Feb. 27, 2009
STANFORD, Calif. -
The NCAA has announced that Stanford will be the host of the 2010 National Collegiate Men's Volleyball Championships. This will be the first time that Stanford has hosted the event, which has been contested since 1970.
"The biggest thing is it's great for Stanford men's volleyball," Stanford coach John Kosty said. "We're excited to bring the 2010 National Collegiate Men's Volleyball Championships to the Bay Area.
"The Bay Area has long supported men's volleyball at all levels and in all aspects, and it's an exciting thing for the Bay Area because of its enthusiasm for men's volleyball."
The tournament will be held at Maples Pavilion and will be a Final Four-type format, composed of champions from the three major conferences, plus an at-large team.
The event has been played in California for 19 of its 39 years, but never farther north than Santa Barbara.
"The committee was extremely pleased to receive several attractive bids for the 2010 and 2011 National Collegiate Men's Volleyball Championship, each presenting exciting opportunities for future participants," said committee chair Brian Summers, who also announced that Penn State was awarded the event for 2011. "After evaluating the options, our committee felt Stanford and University Park best fit the criteria we seek from a men's volleyball host at this point in time.
"Stanford has some of the finest athletics facilities in the country and has hosted numerous national championships in other sports, and Penn State has hosted the event in the past and done a tremendous job. In addition, this committee has sought to expand the roster of host institutions for this championship, and we're pleased to add Stanford to this prestigious group."