UMBC volleyball assistant coach Jeffrey Liu recently completed his second summer tour with the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team in Anaheim, Calif. from May 19th - June 13th. I recently got to sit down with Jeff to discuss the trip and how much he valued the experience.
UMBC volleyball assistant coach Jeffrey Liu recently got the chance to go to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. to attend the USA Volleyball Coaches High Performance Clinic. The clinic was held Feb. 5-8 at the training center in the Centennial State. I recently got to sit down with Jeff to discuss the trip and how much he valued the experience.
UMBC head volleyball coach Ian Blanchard announced that Sammie Coffler (Minneapolis, Minn./Southwest) will join his 2015 recruiting class for the incoming fall season. Sammie has a long pedigree of success on and off the court, having played her club ball with Mizuno Northern Lights.
Head volleyball coach Ian Blanchard just recently got back from the trip of a lifetime. He had the opportunity to go to Morocco, and run a class on the basics of coaching high level volleyball. I got the chance to sit down with Coach Blanchard as he described his week long journey.
UMBC volleyball Head Coach Ian Blanchard announced the signing of three players for the incoming class of 2015. Makenzie Morgen (Appleton, Wisc.), Maddie Schneider (Olathe, Kan.), and Krytsia Negron (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) will join the Retrievers in the fall.
Three UMBC volleyball players earned America East All-Conference honors, as announce Thursday by the league office. Junior Sherelle Walker (New Freedom, Pa./Susquhannock), and freshmen Paola Rojas (San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico/Notre Dame) and Marissa Duncan (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) earned the honors.
The UMBC women’s volleyball team fell, 3-0 at the hands of Albany on Sunday. Sophomore Zoya Trendafilova (Sofia, Bulgaria/Elisaveta Bagryana) led the way with ten kills. UMBC ends their season at 10-15, 4-8 AE.
UMBC fell, 3-1, to Hartford on Sunday afternoon in Baltimore. The Retrievers were led by junior Sherelle Walker (New Freedom, Pa./Susquehannock) with 13 kills. UMBC falls to 10-13, 4-6 AE after the loss.
The UMBC volleyball team fell 3-0 to Stony Brook on Friday night. Freshman Marissa Duncan (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) had a career high five kills in the match. UMBC falls to 10-12, 4-5 AE with the loss.
UMBC returns to the friendly confines of the RAC Arena for another weekend of America East volleyball. The Retrievers will host Stony Brook on Friday and Hartford on Sunday. UMBC sits at 10-11, 4-4 AE on the year, and looking to get into a playoff spot with just four matches remaining.
The UMBC volleyball team fell 3-0 at New Hampshire on Friday. The Retrievers were led by junior Krystal Mlemchukwu (Baltimore, Md./Western Tech), who had 11 kills in the match. The loss drops the Retrievers to 9-11, 3-4 AE on the year.
The Retrievers will head on their final road trip of the regular season, when they head to New Hampshire and UMass Lowell this weekend. UMBC sits at 9-10, 3-3 AE and are looking to make a push for one of the four spots in the America East Championships this weekend.
The UMBC volleyball team fell, 3-0, against Binghamton on Sunday. In the match, senior Hannah Schmidt (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales) recorded her 1,000th kill of her career. She is the eight player in program history to achieve the feat. UMBC falls to 9-10, 3-3 AE on the year.
Junior Krystal Mlemchukwu (Baltimore, Md./Western Tech) laid down a career high 31 kills in a 3-2 win against Albany on Friday night. The Retrievers (9-9, 3-2 AE) fought back from down 2-1 to win the match in the final two sets.
UMBC volleyball heads north this weekend to New York for a pair of matches against Albany and Binghamton. The Retrievers will face off with the Great Danes (6-11, 4-1 AE) on Friday at 7:00 p.m., and the Bearcats (5-15, 3-2 AE) on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
The UMBC volleyball team fell, 3-0, to New Hampshire on Sunday afternoon at the RAC. Senior Hannah Schmidt (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales) moved into eight place all-time in career kills (988) after her eight kill performance. UMBC falls to 8-9, 2-2 AE on the year.
The UMBC women’s volleyball squad (7-8, 1-1 AE) returns to the RAC this weekend for a pair of America East contests. The Retrievers will play host to UMass Lowell (2-18, 0-3 AE) on Friday, before hosting New Hampshire (9-11, 2-1 AE) on Sunday.
Freshman Paola Rojas (San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico/Notre Dame) earned Rookie of the Week honors from the America East on Monday. Rojas has a breakout weekend, leading the team in kills against Stony Brook for the Retrievers (7-8, 1-1 AE).
The UMBC volleyball team picked up their first America East victory with a thrilling 3-2 win at Hartford on Sunday. The Retrievers got a huge game from Senior Hannah Schmidt (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales), who has 19 kills in the contest, moving her into ninth place in career kills (968). UMBC moves to 7-8, 1-1 AE on the year.
The UMBC volleyball squad dropped their conference opener to the Seawolves, 3-1, on Friday night. Freshman Paola Rojas (San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico/Notre Dame) led the team with a career high 13 kills. The Retrievers fall to 6-8, 0-1 AE on the year.
The UMBC volleyball team will head down to Washington, D.C. to take on the Bison on Friday night. The Retrievers are coming off a 1-2 weekend in the desert at the Wildcat Classic. UMBC is 5-7 on the season, coming into the final non-conference game of the year.