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2013-14 Volleyball News
August 05, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons have earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2013-2014 season.
May 29, 2014
The incoming freshman class for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team is receiving national recognition from
May 14, 2014
"This is Lipscomb Volleyball" a promotional video shot last fall leading into the A-Sun tournament has been nominated in the “Outstanding Promotion, PSA, Tease, or Marketing Campaign” by the Sports Video Group (SVG) and the National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors of America (NACDA).
May 12, 2014
Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal has never hesitated to challenge his team in terms of scheduling.
April 30, 2014
After great spring practices, the Lipscomb volleyball team looks to make a reappearance at the A-Sun Tournament Championships and even the NCAA Tournament after missing out the past two years.
April 09, 2014
LUV looks to capitalize on the momentum built over the past couple of competition dates as they head into their final competition this weekend.
February 24, 2014
It may be the offseason for volleyball, but there is a lot going on. Feature articles are being written in Volleyball Magazine about the Lipscomb program and Dobson and Ford return from U.S. National Team tryouts.
February 22, 2014
After day two of the USA Volleyball National Team tryouts, Lipscomb junior Lauren Ford blogs about her experience with teammate Jewell Dobson in Colorado Springs, Colo.
February 21, 2014
Jewell Dobson and Lauren Ford are blogging about their experiences at the open tryout for the United States Volleyball Team at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Assistant coach Billy Ebel is serving as a floor coach.
February 11, 2014
Jewell Dobson and Lauren Ford are going to be attending the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team Open Tryouts. They will leave Feb. 20 for Colorado Springs, Colo., where they will live and work at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
December 18, 2013
Lady Bisons junior Jewell Dobson and Lauren Ford were honored on Wednesday by being selected 2013 Honorable Mention All-America by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
December 10, 2013
Middle blocker Jewell Dobson and outside hitter Lauren Ford have both been named to the All-South Region Division I Team by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). Dobson and Ford are the first Lipscomb Lady Bisons to earn spots on the team since 2010.
December 06, 2013
Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal has added three new players for the 2014 season - outside hitter Chloe Rogers and defensive specialists-liberos Brittany Thomas and Jennifer Phelan.
November 28, 2013
Buckle up all, its about to get nostalgic. As the final installment for my blog series, I’m going to try to tie all the themes back together and give you a glimpse into my life lessons learned at Lipscomb:
November 25, 2013
Led by men's and women's cross country, Lipscomb Athletics is setting the pace in the A-Sun All-Sports race through the fall sports. The Bisons lead the field with 117 of a possible 147 total points.
November 23, 2013
The Lady Bisons, playing their third match in as many days at the Kennesaw State University Convocation Center, battled with Jacksonville for five sets Saturday afternoon but lost 3-2.
November 22, 2013
The Lady Bisons claimed a five-set heavyweight fight on Friday night over ETSU to advance to Saturday afternoon's A-Sun Championship. The 2 p.m. contest is set to air on ESPN3 and via the WatchESPN app.
November 21, 2013
The Lady Bisons advanced to the 2013 Atlantic Sun Volleyball Championship semifinals with a 3-1 win over Kennesaw State on Thursday night in Kennesaw, Ga. Lipscomb is set to take on ETSU on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. in a contest that airs on ESPN3.
November 21, 2013
Heading for the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament for the ninth year in a row is still exciting for Rosenthal. But he admits that the tournament is simply a destination on the road to where he wants his Lady Bisons to be- their fifth NCAA Tournament.
November 20, 2013
Jewell Dobson was relaxing in her dorm room when teammates Lauren Ford and Megan Stout bursts in shouting the big news that she was the Atlantic Sun Volleyball “Player of the Year”. She is the fourth Lady Bison to win the award.
November 19, 2013
Lipscomb junior Jewell Dobson highlights the Atlantic Sun Conference Volleyball regular season awards as the 2013 Player of the Year, while Bri McCombs had a solid season to claim the Libero of the Year honor, by leading the A-Sun in digs per set.
November 18, 2013
The Atlantic Sun Conference honored Caitlin Dotson of Lipscomb University and Meredith Hardy of East Tennessee State University as the 2013 Volleyball Scholar-Athletes of the Year to highlight the league’s Academic All-Conference team.
November 18, 2013
I played my last conference game in Allen Arena on Saturday. I consider myself so very lucky to have had the opportunity to just be with my teammates over the years.
November 16, 2013
The Lady Bisons ended the A-Sun Conference regular season with a 3-0 sweep of FGCU Saturday afternoon at Allen Arena. They won set one 25-20, set two 25-13 and set three 25-19. The Purple and Gold have won 12 of their last 13 matches.
November 15, 2013
The Lady Bisons won 3-1 Friday night over Stetson at Allen Arena. After winning set one 25-14 and set two 25-15, the Lady Bisons dropped set three 25-20. The Purple and Gold took set four 25-17.
November 14, 2013
Confident leader. Relentless warrior. Brave mainstay. These are just some of the descriptions that fit setter Caitlin “Dot” Dotson, defensive specialist Stephanie Rex and middle blocker Claire Peterson. Friday this trio of Lipscomb seniors will be honored on “Senior Night”.
November 10, 2013
One of the most gratifying hobbies in the world has to be journaling. You get to write down your thoughts, emotions and really delve into your own mentality. You can create a world unique to your imagination. Life should be lived like a journal. Every day is a fresh new white page filled with potential.
November 09, 2013
After Friday night's gut-wrenching 3-2 match loss at ETSU the Lady Bisons bounced back with a 3-1 Atlantic Sun win over USC Upstate at the Hodge Center. The Purple and Gold are 19-7, 13-3 in the A-Sun.
November 09, 2013
The Lady Bisons have another match to play on this road trip at 2 p.m. against USC Upstate Saturday. The Purple and Gold enter the match 12-3 in the A-Sun, 18-7 overall. The Lady Bisons beat Upstate 3-0 earlier this season. They have not lost to Upstate in 10 meetings.
November 08, 2013
After winning the first two sets 27-25 and 25-23 the Lipscomb Lady Bisons lost the next three sets and the match to ETSU at Brooks Gym. The Lady Bisons are 12-3 in the conference, 18-7 overall.
November 08, 2013
Lipscomb junior outside hitter Lauren Ford has been named to the COSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) Capital One Academic All-District 3 First Team.
November 07, 2013
The Lipscomb volleyball team seeks revenge on ETSU Friday. Lipscomb has posted nine-straight wins since its last loss which was a 3-2 defeat to ETSU.
November 03, 2013
Lipscomb senior Caitlin Dotson's blog gives an inside look on what she picture's as victory and gives a rundown of the "LUV'd" things of the week.
November 02, 2013
Lipscomb’s 1,000 kills class has a new addition. Jewell Dobson needed only five kills to reach 1,000 in her career. She finished with nine to go along with 3.5 blocks. The Lady Bisons, 18-6 overall, 12-2 in the A-Sun, won their ninth straight match.
November 01, 2013
Right side Brittnay Estes, middle blocker Molly Spitznagle and outside hitter Lauren Ford combined for 7.5 blocks Friday night in a 3-0 sweep of Kennesaw State. The Lady Bisons won by scores of 25-20, 25-23 and 25-21.
October 31, 2013
When it comes to numbers the Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team has put up some impressive ones so far this season. They head into this weekend’s trip to Georgia ranked 74th in the RPI, a jump of 11 places over last week.
October 26, 2013
In a huge conference matchup with Jacksonville on Saturday, LUV lost the first two sets 25-21 and 25-16, before rallying for three set wins and the match. The Lady Bisons improved to 16-6, 10-2 in the A-Sun with the win.
October 25, 2013
Lauren Ford became only the fifth Lady Bison volleyball player to ever reach 1,000 kills in the 3-0 victory over North Florida on Friday night. LUV improved to 15-6, 9-2 in A-Sun play.
October 24, 2013
The Lipscomb volleyball team returns to Allen Arena Friday night hosting North Florida at 6:30 p.m. Saturday the Lady Bisons host Jacksonville at 2 p.m.
October 22, 2013
Lipscomb University’s Caitlin "Dot" Dotson garnered Player of the Week honors from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association after registering 107 assists in a pair of Bisons victories last week.
October 21, 2013
Lipscomb senior setter Caitlin Dotson has been Atlantic Sun Volleyball Player of the Week as announced by the league's office on Monday.
October 21, 2013
LUV has seen a lot of action in the past two weekends. While we’re pleased with our record, I am becoming increasingly aware of how quickly the season is ticking away.
October 19, 2013
The Lipscomb volleyball team won its fifth-straight match Saturday with a 3-0 sweep of Atlantic Sun foe Stetson by scores of 25-16, 25-23 and 25-14.
October 18, 2013
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons used a total team approach Friday night to extend their Atlantic Sun winning streak to four matches. The Purple and Gold overcame the dreaded “second set jinx” to beat Florida Gulf Coast 3-1 Friday night in front of a record 2,234 fans at Alico Arena.
October 17, 2013
Friday night at 6 p.m. the Lady Bisons will play Florida Gulf Coast at Alico Arena in Ft. Myers. The Lady Bisons, winners of their last three matches, are 12-6 overall, 6-2 in the A-Sun. The Eagles are 9-11, 5-2 in the conference.
October 16, 2013
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons continue to lead the nation in both assists per set and kills per set while this week’s RPI has the Lady Bison rated 92nd in the nation.
October 12, 2013
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team ended a string of five matches in seven days on a winning note Saturday afternoon at Allen Arena as they beat Kennesaw State 3-1 in Atlantic Sun Conference play.
October 11, 2013
The Lady Bisons swept Mercer at Allen Arena Friday night with set scores of 25-13, 25-17 and 25-19. The Purple and Gold are 11-6 overall, 5-2 in the A-Sun.
October 10, 2013
It is hard to say that a volleyball player averaging just under 18 kills over her last five matches is playing in the shadows. But that might well be the way to describe Lipscomb outside hitter Lauren Ford.
October 08, 2013
The Lipscomb volleyball team picked up a 3-1 win over Northern Kentucky Tuesday night in Allen Arena. Lipscomb won by scores of 25-13, 16-25, 25-17 and 15-23.
October 08, 2013
Lipscomb University’s Jewell Dobson garnered Player of the Week honors from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association after registering 47 kills in a pair of conference matches for the Bisons.
October 07, 2013
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons have a lot of ones on the NCAA national level, but coach Brandon Rosenthal is more concerned about the number two, as in the number of Atlantic Sun losses this season.
October 07, 2013
Lipscomb junior Jewell Dobson has been named the Atlantic Sun Conference Volleyball Player of the Week after averaging 5.88 kills per set over the weekend.
October 05, 2013
Lipscomb and ETSU both left it all on the court Saturday afternoon in an Atlantic Sun match at Allen Arena. There has to be a winner and that was ETSU taking a 3-2 victory. The Lady Bisons lost the match, but they won in so many ways as well.
October 04, 2013
In Friday night’s 3-0 Atlantic Sun Conference win over USC Upstate the Lady Bisons tied or set new highs for a three-set match individually and as a team.
October 03, 2013
The Lipscomb volleyball squad hosts USC Upstate Friday at 6:30 p.m. and ETSU Saturday at 2 p.m. to begin a stretch of five straight contests in Allen Arena. Friday's game can also be seen on ESPN3.
October 02, 2013
The Lipscomb volleyball game against Florida Gulf Coast on Nov. 16 has been picked up by ESPN3. The senior day contest will be the seventh home broadcast on ESPN3 for the Lady Bisons.
October 01, 2013
If he had his choice Brandon Rosenthal would rather his Lady Bisons be 3-0 in the A-Sun Conference than ranked No. 1 in the country in kills per set, but for the third week in a row the Lady Bisons volleyball team is rated first in NCAA Division I in kills per set.
September 30, 2013
Lipscomb sophomore libero Bri McCombs has been named Atlantic Sun Defensive Player of the Week by the conference office. It is the first A-Sun weekly award for McCombs, a law, justice and society major from Franklin, Tenn.
September 29, 2013
Senior volleyball player Caitlin "Dot" Dotson blogs about everything LUV. Her topics range from the loss at Jacksonville to Garner Goode becoming a surrogate coach. Also,have you ever wondered about human bicycling?
September 28, 2013
It was a case of a little less conversation and a little more action for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team as they bounced back with a 3-0 win over North Florida on Saturday after losing to Jacksonville Friday night.
September 27, 2013
Friday night at Swisher Gym the Lady Bisons fell 3-1 to the Jacksonville Dolphins in an Atlantic Sun Conference volleyball match. The loss ended an 11-game winning streak for the Lady Bisons against Jacksonville dating back to 2006.
September 26, 2013
The Lipscomb volleyball team travels to Jacksonville, Fla., for a 6 p.m. match Friday at Jacksonville and a 2 p.m. contest at North Florida Saturday.
September 21, 2013
Lipscomb fell in three sets to No. 19 Kentucky on Saturday at Allen Arena as the Lady Bisons finished their non-conference slate. During pregame warm-ups, sophomore Molly Spitznagle was sidelined with an ankle injury.
September 20, 2013
The Lipscomb volleyball team hosts No. 19 Kentucky in Allen Arena at 2 p.m. Saturday. The game will also be streamed on ESPN3.
September 18, 2013
The Lipscomb volleyball team opened Atlantic Sun Conference play by sweeping Northern Kentucky 25-23, 25-19 and 25-22 at Regents Hall in Highland Heights, Ky.
September 17, 2013
Volleyball has their eye on the crown and the road to a championship begins Wednesday when the Lady Bisons travel to Northern Kentucky to open Atlantic Sun play.
September 15, 2013
Lipscomb senior volleyball player Caitlin Dotson blogs about the Lady Bisons trip to Virginia Tech. She talks about how the movie "Now You See Me" got her thinking about everyday magic.
September 14, 2013
The Lipscomb volleyball team swept William and Mary 3-0 Saturday night to end the Hokie Invite. Jewell Dobson and Molly Spitznagle were named to the All-Tournament Team following the match.
September 14, 2013
The Lipscomb volleyball team beat Duquesne 3-1 Saturday morning at the Hokie Invitational by scores of 25-21, 25-21, 23-25 and 25-23. The Lady Bisons take on William and Mary at 5 p.m. Saturday.
September 13, 2013
The Lipscomb volleyball team played a gritty match losing 25-21 in set one, 25-23 in set two and 28-26 in set three Friday night at Cassell Coliseum in the Hokie Invitational.
September 12, 2013
The Lady Bisons play their final tournament of the preconference schedule Friday and Saturday at the Hokie Classic at Virginia Tech’s Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va. The Lady Bisons will face the host team Friday at 6 p.m.
September 11, 2013
The Sept. 21 battle between Lipscomb and No. 19 Kentucky has been added to the ESPN3 broadcast schedule. First serve is set for 2 p.m. from Allen Arena. Admission is free.
September 09, 2013
After being named Most Valuable Player in the Lipscomb Invitational Dobson earned her first ever Atlantic Sun Player of the Week honor for her stellar performance this past weekend.
September 09, 2013
Caitlin Dotson, a senior from Louisville, Ky., writes her first blog of the season on the Lipscomb volleyball team. She touches on the Lipscomb Invitational that was hosted this past weekend.
September 07, 2013
The Lady Bisons beat South Alabama 3-0 on Saturday for their third-consecutive sweep to win the Lipscomb Invitational. The win improved the Purple and Gold to 4-2 on the season.
September 06, 2013
The Lipscomb volleyball team picked up its second-straight sweep on Friday with a 3-0 victory over Samford. Earlier in the day, the Lady Bisons swept Jacksonville State.
September 06, 2013
The Lady Bisons swept Jacksonville State in their opening match of the Lipscomb Invitational sponsored by the Marriott Courtyard-Brentwood by scores of 25-20, 25-13 and 25-15 at Allen Arena.
September 04, 2013
After finishing 1-2 in the Bulldog Invitational at the University of Georgia, the Lady Bisons hope to return to its winning ways this weekend as they host the Lipscomb Invitational at Allen Arena.
August 31, 2013
The Lady Bisons closed out the Bulldog Invitational with a 1-2 record. They did not go out easily. They came from behind to win set three 25-19. Texas Christian prevailed 3-1 with a 27-25 win in set one, a 25-23 decision in set two and a 25-19 victory in set four.
August 31, 2013
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team rebounded Saturday morning with a 3-0 win over Furman in the Bulldog Invitational. They close out the invitational later today with a 4:30 match with Texas Christian.
August 30, 2013
The Lipscomb volleyball team fell 3-0 at the hands of Georgia in the season opener Friday night. The Lady Bisons have two more games remaining at the Bulldog Invitational on Saturday.
August 30, 2013
Opening day is finally here for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team.Tonight at 6 they will face host Georgia in the first round of the Bulldog Invitational at the Ramsey Student Center.
August 29, 2013
The Lipscomb volleyball team can't wait for many things during the 2013 season. Head coach Brandon Rosenthal details the upcoming season and what it will take to be successful.
August 28, 2013
Lipscomb University’s Caitlin “Dot” Dotson is one of 30 NCAA women’s volleyball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court selected today as a candidate for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate volleyball.
August 21, 2013
Jessica Enderle stays busy as director of Club West volleyball and as the girls’ volleyball coach at Page High School in Franklin, Tenn., but she found time this week to talk with
August 21, 2013
Three members of the Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team were named to the Atlantic Sun Preseason All-Conference Team.
August 20, 2013
The Lipscomb volleyball squad was inspired by an afternoon spent watching the Nashville Rollergirls roller derby team work out downtown at the Municipal Auditorium. All of the Rollergirls have nicknames so the volleyball players decided they needed new names as well.
August 17, 2013
The volleyball team took to the court at Allen Arena on Saturday morning with a fast-paced scrimmage that pleased head coach Brandon Rosenthal.
August 15, 2013
ESPN 3 is set to air five volleyball contests live from Allen Arena this fall beginning with the Samford match on Sept. 6. Make sure to tune in your computer, smart phone or XBox360 and catch all the action.
August 08, 2013
Brandon Rosenthal rated the first practice of his 11th season as head coach of the Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team as possibly the best ever.
July 31, 2013 had a chance to catch up with Erin Pierce, a former Lady Bison volleyball player. Pierce is a licensed dietitian at Scales Nutrition and Wellness Center in Nashville.
July 09, 2013
With a veteran-heavy squad, the 2013 volleyball team is set to host 13 matches at Allen Arena this fall including a marquee matchup against SEC foe Kentucky.
June 25, 2013
Brandon Rosenthal has tabbed former Kentucky standout Ann Armes as assistant coach to round out his 2013 coaching staff.
June 19, 2013 was able to catch up with former volleyball player Charlyn Ursell recently to talk about her move to Denver.
June 05, 2013
Lipscomb volleyball head coach Brandon Rosenthal has announced the hiring of Billy Ebel to be the next volleyball assistant coach.