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Men's Volleyball To Be Honored at Fenway Park; Sullivan To Throw Out First Pitch

Sullivan To Throw Out First Pitch At Fenway Springfield, Mass. - May 2, 2014 - The Springfield College men's volleyball team will be honored at Fenway Park on Wednesday, May 7 and head coach Charlie Sullivan will throw out the ceremonial first pitch when the Boston Red Sox square off against the Cincinnati Reds.

"We feel very fortunate that the Boston Red Sox organization is honoring the hard work and achievements of our talented student-athletes,"said Director of Athletics, Dr. Cathie Schweitzer. "There is no bigger stage in the world of New England sports than Fenway Park to showcase the accomplishments of this program."

The Pride have been in the midst of an tremendous run of success, winning three-straight NCAA Division III National Championships. Under the direction of Sullivan, Springfield has reeled off a 101-10 record against Division III opponents over the past four years.

This season, Springfield swept Endicott, Carthage, and host Juniata in the NCAA's to claim the ninth national championship in program history. The Pride was led by the standout play of Luis Vega (Corozal, Puerto Rico), who earned Most Outstanding Player honors for the second-straight season.

The celebration will begin on campus on Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 pm in the Richard Flynn Campus Union as students are encouraged to celebrate the championship with the team with cake and an opportunity to take a picture with the national championship trophy before sending the team off to Fenway.

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Charlie Sullivan With eight national championships to his credit, Charlie Sullivan will enter his 16th season as head coach of the men's volleyball team in 2014. In 15 previous years at the helm, Sullivan owns an overall record of 256-158 for a .618 winning percentage. Read more.

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