Top Moments of 2018

The 2018 season for the Continental Volleyball Conference continued to cement its reputation as one the premier men's volleyball leagues in NCAA Division III. There were numerous victories over ranked opponents, a new member capturing the conference title, and several records being broken. Below are our top five stories from the 2018 CVC season.

Three Teams Join CVC For 2019

The formation of the CVC continues to change as it welcomes three new members to the league. Randolph-Macon was accepted as a league member the previous fall while Elizabethtown and Immaculata were announced as members just before the start of the 2018 season. Elizabethtown College, Immaculata University, and Randolph-Macon College will begin play in the CVC for upcoming 2019 season. All three programs will be in their inaugural season.

EMU Tops #3 SUNY New Paltz

Eastern Mennonite started their 2018 season with a bang, sweeping #3 SUNY New Paltz, the previous year's national runner-up, in the season opener. The Royals got past the nationally ranked foe 25-16, 25-20, and 27-25, scoring the first six points of the opening game to set the tone of the night. The Royals would carry that momentum through to a 21-13 season, advancing to their second straight CVC Tournament. Individually four Royals earned All-Conference honors including Micah Buller being named CVC Libero of the Year.

SVU knocks off THREE top 10 teams in one weekend

In Mid-February Southern Virginia had a weekend for the ages as the second-year program took down three top 10 ranked opponents in a span of just 24 hours. In front of their home crowd the Cougars took down #5 Marymount on Friday night, #4 UC Santa Cruz on Saturday afternoon, and #10 Juniata on Saturday evening. The Cougars finished the year with a 16-8 overall record, narrowly missing the conference tournament, while reaching a ranking as high of #8 in the AVCA National Poll.

TJ Wiechecki caps off record setting career

TJ Wiechecki capped off a record setting career with the Marymount Saints by earning his second straight appearance on the AVCA All-America team. Wiechecki was a First Team selection in 2018 after ranking 6th in the nation in kills per set (3.99) and points per set (4.62). Wiechecki concluded his four-year career as a Saint with 1,439 career kills, 516 digs, and 231 total blocks. He leaves as the CVC leader in career kills and single season record holder for kills per set while also ranking 5th in career aces and holding four of the top five spots in single game kills.

Kean wins 2018 CVC Title

Although 2018 marked the first season in the CVC for Kean University they quickly put their names in the record books. The Cougars wasted little time asserting themselves, rolling off 28 consecutive wins during the season including tying a CVC record with 12 straight conference wins. The Cougars captured the 2018 CVC Tournament title and set a new program record for wins, finishing the year with a 34-3 overall record before succumbing in the NCAA Division III Tournament quarterfinals. Kean achieved a ranking as high as #4 in the AVCA poll while Ian Capp was named CVC Setter of the Year and Charlie Ginex, the CVC Coach of the Year. Capp and Shayron Taylor also picked up AVCA All-America Second Team honors.

Stay tuned as we near the start of the 2019 season. Be on the look out for the CVC Coaches Preseason Poll and season preview coming in Early-January.


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