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Expanding Men’s Volleyball in Seattle


We are a club sports program, dedicated to providing our members with opportunities to pursue their passions for volleyball. We are currently focused on fundraising to subsidize the cost of our A Team’s recent trip to Nationals in Louisville, KY. Our starting goal size is $8,500. Once we achieve this milestone, our team's stretch goal is $10,000, which our campaign page highlights in further detail. It was a privilege for our most skilled players to attend such a high-level tournament and, with your support, we would love to continue to make this and many other tournaments accessible to our players in the future.   


What We Do


The University of Washington Men’s Club Volleyball program has developed a competitive environment in which participants are able to learn the sport, hone their skills and compete at the highest level in the Pacific Northwest.


Nationals Budget Breakdown



  • Travel: $7,600
  • Lodging: $1,300
  • Tournament Fee: $900
  • Miscellaneous: $200

Club Objectives


Passion to Play

We pride ourselves on our ability to accommodate the varied skill levels of those who wants to join our club. Having this open door policy allows us not only to reach out to individuals with prior experience, but also to those who have never played volleyball or even a team sport before. Within the last few years, we have developed three teams within our program in order to give each person the level of play that they will best excel in. Our club has benefitted tremendously from the hard work and dedication of our members to learn and improve in the sport of volleyball.



Learning Never Stops

Players of this sport know that learning doesn’t stop when you get on the court. Volleyball provides every athlete with the opportunity to learn many life lessons. On the road to improvement and success, volleyball players learn the importance of communication and the difference between good and bad communication. Volleyball has taught our players what it means to persevere in challenging situations and, above else, how to be a good teammate. In any professional or social setting, it is always important to be able to work well with others. Upon playing this sport, our members will be able to take with them ways to be successful in all their future endeavors.




Growth in the Community

Compared to popular places like Hawai’i or California, men’s volleyball strives to maintain growth and community support in other parts of the country like the Pacific Northwest. Expanding the accessibility of this sport on campus and throughout the greater Seattle area would not be attainable without support from our friends, families, the university, and the local community. As one of the premier men’s volleyball clubs in Seattle, our goal is to continue to grow and maintain a positive impact on the community.




















Bump, Set, Hit!


We encourage all students at the University of Washington to come join our Men’s and Women’s Club Volleyball teams. Within the last few years, our men’s program has doubled in membership and we hope to continue to accommodate this growth by providing our members with competitive and accessible opportunities in the years to come!



Moving Up

  Published on Tuesday, May. 17, 2016 at 06:09 AM (PST)

Coming into my sophomore year at the University of Washington I was a mixture of nerves and excitement. I had previously played on the B team last season and had just been put on the roster for the A team. Even though I had played varsity volleyball at my high school in Southern California, I was still anxious about the heightened level of play. Collegiate Club volleyball is the highest level of volleyball that the University of Washington has to offer for men, and I would be playing at the highest level of this club.

Our previous season, my freshman year, I played libero for the club B team. Though last year we didn’t travel, we were able to compete in a local league, Seattle Volleyball Club, and represent UW to the Seattle volleyball community. As a team we put our emphasis on skills building in practices, with endless hours building on the fundamentals. Practicing twice a week and playing league games once a week gave us ample opportunity to put our skills to the test. As the season progressed we stayed near the top of the league and were excited with our second seed placing going into the final tournament of the year. The final tournament for SVC BB proved to be our crowning achievement. After fighting through pool play and many close matches we found ourselves in the finals and won the tournament after our hardest fought match. Our victory then was not only validation of our hard work, but a catalyst, I believe, for why we had a traveling B team this year.

This current season, I was able to join the A team as an alternative libero and as a DS. We traveled to all the major tournaments in the Pacific Northwest and had some amazing finishes, including our second place finish at Washington State University. These finishes qualified our team to move on to nationals, and despite our team suffering several injuries, we decided to compete in Kentucky anyways. The three day tournament was long and gruelling. With early morning games, to late night reffing, I have never spent so much time at a tournament in my life or enjoyed one as much. Though our team wasn’t able to claim victory, we laid the groundwork for future teams to build upon our successes and return to nationals next year, stronger than ever.

Throughout my two years on the club team I have made the most amazing friends, including two future roommates, fine tuned my skills, and expanded my community beyond the people I would have met without the club. This club has given me a second home away from California and reinvigorated my passion for volleyball. My hope is that others can take from this club what it has given to me.  


- Austin Hudgens


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