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Rourke Concludes Career with All-America Status

Posted by devo on December 18, 2009

Senior Rachel Rourke (Queensland, Australia) added another first for the Oregon State volleyball program earning All-America status, announced Wednesday by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Rourke was named to the second team after earning the program’s first AVCA All-Pacific Region nod, announced last week. She joins 13 other student-athletes on the second team, including seven other Pac-10 opponents. more

Aussie coach at Oregan State, Mark Barnard says, “It is hard to describe just how big this award is, to be named an All American is a massive achievement. There are somewhere around 4000 women playing at the Division 1 level and Rachel has been chosen in the top 28 of all players.”

“She is the only player ever from Oregon State to be named an All American; we are talking about 38 years of Oregon State having a program!”

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Rourke honor

Posted by devo on December 11, 2009

Senior Rachel Rourke (Queensland, Australia) earned the first ever All-Pacific Region Team honors in Oregan State volleyball history, announced Wednesday by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Rourke was named to the 2008 AVCA All-Pacific Region Honorable Mention squad, also another first in Oregon State history. She joins 12 other Pac-10 players on the All-Pacific Region Team … Being named to the All-Region team puts her in contention for AVCA All-America honors.  more

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Canada update

Posted by devo on December 11, 2009

The Canadian Uni volleyball  season is into its mid-season break.

Paul SandersonLuke ReynoldsFred Marsh (sitting out this year) – Brandon Universityfacebook The Bobcats are sitting equal 4th in their conference

In the pre-season Men’s Volleyball Super 8 Tournament, Brandon Bobcats lost 3-1 in the final. Tournament Best spiker: Paul Sanderson. Paul continued his early form, and is now coming second in conference for kills, first for aces, second for points.

Gregory MannNorth Alberta Institute of Technology The first half of the season ended with NAIT holding a record of three wins and seven defeats.

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NCAA finals

Posted by devo on December 6, 2009

Rebecca Walters & Sam SimmondsGeorge Mason Uni faced a tough home-court advantage for seventh-seeded Iowa State, and the Cyclones held off the Patriots in straight sets (25-22, 25-13, 25-19) to eliminate Mason in the first round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament before 2,564 fans at Hilton Coliseum … Mason finishes its season with a 23-9 record and Friday’s match was the final contest for seniors Sam Simmonds and Rebecca Walter. more

Rhiannon TookerUniversity of Oregon The No. 14 seed University of Oregon volleyball team (20-9, 9-9) rolled past Clemson (20-9, 5-11), 3-0, to open the NCAA Tournament Friday afternoon with a win for the third straight season. more

Update: Oregon had a 3-0 loss Saturday night in the NCAA Second Round at No. 13 Kentucky more

You can watch NCAA finals matches live here

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MAVL finals

Posted by devo on December 6, 2009

Streaming AVL Live

And so to the finals of the Men’s Australian Volleyball League. If you’re in Melbourne, get down to MSAC at Albert Park to check out the action. If you can’t get there, the prelims and medal games will be streamed on Oz Volleyball. (Make sure to give a small donation to encourage Robbo and his team to keep showing us Aussie volleyball on the net) You can also follow the action on the AVL page.

  • SAT 12PM – Semi Final 1 – QAS Pirates lt AIS 2-3 (25-22, 26-28, 15-25, 25-22,12-15)
  • SAT 2PM – Semi Final 2 – UTSSU def WA Hornets 3-1 (25-18, 23-25, 25-19, 25-23)
  • SAT 6:10PM – Prelim Final – QAS Pirates vs UTSSU 3-1 (25-23, 23-25, 25-20, 25-23) – watch match here
  • SUN 12PM – BRONZE – WA Hornets def UTSSU3-0 (25-21, 25-14, 25-22)
  • SUN 2PM – GOLD – AIS def QAS Pirates 3-1 (25-20, 25-11, 23-25, 25-23)

You can replay the final 3 matches on Oz Volleyball.

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Men’s AVL Finals Live This Weekend

Posted by Robbo on December 5, 2009

Three games from the Final Round of the Men’s Australian Volleyball League Season will be streamed live on the OZ Volleyball Channel from the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre this weekend. The final 4 teams are QAS Pirates, AIS, UTSSU and Volleyball WA.

Update: Due to large costs at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, the games might not be streamed Live on air. We will still be recording and commentating the games but might have to stream them onto the website at a later time (then they will be available to watch at anytime). DVD’s of the games should also be available in the coming weeks. We apologise for the change at the last minute.

Update #2: Thanks to the AVF getting on board and supporting us, we are now able to stream the 3 games Live.

The schedule is:

  • Preliminary Final – Saturday 5th December @ 6pm – Loser of Pirates vs AIS play winner of UTSSU vs WA
  • Bronze Medal Final – Sunday 6th December @ 12noon – Loser of UTSSU vs WA play loser of Prelim Final
  • Gold Medal Final – Sunday 6th December @ 2pm (maybe delayed depending on previous game) – Winner of Pirates vs AIS play winner of Prelim Final

The coverage will start 20 minutes prior to each match and will be run by a number of commentators, and will also feature some interviews of ex-national players, people involved with the current AVL season and also spectators.

If you like what you’ve seen on the channel or would like to see more games in the future, please show your support by donating. The more support that OZ Volleyball can get, the more games that can be streamed and the better equipment we can use. Donations can be made by clicking the donate button, which will take you to the Paypal site.

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MAVL stats updated

Posted by devo on December 3, 2009

ausvolley reports on Twitter: MAVL – Complete stats after Round 3 are now available on the website http://bit.ly/13YF5I

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NCAA Volleyball Championships

Posted by devo on December 3, 2009

Three Aussies will be heading to the NCAA championship play-offs this year: Rebecca Walters & Sam SimmondsGeorge Mason Uni; Rhiannon TookerUniversity of Oregon. The matches begin tomorrow as 64 regional winners try to become the nation’s best team. ~ draw

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Naumann all-Atlantic honours

Posted by devo on December 3, 2009

Aussie Christie Naumann playing in the USA for Lock Haven University volleyball team has earned American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Atlantic Region honors. This marks the second time that Naumann has earned All-Region honors. more

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FIRST TEAM ALL-PAC-10

Posted by devo on December 1, 2009

Senior Rachel Rourke (Queensland, Australia) was named to the First Team All-Pac-10 Team, announced Monday by Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott.

Rourke, a two-time All-Pac-10 selection, finished her career with 1,920 kills, easily breaking the school record set in 1994 by Shelly Smith. Her 531 kills this season ranks fourth all-time, and she holds the single season record for kills per set (4.83) and points per set (5.47). She also holds the career record for kills per set, averaging 4.52. She was an All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention selection as a sophomore and an All-Pac-10 Freshman Team honoree in 2006.

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Horsham tournament success

Posted by devo on November 25, 2009

Congratulations to Padua Sharks, Renegades, Ballarat, Monash Phantoms and Daylesford on your victories at the tournament over the weekend of 21st/22nd of November ~ 2009 Horsham Tournament Results ~ The Horsham Volleyball Association thanks all participants for their support of the event!

Mens Div 1: Padua Sharks defeated KAFO 3-2: 15-25, 25-22, 25-19, 24-26, 15-8. MVP – Lachie Giles (Sunraysia). The Sharks redeemed themselves from the previous year, riding high on the back of the brilliance of the DeSalvo brothers when it counted most in the final set.

Women’s Div 1: Renegades defeated Phantoms 3-2: 14-25, 23-25, 25-15, 25-22, 15-13. MVP – Sheila Babayan (Reds). A classic final with very little separating the two all game. In the end the experience of Sheila Babayan and the clever hitting from Jess McMillan and Sarah Tarquinio proved the difference.

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USA seasons ending

Posted by devo on November 23, 2009

Christie Naumann – Lock Haven Uni – The Lock Haven University volleyball team was downed 3-1 tonight by host California (Pa.) University (36-5) in the 2009 Atlantic Region Championship match. The Lady Eagles went a remarkable 34-6 in ’09 and were 17-2 in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) action. Lock Haven took home the PSAC East regular season title and finished as PSAC Tournament Runners-up.  Naumann was a two-time PSAC Player of the Week. She was third on the team in kills with 281. She also has 257 digs and 45 aces. more

    Rachel Rourke – Mark Barnard (C) – Ross Sullivan (A)– Oregan State Uni – The Beavers fell in three to No. 15 USC (21-25, 19-25, 13-25) on Saturday evening. Senior Rachel Rourke (Queensland, Australia) posted a 10 kill match, also leading the team defensively in the backcourt with eight digs. Oregon State is now 12-16, 3-13 Pac-10. Oregon State wraps up the 2009 season in Washington against No. 4 Washington on Wednesday and Washington State on Friday

      Rebecca Walters – Sam Simmonds – George Mason Uni – Senior Rebecca Walter led the George Mason women’s volleyball team with 12 kills and the Patriots slammed 18 team blocks en route to a four-set victory (23-25, 25-16, 25-11, 25-13) against Colonial Athletic Association rival James Madison on Saturday night …  With the victory, Mason (21-8, 10-4) assured itself of the No. 3 seed in this week’s CAA Championship. Meanwhile, the Patriots completed the regular season in the final home match for three seniors: Walter … Sam Simmonds With 21 wins, Mason has the most victories in seven seasons.

        Emily TookerUniversity of Hawaii at Hilo – The University of Hawaii at Hilo is headed home after losing 3-2 to the University of Alaska-Anchorage in the NCAA West Regional match in San Bernardino, Calif. Set scores were 27-29, 26-28, 25-21, 25-16 and 12-15. The Vulcans end the season 25-2.

          Rhiannon Tooker – University of Oregon – Saturday’s final home match of the season gave UO an 11-3 season mark at Mac Court, and more importantly ended a three-game skid …  Saturday also marked UO’s third win against a top-10 team in ’09 … UO closes out the regular season next week with its matches at Washington State and No. 4 Washington

          Jess Peacock College of Southern Idaho –  see this post

          Jason Watson (C) – Arizona State – The Cardinal improve to 20-7 on the season and 13-14 in conference play with one week left in the regular season.

          Shayla Chalker (AC) – Quincy Uni – Quincy finishes the year at 7-21 overall and in 12th place in the Great Lakes Valley Conference with a 4-10 record.

          Ed Binnie (VAC) – Columbia University – The Columbia volleyball team ended the 2009 season with a bang, taking Brown in five sets,  3-2 (25-22, 17-25, 25-21, 17-25, 16-14). With the win, Columbia ends the season at 12-15 overall, 3-11 in the Ivy League.

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            MAVL photos on AVL site

            Posted by devo on November 19, 2009

            Ausvolley reports that Men’s Australian Volleyball League Round 2 & 3 photos are now up on the AVL website

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            What changes do you want to MAVL next season?

            Posted by devo on November 18, 2009

            The post on MAVL – finals teams has started to develop some interesting ideas on how AVL should develop. And so a new post so that that idea can be pursued, as the post was becoming too long and unwieldy. How should AVL change for next year to make it a better competition for all? And thanks to The Hoff for the idea!

            I am also going to add some polls to this post. if you have an idea that you’d like canvassed, contact me via the Contact Devo’s tab at the top of the blog.

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            MAVL – round 3 pics

            Posted by devo on November 17, 2009

            The Ausvolley facebook page has pictures from the Men’s Australian Volleyball League, round 3, thanks to  Marty Bertuleit

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            MAVL – finals teams – update 2

            Posted by devo on November 17, 2009

            Ausvolley reports: It has been bought to our attention that the incorrect order of 3rd & 4th finishing place in the Men’s Australian Volleyball League was posted on our website yesterday; this has been corrected: www.avf.org.au/AVL.

            This oversight does not change who will be playing in the Major and Minor Semi-Finals and we encourage all those that are in the Melbourne area to come down to Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre to watch the games.

            • Major Semi-Final: QAS Pirates (1) v AIS (2) – 12 midday Saturday 5th December
            • Minor Semi-Final: UTSSU (3) v WA Hornets (4) – 2pm Saturday 5th December
            Team Played Won Lost Pts Pt Won Pt Played Ratio Set Won Total Sets Ratio
            QAS Pirates 10 8 2 26 918 1786 0.51 26 40 0.65
            AIS 10 7 3 24 869 1646 0.53 26 37 0.70
            UTSSU 10 4 6 18 794 1614 0.49 16 36 0.44
            WA 10 4 6 18 806 1650 0.49 16 36 0.44
            Uni Blues 10 4 6 18 855 1735 0.49 16 38 0.42
            Heat 10 3 7 16 773 1624 0.48 12 37 0.32

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            Fiji heads to Good Neighbours

            Posted by devo on November 17, 2009

            good neighbourTHE University of the South Pacific team will represent Fiji at the Good Neighbour Volleyball tournament in Canberra, Australia at the end of the month. USP has fielded a men’s and a women’s team on their first invitational volleyball tour.

            The women’s team will be looking at recording their first win on the international scene. Laced with Kulawai volleyball reps with the likes of Mereoni Lewesi, Vulase Gucake, Masi Raituku, beach volleyball reps Talica Rawaro and Alitia Yaya, the team should do well at Down Under. The men’s team is boosted with the inclusion of national beach volleyball reps Waisale Suka, Eroni Nainima and Inia Korowale. more@FijiTimes

            And remember that entries for the Good Neighbour Tournament close this Friday. Get your entry pack.

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            MAVL – finals teams

            Posted by devo on November 16, 2009

            AVLlogoThe final four places for the Men’s Australian Volleyball League has been revised due to a computer error. Apologies for the inconvenience that this has caused to teams, particularly to those teams effected. We have identified the cause of the issue within the calculation system and this has been rectified. We will be seeking to review the Tournament Regulations to ensure that appropriate strategies are put in place to better enable the calculation of final placings (for example, moving to three decimal places in points and set ratios).

            QAS Pirates and AIS have clearly finished first and second, respectively. The remaining two spots have resulted in a three-way tie between Uni Blues, WA Hornets and UTSSU. An error in the computer system had incorrectly calculated the points ratio for each of the teams. The final positions of the Men’s AVL competition at the end of preliminary rounds is as follows:

            Team Played Won Lost Pts Pt Won Pt Played Ratio Set Won Total Sets Ratio
            QAS Pirates 10 8 2 26 918 1786 0.51 26 40 0.65
            AIS 10 7 3 24 869 1646 0.53 26 37 0.70
            WA 10 4 6 18 806 1650 0.49 16 36 0.44 now 4th
            UTSSU 10 4 6 18 794 1614 0.49 16 36 0.44 now 3rd
            Uni Blues 10 4 6 18 855 1735 0.49 16 38 0.42
            Heat 10 3 7 16 773 1624 0.48 12 37 0.32

            We appreciate people’s passion and commitment to the Men’s AVL competition and we thank you for your understanding and continued support of this competition.

            Susan Diver-Tuck – Competitions & Events Manager – Volleyball Australia

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            MAVL round 3 results

            Posted by devo on November 16, 2009

            • UTSSU def Volleyball WA 3-0 (26-24, 25-23, 25-17,) more
            • AIS def UTSSU 3-1 (25-23, 20-25, 25-23, 25-20) more
            • QAS Pirates def University Blue 3-1 (20-25, 31-29, 25-19, 25-21) more
            • AIS def Canberra Heat 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-22) more
            • University Blues lost to UTSSU 1-3 (23-25, 23-25, 23-20, 14-25)   more
            • QAS Pirates lost to Volleyball WA 0-3 (25-22, 32-30, 25-23) more

            Updated ladder with 4 matches to go:

            TEAM P Won Lost – games left
            QAS Pirates 9 8 1 – vs Heat
            AIS 9 6 3 – vs WA
            UTSSU 10 4 6 – complete
            University Blues 8 3 5 – vs Heat; vs WA
            Volleyball WA 8 3 5 – vs AIS; vs Uni Blues
            Canberra Heat 8 2 6 – vs Uni Blues; vs Pirates
            • University Blues def Canberra Heat 3-0 (25-11, 25-21, 25-21)  more
            • AIS def Volleyball WA 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-18) more
            • QAS Pirates lost to  Canberra Heat 2-3 (25-18, 20-25, 25-20, 25-18, 15-11 ) more
            • University Blues lost to Volleyball WA 1-3 (25-14, 21-25, 20-25, 21-25) more

            Update 2:

            Susan Diver-Tuck has informed me that: We are currently still in Perth and have only been up for a short while, but we are in the process of checking and re-checking this information. We will confirm the final four placings as soon as we have finished this process.

            Update 3:

            Final positions Pirates, AIS, WA, UTSSU more@VolleyballAustralia

            The finalists according to the Volleyball Australia news: 1. QAS Pirates 2. AIS 3. Uni Blues 4. WA Hornets. But you wouldn’t blame UTSSU if they were checking the points again (and some are if you read the comments below) – missing the final by a ratio of .49 to .47results table now changed

            Update: The final ladder according to the AVL site: now changed

            POS TEAM P W L Pts For Ag
            1 QAS Pirates 10 8 2 26 26 14
            2 AIS 10 7 3 24 26 11
            3 UTSSU 10 4 6 18 16 20
            4 University Blues 10 4 6 18 16 22
            5 Volleyball WA 10 4 6 18 16 20
            6 Canberra Heat 10 3 7 16 12 25

            Last Uploaded : Sun 15-Nov-2009 20:14:46

            You can check all the details on the  AVL page. The regulations for tied results follow: Read the rest of this entry »

            Posted in Aust Volleyball League, Australian Volleyball, sport, Sports, State Volleyball, University Volleyball, Volleyball, Volleyball Australia | Tagged: | 38 Comments »

            MAVL round 3

            Posted by devo on November 13, 2009

            The Men’s Australian Volleyball League moves to Perth this weekend – with only the finals round in Melbourne to come. The undefeated Pirates are destined to finish top of the ladder, but the remaining ladder finshing positions are up for grabs. See all the info on the AVL page.
            AVLlogo

            TEAM P W L
            QAS Pirates 7 7 0
            AIS 7 4 3
            University Blues 6 3 3
            UTSSU 7 2 5
            Canberra Heat 7 2 5
            Volleyball WA 6 2 4

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