KANSAS CITY, Mo. – (Schedule | Bracket) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has released the pool assignments and schedule for the 2014 NAIA Volleyball National Championship, presented by J&L Enterprises. The 12 winners from Saturday's National Championship Opening Round join the 11 teams that received byes and host Briar Cliff (Iowa) to form the 24-team field. Final site action will be contested for the seventh-straight year at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Matches run from Dec. 2 – 6.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – No. 21 Vanguard (23-11) played like it had something on the line Saturday, which accordingly it did, trouncing Concordia (Ore.) (19-10) in straight sets (25-16, 25-17, 25-18) to earn a highly-coveted trip to the 2014 NAIA Volleyball National Championship Final Site in Sioux City, Iowa.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Four Vanguard seniors, Kelly Heenan (SR/Costa Mesa, CA), Jessica Neves (SR/Mission Viejo, CA), Kendall Haldi (SR/Fallbrook, CA) and Ashli Bellinger (SR/Chandler, AZ), won the final Golden State Athletic Conference contest of their careers on Saturday night in The Pit, posting a dominant three-set (25-13, 25-7, 25-16) sweep against William Jessup in front of a solid group of Roarers.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Kelly Heenan (SR/Costa Mesa, CA) became the final Golden State Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week on Monday afternoon after leading Vanguard defensively to a pair of 3-0 sweeps on the road.
EL CAJON, Calif. – Jessica Neves (SR/Mission Viejo, CA) and Charlotte Heerlyn (JR/Santee, CA) combined for 16 of the Lions' 36 kills on Saturday as No. 21 Vanguard defeated Golden State Athletic Conference foe San Diego Christian 3-0 (25-16, 25-20, 25-14) to move to 21-11 overall and 10-5 in GSAC play.
PHOENIX – No. 21 Vanguard volleyball secured its 20th victory on Tuesday evening at Arizona Christian, besting the Firestorm 3-0 (26-24, 25-19, 25-16) in a Golden State Athletic Conference match-up. Charlotte Heerlyn (JR/Santee, CA) hit .615 on the night for The Pride to finish with a team-high eight kills.
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