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University of Pacific: Keep your men's volleyball program
  • Petitioned Ted Leland

This petition was delivered to:

Vice President for External Relations and Athletics
Ted Leland
Executive Assistant, Vice President for External Relations and Athletics
Melinda Griffith

University of Pacific: Keep your men's volleyball program

    1. Petition by

      Dustin Borenstein


The Pacific men's volleyball program began more than 20 years ago helping young men have an opportunity to both study and play Division I volleyball in the NCAA. It would be a crime to take this sport away from these young men who have worked so hard to get where they are today. If you aren't aware of this, University of the Pacific is in the most premier division of men's collegiate volleyball. Oh and also volleyball is more than just a sport. It is a game of intuition. Imagination. Improvisation. But most of all, of reciprocity. Of teamwork. There is no way to freelance in volleyball. Without intuition the game is predictable. Without imagination the game cannot evolve. A game without improvisation is a game that is tedious. If there is no reciprocity you cannot learn the values of trust. If you cannot learn to trust, you cannot work as a team. Those who do not work as a team cannot be successful. Without success one cannot grow as a person. Playing volleyball is not as simple as it appears. To play volleyball is to live. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBNxd1sU0u0

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 7,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Zach Bohmann WEST ALLIS, WI
      • 6 months ago

      I had hoped to play for Pacific Men's Volleyball as I look into playing collegiate volleyball. Pacific looked like a great fit for my love of the sport as well as my academic need. Please don't shut down this program

    • Eric Rivera Aponte COAMO, PUERTO RICO, PUERTO RICO
      • 6 months ago

      Don't throw to the trash the sacrifice of this students and parents to be part of this univerdity.

    • Candace Human GROVER BEACH, CA
      • 6 months ago

      Athletics in California are an important part of our young peoples health and well being. Also, Men in general need more sports events and teams, its how men bond and learn to hold our community together.

    • Brian Thalken LODI, CA
      • 6 months ago

      My family has deep ties to UOP and volleyball!

    • geoff perry FOOTHILL RANCH, CA
      • 7 months ago

      Great kid Ryan anselmo


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