Initially started as a competitive alternative to Intramurals and the Intercollegiate Team, the UCSD Men’s Club Volleyball Team has grown into a nationally recognized force. Prior to 2001, games were casually scheduled against local teams and were played very similarly to open court (no refs, scoreboard). In 2001, UC San Diego joined the Southern California Club Volleyball League (SCCVL.org). In the past several years, UC Slam Diego has grown to become a powerhouse in the world of club volleyball. The Tritons have qualified for the top division at Nationals for the past eight years, including a third-place finish in 2013. For three years now, two teams have been fielded to compete under the title of UC San Diego. Last year was the first year that we were able to send our B team to compete in Nationals, and we plan on continuing to send both teams, as it is a great experience for all players. This year's nationals will be hosted in Kansas City, Missouri.
For all new players, we will host open gyms on Tuesday 8-11pm in Main Gym and Thursdays 8-11pm in RIMAC. Our tryouts will be during those times during weeks 3 and 4. Hope to see you guys there!
NEWS AND RESULTS
MLK Invite hosted by SCCVL was a blast. This 2 day tourney at WAVE Volleyball Club in Del Mar hosted 20 teams from the West coast. Our A team was so close, yet so far from winning it all, losing a 3 set thriller against ASU in the finals, and ended up winning the silver medal. Our team B also posted an impressive finish of 10th place. They were, however, 1 set away from making it into the 4 team gold bracket. While A team struggled in the first match of the tourney, they made up for it when it counted. We are proud of both teams in their first tournament, and most importantly have learned what to work on in the coming practices. Two of our freshman, Wesley Wang and Lance Muret were chosen all-tournament team, and each has a sweet pair of Blenders to show for it... Read More>>
After months of hard work and practice, the A team flew out to Denver, Colorado for the culmination of their season at the club national tournament. Three days of intense competition in the thin air of the Mile High City awaited them, but they were ready and excited. Read More>
For the third and final round of league play, UC San Diego's A team hosts the fellow teams of the southern division. Their first game was against UC Irvine, and despite pushing the score past 25 each time, UCSD lost both sets and ultimately the match itself. Read More>
The UC Slam Diegans of the B team visited UC Riverside this weekend, to play against the neighboring University of San Diego, and the home team, UC Riverside. Read More>
The UC Slam Diegans had their first tournament of the season at Wave Volleyball Club in Del Mar. Both A and B teams were in attendance. The A team finished first in their pool, beating University of North Dakota in 3 sets, and UCLA in 2 sets. The B team played close matches against USC-B, Utah Valley, and Oregon State, but were not able to secure a full win. Read More>