COSTA MESA, Calif. - Just under seven months ago, the Blue and Gold was celebrating a historic season in which they accomplish two feats never done in program history: winning the Golden State Athletic Conference and reaching the Quarterfinals of the NAIA National Tournament. Upon the end of the season they lost five seniors to graduation and needed to reload to continue the chase for the ultimate prize. Finally, the Lions have secured the last two members of the 18-player roster.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Coming off the most successful season in program history, the Vanguard Volleyball team is gearing up for another run at it all in 2016. Big factors in the upcoming season will be the new recruiting class, which adds four more commits to the Pride. Callie Guasti, Lindsey Ng, Tobi Sanders, and Kamelah Noel are on board for next year and are fired up to wear the Blue and Gold this Fall.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Fresh of the historic 2015 season where Vanguard Volleyball claimed their first conference title and marched on to the Top Eight, they lost five valuable members of the team to graduation. They have begun the process of gearing up for next year with signing their first two recruits. Sam Rice inks with the Pride and her current teammate Ashley Young is committed to donning the Blue and Gold for 2016.
COSTA MESA, Calif. - The Lions have stopped playing for the 2015 season, but the highlights keep coming. A day after having the American Volleyball Coaches Association laud the Blue and Gold, the NAIA echoed a similar sentiment by rewarding four members of the Pride with All-American level recognition.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa. – The Lions gave absolutely everything they had in their quarterfinal matchup against the Viterbo V-Hawks, but they were unable to pull off an upset, losing in three sets (25-23, 25-23, 25-15) to finish their incredible run at the NAIA National Championship. With the loss the Lions complete their season with a record of 25-7 and become the most successful team in Vanguard Volleyball history after winning the GSAC Championship and advancing farther than they ever have at the national tournament.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa – In a match that would determine who would move on into the next round, the Lions rallied to defeat the MidAmerica Nazarene Pioneers in five sets (21-25, 25-23, 27-25, 22-25, 15-7) to advance into the quarterfinals for the first time in program history.