As women’s volleyball comes to an end, men’s club volleyball continues. This team of 19 active student players is apart of the Pacific Intercollegiate Volleyball Association also known as the PIVA Conference.
The club plays in tournaments from the Mountain West Volleyball Conference so they play teams from in Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and even Nationals in Kansas City later in the spring.
“It’s the most fun, most challenging, difficult and all around sport there is. It is versatile and can be played a variety of ways. It takes great discipline and technique to play,” said president and middle blocker Ryan French.
French has been playing for 10 years and is an outspoken advocate for the sport.
The team’s goals are to be a sanctioned team by Boise State, to place well in all tournaments, to compete at a national level and to continue a tradition of interest and passion for the sport at Boise State according to French.
Loren Anderson coaches the team against some of their greatest rivals: teams from Washington, Utah and Oregon.
The club is focused and serious about their performance, but also has unified friendship for all members.
After playing soccer for 14 years of his life, freshman Ryan Freers wanted something new and exciting to get involved with. After attending Get Rec’d, Freers found his way to the men’s volleyball booth and has been playing with the club ever since.
“The club volleyball program has created a positive environment that I can become involved in the school and be active,” Freers said.
Funding for the jerseys, traveling and housing during away games is strictly raised through fundraisers.
Practices are held inside the Kinesiology building in the Bronco Gym Monday and Wednesday nights
The team will be traveling to Pullman, Wash. for the Pacific Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (PIVA) to compete in the Winter Warm-up Tournament on Dec. 1 -2.