MVC Men's Volleyball Ranked No. 9, McCracken Earns National HonorPosted March 24, 2014
Marshall, Mo. (March 24, 2014)- Marshall, Mo. (March 24, 2014)- The Missouri Valley College men's volleyball team won all four of its matches last week, and remained ranked No. 9 in the latest NAIA Men's Volleyball Top 10 Poll released Monday. The four wins last week moved MVC's record to 22-10 on the season, setting a program record for single-season victories. The previous record was 21 wins set in both the 2012 and 2013 seasons. MVC defeated Hannibal-LaGrange 3-0 and Culver-Stockton College 3-0 in home matches. The Vikings also picked up two wins at the Lindenwood-Belleville Triangular over the weekend, defeating Robert Morris College 3-0 and Lindenwood-Belleville 3-1. MVC now moves into postseason play and will host the NAIA South Tournament Friday and Saturday at the Burns Athletic Complex.
The Vikings will play Missouri Baptist University in the semifinals Friday at 4:30 p.m. The tournament finals will be played at 12 p.m. Saturday.
Senior Setter Will McCracken (Goleta, Calif.) picked up his second NAIA Men's Volleyball Setter of the Week honor. McCracken averaged 11.7 assists per game and 1.4 digs per game in the four victories last week. He ranks No. 1 in the NAIA in total assists with 1,016 and No. 6 in assists per game with 9.68. McCracken previously earned NAIA Men's Volleyball Setter of the Week honors on Feb. 17.
NAIA Men's Volleyball Top 10 Poll (Mar. 24, 2014)
1. Concordia-Irvine (Calif.)
2. Grand View (Iowa)
3. Park (Mo.)
4. Missouri Baptist
4. Clarke (Iowa)
7. St. Ambrose (Iowa)
8. Hope International (Fla.)
9. Missouri Valley
10. Emmanuel (Ga.)
Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 40 academic programs, study abroad program, honors program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, and some new majors are ag-business, nursing, graphic design, and health information systems (associate degree). Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit www.moval.edu.