BOCA RATON, Fla. - Florida Atlantic University beach volleyball assistant coach Steve Grotowski won the Men’s National Volleyball League (NVL) East Coast Championships in Port St. Lucie, Fla. over the weekend.
Grotowski and partner Mike DiPierro won eight of their nine matches over the weekend. The pair won in straight sets in the quarterfinals, defeating Skyler McCoy and Mark Williams, 23-21, 21-11. In the semifinals, Grotowski and DiPierro outlasted the tandem of Skylar DelSol and Piotr Marciniak 21-19, 15-21, 15-6 to advance to the championship match where they faced Martin Caban and Petr Doubravsky. That championship match was closely contested, with Grotowski and DiPierro winning the third set and the title by the score of 15-12.
As an assistant coach, Grotowski helped the Owls to 13 dual match victories last spring, a four-win improvement over the previous season.