COSTA MESA, Calif. – The Golden State Athletic Conference has released its 14 member All-Conference team ,presented by Under Armour, for the 2016 Volleyball season and the fourth place Blue and Gold placed two members on the squad. Vanguard University was represented by Rebecca Lowden (SO/Glendora, CA), making the list for the second straight year, and Juanae Johnson (JR/Santa Monica, CA) who earns the prestigious recognition for the first time in her Lions career.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Saturday Night was a time of celebrating for the Vanguard Volleyball program. The evening began with celebrating a trio of players who have changed the fabric of the team with their presence over a combined 10 years. Then, as the action began, the crowd was in for a treat as Vanguard (1-20,10-6) and Hope International (11-16,5-11) battled the full five sets in the bookend contest for both teams. Vanguard pulled out the win by set scores of 25-15,28-26,17-25,20-25,15-11.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – For the final time in conference play history, the Vanguard Lions and # 19 Biola Eagles squared off in The Pit. Vanguard (13-20, 9-6) started out hot winning the first set 25-17, before the Eagles (23-9,13-3) kept their postseason lives afloat winning the next three sets with some outstanding individual plays.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – For the second time in as many years, the Lions have swept the GSAC Player of the Week votes behind a 2-0 record. The Blue and Gold defeated Menlo College and William Jessup University, with success by three key individuals. Aubryn Coale (FR/Huntington Beach, CA) has been balling out of late and took home her first career Attacker of the Week recognition. Rory McCloy (SR/Colorado Springs, CO) was honored for the first time this season, adding to the award she won last season as Setter of the Week. Last but not least, Becca Lowden adds to her awards collection winning conference Defender of the Week. Coale put up a team high 24 kills in the nine sets played, McCloy dished out 48 assists, and Lowden averaged 24.5 digs per match last weekend.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Home has treated the Lions well as they rattled off a second consecutive victory in as many days. Vanguard (13-19, 9-5) played strong volleyball in their three set victories as they defeat William Jessup 3-1 (25-11, 25-23, 25-10, 25-18). The Blue and Gold were led offensively by a quintet of hitters who helped the team tally a .369 attacking percentage and 53 kills.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Returning home after two weeks of life on the road, the Lions (12-19, 9-5) were in for a night of outstanding volleyball. Menlo College (14-15, 6-9) and Vanguard duked it out for the full five sets, until the Blue and Gold ran away in the final frame. The Pride tallied a 3-2 victory with set scores of 20-25,25-21,26-24,20-25, and an incredible 15-4 ending.