2018 AUVC Committee Nominations

With our AGM fast approaching (Thursday 23rd November, 6pm @ Christian Brothers College), we are seeking nominations for the 2018 committee.

Being on the AUVC Committee is an incredibly rewarding experience, opening up opportunities for career experience rarely found anywhere else whilst also making your mark on one of the largest sporting clubs at The University of Adelaide.

Position Descriptions can be found by CLICKING HERE for all positions available.

To nominate for a position, please complete the form below.

**NOMINATIONS FOR EXECUTIVE POSITIONS MUST BE COMPLETED BY 6pm WEDNESDAY 22ND NOVEMBER**

2018 State League Expressions of Interest

AUVC is currently seeking expressions of interest for both Players and Coaches for the 2018 SA State League Season.

With 2018 being our 5th year competing in the SA State League, the coming year holds new challenges, goals and achievements.

To express your interest, please complete the form below, this will allow us to keep you updated with information as it comes to plan.

SA State League Match Reports: SEMI-FINALS

LEAGUE RESERVE MEN

SOUTH ADELAIDE DEF. AUVC (3-1)

Tough game in the finals for the boys going down in 4 to South. We had really good patches of volleyball, but more than not, a lot of average patches, which really hurt us in the end. South played a good brand of volleyball throughout the game, which our boys could not match on the day. The boys fought hard the whole game but fell just short in the crucial moments. 

Overall the boys had a very up and down season but finished strongly and should be proud of their efforts they have put into this season. Hopefully, we will see bigger and better things for the boys in the years to come.

Honourable mentions for the finals game goes to all the boys for putting up a great fight and an all round awesome effort. MVP goes to Tom Barone for superb passing all game. 

SA State League Match Reports: Round 15

LEAGUE MEN

SOUTH ADELAIDE DEF. AUVC (3-1)

Lm played South for the third time of the season this week. AUVC men were able to match south in serve and serve receive, however, unfortunately, were unable to keep up with South in transition play. Ultimately we lost 3-1.

Hon mentions this week to Alex Rogan and Adam Winter for strong serve receive and defensive control. Mvp to Trent Woodward this week for a consistently strong performance throughout

LEAGUE RESERVE WOMEN

AUVC DEF. HENLEY HAWKS (3-0)

Adelaide University Reserve Women took on Henley for the third time this year. Having come out on top the first 2 meetings we were keen to get the season sweep. 

The first set stayed relatively close, with serving errors from both sides keeping either team from developing much of a lead. AUVC was able to slowly gain a lead and hold it to win the set 25-21.

Second and Third set AUVC came out putting the pressure on Henley with strong serving and outside hitting. The pressure they put on Henley was noticeable and Henley was unable to come up with a defence. AUVC won the 2nd and third set easily 25-15 and 25-10 respectively.

Honourable mention this week goes to Rebecca Larizza for having another strong all around game, with strong service runs, solid defence, and a consistent attack. Our passing was solid this week but didn't allow us to run our middle the way we wanted to. Despite this, Peytan Zanck was able to make a large impact through incredible serving, and solid blocking which is why she gets MVP this week.

LEAGUE RESERVE MEN

AUVC DEF. HENLEY HAWKS (3-1)

A great win against Henley on the weekend. It was a must win game to keep our season alive.

We started off the complete opposite way, struggling to find any momentum or rhythm throughout the set and lost convincingly 25-16. 

But in classic 'US' fashion, we came back really strong in the second set, showing how we play volleyball and winning 25-12. 

The third and the fourth set were very close and went point for point for most of it. But the guys pushed hard when they had to and took both the sets 25-23. Even when the guys were down they never looked like letting Henley get away. 

A solid 3-1 finish to put us into the top 4 with one game left. 

Honourable mention goes to Brodie Jackson for being strong through the middle both blocking and attacking. The MVP for this week goes to Max Davis for stepping up offensively in the crucial part of the game.

DIVISION ONE WOMEN

AUVC DEF. HENLEY HAWKS (3-1)

This week the Div girls took on henley hawks!

The girls pulled together with a strong start to the game, taking the first two sets. However entering the third, unfortunately, we let the Hawks take a set off us. The girls regrouped, and pulled together a strong defence and took the game in the fourth set defeating the hawks 3-1.

This week was super hard picking a MVP because all the girls did a fantastic job! However MVP does go to Tori and Annika. Honourable mention goes to Rachael for a strong offensive game

DIVISION ONE MEN

HENLEY HAWKS DEF. AUVC (3-2)

Div 1 Mens played Henley this week in a tight 5 setter, which we just fell short of taking. We had Roy playing up for Div 2 to fill in as our setter.

The first set did not go well, we were not able to get in a good warm up and as a result Henley took a large lead early on. There was a severe lack of communication on court and we lost the set 25 - 11. This set highlighted how important it us for us to get into the right mindset early on.

The second set we changed up the rotation a bit, getting Alexei to set backcourt alongside Roy. This was probably the best set of the match, with both teams playing at some of the highest level I’ve seen, could be confused with a reserves game. James was playing out of his skin the entire set, being able to win a point off almost every ball set to him.

As the match progressed, Henley took out the 3rd set and we responded by taking the 4th. It was a hard fought match and I could sense that it would end up in a 5 setter. 

We lost the final set 15 - 12, mainly due to a couple of small errors in serve receive and hitting. There were some excellent points though where we scrambled like madmen to get the ball back over, Oscar again showing he is a wizard in the backcourt. Special mention to Matt Rayner for hitting one of the biggest cross court balls I’ve ever seen right on the cross attack line T.

MVP for the match goes to James, he really stepped up his game this week, consistently hitting kills and winning blocks throughout the entire match. Combined with his always consistent passing and defence, he has quickly become a real asset to the team. Honourable mention to Roy for playing a very solid game playing up from Div 2.

DIVISION TWO MEN

AUVC DEF. KENYA D2M (3-0)

The div 2 Men played Kenya this week and won. The lads continue to play really well each week with little breaks due to lack of players. The game began with 5 players on the opposing team which made it confusing for AU but the lads managed to play their own game and come out on top.  

An extraordinary effort from everyone on court. Communicating efficiently and staying positive and supportive of their team mates. MVP goes to Roy this week as he continues to make smart decisions with his setting, incorporating more tips in front court and keeping track of his positioning and of those around him. Special mention goes to Pete for his great tip and block cover.

SA State League Round 16

SATURDAY AUGUST 26TH

League Men
12:30pm- AUVC vs Austral (Mt Lofty / Court 1)
League Reserve Men
9:00am- AUVC vs Mt Lofty (Mt Lofty / Court 1)
League Reserve Women
10:30am- AUVC vs Mt Lofty (Mt Lofty / Court 2)
Division One Women
9:00am- AUVC vs Mt Lofty (Mt Lofty / Court 5)
Division One Men
1:30pm- AUVC vs Mt Lofty (Kensington YMCA/ Court 1)

THURSDAY AUGUST 31ST  

Division Two Men
9:00pm- AUVC vs Flinders Uni (Kensington YMCA / Court 1)

$5 ENTRY FEE AT MT LOFTY FOR ALL GAMES (VSA MEMBERS AND OFFICIALS ENTER FREE). EFTPOS FACILITIES WILL BE AVAILABLE.