Tournament play kicks off at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 30, at the Shannon Center
Tournament play kicks off at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 30, at the Shannon Center
Men's Volleyball - Tue, Mar. 27, 2012

Below is the information and schedule of events for the 2012 Mid-America Men's Volleyball Intercollegiate Conference (CCAC) East Division Tournament.  The tournament will take place on Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31, at the Shannon Center in Chicago.  The seven-team tournament is a single-elimination format with teams seeded No. 1 to 7 and six matches scheduled with the first one beginning at 10 a.m. (central) on Friday, March 30.  Below is the list of teams participating and the seeds as well as a tournament schedule.  Fans interested in watching the matches LIVE on their computers can click the "WATCH LIVE" links below next to each match to go to our LiveStream video streaming page. 

Participating Teams:

No. 1 seed - Saint Ambrose University (Iowa)

No. 2 seed - Cardinal Stritch University (Wis.)

No. 3 seed - Clarke University (Iowa)

No. 4 seed - Lourdes University (Ohio)

No. 5 seed - Saint Xavier University (Ill.)

No. 6 seed - Siena Heights University (Mich.)

No. 7 seed - Robert Morris University (Ill.)

 

Tournament Schedule:
 

Friday, March 30

Saint Ambrose University (Iowa) receives a first round bye due to No. 1 seed.  The highest seeded team in a match will be the home team.

First Round Match - 10 a.m. - No. 4 seed Lourdes University (Ohio) defeats No. 5 seed Saint Xavier University (Ill.) in five sets 22-25, 28-26, 25-27, 25-19, 15-12 - BOX SCORE

First Round Match - 12 p.m. - No. 3 seed Clarke University (Iowa) defeats No. 6 seed Siena Heights University (Mich.) in four sets 25-22, 25-17, 22-25, 25-23 - BOX SCORE

First Round Match - 2 p.m. - No. 2 seed Cardinal Stritch University (Wis.) defeats No. 7 seed Robert Morris University (Ill.) in three sets 25-17, 25-22, 25-18 - BOX SCORE

Semifinals Match - 4 p.m. - No. 1 Saint Ambrose University (Iowa) defeats No. 4 seed Lourdes University (Ohio) in four sets 25-20, 23-25, 25-14, 25-15 - BOX SCORE

Tournament Banquet - 7 p.m. - At Friday night's banquet, the following postseason awards were officially announced:

MAMVIC East Division All-Academic Team (3.25 cumulative GPA or higher):  Cardinal Stritch - Mickey Flynn, John Ghassan, Collin Hartman, Aloalii Tauaese, Brian Hoffman, Patrick Lentz and Adam Cosson;  Siena Heights - Juan Sierra, Brandon Bowers, Deqorrie Whitman, Tim O'Brien, Adrian Rutt, Luke Sagaert and Matt Mitterholzer;  Robert Morris - Tyler Boyce;  Clarke - Travis Gabehart, Bobby Springer and Dan Tringale;  Saint Ambrose - Matt Brahm, Dan Dierking, Joe Sponseller, Jon Hamm, Miguel Calvillo, Michael Neuner and Jimmy Leyden;  Lourdes - Zander Epps and Pierce Stewart 

MAMVIC East Division All-Conference Honorable Mention Team:  Mickey Flynn (Cardinal Stritch), Brandon Bowers (Siena Heights), Tyler Boyce (Robert Morris), Joseph Kelley (Robert Morris), Matt Roth (Clarke), Travis Gabehart (Clarke), Frank Craig (Lourdes), Zander Epps (Lourdes), Justin Cousin (Saint Xavier) and Evan Muys (Saint Xavier)

MAMVIC East Division All-Conference Second Team:  Kyle Schwetz (Saint Ambrose), Bobby Springer (Clarke), Michael Neuner (Saint Ambrose), Adrian Rutt (Siena Heights) and Jeremy Wood (Lourdes) 

MAMVIC East Division All-Conference First Team:  Aaron Porter (Saint Xavier), Nick DiMarco (Lourdes), Juan Sierra (Siena Heights), Hayden Grove (Saint Ambrose), Noah Mader (Cardinal Stritch), Tyler Wills (Clarke), Adam Cosson (Cardinal Stritch) and Dan Dowjotas (Saint Ambrose)

2012 MAMVIC East Division Most Valuable Player:  Dan Dowjotas (Saint Ambrose)

2012 MAMVIC East Division Freshman/Newcomer of the Year:  Tyler Wills (Clarke) and Nick DiMarco (Lourdes)

2012 MAMVIC East Division Setter of the Year:  Michael Neuner (Saint Ambrose)

2012 MAMVIC East Division Defensive Player of the Year:  West Hatae (Cardinal Stritch)

2012 MAMVIC East Division Coach of the Year:  Greg Reitz (Lourdes)

 

Saturday, March 31

Semifinals Match - 10 a.m. -  No. 2 seed Cardinal Stritch University (Wis.) defeats No. 3 seed Clarke University (Iowa) in four sets 25-18, 25-23, 22-25, 22-25, 15-13 - BOX SCORE

Tournament Championship - 12 p.m. - No. 1 seed Saint Ambrose University (Iowa) defeats No. 2 seed Cardinal Stritch University (Wis.) in three sets 25-22, 25-22, 25-20 - BOX SCORE

Congratulations to the 2012 MAMVIC East Division Tournament Champions from Saint Ambrose University (Iowa)!