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May 29, 2009
PrepVolleyball.com has ranked Lipscomb's 2009 recruiting class as one deserving honorable mention. The rankings were made by a panel of college coaches from across the nation.
May 13, 2009
The Lipscomb volleyball coaches and players will hold their final free clinic of the school year Sunday at the Student Activity Center on the Lipscomb campus for players ages 6 through 13.
May 06, 2009
Lady Bisons volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal has never been shy about pitting his team against the best teams in the country. He has lined up tournaments at the University of Tennessee and Kansas to start the 2009 season.
April 23, 2009
The Lady Bisons volleyball clinic planned for Sunday, April 26, has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict with an AAU Tournament at Allen Arena this weekend.
April 15, 2009
Lipscomb volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal realized that his team needed more depth at outside hitter for the 2009 season. He has signed two high school stars, Amanda Rhein and Kory Honel. Rosenthal expects both of them to make early contributions to the team.
April 01, 2009
Spring usually means an emphasis on outdoor sports, but the Lady Bisons volleyball team has been keeping busy inside Allen Arena working on individual and team improvements in preparation for the fall 2009 schedule.
March 18, 2009
The Lady Bisons volleyball team will host a free clinic for ages 6-13 of all skill levels. The clinic is scheduled from 1-to-2 p.m. in Sunday, March 22, in the Student Activity Center on the Lipscomb University campus.
March 04, 2009
The Lipscomb volleyball team held a free Mini Clinic in February in Allen Arena after a basketball game with USC Upstate. Twenty-two children, ages from 6-13, were in attendance. They were taught the basic skills of passing and serving. The main focus on this clinic was to give back to the community while having fun and teaching the kids basic volleyball skills.
February 05, 2009
The Collegiate Volleyball Update (CVU) named Lipscomb sophomore Alex Kelly as an honorable mention member of its Stellar Spiker Team.
January 30, 2009
Meghan Hinemeyer, a defensive specialist/outside hitter for the past two seasons at Clemson University, started school at Lipscomb this spring and will be a junior for the Lady Bisons volleyball team in the fall. Two of her former teammates on the Mid-America club team, setter Jake Pease and middle blocker Alex Kelly, have both been standouts for the Lady Bisons for the past two seasons.
January 16, 2009
The Lipscomb University volleyball players and coaches will hold free mini-clinics on Feb. 15, Mar. 22, Apr. 26 and May 17 for ages 10 and under.
January 07, 2009
Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal has bolstered both his offense and defense for 2009 with the signing of two players, outside hitter Kaycee Green and libero/defensive specialist Cortney Crocker.
November 22, 2008
The Lady Bisons will wait a couple of weeks to talk about the lessons learned from Saturday's 3-0 loss to Belmont in the Atlantic Sun Championship match, but Lipscomb coach Brandon Rosenthal is proud of what his team accomplished this season.
November 22, 2008
The Lady Bisons and Belmont split during the regular season. The rubber match is for all of the marbles Saturday in the Atlantic Sun Championship. The winner advances to the NCAA Tournament.
November 21, 2008
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons advanced to the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship match for the second year in a row with a hard-fought 3-0 win over ETSU Friday night. The Lady Bisons, the defending Atlantic Sun Champions, will face arch-rival Belmont Saturday night at 5 at the University Center at Mercer University.
November 21, 2008
Dressed in their pink practice T-shirts, the Lipscomb Lady Bisons put the finishing touches on preparations for the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament with a spirited mid-day practice session at the University Center at Mercer. At 6:30 p.m. Friday the top-seeded Lady Bisons will face ETSU, the No. 5 seed, in the semifinals of the tournament.
November 20, 2008
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team worked hard to earn the No.1 in the 2008 Atlantic Sun Tournament. And while it is nice for the Lady Bisons, the defending A-Sun Champions, to not have to play a quarterfinal game, the No. 1 seed has seldom been a guarantee for success in the tournament.
November 18, 2008
They don't fight crime like Batman and Robin, but the dynamic duo of setter Stefine “Jake” Pease and middle blocker Alex Kelly, have done all they can this season to stop opponents of the Lady Bisons. The two sophomores were awarded for their efforts as First Team Atlantic Sun All-Conference selections. Kelly also was named A-Sun Player of the Year. Outside hitter Katie Rose was named to the A-Sun All-Freshman Team.
November 18, 2008
MACON, Ga. - A year after breaking through with their first conference title, the Lipscomb Lady Bisons stampeded to the top seed in this week's Atlantic Sun Championship. Sophomore Alex Kelly led the Lipscomb charge with three Player of the Week honors, and capped off the regular season as the Atlantic Sun Player of the Year the conference office announced Tuesday afternoon.
November 15, 2008
Senior libero Jessica Turner was honored and then led the Lady Bisons in digs with 17 as they swept Mercer 3-0 to close out the regular season Saturday afternoon at Allen Arena for their 20th win of the season.
November 14, 2008
A victorious season for the Lady Bisons continued on Friday in Allen Arena. In a quick three sets, the Lady Bisons defeated the Kennesaw State Owls, increasing their ranking to 19-10 overall, and 16-3 in the Atlantic Sun. The three set scores were 25-11, 25-23, and 25-16.
November 14, 2008
MACON, Ga. - Lipscomb and Mercer will face off Saturday afternoon inside Lipscomb's Allen Arena in the Atlantic Sun Match of the Week. This will mark the second meeting this season between the two schools; the Lady Bisons dropped Mercer in four sets back on Oct. 10. Saturday's match can be viewed on ASun.TV.
November 11, 2008
Lipscomb sophomore Alex Kelly has been selected as the Collegiate Volleyball Update (CVU.com) National Player of the Week for Nov. 3 through Nov. 9. A 6-1 middle blocker from Kansas City, Mo., Kelly led the Lady Bisons to a pair of Atlantic Sun victories with a phenomenal offensive outburst.
November 08, 2008
The Lady Bisons closed out their last road trip of the regular season on a winning note with a 3-0 sweep of ETSU in an Atlantic Sun volleyball match Saturday afternoon at Brooks Gym in Johnson City. The Lady Bisons won set one 25-21, set two 25-17 and set three 25-11. It was the 18th regular season win for the Lady Bisons, beating the old mark of 17 set last season.
November 07, 2008
The on the court connection between setter Jake Pease and middle blocker Alex Kelly began long before the two ever played for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons. That connection has paid dividends for the sophomores in college. Saturday night in a 3-1 Atlantic Sun road win over USC Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C.
November 01, 2008
The Lady Bisons got back on the winning track with a 3-0 match win Saturday afternoon at Allen Arena against Campbell. It was the second time this season they had beaten Campbell in three straight sets and the eighth time this season they have won a match by a 3-0 score. Bouncing back from a 3-2 loss at Belmont Tuesday night the Lady Bisons won set one 25-11, set two 25-15 and set three 28-26.
October 28, 2008
It was a valiant comeback, but in the end the Lady Bisons fell short of a victory Tuesday night in the volleyball version of the “Battle of the Boulevard". The Lady Bisons spotted Belmont the first two sets and then came back to win three and four to tie the match before losing set five.
October 28, 2008
For the second time this season Lipscomb sophomore middle blocker Alex Kelly has been named a top performer by the Collegiate Volleyball Update (CVU.com). Kelly was honored for her play during the week of Oct. 20-26.
October 25, 2008
Middle blocker Amy Trykowski put together strong back-to-back performances over the weekend helping the Lady Bisons sweep UNF 3-0 Saturday afternoon and Jacksonville 3-1 Friday night.
October 24, 2008
The Lady Bisons needed a total team effort to beat Jacksonville 3-1 Friday night in a gritty A-Sun match at Allen Arena.
October 19, 2008
The regular season Atlantic Sun Conference championship is going to be a little harder for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons to obtain after a 3-1 match loss Sundey afternoon to Florida Gulf Coast. The Lady Bisons lost sets one and two by the score of 25-16. The Lady Bisons bounced back to win set three 25-22, but lost set four 25-23.
October 18, 2008
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons started the second half of the Atlantic Sun round robin with a victory, their 10th of the season. Saturday aftenoon they swept Stetson 25-18, 25-14 and 25-13 in Deland, Fla.
October 17, 2008
MACON, Ga. – Lipscomb and FGCU will face off at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon inside FGCU's Alico Arena in the Atlantic Sun Match of the Week. The co-leaders met two weeks ago in Nashville, Tenn., with the Eagles earning a five-set victory.
October 16, 2008
In football the quarterback is highly visible, often getting too much credit when the team wins and too much blame when the team loses. Setter Stefine “Jake” Pease is in her second year as the setter for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team. As the quarterback of the Lady Bisons much of what she does goes unnoticed by the average fan.
October 14, 2008
It wasn't whether the Lipscomb Lady Bisons won or lost against Tennessee State University, but how they played the match. In the first set Tuesday night the Lady Bisons set the tone and won 25-19. In set two once the game reached the 20s the Lady Bisons started losing their way falling 25-21. In set three the Lady Bisons fell 25-18. They rebounded for a 28-26 win in set four and then dropped set five 15-11.
October 13, 2008
MACON, Ga. - Defending Atlantic Sun Conference Volleyball champion Lipscomb sits atop the A-Sun standings and Alex Kelly's play is a large reason why. The sophomore continued her smashing play over the weekend in a pair of victories that kept the Lady Bisons tied for first against A-Sun competition. On Monday the league office rewarded Kelly with her third Player of the Week honor.
October 11, 2008
The road doesn't get any easier for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons. While their last two matches have been close, they have won them both. Saturday the Lady Bisons spotted Kennessaw State a 25-23 win in set one and then won the next three sets 25-23, 25-23 and 25-21 in Atlantic Sun action.
October 10, 2008
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons returned to the scene of their 2007 Atlantic Sun Championship Tournament title and came away with a 3-1 match win over Mercer at the University Center. Alex Kelly and Erin Pierce each finished with double-doubles in kills and digs.
October 07, 2008
The Lady Bisons played one of their closest matches of the season, but prevailed 3-2 Tuesday night at Allen Arena in a gritty confrontation with Tennessee-Martin from the Ohio Valley Conference.
October 04, 2008
The Lady Bisons ended their school-record A-Sun winning streak at seven matches and their overall win streak at eight with a 3-2 match loss to Florida Gulf Coast Saturday afternoon at Allen Arena.
October 03, 2008
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons moved into sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Sun with a 3-0 match win over Stetson Friday night at Allen Arena. It was the seventh straight conference win for the Lady Bisons, a new school record. It was also their eight straight win overall, tying a school record set last season.
October 03, 2008
MACON, Ga. - Lipscomb and FGCU will face off on Saturday evening inside Lipscomb's Allen Arena in the Atlantic Sun Match of the Week. The Lady Bisons handed the Eagles their only conference loss in 2007, a 3-2 thriller also at Allen Arena.
October 02, 2008
Every weekend has been a big one so far for the Lady Bisons volleyball team. This one is no different, but for one exception. The Lady Bisons are back at home at Allen Arena Friday night at 7 to face Stetson (0-6, 2-11) and Saturday at 5 to play Florida Gulf Coast (6-0, 7-5). The Lady Bisons (6-0, 8-6) have played their last four matches on the road.
September 29, 2008
MACON, Ga. - Defending Atlantic Sun Conference Volleyball champion Lipscomb is off to the best conference start in school history in 2008 and Alex Kelly's play is a large reason why. The sophomore continued her stellar play over the weekend in a pair of nail-biting victories that kept the Lady Bisons unbeaten against A-Sun competition.
September 27, 2008
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons tied their school-record Atlantic Sun regular season conference winning streak at six matches with a 3-2 win at Jacksonville Saturday evening at Swisher Gym in Jacksonville, Fla. The match was selected as the Atlantic Sun Game of the Week and it lived up to that billing. The two teams had not met since the finals of the A-Sun Tournament, a 3-0 win for the Lady Bisons.
September 26, 2008
One streak was stopped, but one remains alive. The Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team ended its string of perfect set scores in Atlantic Sun Conference games at 12, but more importantly they fought back from a 2-0 deficit to take a 3-2 decision Friday night at North Florida in Jacksonville. The win was their fifth straight in the A-Sun and their sixth straight overall.
September 26, 2008
MACON, Ga. - Lipscomb and Jacksonville will face off on Saturday afternoon inside Jacksonville's Swisher Gymnasium in the Atlantic Sun Match of the Week. The Lady Bisons swept past the Dolphins in the 2007 A-Sun Championship to claim their first conference title. Saturday afternoon's meeting will be broadcast on A-Sun.TV.
September 26, 2008
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons are in Florida this weekend, but it isn't going to be a vacation. When they boarded an airplane for Jacksonville Friday evening they carried a five-game winning streak (four in a row in Atlantic Sun games) and a perfect 12-0 record in A-Sun sets in four matches. Friday they will challenge North Florida at 6 and Saturday they face Jacksonville at 4.
September 22, 2008
Lipscomb sophomore Alex Kelly powered the Lady Bisons to two victories last week, running their win streak to five consecutive matches, including four straight to open conference play. One of the top offensive threats in the league in 2008, she was rewarded with her first career Player of the Week honor the conference office announced Monday.
September 19, 2008
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons are undefeated in Atlantic Sun volleyball matches. With a 3-0 sweep of Campbell Friday night in Buies Creek, N.C., the Lady Bisons won their fourth A-Sun match and remain unbeaten in sets with 12 straight wins. Overall the Lady Bisons, 6-6, 4-0 in the A-Sun, have won five straight matches.
September 16, 2008
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons ended their consecutive set wins streak at 11, but still came away with a 3-2 match win over Evansville Tuesday night in Evansville, Ind. It was the fourth straight match win for the Lady Bisons. After winning set one 25-21 and set two 25-19 the Lady Bisons lost set three 25-19 and set four 25-18. The Lady Bisons held off a late charge by Evansville in set five to prevail 3-2.
September 13, 2008
Maybe a broom should replace the Bison as the symbol for the Lady Bisons volleyball team. Saturday afternoon at Allen Arena the Lady Bisons beat USC Upstate 3-0, the third straight time they have swept an Atlantic Sun team this week. The Lady Bisons won set one 25-17, set two 25-15 and set three 25-23.
September 12, 2008
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons swept ETSU 3-0 Friday night in Atlantic Sun Conference volleyball action at Allen Arena. It was the second A-Sun match win in a row for the Lady Bisons who also swept Belmont 3-0 Tuesday night. Saturday afternoon at 3 the Lady Bisons continue their homestand at Allen Arena when A-Sun foe USC-Upstate visits.
September 09, 2008
Lipscomb and Belmont each received four votes to be the conference tournament champion. But Tuesday night in the A-Sun Game of the Week, the Lady Bisons dispatched the Bruins in three sets. Alex Kelly led the Lady Bisons with 18 kills and Erin Pierce tallied 9 kills for a .615 kill percentage. Lipscomb is back in action Friday night in Allen Arena at 7:00 p.m. against ETSU.
September 08, 2008
Belmont and Lipscomb, the last two teams to win the Atlantic Sun Volleyball Championship, will highlight the opening week of A-Sun play as they renew the Battle of the Boulevard Tuesday night inside Lipscomb's Allen Arena. The “70s Night” action starts at 7:00 p.m. and students and fans are urged to dress in their best fashions of the era.
September 06, 2008
The Blue Raider Bash wasn't much of a party for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team. Saturday afternoon at Alumni Memorial Gym in Murfreesboro they closed out the tournament with a 3-0 loss to Florida International, unbeaten this season in six matches and considered to be one of the up-and-coming teams in the country.
September 05, 2008
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons faced their first nationally-ranked team of the season in a 3-0 loss in the first game of the Blue Raider Bash at host Middle Tennessee State University. The Lady Bisons lost 25-19 in set one, 25-16 in set two and 25-21 in set three Friday afternoon at Alumni Memorial Gym in Murfreesboro.
September 05, 2008
The Lady Bisons lost their second match of the Blue Raider Bash to Loyola-Marymount with set scores of 19-25, 20-25, 25-23, and 19-25. The Lady Bisons will get one more chance at a win in the tournament Saturday at noon when they face off against Florida International on the campus of MTSU.
September 04, 2008
Lipscomb volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal always likes his Lady Bisons to face tough competition. And this around he didn't have to go very far to find it. Friday at noon at Alumni Memorial Gym, the Lady Bisons (1-3) will play host Middle Tennessee State (3-0) from the Sunbelt Conference in Murfreesboro. It is the first of three matches in the Blue Raider Bash. MTSU is rated No. 15 nationally in the AVCA poll.
September 02, 2008
Lipscomb's Lady Bisons won their first match of the season, defeating Austin Peay State 3-1 Tuesday night at the Dunn Center in Clarksville. The Lady Bisons also ended Austin Peay's win streak at four matches. The Lady Bisons raised their record to 1-3.
August 30, 2008
The Lady Bisons volleyball team left Morehead State with a lot of lessons learned, but no match wins. Saturday afternoon the Lady Bisons lost 3-1 to Morehead State, host of the Comfort Inn and Suites Classic, at Wetherby Gym in Morehead, Ky. Sophomore middle blocker Alex Kelly was named to the All-Tournament Team.
August 29, 2008
The Lady Bisons fell 3-2 to Western Illinois Friday afternoon to open the 2008 regular season at the Comfort Inn and Suites Tournament at Morehead State in Morehead, Ky. The Lady Bisons lost the first set 25-21 and fell 25-19 in the second set before rallying to win set three 25-11 and set four 25-16. They lost 15-11 in the fifth set.
August 29, 2008
The Lady Bisons took the opposition to the limit, but fell short for the second time Friday in the Comfort Inn and Suites Invitational at Morehead State in Morehead, Ky. After losing 3-2 in the first match of the season to Western Illinois, the Lady Bisons fell 3-2 to Indiana State in match two at Wetherby Gym.
August 29, 2008
The outcomes of the first matches of the season were not what the Lady Bisons volleyball team wanted, but tomorrow is another day. The Lady Bisons will be out to bounce back Saturday at 2 p.m. when they face Morehead State the host of the Comfort Inn and Suites Classic in Morehead, Ky.
August 27, 2008
There is always an element of uncertainty whenever a team opens its regular season, but the Lady Bisons volleyball team heads into this weekend's Comfort Inn and Suites Invitational with limited knowledge of their opponents. The tournament, hosted by Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky., also features Western Illinois and Indiana State. The Lady Bisons play Western Illinois at 1 p.m. Friday at the Weatherby Gym. They play Indiana State later in the day at 4:30.
August 14, 2008
The Lady Bisons were picked 2nd in the Atlantic Sun preseason poll, the conference office announced Thursday. Sophomore setter Jake Pease was named to the All-Conference team. The Lady Bisons open their season August 29th versus Indiana State in Morehead, Ky.
August 12, 2008
The Lady Bisons volleyball team took its first official steps towards returning to the NCAA Tournament with practices Saturday and Sunday and three-a-day session Monday. The Lady Bisons open their season on the road August 29 against Indiana State in Morehead, Ky.