EAST HANOVER, N.J. – The Ukrainian Athletic-Educational Association Chornomorska Sitch men’s volleyball team opened its 2020 season by winning the Garden Empire Volleyball Association’s (GEVA) B/BB Volleyball Tournament on January 26 at Diamond Gym in East Hanover, N.J. The team, which practices on Wednesdays at the Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey (UACCNJ) in Whippany, emerged from pool play with a 5-3 record, winning in the finals against AMF, 3 sets to 2.
Pictured are (back row, from left): back row Michael Zawadiwsky (coach), Tom Montesian, Mark Kochan, Mykola Paslawsky, Dustin Cece, Christian Hyra; (front row), Alexander Hladky (coach), Andrew Podobinsky and Andres Aguirre. In addition to the competitive team, Sitch offers opportunities for adult recreational volleyball on Tuesday evenings 8-10 p.m. at the UACCNJ.
Unfortunately, this was one of the last events of the season due to the world-wide COVID situation. Needless to say, the team and coach’s are all anxious to get back into the gym and start practicing and playing in tournaments again. We are all looking forward to see this talented group of players on the court again.
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