The pairings of the 2009 NCAA Volleyball Championships have been determined as regional play has been completed. Penn State, Hawaii, Texas, and Minnesota have all earned a spot in the semifinal round by winning their respective region.
Penn State, led by Russ Rose, advanced through the Gainesville regional by defeating Binghamton, Penn, Florida, and California.
Hawaii, led by Dave Shoji, advanced through the Stanford regional by defeating New Mexico, USC, Illinois, and Michigan.
Texas, led by Jerritt Elliott, advanced through the Omaha regional by defeating Texas State, TCU, Texas A & M, and Nebraska.
Minnesota, led by Mike Hebert, advanced through the Minneapolis regional by defeating Louisville, Tennessee, Colorado State, and Florida State.
The NCAA Division I Volleyball Committee announced today the pairings for the 2009 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship. The first and second round matches will be played at 16 campus sites, the regional rounds will be played at four sites (Gainesville, Stanford, Minneapolis, and Omaha), and the regional winners will advance to the semifinals and finals hosted by the University of South Florida and Tampa Bay Sports Commission at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, FL. Good luck to all programs!
Interested in learning from the tournament participants? Check out the instructional volleyball DVDs below to learn from the programs’ coaches:
Penn State (Coached by Russ Rose)
Florida (Coached by Mary Wise)
Ohio State (Coached by Geoff Carlston)
Southern California (Coached by Mick Haley)
Hawaii (Coached by Dave Shoji)
Notre Dame (Coached by Debbie Brown)
Stanford (Coached by John Dunning)
Kentucky (Coached by Lauren Sauer)
Oregon (Coached by Jim Moore)
Minnesota (Coached by Mike Hebert)
Iowa State (Coached by Christy Johnson – Lynch and Joe Lynch)
Wichita State (Coached by Chris Lamb)
St. Louis (Coached by Anne Kordes)
Nebraska (Coached by John Cook)
Texas (Coached by Jerritt Elliott)