2018 ASUN Conference Volleyball News

  • NJIT's Welsch, Benson Participate in NCAA Career in Sports Forum
    June 19, 2019
    NEWARK, N.J. — NJIT women's volleyball seniors Olivia Welsch and Liz Benson were two of 200 student-athletes to be selected and participate in the NCAA Career in Sports Forum at the NCAA National Office Headquarters in Indianapolis from June 6-9.
  • KSU's Engelbrecht Inks Pro Contract With Swiss Club Geneve Volley
    May 21, 2019
    KENNESAW, Ga. – Kennesaw State volleyball alumni Liesl Engelbrecht will continue her career at the professional level, signing a contract with Switzerland club team Geneve Volley.
  • Four #ASUNVB Student-Athletes to Tryout for Team USA
    February 26, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - Tryouts for the U.S. Women's National Team commence on Friday, March 1st in Colorado Springs, Colo. and the ASUN will be well represented, as four student-athletes will be competing for a spot on the team. There will be 218 student-athletes from 87 different universities vying for spots on the team.
  • Pedro Trevino Named NJIT Women's Volleyball Coach
    January 25, 2019
    NEWARK, NJ--Pedro Trevino, the setter on some of NJIT's greatest men's volleyball teams from 1997 to 2000, has been named head coach of the NJIT women's volleyball program Assistant Vice President/Director of Athletics Lenny Kaplan announced. 
  • ASUN Beam Video Series: Liesl Engelbrecht, Kennesaw State Volleyball
    December 18, 2018
    ATLANTA, Ga. - In the ASUN Beam Video Series, the conference features student-athletes across the league that have excelled in the classroom and taken a Students First mentality during their time as a student-athlete. Throughout the year, the ASUN will feature two student-athletes from each institution that epitomizes the conference's beam of Students First.
  • FGCU's VanLiew Becomes First D-I AVCA All-American In Program History
    December 12, 2018
    FORT MYERS, Fla. - Cortney VanLiew, a sophomore outside hitter on the FGCU volleyball team, has been named an American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Honorable Mention All-American this morning. She becomes the first player in the program's Division-I era to earn the honor.
  • Four #ASUNVB Players Named to AVCA All-Region Team
    December 05, 2018
    ATLANTA, Ga. - Four ASUN Conference Volleyball players were named to the 2018 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Region teams on Tuesday. The 2018 ASUN Champion FGCU Eagles were well represented, as ASUN Player of the Year, Cortney VanLiew and teammate Sharonda Pickering earned spots on the Southeast Region Team. Lipscomb's Carlyle Nusbaum earned a spot on the South Region Team, while Kennesaw State's Lexi Broadwater also garnered a spot on the team as well.
  • BRACKET BUSTERS! FGCU Upsets No. 13 UCF In NCAA First Round
    November 30, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. - In its first-ever NCAA Division-I Tournament match, the FGCU volleyball team (27-6) knocked off 13th-seeded UCF (27-4) 17-25, 25-22, 25-23, 14-25, 15-7 in the first round on Thursday.
  • Record-Breaking Season Concludes For FGCU With Loss To No. 16 Florida
    November 30, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. - The No. 16 Florida women's volleyball team (26-6) used its size and experience to produce a 25-17, 25-13, 25-17 win over FGCU (27-7) in a second round NCAA tournament match on Friday at The Venue on the campus of UCF.
  • ASUN Beam Video Series: Maggie Rick, FGCU Volleyball
    November 29, 2018
    ATLANTA, Ga. - FGCU's Maggie Rick excels as a student being twice named the ASUN Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year and earning a slot on the All-Academic team for the third-straight season. A member of Honors College at Florida Gulf Coast University, Rick has received a Blue and Green Directors Award Scholarship.
  • FGCU Opens NCAA Volleyball Tournament Play Thursday
    November 28, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. - The FGCU volleyball team (26-6) will open NCAA Tournament play with a first-round matchup against No. 13 seed UCF (27-3) on Thursday at 7 p.m. in The Venue at UCF. Should the Green and Blue win in what will be the program's first appearance in the single-elimination tournament, they would advance to Friday's 7 p.m. second-round match to meet the winner of Thursday's 4:30 p.m. matchup between Florida and Florida State. FGCU looks to be the first ASUN Volleyball team to advance in the NCAA Tournament since 2003.
  • FGCU Volleyball to face UCF in NCAA Championship First Round
    November 25, 2018
    INDIANAPOLIS – The FGCU volleyball team will face No. 21 UCF in the first round of the NCAA Championship at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 inside The Venue at UCF, it was announced on the NCAA Selection Show Sunday night on ESPNU.
  • No.1 FGCU & No. 2 Kennesaw State Meet Again in #ASUNVB Championship Final
    November 17, 2018
    KENNESAW, Ga. - The 2018 ASUN Conference Volleyball Championship wraps up on Saturday night, as the top two seeds meet with a NCAA Tournament bid on the line. The No. 1 FGCU Eagles take on No. 2 Kennesaw State in a rematch of last year's ASUN Conference Volleyball Championship Final.
  • FGCU Takes Down KSU To Win First-Ever @ASUNVolleyball Championship
    November 17, 2018
    KENNESAW, Ga. - No. 1 FGCU won its first ASUN Conference Volleyball Championship title on Saturday night, as they took down No. 2 Kennesaw State in five sets at the KSU Convocation Center. With the win, the Eagles earn their first-ever berth in the NCAA Tournament. 
  • Top Four Seeds Prepare for #ASUNVB Semifinal Matches on Friday Night
    November 16, 2018
    KENNESAW, Ga. - The 2018 ASUN Conference Volleyball Championship rolls on into the semifinal matches on Friday evening at the KSU Convocation Center. Friday's action kicks off with No. 1 FGCU taking on No. 4 Liberty, followed by the nightcap between No. 2 Kennesaw State and No. 3 Lipscomb. 
  • No. 1 FGCU Throws Block Party to Advance to Third Straight ASUN Final
    November 16, 2018
    KENNESAW, Ga. - No. 1 FGCU advances to their third-straight ASUN Conference Volleyball Championship Final, as they took down No. 4 Liberty in straight sets on Friday night at the KSU Convocation Center. The Eagles were led by Player of the Year, Cortney VanLiew, who notched 16 kills, nine digs, five blocks. As a team, the Eagles recorded 18 blocks, just four and half blocks off the ASUN Championship record. 
  • No. 2 Kennesaw State Advances to Second-Straight ASUN Championship Final
    November 16, 2018
    KENNESAW, Ga. - No. 2 Kennesaw State advances back to the ASUN Conference Volleyball Championship Final for the second straight season, as they took down No. 3 Lipscomb in five sets. Lauren Chastang led the way with 21 kills and eight digs. More to come...
  • 2018 @ASUNVolleyball Championship Commences on Thursday Night
    November 15, 2018
    KENNESAW, Ga. - The 2018 ASUN Volleyball Conference Championship opens play on Thursday even with two contests in the First Round. ASUN newcomer No. 4 Liberty and No. 5 Stetson tangle in the first match at 5 PM ET on ESPN+. Liberty searches for their first conference title since 2012, while Stetson looks to make their first semifinal appearance since 1995.
  • No. 4 Liberty Defeats No. 5 Stetson in First Round Of #ASUNVB Championship
    November 15, 2018
    KENNESAW, Ga. - The No. 4 Liberty Flames took down No. 5 Stetson in first round action of the 2018 ASUN Volleyball Conference Championship on Thursday evening at the KSU Convocation Center. The Flames took the match in straight sets, helping them advance to the semifinal on Friday night against No. 1 FGCU. 
  • No. 3 Lipscomb Advances to 14th Consecutive Semifinal Appearance
    November 15, 2018
    KENNESAW, Ga. - No. 3 Lipscomb downed No. 6 North Florida in first round action of the 2018 ASUN Volleyball Championship. The Bisons took the match in four sets to advance to their 14th consecutive semifinal. Lipscomb now gets host and No. 2 seed Kennesaw State on Friday night at 7:30 PM ET. 
  • FGCU's VanLiew Named Google Cloud First Team Academic All-District By CoSIDA
    November 15, 2018
    FORT MYERS, Fla. - Cortney VanLiew, after capturing the ASUN's player of the year award unanimously, has been named Google Cloud First Team Academic All-District 4 by CoSIDA.
  • Top Seed FGCU Dominates @ASUNVolleyball Postseason Awards
    November 14, 2018
    ATLANTA, Ga. - ASUN Conference Volleyball Regular Season Champions, FGCU, claimed four of the five league's top honors honors on Wednesday night at the annual awards banquet. FGCU's Cortney VanLiew was named an unanimous selection for Player of the Year, while Dana Axner claimed both Freshman and Defensive Player of the year. Head Coach Matt Botsford earned Coach of the Year after guiding the Eagles to a 15-1 conference record and their first ASUN Regular Season Title since 2012. 
  • FGCU's Maggie Rick Garners FGCU's Second-Straight Scholar-Athlete Award
    November 14, 2018
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The ASUN Conference office announced FGCU's Maggie Rick as the ASUN Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year to highlight the seven-person All-Academic team, annouced at Wednesday's championship banquet.
  • Serrano, Axner and Engelbrecht Earn Final #ASUNVB Weekly Honors
    November 12, 2018
    ATLANTA, Ga. - Dani Serrano and Dana Axner of FGCU, and Liesl Engelbrecht of Kennesaw State captured the season's final ASUN Conference Volleyball weekly awards, as announced by the league office on Monday.
  • UNF, KSU & FGCU Conclude @ASUNVolleyball Regular Season With Victories
    November 10, 2018
    ATLANTA, Ga. - Three Saturday contests concluded the ASUN Conference Volleyball Regular Season with North Florida, Kennesaw State and FGCU earning victories. North Florida took down NJIT, while Kennesaw State defeated Jacksonville in straight sets. The Eagles clinched the ASUN Regular Season Title outright with a win over Liberty. 
  • UNF Clinches ASUN Championship Spot; Lipscomb Defeats JU in Season Finale
    November 09, 2018
    ATLANTA, Ga. - North Florida and Lipscomb picked up victories in Friday night's ASUN Conference Volleyball action. With the win, UNF clinched the sixth and final spot in the ASUN Championship next week. Lipscomb wrapped up their regular season with its 17th victory in a sweep of JU. 
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