ALLIANCE, Ohio - The Mount Union men's volleyball team will not be living life as an independent much longer.
The Midwest Collegiate Volleyball League said Wednesday it has officially added the Purple Raiders to the conference for the 2020 season. The league extended Mount Union an invitation to join in July.
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Mount Union will join Adrian, Fontbonne, Mount Saint Joseph's, Olivet and Trine in the MCVL. The conference will feature a home-and-home series with each team playing 10 league games.
MCVL Adds Mount Union Ahead of 2020 Season // #GoMCVL— MCVL Volleyball (@MCVLVolleyball) September 11, 2019
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The top four teams will advance to the MCVL tournament at the site of the regular season champion. The conference tournament champion will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Men's Volleyball Championships.
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The Purple Raiders went 8-20 in their inaugural season which concluded in March. They played an independent schedule featuring teams mostly from the East Coast.
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