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May 31, 2010
Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal has announced the addition of libero Stephanie Rex from Brownsburg, Ind., for the 2010 season. Rex was a 4-A All-State second team performer for Brownsburg High School. She also plays for the Circle City volleyball club based in Indianapolis.
May 24, 2010
Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal has put together the most difficult schedule in the history of the program with matches against many of the tougher programs in the nation.
April 25, 2010
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team won the Atlantic Sun regular season championship and tournament championship advancing to the NCAA tournament. They finished 28-4 and ranked No. 36 nationally in the RPI.
April 09, 2010
Lady Bisons volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal plans to give some new players some increased playing time Saturday as the team participates in the Southeast College-Junior Invitational at A-Game in Franklin.
April 06, 2010
Butler's drive to the NCAA Championship basketball game caught the attention of the Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team which would like to advance beyond the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
March 22, 2010
Collegiate Volleyball Update (CVU) has named Lipscomb middle hitter Alex Kelly and setter Stefine “Jake” Pease to the 2009 “Stellar Spikers” Team.
February 22, 2010
Lipscomb junior setter Stefine “Jake” Pease spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday in a tryout camp for the U.S. National Women's Volleyball Team. She has provided a diary of her experiences each day.
February 21, 2010
Lipscomb junior setter Stefine “Jake” Pease has been in Colorado Springs, Colo., since Friday as part of the tryout session for the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. She has been writing a diary of her experiences each day.
February 19, 2010
Lady Bisons setter Stefine “Jake” Pease is spending the weekend at a tryout camp for the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team in Colorado Springs, Colo. She is sending a daily diary detailing her experiences.
February 19, 2010
Lipscomb Lady Bisons setter Stefine “Jake” Pease is in Colorado Springs, Colo., this weekend for a tryout camp for the U.S. Women's National Team. Pease, a junior, is one of 173 athletes participating Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
February 03, 2010
Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal spent a few days in Southern California to talk with volleyball coaches and observe practices in order to improve the quality of his program.
January 29, 2010
Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal has announced that Samantha Sullivan has been named a full-time assistant. Sullivan, 24, played two seasons as a setter for the Lady Bisons. She coached one season as a student assistant and has spent the last two seasons as a graduate assistant.
January 27, 2010
Lipscomb holds a narrow lead on ETSU in the A-Sun All-Academic race. The Bisons' percentages for men's cross country, men's basketball and women's basketball all top the conference. The Bisons lead with 87 student-athletes on the team.
January 20, 2010
Ann Mullins played volleyball at Lipscomb from 2005-2007. After transferring from the University of Tennessee Mullins was named Atlantic Sun Libero of the Year (2005) and was a three-time member of the Atlantic Sun All-Conference Team (First Team, 2006, 2007; Second Team, 2005).
January 15, 2010
Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthall has signed Charlyn Ursell, a transfer from Arkansas State, to fill in the right side spot in the lineup. Ursell is enrolled in Lipscomb for the spring semester.
December 23, 2009
Coach Brandon Rosenthal wants his players to enjoy their accolades from 2009 as they visit with famiilies and friends during the Christmas break, but he knows they are already looking ahead to next season.
December 22, 2009
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons first round loss in the NCAA Tournament did little to affect their final RPI ranking. They entered the tournament ranked 34th. They are rated 36th in the final RPI.
December 15, 2009
Lipscomb volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal is looking to the future with the signing of three top high school prospects for the 2010 season. He would like to add one or two more players to the mix before he is finished.
December 09, 2009
The awards continue to roll in for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team. Junior setter Stefine “Jake” Pease and junior middle hitter Alex Kelly were both named to the NCAA Division I South Region Team by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).
December 04, 2009
The Lady Bisons faced the strongest team ever in the history of the program, dropping a 3-0 match to California, the No. 9 seed and the No. 10 team in the country in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday night in Columbus, Ohio.
December 04, 2009
The time for talking is over as the Lady Bisons are only hours away from facing the biggest challenge in the history of the program when they play California at 5 CST in the NCAA Tournament's first round in Columbus, Ohio.
December 03, 2009
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons have not lost in their last 25 matches and they don't plan to end that streak Friday when they face No. 9 seed Cal in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
December 02, 2009
When Meghan Hinemeyer wasn't named to the Atlantic Sun All-Tournament Team, teammate Alex Kelly decided to step up. Kelly gave Hinemeyer her all-tournament medal.
December 02, 2009
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons make their second NCAA tournament appearance when they face off with No. 9-seed California in the first round of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament Friday at Ohio State at 5 p.m. CST.
December 01, 2009
Ohio State University, the host for the NCAA First and Second Rounds, has announced ticket information for this Friday and Saturday. The Lady Bisons play California in the first round at 5 p.m. CST Friday. Ohio State and Cincinnati play the second match. The winners will play Saturday.
November 29, 2009
The Lady Bisons were expecting a better fate, but they will face No.9-seed California in the first round of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament. The Lady Bisons will play Friday at Ohio State at 5 p.m. CST.
November 24, 2009
The Lady Bisons find themselves in elite company after breaking into the top 35 in the NCAA RPI rankings this week. Coach Brandon Rosenthal is amazed at the response to the news.
November 23, 2009
The Lady Bisons are rated 34th in the NCAA RPI this week, the highest rating in the history of the program.
November 22, 2009
The Lady Bisons, the Atlantic Sun Champions, are taking a few days off to spend time with their families during the Thanksgiving holiday. They will regroup Friday to start preparation for the NCAA Tournament.
November 21, 2009
The Lady Bisons swept FGCU 3-0 Saturday afternoon to win the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship in Fort Myers, Fla. It was the second title in three seasons for the Lady Bisons.
November 21, 2009
Junior setter Stefine "Jake" Pease was named Atlantic Sun Tournament Most Valuable Player Saturday as the Lady Bisons won the tournament championship. She also won the award in 2007.
November 20, 2009
The Lady Bisons are in the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship match for the third year in a row. Their foe, Florida Gulf Coast, is making its first appearance in the big match, in its first year of eligibility for tournament play. The winner gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
November 20, 2009
The Lady Bisons beat Belmont 3-1 to advance to the Atlantic Sun Championship match for the third year in a row. They will meet Florida Gulf Coast for the title.
November 20, 2009
The Lady Bisons will put their 23-match winning streak on the line Friday evening in Fort Myers, Fla., in the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament against arch-riival Belmont.
November 19, 2009
The Lady Bisons will need extra luggage to bring back all of the hardware they have picked up at the Atlantic Sun Tournament here. The Lady Bisons were honored Thursday along with the other teams in the tournament field at a buffet luncheon.
November 19, 2009
"The "Battle of the Boulevard" will have a tropical feel as the Lady Bisons will face arch-rival Belmont Friday night at 4 in Alico Arena in Fort Myers, Fla., in the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament.
November 18, 2009
The Lady Bisons are the top seed in the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament for the second year in a row, but coach Brandon Rosenthal is taking a different approach this time around as his team heads to Fort Myers, Fla.
November 17, 2009
Lipscomb middle hitter Alex Kelly won her second A-Sun Player of the Year award in a row and Brandon Rosenthal was named A-Sun Coach of the Year. Kelly and setter Stefine "Jake" Pease were both named First-Team All-Conference.
November 16, 2009
The Lady Bisons head into the Atlantic Sun Tournament later this week at Florida Gulf Coast in Fort Myers, Fla., as the 39th team in the RPI ratings.
November 14, 2009
The Lady Bisons defeated ETSU 3-1 (25-15, 25-18, 21-25, 25-17) Saturday afternoon to extend their winning streak to 23 matches and complete their sweep of Atlantic Sun Conference opponents.
November 13, 2009
The Lady Bisons won their 22nd straight match and remained unbeaten in the A-Sun with a 19-0 record in the conference.
November 12, 2009
Erin Pierce may not be a statistical leader for the Lady Bisons, but much of the success of the team can be attributed to her solid all-around play.
November 09, 2009
The Lady Bisons are ranked No. 1 in the country in both kills and assists per set in this week's NCAA statistical standings.
November 09, 2009
Lady Bisons middle hitter Alex Kelly earned her sixth career Atlantic Sun Player of the Week Award in volleyball and her third of the season.
November 07, 2009
The Lady Bisons extended their unbeaten string to 21 straight matches, including an 18-0 Atlantic Sun record, with a 3-0 sweep of USC Upstate Saturday afternoon in Spartanburg, S.C.
November 06, 2009
The Lady Bisons close out the road portion of the A-Sun regular season Saturday when they visit USC Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C.
November 05, 2009
Junior middle hitter Alex Kelly has been named to the weekly CVU "Top Performers" list.
November 03, 2009
The Lady Bisons swept Austin Peay from the Ohio Valley Conference 3-0 Tuesday night, the 20th match win in a row. The Lady Bisons are unbeaten at Allen Arena this season and have only lost one set on their home court.
November 02, 2009
The Lady Bisons are ranked 41st in the NCAA RPI, the highest rating ever for the program. The Lady Bisons are back in action Tuesday night at Allen Arena at 6:30 against Austin Peay State from the Ohio Valley Conference.
November 02, 2009
Lipscomb junior setter Stefine "Jake" Pease won her second A-Sun Player of the Week award as she heklped guide the Lady Bisons to wins over Jacksonville and UNF on the way to clinching the A-Sun regular season championship.
October 31, 2009
The Lady Bisons swept North Florida 3-0 Saturday afternoon to clinch their first ever Atlantic Sun regular season title. The Lady Bisons also won their 19th straight match. It was their 22nd win of the season, a new program record.
October 30, 2009
The Lady Bisons kept their streaks alive with a 3-0 match win Friday night at Jacksonville's Swisher Gym. The loss ended a 13-match win streak for Jacksonville.
October 29, 2009
No matter who wins Friday night a streak will end. The Lady Bisons enter their Atlantic Sun match with Jacksonville with a 17-match win streak and a 15-0 conference record. Jacksonville has won its last 13 matches and is only two matches behind the Lady Bisons in the race for the regular season championship.
October 27, 2009
With 17 straight match wins and a 15-0 Atlantic Sun record it might be easy for a team to become complacent. But the Lady Bisons refuse to let up as they seek a return to the NCAA Tournament.
October 24, 2009
The Lady Bisons extended their winning streak to 17 games and extended their A-Sun record to 15-0 Saturday afternoon with a 3-0 sweep of Stetson. Junior setter Stefine "Jake" Pease also set a new all-time school assists record.
October 23, 2009
The Lady Bisons volleyball team dispatched Florida Gulf Coast 25-17, 25-16, and 25-21 Friday evening to extend their winning streak to 16 matches and clinch a berth in the A-Sun Championship.
October 22, 2009
The Lady Bisons have won their last 15 matches and are 13-0 in the Atlantic Sun Conference, but they aren't taking it easy in practice or in matches as FGCU and Stetson visit Allen Arena this weekend.
October 19, 2009
The Lady Bisons have received their highest RPI ranking ever, starting the week in 57th place nationally.
October 17, 2009
The Lady Bisons won 3-0 at Mercer Saturday afternoon, extending their win streak to 15 games and keeping their A-Sun streak perfect at 13.
October 16, 2009
The Lady Bisons swept Kennesaw State at the Convocation Center in Kennesaw, Ga., Friday night with set scores of 25-23, 25-12 & 25-17. It was the 12th straight Atlantic Sun match win and the 14th consecutive match win overall for the Lady Bisons.
October 16, 2009
Elly Kaiser and Amy Trykowski are not going to put up the kind of statistics that impress, but their overall contributions to the success of the Lady Bisons volleyball team cannot be measured in numbers alone.
October 13, 2009
The Lady Bisons beat Belmont 3-1 Tuesday night in front of a record Allen Arena volleyball crowd of 1,379. The Lady Bisons are the first A-Sun team to win 11 straight matches in the front end of conference play.
October 13, 2009
It makes sense that three of the Lipscomb volleyball team's key players are from the “Show Me State.” After all, thus far this season, particularly in conference play, the Lady Bisons have been something to see.
October 12, 2009
The Lady Bisons start round two of the Atlantic Sun round robin Tuesday night at 6:30 when Belmont visits Allen Arena for the volleyball version of the "Battle of the Boulevard". The match is also billed as the A-Sun "Match of the Week" by the conference.
October 12, 2009
MACON, Ga. – Preseason Player of the Year Alex Kelly led Lipscomb to their 12th consecutive win, earning the fifth Player of the Week award of her career, the conference office announced on Monday.
October 09, 2009
Lady Bisons coach Brandon Rosenthal won his 100th career game as a head coach at Lipscomb Friday night sweeping USC Upstate 3-0. The victory extended the Lady Bisons match win streak to 12.
October 08, 2009
Junior middle hitter Alex Kelly has been a major player for the Lady Bisons since her freshman season, but this season she has enhanced her leadership skills.
October 06, 2009
The Lady Bisons defeated Murray State Tuesday evening with 57 kills, a season-high for a three-set match. Alex Kelly had 19 kills and Meghan Hinemeyer added 15 in Lipscomb's 11th consecutive win.
October 05, 2009
The Lady Bisons are climbing their way up the rankings in various categories in NCAA Division I, but Tuesday night they have to get past Murray State in a non-conference match in Murray, Ky., as they seek to run their wins streak to 11.
October 05, 2009
Preseason Player of the Year Alex Kelly lifted Lipscomb to two road wins and the first 9-0 start seen in Atlantic Sun volleyball since ETSU in 2006 to earn the fourth Player of the Week award of her career, the conference office announced on Monday.
October 03, 2009
The Lady Bisons dropped their first set 28-26 and then came back to win the next three sets to defeat Campbell for their 10th straight match win and ninth consecutive A-Sun match win Saturday afternoon in Buies Creek, N.C.
October 02, 2009
The Lady Bisons ended their consecutive sets streak at 25, losing set two Friday night in an A-Sun match at ETSU. They also lost set four to set the stage for their first 3-2 match win this season.
October 01, 2009
The Lady Bisons will be putting their eight-match, 24-set winning streak on the line Friday at 6 when they face ETSU in an Atlantic Sun match in Johnson City, Tenn.
September 29, 2009
The Lady Bisons played a non-conference opponent, but they didn't change their winning ways. Tuesday night at Allen Arena the Lady Bisons won their eighth straight match of the season and extended their sets win streak to 24 with a 3-0 win over Evansville from the Missouri Valley Conference.
September 28, 2009
Sophomore libero Katie Rose made a big adjustment this fall in her new position, but she contunues to improve with each match.
September 26, 2009
The Lady Bisons remained unbeaten in Atlantic Sun matches winning their seventh straight Saturday afternoon at Allen Arena. They beat Kennesaw State in three sets, extending their consecutive sets without a loss to 21.
September 25, 2009
The Lady Bisons remained perfect in the A-Sun with their sixth victory in a row, again by a score of 3-0. This time around it was a little more difficult to keep that string of 18 straight set wins alive as they needed a 26-24 effort to win the second set Friday night at Allen Arena against Mercer.
September 24, 2009
The Lady Bisons have won their last five matches, all by perfect 3-0 scores. That success has produced a buzz on campus that coach Brandon Rosenthal hopes will translate into big crowds Friday and Saturday at Allen Arena.
September 24, 2009
The 2009 volleyball media guide is now online for fans to get the most comprehensive coverage of the Lady Bisons.
September 23, 2009
The Lady Bisons are featured prominently in the NCAA Division I rankings both indvidiually and as a team.
September 21, 2009
Lady Bisons setter Stefine "Jake" Pease has been named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week. The Lady Bisons are 5-0 in conference play and swept both Stetson and Florida Gulf Coast on the road this past weekend.
September 19, 2009
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons made a statement Saturday night with a three-set sweep of Florida Gulf Coast at the Alico Arena in Fort Myers, Fla. The Lady Bisons won set one 25-22, set 25-21 and set three 25-18.
September 18, 2009
The Lady Bisons swept Stetson 25-14, 25-15, 25-15 Friday night in DeLand, Fla., to extend their A-Sun record to 4-0. They have swept all four matches by 3-0 scores.
September 18, 2009
The Lady Bisons are putting their Atlantic Sun unbeaten streak on the line this weekend in Florida. Friday at 5 p.m. the Lady Bisons (6-3, 3-0) will face Stetson (0-9, 0-3) in Deland Fla. Saturday night at 6 they will be in Fort Myers, Fla., to face Florida Gulf Coast (5-5, 4-0) in what has been billed by the conference at the Atlantic Sun Match of the Week.
September 17, 2009
Lipscomb setter Stefinie "Jake" Pease likes to coordinate the offense for the Lady Bisons, but the fashion merchandise major from Berryton, Kan., also enjoys coordinating her clothing.
September 12, 2009
The Lady Bisons continued their domination of A-Sun foes with their third straight 3-0 sweep. This time around they beat Jacksonville 3-0 by scores of 25-19, 25-14 and 25-19.
September 11, 2009
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons opened at home with a flourish, sweeping North Florida 3-0 Friday night at Allen Arena. The Lady Bisons won 25-14, 25-17 and 25-14. It was the Atlantic Sun opener for North Florida.
September 10, 2009
The Lady Bisons will play on their home court in Allen Arena for the first time this season. They face North Florida Friday night at 6:30 and Jacksonville Saturday afternoon at 2 in a pair of crucial A-Sun matches.
September 08, 2009
The Lady Bisons defeated Belmont three sets to none (25-15, 25-21, 25-14) in the volleyball rendition of the Battle of the Boulevard. it was the first time in the history of the program the Lady Bisons have won a match at the Curb Center against the Bruins.
September 08, 2009
Tuesday's night' game between the Lady Bisons and Belmont at the Curb Event Center is the Atlantic Sun Game of the Week, featuring two of the top programs in the conference.
September 05, 2009
The Lady Bisons closed out the Jayhawk Invitational Saturday morning with a 3-0 match loss to Florida International. Middle hitter Alex Kelly earned her second straight All-Tournament Team selection. The Lady Bisons open conference play Tuesday at Belmont.
September 04, 2009
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons bounced back from a loss to Kansas to beat Creighton 3-1 Friday in the Jayhawk Invitational at the University of Kansas.
September 04, 2009
Friday afternoon at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center in Lawrence, Kan., the Lady Bisons beat tournament host Kansas 25-20 in the first set, but lost 25-14 in set two, 25-23 in set three and 25-23 in set 4. The Lady Bisons, 2-2, get another chance at 5 p.m. when they play Creighton.
September 03, 2009
Three Lady Bisons volleyball players will be heading back to family and friends this weekend as they participate in the Jayhawk Invitational hosted by the University of Kansas Friday and Saturday.
August 30, 2009
The Lady Bisons went up against the Lady Vols of the University of Tennessee this afternoon in their final game of the Lady Vol Classic, but could not find a way to get past the SEC powerhouse. In three extremely close sets, the Lady Bisons lost with the set scores of 24-26, 22-25, and 23-25.
August 29, 2009
Junior transfer Meghan Hinemeyer had 14 kills and junior setter Jake Pease had 41 assists in Lipscomb's 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-22) win over Tennessee Tech in the Atlantic Sun Game of the Week Saturday evening at the Lady Vol Classic.
August 29, 2009
The Lipscomb Volleyball Team started off their season strong this morning with a 3-0 win against Western Kentucky in the Lady Vol Classic Tournament at the University of Tennessee. With set scores of 25-23, 25-17, and 27-25, the Lady Bisons quickly showed a glimpse of the season to come.
August 28, 2009
The Lady Bisons will be tested by three teams from three different conferences this weekend as they face Western Kentucky from the Sunbelt, Tennessee Tech from the Ohio Valley and host Tennessee from the Southeastern Conference in the Lady Vol Classic.
August 21, 2009
It's didn't matter who won the "Purple and White" match Friday afternoon at Allen Arena. it was all about how the match was played and overall coach Brandon Rosenthal liked what he saw.
August 20, 2009
Atlantic Sun Conference coaches gave the Lady Bisons five of 11 first place votes. Belmont was picked second with three first place votes and Florida Gulf Coast was tabbed for third, also with three first place votes. Junior Alex Kelly was selected as Preseason Player of the Year and joined Stefine "Jake" Pease on the Preseason All-Conference Team.
August 11, 2009
The Lady Bisons volleyball team has completed two days of preseason practice. Coach Brandon Rosenthal likes what he is seeing so far.
August 03, 2009
School doesn't start until Aug. 24, but the Lady Bisons volleyball team will arrive on campus Thursday and hit the court running as they work to return to the Atlantic Sun Tournament Championship match for the third straight year and a berth in the NCAA Tournament after a one-year absence.
July 07, 2009
Former Lipscomb University All-Conference volleyball player Ann Mullins has been named coach at Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Mullins had also served as a graduate assistant coach for the Lady Bisons.