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2012-13 Volleyball News

June 17, 2013
Retrievers Unveil Challenging 2013 Volleyball Schedule
BALTIMORE – Before attempting to qualify for their school-record sixth consecutive trip to the America East Championships, the UMBC volleyball team will face a challenging out-of-conference slate, head coach Ian Blanchard announced on Thursday afternoon.

May 17, 2013
Retriever Volleyball Welcomes Katelyn Panzau as New Assistant Coach
BALTIMORE – Katelyn Panzau has joined the UMBC Volleyball staff as the top assistant coach, head coach Ian Blanchard announced on Friday afternoon.

May 1, 2013
Volleyball Signs Two European Athletes for 2013 Season
BALTIMORE – The UMBC volleyball team has signed two European athletes, Ivana Kostic and Zoya Trendafilova, to National Letters of Intent for the 2013 season, head coach Ian Blanchard announced on Wednesday afternoon.

March 8, 2013
UMBC Volleyball to Host Two Sets of Camps During Summer 2013
BALTIMORE – The UMBC volleyball team will host a pair of camps this summer, head coach Ian Blanchard announced on Friday.

December 3, 2012
UMBC Announces Under Armour Aa Official Ooutfitter Of Rretriever Athletics
BALTIMORE - UMBC Athletics today announced that Under Armour, Inc., the Baltimore-based leader in athletic performance apparel, footwear, and accessories will be the official outfitter of Retriever Athletics through 2018.

November 16, 2012
Volleyball Heads to Fifth-Straight America East Tournament to Face Binghamton
BALTIMORE – The No. 3-seeded UMBC volleyball team takes on the No. 2-seed Binghamton Bearcats on Friday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. in the America East Championships, hosted by the University at Albany.

November 16, 2012
Binghamton Outlasts Volleyball in Five-Set America East Semifinal
ALBANY, N.Y. – Binghamton won nine straight points after falling behind 9-6 in the fifth and deciding set to come back and defeat the UMBC volleyball team in the first semifinal of the America East Championships.

November 15, 2012
McIntyre Selected as Co-Setter of the Year; Three Others Honored on America East All-Conference Teams
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC junior setter Mallory McIntyre (Winnipeg, Manitoba/St. Mary’s Academy) was selected as the America East Co-Setter of the Year, sharing the honor with Binghamton’s Amanda Dettmann, the conference office announced on Thursday afternoon.

November 12, 2012
Volleyball Set to Play Binghamton in America East Semis on Friday
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The UMBC volleyball team finished the regular season in third place following a win over Stony Brook on the last weekend of the season and will take on the second-seeded Binghamton Bearcats this Friday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. at the America East Championship semifinals in Albany, N.Y.

November 9, 2012
Three Retrievers with Double-Digit Kills as Volleyball Clinches Spot in America East Tournament with Four-Set Win at Stony Brook
STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Sophomore Hannah Schmidt (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales) led a trio of Retrievers in double figures with 16 kills as the UMBC volleyball team clinched a berth in its fifth straight America East Championships with a four-set win over Stony Brook (27-25, 22-25, 25-14, 26-24), Friday afternoon at Pritchard Gymnasium.

November 9, 2012
Volleyball’s Hannah Schmidt Named UMBC Athlete of the Month for October
BALTIMORE – Sophomore outside hitter Hannah Schmidt (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales) of the volleyball team was named UMBC’s Athlete of the Month for October 2012 in a poll conducted from November 1-8.

November 8, 2012
Volleyball Looks to Clinch Playoff Berth at Stony Brook on Friday
BALTIMORE – For the second season in a row, the UMBC volleyball hits the road looking to clinch a spot in the America East Championships in its final match of the regular season.

November 5, 2012
McIntyre Named America East Setter of the Week for Second Time This Season
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC junior Mallory McIntyre (Winnipeg, Manitoba/St. Mary’s Academy) has been named the America East Setter of the Week for the second time this season, the conference office announced on Monday afternoon.

November 4, 2012
Volleyball Sweeps Past Hartford on Senior Day
BALTIMORE – For the second straight season the UMBC volleyball team defeated Hartford on Senior Day, this time in three sets (25-20, 25-15, 25-18), Sunday afternoon at the RAC Arena.

November 1, 2012
Volleyball Returns Home to Host Albany on Friday, Hartford on Sunday for Senior Day
BALTIMORE – After splitting a pair of America East contests on the road last weekend, the UMBC volleyball team returns to the RAC on Friday to open its final home stand of the season.

October 28, 2012
Volleyball Pushes New Hampshire to Five Sets, But Falls on the Road
DURHAM, N.H. – The UMBC volleyball team came back from down two sets to none to force a deciding fifth set, but could not pull off the comeback, falling to New Hampshire 3-2 (25-16, 25-21, 16-25, 11-25, 15-13), Sunday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium.

October 26, 2012
Schmidt’s Tenth Double-Double Leads Volleyball Past Providence
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – UMBC sophomore Hannah Schmidt (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales) notched her team-leading tenth double-double of the year as the UMBC volleyball team downed Providence in four sets (25-18, 25-27, 25-15, 25-15), Friday evening at Alumni Hall.

October 25, 2012
After Two Home Wins, Volleyball Heads North to Face Providence and New Hampshire this Weekend
BALTIMORE – After winning back-to-back home contests over the span of two weekends, the UMBC volleyball team heads to the Northeast for a weekend of America East action.

October 19, 2012
Kelly and Schmidt Record Career-Highs to Propel Volleyball to Four Set Victory over Binghamton
BALTIMORE – Senior Katie Kelly (Diamond Bar, Calif./Diamond Bar) and sophomore Hannah Schmidt (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales) each recorded a career- high in kills, while junior Emily Vandegrift (Leesburg, Va./Loudoun County) was also in double-digits as the UMBC volleyball team downed Binghamton 3-1 (25-18, 25-14, 20-25, 25-18), Friday night in America East action at the RAC Arena.

October 18, 2012
Volleyball Begins Second Half of Conference Schedule by Hosting Binghamton on Friday
BALTIMORE – The UMBC volleyball team opens the second half of its America East slate this Friday as the Retrievers host Binghamton at the RAC, beginning at 7 p.m.

October 14, 2012
Team Effort Leads Volleyball to Sweep of Stony Brook
BALTIMORE – UMBC sophomore Hannah Schmidt (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales) and junior Emily Vandegrift (Leesburg, Va./Loudoun County) each recorded double-digit kills and junior Ali Goc (Oshawa, Ontario/R.S. McLaughlin) scooped up a team-best 16 digs, as the UMBC volleyball team swept Stony Brook 3-0 (25-22, 27-25, 25-19), Sunday afternoon at the RAC Arena.

October 12, 2012
Volleyball Set to Welcome Conference Rival Stony Brook on Sunday
BALTIMORE – Without a match on Friday for the first time this season, the UMBC volleyball team has its sights set on Sunday when the Retrievers host America East rival Stony Brook at the RAC.

October 9, 2012
Volleyball’s Sherelle Walker Voted UMBC Athlete of the Month for September
BALTIMORE – Freshman outside hitter Sherelle Walker (New Freedom, Pa./Susquehannock) of the volleyball team was named UMBC’s Athlete of the Month for September 2012 in a poll conducted from October 2-9.

October 7, 2012
Volleyball Finishes Weekend Conference Road Trip With Four-Set Defeat at Albany
ALBANY, NY – Sophomore Hannah Schmidt (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales) compiled her team leading seventh double-double of the season, but it was not enough as the Retrievers dropped a four-set contest (25-19, 18-25, 25-20, 25-15) Sunday to defending America East champion Albany at University Gymnasium. Schmidt’s 13 kills and 10 digs were her third double-double in four matches.

October 5, 2012
Schmidt Leads Volleyball to Sweep of Hartford on the Road
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Sophomore Hannah Schmidt (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales) notched her team-leading seventh double-double of the year with 16 kills and 10 digs as the UMBC volleyball team swept Hartford 3-0 (25-21, 25-14, 27-25), Friday night in America East action at the Sports Center.

October 4, 2012
Back on the Road, Volleyball Visits Hartford and Albany this Weekend
BALTIMORE – After a brief two-match home stand, the UMBC volleyball team heads back out on the road this weekend to take on America East rivals Hartford and Albany.

October 1, 2012
Walker Named America East Rookie of the Week for Second Time
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC freshman outside hitter Sherelle Walker (New Freedom, Pa./Susqehannock) was named the America East Rookie of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday afternoon.

September 30, 2012
Volleyball Rallies to Defeat Providence in Four Sets Behind Walker’s 17 Kills
BALTIMORE – UMBC freshman Sherelle Walker (New Freedom, Pa./Susquehannock) led a trio of Retrievers in double figures with a match-high 17 kills as the UMBC volleyball team rallied from down a set to defeat Providence, 3-1 (24-26, 25-23, 25-13, 25-10), Sunday afternoon at the RAC Arena.

September 28, 2012
New Hampshire Outlasts Volleyball in Five Sets in Home Opener
BALTIMORE – UMBC freshman Sherelle Walker (New Freedom, Pa./Susquehannock) set a new career-high with 22 kills, but it was not enough as New Hampshire outlasted the Retrievers in a wild five-setter, Friday evening at the RAC Arena.

September 27, 2012
Volleyball Hosts New Hampshire and Providence this Weekend to Open America East Home Slate
BALTIMORE – After traveling to Binghamton last weekend, the UMBC volleyball team opens the home portion of its America East schedule this weekend against New Hampshire and Providence.

September 21, 2012
Volleyball Drops America East Opener at Binghamton
VESTAL, N.Y. – UMBC sophomore Hannah Schmidt (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales) notched 11 kills, her highest total in nearly two weeks, but the UMBC volleyball team lost its America East opener for the third straight year, falling to Binghamton, 3-0 (25-22, 25-28, 25-12), Friday night at West Gymnasium.

September 20, 2012
Volleyball Opens America East Play on Friday with a Trip to Binghamton
BALTIMORE – The UMBC volleyball team begins its 2012 America East season this Friday with a trip to Upstate New York to face Binghamton. The first ball between the Retrievers and Bearcats is set for 7 p.m. at West Gymnasium.

September 17, 2012
Walker and McIntyre Sweep America East Honors after Being Named to Pirate Invitational All-Tournament Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC freshman outside hitter Sherelle Walker (New Freedom, Pa./Susquehannock) was named both the conference Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week while junior setter Mallory McIntyre (Winnipeg, Manitoba/St. Mary’s Academy) was named the America East Setter of the Week, the conference office announced Monday afternoon.

September 15, 2012
Walker’s 19 Kills Not Enough as Volleyball Falls to Marshall in Weekend Finale
GREENVILLE, N.C. – UMBC freshman Sherelle Walker (New Freedom, Pa./Susquehannock) collected 19 kills, but it was not enough as the UMBC volleyball team fell to Marshall, 3-1 (24-26, 25-13, 25-20, 25-21), Saturday afternoon in the Pirate Invitational at Minges Coliseum.

September 15, 2012
Vandegrift’s Third Straight Double-Double Propels Volleyball to Four-Set Win over Coastal Carolina
GREENVILLE, N.C. – Junior outside hitter Emily Vandegrift (Leesburg, Va./Loudoun County) posted her third straight double-double with 18 kills and 15 digs as the UMBC volleyball team defeated Coastal Carolina in four sets, 3-1 (26-24, 22-25, 25-19, 25-23), Saturday morning at the Pirate Invitational at Minges Coliseum.

September 13, 2012
Volleyball Concludes Non-Conference Play at Pirate Invitational This Weekend
BALTIMORE – The UMBC volleyball team travels down to Greenville, N.C. to wrap up its 2012 non-conference slate at the Pirate Invitational, hosted by East Carolina.

September 12, 2012
Volleyball’s Hannah Schmidt Voted UMBC Athlete of the Month for August
BALTIMORE – Sophomore outside hitter Hannah Schmidt (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales) of the volleyball team was named UMBC’s Athlete of the Month for August 2012 in a poll conducted from September 5-12.

September 11, 2012
Vandegrift’s Double-Double Helps Volleyball Hold off St. Francis (Pa.) on the Road
LORETTO, Pa. – UMBC volleyball junior Emily Vandegrift (Leesburg, Va./Loudoun County) recorded her first double-double of the season as the UMBC volleyball team hung on to defeat St. Francis (Pa.), 3-2 (25-17, 25-20, 15-25, 14-25, 15-9), Tuesday evening at DeGol Arena.

September 10, 2012
Witsaman Named to All-Tournament Team; Volleyball Travels to St. Francis (Pa.) on Tuesday evening
BALTIMORE – UMBC volleyball junior Emily Witsaman (Medina, Ohio/Medina) has been named to the Maddie Bingaman All-Tournament Team, head coach Ian Blanchard announced on Monday morning.

September 8, 2012
Volleyball Ends Weekend With Sweep of Howard
BALTIMORE – Eight different Retrievers recorded at least one kill, including a team-high nine from freshman Sherelle Walker (New Freedom, Pa./Susquahannock), as the UMBC volleyball team swept Howard, 3-0 (25-14, 25-15, 25-8), Saturday evening on day two of the Maddie Bingaman Tournament at the RAC Arena.

September 8, 2012
James Madison Runs Past Volleyball, 3-1
BALTIMORE – Despite winning the opening set, the UMBC volleyball team could not hold off James Madison as the Dukes rallied to beat the Retrievers, 3-1 (23-25, 25-17, 25-16, 25-15), Saturday morning of day two of the Maddie Bingaman Tournament at the RAC Arena.

September 7, 2012
Volleyball Falls in Five Set Thriller to Colorado in Front of Record Crowd
BALTIMORE – Playing in front of the largest crowd to ever watch a collegiate volleyball contest at the RAC Arena, the UMBC volleyball team fell to Colorado, 3-2 (25-17, 21-25, 25-23, 20-25, 15-6), in tightly played match, Friday night on the first day of the Maddie Bingaman Tournament.

September 7, 2012
Schmidt’s Double-Double Leads Volleyball Past Robert Morris
BALTIMORE – UMBC sophomore outside hitter Hannah Schmidt (Baltimore, Md./Mount de Sales) recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 11 kills and 15 digs as the Retrievers defeated Robert Morris, 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-20), Friday morning in the first contest of the Maddie Bingaman Tournament at the RAC Arena.

September 6, 2012
Volleyball Opens Home Slate this Weekend with Fourth Annual Maddie Bingaman Memorial Tournament
BALTIMORE – The UMBC women’s volleyball team opens its 2012 home schedule with the Fourth Annual Maddie Bingaman Memorial Tournament this weekend at the RAC Arena.

September 5, 2012
Retrievers Can’t Complete Comeback, Fall to George Washington in Five Sets
WASHINGTON, D.C. – After coming back from down two sets to one, the UMBC volleyball team could not complete the comeback, falling to George Washington, 3-2 (25-15, 19-25, 26-24, 25-16, 15-7), Wednesday evening at the Smith Center.

September 4, 2012
Volleyball Takes on George Washington Wednesday Evening in the Nation’s Capital
BALTIMORE – Coming off of a winless weekend at the Adidas/Michigan Challenge, the UMBC volleyball looks to get back to winning ways when it travels to Washington, D.C., Wednesday evening to take on George Washington.

September 1, 2012
Volleyball Battles But Falls in Three Sets at No. 22 Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The UMBC volleyball team had a set point in the third set but could not hold off a late rally by No. 22-ranked Michigan, as the Wolverines swept the Retrievers, 3-0 (25-9, 25-16, 26-24), Saturday morning on the second day of the Adidas/Michigan Challenge at Cliff Keen Arena.

September 1, 2012
Central Michigan Drops Volleyball in Three Sets
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Sophomore Hannah Schmidt (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales) notched a match-high 13 kills, but the UMBC volleyball team lost in three sets to Central Michigan, 3-0 (25-19, 25-12, 25-22), Saturday evening to conclude the Adidas/Michigan Challenge at Cliff Keen Arena.

August 31, 2012
Arkansas Downs Volleyball, 3-0, in Adidas/Michigan Challenge Opener
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Playing against its first SEC opponent in 15 years, the UMBC volleyball team could not keep up with Arkansas, as the Razorbacks swept the Retrievers, 3-0 (25-16, 25-20, 25-7), Friday afternoon in the opening contest of the Adidas/Michigan Challenge at Cliff Keen Arena.

August 30, 2012
Retrievers Travel to the Great Lakes State for the Adidas/Michigan Challenge This Weekend
BALTIMORE – The UMBC volleyball team travels to the Great Lakes State this weekend to take part in the Adidas/Michigan Challenge at Cliff Keen Arena on the campus the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

August 28, 2012
UMBC Drops Five-Set Decision at George Mason
FAIRFAX, Va. - Despite double-doubles from sophomore Hannah Schmidt (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales) and senior Ali Loynachan (Whitby, Ontario/Sinclair), the UMBC volleyball team lost to George Mason in five sets, 3-2 (25-22, 17-25, 18-25, 25-22, 15-11), Tuesday evening at the Recreation and Athletic Complex.

August 27, 2012
Volleyball Heads to Northern Virginia to Take On George Mason on Tuesday
BALTIMORE – After splitting four matches at the season-opening Battle at the Bay this past weekend, the UMBC volleyball team travels down to Northern Virginia to take on local rival George Mason on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.

August 25, 2012
Walker Named to All-Tournament Team as Volleyball Splits Day Two at Battle at the Bay
BALTIMORE – UMBC freshman Sherelle Walker (New Freedom, Pa./Susquehannock) notched her first two career double-digit kill performances and recorded a total of 45 kills in the tournament as the Retrievers swept tournament host Morgan State, 3-0 (25-16, 25-12, 25-11), but fell to St. John’s, 3-1 (25-20, 29-27, 23-25, 25-14), Saturday at the Battle at the Bay at Hill Field House.

August 24, 2012
Volleyball Splits Day One at Season-Opening Battle at the Bay
BALTIMORE, MD. – The UMBC volleyball split its first two games of the season, dropping its season-opening match to local rival Towson, 3-0, before sweeping Coppin State, on Friday at the first day of the Battle at the Bay at Morgan State’s Hill Field House.

August 23, 2012
Volleyball Opens 2012 Campaign at Battle at the Bay on Friday
BALTIMORE – The UMBC volleyball team opens its 2012 schedule this weekend at the two-day Battle at the Bay hosted by cross-town rival Morgan State.

August 21, 2012
Volleyball Picked to Finish Third by America East Coaches
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The UMBC volleyball team was picked to finish third in the America East this season by the league coaches, the conference office announced on Tuesday afternoon.

August 20, 2012
Volleyball Names Captains for 2012 Season
BALTIMORE – UMBC seniors Katie Kelly (Diamond Bar, Calif./Diamond Bar) and Ali Loynachan (Whitby, Ontario Canada/Sinclair), in addition to junior Hallie Carter (Huntington Beach, Calif./Edison), will serve as captains for the 2012 volleyball season, head coach Ian Blanchard announced on Monday.

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