Loyola of Chicago wins NCAA volleyball title

Loyola of Chicago wins NCAA volleyball title

CHICAGO (AP) — Cody Caldwell had 20 kills and top-seeded Loyola of Chicago beat third-seeded Stanford 3-1 on Saturday night for its first NCAA men's volleyball title.

Thomas Jaeschke and Joe Smalzer each had 12 kills for Loyola (29-1), which won the final set 25-15. The Ramblers won their final 27 matches after losing to Southern California on Jan. 4.

Brian Cook had 15 kills for Stanford (24-9), and Steven Irvin added 10. The Cardinal, the national champion in 1997 and 2010, are 3-1 overall against Loyola.

Loyola hit .452 to Stanford's .266.