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National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Men's Volleyball (NAIAMVB)

Bruce Billingsley - Commissioner
518 W Locust
Davenport, IA 52803
Office Phone: (563) 333-6452
E-Mail: Commissioner@naiamvb.com

The mission of NAIAMVB and these conferences shall be to promote the positive ideals and objectives of athletics, to provide an organization of colleges with similar foundations to engage in athletic contests on an equal basis, to serve as a forum to formulate guidelines and solve common problems, to enhance and preserve athletics in their true perspective, to promote athletics in an academic environment. This conference shall facilitate the purposes of intercollegiate sports and further the learning goals of its member institutions.

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No. 1 Missouri Baptist Repeats as National Champions
Posted On: 05/24/2016

No. 1 Missouri Baptist Repeats as National Champions - Photo
Missouri Baptist captured its second-straight national title on Saturday night

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – No. 1 Missouri Baptist became back-to-back NAIA Men’s Volleyball National Invitational Tournament champions on Saturday night, as they defeated No. 3 Grand View (Iowa) in straight sets (38-36, 25-22, 25-21) to win the second national championship in its programs history.

This marked the first-time in Vikings men’s volleyball history they had appeared in the championship final. Missouri Baptist ends its 2016 campaign with a record of 33-1, while Grand View ends the year 20-8.

2016 AVCA-NAIA Player of the Year and 2016 NAIA National Invitational MVP Kyle Foley led all players with 44 assists and two solo blocks.

All-Tournament team award winner Chris Flood led the Spartans with 13 kills, while Mico Janicijevic and Grant Carder each had 12 kills.

All-Tournament team recipients Pedro Cardoso led all players with 16 kills and fellow All-Tournament team award winner Felipe Rosa had 38 assists for GVU.

The Spartans offense hit an impressive .344 as a team and the defense had 13 total team blocks.

Missouri Baptist moved to 21-23 all-time at the tournament, while Grand View moved to 8-5 at the event.

MBU is now just the third team to capture multiple National Invitational Championships, joining Park (Mo.) and California Baptist.

Tournament MVP
Kyle Foley – Sophomore – Setter – Missouri Baptist

All-Tournament Team:
Martin Krueger – No. 5 – Jr. – Setter – Warner University
Adam Kessenich – No. 23 – Sr. – Libero – St. Ambrose
Felipe Rosa – No. 9 – So. – Setter – Grand View
Pedro Cardoso – No. 7 – Jr. – OH – Grand View
Chris Flood – No. 10 – Sr. – OH – Missouri Baptist

Coach of the Year
John Yehling – Missouri Baptist

Sportsman of the Year
CJ Rilveria – Jr. – Libero – Lourdes

Tournament Statistical Leaders
Hitting Percentage – Devin Lofton – Warner - .524%
Kills Per Game – Pedro Cardoso – Grand View – 6.3
Assists Per Game – Felipe Rosa – Grand View – 11.8
Digs Per Game – Adam Kessenich – St. Ambrose – 5.4
Service Aces Per Game – Tony Natalino – St. Ambrose – 0.9
Blocks Per Game – Stephen Moore – Graceland – 1.4

First Place Team
Missouri Baptist

Second Place Team
Grand View

Semifinalist Teams
St. Ambrose



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