Costa Mesa, Calif.- The 2014 Daktronics NAIA Volleyball Scholar-Athlete team was announced today, with five Lions being honored for their achievements in the classroom and on the hardwood.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - With its season on the line, No. 21 Vanguard put forth a valiant effort, out-performing No. 6 Missouri Baptist in nearly every statistical category (kills, blocks, hitting percentage, assists and digs) to force five sets, but in the end, two points and a 5-to-2 MBU edge in service aces prevented the Lions from advancing to the NAIA Volleyball National Championship Quarterfinal round of eight.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - With its season on the line Thursday, Vanguard showed up to play, upsetting its second challenger in as many matches to push forward into the single elimination round of the NAIA Volleyball National Championships. The No. 21 Lions, 25-12 on the year following a 3-1 (25-22, 21-25, 25-18, 25-19) upset of No. 17 Southern Oregon University, now sit as one of the twelve remaining teams vying for the 2014 title.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - No. 21 Vanguard put on a masterful show Wednesday, upsetting No. 8 Columbia College 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-13) on the second day of pool play to ensure its opportunity to compete for Pool E's final slot in bracketed play of the 2014 NAIA Volleyball National Championships. Charlotte Heerlyn hit a formidable .667 in the affair, winding up with a competition-high 13 kills in the victory.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Defending National Champion No. 5 Texas at Brownsville defeated No. 21 Vanguard 3-0 (27-25, 25-17, 25-19) in NAIA Volleyball National Championship Pool Play action on Tuesday afternoon to move to 30-4 on the season. Jessica Neves was dominant for the Lions, propelling her team offensively with 12 kills, while Charlotte Heerlyn and Sarah McKinny notched 8 putdowns apiece in the match.
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.