Liu Completes Summer with US Women’s National TeamUMBC 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.
Coach Blanchard Announces Another Incoming Member for 2015UMBC 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.
The Travels of Ian Blanchard: The Story on His Trip to MoroccoHead 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.
Morgen, Schneider, and Negron Commit to the Retrievers for 2015UMBC 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.
Trio of Retrievers Earn #AEVB All-Conference HonorsThree 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.
Retrievers Fall on Senior Day, 3-0, to AlbanyThe 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 Returns to the RAC for Weekend #AEVB DoubleheaderUMBC 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.
UMBC Hits the Empire State for a Pair of #AEVB Road MatchesUMBC 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.
Retrievers Down River Hawks, 3-1, on FridayThe UMBC volleyball squad defeated UMass Lowell, 3-1, on Friday at the RAC. Senior Hannah Schmidt (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales) led the charge with 12 kills for the Retrievers (8-8, 2-1 AE).
Volleyball Returns Home for Weekend #AEVB Double HeaderThe 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.
Rojas Earns Rookie of the Week HonorsFreshman 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).
Retrievers Clip the Hawks, 3-2, in America East ActionThe 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.
Volleyball Heads to Arizona for the Wildcat Classic This WeekendThe UMBC volleyball team will head to Tucson to take part in the Wildcat Classic, hosted by the University of Arizona. The Retrievers will take on Tulane and Coppin State on Friday, September 19, before facing #20 Arizona on Saturday. All games will be live streamed online.