Rising senior libero Kristin Watson will take part in the 2018 U.S. National Volleyball team tryout this upcoming weekend, the two-time all-conference selection will be the first Retriever in program history to take part in the event.
UMBC Director of Athletics Tim Hall announced the hiring of Cristina Robertson as the new head coach of the Retriever volleyball team. Robertson will be just the sixth coach in the programs’ 45 year history, and comes to UMBC after spending the last nine seasons as an assistant coach at Duke.
Albany, N.Y. – Outside hitter Carmen Freeman (Memphis, Tenn./St. Mary’s) was named America East Co-Rookie of the Year and to the All-Rookie Team, the conference announced Thursday evening at the annual Awards Banquet. Juniors Paola Rojas (San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico/Notre Dame) and Kristin Watson (Bowie, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt) were also named to First and Second Team All-Conference honors respectively.
Junior Kristin Watson (Bowie, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt) had 21 digs, tied for the match best, hitting the 1,000 career digs mark as the UMBC Volleyball team dropped a heartbreaker to New Hampshire in three sets (30-28, 25-20, 25-22) on Sunday afternoon at the RAC Arena.
Baltimore, MD – Seniors Marissa Duncan (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) and Ashley Ramos (Orlando, Fl./Liberty/Monroe JC) paced the UMBC Volleyball team (14-11, 6-5 America East) to a sweep of UMass Lowell (25-23, 25-22, 25-13) at the RAC on Friday night.
Baltimore, MD – The UMBC Volleyball team will honor seniors Marissa Duncan (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) and Ashley Ramos (Orlando, Fl./Liberty/Monroe JC) this weekend while fighting for a spot in the America East Conference Tournament against UMass Lowell and New Hampshire.
Junior libero Kristin Watson (Bowie, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt) had a match-high 20 digs, but the UMBC Volleyball team (13-11, 5-5 AE) dropped their last road match of the season to Binghamton (10-14, 7-4 AE) in four sets (25-22, 23-25, 25-15, 25-12) on Sunday afternoon at West Gym.
Junior libero Kristin Watson (Bowie, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt) had a match-high 17 digs, but the UMBC Volleyball team fell to host Albany in straight sets (25-14, 25-19, 25-21) on Friday night at the RAC.
Freshman Carmen Freeman (Memphis, Tenn./St.Mary’s) picked up her seventh double-double of the season with 11 kills and 13 digs, but the UMBC Volleyball team fell to visiting Stony Brook in straight sets (25-17, 25-21, 25-21) on Friday night at the RAC.
Baltimore, MD – The UMBC Volleyball team (13-8, 5-2 America East) dropped their first match in three weeks, falling to Albany (25-18, 25-22, 20-25, 25-15) on Sunday afternoon in a battle for first-place in the conference.
Freshman Carmen Freeman (Memphis, Tenn./St. Mary’s) had a match-best 15 kills (.394) to go along with 14 digs as the UMBC Volleyball team held visiting Hartford to a .058 hitting percentage en route to a sweep, 25-20, 25-17, 25-16) Friday night in an America East match at the RAC Arena.
Baltimore, MD – The UMBC Volleyball team will look to extend their three-game winning streak this weekend when they face off against Hartford, Friday at 7 p.m., and Albany, Sunday at 1 p.m. at the RAC.
Redshirt junior Paola Rojas (San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico / Notre Dame) had a career-high 22 kills on a .486 hitting percentage to lead the visiting UMBC Volleyball team (11-7, 3-1) to a five-set victory (25-21, 19-25, 27-25, 23-25, 15-12) over host New Hampshire (8-11, 3-2) on Friday night.
For the fourth time this season, UMBC Volleyball outside hitter Carmen Freeman (Memphis, Tenn./St.Mary's) was named America East Rookie of the Week the conference announced Tuesday morning. Freeman shared the awared this week with Hartford's Abby Nash.
The freshmen duo of outside hitters Carmen Freeman (Memphis, Tenn./St. Mary’s) and Elayna Williams (Ellicott City, Md./Mt.Hebron) combined for 26 kills to rally the UMBC Volleyball team (10-7, 2-1 America East) to a 3-1 (21-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-23) victory over Binghamton (5-12, 2-2 AE) in front of a raucous RAC Arena crowd friday night.
Baltimore, MD – The UMBC Volleyball team will begin their America East Conference home schedule this weekend with matches against Binghamton on Friday at 7 p.m. and Albany on Sunday at 1 p.m. Sunday’s match will mark the start of homecoming week for the UMBC campus.
For the third consescutive week, freshman outside hitter Carmen Freeman (Memphis, Tenn./St.Mary's) was named America East Rookie of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday morning. Juniors Krytsia Negron (San Juan, Puerto Rico/Colegio Adianez) and Kristin Watson (Bowie, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt) also earned Setter and Defensive Specialist of the Week, respectively. It was the second such honor of the season for both Negron and Watson.
Paola Rojas set a career-high with 14 kills on a .684 hitting percentage to help lead the UMBC Volleyball team (9-6, 1-0) to a sweep of host Hartford (29-27, 25-21, 25-18) to open up America East Conference play on Friday night