Set the Slugs up for Three

SANTA CRUZ, CA – The Men's Volleyball team will be striving for their third straight appearance in the NCAA Final Tournament in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania at Juniata College.  The Slugs are bringing in some tough competition as they play teams that are also in the running for a national birth.  With this final home stretch of games, the Athletic Department is hosting some events in conjunction with the game.

March 14 through the 16 the Men will host Slug Slam with Rivier and Endicott coming from out of town. 

UCSC vs Rivier on March 14th at 7pm

The first 50 UCSC students through the door will receive free Odwalla, courtesy of Odwalla Inc.  Intramurals department will be present at the game with tabling prior the game with their game wheel.  Items to win include, cliff bars, coupons for the Intramural or Recreation Department, stickers, etc.  Fun intramural offered "sports" will be played for prizes between the sets. UC Santa Cruz cheerleaders will be cheering as the Slugs fight on.

UCSC vs Endicott on March 15th at 12pm

More Odwallas give aways and between sets games are planned.  Fans will be picked from the audience to participate in volleyball-oriented games.  Come and see if you can serve the ball over the net or how many times you can bump the ball to a partner.  Prizes will be on hand for winners! 

UCSC vs Rivier on March 15th at 7pm

Come take a study break down at the West Field House!  UCSC Athletics is sponsoring a Porter and Kresge night, which will include competition based games during the sets and an Owl vs. Sammy dance off.  There are 100 free tickets available for Porter and Kresge Students.  Please see the Kresge Program Coordinator, Pam Ackerman in the Kresge Town Hall Building, next to the Owls Nest to pick up your tickets.  Her office is open 10am-5pm.  First come first serve!

This game will be a Slug Squad event.  If you have a Slug Squad shirt and are a current UCSC student, you get in for free.  If you don't already have a Slug Squad shirt, come on down and pay admissions and get your shirt.  This allows you to get into all Slug Squad sponsored games for free!

UCSC vs Endicott on March 16th at 3pm

The Slugs Swimming and Diving team will be honored at our Slugs-n-Speedo night for finishing 2nd overall at conference championships.  This game will also be a Slug Squad event, with lots of give aways and games between sets.

UCSC vs. Carthage on March 23rd at 7pm

Athletics will host a Free UCSC Faculty/Staff and Family Student Housing Night.  Children will be asked to play games between the sets such as "Sammy Says" and games involving vollyballs and hula hoops.  There will be free face painting, plenty of time to take photos with Sammy and a free autograph session after the game with Sammy the Slug and the Men's Volleyball Student Athletes.  This will be a family fun event. 

UCSC vs. Carthage on March 25th at 7pm

We appreciate all our fans for what they do for us.  We want to say thanks with 50% off our concessions!  This is Fan appreciation night so come down and play some games, take home some prizes, and leave with a full belly! 

At each home game we will be honoring our "Top Banana" of the game.  This is a UCSC Fan that bleeds blue and gold and cheers our team on to victory.  Prizes will be given for our Top Banana! 

Sammy and his shenanigans will be present at all home games. 

We will also have prizes for fans at the game that "like" UCSC Athletics and Sammy the Slug Facebook pages.  You must be present and "like" the pages while the game is happening.

The Men's Volleyball team will be selling their warm up shirts for $15 each at the game.  You can pick one up at the gate. 

If you are a club or group on campus and would like to perform at our games, a members of UCSC community that would like to outreach to our fan base, or a company that would like to sponsor a game, please email Julie Roth, Sports Information Director at