This year’s event will include 50 teams competing in several waves of play over two days, graciously hosted by Northern Illinois University. A special welcome is extended to new MIVA clubs who joined the league this year and are competing for the first time in our league championship.
The MIVA Championship is the oldest collegiate championship in the United States. It offers competitive intercollegiate playing opportunities to eligible collegiate club players and teams of all levels. MIVA teams, which come from 9 states, have travelled great distances this year to represent their schools and our league, earning the good will and respect from brother clubs from throughout the country. The league places more ranked teams in the NCVF Men’s Top 25 polls than any other club conference in America. The #1 ranked UW-Oshkosh juggernaut is once again at the top, as we enter this year’s championship season. Most importantly, MIVA teams continue to distinguish themselves as great sportsmen, led by exceptional students who have carefully planned and worked diligently to grow intercollegiate sports opportunities for every day college students.
Expectations for MIVA teams remain high as we approach the upcoming NCVF National Championships. We are certain that the experience at this year’s MIVA Championships will help our teams prepare to once again earn top finishes and distinguish our player and teams as exceptional ambassadors of the sport.
The MIVA extends special thanks to the Northern Illinois Men’s Volleyball Club, coach Mark Swaya and the NIU Campus Recreation for their work in making this year’s event possible. We also acknowledge our USAV certified referees, tournament and school administrators, parents, coaches, trainers, friends and all those who have helped make quality and memorable opportunities available this year.
Good Luck to all participants at the 2017 MIVA Championship Tournament and the upcoming NCVF National Championship Tournament in Kansas City.