Fri 15 Feb 19
Essex's volleyball teams have secured a clean sweep at the national finals.
Both the men’s and women’s team took Volleyball England National Student Cup this year building on their achievements in 2018 when the men’s team won the trophy and the women’s team was a runner-up.
The men’s team was victorious against the University of Reading and the women’s team defeated the University of East Anglia.
Volleyball Performance Coach Alex Porter said: “This is one of the most successful weeks in the Performance Volleyball Programme’s history.
“The women’s had won three silvers in the last four years and this was the first gold in the University’s history, the men are now joint record holders after winning the title three years in a row.”
The Most Valuable Player Awards both went to stars of the Essex teams as Logan Zotovich won the men's prize and Katarina Raicevic received the honour in the women's competition.
Both teams have also just played their final BUCS Premier League fixtures in the Essex Sport Arena against Bournemouth University.
In front of over 130 fans the women won 3-1 and the men won 3:2. These results crowned the men BUCS Premier League South Champions and the women were joint 1st but finished 2nd on sets difference.
Both teams will now be taking on the University of Nottingham in the play-off quarter finals at Essex Sport Arena on Wednesday 27 February.