Borgia graduate Ryan Maune will lead the Lourdes University men’s volleyball team into the NAIA National Invitational Tournament this week.
Lourdes (19-7) takes on Cardinal Stritch (27-7) Wednesday afternoon at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis. The match will start at 4 p.m.
Lourdes swept Cardinal Stritch Feb. 24 and has won seven of the last eight matches.
The NAIA Tournament runs a little differently than other events. The top four seeds, Grand View, Missouri Baptist, Park and Warner, have byes through the opening round and have been assigned to pool play.
Two matches, Lourdes versus Cardinal Stritch and Ottawa versus Missouri Valley, will determine the final teams for pool play.
Pool play starts Thursday and the national event runs through the weekend.
Maune, last week named the All-Independent Group player of the year and defensive player of the year, is a nominee for higher honors.