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2010 News Archive
A look back at the news stories from the 2009-2010 season.
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WVC at NCVF Nationals
03/31/10 - For up-to-date coverage of the NCVF national tournament please visit the Oshkosh Volleyball website. Action starts on Thursday April 1 and ends on Saturday April 3. Tournament Schedules for all teams
WVC Championship Results
03/15/10 - Lakeland College defeated UW-Oshkosh in a three set thriller 25-18, 24-26, 16-14 of the men's varsity championship to prevent an Oshkosh sweep at the 2010 WVC Championships. Oshkosh II defeated Northland International University (25-14, 25-18) to claim the JV title and the Oshkosh A Women's team defeated UW-La Crosse (25-13, 23-25, 15-8) to claim the Women's title. More details coming soon. Download tournament results
Jeff Thomas is the Newest Member of the WVC Hall of Fame
03/14/10 - Jeff Thomas was a high-flying outside hitter, who was instrumental in leading UW-Oshkosh to their first Division I national championship in 2006. JT won Freshman of the Year in 2001, was named to the All-WVC first team four times, won the State Championship Most Valuable Player in 2004 and was acknowledged as an All-American first team member in 2005.

For more on Jeff Thomas, visit our Hall of Fame page.
WVC Championship Schedule and Information
03/09/10 - The 19th annual Wisconsin Volleyball Conference State Championships will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 12-13 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Download tournament schedule | Download tournament information and format
Visit the WVC Championships page for all of the details.
WVC Women's Playdate II Schedule
02/23/10 - The second women's playdate schedule and information sheet are now available. Click the links below to download and print the documents.
Tournament Information
Saturday Feb 27 @ UW-Stout Schedule
WVC Women's Playdate Schedule
02/09/10 - The first women's playdate schedule and information sheet are now available. Click the links below to download and print the documents.
Tournament Information
Saturday Feb 13 @ UW-La Crosse Schedule
WVC JV Playdate Schedules
01/28/10 - Both JV playdate schedules are now available. Click the links below to download and print the schedules out.
Saturday Jan 30 @ Lakeland College
Saturday Feb 20 @ Northland International University (UPDATED 2/17)
2010 Eligibility Forms
01/19/10 - All Teams need to complete this 2010 WVC eligibility form and return it to Brian Sharkey at least THREE days before your first WVC match. Mail the completed form to:
Brian Sharkey
1825 16th Ave.
Kenosha, WI, 53140
Molten Ball Deal of WVC Teams
01/19/10 - Here are the details on the special that Molten is running for WVC teams.

Buy 11, get 1 free
Molten Pro Touch RWB $35 per ball (plus shipping) for men, Molten Super Touch Gray/Blue $35 (plus shipping) for women. To order, contact Adam Stikel at All-Star Sportswear.
414-321-1926 Phone
414-321-2055 Fax
Hall of Fame Member, Hugh Hernesman Lands New Coaching Position
12/22/09 - Northwestern State University of Louisiana Director of Athletics Greg Burke announced husband and wife Hugh and Stephanie Hernesman have been hired as co-head coaches for the Lady Demon volleyball program.

The Hernesmans come to Northwestern State after serving the last three years on the staff of Ball State University of the Mid-American Conference - Hugh as the top assistant and recruiting coordinator for the Cardinals and Stephanie as a volunteer assistant.

"Hugh and Stephanie Hernesman bring a combined level of maturity, experience, and knowledge which will be very beneficial to our volleyball student-athletes and to the program, in general," said Burke. "They have been part of a national championship caliber program at Wisconsin-Whitewater and also have been successful at developing a program to a higher level of success, as was the case at Hardin-Simmons and most recently, at Ball State."

Full Press Release
WVC launches new website
12/02/09 - The Wisconsin Volleyball Conference has launched it's newly designed and organized website in preparation for the 2010 season. Take a moment to look around and let us know if there is anything we may have missed.
2009-2010 WVC Kickoff Tournament Schedule
12/01/09 - The Wisconsin Volleyball Conference 2009-2010 Kickoff Tournament schedules have been posted. Visit the Oshkosh Volleyball web site for any updates about the tournament or for directions.

Varsity Schedule
Junior Varsity Schedule

There will be an officials clinic run by the Badger Region on Friday night, December 4th at The Bar of Oshkosh. This is a great way for us to contribute to the region by training more officials, but also is a great way for you to earn extra money by officiating juniors events in Wisconsin. We will begin gathering at 6:00pm and the clinic will officially begin at 6:30. There will be some appetizers available and they are also offering .25 cent wings and a drink special (before 7pm).
2010 WVC Championships to be held at UW-Whitewater in March
10/03/09 - The 2010 Wisconsin Volleyball Conference Championship Tournament will be held at UW-Whitewater on March 12-13. The tournament had to be moved away from it's normal weekend in response to the NCVF National Championships being a week earlier this year. Both tournaments will likely move back to their respective weekends in 2011. Tournament details will be posted to the site as they are made available.
2009-2010 WVC Kickoff Tournament and scheduling meeting
10/01/09 - The 2009-2010 WVC Kickoff Tournament will be held on Saturday, Dec 5 at UW-Oshkosh. This will be a one-day event. Cost of the tournament will be $150.00 per team and you will be guaranteed four matches. There will be a Division I and Division II (J.V.) tournament. We will be offering very reasonable rates at local hotels as well as rooms at our conference center on campus.

To register: Men's teams, contact Lumpy at lumpyvball@hotmail.com, Women's teams, contact Mary Zick at zickm15@uwosh.edu.

In the spirit of the WVC, we will be organizing a 'social' event on Friday, Dec 4 for players and coaches. Part of this social event will include an officials clinic run by the Badger Region. This is a great way for us to contribute to the region by training more officials, but also is a great way for you to earn extra money by officiating juniors events in Wisconsin. Plus, it ensures that we have trained officials on all of our teams for both WVC tournaments and out of state events. Times, locations and details will follow, but we would hope that at least two team reps would attend this clinic and social to follow.

On Saturday, the newly formed WVC Players Advisory Committee will be meeting for the first time. Mike Callaway from UW-Oshkosh will be the director of this group, and if you or any of your players are interested in joining please let us know. More details will follow.

There will also be a mandatory kickoff and scheduling meeting for all team representatives on October 25 at Marquette University. The meeting will take place from 9 am - 12 pm in the Katherine Cudahy Hall, Room 137. It is located near the new library on Wisconsin and 13th. Parking is accessible usually for free on the weekends in the lot across from the Al McGuire Center. The agenda for the day is:

1. 2010 WVC Format and Conference Guidelines
2. Eligibility
3. Instructions for Signuptoplay - USAV registration
4. NCVF Explanation
5. State Championships Information
6. Scheduling of Matches / Playdates for the 2010 season

All teams need to have one (preferably 2) representatives at this meeting. This includes all WVC WOMEN'S teams and MENS' JV teams as well. You need to bring to the meeting:

1. School Calendar with your gym availability times to schedule matches
2. Contact information for your club sports directors and club advisors

Because the State Championships tournament will be held 3 weeks earlier, we will lose a significant amount of our regular season this year. As a result, we are going to look to schedule more triangulars or quads when possible.

WOMEN'S TEAMS: We have one playdate scheduled for Feb 27 at UW-Stout, and would like to have two others. If you are interested in hosting, please work now to secure gym time, and be sure to let us know prior to the meeting. We will also be playing a set number of dual matches, which you will schedule on the 25th. Questions or suggestions, please contact Nicole Zimmerman, the WVC Women's Division Coordinator (zimmerma.nico@students.uwlax.edu)
NCVF partners with USA Volleyball to host 2010 NCVF Collegiate Club Volleyball Championship Tournament
07/13/09 - The National Collegiate Volleyball Federation (NCVF) in cooperation with USA Volleyball will be hosting the 2010 NCVF National Collegiate Club Championship Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky on April 1-3, 2010.

Gaining momentum from the USA national teams Olympic medal performances in Beijing, USA Volleyball touts a full range of sport-specific and large event expertise and will significantly enhance NCVF efforts to promote affordable and quality opportunities for male and female club athletes throughout the USA.

The NCVF is a national organization comprised of volleyball club league commissioners, students and collegiate club representatives who volunteer season-long support for constituent student club organizations across America. It's partnership with USA Volleyball, the national governing body for the sport, will bring an unprecedented range of resources to students, coaches, administrators and supporters.

The 2010 Louisville event is endorsed by the following organizations as the official and exclusive 2010 national club championship event for all NCVF teams:
Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association
Southern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association
Middle Atlantic Club Volleyball Conference
Northern Intercollegiate Volleyball Conference
Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association
Midwest Women's Clubs
Midwest Collegiate Volleyball Association
Independent Women's Clubs
New England Collegiate Volleyball League
Northeast Women's Volleyball Club League
Northern California Collegiate Volleyball League
Southern California Collegiate Volleyball League
Mountain West Volleyball Conference
Penn Ohio Volleyball League
Wisconsin Volleyball Conference
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