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2010-11 Volleyball News
June 24, 2011
Lipscomb volleyball Coach Brandon Rosenthal just got back to Nashville from a recent trip to Orlando and by Monday he'll be in Atlanta. Such is the life of a college volleyball recruiter.
June 21, 2011
Lipscomb volleyball standout Alex Kelly was named assistant coach at Appalachian State University. Kelly graduated from Lipscomb last month and was a two-time Atlantic Sun Player of the Year during her career with the Lady Bisons.
May 30, 2011
The Lipscomb volleyball program was recognized recently by for "High Honorable Mention" for its 2011 recruiting class. Lipscomb was the only program recognized from the Atlantic Sun Conference.
May 24, 2011
Eight Lipscomb University athletic teams received perfect NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores and twelve teams exceeded the national average for private schools in the latest report issued Tuesday by the NCAA.
April 19, 2011
The Lipscomb Volleyball team has announced their schedule for the upcoming 2011 season. Not only will next year's team have six new players, but the Lady Bisons will also play a schedule unlike any from past years.
March 07, 2011
The Collegiate Volleyball Update (CVU) has announced the 2010 Stellar Spiker teams. Lipscomb middle blocker Alex Kelly was named to the CVU Stellar Spiker Second Team. Setter Stefine “Jake” Pease was Honorable Mention.
January 28, 2011
Abby Fay, a graduate student from Kansas State in the Big 12, will play her final year of eligibility for the Lady Bisons volleyball team. Fay played on the same club team with Alex Kelly, Stefine "Jake" Pease and Meghan Hinemeyer during high school.
January 27, 2011
Four Lipscomb student-athletes earned the President's Scholar Award and three were given the Commissioner's Scholar Award by the A-Sun.
January 14, 2011
In what could prove to be one of his most important recruiting classes Lipscomb volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal will be welcoming five new players in the fall.
December 15, 2010
Seniors Alex Kelly and Stefine “Jake” Pease have been named American Volleyball Coaches Association honorable mention All-America for the second year in a row. AVCA selects the All-America teams for the NCAA.
December 07, 2010
For the second year in row middle blocker Alex Kelly and setter Stefine "Jake" Pease were named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association's South Region Team.
December 03, 2010
Lipscomb missed their best opportunity in three trips to advance past the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Friday night at the Frericks Center here on the campus of the University of Dayton the Lady Bisons fell 3-1 in the first round to Ohio State.
December 02, 2010
Friday at 5 p.m. CST the Lady Bisons, 24-6, will face Ohio State, 22-11, at the Frericks Center on the campus of host Dayton in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Dayton, the No. 14 seed, will face Butler in the second match.
December 02, 2010
Stefine "Jake" Pease regulary writes a blog on Lipscomb volleyball. The team is in full NCAA Tournament mode this week.
December 01, 2010
The book "Teammates Matter", written by Nashville's Alan Williams, has been an inspiration for the Lady Bisons volleyball team for the past four years.
November 28, 2010
If its December and the NCAA Tournament then the Lady Bisons are heading to Ohio. Friday at Dayton, Ohio the Lady Bisons will face Ohio State in the first round. It is the third time Lipscomb has played a tournament match in Ohio.
November 27, 2010
The Lady Bisons closed out the regular season with a 3-2 win over Xavier at Allen Arena. The Lady Bisons, 24-6, find out Sunday afternoon their opponent and where they will play in the NCAA Tournament.
November 26, 2010
The Lady Bisons will face Xavier from the Atlantic 10 Conference Saturday at 2 p.m. at Allen Arena in the final match before the NCAA Tournament.
November 25, 2010
It's not part of his coaching duties but Lady Bisons volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal is serving Thanksgiving dinner to his team today. They will practice in the morning and eat turkey and watch football the rest of the day.
November 23, 2010
Ten minutes saved the Lipscomb Lady Bisons from a crushing season-ending defeat allowing them to regroup and win three straight sets for a 3-2 A-Sun Championship victory over ETSU.
November 23, 2010
The Collegiate Volleyball Update ( is pleased to announce that Lipscomb senior Alex Kelly has been selected as the National Player of the Week for Nov. 15 through Nov. 21.
November 20, 2010
The top-seeded Lipscomb Lady Bisons spotted No. 3 seed ETSU the first two sets and then rallied to win the next three to win the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship for the second year in a row Saturday afternoon at Alico Arena in Fort, Myers, Fla.
November 19, 2010
The top-seeded Lady Bisons earned a spot in the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship match for the fourth season in a row and will be seeking their third title when they face ETSU at 2 p.m. at Alico Arena in Fort Myers, Fla.
November 19, 2010
The Lady Bisons will be seeking their third Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament title in the past four years after sweeping Belmont 3-0 at Alico Arena in semifinals.
November 18, 2010
The "Battlle of the Boulevard" has a Florida as the Lipscomb Lady Bisons and Belmont play in the semifinals of the A-Sun Tournament in Fort Myers. It is the fifth time in the past five years the two rivals have played each other in the tourney.
November 18, 2010
Lipscomb senior setter Jake Pease has been writing a journal during the season. She plans to have additional entries from the A-Sun Tournament this weekend.
November 16, 2010
Lipscomb senior setter Stefine "Jake" Pease has been named A-Sun Player of the Year by the conference coaches. Pease and middle blocker Alex Kelly were unanimous First Team All-Conference. Outisde hitter Meghan Hinemeyer is a second teamer.
November 09, 2010
The Lady Bisons finished the Atlantic Sun regular season unbeaten for the second year in a row with a 3-1 match victory over Belmont Tuesday night at Allen Arena on "Senior" Night.
November 08, 2010
The Lady Bisons will close out the regular season Tuesday night when Belmont visits Allen Arena. Five seniors will also be honored _ setter Stefine "Jake" Pease, middle blocker Alex Kelly, outside hitter Meghan Hinemeyer, defensive specialist Elly Kaiser and setter Tory Ashcraft.
November 06, 2010
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons won their 20th match of the season with a 3-0 sweep of Stetson Saturday afternoon in DeLand, Fla., earning their second straight A-Sun Championship and the No. 1 seed in the tournament.
November 05, 2010
For the first time this season the Lipscomb Lady Bisons played a five-set match holding off Florida Gulf Coast 3-2 Friday night at the Alico Arena in Fort Myers, Fla.
November 04, 2010
Lipscomb Lady Bisons' senior middle blocker Alex Kelly has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)/ESPN Academic All-District third team for District IV on the university level.
November 02, 2010
Senior setter Stefine "Jake" Pease writes a weekly blog on the Lady Bisons volleyball program. Preparations for the Jacksonville and Florida Gulf Coast matches and some practice issues are discussed.
November 01, 2010
When the Lady Bisons head to Florida this weekend to face Florida Gulf Coast and Stetson they will be packing both paranoia and a dose of calmness to go with their 7- 0 conference record.
October 30, 2010
The Lady Bisons, 7-0 in the Atlantic Sun with three regular season matches left, clinched a berth in the conference tournament. The Lady Bisons swept Jacksonville 3-0 Saturday afternoon at Allen Arena.
October 29, 2010
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons continued their winning ways Friday night beating North Florida 3-0 in Atlantic Sun Conference play. The Lady Bisons won by scores of 24-11, 25-19 and 25-17 on their home court at Allen Arena.
October 28, 2010
The Lady Bisons have two key Atlantic Sun home matches this weekend facing North Florida Friday and Jacksonville Saturday at Allen Arena. Friday night's game is also "Dig for the Cure" a breast cancer awareness event. Fans are encouraged to wear pink.
October 26, 2010
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons sit at the top of the Atlantic Sun standings with a 5-0 record. But they still have five more conference matches to play, starting this weekend at 6:30 against North Florida at Allen Arena followed by Jacksonville on Saturday.
October 26, 2010
In part seven of her journal setter Stefine "Jake" Pease talks about the many aspects of the Louisville match and what it was like to have four days off.
October 20, 2010
The Lady Bisons played Louisville for the first time ever in a volleyball match Wednesday night, falling 3-0.
October 19, 2010
This is the sixth installment of senior setter Jake Pease's journal of the 2010 season.
October 19, 2010
The Lady Bisons are in Louisville Wednesday night for their first ever volleyball match with the Louisville Cardinals from the Big East. The match begins at 6.
October 16, 2010
After dropping the first set to Campbell 25-23, the Lady Bisons volleyball team won three consecutive sets to take the match against the Camels 3-1 Saturday afternoon at the Curb Event Center.
October 15, 2010
Lipscomb opposite Charlyn Ursell has the top hitting percentage in Atlantic Sun Conference games. The transfer from Arkansas State is becoming more adjusted to Lady Bisons volleyball and that is a plus for coach Brandon Rosenthal.
October 14, 2010
It's a home match on the schedule for the Lady Bisons, but Saturday afternoon at 2 they are going to be playing Campbell down the road at Belmont's Curb Center.
October 12, 2010
The Lady Bisons have been busy. They climbed from 102 in the NCAA Division I RPI rating to 83 and also received a mention in the Nashville Scene's "Best of Nashville" issue.
October 12, 2010
Lipscomb University's Lady Bisons will host the Atlantic Sun Conference Volleyball Tournament in 2011 and 2012. Lipscomb athletic director Philip Hutcheson presented the bid Tuesday during the conference meetings in Macon, Ga.
October 11, 2010
It was a long trip east for the Lady Bisons, but Atlantic Sun wins at ETSU and USC Upstate made the trip a happy one.
October 09, 2010
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons closed out their road trip with a 3-1 win Saturday afternoon at USC Upstate. he Lady Bisons won set one 25-13 and set 2 25-12, but fell 25-22 in set three before winning set four 25-17.
October 08, 2010
The Lady Bisons faced a tough challenge from ETSU but swept the Atlantic Sun Conference match 3-0 Friday night at the Brooks Gym in Johnson City.
October 07, 2010
ETSU gave the Lady Bisons their toughest matches last season and 2010 looks like it is going to be just as intense as the two teams meet Friday night in Johnson City.
October 05, 2010
The T-shirts and music are back for the Lady Bisons and so are the wins. Find out what the latest edition of "Jake's Journal" has to say.
October 02, 2010
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons swept Kennesaw State 3-0 Saturday afternoon in Atlantic Sun Conference play at Allen Arena. The Lady Bisons recorded set wins of 25-18, 25-15 and 25-11.
October 01, 2010
The Lady Bisons swept Mercer 3-0 to extend their home winning streak to 21 matches and their Atlantic Sun Conference regular season win streak to 26 straight matches.
September 30, 2010
The Lady Bisons, 11-5 overall, begin the defense of the Atlantic Sun Championship Friday when Mercer, 6-12, visits Allen Arena for a 6:30 p.m. match. Saturday afternoon they face Kennesaw State at 2 p.m.
September 27, 2010
Stefine "Jake" Pease reviews a successful week for the Lady Bisons who were 2-0 with match sweeps of Austin Peay and Florida Gulf Coast.
September 27, 2010
Lipscomb's Meghan Hinemeyer claimed the first Atlantic Sun Volleyball player of the week award of her career, announced by the league office Monday, for her performance in a 2-0 week for the Lady Bisons.
September 26, 2010
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons swept Florida Gulf Coast 3-0 Sunday afternoon at Allen Arena. Scores were 25-22, 25-22 and 25-13.
September 25, 2010
Freshmen Caitlin "Dot" Dotson and Claire Peterson are making big contributions for the Lady Bisons this season. The Lady Bisons face FGCU Sunday at 1 p.m. at Allen Arena.
September 24, 2010
The "back to basics" approach has continued this week as the Lady Bisons, 10-5, prepare to face Florida Gulf Coast, 2-10, Sunday at 1 p.m. at Allen Arena.
September 23, 2010
In the second installment of Jake's Journal she talks about the Austin Peay match and the team's "back to basics" approach.
September 21, 2010
The Lady Bisons got back to basics and back on the winning track Tuesday night with a 3-0 win over Austin Peay at the Dunn Center in Clarksville.
September 20, 2010
This is the first installment of a journal that senior setter Stefine "Jake" Pease will be writing about the volleyball team for the rest of the season.
September 18, 2010
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons lost 3-1 to Marshall Saturday evening to close out the Billiken Invitational in St. Louis. After winning set one 25-15 the Lady Bisons lost 25-19, 25-22 and 25-18.
September 18, 2010
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons lost 3-0 to Western Kentucky Saturday in the second day of the Billiken Invitational hosted by St. Louis University. The Lady Bisons face Marshall at 4:30 p.m. to close out the tournament.
September 17, 2010
Lipscomb fell 3-1 to host St. Louis Friday night in the Billiken Invitational to end a seven-match winning streak. They face Western Kentucky and Marshall Saturday in the second round.
September 16, 2010
The Lady Bisons play this weekend in St. Louis in the Billiken Invitational. The Lady Bisons face host St. Louis Friday night at 7. Saturday they will play Western Kentucky at noon and Marshall at 4:30.
September 14, 2010
The Lady Bisons rivalry with Belmont in volleyball heated up a little more Tuesday night in a 3-1 match win for Lipscomb at the Curb Center.
September 13, 2010
Tuesday afternoon at 5 the Lady Bisons, 8-2, make the short trip to Belmont, 4-7, for volleyball's version of the “Battle of the Boulevard”. This match will not count in the Atlantic Sun Conference standings.
September 13, 2010
For the second time this season and eighth in her career, Lipscomb's Alex Kelly earned the Atlantic Sun Volleyball Player of the Week award, announced Monday by the league office.
September 11, 2010
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons won the Gamecock Invitational with a 3-0 match sweep of host South Carolina Saturday morning. The set scores were 25-18, 25-21 and 25-21.
September 10, 2010
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons swept South Carolina State 3-0 in the second match of the Gamecock Invitational at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. The Lady Bisons won 25-11, 25-18 and 25-11.
September 10, 2010
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons swept Furman 3-0 Friday morning in the first match of the Gamecock Invitational hosted by the University of South Carolina in Columbia. The Lady Bisons won by scores of 25-18, 25-19 and 25-18.
September 09, 2010
Lipscomb and Furman both were undefeated in their respective conferences last season. Friday they will face each other to see who is the best in the Gamecock Invitational in Columbia, S.C.
September 07, 2010
The Lady Bisons won their 19th consecutive match at Allen Arena and their third match sweep with a 3-0 win over Tennessee State Tuesday night.
September 07, 2010
The Lady Bisons play their first home match of the season Tuesday night at 6:30 at Allen Arena when Tennessee State visits.
September 04, 2010
The Lady Bisons swept tournament host Pittsburgh 3-0 Saturday morning in the Pitt Invitational. It was the second match sweep in a row for the Lady Bisons who finished the tournament with a 2-1 record.
September 03, 2010
The Lady Bisons rebounded from a 3-0 loss to Purdue to sweep Tulane 3-0 in the first day of the Pittsburgh Invitational behind Kaycee Green's match-high 12 kills.
September 03, 2010
The Lady Bisons will have to rebound Friday afternoon after losing 3-0 to Purdue in the morning match at the Pittsburgh Invitational. It was the first time this season the Lady Bisons have been swept in a match.
September 03, 2010
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons have a busy Friday in the opening round of the Blue-and-Gold Invitational hosted by the University of Pittsburgh.The Lady Bisons play Purdue at 10 a.m. followed by Tulane at 4 p.m.
September 01, 2010
Coach Brandon Rosenthal expected Alex Kelly to be a force in the middle again this season, but he has been pleasantly surprised by how quickly Katie Rose has made the transition to middle blocker, a position she has not played since high school.
August 30, 2010
Lipscomb senior middle hitter Alex Kelly earned the first Atlantic Sun Player of the Week Award for the 2010 season. It is the seventh time she has been honored in her career.
August 28, 2010
With a 3-1 win against the San Francisco Dons tonight, the Lady Bisons end the Bluejay Invitational at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska with a record of 2-1.
August 28, 2010
Led by Alex Kelly, the Lady Bisons come from behind to defeat the Creighton Bluejays in the second match of the Bluejay Invitational.
August 27, 2010
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons opened the 2010 volleyball season with a 3-1 loss to Kansas Friday night in the Bluejay Invitational. Saturday the Lady Bisons will play host Creighton at noon and San Francisco at 5:30 in Omaha, Neb.
August 27, 2010
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons kick off the 2010 volleyball season Friday at 4:30 in the Bluejay Invitational hosted by Creighton in Omaha, Neb. The Lady Bisons will play Creighton and San Francisco Saturday.
August 26, 2010
The main goal set by the Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team is to win a first round match in the NCAA Tournament. For two of the last three seasons the Lady Bisons have earned a berth in the tournament and lost each time in the first round.
August 26, 2010
Lipscomb middle blocker Alex Kelly has been named as a candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. From the list of 30 candidates, 10 finalists will be selected by a national media committee and announced in mid-October.
August 25, 2010
Kelly Houff Ehlert received her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy earlier this month from Belmont University. She played volleyball from 2002 to 2005 under Brandon Rosenthal
August 20, 2010
The Lady Bisons have taken the level of competition up a notch as they close out preseason volleyball drills this weekend.
August 19, 2010
Stefine "Jake" Pease is A-Sun Preseason Player of the Year and joins Alex Kelly and Meghan Hinemeyer on the preseason all-conference team.
August 12, 2010
Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal doesn't have to worry about that problem with his team that won both the Atlantic Sun regular season championship with a 22-0 record and the conference tournament championship in 2009.
August 09, 2010
Volleyball teams around the country took to the court Monday morning for the first day of official practice. Lipscomb head coach Brandon Rosenthal took a few minutes to preview the first practice with
July 22, 2010
The Lipscomb volleyball team has been honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for its academics. The Lady Bisons are one of 94 NCAA Division I teams receiving the AVCA Team Academic Award for 2009-2010.
July 13, 2010
No one is kicking sand in the face of Alex Kelly as she explores the outdoor side of the game this summer in Southern California. Kelly is based in South Bay near Los Angeles as an intern with “The Net Live” and the “Volleyball Network”.
July 12, 2010
Mark McGee, senior publisher and director of athletics media relations, was recently named an AVCA Sports Information Director Honoree NCAA Division I – South Region for his promotion of the Lady Bison Volleyball Team during the 2009-10 season.