2010 Volleyball Market/AVCA Men's Play of the Year Winner
University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, Hawai'i
Head Coach - Charlie Wade
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce the University of Hawai'i men's volleyball team as the inaugural Volleyball Market/AVCA Men's Play of the Year winner, as a part of the newly created Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week program.
The play, which can be viewed on the AVCA's YouTube channel by clicking here, was one of three finalists that were eligible for the Volleyball Market/AVCA Men's Play of the Year. Nearly 2,000 votes were cast to determine the winner, with the Warriors beating out Ball State University and New Jersey City University during the designated week-long voting period.
The award-winning play came during Hawai'i's home match-up with Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) foe UC Irvine on January 30, a hard-fought match in which the Warriors won 3-2. The play features AVCA All-American outside hitter Joshua Walker set up for an attack and, ultimatetly, kill the ball off the head of one of the Anteaters' defenders. The kill enabled Hawai'i to break a 27-27 deadlock in the second game, and the Warriors went on to secure the game 32-30. The win allowed Hawai'i to improve its record to 6-3 on the young season.
About Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week
New for the 2009-10 seasons, AVCA member schools will have the opportunity to submit up to three (3) plays per week to be voted on by coaches, players, fans and the general public for the chance to be named Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week. Deadline for video submission will be Tuesdays at 11:00 am (ET) for plays from the previous week (Monday-Sunday). The submitted plays for each week will be narrowed down to five, and those five will be posted to the AVCA Web site on Thursday to be voted on. Voting will take place on the AVCA Web site and will run through the following Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. (ET). The Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week will then be announced via press release the following day.
About Volleyball Market
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