Above: The Fellas, 2024 NCVF Championships

NDMVB Secures a 5th Place Finish at Nationals

What a season for the Irish. This year was different from the start - our club doubled in size in the fall. As the sport grows, we've noticed an increasingly high volume of talented players hoping to join our program. In response to an awesome tryout this year, we decided to create a second team, which has added a richer array of talent to our storied club. This new "Blue Team" got to work right away, and impressively placed in the top third of teams in MIVA's B-team conference on the season.

The "Gold Team" came into the season severely underrated, as our 2023 nationals run did not go as hoped. This group came in with a chip on our shoulders, ready to reintroduce ourselves. Joining the Gold Team was lone freshman and Cincinnatian Charlie Krebs, eager to exhibit his fundamental style of play on defense. We fought hard this year, taking 5th place in the Hardwood Classic at Michigan State, winning the Battle of the Bear Den, taking 3rd at the Midwest 10 championship and 5th at MIVAs. Despite the consistently strong play, we felt as if we had more to give.

By the time nationals came around, we were ready to go. This tournament proved that we were who we believed ourselves to be. Led by Second Team All-American Michael Lund, and seniors Brennan Gould, Jack Konrad, Bradley Johnson and Nate Nash, we stormed to a 5th place overall finish in the gold bracket---our highest finish since we won the national championship back in 2012. While we expected this level of success, we exceeded the NCVF's expectations, who had us seeded in the bottom half of teams in our division. Needless to say, NDMVB is now known.

We would like to thank our seniors who have given so much to this program. It has been a phenomenal four years, and we know they'll take their grit and second-mouse attitudes to their postgraduate endeavors. Thank you all for tuning in! This is only the beginning for the Irish.


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Last Updated: April 2024

The club team from 1988 on a trip to California to play UCLA, Pepperdine, and San Diego State (below)

1988 club team group photo1988 Warmup on an indoor court