Women’s Volleyball

Springer’s Big Night Leads USF Past Augie in NSIC Volleyball

Springer's Big Night Leads USF Past Augie in NSIC Volleyball

USF Recap SIOUX FALLS- The University of Sioux Falls volleyball team earned a much earned win on Tuesday when they faced in-city rival Augustana at the Stewart Center. It took five sets, but the Cougars emerged victorious (25-15, 25-23, 18-25, 18-25, 15-10) behind a career night by senior KaSandra Springer. Springer in the first set hit .714 (5K-0E-7TA) and finished the night…

Anna Wedel (Kiel) is Healthy and Happy Leading Red Raiders

Anna Wedel (Kiel) is Healthy and Happy Leading Red Raiders

ORANGE CITY, IA… You might have known her as Anna Kiel. But, this summer she got a new name. “I just got married this past summer. New last name, same person new last name,” said Anna Wedel, Northwestern Volleyball middle hitter. Wedel married former Northwestern basketball star Nathan Wedel. The two share a bond that few would understand. “He knows…

Tough GPAC Prepares Teams For Volleyball Post Season

Tough GPAC Prepares Teams For Volleyball Post Season

ORANGE CITY, IA… The Northwestern Red Raiders know what it’s all about to make the NAIA National Volleyball Tournament in Sioux City. It’s become an almost annual event for Kyle VandenBosch and his team. But he knows that playing in the very tough GPAC makes all of the teams that advance much more prepared than most any teams in the…

Coyotes Sweep Jacks at Frost Arena for 13th Straight Win

Coyotes Sweep Jacks at Frost Arena for 13th Straight Win

USD Recap BROOKINGS, S.D. – South Dakota closed out its three match in five-day stretch with a sweep over in-state rival South Dakota State on Tuesday at Frost Arena. The Coyotes (16-1) remained unbeaten in Summit League play at 5-0 with the 25-16, 25-15, 25-16 victory, the eighth in a row in the series against the Jackrabbits. “This was a…

Harrisburg’s Sami Slaughter Transfers to USD

Harrisburg's Sami Slaughter Transfers to USD

VERMILLION, SD – A former South Dakota prep volleyball Player of the Year will be transferring to continue her collegiate career at South Dakota, Coach Leanne Williamson announced on Thursday. Sami Slaughter, the 2016 Gatorade Player of the Year after leading Harrisburg High School to a state title, will be joining the Coyotes after spending her first two collegiate seasons…

Coyotes Ready to Make Noise at NCAA Volleyball Tournament in Omaha

Coyotes Ready to Make Noise at NCAA Volleyball Tournament in Omaha

OMAHA, NE  —  Though this is USD’s first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament, it’s far from their first time in DJ Sokol Arena against Creighton. Four years ago Leanne Williamson, then a first year head coach, watched as here Coyotes beat the Blue Jays in five sets. But she wasn’t actually there! Williamson was pregnant watching on a computer…

Dordt Finishes Pool Play Perfect with 30th Win of the Season Against Masters

Dordt Finishes Pool Play Perfect with 30th Win of the Season Against Masters

SIOUX CITY, IA… The 5th-ranked Dordt Defenders lost the first set to Masters College Thursday night in the final night of pool play at the NAIA National Volleyball tournament at the Tyson Event Center in Sioux City. Ema Altena’s 15 kills rallied them to a 3-1 win for the Defenders 30th win of the season. Krommendyk and Dejager each had…

Red Raiders Advance to Sweet 16 With Sweep of Rocky Mountain

Red Raiders Advance to Sweet 16 With Sweep of Rocky Mountain

SIOUX CITY, IA… After getting swept by Marian opening night in pool play, the 8th-ranked Northwestern Red Raiders stormed back to win their final 2 pool play matches including Thursday night’s 3-0 win over Rocky Mountain to make the Sweet 16 in Sioux City starting Friday. Emily Van Ginkel and MaKenzie Fink each had 14 kills and Lauryn Hiilger 13…

SMSU’s Taylor Reiss is National Player of the Year…Again!

SMSU's Taylor Reiss is National Player of the Year...Again!

MARSHALL, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State University senior Taylor Reiss earned two major awards on Wednesday, being named the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division II National Player of the Year for the second straight season and was also named the Division II National Player of the Year by the Conference Commissioner’s Association (CCA), which is voted upon by sports…

USD Volleyball Team Excited to Reach Goal of Making NCAA Tournament

USD Volleyball Team Excited to Reach Goal of Making NCAA Tournament

VERMILLION, SD… The University of South Dakota volleyball team is headed to Omaha where they will play Creighton Friday night in the NCAA Tournament. And it’s historic for the Coyotes who will be making their first-ever NCAA appearance. Head coach Leanne Williamson is pumped that her team reached it’s goal and hopes it only helps in the future growth of…

Coyotes Are Playing Best Volleyball at Right Time

Coyotes Are Playing Best Volleyball at Right Time

VERMILLION, SD… The Coyote volleyball team heads into it’s first ever NCAA Tournament with plenty of confidence. They shut out 8 of their last 9 conference opponents and beating the regular season champs (Denver) on their home floor in the Summit League championship just added to the positive vibes this team takes to Creighton Friday night to play the Big…

Coyotes and Kloth React to NCAA Meeting at Creighton

Coyotes and Kloth React to NCAA Meeting at Creighton

VERMILLION, SD… The USD volleyball team will make history Friday night in Omaha when they play in the NCAA tournament for the first time in Division I when the Coyotes face Creighton. For Blue Jays senior Taryn Kloth (O’Gorman) it’s a great chance to play in front of her home fans one last time. But she knows her team needs…

Coyotes Are Pumped to Make First-Ever NCAA Volleyball Appearance

Coyotes Are Pumped to Make First-Ever NCAA Volleyball Appearance

VERMILLION, SD… The USD volleyball will have a nice break over the Thanksgiving holiday and will be glued to the TV Sunday for the NCAA Selection Show when they find out who they will be playing in the first round of the big dance. The Coyotes made a great comeback after being down 2-1 at Denver to the Pioneers Sunday…

Cougars Fall to MN-Duluth in NSIC Semi-Finals

Cougars Fall to MN-Duluth in NSIC Semi-Finals

DULUTH, Minn. – On a Friday night when Lexi Scott recorded her 1,000 career kill, the University of Sioux Falls Volleyball Team (20-10) dropped a hard-fought decision to top-seeded and No. 4 ranked Minnesota Duluth, 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-20) in the semifinal round of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Volleyball Championships.  UMD (26-5) moves onto face Southwest Minnesota State in the championship tomorrow….

Coyotes Beat UND Behind Wilson’s Big Night

Coyotes Beat UND Behind Wilson's Big Night

VERMILLION, S.D. – Taylor Wilson had the hot hand on Friday evening inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center as South Dakota posted a Summit League volleyball sweep over North Dakota, 25-23, 25-16, 25-20. Wilson, a senior, posted a career-high in a three-set match with 18 kills to go with a .467 hitting percentage as the Coyotes overcame a slow start…

Northern Volleyball Coach Takes Nothing for Granted

Northern Volleyball Coach Takes Nothing for Granted

ABERDEEN, SD… The Northern Wolves volleyball team starts post season play Tuesday night with MSU-Mankato in town for the NSIC quarterfinals. Brent Aldridge’s team had a stellar regular season and should certainly make the Central Region tournament regardless. But he still takes nothing for granted and appreciates the opportunity for his team to showcase it’s skills on such a high…

Northern Volleyball Ranked 2nd in Nation

Northern Volleyball Ranked 2nd in Nation

ABERDEEN, SD… To say that the Northern Wolves volleyball team is playing well would be a huge understatement. Brent Aldridge’s team has gone 11-0 and won 9 of those matches with sweeps. He has talented veterans leading the way, but credits his younger players for what they do in practice to make this team better. Categories: College Sports, Colleges –…

USF loses to Wayne State in 5 sets

USF loses to Wayne State in 5 sets

SIOUX FALLS— Despite 18 kills from career leader Makenna Rockeman, the University of Sioux Falls Volleyball Team (5-4, 0-1 NSIC) dropped an Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference matchup to No.19 Wayne State (8-1, 1-0 NSIC) in five sets 3-2 (16-25, 25-18, 25-16, 19-25, 11-15) in its home opener at the Stewart Center on Thursday night. Before a large group of students and…

On to region semi’s for SMSU Mustangs after sweep

On to region semi's for SMSU Mustangs after sweep

MARSHALL, Minn.- Southwest Minnesota State (29-3) held the third team in the nation in hitting percentage, Arkansas Tech (35-1), to just .165 hitting in a 25-9, 25-20, 25-21 sweep on Thursday night in the PE Gym. Taylor Reiss led the Mustangs with 17 kills on 35 swings including a six-kill first set that helped SMSU jump on top of Arkansas…

Wolves Drop Heartbreaker at Central Region VB

Wolves Drop Heartbreaker at Central Region VB

Marshall, Minn. – The No. 11 Northern State University volleyball team fell to No. 7 Minnesota Duluth in a heartbreaking five set match in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Central Region Tournament. The Wolves finish the season with a 23-7 record overall, after qualifying for their third NCAA Tournament in school history. The Wolves dropped the first two sets,…