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Mar 07 Molten DIII Men's Championship Available Online

April 16, 2009, 5:04 p.m. (ET)

B.J. Hoeptner Evans
Manager, Media Relations and Publications
Phone: 719-228-6800
E-Mail: bj.evans@usav.org

Molten Championship LogoCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 16, 2009) – The 2009 Molten Division III Men’s Invitational Volleyball Championship on April 17-18 at Ramapo College in Mahwah, N.J., will be broadcast live on the internet.

You can sign up to receive the webcast at www.ramapoathletics.com/member/aa_signup.aspx. The cost is $5.95 per day.

Ramapo College, Juniata College, UC Santa Cruz, and Stevens Technical Institute will compete for the championship.

The broadcast will begin at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, April 17 as No. 2 Stevens (25-6) will play No. 3 UC Santa Cruz (13-9). At 8 p.m., No. 1 Juniata (14-7) will face host Ramapo (24-7) at No. 4.

Broadcast of the consolation match will begin at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday (April 18), followed by the championship match at 8 p.m.

Now in its 13th year, the Molten Division III Men's Invitational Volleyball Championship was formed due to a need for a culminating event for NCAA Division III men's volleyball. While the NCAA sponsors a national championship for men's volleyball, programs from all three divisions compete for just four berths in the yearly tournament. In the 35-year history of the men's tournament, no Division III program has earned a berth or been selected to participate in the NCAA Men's Volleyball Championship.

Molten U.S.A., Inc. is the "Official Volleyball of the Division III Men's Invitational Volleyball Championship." Sports Imports is the "Official Net System Supplier of the Division III Men's Invitational Volleyball Championship." Mizuno USA is the "Official Apparel & Shoe Sponsor of the Division III Men's Invitational Volleyball Championship."

Tournament History with Final Placing:
2008: 1. Springfield; 2. Vassar; 3. UC Santa Cruz; 4. Juniata (hosted by Springfield)
2007: 1. Juniata; 2. Carthage; 3. Springfield; 4. Stevens (hosted by Juniata)
2006: 1. Juniata; 2. UC Santa Cruz; 3. Stevens; 4. Rivier (hosted by Stevens)
2005: 1. Juniata; 2. Carthage; 3. Stevens; 4. Medaille (hosted by Stevens)
2004: 1. Juniata; 2. Medaille; 3. UC Santa Cruz; 4. Eastern Mennonite (hosted by Eastern Mennonite)
2003: 1. Springfield; 2. Juniata; 3. La Verne; 4. Stevens (hosted by Juniata)
2002: 1. Springfield; 2. La Verne; 3. NYU; 4. Lehman (hosted by NYU)
2001: 1. Springfield; 2. D'Youville; 3. Clarke; 4. Vassar (hosted by Springfield)
2000: 1. UC San Diego; 2. NYU; 3. D'Youville; 4. Stevens (hosted by Stevens)
1999: 1. La Verne; 2. D'Youville; 3. Clarke; 4. Juniata (hosted by Clarke)
1998: 1. Juniata; 2. La Verne; 3. Springfield; 4. Eastern Mennonite (hosted by Springfield)
1997: 1. Springfield; 2. NJIT; 3. Juniata; 4. UC San Diego (hosted by Juniata)

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