Double national success for Essex volleyball teams

Essex’s volleyball teams have secured a clean sweep at the national finals.

Both the men’s and women’s team took Volleyball England National Student Cup this year building on their achievements in 2018 when the men’s team won the trophy and the women’s team was a runner-up.

The men’s team was victorious against the University of Reading and the women’s team defeated the University of East Anglia.

Volleyball Performance Coach Alex Porter said: “This is one of the most successful weeks in the Performance Volleyball Programme’s history.

“The women’s had won three silvers in the last four years and this was the first gold in the University’s history, the men are now joint record holders after winning the title three years in a row.”

The Most Valuable Player Awards both went to stars of the Essex teams as Logan Zotovich won the men’s prize and Katarina Raicevic received the honour in the women’s competition.