). Last year, under Head Coach Greg Reitz, the Gray Wolves went 25-5 overall, 6-0 in conference, 8-1 away, 6-3 at nuetral sites, and 11-1 at home. They kick off the season on January 18th at 7pm, playing missouri Tech at their place. you can follow their season by clicking the link here: www.lourdesathletics.com/schedule.aspx?path=mvball. Good luck this season to Bryce, Fred, Grady, Ian and Liam!
Grand Canyon is in the MIVA in Division I/II, facing some tough competition this season, such as 2 time National Champions Ohio State and Loyola, Lewis, McKendree, Ball State, and Quincy. Last Year, under Head Coach Matt Werle, the 'Lopes went 17-12 Overall, 8-8 in conference, 11-4 at home, and 6-8 away. They kicked off the season playing close matches against 4 time national champions UC Irvine, Hawaii, and came up with a win against UC San Diego in 4 sets. Their next match is on January 20th & 21st, playing Lindenwood at their place. You can follow their season by clicking the link here: www.gculopes.com/schedule.aspx?schedule=165&path=mvball. Good luck this season David!
Arizona Fear Admin