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
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
April 5, 2010- End of Season
March 1, 2010- Spring Break Update!
February 25, 2010- Home Match vs Fontbonne University (NCAA DIII)
February 16, 2010- SLU MAKES TOP 10 in Division 2!
January 5, 2010- NEW COACH!
December 29, 2009- SLU JOINS GPVC
December 20, 2009-
November 8, 2009-
October 25, 2009-
October 20, 2009-
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.