Ball State men’s volleyball hosts reigning champ, No. 1 Hawaiian

MUNCIE, Ind. — Ball State men’s volleyball (3-0) will face its toughest test of the 2022 season as it hosts reigning national champion and No. 1-ranked Hawai’i (4-0) for a two-match series at Worthen Arena on Saturday, Jan. 29, and Monday, Jan. 31.

It marks the first time since 2017 — when then-No. 1 ranked Ohio State visited — in which Ball State will host the top-ranked team. The last time a No. 1 team not in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association came to Muncie was in 2014 when UC Irvine visited.

The matchup will feature first-year Ball State head coach Donan Cruz, a Hawai’i native, and 2019 American Volleyball Coaches Association National Coach of the Year Charlie Wade, a Warsaw, Indiana native, looking to keep their unbeaten records intact.

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