UCF volleyball team sets its eyes on three-peat

After wrapping up its first undefeated conference season since 2018, the UCF women’s volleyball team is heading to the American Athletic Conference tournament. Back-to-back champions, the Knights are looking to win their conference for the third year in a row. A familiar opponent, the Knights open the tournament against Tulane,...
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Kentucky State247Sports

Kentucky volleyball's Madison Lilley up for ESPY Award

Kentucky volleyball senior setter Madison Lilley has been announced as a finalist for the Best Female College Athlete Award at the ESPY’s, ESPN announced in a press release Wednesday. Lilley is one of four finalists, joining Paige Bueckers (UConn women’s basketball), Jaelin Howell (Florida State women’s soccer) and Odicci Alexander...
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Three Huskers make U.S. volleyball team for U20 World Championship

Three Huskers will compete for the USA volleyball national team at the under-20 World Championship starting this week. Nebraska freshmen Ally Batenhorst, Lindsay Krause and Lexi Rodriguez made the 12-player roster announced Thursday. The U.S. begins competition Friday, July 9, with matches played in Belgium and the Netherlands. That trio...
Kentucky StateLexington Herald-Leader

Kentucky volleyball’s Madison Lilley named SEC Female Athlete of the Year

Kentucky volleyball setter Madison Lilley was named the Southeastern Conference Female Athlete of the Year, the league office announced Wednesday. She is the first volleyball player to win the award. Lilley was named the conference’s Player of the Year for volleyball this season, in addition to winning AVCA National Player...

Women’s volleyball can experiment with challenge review system rules

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Tuesday approved an experimental rule allowing women’s volleyball teams to begin a match with two video coach’s challenges in conference matches only for the 2021 season. If the challenge results in the reversal of the original call, the team would retain the challenge.

Three Former Huskers Named to U.S. Olympic Volleyball Roster

Three former Huskers have earned the opportunity to represent the United States in the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Outside hitters Jordan Larson and Kelsey Robinson will once again compete for Team USA in the Olympics while libero Justine Wong-Orantes will be making her debut. Coach Karch Kiraly announced the roster on Monday.

With Pac-12 championship in sight, volleyball’s Jen Greeny has upped WSU’s recruiting game

WITH JUST THREE MATCHES left in the volleyball regular season, Washington State holds its Pac-12 championship fate in its hands. With WSU atop the Pac-12 standings, CF.C talked with coach Jen Greeny for insights on the No. 13 Cougars -- including how WSU stands on the precipice of winning its first-ever conference title in volleyball despite graduating nine seniors the past two seasons.

2021 PrepVolleyball.com Final 16s National Club Rankings

Welcome to the final PrepVolleyball.com 16s National Club Rankings. For the final rankings, we will be releasing just the rankings first. After they are released, keep an eye out for our ‘Inside The Final Rankings,’ followup where we’ll take breakdown all the details of the rankings in a different perspective. Those will be out in the coming days.
Colorado StateDenver Post

Colorado’s Haleigh Washington, Jordyn Poulter named to U.S. Olympic women’s volleyball team

A pair of former Colorado prep stars were named to the U.S. women’s volleyball team that will compete at the Olympics in Tokyo. Middle Haleigh Washington and setter Jordyn Poulter were selected to the 12-player squad, USA Volleyball announced Monday. The 6-foot-3 Washington starred at Doherty High School where she was twice named the Gatorade Colorado volleyball player of the year. Poulter was a standout at Eaglecrest High School before attending Illinois where she was a two-time all-American.
SportsThe News-Gazette

2021 All-Area volleyball: Meet the first team

➜ Why she made the first team: Now a three-time first-team choice, Bleecher averaged 4.42 kills and 2.39 digs per set, scoring 28 percent of the Rockets’ points. ➜ She needs concert tickets to see ... Tyler Childers or Cody Johnson. ➜ Before she competes, she eats ... some type...
Nebraska StateNorfolk Daily News

Three former Nebraska volleyball standouts named to the U.S. Women's Volleyball National Team that will represent the U.S. at the Olympic Games

Three former Nebraska volleyball standouts have been named to the United States Women's Volleyball National Team that will represent the U.S. at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in July. Head Coach Karch Kiraly named former Huskers Jordan Larson, Kelsey Robinson and Justine Wong-Orantes to the twelve-player roster. Nebraska is the...
Maryland Statetestudotimes.com

MM 7.9: Maryland volleyball adds graduate transfer Paula Neciporuka

Maryland volleyball brought on a new player to its roster as graduate transfer Paula Neciporuka joined the team Thursday, the program announced. Neciporuka is a 5-foot-9 outside hitter that previously went to VCU, where she tallied 573 digs, 560 kills and 87 blocks in 304 sets over her four years there. This summer, she has been competing in the CEV Volleyball European Super League and seeing playing time for the Latvian Senior National Team.
Corona, CAprepvolleyball.com

2020 Fall High School National Championship Finalists

Every year, we name a PrepVolleyball.com High School National Champion; however, as everyone knows, 2020 was not an 'every year.' The novel Corona Virus had a staggering impact on the volleyball community on every level in every capacity. In fact, it still rears its ugly head now, at the beginning of the club season. So how could we name a single national champion when nearly half of the country didn't even play yet? Well... we can't. So we aren't. Instead, we will be crowning a Fall national champion and a Spring national champion for the high school game.
Onaway, MICheboygan Tribune

Winner's mentality: A Q&A with Onaway varsity volleyball coach Steve Watson

Q: I've always wondered this about you. What's your offseason like? How much of it is volleyball-related?. Watson: It's not always the same. I'll give you the most extreme, because I haven't done this as much in recent years, but there were some years where we got done with volleyball, and a week or two later I was having a few kids come in once a week at 6 o'clock in the morning, but they wanted to come in, they pushed me about it, but I haven't been doing that much lately. Last year, my own personal offseason, I was coaching my daughter's seventh grade club team out of Petoskey, so I didn't have any impact on the older kids, but this year it really started probably in June. We had some kids over who did some workouts in my garage and outside because we couldn't get in the gyms, we couldn't be indoors and all of that. It kind of varies. Personally, I mean I'm always thinking about what the team's going to look like and I what I'd like to do. I'd like to do more. I'm a committed person so I'd like to have my offseason be more involved, but it's kind of hard with a small team at a small school where kids are split in totally different directions to get them to commit more to my sport.

Don’t think so? Just ask Kapellens

When we were in high school, volleyball had sideout scoring to 15, there was no such thing as a libero and you had to serve from right back! We don’t think our kids believe us when we tell them those things, but the game has certainly changed over the years. One thing that hasn’t is how incredibly lucky we are […]
Stanford, CAPalo Alto Online

U.S. women seeking third world volleyball title

Former Stanford standout Foluke Akinradewo helped the U.S. national women's volleyball team move into the championship of the Volleyball Nations League Final Round with a sweep of Turkey. Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, June 24, 2021, 3:07 PM.
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Cowell embraces ‘Mamba mentality’

Sunday will bring a new number, a tightly trimmed body, and, although it’s a final go-round, a new beginning for Colton Cowell. The King Kekaulike High School graduate is one of three front-line players returning for a second try at their senior seasons with the No. 2-ranked University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team.