Men's Volleyball 2011-12 Headlines

April 28, 2012
Carthage Advance to Championship- Red Men Hold Off UC Santa Cruz in Four Sets
In the second semifinal of Saturday, Carthage broke out to a 2-0 advantage before winning by a 3-1 set advantage. Set scores were 25-23, 25-20, 20-25, 25-18.

April 27, 2012
UC Santa Cruz Outlasts Rivier: Banana Slug's Advance to Saturdays National SemiFinals
UC-Santa Cruz, the second seed in the NCAA tournament, defeated seventh-seeded Rivier in a national quarterfinal match on Friday. The scores were 23-25, 25-20, 25-20, 22-25, 15-12.

April 27, 2012
Slugs Boost Each Others' Spirts

April 19, 2012
Coach Todd Hollenbeck is Named CVC Coach of the Year
Todd Hollenbeck, head coach of the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs, has been named the Continental Volleyball Conference (CVC) Coach of the Year as voted on by CVC head Coaches.The Banana Slugs finished the CVC season by winning the conference tournament in a three-set victory over then ranked Number 1 team in the nation Carthage College.

April 19, 2012
UC Santa Cruz Qualifies for first NCAA Division III Men's Volleyball Championship
The NCAA Division III Men’s Volleyball Committee announced Sunday the field of nine teams for the 2012 NCAA Division III Men’s Volleyball Championship. This is the inaugural championship for Division III men’s volleyball.

April 18, 2012
La Cavera III named CVC Player of the Year
University of California, Santa Cruz outside hitter Salvatore La Cavera III has been selected as the first ever Continental Volleyball Conference (CVC) Player of the Year. La Cavera (Huntington Beach, Calif.), 6-1 junior outside hitter, was recently named to the CVC West All-Division team, averaging 4.18 kills per set and a .321 hitting percentage in West Division matches.

March 23, 2012
Slugs Fall to University of the Pacific
UC Santa Cruz Men’s Volleyball were defeated by the Pacific Tigers. The Slugs lost in three sets with the following scores: 18-25, 12-25, 12-25.

March 14, 2012
Slugs Defeat Holy Names
UC Santa Cruz Men’s Volleyball team defeated Holy Names University on Wednesday in four games 13-25, 25-7, 25-16 and 25-22.

March 7, 2012
La Cavera named CVC West Division Player of the Week
Salvatore La Cavera III (Huntington Beach, Ca.), a junior outside hitter for UC Santa Cruz, has been named the Continental Volleyball Conference (CVC) West Division Player of the Week. In the first ever Western Division Challenge Weekend, La Cavera had 47 kills in three matches. For the week, he averaged 4.7 kills per set; hit .409 had .95 blocks per set and averaged 5.35 points per set.

March 3, 2012
Slugs defeat Carthage
UC Santa Cruz Men’s Volleyball defeats Carthage College. The Slugs won in four sets with the following scores: 25-23, 25-23, 22-25, 25-20.

March 3, 2012
Slugs defeat Mount Saint Joseph's
UC Santa Cruz Men’s Volleyball defeats Mount Saint Joseph's. The Slugs won in three sets with the following scores: 25-19, 25-23, 25-15.

March 2, 2012
Slugs defeat MSOE
UC Santa Cruz Men’s Volleyball wins their match against MSOE. The Slugs won in three sets with the following scores: 25-22, 25-13, 25-20.

March 1, 2012
Slugs defeat Fontbonne University
UC Santa Cruz Men’s Volleyball wins their first conference match (CVC) against Fontbonne University. The Slugs won in three sets with the following scores: 25-9, 25-16, 25-22.

February 17, 2012
Slugs Start the Weekend With a Win
UC Santa Cruz Men’s Volleyball team defeated Johnson and Wales University on Friday afternoon at Hope International in three games 25-19, 25-12. 25-18.

February 12, 2012
Five Slugs Named to CVC West All Divsion Team
The Continental Volleyball Conference is the first NCAA Divison III nation-wide men’s volleyball conference with school’s from California to Virginia. The ten members of the CVC are Carthage College (Kenosha, Wis.), Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, Va.), Fontbonne University (St. Louis, Mo.) Juniata College (Huntingdon, Pa.), Milwaukee School of Engineering (Milwaukee, Wis.), the College of Mount Saint Joseph (Cincinnati, Ohio), Philadelphia Biblical University (Langhorne, Pa.) Stevenson University (Stevenson, Md.), Thiel College (Greenville, Pa.) and the University of California, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, Calif.).

January 14, 2012
Slugs Defeat Juniata College
UC Santa Cruz Men’s Volleyball won their Division-III season opener against Juniata College. The Slugs won in three sets with the following scores: 30-28, 25-20, 25-22.

January 9, 2012
Slugs Fall to Grand Canyon University
UC Santa Cruz Men’s Volleyball team lost their match against Grand Canyon University (D-II). The Slugs lost in four sets with the following scores: 19-25, 21-25, 25-22, 22-25.