FORT WAYNE, Ind. - This summer, three current members and one incoming freshman of the Purdue Fort Wayne men's volleyball team are set to play for various international squads this summer. Pelegrin Vargas will play for Puerto Rico in the Pan American Cup, Frederico Santos will play for Portugal in the FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League, and Tomas Gago will play for the Chile in the Pan American Cup. Incoming freshman Rico Wardlow is set to compete for the United States Youth National Training Team.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Eight Purdue Fort Wayne men's volleyball alumni won gold medals at the 2019 USA Volleyball Open National Championships, as Beam Pineapple defeated Hustle N Flow 2-0 in the championship match of the 40-and-Over class. Mastodon alumni Lloy Ball, Loren Gebert, Chris Gisslen, Jeff Ptak, Chris Farmer, Jorge Ralat, Will Robbins, and current Mastodon head coach Ryan "Rock" Perrotte were all on the team that went undefeated over the weekend.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) announced on Wednesday (May 15) that 13 of the 17 Purdue Fort Wayne men's volleyball student-athletes were selected to the 2019 Academic All-MIVA Team. The MIVA recognized a total of 121 student-athletes among its eight member institutions. A full list can be found here.
INDIANAPOLIS ? The Purdue Fort Wayne women's soccer, men's volleyball, men's golf and women's golf programs have each been honored with the NCAA Division I Public Recognition Award for their latest multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR), as announced Thursday (May 2) by the NCAA.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its All-America Teams on Monday (April 29), and Purdue Fort Wayne junior Pelegrin Vargas was named an Honorable Mention for the second time.
CHICAGO - In an emotional conclusion to the 2019 season, No. seed 3 Purdue Fort Wayne fell to No. seed 2 Loyola Chicago in the MIVA semifinal matchup 3-1 (19-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-23) in the Gentile Arena on Wednesday, April 17.