AZS UG Volleyball Team Vice-Champions of Poland
The finals of the Men’s Polish Academic Volleyball Championships were held in Opole between 4 -7 May 2017. The AZS University of Gdańsk’s volleyball team made an excellent appearance, winning the title of Vice-Champions of Poland. Apart from that, coach Edward Pawlun’s team won gold medals in the university ranking.
The road to the medal was a long one, starting with volleyball events as part of the Pomeranian Academic League as early as October 2016. The UG volleyball players finished the regional games in April, winning first place and at the same time advancing to the semi-finals in Poznań where they proved unbeatable yet again and, as one of three teams, went on to play in the grand finals.
Opole brought together the 16 best men’s teams from the whole country. The AZS University of Gdańsk team finished the group stage with a set of victories, so advancing to the semi-finals from first place. Our volleyball team beat UWM Olsztyn (2:1 in sets), PWSZ Racibórz (2:1) and Rzeszów University of Technology (2:0). On the way to the semi-finals Edward Pawlun’s team beat Rzeszów University of Technology 2:0 (26:24, 25:18). In the semi-finals the University of Gdańsk team beat opponents from the University of Szczecin 2:0 (25:20, 25:21). In the finals, played to a three set victory, our volleyball players succumbed to AGH Kraków. The result of the final between AGH Kraków and AZS UG was 3:0 (25-20, 25- 19, 25- 23).
The Academic Vice-Championship of Poland in Men’s Volleyball is the greatest success in the history of the new game system.
The AZS University of Gdańsk’s team:
Behrendt Mateusz, Chmielewski Kacper, Dębski Kamil, Karkut Piotr, Kleinschmidt Maciej, Korda Artur, Kowalczyk Arkadiusz, Malkiewicz Maciej, Małecki Wojciech, Mbaye Mustapha, Mruk Marek, Niemiec Patryk, Pietruczuk Bartosz, Sobczak Sebastian, Sobstyl Adam, Wołk Kamil, Zemlik Sławomir.
Coach: Edward Pawlun.