Texas Women’s Club Volleyball is a great way for women on campus to continue their love for the fast-growing sport. The UT RecSports affiliated organization is comprised of two teams (orange and white). Both teams practice twice a week and actively participate in various fundraising, volunteer, and social events. As an organization, we pride ourselves on our highly competitive nature. Teams will travel to different cities and states to compete against the best teams in the nation. Every year UTWVC teams are national title-contending teams. Our mission is to promote the development of the sport of volleyball, while providing a fun, competitive environment.
Fall 2019 Tryouts
We will be hosting tryouts for our Fall 2019 season in September. Due to how early our first tournament is, we will only have 1 open gym before tryouts in September, so it is recommended that players get in the gym on their own time to shake off the summer rust. Open gym will be held on September 4th from 7-10 PM in GREGORY GYMNASIUM. Tryouts will be held on September 9th from 7-10 PM in the Recreational Sports Center (2001 San Jacinto Blvd Austin, TX 78712). There will be a $5 tryout fee. Players who make the team in the fall and are returning for the spring will be guaranteed spots, but will tryout for team placement. However, there are still spaces that will be filled by new players that try out! Follow our social media to stay up to date with information, as it is subject to change.
MEET OUR COACHES
Matt Cisneros is going into his fourth year as head coach of the orange team for UT Women's volleyball club. He has led the team to two national titles, in 2015 and 2018. He has had 9 players receive All-American Honors, including MVP in both 2015 and 2018. Matthew played for The University of Texas Men's Volleyball Club (2004-2007) and coached camps for the Texas Longhorn varsity program every summer since 2012. He is also going into his fifth year coaching at Austin Performance Volleyball Club. Prior to moving to Austin, Matthew coached club and private school in El Paso, TX from 2011-2014 where he qualified for Junior Olympics in 2 of the 3 years. He has coached all ages from 10-22. In 2015, Matthew also became the head volleyball coach at Austin Waldorf School where he has helped turn the program into a top 10 team in the state for 2A TAPPS.
Blake began his volleyball career in 2006, playing two years on the Texas State Men's club team as a starting outside hitter. After college, he played two years of USAV Men's Indoor as an outside hitter the first year and a middle blocker the second year. Blake has also actively been playing beach volleyball since 2006. In the spring of 2011, Blake began his coaching career as the Assistant Head Coach for the UTWVC white team. He helped lead the team to back to back (2012 and 2013) national championships. Blake joined Austin Juniors indoor club in 2011 as a coach then began coaching AJV Sand in 2016. Blake has been coaching at AJV for over 6 years. Blake became the assistant coach for the orange team and helped lead the team to the 2018 national championship.
Sara graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2017 with a BA in Arts and Technology. She was a softball pitcher for the Comets, earning two all-conference honors and led the team to its 1st ever ASC conference championship in 2017, defeating the defending National Champions. She fell in love with volleyball through watching her sister play all through high school and college. She started her own volleyball career in high school and currently loves to play at open gyms.
Rene Dominguez is joining us this year as the head coach of the white team. He found his passion for volleyball at a very young age and began coaching club at the age of 18. Garnering a wealth of volleyball IQ at such a young age, he was offered a position as an assistant coach at Laredo College, who were regional finalists for 2 years. After junior college, he went on to Texas A&M International as a NCAA Division 2 assistant coach for two years. Rene coached club for She Can Play Juniors, Laredo Gateway Juniors, and 956 Select in Laredo. He also volunteered to coach summer league volleyball at Laredo area high schools: United South, Cigarroa, LBJ, and Alexander. Since the age of 18, he has played competitive volleyball as a setter in adult tournaments across the country, such as USAV and NAGVA. Rene has accrued over 10 years of coaching experience in volleyball and the game is his passion.