Springfield, Ohio — Wittenberg University is one of four schools that have been welcomed into the Midwest Collegiate Volleyball League (MCVL) for the 2015-16 school year, joining Adrian College, Olivet College and Marian University (Wis.).
The MCVL currently includes 10 member institutions. The four new programs will join Carthage College, Benedictine University (Ill.), Dominican University (Ill.), Fontbonne University, Greenville College, Lakeland College, Loras College, the Milwaukee School of Engineering, North Central College and Mount St. Joseph University. The inaugural season begins in January 2015 and continues through the first MCVL Tournament April 10-11 at the site of the regular season champion.
"We are pleased to be accepted into the MCVL," said Wittenberg Director of Athletics and Recreation Gary Williams. "This is a great opportunity for our new program to compete right away with some of the best teams in NCAA Division III."
Wittenberg announced the addition of men's volleyball as the university's 24th varsity intercollegiate sport last month. A national search is currently underway to select a head coach as the Tigers prepare to compete for the first time in NCAA Division III in the 2016 season.
Written By: Ryan Maurer