MVB: Four Mastodons Named To Second Team All-MIVA

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Andrew Sellan, Luis Bertran, Alex Harthaller, and Omar Rivera were each named to the Second Team All-MIVA Team, announced by the Association on Thursday.

Sellan, a First Team All-MIVA and AVCA All-America Honorable Mention recipient last season, sits fifth in the MIVA and leads IPFW with 319 kills. Sellan has earned at least at least 300 kills, 100 digs, and 50 blocks in each of the past two seasons.

Bertran earns his first career All-MIVA honor after leading the conference with 272 digs and sitting sixth nationally with 2.57 digs per set. Bertran is 20 digs shy of tying the IPFW single season digs mark and sits fifth in IPFW history with 681 career digs.

Harthaller leads the ‘Dons with 38 serving aces, while being second on the team in kills (310) and digs (146). As a freshman, Harthaller recorded a double-double at Sacred Heart and earned a season high 26 kills at Ball State.

Rivera, a Second Team All-MIVA honoree last season, is second in the conference with 946 assists. Rivera is third all-time in IPFW history with 3822 career assists and was named the AVCA Player of the Week on January 25 after combining for 97 assists, 16 digs, 10 blocks, eight kills, and an assists at Sacred Heart and Harvard.

The Mastodons will host Lindenwood in the opening round of the MIVA Tournament on Friday, April 24. First serve between the ‘Dons and Lions is set for 7 p.m. in the Hillard Gates Center.

All-MIVA First Team
Thomas Jaeschke, OH, Jr. Loyola
Geoff Powell, OH, R-Sr. Lewis
Greg Petty, OH, Sr. Lewis
Michael Henchy, Sr. Ohio State
Peter Hutz, S, Jr. Loyola
Colin Hackworth, OPP, Sr. Lindenwood
Eric Fitterer, OPP, Sr. Lewis
Bobby Walsh, MB, Jr. Lewis
Nicolas Szerszen, OH, Fr. Ohio State
Lucas Yanez, L, Sr. Lewis

All-MIVA Second Team
Andrew Sellan, OH, Sr. IPFW
Jeff Jendryk, MB, Fr. Loyola
Omar Rivera, S, Sr. IPFW
Alex Harthaller, OH, Fr. IPFW
Scott Fifer, S, Jr. Lewis
Miles Johnson, OH, So. Ohio State
Jack Gamache, OPP, Jr. Quincy
Cody Caldwell, OH, Sr. Loyola
Ryan Mather, OH, Jr. Grand Canyon
Luis Bertran, L, Jr. IPFW

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