2011-12 Volleyball News
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June 04, 2012
After helping guide the FGCU women's volleyball team to an 18-13 overall record and a trip to the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun conference tournament last season as an assistant coach, Fernanda Nelson has resigned and accepted the head coaching position at Florida Atlantic University of the Sun Belt conference. She will be the fifth head coach in the program's history.
April 30, 2012
Florida Gulf Coast University volleyball coach Dave Nichols has announced that Christine Pinder (Gainesville, Fla./ Buchholz HS/College of Central Florida/Houston), formerly of the College of Central Florida, will join the Florida Gulf Coast volleyball program for the 2012 season.
February 10, 2012
FGCU Volleyball Head Coach Dave Nichols has announced his 2012 summer camp schedule.
November 18, 2011
The Florida Gulf Coast University women's volleyball team fell to second-seeded Lipscomb, 3-0 (18-25, 13-25, 22-25) in the semifinal match at the 2011 Atlantic Sun Volleyball Tournament at Allen Arena on Friday night.
November 17, 2011
Freshman Jill Hopper and sophomore Kaitlin Holm finished with 13 and 12 kills respectively as the FGCU volleyball squad defeated UNF 3-1 (25-22, 19-25, 25-11, 27-25 ) Thursday night at the Allen Arena in Nashville, Tenn.
November 17, 2011
For the third time this season and second time in less than a week, the FGCU volleyball team will take on UNF on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. in the opening round of the 2011 Atlantic Sun Championship at Lipscomb's Allen Arena.
November 15, 2011
After securing the No. 3 seed in the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament, the FGCU volleyball team (17-12, 10-3 A-Sun) landed three student-athletes on the All-Conference teams, announced by the league office on Tuesday.
November 12, 2011
For the second time in two nights the FGCU volleyball team picked up a hard-fought 3-2 (25-21. 25-22, 20-25, 22-25, 15-12) win, this time over Jacksonville in the A-Sun regular season finale on Saturday night at Swisher Gymnasium.
November 11, 2011
The FGCU volleyball team picked up a hard-fought 3-2 (23-25, 25-17, 20-25, 25-22, 15-12) win over UNF on Friday evening at UNF Arena.
November 09, 2011
After falling to in-state foe FIU on Tuesday night, the FGCU volleyball squad will travel to Jacksonville, Fla. this weekend to face UNF and Jacksonville in the final Atlantic Sun Conference regular season matches of the season.
November 08, 2011
FIU hit .390 as a team Tuesday night as the Panthers defeated the Eagles, 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-15), at the US CenturyBank Arena. Four FIU players registered eight or more kills in the sweep.
November 05, 2011
Sophomore Kaitlin Holm (Fort Myers, Fla./Fort Myers HS/Marshall) finished with a team-high 13 kills as the FGCU Volleyball team fell to Villanova, 3-1 (20-25, 26-24, 18-25, 19-25), on 'Senior Day' at Alico Arena.
November 04, 2011
Freshman Jill Hopper (Muncie, Ind./Yorktown HS) blasted a match-high 17 kills as the FGCU volleyball squad defeated Mercer 3-1 (25-20, 25-21, 24-26, 25-18) on Friday night.
November 03, 2011
After sweeping in-state foe FAU on Tuesday, the FGCU volleyball squad will host Mercer and Villanova this weekend at Alico Arena.
November 01, 2011
Redshirt senior Jelena Simic (Lazarevac, Serbia/Kolubara Technical/Seward County CC) blasted a match-high 12 kills as the FGCU volleyball squad swept FAU 3-0 (25-22, 25-13, 25-19) Tuesday night.
October 31, 2011
After dropping a five-set match at Stetson last weekend, the FGCU volleyball squad will take on in-state rival FAU on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m in Boca Raton, Fla.
October 29, 2011
Sophomore Kaitlin Holm (Fort Myers, Fla./Fort Myers HS/Marshall) registered a match-high 17 kills as the FGCU Volleyball squad dropped a tough Atlantic Sun Conference match with a 3-2 (25-21, 27-25, 14-25, 22-25, 12-15) loss to the Hatters of Stetson on Saturday afternoon.
October 28, 2011
The Atlantic Sun Conference became the first NCAA conference to declare sand volleyball a championship sport yesterday when the sport was officially approved for conference play. The inaugural A-Sun Sand Volleyball Championship will be played this coming spring.
October 28, 2011
After going splitting a pair of matches last week, including picking up a hard-fought 3-2 win at Belmont, the FGCU volleyball squad will face Stetson this weekend in DeLand, Fla.
October 22, 2011
Freshman Jill Hopper (Muncie, Ind./Yorktown HS) recorded her seventh double-double of the season as the FGCU volleyball squad fell at Lipscomb, 3-1 (19-25, 25-22, 23-25, 15-25), Saturday afternoon at Allen Arena.
October 21, 2011
Three Eagles recorded double-doubles as the FGCU volleyball squad defeated Belmont, 3-2 (25-23, 25-22, 21-25, 28-30, 18-16), in a hard fought match Friday night at the Curb Event Center Arena.
October 20, 2011
After going 3-0 last week, including picking up a pair conference wins over USC Upstate and ETSU, the FGCU volleyball squad will face Belmont and Lipscomb in pivotal matches this weekend.
October 17, 2011
After guiding the Eagles to 3-0 record and giving a pair of career-high performances last week, sophomore Jessica Barnes (Winter Haven, Fla./Haines City HS) earned her first career Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week honor, the conference office announced on Monday.
October 15, 2011
Sophomore Jessica Barnes (Winter Haven, Fla./Haines City HS) and senior Jelena Simic (Lazarevac, Serbia/Kolubara Technical/Seward County CC) recorded 25 kills and 20 kills, respectively, as the FGCU volleyball squad defeated ETSU, 3-1 (31-29, 26-24, 31-33, 25-21), Saturday night at Alico Arena.
October 14, 2011
Sophomore Jessica Barnes (Winter Haven, Fla./Haines City HS) recorded career-highs in kills (20) and digs (7) as the FGCU volleyball squad defeated USC Upstate, 3-1 (26-28, 25-22, 25-11, 25-22), Friday night at Alico Arena.
October 13, 2011
After sweeping BIG EAST foe USF on Wednesday night, the FGCU volleyball squad will host a pair of A-Sun matches in ‘The Nest’ at Alico Arena on this weekend.
October 12, 2011
Freshman Jill Hopper (Muncie, Ind./Yorktown HS) and redshirt senior Jelena Simic (Lazarevac, Serbia/Kolubara Technical/Seward County CC) finished with nine kills each as the FGCU volleyball squad swept USF 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-19) Wednesday night at Alico Arena. The Green and Blue now lead the all-time series 3-1.
October 11, 2011
After splitting a pair of Atlantic Sun Conference matches last weekend, the FGCU volleyball squad will welcome in-state rival USF to 'The Nest' at Alico Arena on Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m for a non-conference match.
October 08, 2011
The FGCU Volleyball team was handed its first Atlantic Sun Conference loss of the season as Kennesaw State held the Eagles to a .020 hitting percentage as a team Saturday afternoon en route to defeating FGCU, 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-18), at the KSU Convocation Center.
October 07, 2011
Three Eagles registered double-digit kills as the FGCU Volleyball squad remained undefeated in Atlantic Sun Conference play with a 3-2 (25-19, 20-25, 25-21, 16-25, 15-12) win over the Bears of Mercer on Friday night.
October 06, 2011
The Florida Gulf Coast volleyball team, one of three remaining undefeated teams in conference play, heads to the 'Peach State' for a pair of Atlantic Sun Conference matches this weekend as they take on Mercer and Kennesaw State.
October 01, 2011
Freshman Jill Hopper (Muncie, Ind./Yorktown HS) recorded career-highs in kills (24) and digs (17) as the FGCU volleyball squad defeated Stetson 3-1 (22-25, 27-25, 25-16, 25-22) Saturday night at Alico Arena. Hopper's 24 kills rank her tied-fifth all-time with former Eagle Brooke Youngquist in FGCU history for kills in a single match.
September 30, 2011
After winning a pair of matches in its first week of Atlantic Sun action, the FGCU volleyball squad will welcome conference foe Stetson to 'The Nest' at Alico Arena on Saturday night at 7 p.m.
September 24, 2011
Freshmen Jill Hopper (Muncie, Ind./Yorktown HS) and Olivia Mesner (Boca Raton, Fla./Spanish River HS) finished with 10 kills each as the FGCU volleyball squad swept UNF 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-23) Saturday night at Alico Arena.
September 23, 2011
For the second consecutive year, FGCU and Jacksonville needed five sets for their annual volleyball match. This time, the Eagles were on the winning end of things as they picked up a 3-2 (23-25, 25-23, 20-25, 25-21, 15-12) win at Alico Arena in the 2011 Atlantic Sun season-opener on Friday. FGCU is now 4-1 in A-Sun season openers and avenge their 3-2 loss at JU from the 2010 season.
September 22, 2011
The Florida Gulf Coast volleyball team will host Jacksonville and North Florida this weekend to open Atlantic Sun Conference play.
September 19, 2011
After guiding the Eagles to 2-1 record at the Penn State Classic and leading the team to a set one win over No. 5 Penn State last weekend, freshman Jill Hopper (Muncie, Ind./Yorktown HS) earned her first career Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week honor, the conference office announced on Monday.
September 17, 2011
The Florida Gulf Coast University volleyball split their final two matches of the Penn State Classic with a 3-1 (25-22, 25-16, 22-25, 25-16) win over Long Island and a 3-1 (25-20, 11-25, 17-25, 11-25) loss to No. 5 Penn State on Saturday night.
September 16, 2011
Despite dropping the second and third games, the Florida Gulf Coast University volleyball team scratched and clawed their way back to win their opening match of the Penn State Classic over Rutgers, 3-2 (25-19, 19-25, 21-25, 25-19,15-12) Friday night.
September 15, 2011
The FGCU volleyball team heads to University Park, Pa. to participate in the Penn State Classic this weekend. The Eagles (3-6 overall) open the weekend with a matchup with Rugters at 4:30 p.m on Friday, Sept. 16. On Saturday, Sept. 17, the Green and Blue face Long Island at 1 p.m. and wrap things up with four-time defending national champion and tournament host No. 5 Penn State at 7 p.m.
September 10, 2011
The Florida Gulf Coast University volleyball team split a pair of matches Saturday at the Miami (OH) Invitational with a 3-1 (25-22, 19-25, 15-25, 20-25) loss to Alabama A&M and a 3-1 (25-21, 19-25, 25-17, 25-21) win over Radford at MU’s Millett Hall. The Green and Blue are now 3-6 overall.
September 09, 2011
The Florida Gulf Coast University volleyball team dropped a hard-fought match on day one of the Miami Invitational Friday night with a 3-2 (24-26, 25-19, 25-23, 23-25, 14-16) loss to tournament host Miami (OH). Freshman setter Gigi Meyer (Gainesville, Fla./Buchholz HS) led the Eagles with her first career double-double, with 52 assists and 12 digs. With the loss the FGCU falls to 2-5 on the season, while the Redhawks improve to 6-2.
September 08, 2011
The FGCU volleyball team heads to Oxford, Ohio to participate in the Miami Invitational this weekend. Six matches will be played, three of which will feature the Eagles. On Friday, FGCU (2-4 overall) will take on host Miami (OH) at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the Green and Blue face Alabama A&M at 12:30 p.m. and wrap things up with Radford at 5 p.m.
September 03, 2011
The Florida Gulf Coast University volleyball team dropped a pair of matches Saturday at the FGCU Homewood Suites Invitational with a 3-0 (25-19,25-15,25-12) loss to UCF and a 3-1 (25-14,20-25,25-14,25-20) defeat at the hands of Furman at Alico Arena. The Green and Blue are now 2-4 overall.
September 02, 2011
No. 3 USC hit .538 as a team Friday as the Trojans defeated the Eagles, 3-0 (25-11, 25-11, 25-6), in front of an Alico Arena FGCU Volleyball Division I record crowd of 1,896 fans on day one of the FGCU Homewood Suites Invitational. Five USC players registered eight or more kills in the sweep.
September 01, 2011
The Florida Gulf Coast University volleyball team will open the home portion of the 2011 season this weekend by hosting the 2011 FGCU Homewood Suites Volleyball Invitational at Alico Arena.
August 27, 2011
The Florida Gulf Coast University volleyball team picked up their second win of the season on Saturday afternoon at the NCCU Tournament with a 3-1 (23-25, 25-12, 25-13, 28-26) win over tournament host NCCU at McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium.
August 26, 2011
The Florida Gulf Coast University volleyball team split a pair of matches Friday afternoon at the NCCU Tournament with a 3-2 (19-25, 25-17, 25-22, 18-25, 12-15) loss to Elon and a 3-1 (20-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-16) win over the Camels of Campbell at McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium. The Green and Blue are now 1-1 overall on the young season.
August 24, 2011
The Florida Gulf Coast University volleyball team will open the 2011 season this weekend when they head to Durham, N.C. to play in the 2011 NCCU Tournament from August 26-27.
August 16, 2011
FGCU women’s volleyball team will hold a Green & Blue inter-squad scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. The scrimmage will take place at Alico Arena and is free to the public.
August 11, 2011
Gigi Meyer certainly seems to share her father’s passion for the game.
August 10, 2011
The summer is over and the FGCU volleyball squad officially returned to campus to open its preseason on Wednesday when it assembled at Alico Arena for its first practice.
August 09, 2011
Former FGCU volleyball player Emma Racila led the USA Deaf Volleyball team to the championship of the 2011 Friendship Games at Gallaudet University Saturday. The USA, coached by Lynn Ray Boren, went 5-0 during the week-long tournament, defeating Canada, Japan, and international power Ukraine.
August 02, 2011
The FGCU volleyball squad, led by 2011 Preseason Libero of the Year Holly Youngquist (Estero, Fla./Evangelical Christian) and Jelena Simic's (Lazarevac, Serbia/Seward County CC) preseason All-Conference selections, was tabbed to finish fourth in the Atlantic Sun Conference preseason coaches' poll, the league announced on Tuesday.
July 22, 2011
Head Coach Dave Nichols and the FGCU Volleyball team have announced their schedule for the upcoming 2011 season. The Blue and Green will play 11 home contests, all nine Atlantic Sun foes and travel to North Carolina Central, Miami (OH) and Penn State to participate in a trio of preseason tournaments.
July 13, 2011
Tusculum College head volleyball coach Michael Robinson announced the hiring of assistant coach Audrey Campbell on Wednesday, July 13. Campbell joins the Pioneers following a solid playing career at Florida Gulf Coast.
May 09, 2011
Florida Gulf Coast University volleyball coach Dave Nichols has announced that Brooke Kohler (Jupiter, Fla./Jupiter HS/Clemson), formerly of Clemson University, will join the Florida Gulf Coast volleyball program for the 2011 season.
April 29, 2011
Florida Gulf Coast University volleyball coach Dave Nichols has announced the addition of six players for the 2011-2012 class.
February 24, 2011
As announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) on Feb. 23, Florida Gulf Coast volleyball assistant coach Danny Mahy has been named to the "Thirty Under 30" list. The award was created in 2009 to honor up-and-coming coaching talent at all levels of the sport.
February 10, 2011
FGCU Volleyball Head Coach Dave Nichols has announced his 2011 summer camp schedule.