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Lewis Men’s Volleyball Earns 21 Academic All-MIVA Awards; Ties MIVA Record for Academic Honorees

Lewis Men's Volleyball Earns 21 Academic All-MIVA Awards; Ties MIVA Record for Academic Honorees

ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – The Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association announced its Academic All-MIVA list Monday (June 3), with 21 Lewis University Student-Athletes earning recognition. Lewis led the MIVA in total honorees for the third consecutive season and the 21 student-athletes to earn the honor marked the highest total for the Flyers in program history and tied the MIVA record along with Grand Canyon in 2015.

Among the Flyer honorees included four student-athletes with a 4.0 GPA on the year: senior Connor Keating (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew), sophomore Cole Sweitzer (Middleton, Wis./Middleton HS), and freshmen Luke and Zach Pekol (Joliet, Ill./Joliet Catholic Academy). The other Lewis men’s volleyball players who earned Academic All MIVA were graduate students John Davis (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central), Antonio Elias (Naranjito, Puerto Rico/Colegio Sagrada Familia) and Michael Sack (Oak Lawn, Ill./St. Laurence), senior Christian Prayer (St. Louis, Mo./Parkway North), juniors Max Roquet (Johnston, Iowa/Johnston) and Tate Sandvig (Boone, Iowa/), sophomores Ryan Collins (Dublin, Calif./Valley Christian), Nathan DeGraaf (Cranberry Township, Penn./Seneca Valley HS), Syver Drolsum (Vikersund, Norway/Toppvolley Norge), Nico Paula (Tampa, Fla./Berkeley Preparatory School), and Piotr Wymoczyl (Arlington Heights, Ill./Buffalo Grove HS), and freshmen Diego Estrada (Ponce, Puerto Rico/Adianez), Brendan Hom (Torrance, Calif./South High), Cameron Hoying (Columbus, Ohio/St. Francis DeSales), Frederick Krueger-Beer (Milwaukee, Wis./Wauwatosa East), Deyan Todorov (Sofia, Bulgaria/51st Secondary) and Quinten Zilch.

Keating, studying environmental science, appeared in three matches this season for Lewis. Sweitzer, majoring in finance, saw action in two matches, recording three kills and four service aces. Luke and Zach Pekol (Joliet, Ill./Joliet Catholic Academy) both redshirted this season, with Luke as an undecided major and Zach studying mathematics.

Davis earned an English as a second language endorsement, playing in 27 matches and earning 45 kills, 25 digs, 14 blocks and 13 aces. Elias, studying aviation transportation, appeared in four matches, notching five kills, four digs and two blocks. Sack, a criminal justice major, put up 79 kills, 41 blocks and 25 digs in 16 matches this season.

Prayer, majoring in business…

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