Upset run ends for Hawai’i players at Beach Volleyball Championship

Hawai’i outside attackers Brett Rosenmeier and Colton Cowell were unable to pull off back-to-back upsets and are now out of medal contention at the World University Beach Volleyball Championship.

Rosenmeier and Cowell a day after pulling a first-round upset lost to the Australian pair of Paul Burnett and Maximilian Guehrer 24-14, 21-12 in the second round of the international tournament on Wednesday in Germany. Continue reading “Upset run ends for Hawai’i players at Beach Volleyball Championship”

Hawai’i pair pulls off first-round upset at Beach Volleyball Championship

Hawai’i players once again delivered in a critical match — this time it was just on the sand.

Hawai’i outside attackers Colton Cowell and Brett Rosenmeier representing the United States defeated Singapore’s Fan Yan Mark Shen and Zi Hao Kingsley Tay 21-14, 21-15 in the opening round of the World University Beach Volleyball Championship on Tuesday in Munich, Germany. Continue reading “Hawai’i pair pulls off first-round upset at Beach Volleyball Championship”

Stat Breakdown: Long Beach’s DeFalco, Ensing in Volleyball Nations League

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Outside attacker TJ DeFalco and opposite Kyle Ensing just continue to win — even in the college men’s volleyball offseason.

The two Long Beach State All-Americans months after leading the 49ers to the NCAA championship helped the United States win the bronze medal on Sunday at the FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals. Continue reading “Stat Breakdown: Long Beach’s DeFalco, Ensing in Volleyball Nations League”

Hawai’i recruit helps Czech Republic earn berth to European Championship Finals

A Hawai’i incoming recruit helped his country qualify for the CEV U20 European Championship Finals.

Outside attacker Filip Humler in limited playing time contributed to the Czech Republic going undefeated at the European Championship third round this weekend and earning one of the last berths to the 12-team finals. Continue reading “Hawai’i recruit helps Czech Republic earn berth to European Championship Finals”

Grow the Game Challenge Board of Directors

The Grow the Game Challenge is a non-profit organization committed to growing the sport of college men’s volleyball in Nashville and other U.S. areas that are not traditionally exposed to volleyball. The organization’s primary focus is to coordinate and organize the Grow the Game Challenge, an annual non-conference tournament featuring multiple NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball programs.

The Board of the Directors is responsible for overseeing the Grow the Game Challenge. Members of board are volunteers and the majority serve one-year terms.

Open positions on the Board of Directors

ASSISTANT MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR

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FAN ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR

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VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

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SECRETARY OF THE TOURNAMENT

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Grow the Game Challenge Board of Director members

Executive Director: Vinnie Lopes
Vice President: Jonathan Bates
Director of Sponsorships and Sales: Eddie Davidson
Tournament director: Kathy Slaughter
Volleyball Community Liaison: Dave Derocher
Volleyball Community Liaison: Cullum Miller

Stanford, UC Irvine players make Canadian Junior National Team

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Two NCAA men’s volleyball players have been selected to play for Canada as the country tries to qualify for the 2019 FIVB U21 World Championship.

UC Irvine opposite Alexandre Nsakanda and Stanford libero Justin Lui were among the players named to the Canadian Men’s Junior National Team that announced its roster earlier this week. Continue reading “Stanford, UC Irvine players make Canadian Junior National Team”

Hawai’i, Lincoln Memorial recruits make nation’s premier beach volleyball training team

Two NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball incoming freshmen will spend the offseason participating in one of the nation’s most elite beach volleyball programs.

USA Volleyball announced this weekend that Hawai’i’s Brett Sheward and Lincoln Memorial’s Jacob Titus were selected to the U19 A1 National Training Team. Continue reading “Hawai’i, Lincoln Memorial recruits make nation’s premier beach volleyball training team”