UCF Spikes the Ball to the Nationals
UCF Men's and Women’s Volleyball Club
Men’s Volleyball Club: The Recreation and Wellness Center Men’s Volleyball Club had a spectacular year. They competed in over 13 events at universities like South Florida, Florida Gulf Coast and Florida State where they took the title of first place in seven of these events.
As a team, men’s volleyball earned a chance to compete in the Las Vegas Open, where they took 5th place, which sent them on to Nationals where they also took 5th place. Within these two events, two individuals stood out. Jaime Roberts and Will Sovran made both the Las Vegas Open All-Tournament team and the National All-Tournament team.
Over the course of the 2011-2012 school year, men’s volleyball raised more than $5,400 for their team to compete in these events. Besides raising money for their team, they also chose to give back to the community. This year, the team volunteered to run the concession stand at the Arnold Palmer Golf Invitational to raise money for individuals fighting Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, otherwise known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Women’s Volleyball Club: The Women’s Volleyball Club at UCF had goals for the 2011-12 school year. With plans in place, the women started working hard. Both the A and B team competed in over seven events where they took first place three times. Not only did Women’s Volleyball compete here in Florida, but both those teams made it to the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation tournament in Kansas City, Missouri, and the Las Vegas Open, a first in the club’s history.
In order to compete in all of these events, the ladies had to fundraise. By working over 10 fundraising events, Women’s Volleyball raised over $5,900. In addition, the Women’s Volleyball had the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of other women. By teaming up with the Ice Hockey Club at UCF, the women helped organize an event called “UCF Ice Hockey Pack the Rink Pink.” This event raised over $100 for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Not only did they work at the charitable event, but the Women’s Volleyball Club chose to give twice as much back. At one of their home events, they raised yet again over $100 for Alzheimer’s Awareness.
The Recreation and Wellness Center is in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.