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October 17, 2011

The team is now in the first month of preseason and looking pretty solid. We are sitting at 8-1-2 right now with one tournament win and a 3rd place finish at Wash U. We returned every starter from last year and added three new freshman. Our next tournament is at Northern Illinois University on November 5th.


May 10, 2011
The season is now over and we have a lot to show for it. This was one of the most successful seasons for SLU Men's Club Volleyball. We finally rejoined a new conference, called the Midwest Plains Volleyball Conference (MWPVC). We hosted the first  play day and also the Conference tournament in March.  After a conference record of 13-1, we defeated Nebraska 2-1 to take the first ever MWPVC Conference Championship! We also competed at the Hoosier- Illini Classic at IU and we lost to Mizzou in the Silver Semifinals. Then our team attended the Las Vegas Open where we made it to the Silver Championship, but fell to Arizona B. At the National Tournament in Houston, Texas, we went undefeated the first two days, won our first round in gold against Lindenwood- Belleville, and then fell to Univ. of Wisconsin- Eau Claire in the Gold Quarterfinals.  We tied for 5th. We end the season with a record of 32-9. The team looks forward to next season! Also, Congrats to Tommy Devitt who was selected to the 2nd Team All- Tournament at Nationals this year! We had a few All- Conference players as well:

Brandon Smith : MWPVC MVP & Defensive Player of the Year
Mike Robertson: 1st Team All- Conference
Mike Sweeney : 2nd Team All- Conference
Tommy Devitt : 2nd Team All- Conference
Mike Nitahara: All- Conference Honorable Mention
Matt Kelly: All- Conference Honorable Mention


November 18, 2010
Volleyball is now on a break for Thanksgiving. We hosted our largest tournament at SLU  on November 6 & 7, 2010, which consisted of 21 teams.  Congratulations to Ball State for winning the gold bracket, Mizzou B for winning the silver bracket, and Wash U for winning the bronze bracket. SLU A took 2nd in gold with big wins over Nebraska and Kansas. SLU B lost after making it to the silver bracket, but had a great tournament. SLU A also played Lindenwood- Belleville tonight winning in 4 sets, 23-25, 25-15, 25-23, 26-24. Thanks to ELLEN KRIZ for being an awesome referee! 
Next up for both teams is the SIU-E tournament on December 4th.  


November 2, 2010
After a month of preseason, both the A team and B team are looking very promising.  The A team is currently 10-3-1 with one tournament win. We have competed at SLU, Wash-U, and Northern Illinois. The B team is currently 1-7-1, with some very tight matches at SLU and Wash U. Next up for both teams  is the Billiken Classic on November 6 & 7.  This is our home tournament and it has 24 teams attending. We are really looking forward to this!
We also have joined a new conference, the Midwest Plains Volleyball Conference (MWPVC). There are currently 14 teams in the conference and we are part of the East Region. Saint Louis was announced as the host school for the conference tournament on March 26 & 27, 2011! We have also entered into the Las Vegas Open once again in March.
In other news, we recently hosted our Inaugural Golf Tournament Fundraiser. It was a great success in helping us prepare for Las Vegas and the NCVF National Championships in Houston, Texas. Thanks to Jake and Pat for setting the tournament up!


September 21, 2010
Well, tryouts are over and we are into pre-season. Both of our teams look great and we have 22 guys in the club this year! Sally Warning returns as our coach and the A team has 9 returning players. Our first tournament is coming up in less than 2 weeks, and is at SLU!




July 27, 2010
SITE IS UPDATED! There is about 1 month left before tryouts. We are looking to have a great year with some promising talent coming in. Tryout dates and open gym dates are posted on the Men's Home Page, as well as our home tournament dates and Oktoberfest. If you have any questions regarding SLU Club Volleyball, please feel free to contact us!
 
 
 
April 5, 2010- End of Season
After 4th place in the silver division at the Las Vegas Open, we entered the NCVF National Tournament as the 8 seed. On day 1, we went 2-1, taking second in our pool. We defeated UW- Stevens Point and John Carroll University and lost to St. Olaf College.  Day 2, we started with a challenge match against Robert Morris, which we took 2-0. That set up a match against Villanova and #1 Messiah College. We beat Villanova 2-0, but lost a tough match to Messiah. With 2 days done, we had made it to the Gold Bracket for the 3rd time in 4 years. our first match was against #3 UW- LaCrosse. They were a tough team and we lost to them 0-2. We end the season with a 13-14-1 record and  34-21-6 on the year. Great Season boys! 


March 1, 2010-  Spring Break Update!

After a very tough and competitive tournament at Indiana University and a huge win over Northern Illinois, SLU enters the break with a record of 5-6-1. At the Hoosier- Illini, we faced (#1) Virginia Tech, (HM) UW-Whitewater,and Northern Illinois. We went 1-2 in pool and then faced the home team, Indiana. It was a tough match, but Indiana came out on top. We took the top seed in the Silver bracket, but had a tough loss to MSU-White. The team is now ranked #6 in DII and we are very excited for the rest of the season. After break, a match will be played against (HM) Washington-St. Louis, followed by a trip the Sin City for the 2010 Las Vegas Open @ UNLV. 


February 25, 2010- Home Match vs Fontbonne University (NCAA DIII)

Tonight, we played a local Division 3 team and took the match easily with scores of (30-21, 30-22, 30-24). The team travels to the Hoosier-Illini Classic in Bloomington, Indiana this weekend with a record of 4-2-1. 


February 16, 2010- SLU MAKES TOP 10 in Division 2!



January 5, 2010- NEW COACH!

SLU Men's Volleyball would like to announce their new coach for the 2010 season: SALLY WARNING. More can be read about her on the roster/ info page


December 29, 2009- SLU JOINS GPVC

Saint Louis University is proud to announce that we are now members of the newsest addition to the MIVA, the Great Plains Men's Volleyball Conference (GPVC). We are very excited to be a part of the new conference and look forward to competing in the MIVA championships in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in March.


December 20, 2009-

Preseason is now over and it went very well for us. The A team ended the season 21-7-5. The B team  went 2-6, but played hard and stepped it up against tough opponents. We are very excited about the upcoming season, with heading to large tournaments such as Iowa's Black and Gold, The Hoosier- Illini Classic, Las Vegas Open, and NCVF Nationals! Our B team will also be making their first appearance at D-III Nationals! It should be a great season and we are really looking forward to it. 


November 8, 2009-

Yesterday on November 7, SLU hosted the 3rd Annual Preseason Tournament. It was a great day of volleyball with some great competition. SLU A finished first in their pool. We went on to win their quarterfinal and semifinal matches in the gold bracket. In the Gold Championship game, we took Creighton to 3 games, but fell to them in the third, finishing 2nd in the tournament! Also, SLU B was victorious in the Silver Bracket and took the championship in that bracket from Wash U A in straight sets. Great Job Boys! We head to Mizzou next weekend. 


October 25, 2009-

On Oct 24, SLU A headed to Bradley University for their Fall tournament. With a few split games in the morning, SLU turned it around, won 3 in a row and went to the Championship game against an extremely tough Bradley Alumni team, who they had split with earlier in the day. SLU lost the championship game in 2.  The Billikens have a week break and look forward to playing the alumni team again, as well as hosting the 3rd Annual Billiken Preseason Tournament on November 7th. 

Also, SLU has now joined the MCVA conference and has also decided to attend the NCVF/ USAV National Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky on April 1st!

October 20, 2009- 

Pre-season is now underway and the A team is off to a great start with  a start of 10-1 and a 2nd place finish at the IUPUI Early Bird Tournament.  The guys look forward to heading to Bradley University for the next pre-season tournament.




September 13, 2009- 

Congrats to all of the new guys that are part of SLU Men's Club Volleyball. Practices start Tuesday, September 15th.            
SAVE THE DATE: October 25- SLU A Team vs Alumni Team in Chaifetz Arena immediately following SLU Women vs Temple in a conference match-up!! Come support Saint Louis Volleyball!!!


August 2, 2009-

INTERESTED IN COACHING?? The Men's Club Volleyball team is looking for a coach for the upcoming season. We practice 2 times a week and we travel to tournaments. Please email us if you are interested or want more information: slumensvball@gmail.com


July 8, 2009-

As the new school year approaches, we have some important information and dates to share! Our season will start with two open gyms, on Tuesday Sept. 1 and Thursday Sept. 3 from 7-9pm. The following week on Sept 8, 9, & 10, Tryouts will be held in the Simon Rec Center from 7-9pm. We will also be working the Soulard Oktoberfest for our first fundraiser on October 9-11. Please feel free to email us with any questions regarding the Men's Club Volleyball Team at SLU!!


April 13, 2009-

Well, the 2008-09 season has come to an end. This season has been on of the most successful seasons that SLU has seen. Grabbing 1st place titles at Missouri S&T and SIU-E, and also taking the silver championship at the University of Iowa. At nationals in Kansas City, we started with the #11 seed in the tournament. We went undefeated in pool play and then were faced with two top 10 teams in our power pool. After hard fought  competition, we entered the silver bracket of the division, where we made it to the semifinals. Even though we did not end the way we wanted, we have no reason but to look at all of the positives from this season and prepare for the next. We finish with a winning record of 26-12.