March 13, 2020

MWPVC Championships Cancelled Due to COVID-19

The 2020 MWPVC Championships that were scheduled for April 4 & 5, 2020 in St. Louis have been cancelled due to the growing concerns over the  COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. Many schools have issued travel restrictions for sport clubs and events are being limited as well. While it was a tough decision, it was the correct decision and the health and safety of MWPVC players and staff is our top priority. There is no plan to reschedule the Championship event.

The MWPVC Board of Directors would like to thank all of the student leaders for your time and efforts in leading your teams this season. Also, we want to thank our student advisory board members for showing additional leadership within our organization this season:

Men's Advisory Board

Zach Pittz (SLU)

Lucas Kilmer (Lewis)

Cameron Zelei (Nebraska-Lincoln)

Mitch Mai (Arkansas)

Joe Brammeier (SIU-Edwardsville)

Women's Advisory Board

Breanna McGuire (SLU)

Kayla Brumley (Nebraska-Lincoln)

Leah Murphy (Western Illinois)

Kimi Davis (Arkansas)

All Conference Teams will be announced in the coming weeks for the 2020 season! Thank you for a great season, good luck to the graduating seniors and graduate students, and we cannot wait to get started on the 2021 season! 

March 09, 2020

Lewis "A" Wins the 2020 Crossover Event

Last weekend, Lewis University hosted the 2020 Men's Crossover event. This year, 23 teams traveled to Romeoville, Illinois to compete in the 2nd conference event of the year. Teams were seeded for this event based on how they finished in their respective regional events (East, West, North). Missouri A, SIUE and Nebraska A were the top seeds at the event. 

After day 1, teams were placed into one of 3 brackets (Gold, Silver & Bronze). Lewis A from the North Region met Missouri B from the East in the Crossover Championship Match. Lewis defeated Missouri B in 2 sets (25-23, 25-23) to capture the title. Lewis A will be the top seed going into the MWPVC Championships in April.

Missouri State played Arkansas in the Silver Bracket Final

and won that match in 2 sets (25-13, 25-21). Missouri S&T A took down

Nebraska-Omaha in straight sets (25-11, 25-13) to win

the Bronze Bracket.

Gio Llinas Rosa, Outside from Lewis A, was named the MVP of the event!

All teams will be seeded for the MWPVC Championships based on their

results at the Crossover Event.  MWPVC Championships will be held at

in St. Louis, MO on April 4 & 5, 2020. Stay tuned

for updates on the schedule for that event. 

March 02, 2020

2020 MWPVC Women's Regional Wrap-Up

The MWPVC Women's Regional Tournaments were completed last weekend.

 

On February 22, Missouri State A went 5-0 to claim the West Region title at the University of Nebraska. Emma Dunn, Setter/Opposite from Missouri State, picked up West Region MVP honors.

The East Regional Tournament was hosted by Saint Louis University on February 29. Missouri A defeated Missouri B (25-20, 25-22) to claim the East Region title. Marisa Tomek, Outside from Missouri A, was named East Region MVP.​​

February 10, 2020

2020 MWPVC Men's Regional Wrap-Up

The MWPVC Men's Regional Tournaments were completed last weekend.

 

On February 1, Missouri A claimed the East Regional title. Mizzou A finished 5-0 on the day and Mitch Dore, Libero from Mizzou A, picked up East Region MVP honors.

Bradley University hosted the North Regional Tournament on February 1.  SIU-Edwardsville (4-1) took down Butler (4-1) in 3 sets (25-21, 23-25, 15-13) to claim the North Regional Title. Nick Allen, Outside from SIUE, was named North Region MVP.

The West Regional Tournament was hosted by the University of Nebraska on February 8. Creighton went 4-1 on the day and claimed the West Regional Title. Chris Boken, Outside from Creighton, was named West Region MVP.

Men's conference events will be on a break until March 7-8 where the teams will all compete in the Crossover Event at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. Missouri A, SIU-Edwardsville and Creighton will be the top 3 seeds at the event.

January 14, 2020

Welcome Back to the MWPVC for 2020!

Welcome to another exciting year in the Midwest Plains Volleyball Conference. We are currently working hard to get everything in order to start the season in about 3 weeks! Invoices have been sent to all teams. League rules and Roster Verification Forms will be sent out this week.

 

Our conference continues to grow and we are sitting at 58 active teams this year. New teams to the conference include:

University of Evansville (Women)

Maryville "B" (Women)

Vanderbilt University (Men)

Oral Roberts University (Men)

The dates and locations of all MWPVC Events have been released:

2020 MWPVC Men's Tournament Information

East Regional: February 1, 2020 @ Missouri S&T (Rolla, MO)

North Regional: February 1, 2020 @ Bradley University (Peoria, IL)

West Regional: February 8, 2020 @ University of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE)

Crossover Event: March 7 & 8, 2020 @ Lewis University (Romeoville, IL)

MWPVC Conference Championships: April 4 & 5, 2020 @ Center St. Louis & Forest Park CC (St. Louis, MO)

2020 MWPVC Women's Tournament Information

West Regional: February 22, 2020 @ University of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE)

West Regional: February 29, 2020 @ Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO)

MWPVC Conference Championships: April 4 & 5, 2020 @ Center St. Louis & Forest Park CC (St. Louis, MO)

NCVF Nationals will be held in Kansas City, MO this year (April 9-11, 2020). Check out the NCVF Website for more information!

April 24, 2019

2019 NCVF Nationals Recap

19 men's teams and 12 women's teams represented the MWPVC at Nationals in Denver last week.

After 2 days, 11 teams were still competing for a national championship across 5 divisions:
Men's Division 1AAA- Missouri State, Chicago, Kansas
Men's Division 2- SLU, Lewis, Butler

Men's Division 3- Mizzou"B"
Women's D1AA- Truman State, Mizzou

Women's D1AAA- Missouri State, Nebraska

 

Saturday was an exciting day for our conference, but one team was left in the finals- Saint Louis University in the Men's D2 National Championship Match. 

 
Saint Louis knocked off Colorado School of Mines (Rd of 16), University of St. Thomas (Quarterfinal) and UM- Duluth (Semifinal) to match up with Army West Point in the National Championship. SLU was then able to finish their season on top, defeating Army in straight sets (25-23, 25-23) to claim the Men's D2 National Championship! They went 9-1 on the weekend and won their 2nd National Title in 3 years! 

This also meant that the Men's D2 National Champion came from the MWPVC for the 3rd year in a row!! (2017- SLU; 2018- Lincoln College; 2019- SLU)

The University of Arkansas women's team fought hard and beat conference foe Kansas State in the finals of the Women's D1AAA Silver Bracket in 3 great sets by both teams (25-20, 27-29, 16-14)!

Across the 5 divisions, we had 14 players selected to All-tournament teams, including Sam Stealey from SLU who received the Jose Jones Men's D2 MVP award! 
The MVP award was named in memory of Jose Jones, who started the MWPVC in 2010. He would be proud of where our conference is today and we are so excited to have the MVP award given to someone in our conference for a third time (Brenden Stealey- SLU - 2017, Joudiel Poveymirow- Lincoln - 2018).

Congrats to the following MWPVC players for being selected to All Tournament Teams in their respective divisions:

Men's D1AAA
Brady Castillo- 2nd Team Setter (Missouri St)
Sam Pannett- 2nd Team Outside (Missouri St)

Men's D2
Sam Stealey- D2 MVP (SLU)

Jake Hercules- 1st Team Setter (SLU)
Zach Pittz- 1st Team Libero (SLU)
Andrew Kaminski- 2nd Team Middle (SLU)
Matt Vogrin- HM Setter (Lewis)
Bernie Crowley- HM Libero (Lewis)
Alex Belongy- HM Outside (SLU)
Dakota Eash- HM Opposite (Butler)

Men's D3
Brighton Fleetwood- 2nd Team Setter (Mizzou B)

Women's D1AA
Madison Cleeton- 2nd Team Outside (Truman St)
Regan Bruns- HM Outside (Truman St)

Women's D1AAA
Taylor Covington- HM Middle (Missouri St)

CLICK HERE to see the entire list of All Tournament teams! 

Congratulations to all 31 teams that participated at NCVF Nationals in Denver. It was a great year for us along with a third consecutive Men's D2 National Championship. We could not be more proud of the way all of you represented the MWPVC and your schools. We are already getting excited for Kansas City-2020! Keep an eye out for some exciting announcements from the MWPVC this summer!

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