Warwick, R.I. – April 11, 2017: The CCRI Knights men’s club volleyball team competed in the New England Club Volleyball League (NECVL) Championships this past weekend at the University of New Hampshire. The Knights went 5-2 to finish the regular season with a 17-5 overall record and 15-4 record in NECVL play to finish 6th in New England Division II.
On Saturday the Knights went 4-0 defeating: Marist 25-21 and 25-13, Sacred Heart 25-21, 18-25 and 15-13, U of New England 25-18 and 25-21 and Assumption 25-17, 23-25 and 16-14. On Sunday the Knights did not fare as well in the Tournament going 1-2. The Knights lost to Bentley 21-25, 25-21 and 13-15, beat Marist 25-15 and 25-4 then fell to Sacred Heart 22-25 and 16-25. The 5-2 record in the NECVL Championships was very good but the Knights look ramp their goals higher as the travel to Kansas City, MO to compete in the National Club Volleyball Federation (NCVF) National Championship Tournament April 13th-15th.
The Knights will be competing in 48 team Men’s Division III Championship Tournament
in Kansas City. The Division III Tournament is for NCAA “B” teams, junior colleges
and community colleges. Some of the teams in their Division include: Florida State,
Indiana, Texas A&M, Marquette, Michigan State, Michigan, Florida, USC, UC-Santa Barbara,
Davis, Virginia Tech and Salt Lake CC is the only other community college competing.
CCRI will have a very busy schedule with the exciting format used for the Championships which will see them playing Thursday morning straight through Saturday afternoon. Below is a picture of the 48 team tournament flow chart:
The Knights will return home to Warwick, RI Sunday April 16th.
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The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 16,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 12 varsity programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.