2009-10 Volleyball News
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May 26, 2010
Brooke Sweat (Youngquist), a member of the inaugural FGCU Volleyball team, FGCU's career leader in kills, and older sister of current Eagle Holly Youngquist, was named to the Under-26 Beach National Training Team by the USA Volleyball beach department.
February 03, 2010
FGCU Volleyball Head Coach Dave Nichols has announced his 2010 summer camp schedule.
December 15, 2009
National powers like Florida State, Tennessee, Texas, and UConn have dominated in women's sports, but since the fall of 2007, none have held a better home winning percentage than the FGCU Eagles.
November 21, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University women's volleyball team fell to top-seeded Lipscomb 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-21) in the championship game of the 2009 Atlantic Sun Volleyball Tournament at Alico Arena on Saturday afternoon.
November 21, 2009
FGCU will host No. 1 seed Lipscomb in the championship game of the 2009 Atlantic Sun Volleyball Tournament today at 3 p.m.
November 20, 2009
The FGCU volleyball team defeated the Jacksonville Dolphins by a score of 3-0 (29-27, 26-24, and 25-18) to advance to the championship game of the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament. The Eagles are one win away from the program's first ever Division I NCAA tournament appearance.
November 20, 2009
The FGCU volleyball team continues postseason play tonight (Nov. 20), against Jacksonville in an A-Sun Tournament Semifinal. The No. 3 seed Eagles (17-12, 15-5 A-Sun) will battle the No. 2 seed Dolphins (19-8, 15-5 A-Sun) at 7:30 p.m., in Alico Arena.
November 19, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University volleyball team is one step closer to earning the school's first Division I NCAA Tournament berth.
November 18, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University volleyball team opens postseason play tomorrow, Nov. 19, against Campbell in the Atlantic Sun Tournament Quarterfinal. The No. 3 seed Eagles (16-12, 15-5 A-Sun) will battle the No. 6 seed Camels (17-14, 10-10 A-Sun) at 7:30 p.m., in Alico Arena.
November 17, 2009
After finishing the 2009 regular season with a 15-5 conference record (16-12 overall), the FGCU volleyball team begins to collect post-season hardware. Junior Jelena Simic earned First Team All-Atlantic Sun honors, while senior Chandra Lefever earned an All-Atlantic Sun Second Team selection.
November 15, 2009
Lipscomb University, which claimed the volleyball regular season championship by going undefeated in conference play, is the No. 1 seed in next week's Atlantic Sun Conference Volleyball Tournament, conference officials announced.
November 12, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University women's volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-18) win over USC Upstate in front of 294 fans on Senior Night at Alico Arena.
November 11, 2009
The FGCU volleyball team will host the Spartans of USC Upstate for Senior Day on Friday night beginning at 7 p.m. The match can be seen live on ASun.TV. Seniors Chandra Lefever and Ashley Yance and junior Amy Casteel will be honored prior to the beginning of the match.
November 11, 2009
The FGCU volleyball team completed the non-conference portion of the 2009 schedule on Wednesday night with a loss to Florida International. FGCU falls to 15-12 overall, while FIU improves to 27-2 with the 3-0 sweep (25-16, 25-14, 25-21).
November 10, 2009
After dropping a conference match to Mercer three days ago, the FGCU volleyball team returns to action Wednesday night when they face the Panthers of Florida International at the U.S. Century Bank Arena. The match is set to begin at 6:30 pm.
November 07, 2009
Sophomore Anna Wagner hammered down 18 kills and posted 12 digs as the Eagles fell to Mercer 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 25-17, 27-25) in Saturday afternoon's Atlantic Sun volleyball match at the University Center.
November 07, 2009
Jelena Simic had 23 kills and 19 digs and Emma Racila registered 14 kills, as Florida Gulf Coast volleyball team erased a 10-8 deficit in the final set to defeat Kennesaw State 3-2 (25-22, 19-25, 13-25, 25-16, 15-12) Friday night at the KSU Convocation Center.
November 05, 2009
The FGCU volleyball team heads to Georgia this weekend to take on Kennesaw State and Mercer this Friday and Saturday. The Eagles will be looking to extend a three-match winning streak as they continue to fight for second place in the A-Sun.
October 31, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University women's volleyball team won its third consecutive match Saturday night as it topped Campbell 3-1 (25-20, 25-16, 21-25, 25-16) at Alico Arena.
October 30, 2009
The FGCU volleyball team made quick work of ETSU as they swept the Bucs by a score of 3-0 (25-15, 29-27, and 25-14) on Friday night at Alico Arena. With the win, the Eagles continue to run third in the Atlantic Sun standings.
October 30, 2009
The FGCU volleyball team looks to gain ground on second-place Jacksonville with a pair of matches at Alico Arena this weekend. The Dolphins sit in second in the A-Sun at 12-2 with the Eagles right behind at 11-4. ETSU will visit Alico Friday night, with Campbell coming in on Saturday evening. Both matches have 7 p.m. start times.
October 24, 2009
The FGCU volleyball team narrowly escaped the Curb Event Center with a victory on Saturday afternoon, winning the fifth set 15-12 to clinch a 3-2 victory over the host Belmont Bruins. With the win the Eagles improve to 11-4 in the A-Sun and currently sit in third place in the conference standings.
October 24, 2009
The FGCU volleyball team dropped its third consecutive match after falling to the Bisons of Lipscomb 25-17, 25-16, and 25-21 Friday evening in Allen Arena.
October 22, 2009
The FGCU volleyball team looks to get back on the winning track this weekend when they head to Nashville to face Lipscomb and Belmont this Friday and Saturday.
October 21, 2009
Senior Ashley Yance led FGCU with 13 kills, as the Florida Gulf Coast University women's volleyball team lost a non-conference match to Florida Atlantic 3-1 (24-26, 25-21, 25-21, 25-18) Tuesday night at FAU Arena in Boca Raton, Florida.
October 20, 2009
After dropping a heart-breaker to Jacksonville three days ago, the FGCU volleyball team returns to action Tuesday night when they face the Owls of Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton at 7 p.m.
October 17, 2009
After winning its first two sets, the FGCU volleyball team was unable to capture any of the final three, as they suffered a disappointing loss to Jacksonville University on Saturday afternoon at Alico Arena. The Dolphins took the final three sets to win (22-25, 24-26, 25-11, 25-21, and 15-9) in a key A-Sun matchup
October 16, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University volleyball team continued its dominance at home as they swept North Florida in A-Sun play by a score of 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, and 25-18)on Friday night. The Eagles fed off a spirited crowd of 446 at Alico Area en route to the victory.
October 15, 2009
The FGCU volleyball team looks to extend its four match winning streak this weekend when they entertain North Florida and Jacksonville this Friday and Saturday.
October 13, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University volleyball team earned its 10th victory of the season Tuesday night when it topped Stetson 3-1 (25-10, 18-25, 25-15, 25-14) at Alico Arena.
October 10, 2009
The FGCU volleyball team won their third straight match to improve to 9-7 overall and 8-2 in the A-Sun with a 3-0 win (25-12, 25-22, 25-20) over Kennesaw State. With the loss, the Owls fall to 9-8 overall and 4-6 in the conference.
October 08, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University volleyball team moved into sole possession of second place in the Atlantic Sun Conference Thursday night with a 3-1 (25-22, 14-25, 25-22, 25-17) win over Mercer at Alico Arena.
October 07, 2009
After more than 10 days off the FGCU volleyball team returns to action Thursday night when they will host the Bears of Mercer Thursday at 7 p.m.
September 26, 2009
The FGCU volleyball team earned a come-from-behind victory Saturday as it topped North Florida 3-2 (22-25, 19-25, 34-32, 26-24, 15-12) at UNF Arena in Jacksonville.
September 26, 2009
Junior Jelena Simic racked up a game-high 25 kills and hit .300 as the Eagles dropped their second consecutive A-Sun Conference game by losing to Jacksonville 3-2 (25-18, 25-20, 23-25, 19-25, 15-8) Friday evening at Swisher Gymnasium.
September 24, 2009
The FGCU volleyball team looks to get back to get back on the winning track this weekend when they head north to face Jacksonville and North Florida this Friday and Saturday.
September 19, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University women's volleyball team suffered its first Atlantic Sun Conference loss of the season Saturday night at Alico Arena.
September 18, 2009
After battling visiting Belmont through five hard-fought sets for two hours and fifteen minutes, the Eagles barely hung on for a 3-2 victory, extending the Eagles undefeated conference start to five matches.
September 16, 2009
The FGCU volleyball team looks to extend its four match winning streak this weekend when they entertain Belmont and Lipscomb this Friday and Saturday.
September 14, 2009
Five different players had at least seven kills as the Florida Gulf Coast University women's volleyball team moved to 4-0 in Atlantic Sun Conference play with a 3-0 (25-21, 25-15, 25-21) victory over USC Upstate at the Hodge Center in Spartanburg, S.C. Monday night.
September 12, 2009
It's been nothing but sweeps for the Florida Gulf Coast University volleyball team in Atlantic Sun Conference play thus far this season.
September 11, 2009
Jelena Simic and Anna Wagner racked up a game-high 10 kills apiece as the Florida Gulf Coast University volleyball team swept Campbell in Atlantic Sun Conference play on Friday night.
September 10, 2009
The FGCU volleyball team looks to stay undefeated in conference play this weekend when they travel north to face Campbell, ETSU and USC Upstate.
September 08, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University women's volleyball team opened Atlantic Sun Conference play with a victory Tuesday night.
September 08, 2009
The FGCU volleyball team opens A-Sun Conference play on Tuesday night in DeLand, Fla. as they take on the Hatters of Stetson.
September 05, 2009
The FGCU volleyball team wrapped up play in the 2009 Holiday Inn LA City Center Trojan Invitational as they fell to No. 21 Pepperdine 3-0 (25-21, 25-16, 25-15) on Saturday afternoon at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, Calif.
September 04, 2009
Jelena Simic recorded a double-double with 19 kills and 11 digs while hitting .214 and Chandra Lefever added 44 assists as the Eagles fell to the Lumberjacks of NAU, 3-1 (21-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-19), in the 2009 Holiday Inn LA City Center Trojan Invitational at the Galen Center.
September 04, 2009
Jelena Simic led the Eagles with 10 kills and seven digs while hitting .360 and Emma Racila added eight kills as the Eagles fell to the No. 16 USC Trojans, 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-15), in the 2009 Holiday Inn LA City Center Trojan Invitational at the Galen Center.
September 02, 2009
The FGCU Volleyball team (1-2) will participate in the Holiday Inn LA City Center Trojan Invitational in California, Thursday-Saturday (Sept. 3-5), with USC, Pepperdine, and Northern Arizona being the other participants.
August 29, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University women's volleyball team earned its first victory of the season Saturday afternoon as it concluded its portion of the Hurricane Invitational with a 3-1 (25-19, 25-17, 25-27, 25-12) victory over Prairie View A&M at the James L. Knight Sports Complex in Coral Gables, Fla.
August 29, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University women's volleyball squad dropped its second consecutive match of the Hurricane Invitational at the James L. Knight Sports Complex in Coral Gables, Fla on Saturday morning.
August 29, 2009
Three Eagles finished with six kills as the FGCU volleyball team dropped its season-opener to Miami, 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-17) on Friday evening in first day action of the Hurricane Invitational at the James L. Knight Sports Complex in Coral Gables, Fla.
August 27, 2009
The FGCU volleyball team opens the 2009 season Friday, Aug. 28 against in-state foe Miami as part of the Miami Hurricane Invitational at the James L. Knight Sports Complex on the campus of UM in Coral Gables. The tournament field also includes Prairie View A&M and USF.
August 24, 2009
The 2009 FGCU Volleyball Media Guide is now available for the general public. As the Eagles take the court in 2009, guided by second-year head coach Dave Nichols, fans have the opportunity to get an in-depth look at the team with the most complete publication printed with regards to the FGCU volleyball program.
August 20, 2009
FGCU has dominated A-Sun volleyball in its first two seasons as a Division I institution (2007, 2008), and the league's coaches picked the Eagles to repeat that feat in 2009, the conference office announced on Thursday.
August 12, 2009
The USA Youth National Boy's Volleyball team will hold an intra-squad exhibition match on August 15 at 2:00 pm in Alico Arena. The team is currently the third ranked team in the world. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
August 10, 2009
The FGCU volleyball team took part in its first practice of the 2009 season Monday morning at Alico Arena. Seven returners and nine newcomers make up the roster as the Eagles look to earn their first berth to the NCAA Tournament as a D-I program, while also looking build on five consecutive 20-win seasons.
July 22, 2009
Brooke Sweat (Youngquist) was named to the Under-26 beach volleyball national team by the USA Volleyball beach department this week.