The 2013 National Championships were held in Dallas, Texas. 29 men’s teams and 23 women’s teams from California attended.
Men’s Division 1 featured an all-California final with Fresno St. battling UCSB. Fresno St. defeated UCSB (25-21, 25-16) to bring home the Men’s Division 1 Championship to compliment its California State Championship and Northern California league title. C. Hughes #9 (RS, Fresno St.) was named National MVP. The gold bracket was well-represented with California squads: UCSD (3rd), UC Irvine (5th), Cal Poly (9th), Long Beach (9th), Sacramento St. (9th), and UC Berkeley (9th).
Men’s Division 2 (for colleges with less than 14,000 students) saw Sonoma St. finish 2nd in the country and Azusa Pacific finish 5th. In Men’s Division 3 (for universities with a second squad), Cal Poly II and UC Berkeley II both finished in 3rd place.
Women’s Division 1 had a strong showing from California teams: UCSB (3rd), Cal Poly (9th), San Diego St. (9th), UC Irvine (9th), and UC Davis (17th). Women’s D1AA featured three California teams in the gold bracket: UC Berkeley (5th), UCSD (5th), and Long Beach (9th). Women’s D1AAA saw Chico St. finish in 5th place. In Women’s Division 2 (for schools with a second squad), Cal Poly II finished in 5th place and UC Davis II finished in 9th place.
Congratulations to all teams for a successful season. The 2014 National Championships will be in Reno, NV.