UNF’s beach volleyball team is hoping to expand practice facilities by installing three sand courts in the grassy area behind the softball fields. The team recently wrapped a successful 2016 season by winning the Atlantic Sun Championship for the fourth time in the five years. Currently, UNF is the only team in […]
North Florida earned three more Atlantic Sun Championship titles to its trophy case over the weekend, thanks to beach volleyball and men’s and women’s tennis. The women’s golf team also claimed its first title earlier this month.
The Ospreys took to the road to compete in a variety of sports during a busy Easter weekend.
North Florida Beach Volleyball split the day with No. 9 Stetson on the road to start Atlantic Sun play.
“Beach volleyball is this sport that’s just exploding right now. Exploding at the high school level as well as exploding at the club level and obviously at the university level,” UNF Beach Volleyball Coach Steve Loeswick said.
The deciding set was played on the far end of the sand volleyball courts at Jacksonville University, so in order to get a better view both teams lined up against chain link fence to get a closer look at the action.
“We’re definitely challenging them more and training harder to try and get that step up,” Loeswick said. “Last year we did a lot with basic ball control and trying to figure out what teams worked best together. This year we’ve been a little bit more consistent with our teams.”
UNF’s newest program looks to bring more fans to the beach.
UNF’s newest program, sand volleyball, continues its first season of play as an NCAA recognized sport.