2016-17 Volleyball News

  • Eastern Connecticut State Wins Little East Presidents’ Cup for 2016-17
    June 23, 2017
    PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Eastern Connecticut State University has won its third consecutive Little East Conference Presidents’ Cup for its overall academic performance during the 2016-17 season. The Warriors registered a cumulative grade point average of 3.12 for both the fall 2016 and spring 2017 academic calendar.
  • Eastern Connecticut State Wins LEC Commissioner’s Cup
    June 14, 2017
    PAWTUCKET, R.I. – For the first time in the 17-year history of the Little East Conference Commissioner’s Cup, the Eastern Connecticut State Warriors claimed the league’s top honor for overall institutional performance on the competitive playing field. The Warriors accumulated a point average of 5.735 in the 2016-17 season.
  • LEC Qualifies 14 Women Student-Athletes for Outdoor Championships
    May 23, 2017
    PAWTUCKET, R.I. — The NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Committee announced the participants in the 2017 NCAA Division III Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The Little East Conference has 14 student-athletes qualified for to participate in 10 championship events this week.
  • Little East Conference Launches Official Roku Streaming Channel
    March 02, 2017
    PAWTUCKET, R.I. – The Little East Conference through partnership with their official web-streaming broadcast partner, Stretch Internet, has announced the release of the official Little East Conference Roku channel. The free subscription to the Little East Conference Roku channel allows fans access to all LEC games live or on-demand and can be found by searching for “Little East Conference” on the Roku Channel Store.
  • LEC Announces 2016 Fall All-Academic Teams
    January 11, 2017
    To be named a sport All-Academic, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher through the spring semester of the current year and must be at least in sophomore standing academically and athletically, following the current academic season. The student-athlete must also be a full-time member of a varsity sport and be enrolled in its institution for a full academic year.
  • Samantha Amaral Announced as Volleyball Head Coach
    December 16, 2016
    DARTMOUTH, Mass. – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Director of Athletics Amanda Van Voorhis announced the hiring of Samantha Amaral as the head coach of the Corsair women’s volleyball program this afternoon.
  • Houlihan Named Head Volleyball Coach at UMass Boston
    December 12, 2016
    BOSTON, Mass. – After helping to build the UMass Boston volleyball program into one of the top teams in the country, Vice Chancellor of Athletics and Recreation, Special Projects and Programs Charlie Titus has announced the appointment of Michael Houlihan as UMass Boston's new head coach, effective immediately.
  • Karissa Smith Named to 2016 Co-SIDA Academic All-America Third Team
    December 08, 2016
    AUSTIN, Texas – Senior Sarah Szybist of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) headlines the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division III Volleyball Team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • 2016 Marks the Final Season for Hall-of-Fame Volleyball Head Coach Terry Condon
    November 18, 2016
    BOSTON, Mass. – After one of the most distinguished coaching careers in the sport of volleyball, University of Massachusetts Boston head coach and AVCA Hall of Famer Terry Condon has announced that 2016 will be her final season as a head coach.
  • Trio Named AVCA All-Americans
    November 16, 2016
    LEXINGTON, Kentucky – For the first time in program history three players have been named American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Americans in Julia Murphy (Canton, Mass.), Elizabeth Glavan (Edina, Minn.) and Eileen Shi (San Francisco, Calif.).
  • Beacons Falls To Tufts In NCAA Regional Tournament Semi-Final
    November 14, 2016
    MEDFORD, Mass. – After jumping out to a commanding 1-0 lead, the host Jumbos of Tufts University came storming back to defeat the Beacons by the final of 3-1 Saturday afternoon in Cousens Gymnasium in the semi-final round of the NCAA Tournament.
  • #LEC30 Top Moment | UMass Boston Hosts Three LEC Championships
    November 11, 2016
    For the first time ever in UMass Boston history the institution hosted three Little East Conference championship tournaments hosting the title game of men’s soccer and women’s soccer and the “Final Four” of volleyball on November 8 & 9, 2014.
  • Former Warriors Coach Floretta Crabtree Named LEC Influencer
    November 11, 2016
    Floretta Crabtree, a member of the physical education/coaching staff at Eastern Connecticut State for 26 years, was one of the coaches in 1975 that instituted, developed and maintained the Warriors volleyball program for the next 22 years.
  • American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III All-Region Team Announced
    November 10, 2016
    LEXINGTON, Kentucky – A program record four players earned American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Northeast Region honors Thursday afternoon, as announced by the AVCA.
  • Little East Conference Programs NCAA Bound!
    November 08, 2016
    The NCAA Division III Regional Tournaments are set for Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Volleyball and Field Hockey.
  • Julia Murphy & Elizabeth Glavan Become LEC’s First Four-Time Winners
    November 08, 2016
    UMass Boston’s seniors Julia Murphy (Canton, Mass.) and Elizabeth Glavan (Edina Minn.) have made Little East Conference history with the recent announcement of the 2016 Little East Conference Major Awards and All-Conference teams.
  • Volleyball Blanks Plymouth State For Second Straight LEC Title
    November 05, 2016
    BOSTON, Mass. – Led by Tournament MVP Eileen Shi (San Francisco, Calif.) the top-seeded Beacons shutout the second-seeded Panthers of Plymouth State University, 3-0 to win their seventh Little East Conference Tournament crown Saturday afternoon in the Clark Athletic Center Gymnasium.
  • VB | #1 UMass Boston Downs #4 Eastern Connecticut State In Thrilling Semi-Final Match
    November 03, 2016
    Led by Eileen Shi (San Francisco, Calif.) the top-seeded Beacons earned a hard fought 3-1 win over the fourth-seeded Warriors of Eastern Connecticut State University to advance to the championship match of the 2016 Little East Conference Tournament Thursday evening in the Clark Athletic Center Gymnasium.
  • PSU Women’s Volleyball sweeps Western Conn. in Little East semifinal
    November 03, 2016
    Junior Claire Sporer (Medford, Ore.) posted a double-double with a match-high 13 kills and 12 digs Thursday evening as second-seeded Plymouth State University defeated third-seeded Western Connecticut State University, 3-0, in a Little East Conference Women’s Volleyball Tournament semifinal match at Foley Gymnasium.
  • Third-Seeded Western Women’s Volleyball Advances to LEC Semifinals With 3-1 Win Over No. 6 Southern Maine
    November 02, 2016
    Senior outside hitter Karissa Smith (Bristol, CT) notched a team-high 15 kills, while classmate Cady Cordes (Fallon, NV) and sophomore Kamari King (East Hartford, CT) each chipped in with 13 to lead the third-seeded Western Connecticut State University women’s volleyball to a 3-1 (25-18, 17-25, 25-18, 25-22) win over visiting No. 6 seed Southern Maine in an LEC Postseason Tournament Quarterfinal match-up on Tuesday at Feldman Arena.
  • Warriors Storm Past Keene With Home Sweep, Advance in LECs
    November 02, 2016
    The lowest-ranked team in the Little East Conference in digs per set, fourth-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University averaged ten more than its season average in sweeping fifth-seeded Keene State College in the first round of the 2016 conference tournament Tuesday night at Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium. Set scores were 25-22, 25-17, 28-26.
  • LEC Weekly Volleyball Awards Announced
    October 31, 2016
    Rhode Island College's Courtney Lambrese, Eastern Connecticut State's Michelle Valliere and UMass Boston's Melanie Fyda earns LEC Weekly Volleyball Honors.
  • LEC Announces Weekly Volleyball Honors
    October 24, 2016
    UMass Boston's Julia Murphy and Elizabeth Glaven and UMass Dartmouth's Anita Sengara earns weekly volleyball awards for week 8.
  • LEC Spotlights Volleyball in Game of the Season
    October 21, 2016
    The Little East Conference concludes its Game of the Season coverage for the fall season this Tuesday, October 25 with a volleyball contest featuring the defending champion UMass Boston Beacons hosting the Southern Maine Huskies at 6:00 p.m. in the Clark Athletic Center Gymnasium. The LEC match will be web-streamed online in HD exclusively at LittleEast.TV.
  • #LEC30 Influencer | Richard Myers, Western Connecticut State
    October 21, 2016
    Richard Myers began his head coaching career at Western Connecticut State in 1988 and for the next 17 years, Myers and his Colonials program was one of the best in Little East Conference history.
  • LEC Volleyball Weekly Awards Announced
    October 17, 2016
    Western Connecticut's Karissa Smith, Alyssa Dam and UMass Boston's Elizabeth Glaven take home weekly honors.
  • #LEC30 Top Moment: Western Connecticut Volleyball Wins 5 Straight Titles
    October 14, 2016
    The Western Connecticut State women’s volleyball program had one of the best championship runs in the history of the Little East, becoming the first program to win five straight Little East Conference volleyball championships between 1999- 2003.
  • LEC Announces Weekly Volleyball Honors
    October 10, 2016
    Keene State's Bunker, Cunningham and Beacons' Doyle named for LEC weekly honors.
  • #LEC30 Moment: Beacons Volleyball Wins First Ever NCAA Regional Title (2010)
    October 07, 2016
    Terry Condon and the Beacons exceeded the high expectations and beyond, posting a 30-5 (7-0 LEC) record and earned a trip to the NCAA Regional Tournament.
  • Little East Conference Volleyball Weekly Awards
    October 03, 2016
    UMass Boston's Glaven and Murphy earns weekly awards, joining Rhode Island College's Jutras.
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