NCAA DIII Regional Semi-Finals – Married Head Coaches Face-off in Road Island Today

Today in New England spouses Ben Somera (Head Coach, Wesleyan ) and Nancy Somera ( Head Coach, JWU ) face off to see who’s team will reach the regional finals.   Both coaches have coached both the DI and DIII levels.

26 teams remain in the NCAA DIII Tournament.  Check out these matches which will be streaming live today!

Full NCAA DIII Bracket

2:30 PM  TUFTS[3] vs. MIT[2]

5:00 PM John. & Wales[1] vs. Wesleyan[4]

 

 

New England DIII Colleges by Conference

New England Colleges by Conference

NESCAC
Williams
TUFTS
Wesleyan
Bowdoin
Hamilton
Amherst
Middlebury
Bates
Connecticut College
Trinity
Colby

NEWMAC
MIT
Babson
Wellesley
Wheaton
Clark
Coast Guard
Springfield
Emerson
Mount Holyoke
Smith
WPI

Little East
UMASS Boston
Keene State
Eastern Connecticut
Plymouth State
Western Connecticut
Southern Maine
Rhode Island College
UMASS Dartmouth

MA SCAC
MCLA
Worcester State
Framingham State
Westfield State
Bridgewater State
Salem State
Mass. Maritime
Fitchburg State

NECC
Elms
Lesley
Becker
Southern Vermont
Dean
Bay Path
Mitchell
Newbury College

NAC
Maine Maritime
Husson
Colby-Sawyer
New England College
Castleton
Green Mountain
Lyndon State
Johnson State

CCC
Roger Williams
Endicott
Salve Regina
Wentworth
Western New England
University of New England
Gordon
Curry
Eastern Nazarene
Nichols

NCAA DIII New England Regional – Watch Live Matches Today!

Check out these matches which will be streaming live today!

The top DIII schools this year from New England start the NCAA Tournament Today.    The winners of each regional conference and at large bids make up the 8 teams.    NCAA DIII is a total of 64 teams from all over the country.   DI and DII play later this month.

Use these links to see each match:

12:30 PM  TUFTS[3] vs. Mass.-Boston[6]

3:00 PM MIT[2] vs Maine Maritime[7]

5:30 PM Wesleyan[4] vs. Wellesley[5]

8:00 PM John. & Wales[1] vs. Elms[8]

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AVA Tryout Updates – MIAA Tournament – Please Read

Dear Athlete / Family,

Due to the number of teams in tournament and playing Monday we have decided to postpone16 and over tryouts for all athletes until Sunday November 12th.

Athletes still in tournament should be focused on High School and not on tryouts.

This is our revised tryout and meeting schedule:

Informational Meeting ( optional )
November 4th, 10am-11am Crosby School
15 and Under Tryouts
November 5th, 9am-11am Richmond Community School
November 12th, 8:30am-10:00am Richmond Community School
16 and Over Tryouts
November 12th 10am-12:30pm Richmond Community School
Alternate Tryouts – For anyone who can not make one of the dates above
November 18th 10am-12:00 / 12:00-2:00pm Crosby School

Reminders:

– Please visit this page and follow the tryout checklist.
http://www.avavolleyball.com/juniorolympicvolleyball/basic-tryout-information/
– If you are a current AVA member please renew your membership so we can track your status and notify you of open play opportunities that start November 11th.
If you have any questions please call 413-329-5112 or email this address.
Thank you!
– Greg

2017-2018 Junior Olympics

Please be sure to sign up here to ensure communication by email and to be updated on addition play dates.

Last updated 11/16/2017

2017-2018 Meeting, Tryout and Open Play Schedule

Informational Meeting
10:00 am to 11:00 am November 4th @ Crosby School

16 and over Tryouts
November  12th  – 10:00 am to 12:30 pm Richmond Community School
November 18 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Crosby School

15 and under Tryouts
November 5th – 9:00 am to 11:00 am Richmond Community School
November 12th – 8:30 am to 10:00 am Richmond Community School

Alternate Tryout #1 for New 15 and Under
November 18 – 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Crosby School

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Summer Clinics

This page will be updated with summer clinics when we get word of them. If you have a clinic / program please email to avaberkshires@gmail.com.   AVA is not directly affiliated with any of the clinics listed here.Continue reading

Dig This! Volleyball – Pittsfield Youth Clinic

On June 27th-28th AVA Volleyball ran its first introductory volleyball clinic for Pittsfield youth as part of its parks program.    By all accounts it was a great success and we are already planning follow up clinics and next year’s program.     Students age range was from 5 to 11 years with our local Junior Olympic athletes ages 13 to 16 helping out as coaches.

Thank you to Pittsfield Parks and Recreation, Pittsfield Tuesday Volleyball and the local college coaches that support this program in various ways.

February 20th : High Performance Clinics with Christi Kelsey

– SOLD OUT –

AVA High Performance Clinics featuring Williams Head Coach Christi Kelsey
Saturday Feb 20th
Richmond Community School, Richmond, MA

Clinic 1: Advanced Attack Dynamics & Blocking 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Clinic 2: Passing and Defense 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Clinic 3: Setting ( including setting for DS ) 4:30 to 6:30 pm

These fun but intense clinics will be lead by Christi Kelsey and will include a player to coach ratio of 4 to 1 or better.

Fees:

– $20 for one clinic
– $30 for two clinics
– $35 for all three clinics

Note: Space is limited and will be assigned based on signup date so please signup early!