Snowman Smash 2014

Hope everyone is having a great Holiday season! With the cold starting to come in, it’s time for Snowman Smash. This years tournament will be held on January 26th on UK’s campus. It will be the same set up as the other Smash Tournaments: 6′s Co-ed tournament, teams must have at least two guys and two girls on the court at all times, and as usual there will be an A, B, and C division. Sign up for the tournament with the link below:

If there are any questions, don’t hesitate to ask our Tournament Director, Jonathan Wood. He can be reached by email at or by phone at 630-464-9992.

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Pumpkin Smash Wrap-up and Turkey Smash

Thanks to everyone who helped make this years Pumpkin Smash tournament a big success, even though some of us had to push through the cold in order to do so. There was some awesome play during the whole day! And a special congratulations go out to the champions of each division:

A: Blockheads
B: Good Times
C: Capps

Next up is Turkey Smash. This years Turkey Smash will be held on Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th. As always, the first day will be separate tournaments for men’s and women’s tournaments with an A and B division for each. Sunday will be a combined co-ed tournament with A, B, and C divisions. You can sign up for Turkey Smash by going to the link below:

If anyone has any questions/comments/concerns about the tournaments, please feel free to send our Tournament Director, Jonathan Wood, an email at


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Pumpkin Smash

Hey everybody, UK Men’s Volleyball Club is back for the 2013-2014 season and Pumpkin Smash is right around the corner. This years Pumpkin Smash tournament will be held on October 20th in Alumni Gymnasium and Seaton Center. The link for the sign-up form is below:

All proceeds for Pumpkin Smash will go towards UK Men’s Volleyball Club.

The dates are also set for this years Turkey Smash Tournament, so mark your calendars for December 7th and 8th. As always, the separate Men’s and Women’s tournaments will be held on the first day (December 7th) and the Co-ed tournament will be held the following day on the 8th.

If anyone has any questions/comments/concerns, please feel free to contact our Tournament Director, Jonathan Wood, at

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Summer 2013, Looking ahead to the Fall semester

Summer has officially hit Lexington. Nationals are over, Schools out, and everyone is getting busy. First of all, congratulations are in order for all of the players who have just graduated  It’s been a great run with you guys and we’ll miss all of you.


2013 Kentucky Mens Volleyball Team at Nationals

We have plans in place to continue our tradition of the alumni scrimmage in the early fall. We hope to see the new and old grads there!  The alumni won last year, but this year the undergrads will step up their game. Watch for dates and info about the scrimmage coming soon.

Even though everyone has gone home for the summer, were still thinking about volleyball. Most players are hitting the sand to keep there skills in check during the hot months. If you’re in Lexington for the summer and want to play check out the all new Bluegrass Volleyball Center in Lexington.


In other news, we have elected a new set of officers. Congratulations to all of them, and we thank them for giving their time. We also need to thank all of the outgoing officers for their hard work.

If you are an incoming or current UK student interested in playing in the fall, feel free to contact our new Club President Jay Hochstetler at (708) 921-1583 for any questions you might have. You can also contact Recruiting Director Jon Wood, (630) 464-9992. Texts or calls are welcome from any one who might be interested. We’ll give you general club info and answer any questions you have about the club.

In addition to recruiting the new officers are revamping the website(s). We’ll be separating out the team page, info, and team news from the Smash tournaments page. Look for updates soon.

See everyone around the sand and in the fall!

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2013 Nationals Photos

2013 Nationals Photos

Here are just a few of the photos from the 2013 Nationals in Dallas, Texas.


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Spring Smash 2013!

Now that the GMMVC season is complete, UK Men’s Volleyball is putting on the Spring Smash tournament. This years tournament will be split into 2 days. A and C divisions will play on Saturday, April 20th. B division will play the next day on Sunday, April 21st. The tournament will take place on UK’s campus at Alumni Gymnasium.

You can sign up for Spring Smash here

As usual, feel free to contact our Tournament Director, Jon Wood, at

Thanks for everyone’s support and hope to see you soon!

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Snowman Smash 2013 Wrap Up

Congratulations on all the teams that won their divisions at snowman smash.
The day was fun filled for us and everyone involved! The police, EMS, and fire department only had to come twice!
Thanks for everyone’s understanding and flexibility during the day. We appreciate you all and we share your love of the game. Without you we could not travel and play so again we thank you.

The next tournament we will host will be Mid to late April, but the girls team will be hosting some in February and March if your not already signed up for theirs. Signups for our April Spring Smash will be opened soon so keep checking back. Until then everyone stay safe!


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Snowman Smash 2013

After a very successful Turkey Smash this past weekend we look forward to the holiday season and for Snowman Smash 2013! This years Snowman Smash tournament will be a Co-ed tournament held on January 20th on the University of Kentucky campus.

You can sign up for the tournament here

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact our Tournament Director, Jon Wood, at

Happy Holidays! See you in January

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Turkey Smash

It’s everybody’s favorite time of year again! The holidays are coming and Turkey Smash is just around the corner. This years Turkey Smash tournament will be the first weekend in December (1-2). Men’s and Women’s league play will be on Saturday, December 1st and the co-ed tournament will be the following day on December 2nd.

You can sign up for Turkey Smash HERE

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Tournament Director, Jon Wood. His email is

Thanks for all the support and hope to see you all in December!



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We’re Back!

It’s that time of year again! Students are back on campus, and the men’s club volleyball players are back in the gym. With 13 returning players, we are starting off with a talented and experienced squad. Fortunately, we had 28 players show up to our first open gym, all of whom had previous playing experience and a good knowledge of volleyball. After two days of tryouts and some open gyms, we narrowed down our traveling squad to 19 players who will play on the traveling squad, bringing in 6 new talented players.

But now on to the good stuff: the dates for Pumpkin Smash and Turkey Smash have been set! Pumpkin Smash will be on Sunday, October 14th, and Turkey Smash will take place on the first weekend of December (Dec 1-2). This year we will have a new tournament director, Jon Wood, and if you have any questions, comments, and/or concerns, feel free to contact him by email, at

To sign up for 2012 Pumpkin Smash, CLICK HERE!!!

Sign-ups for Turkey Smash will begin the day of Pumpkin Smash, so those at the tournament who already know they want to play in Turkey Smash will be able to sign up there.

We also will be having a few scrimmages this fall:

Sunday, October 7th: Alumni Scrimmage at Alumni Gym, time TBD.

Saturday, October 13th: Collegiate Tournament at UK

Thanks so much for your support of the UK Men’s Club Volleyball team, without you all there would be no club and for that we thank you.

Shane Derringer, Club President

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