We want to wish all the teams at the NCVF Nationals Tournament a good luck!
2016 SCCVL League Championship Photos
We had several Men’s team compete in the top this year at the NCVF 2016 National Tournament. We asked the club presidents for a conclusion on how their teams did.
Chapman was the Division II runners-up. Ben Geleris said, “We came together at the right time and started playing our best volleyball as the tournament progressed and proceeded to go undefeated until the championship. The first two days our average point differential was 9 points for each set. When we got to the championship our lack of depth, since we could only bring 8 players to the tournament, caught up with us and we didn't have the energy to take down an incredibly talented messiah team and we lost in 3”. They will be graduating 6 of their 8 players; Ben Geleris Middle Blocker, Justin Parks Outside, Will Plaugher Opposite, Robert Gallegos Libero, Andrew Jacocks Middle Blocker, and Taylor Braun Setter.
Azusa Pacific University finished 14th in DIAAA. “We should have won our first match at the tourney against Ball State but lost it, then played the #1 Georgia later that day as well. After a disappointing day 1, we went against a very tough Georgia Tech team in our challenge pool. We weren't ready to play that early in the morning and got crushed. We came back much better in our pool play match on Friday and carried the momentum into Saturday. After being down 12-14 in the third set on Saturday morning versus SUNY-Oswego, we came back to win and kept rolling all the way to the championship match against Stevens Institute of Technology. We had a lead late in the first set of the match, but gave it away and lost it. The second set we got blocked a lot more and just couldn't sideout and lost it” said graduating senior Ryan Anema. Also graduating from Chapman includes Evan Humphrey. Ryan was on the team all 4 years and Evan was on the team for 3 of the years.
CSULB Men’s also had a great season. Sean McGee concluded, “We beat U Missouri, U Iowa A, and CSU Fresno, all in exciting 3 game fashion. We finished a lot lower than we would have liked to, but it was a good experience for our team since there was only one returning starter on the team. We had two graduating seniors on the team this year. First is the president, Sean McGee, graduating with a Bachelors of Science, Electrical Engineering. He is looking to get a job in the field of study, hopefully working for a utility such as Southern California Edison. The second is Rene Gonzales, graduating with a Bachelors of Science, Health Science. He is looking to further his education receive a Masters Degree in Public Health and to eventually work at the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia.”
Another team concluding another great club season was UCSB. Senior, Thadeus Niemira , said “UC Santa Barbara enters Nationals coming off a Las Vegas semifinal loss to Cal Poly. We were missing starting middle blocker Madigan Sanders due to financial reasons. Sanders was all-tournament at Las Vegas so it was a glaring omission. After going 2-1 on day one with the only notable game being our loss to Wisconsin, we defeated UC Davis handily in our challenge match to enter power pools. Our power pool included Florida and SCCVL comrades U of A. This pool would end in a three-way tie. UCSB defeated U of A 2-1, despite being down 13-9 in game 3. Florida defeated UCSB 2-1 U of A defeated Florida 2-0. Playoff featured Florida against UCSB, despite leading 20-18 we missed our next three serves and lost the one set playoff sending us to silver. We would go on to lose the first round of silver to give backups playing time. UCSB's lone senior was yours truly. It is also highly likely we will lose sophomore outside Devon Burki to transfer.”
Congratulations to the 2016 SCCVL Champions!
Men's D1 - SDSU-A
Women's D1 - UCSD
Men's D2 - LMU
Women's D2 - UCSB-B
It was a great day of volleyball, check out the instagram account for videos and photos!
2016 SCCVL Championship Winners
Both Division II North and South Regions had a great weekend of competition for the SCCVL. UCSB hosted the North region and SDSU hosted the South.
For the North Region, UCSB-B finished in first place being undefeated this past weekend. Right behind them in second was UCLA-B whose only loss was to UCSB-B with tight scores of 25-23 and 25-20.
CSUCI came in third with two of their matches going to a third set. These were the only two matches of the tournament to go to a third set. CSUCI came out victorious with their lucky final score being 15-10 in both matches.
For the South Region, SDSU-B also finished first allowing them to be undefeated at home. SDSU played in the only match to go to a third set this weekend in the South. They went to a third set with second place team PLNU. This was a tight game with scores being 25-22, 21-25, and 18-16. This set is what determined first and second place this weekend.
We are glad to see another weekend with great competition. Keep up with our scores via Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Page. #sccvl2016
The women's National Rankings have been updated! We would like to congratulate UCSD and UCLA for holding their rank as 14th and 16th consecutively. We are proud to have SCCVL teams in the top 25!
Also, U of A and UCSB are holding their spots as Honorable Mentions.
We will continue updating the NCVF rankings as soon as they are released for DII and for the Men's Divisions as well! Good luck at Nationals coming up!
This week's national rankings for Men's DI, DII, and DIII have been posted and we are proud to announce that we have a handful of teams in the top rankings.
For Men's DI there are three teams in the top 10 and 6 in the top 25. A huge shout out to Arizona State, Arizona, and San Diego State for making it to the top 10. We also have UC-San Diego, UCLA, and USC making it in the top 25.
For Men's DII there are two teams in the top 10 and six teams in the top 25. Congratulations to Chapman and Loyola Marymount for making it to the top 10. Another shoutout to USD, Azusa Pacific, Claremont, and Point Loma for making it in the top 25.
And for our Men's DIII we have three teams in the top 15 polls. Congratulations to Arizona State "B", UCSB "B", and USC "B" for making it to the top 15.
We would like to congratulate all these teams and are very excited for how this season is looking so far. There is some great competition underway for 2016. Who will be the next Men's Divisional Champions?
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This past weekend had both Men’s DI and DII action.
For Division I, it was the DI North’s last regional. UCLA is announced the DI North Region Champions. They now have an automatic berth to the SCCVL Championships. SDSU and UCLA are now the first teams locked into the tournament. The remaining four will be determined after the Men’s DI crossover.
Division II had a crossover this weekend with a battle between the South and West. USD went undefeated at home coming out on top at the tournament. They had a tremendous marathon against APU with the first set victory of a score being 37-35. Then continuing the momentum by winning the second set 25-19. Close behind USD was Cal Poly Pomona with their only loss being to USD. CPP had half of their matches go to third set this tournament against PLNU and SDSU-B. They won both games 15-10 and 15-11 consecutively.
Another weekend of great competition just gets us excited for our SCCVL Championships. Keep up with our scores via Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Page. #sccvl2016