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  • NEW ENGLAND: Beacons Capture NCAA Regional
    November 17, 2013
    NEW ENGLAND: Beacons Capture NCAA Regional WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – For the second straight year UMass Boston volleyball (24-15) has overcome challenge after challenge to once again hoist the maple and bronze as the Beacons hoisted the 2013 NCAA Division III New England Regional title following a 3-1 win over the host Ephs of Williams College Sunday afternoon at Chandler Gymnasium.
  • NEW ENGLAND: UMass Boston Advances Past Roger Williams
    November 16, 2013
    NEW ENGLAND: UMass Boston Advances Past Roger Williams WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The improbable season continues as volleyball (23-15) overcame a less than stellar performance to defeat the Hawks of Roger Williams University (31-4) to earn a spot in the NCAA Division III Regional Tournament championship match Saturday afternoon at Chandler Gymnasium on the campus of Williams College.
  • NEW ENGLAND: Beacons Sweep Blue In Quarterfinals
    November 15, 2013
    NEW ENGLAND: Beacons Sweep Blue In Quarterfinals WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Led by Corrine Porter's (Huntington Beach, Calif.) nine kills and 17 digs, volleyball powered past the Blue of Wellesley College to earn a 3-0 win Friday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Division III Regional Tournament hosted by Williams College.
  • Elizabeth Glavan Named AVCA All-Region Honoree
    November 15, 2013
    Elizabeth Glavan Named AVCA All-Region Honoree LEXINGTON, Ky. – After being named the program's first Little East Conference Defensive Player of the Year earlier this week, freshman libero Elizabeth Glavan (Edina, Minn.) was named an American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Region Honorable Mention.
  • Little East Announces 2013 Volleyball Awards Program
    November 12, 2013
    Little East Announces 2013 Volleyball Awards Program NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Boston captured two of the four major awards, when the conference office released its 2013 All-Little East volleyball teams. Beacon freshman Julia Murphy (Canton, Mass.) was named the Co-Offensive Player of the Year with Keene State sophomore Angela Silveri (Poughquag, N.Y.), while classmate Elizabeth Glavan (Edina, Minn.) was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year. Eastern Connecticut State University freshman Adrianna Mihalek (Woodbury, Conn.) was chosen as the Rookie of the Year, while University of Southern Maine’s Tom Gardner was tabbed as the Coach of the Year.
  • 2013 Little East Volleyball Report #10
    November 11, 2013
    2013 Little East Volleyball Report #10 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston freshman Patsy Boland (Chicago, Ill.) was tabbed as the Most Outstanding Player of the 2013 Little East Volleyball Championship for this performance on the court this past weekend.
  • Beacons Claim 5th Straight Little East Volleyball Title
    November 10, 2013
    Beacons Claim 5th Straight Little East Volleyball Title BOSTON - With another match changing performance from the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player Patsy Boland (Chicago, Ill.) volleyball won their fifth straight Little East Conference tournament title as they defeated the second-seeded Owls of Keene State College by the final score of 3-1 Sunday afternoon at the Clark Athletic Center Gymnasium.
  • UMass Boston Advances To Little East Volleyball Championship
    November 09, 2013
    UMass Boston Advances To Little East Volleyball Championship BOSTON - Led by a dominating performance from freshman hitter Patsy Boland (Chicago, Ill.) volleyball (20-15) cruised to their sixth straight Little East Conference tournament championship appearance after handing the Colonials of Western Connecticut State University (25-9) a 3-0 loss Saturday afternoon at the Clark Athletic Center in the first of two semi-final matches played at UMass Boston.
  • Keene State Edges Plymouth State To Advance To Little East Finals
    November 09, 2013
    Keene State Edges Plymouth State To Advance To Little East Finals BOSTON - What looked like a potential shutout quickly turned into a battle of attrition as the second seeded Owls of Keene State College (20-12) managed to rally after losing a 2-0 lead to beat out the third seeded Panthers of Plymouth State University (17-16) by the score of 3-2 Saturday afternoon at the UMass Boston Clark Athletic Center Gymnasium in the second Little East Conference Tournament semifinal match.
  • Panthers Edge Huskies To Reach Little East Semifinals
    November 06, 2013
    Panthers Edge Huskies To Reach Little East Semifinals PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Plymouth State University had four players post double-digit kills Tuesday evening as the third-seeded Panthers held off sixth-seeded University of Southern Maine, 3-2, in a Little East Conference Women's Volleyball Tournament quarterfinal match at PSU's Foley Gymnasium.
  • Western Connecticut Sweeps Eastern Connecticut To Advance To Semifinals
    November 05, 2013
    Western Connecticut Sweeps Eastern Connecticut To Advance To Semifinals DANBURY, Conn. - The Western Connecticut State University volleyball team came from behind to win both the second and third sets as it advanced to the semi-finals of the Little East Conference Volleyball Tournament with a 3-0 victory over in-state rival Eastern Connecticut State University Tuesday night at Feldman Arena.
  • 2013 Little East Volleyball Report #9
    November 04, 2013
    2013 Little East Volleyball Report #9 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston Julia Murphy (Canton, Mass.) was selected as the Little East Volleyball Rookie of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2013 Little East Volleyball Report #8
    October 29, 2013
    2013 Little East Volleyball Report #8 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. --Keene State College Sammy Dormio (Leesburg, Va.) was named the Little East Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • Beacons Capture No. 1 Seed In Volleyball Championship
    October 29, 2013
    Beacons Capture No. 1 Seed In Volleyball Championship BOSTON -- On a day in which volleyball honored their four senior members the Beacons perhaps gave their teammates the biggest gift of all as they claimed their fifth straight and third outright Little East Conference Regular Season crown following a 3-0 win over Plymouth State University Tuesday evening in the Clark Athletic Center Gymnasium.
  • 2013 Little East Volleyball Report #7
    October 21, 2013
    2013 Little East Volleyball Report #7 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston freshman Elizabeth Glavan (Edina, Minn.) was chosen as the Little East Defensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2013 Little East Volleyball Report #6
    October 14, 2013
    2013 Little East Volleyball Report #6 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston senior Megan Pollock (Wilton, Calif.) was named the Little East Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2013 Little East Volleyball Report #5
    October 07, 2013
    2013 Little East Volleyball Report #5 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Southern Maine freshman Kristina Rubico (Chelmsford, Mass.) was tabbed as the Little East Volleyball Rookie of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2013 Little East Volleyball Report #4
    September 30, 2013
    2013 Little East Volleyball Report #4 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston freshman Julia Murphy (Canton, Mass.) was tabbed as the Little East Volleyball Rookie of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2013 Little East Volleyball Report #3
    September 23, 2013
    2013 Little East Volleyball Report #3 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Keene State College sophomore Madeline Nossif (Portsmouth, N.H.) was selected as the Little East Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • Thompson Inks Professional Contract With VC Tirol
    September 17, 2013
    Thompson Inks Professional Contract With VC Tirol BOSTON – Add another first to the already impressive resume for three-time AVCA All-American and recent volleyball graduate Shannon Thompson '13. The Moorpark, California native recently became the first player in program history to sign a professional contract and is now a member of the VC Tirol out of Innsbruck, Austria.
  • 2013 Little East Volleyball Report #2
    September 16, 2013
    2013 Little East Volleyball Report #2 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Plymouth State University senior Kaitlyn Tedeschi (Pascoag, R.I.) was named the Little East Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2013 Little East Volleyball Report #1
    September 09, 2013
    2013 Little East Volleyball Report #1 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Eastern Connecticut State University senior Erynn Miller (Stratford, Conn.) was selected as the Little East Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week by the conference office this afternoon.
  • UMass Boston Near Unanimous Pick In 2013 Volleyball Preseason Poll
    August 29, 2013
    UMass Boston Near Unanimous Pick In 2013 Volleyball Preseason Poll NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Little East volleyball coaches have voted the University of Massachusetts Boston as the preseason frontrunner to capture the 2013 conference championship. The four-time defending champion Beacons are coming off a 20-12 season that included the program’s second NCAA Division III New England Regional Championship in the past three years.
  • Houlihan Promoted to UMass Boston Co-Head Volleyball Coach
    August 19, 2013
    Houlihan Promoted to UMass Boston Co-Head Volleyball Coach BOSTON – After just one season serving as the associate head volleyball coach, Mike Houlihan has once again been promoted this time taking over the role as Co-Head Coach alongside two-time AVCA New England Region Coach of the Year Terry Condon, who enters her ninth season with the Beacons.
  • Johnson Named Rhode Island College Interim Volleyball Coach
    August 12, 2013
    Johnson Named Rhode Island College Interim Volleyball Coach PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Kristen Johnson has been named the interim Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at Rhode Island College. She takes over for former Head Coach Elysce Tackmann, who stepped down earlier this summer, after serving two years as an assistant coach.

2012 Little East Volleyball News

  • Stoodley Earns AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
    November 13, 2012
    Stoodley Earns AVCA All-America Honorable Mention PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The star hitter on the Plymouth State University women's volleyball team received more post-season recognition Tuesday when the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced the 2012 Division III All-America teams.
  • NCAA REGIONAL CHAMPS!  UMass Boston Advances in NCAA Volleyball Championship
    November 11, 2012
    NCAA REGIONAL CHAMPS! UMass Boston Advances in NCAA Volleyball Championship NEW LONDON, Conn. – For the second time in three seasons, UMass Boston volleyball (20-11) is the top team in New England, as they fought tooth-and-nail to defeat Bowdoin College by the final of 3-2 Sunday afternoon to earn a sport in this year's NCAA Division III National tournament in Holland, Michigan.
  • Beacons Advance To NCAA Regional Championship With 5-Set Win
    November 10, 2012
    Beacons Advance To NCAA Regional Championship With 5-Set Win NEW LONDON, Conn. – For the second straight year the Beacons had to put together a complete team performance to earn a spot in the NCAA Regional tournament, which they did in the form of a 3-2 win over the host Camels of Connecticut College Saturday evening in front of a loud and energetic crowd.
  • UMass Boston Advances To NCAA Sectional Semifinals
    November 09, 2012
    UMass Boston Advances To NCAA Sectional Semifinals NEW LONDON, Conn. – Led by Shannon Thompson’s (Moorpark, Calif.) match-high 18 kills and .533 hitting percentage volleyball dominated their first match of the 2012 NCAA Division III Regional tournament as they defeated the Engineers of MIT by the final of 3-1 Friday evening at Luce Field House on the campus of Connecticut College.
  • 2012 Little East Fall All-Academic Teams Announced
    November 08, 2012
    2012 Little East Fall All-Academic Teams Announced NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference office announced its 2012 Fall All-Academic Teams this afternoon. The conference honored a total of 200 student-athletes in its seven fall championship sponsored sports: men's and cross country, field hockey, men's and women's soccer, women's tennis and volleyball.
  • 2012 All-Little East Volleyball Teams Announced
    November 06, 2012
    2012 All-Little East Volleyball Teams Announced NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Boston and Western Connecticut State University each earned two major awards when the conference office announced the 2012 All-Little East volleyball teams this afternoon.
  • 2012 Little East Volleyball Report #10
    November 05, 2012
    2012 Little East Volleyball Report #10 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston senior Shannon Thompson (Moorpark, Calif.) was tabbed as the Most Outstanding Player of the 2012 Little East Volleyball Championship this past weekend.
  • UMass Boston Captures 2012 Little East Volleyball Championship
    November 04, 2012
    UMass Boston Captures 2012 Little East Volleyball Championship QUINCY, Mass. - Led by the Little East Conference Tournament Most Outstanding Player Shannon Thompson (Moorpark, Calif.) UMass Boston cemented its spot at the top of the mountain as they defeated Keene State College by the final of 3-1 (25-16, 25-9, 22-25, 25-16) to earn their fourth-straight conference title Sunday afternoon at Quincy High School.
  • Rhode Island College Upsets Eastern Connecticut In Volleyball Tournament
    October 31, 2012
    Rhode Island College Upsets Eastern Connecticut In Volleyball Tournament WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – The fifth-seeded Rhode Island College women’s volleyball team succeeded in closing out the all-important second set on its seventh attempt and went on to eliminate fourth-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University, 25-22, 32-30, 25-21 to advance through the opening round of the 2012 Little East Conference playoffs Wednesday evening at Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium.
  • Keene State Sweeps Plymouth State In 1st Round Of Volleyball Tournament
    October 31, 2012
    Keene State Sweeps Plymouth State In 1st Round Of Volleyball Tournament KEENE, N.H. – The Keene State women’s volleyball team defeated rival Plymouth State University 3-0 in a quarterfinal match of the Little East Conference tournament at Spaulding Gym on Wednesday night.
  • 2012 Little East Volleyball Report #9
    October 30, 2012
    2012 Little East Volleyball Report #9 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Rhode Island College senior Breanna Boyer (West Greenwich, R.I.) was named the Little East Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012 Little East Volleyball Championship Pairings
    October 29, 2012
    2012 Little East Volleyball Championship Pairings NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. –The University of Massachusetts Boston captured the top-seed in the Little East Volleyball Championship for the third time in the past four years when the conference office announced the pairings for the six-team tournament field.
  • 2012 Little East Volleyball Report #8
    October 22, 2012
    2012 Little East Volleyball Report #8 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Dartmouth freshman Stephanie Antoine (New Bedford, Mass.) was chosen as the Little East Volleyball Rookie of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012 Little East Volleyball Report #7
    October 15, 2012
    2012 Little East Volleyball Report #7 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Eastern Connecticut State University senior Katie Wilson (Pittsburg, Calif.) was tabbed as the Little East Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012 Little East Volleyball Report #6
    October 08, 2012
    2012 Little East Volleyball Report #6 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Eastern Connecticut State University senior Katie Wilson (Pittsburg, Calif.) was named the Little East Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012 Little East Volleyball Report #5
    October 01, 2012
    2012 Little East Volleyball Report #5 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Rhode Island College senior Breanna Boyer (West Greenwich, R.I.) was selected as the Little East Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • Casey Stoodley Earns 1,000th Career Kill In Panther Victory
    September 25, 2012
    Casey Stoodley Earns 1,000th Career Kill In Panther Victory NEW LONDON, N.H. – Senior Casey Stoodley (Salem, N.H.) eclipsed the 1,000 career kills mark with a match-high 17 winners Tuesday evening in a Plymouth State University women's volleyball team's 3-2 win over Colby-Sawyer College at Coffin Field House.
  • 2012 Little East Volleyball Report #4
    September 24, 2012
    2012 Little East Volleyball Report #4 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston senior Kayla Wilson (San Jose, Calif.) was tabbed as the Little East Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012 Little East Volleyball Report #3
    September 17, 2012
    2012 Little East Volleyball Report #3 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston senior Shannon Thompson (Moorpark, Calif.) was tabbed the Little East Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012 Little East Volleyball Report #2
    September 10, 2012
    2012 Little East Volleyball Report #2 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachsetts Boston junior Corrine Porter (Huntington Beach, Calif.) was selected as the Little East Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012 Little East Volleyball Report #1
    September 03, 2012
    2012 Little East Volleyball Report #1 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston senior middle blocker Shannon Thompson (Moorpark, Calif.). was selected as the Little East Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon.
  • UMass Boston Unanimous Selection As Volleyball Preseason Favorite
    August 21, 2012
    UMass Boston Unanimous Selection As Volleyball Preseason Favorite NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. –The University of Massachusetts Boston has been selected as the unanimous choice to capture the 2012 Little East volleyball regular-season championship, according to a vote by the conference’s eight coaches. The Beacons earned each of the eight first place votes for a total of 64 points to enter the campaign as the consensus favorite for the second-straight season.


2011 Little East Volleyball News

  • #19 UMass Boston Edges Bowdoin In 5-Set Thriller
    November 12, 2011
    #19 UMass Boston Edges Bowdoin In 5-Set Thriller SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - No one ever said the road to the championship was going to be easy, especially when you face a team with everything to prove and nothing to lose. In the semifinal round of the regional tournament the 19th-ranked Beacons (28-4) were pushed to their limits as they pulled out a five-set (23-25, 25-15, 17-25, 25-18, 15-7) win over 24th ranked Bowdoin College (27-3) Saturday afternoon in the James Naismith Arena on the campus of Springfield College.
  • #19 UMass Boston Advances To NCAA East Semifinals
    November 11, 2011
    #19 UMass Boston Advances To NCAA East Semifinals SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Fueled by freshman Kirsten Morrison (North Reading, Mass.) and senior Molly Rattigan (Dorchester, Mass.), volleyball (27-4) advanced to the semifinal round of the 2011 NCAA Division III East Regional tournament with a hard-fought 3-0 win of NYU-Polytechnic (23-15) Friday afternoon at Springfield College's James Naismith Court.
  • 4 Little East Players Earn AVCA All-New England Honors
    November 10, 2011
    4 Little East Players Earn AVCA All-New England Honors NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Four Little East Conference student-athletes represented their institution on the 2011 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-New England Teams.
  • 2011 All-Little East Volleyball Teams Released
    November 09, 2011
    2011 All-Little East Volleyball Teams Released NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Boston earned two of the five volleyball major awards this afternoon when the 2011 All-Little East teams were announced. Junior Shannon Thompson (Moorpark, Calif.) was named the Offensive Player of the Year for the second-straight season, while freshman middle hitter Kirsten Morrison (North Reading, Mass.) was selected as the Rookie of the Year.
  • Poole Resigns From Western Connecticut Volleyball Post
    November 08, 2011
    Poole Resigns From Western Connecticut Volleyball Post DANBURY, Conn. — After six very successful seasons at the helm of the Western Connecticut State University women's volleyball program, Greg Poole will resign from his head coaching position, on November 25, to become the Associate Director of Alumni Relations at his alma meter Springfield College.
  • 2011 Little East Volleyball Report #9
    November 07, 2011
    2011 Little East Volleyball Report #9 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston junior Shannon Thompson (Moorpark, Calif.) was selected as the 2011 Little East Volleyball Championship Most Outstanding Player for her performance on the court this past weekend.
  • UMass Boston Draws NYU-Polytechnic In NCAA Tournament
    November 07, 2011
    UMass Boston Draws NYU-Polytechnic In NCAA Tournament BOSTON – Less than 24 hours after winning their third straight Little East Conference crown, the 20th ranked Beacons of UMass Boston (26-4) found out who they will be facing in the 2011 NCAA Division III East Regional tournament.
  • UMass Boston Captures 3rd Straight Little East Volleyball Title
    November 06, 2011
    UMass Boston Captures 3rd Straight Little East Volleyball Title PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Junior Shannon Thompson (Moorpark, Calif.) smashed a match-high 15 kills and made 11 digs Sunday afternoon to lead second-seeded University of Massachusetts Boston to a three-game sweep (25-23, 25-21, 25-17) of top-seeded Plymouth State University in the championship match of the Little East Conference Volleyball Tournament at PSU’s Foley Gymnasium.
  • 2011 Little East Volleyball Report #8
    October 31, 2011
    2011 Little East Volleyball Report #8 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Western Connecticut State University earned two of the three weekly volleyball awards this afternoon.
  • 2011 Little East Volleyball Championship Pairings
    October 30, 2011
    2011 Little East Volleyball Championship Pairings NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – For the first time in program history, Plymouth State University earned the top seed and the right to host the semifinal and championship rounds of the 2011 Little East Volleyball Championship. The Panthers and University of Massachusetts Boston shared the regular-season championship, but Plymouth State received the No. 1 seed based on its victory over the Beacons. Plymouth State and UMass Boston earned a first round bye into the semifinals.
  • 2011 Little East Volleyball Report #7
    October 24, 2011
    2011 Little East Volleyball Report #7 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference office announced its latest installment of the volleyball weekly award winners.
  • Thompson Earns AVCA Division III Player of the Week Honors
    October 18, 2011
    Thompson Earns AVCA Division III Player of the Week Honors BOSTON, Mass. – The weekly awards continue to roll-in for junior middle hitter Shannon Thompson (Moorpark, Calif.) as she was named Sports Imports/AVCA National Division III and ECAC New England Region Player of the Week respectively.
  • 2011 Little East Volleyball Report #6
    October 17, 2011
    2011 Little East Volleyball Report #6 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference announced its latest edition of the volleyball weekly award winners this afternoon.
  • 2011 Little East Volleyball Report #5
    October 10, 2011
    2011 Little East Volleyball Report #5 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference honored three student-athletes in the sport of volleyball this afternoon as part of the weekly awards program.
  • 2011 Little East Volleyball Report #4
    October 03, 2011
    2011 Little East Volleyball Report #4 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference honored three student-athletes in the sport of volleyball this afternoon as part of the weekly award's program.
  • #18 UMass Boston Defeats #19 Cortland St. At  Stevens
    October 01, 2011
    #18 UMass Boston Defeats #19 Cortland St. At Stevens HOBOKEN, N.J. – Led by all-tournament honorees Molly Rattigan (Dorchester, Mass.) and Shannon Thompson (Moorpark, Calif.), the 18th-ranked Beacons (13-2) closed out the Stevens Institute of Technology Ducks Invitational with a perfect 4-0 record, as they defeated 19th ranked SUNY Cortland (20-1) 3-1, and New York University Polytechnic (13-10) 3-0 Saturday afternoon at Canavan Arena.
  • 2011 Little East Volleyball Report #3
    September 26, 2011
    2011 Little East Volleyball Report #3 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Plymouth State University earned two of the three weekly awards this afternoon, when the Little East Conference announced the latest edition of volleyball winners.
  • 2011 Little East Volleyball Report #2
    September 19, 2011
    2011 Little East Volleyball Report #2 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference announced its latest edition of volleyball weekly award winners this afternoon.
  • 2011 Little East Volleyball Report #1
    September 12, 2011
    2011 Little East Volleyball Report #1 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Western Connecticut State University earned two of the three volleyball weekly awards this afternoon when the Little East Conference office announced the first report of the season.
  • Tom Gardner Takes Over Southern Maine Volleyball Program
    August 23, 2011
    Tom Gardner Takes Over Southern Maine Volleyball Program GORHAM, Maine – Four-time Desert Sky Region Champion coach Tom Gardner (Cave Creek, Ariz.) has joined the ranks of the coaching staff at the University of Southern Maine and will lead the Huskies' women's volleyball team for the Fall 2011 season. Gardner's hiring was announced this week by USM Director of Athletics Al Bean.
  • UMass Boston Ranked No. 19 In AVCA Preseason Poll
    August 17, 2011
    UMass Boston Ranked No. 19 In AVCA Preseason Poll LEXINGTON, Ky. – With their 2011 campaign set to begin in a few short weeks, the University of Massachusetts Boston volleyball squad will start off their new season ranked 19th in Division III women’s volleyball as announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) on the 2011 Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
  • UMass Boston Unanimous Choice As Little East Volleyball Favorite
    August 16, 2011
    UMass Boston Unanimous Choice As Little East Volleyball Favorite NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Boston has unanimously been selected as the favorite to capture the Little East Conference volleyball championship after each of the eight conference head coaches’ voted in the 2011 preseason survey. The Beacons are the first program in the 12-year history of the volleyball preseason coaches’ poll to earn each of the eight first place votes.
  • Kilmer Named Plymouth State Volleyball Coach
    July 20, 2011
    Kilmer Named Plymouth State Volleyball Coach PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Plymouth State University Athletics department filled out its staff for 2011-12 with the naming of a new head women’s volleyball coach. The announcement was made Wednesday afternoon on the PSU Athletics Facebook page and its website athletics.plymouth.edu.


2010 Little East Volleyball News

  • Weiner Elevated To Full Time Keene State Volleyball Coach
    April 01, 2011
    Weiner Elevated To Full Time Keene State Volleyball Coach KEENE, N.H. – Keene State College Athletic Director John Ratliff has announced that Owl women’s volleyball coach Bob Weiner has been elevated to full-time status.
  • Thompson Earns AVCA All-America Honors
    November 23, 2010
    Thompson Earns AVCA All-America Honors LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Massachusetts Boston volleyball player Shannon Thompson has been named a first-team All-America by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), it was announced last week by the AVCA. Thompson was honored and recognized at the NCAA Division III Volleyball Championship banquet in St. Louis, Mo. during last week’s D-III Championship tournament celebrations.
  • Thompson, Thornton Earn AVCA All-Region Honors
    November 18, 2010
    Thompson, Thornton Earn AVCA All-Region Honors LEXINGTON, Ky.--University of Massachusetts Boston sophomore Shannon Thompson (Moorpark, Calif.) and Western Connecticut State Univerisity sophomore Paxton Thornton (Sharon, Conn.) represented the Little East Conference on the 2010 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III All-New England Team.
  • Keene State Captures ECAC Volleyball Championship
    November 14, 2010
    Keene State Captures ECAC Volleyball Championship BEVERLY, Mass. 11/13/10 – For the first time in program history, the Keene State College volleyball team won the ECAC Northeast Championship by defeating in-state rival Plymouth State 3-1 in the semifinals(25-19, 20-25, 25-21, 25-19) and topping host Endicott College 3-1 (25-23, 7-25, 25-20, 26-24) on Saturday night in Beverly, Mass.
  • UMass Boston Advances To National Championship Round
    November 14, 2010
    UMass Boston Advances To National Championship Round SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Sophomore middle hitter Shannon Thompson (Moorpark, Calif.) recorded a monster double-double with match-highs in both kills (25) and digs (18) to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston volleyball team over Springfield College, 3-2 (25-16, 18-25, 25-21, 25-27, 15-11), Sunday afternoon in the Sweet 16 round of the 2010 NCAA Division III women's volleyball tournament to capture the New England Regional Championship at Blake Arena on the campus of Springfield College.
  • UMass Boston Advances To Sweet 16 In NCAA Tournament
    November 13, 2010
    UMass Boston Advances To Sweet 16 In NCAA Tournament SPRINGFIELD, MA – Sophomore middle hitter Shannon Thompson (Moorpark, CA) registered a match-high 22 kills to go along with 16 digs and eight total blocks to lift the University of Massachusetts Boston volleyball team past Middlebury College, 3-1 (20-25, 25-19, 25-19, 29-27), Saturday afternoon in the second round of the 2010 NCAA Division III women’s volleyball tournament at Blake Arena on the campus of Springfield College.
  • UMass Boston Earns NCAA Tournament Victory
    November 12, 2010
    UMass Boston Earns NCAA Tournament Victory SPRINGFIELD, MA – Sophomore middle hitter Shannon Thompson (Moorpark, CA) recorded a double-double on 12 digs and 11 kills to power the University of Massachusetts Boston volleyball team past Maine Maritime Academy, 3-0 (25-13, 25-11, 25-14), Friday afternoon in opening round play of the 2010 NCAA Division III women’s volleyball tournament at Blake Arena on the campus of Springfield College.
  • UMass Boston No. 2 Seed In NCAA New England Regional
    November 11, 2010
    UMass Boston No. 2 Seed In NCAA New England Regional INDIANAPOLIS, Ind - The University of Massachusetts Boston women's volleyball team will play Maine Maritime Academy on Friday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. in the first round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament it was announced Monday morning during the NCAA Division III Women's Volleyball selection show.
  • 2010 All-Little East Volleyball Teams Announced
    November 09, 2010
    2010 All-Little East Volleyball Teams Announced NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The University of Massachusetts Boston earned three of the four major awards this afternoon, when the 2010 All-Little East Volleyball Teams were announced by the conference office.
  • 2010 Little East Volleyball Report #10
    November 08, 2010
    2010 Little East Volleyball Report #10 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston sophomore middle hitter Shannon Thompson (Moorpark, Calif.) was named the most outstanding player of the 2010 Little East Volleyball Championship.
  • UMass Boston Captures 2010 Little East Volleyball Championship
    November 06, 2010
    UMass Boston Captures 2010 Little East Volleyball Championship BOSTON – For the first time in 2010, four different players recorded 10 or more kills to propel the University of Massachusetts Boston volleyball team past Keene State College 3-1 to capture the 2010 Little East Conference Championship Saturday afternoon at the Clark Athletic Center on the campus of UMass Boston.
  • 2010 Little East Volleyball Report #9
    November 01, 2010
    2010 Little East Volleyball Report #9 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference office honored three student-athletes in the sport of volleyball this afternoon.
  • UMass Boston Captures No. 1 Seed In Volleyball Championship
    October 28, 2010
    UMass Boston Captures No. 1 Seed In Volleyball Championship KEENE, N.H. - The University of Massachusetts Boston volleyball defeated Keene State College, 3-0, this evening in front of a large senior night crowd at Spaulding Gym to secure the top seed in the upcoming Little East Conference Championship. With the win, the Beacons capture the conference regular-season championship for the second year in a row.
  • 2010 Little East Volleyball Report #8
    October 26, 2010
    2010 Little East Volleyball Report #8 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - The Little East Conference office honored three student-athletes in the sport of volleyball this afternoon.
  • 2010 Little East Volleyball Report #7
    October 18, 2010
    2010 Little East Volleyball Report #7 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - The Little East Conference honored four student-athletes in the sport of volleyball this afternoon.
  • UMass Boston Debuts In National Poll
    October 12, 2010
    UMass Boston Debuts In National Poll LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Massachusetts Boston women's volleyball team received 53 votes in the Division III American Volleyball Coaches Association National Poll this week and is currently ranked No. 25 in the country. The total is the highest number of votes that the program has ever received in a national poll and the first time in school history that the team has been nationally ranked.
  • 2010 Little East Volleyball Report #5
    October 04, 2010
    2010 Little East Volleyball Report #5 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - The Little East Conference honored three student-athletes in the sport of volleyball this afternoon.
  • 2010 Little East Volleyball Report #4
    September 27, 2010
    2010 Little East Volleyball Report #4 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - The Little East Conference honored three student-athletes in the sport of volleyball this afternoon.
  • Condon Earns Historic 100th Victory
    September 08, 2010
    Condon Earns Historic 100th Victory BOSTON - Sophomore middle hitter Shannon Thompson (Moorpark, Calif.) spiked for 16 kills to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston women's volleyball team over visiting Emerson College, 25-18, 25-18, 18-25, 25-11, tonight at the Clark Athletic Center on the campus of UMass Boston. The victory marks the 100th for Head Coach Terry Condon at UMass Boston for a record of 100-55 (.645). She is the all-time victory leader for the Beacons and owns a career record of 292-168 (.635), including stints at Texas A&M University and California State University Bakersfield. UMass Boston wins its fifth straight match to open the season with a 5-0 mark for its best start in school history. The Beacons received 29 votes in the most recent Division III American Volleyball Coaches Association national poll. The Lions suffer their first loss of the season and fall to 3-1.
  • 2010 Little East Volleyball Report #1
    September 07, 2010
    2010 Little East Volleyball Report #1 NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - The Little East Conference honored four student-athletes in the sport of volleyball this afternoon.
  • UMass Boston Captures River City Championship
    September 04, 2010
    UMass Boston Captures River City Championship SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The University of Massachusetts Boston volleyball team defeated McMurry University, 3-0, this afternoon to capture the 2010 Trinity University River City Classic in San Antonio, Texas. The Beacons went a perfect 4-0 over the weekend defeating Hardin-Simmons and Whitworth on Friday while topping the No. 12-ranked Trinity University Tigers this morning before cruising against McMurry to round out the tournament field. McMurry falls to 0-3 on the season, while the 4-0 start for UMass Boston is the program’s best start ever.
  • Beacons Shine As Little East Volleyball Favorite
    August 25, 2010
    Beacons Shine As Little East Volleyball Favorite NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Boston has been predicted to repeat as the Little East volleyball regular-season champions after a vote by the eight conference coaches’ to determine the annual preseason poll. The Beacons sit atop the preseason survey for the second-straight season after earning seven of the eight first-place votes and 62 total points. Western Connecticut State University was the clear consensus choice to finish second after receiving six second-place votes and 53 total points to outdistance themselves from No. 3 Keene State College.
  • Vandeermeer Tabbed As Eastern Connecticut Volleyball Coach
    April 18, 2010
    Vandeermeer Tabbed As Eastern Connecticut Volleyball Coach WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Veteran volleyball coach Fran Vandermeer will fill the vacancy as head women’s coach at Eastern Connecticut State University. She has been named as the sixth permanent coach in the program’s 35-year history and will serve in a parttime capacity. Vandermeer succeeds Peter Viteritti, who compiled a two-year record of 32-30 in a parttime capacity over the past two years.

2009 Little East Volleyball News

  • McWhorter and Thompson Earn Volleyball All-America Honors
    November 17, 2009
    McWhorter and Thompson Earn Volleyball All-America Honors LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Massachusetts Boston volleyball player Kate McWhorter (Bakersfield, Calif.) has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball All-America Third Team, while Shannon Thompson (Moorpark, Calif.) was selected to the AVCA All-America Honorable Mention squad it was announced today by the AVCA.
  • Video: Little East Volleyball All-Conference Teams Announced
    November 10, 2009
    Video: Little East Volleyball All-Conference Teams Announced UMass Boston senior outside hitter Kate McWhorter and Plymouth State University senior middle hitter Eliza Badeau shared the offensive player of the year award this afternoon, when the 2009 Little East volleyball all-conference teams were announced. Western Connecticut sophomore defensive specialist Kelley Collins was selected as the defensive player of the year, while Beacons’ freshman middle hitter Shannon Thompson was named the rookie of the year. RIC’s Luis Carvalho was tabbed the coach of the year...
  • UMass Boston Meets Westfield State In NCAA Debut
    November 09, 2009
    UMass Boston Meets Westfield State In NCAA Debut INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The University of Massachusetts Boston women's volleyball team will play Westfield State College on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. in the first round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament it was announced this morning during the NCAA Division III Women's Volleyball selection show, broadcast on broadband via www.NCAA.com from an in-house studio at the NCAA national office in Indianapolis. The eight-team New England bracket of the tournament will be hosted in Medford, Mass. by Tufts University for the second straight year.
  • UMass Boston To Promote Cancer Awareness
    October 22, 2009
    UMass Boston To Promote Cancer Awareness BOSTON - The University of Massachusetts Boston will promote Cancer awareness through the national "Dig Pink" campaign during its volleyball matches on Saturday, October 24. This fall, thousands of teams from around the country will be participating in the Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally. High School and College teams will be promoting Breast health education in the community as well as raising funds to help eradicate Breast Cancer.
  • UMass Boston's McWhorter Records 1,000th Kill in Conference Sweep
    September 27, 2009
    UMass Boston's McWhorter Records 1,000th Kill in Conference Sweep BOSTON - Senior outside hitter Kate McWhorter (Bakersfield, Calif.) spiked for 24 kills on the day, including the 1,000th of her career to help the University of Massachusetts Boston volleyball team to a Little East Conference sweep today at Geissler Gym on the campus of Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Conn.. The Beacons defeated host Eastern Connecticut, 25-18, 25-11, 25-23, before beating Keene State College, 25-17, 25-16, 25-21.
  • Southern Maine Earns 1st Win Since 2006
    September 23, 2009
    Southern Maine Earns 1st Win Since 2006 GORHAM, Maine – Senior outside hitter Shannon Shuttle (New Ipswich, N.H.) a match-high 11 kills, five digs and four service aces to lead the University of Southern Maine Huskies to a 3-0 win over the Pine Manor College Gators Wednesday evening in a non-conference women’s volleyball match at Hill Gymnasium in Gorham, Maine. The Huskies defeated the Gators 25-14, 25-10, 25-13. Earning their first win of the season, the Huskies also earned their first win since the 2006 season, and improve their record to 1-5. Dropping its third straight match, Pine Manor falls to 1-5 with the loss.
  • Beacons' Receive National Attention in AVCA Poll
    September 15, 2009
    Beacons' Receive National Attention in AVCA Poll BOSTON – The University of Massachusetts Boston women’s volleyball team received nine votes in the American Volleyball Coaches Association National Poll this week. The Beacons appearance in the “Others receiving votes” portion of the poll marks the first time UMass Boston volleyball has ever been recognized in such a poll. The Beacons have currently won seven straight matches to compile a 7-2 record on the season, while recording some impressive victories in the young season.
  • UMass Boston's White Records 1,000th Career Kill
    September 11, 2009
    UMass Boston's White Records 1,000th Career Kill Senior outside hitter Kate White (Plymouth, MA) finished with 11 kills, including the 1,000th of her career to help the University of Massachusetts Boston women's volleyball team over host Simmons College, 25-20, 25-13, 25-23, tonight at the Holmes Sports Center Gym in Boston, MA. The Beacons win their third straight match to improve to 3-2, while the Sharks fall to 1-4 on the season. White spiked for her third kill to give UMass Boston a 19-16 lead in the first set to become the first player in school history to reach the 1,000 mark and now has 1,008 for her career.
  • Beacons Earn Top Billing In Little East Volleyball Preseason Coaches’ Poll
    August 26, 2009
    Beacons Earn Top Billing In Little East Volleyball Preseason Coaches’ Poll The University of Massachusetts Boston has been tabbed the favorite to capture the 2009 Little East Conference volleyball championship for the first time in program history after a vote by each of the eight conference coaches determined the annual preseason poll. The Beacons, on the strength of four first-place votes and 59 total points, overtook Keene State College by three markers for the top spot. The following three positions in the coaches’ survey were separated by just four points...


2008 Little East Volleyball News

  • Plymouth State Claims ECAC Division III New England Volleyball Title
    November 15, 2008
    Plymouth State Claims ECAC Division III New England Volleyball Title The No. 3 seeded Plymouth State University Panthers won the 2008 ECAC Division III New England Volleyball Championship Saturday evening, upsetting top seeded Colby-Sawyer College in the title match, 3-1. The Panthers, who knocked off second-seeded Johnson & Wales University, 3-1, in Saturday afternoon's semifinal match, rebounded from a first-set loss to knock off Colby-Sawyer for the title, 19-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-19. It is the first ECAC championship for PSU...
  • Little East Announces Volleyball All-Conference Teams
    November 13, 2008
    Little East Announces Volleyball All-Conference Teams NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Little East Conference office announced its annual major award winners and all-conference teams this afternoon after a vote by the league’s seven volleyball head coaches. University of Massachusetts Boston and Keene State College each earned two of the major awards.
  • Owls Win 1st Little East Volleyball Championship
    November 08, 2008
    Owls Win 1st Little East Volleyball Championship KEENE, N.H. – All-season long members of the Keene State women’s volleyball team wore warm-up jerseys with the slogan made famous by Boston Celtic star Kevin Garnett – “Anything is Possible.” In took them 12 seasons, but the top-seeded Owls turned the impossible into the possible by winning their first-ever Little East Conference championship in dramatic fashion with a 3-2 victory over second seed UMass-Boston at Spaulding Gym on Saturday. The scores in the five-game cliff- hanger were 30-28, 21-25, 25-22, 17-25, and 17-15.
  • Stein Sets Western Connecticut Blocks Record
    October 29, 2008
    Stein Sets Western Connecticut Blocks Record DANBURY, Conn. – Becca Stein (Kingston, N.Y.) set a new school record with 14 total blocks as Western Connecticut State University defeated Mount Ida College, 3-1 on Wednesday night at Feldman Arena. Game scores were, 25-12, 25-13, 24-26 and 25-18. The Colonials won their fourth straight match and are now 17-7 on the season. Stein, who was used sparingly in the third game, broke an 11-year old record previously held by Taylor Kulpanwoski...
  • Keene State Sweeps Anchorwomen; Capture Top Seed In Little East Tournament
    October 25, 2008
    Keene State Sweeps Anchorwomen; Capture Top Seed In Little East Tournament KEENE, N.H.- The Keene State women's volleyball team swept Rhode Island College (3-0) at Spaulding Gym on Saturday to post its second straight undefeated Little East Conference season. Keene State (22-8, 6-0 LEC) prevailed 25-14, 25-17 and 25-10. With the victory, the Owls captured the Little East Conference regular season championship and earn home court advantage throughout the upcoming Little East Conference Tournament.
  • Kate White Becomes Beacons' All-Time Kills Leader
    October 21, 2008
    Kate White Becomes Beacons' All-Time Kills Leader BOSTON - Junior outside hitter Kate White (Plymouth, Mass.) spiked for seven kills to give her 875 for a new career school-record as the University of Massachusetts Boston volleyball team defeated visiting Pine Manor College this evening, 25-8, 25-15, 25-22, at the Clark Athletic Center on the campus of UMass Boston. The Beacons win their 10th straight match and 12 of their last 13 to improve to 19-7 on the season for their highest win total since 1999 when they finished 22-5 for the season. The Gators fall to 7-15 on the year.
  • Warriors Sweep No. 6 Wesleyan
    October 15, 2008
    Warriors Sweep No. 6 Wesleyan WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Freshman middle hitter Kristianna Ibsen (Shelton, Conn.) had 13 kills and six blocks as the Eastern Connecticut State University women’s volleyball team snapped the eight-match winning streak of Wesleyan University with 25-22, 25-20, 25-11 wins Wednesday night at Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium. Eastern (15-9) has won seven of eight since splitting its first 16 matches. Ranked No. 6 in New England, Wesleyan (15-5) had not lost since dropping a five-game decision to Smith College Sept. 26
  • Keene State Volleyball Earns New England Ranking
    October 02, 2008
    Keene State Volleyball Earns New England Ranking KEENE, N.H.– The Keene State College women’s volleyball team can add another first to its list of recent accomplishments. On Thursday, the Owls found themselves ranked in the New England Women’s Volleyball Association poll for the first time in the program’s history. Owners of a 14-4 (4-0 LEC) record, KSC was ranked 11th in this week’s poll. “The rankings say something not only about what we’ve down this season and how we’ve battled through a little adversity, but also about where we’re heading,” said Bob Weiner, the Owls’ fourth year coach.
  • Jordan Pokryfki Sets Keene State Assists Record
    September 06, 2008
    Jordan Pokryfki Sets Keene State Assists Record BEVERLY, MASS. – Junior setter Jordan Pokryfki (Wasilla, Alaska.) broke Keene State’s record for career assist, helping the Owls win a pair of games at the Endicott tournament on Saturday. Pokryfki had 39 assists in the Owls 3-1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-19) win over New Jersey City University and 30 more sets in a 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-14) sweep over Emmanuel College to give her 2,468 assists, surpassing the previous mark (2,441) held by Sarah Reed (1997-99). Pokryfki also holds KSC game (61) and season (1,358) set record.
  • Stein Lead WestConn Volleyball To Invitational Crown
    September 06, 2008
    Stein Lead WestConn Volleyball To Invitational Crown Danbury, Conn. (Sept. 6) – Junior Becca Stein (Kingston, NY) was named Tournament Most Valuable Player after lifting Western Connecticut State University to a perfect 3-0 record over two days of the WestConn Invitational. WestConn, 4-0 on the season, defeated Framingham State (25-8, 27-29, 25-18, 2511) at The O’Neill Center Saturday morning to remain undefeated to start the 2008 season.
  • Owls' Perched Atop Little East Volleyball Preseason Poll
    August 25, 2008
    Owls' Perched Atop Little East Volleyball Preseason Poll The Keene State College volleyball team is perched atop the Little East Conference preseason coaches’ poll for the second-straight season after a vote by the conferences’ seven head coaches. The Owls earned four of the seven first place votes for a total of 43 points to outdistance themselves from Western Connecticut State University and Plymouth State University. Under the direction of Head Coach Bob Weiner, Keene State enjoyed the program’s most successful season last fall ...
  • Eastern Tabs Viteritti As Head Volleyball Coach
    July 22, 2008
    Eastern Tabs Viteritti As Head Volleyball Coach WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – A veteran of 13 seasons of coaching men’s and women’s volleyball on the intercollegiate level, Peter Viteritti has been named the fifth permanent head coach in the 34-year history of the Eastern Connecticut State University women’s intercollegiate volleyball program, it has been announced by Director of Athletics Joyce S. Wong.

2007 Little East Volleyball News

  • N.H. volleyball coaches honor Keene State's O'Bryant
    November 26, 2007
    N.H. volleyball coaches honor Keene State's O'Bryant KEENE, N.H. 11/26/07 - Four different New Hampshire NCAA Division III institutions were represented on the 2007 All-Granite State NCAA Division III Volleyball Team. In addition to the All-Granite State Team, five major individual award winners were also selected.
  • Eastern Connecticut tackles Williams College in NCAA Tournament
    November 07, 2007
    Eastern Connecticut tackles Williams College in NCAA Tournament WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Eastern Connecticut looks to maintain late-season momentum when it opens play in its third straight NCAA Division III tournament Thursday at 6 p.m. against heavily-favored Williams College in the opening round of the New England Regional Tournament at Rockwell Cage on the MIT campus.
  • Keene State College enters ECAC New England Tournament fray
    November 05, 2007
    Keene State College enters ECAC New England Tournament fray KEENE, N.H.-The Keene State College women's volleyball earned a berth in the 2007 ECAC New England Championship Tournament as the fifth seed this afternoon.
  • Plymouth State earns 6th straight postseason berth
    November 05, 2007
    Plymouth State earns 6th straight postseason berth PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Plymouth State University women’s volleyball team received its sixth consecutive post-season berth Monday with its selection to the ECAC Division III New England Tournament.
  • Eastern Connecticut sweeps Western Connecticut in championship match
    November 03, 2007
    Eastern Connecticut sweeps Western Connecticut in championship match KEENE, N.H. – Fifth seed Eastern Connecticut State University swept second seed Western Connecticut State University 3-0 in the championship game of the 2007 Little East Conference women’s volleyball tournament played Saturday afternoon at Keene State’s Spaulding Gym.
  • Western Connecticut hosts UMass Dartmouth in quarterfinal round
    October 29, 2007
    Western Connecticut hosts UMass Dartmouth in quarterfinal round DANBURY, Conn. - The Western Connecticut State University women’s volleyball team will play host to University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in the Little East Conference Women’s Volleyball Tournament Quarterfinals this Tuesday, October 30 at 6 p.m. in the Feldman Arena.
  • Wards wins 100th match at Eastern Connecticut
    October 19, 2007
    Wards wins 100th match at Eastern Connecticut WILLIMANTIC, Conn. -- The Eastern Connecticut State University women’s volleyball team scored five of the final six points in the decisive fifth game to upend Montclair State University and present head coach Jolie Ward with her 100th victory at Eastern Friday night at Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium.
  • Owls give Weiner 300th career victory
    September 07, 2007
    Owls give Weiner 300th career victory BEVERLY, MASS. - The Keene State College women's volleyball team split its two matches at the Endicott College Tournament on Friday.
  • Plymouth State to host annual season-opening tournament
    September 04, 2007
    Plymouth State to host annual season-opening tournament PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Plymouth State University women’s volleyball season gets underway this weekend when the Panthers host the annual season-opening tournament at Foley Gymnasium.
  • Plymouth State Panthers 2007 outlook
    September 03, 2007
    Plymouth State Panthers 2007 outlook PLYMOUTH, N.H--The Panthers went through a big transition year last season, with no seniors on the team and many new and young players taking the court. This year, those players return as experienced veterans and 10th-year head coach Moira Long (left) thinks the Panthers can contend for the top of the LEC.
  • Owls perched atop coaches' preseason poll
    August 30, 2007
    Owls perched atop coaches' preseason poll PROVIDENCE, R.I.—The Keene State College volleyball team has been predicted as the preseason favorite to capture the Little East Conference championship this season after a vote by the conference’s eight head coaches. The Owls earned four first-place votes and two second-place selections for 42 total points. Each head coach cast a vote, but could not select their team.
  • Howell and Sheehan join KSC volleyball staff
    August 22, 2007
    Howell and Sheehan join KSC volleyball staff KEENE, N.H. 8/22/07 - Keene State College head women's volleyball coach Bob Weiner has announced some changes to his coaching staff for the upcoming season. After serving as a volunteer assistant the past two years, Lloyd Sheehan officially comes on board as an assistant coach. Kristine Howell also joins the program as a first-year assistant.
  • Rhode Island College Names Luis Carvalho Head Women's Volleyball Coach
    August 17, 2007
    Rhode Island College Names Luis Carvalho Head Women's Volleyball Coach PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Rhode Island College has named Luis Carvalho as its head women’s volleyball coach. He takes over for Craig Letourneau who recently resigned to take the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach’s position at Emerson.

2006 Little East Volleyball News

  • Corsairs name Steve DeRossi head volleyball coach
    June 02, 2007
    Corsairs name Steve DeRossi head volleyball coach NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass.-The head coach of the New Bedford boys' volleyball team for the past 21 seasons will become the new head women's volleyball coach at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
  • 2 from Eastern Connecticut earn All-Region honors in volleyball
    November 16, 2006
    2 from Eastern Connecticut earn All-Region honors in volleyball WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Junior Emma Sousa (Coventry) and senior Marianna Capomolla (Stamford) have capped outstanding seasons by being selected to the 2006 AVCA Division III All-New England Region volleyball team.
  • Panthers receives 5th straight postseason berth with ECAC selection
    November 06, 2006
    Panthers receives 5th straight postseason berth with ECAC selection PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Plymouth State University women’s volleyball team received its fifth consecutive post-season berth Monday with its selection to the ECAC Division III New England Tournament.
  • Emma Sousa named to All-New England team by NEWVA
    November 06, 2006
    Emma Sousa named to All-New England team by NEWVA WILLIMANTIC, Conn.-Middle blocker Emma Sousa (Coventry) has been named to the Division III All-New England team by the New England Women’s Volleyball Association (NEWVA).
  • Eastern Connecticut opens NCAA Tournament play on Thursday
    November 06, 2006
    Eastern Connecticut opens NCAA Tournament play on Thursday WILLIMANTIC, Conn. -- Women’s volleyball opens play in its 15th NCAA Division III tournament Thursday against Endicott College at 1 p.m. at the New England Regional Tournament hosted by MIT in Cambridge, Mass.
  • Eastern Connecticut defends Little East Conference Championship
    November 04, 2006
    Eastern Connecticut defends Little East Conference Championship WILLMANTIC, Conn. – Women’s volleyball set an early tone by scoring the first seven points of the first game and went on to a 30-24, 30-19, 30-19 victory over Rhode Island College Saturday afternoon to successfully defend its Little East Conference tournament championship at Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium.
  • Warriors close out undefeated Little East Conference schedule
    October 28, 2006
    Warriors close out undefeated Little East Conference schedule NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Warriors clinched their first outright regular-season Little East Conference regular-season title today -- and with it the No. 1 seed in next week's conference playoffs -- by sweeping Massachusetts Dartmouth and the University of Southern Maine at the Tripp Athletic Center on the UMD campus.
  • Owls set program record for wins
    October 14, 2006
    Owls set program record for wins BIDDEFORD, Maine 10/14/06-The Keene State women's volleyball team set a program record for victories (19) with a 3-0 win over UMaine-Farmington in its first match of the day at the University of New England Tournament on Saturday in Biddeford, Me. The Owls broke the previous mark of 18 set in the 1983 season. KSC lost 3-0 to the host Nor'easters in its second match.
  • Rosa breaks all-time assists record
    October 03, 2006
    Rosa breaks all-time assists record NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass.—Rhode Island College junior setter Jeanne Rosa (Milford, Conn.) broke Kim Lebrun’s ’01 all-time school record for career assists in the Anchorwomen’s, 3-2, victory over UMass Dartmouth on Tuesday evening. Rosa needed just 15 helpers to break the mark, but totaled 25 assists in the five-game match. She now has 1,602 career assists through two-plus seasons of action.
  • Erin Miga breaks volleyball all-time kills record
    September 02, 2006
    Erin Miga breaks volleyball all-time kills record PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Rhode Island College senior middle hitter Erin Miga (Cranston, R.I.) became the Anchorwomen’s all-time leader with 21 kills in the squad’s, 3-2, victory over the University of New England at the Springfield Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 2.
  • Miga, Sarcione, and Seitsinger captain 2006 Anchorwomen
    August 30, 2006
    Miga, Sarcione, and Seitsinger captain 2006 Anchorwomen PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Rhode Island College has named senior middle hitter Erin Miga (Cranston, R.I.), senior defensive specialist Kara Sarcione (Londonderry, N.H.) and senior right side hitter Julie Seitsinger (North Kingstown, R.I.) as women’s volleyball team captains for the 2006 season.