The Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) announced on Thursday that Lindenwood University has been admitted to the Conference as its 16th member institution, following a vote of approval by the GLVC Council of Presidents on Oct. 2. Lindenwood will formally join the GLVC on July 1, 2019.
The Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association has announced the 2018 Academic All-Conference team. Lindenwood placed 14 on the team, while a total of118 student-athletes have earned honors. To be eligible, student-athletes must have achieved at least a career 3.0 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale after the completion of the fall semester at their respective institutions.
Lindenwood University will send two student-athletes to the NCAA Career in Sports Forum this year. The Lions have selected seniors Jon Harris (football) and Ryan Vorderer (men's volleyball) to represent Lindenwood at the conference. The event begins tomorrow, May 31 and runs through June 3.
Lindenwood head men's volleyball coach Joe Kosciw has announced the addition of four student-athletes to begin competition in the 2019 season. Jeremy Kirch (Arrowhead, Wisconsin), Jake Reid (Las Vegas, Nevada), Brian Schwob (Arnold, Maryland) and Cal Werths (Edwardsville, Illinois) all have four years of eligibility beginning next school year. They will join Aiden Weir and Phil Swartz in the first recruiting class for Kosciw.
The Lindenwood men's volleyball team finished the 2018 season with a sweep at the hands of Loyola Chicago in the opening round of the MIVA tournament. The Lions finish the season with a 9-16 overall record.
Junior setter Adam Brewster and senior libero Ryan Vorderer have earned All-MIVA honors, the league office announced today. They were both named to the second team All-Conference. They are the first second team honorees for Lindenwood since Colin Hackworth earned the plaudit in 2014. Last season, the Lions placed Connor Hipelius and Sam Schindler to the honorable mention team.
The Lindenwood men's volleyball recognized the program's five seniors prior to first serve today against Lewis. However, the Lions fell to the Flyers in straight sets in the match. The Lions end the regular season with a 9-15 overall record and a 3-11 mark in MIVA contests.