December 15, 2010

Former Matadors Nils Nielsen and Eric Vance Competing in FIVB Club World Championship

Dec. 15, 2010

2010 FIVB World Championship

Former Cal State Northridge men's volleyball All-Americans Nils Nielsen and Eric Vance are competing for the Paul Mitchell team at the FIVB Men's Volleyball Club World Championship in Doha, Qatar Dec. 15-21.

Nielsen and Vance are part of the 18-player Paul Mitchell roster that is coached by Gary Sato. The rest of the roster is made up entirely of former players from several of the other 11 MPSF schools.

Paul Mitchell, in pool B, opens preliminary round pool play on Dec. 15 against Drean Bolivar (ARG). Their second match is Dec. 17 against Dynamo Moscow (RUS) and preliminary round play winds up Dec. 19 against defending champion Trentino (ITA).

The semifinals begin Dec. 20 with the final taking place on Dec. 21.

The U.S. did not have a team in the 2009 edition of the FIVB Men's Club World Championship which was won by Trentino BetClic of Italy.

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