Posts Tagged: Volleyball

Winning culture that attracted Stephens to UAA now defines her

August 26, 2021

The youngest of nine children, Eve Stephens of Palmer was born to be competitive. Board games, sports, grades, it doesn’t matter. She wants to win. No matter what. “We’ve broken bones playing football in the yard,” Stephens said with a laugh. “All in good fun.” That win-at-all-costs mentality is what lured the former Colony High… Read more »

Brown named to AVCA Two-Year College All-American Team

June 16, 2021

The American Volleyball Coaches Association has recognized Anchorage’s Danica Brown as one of the best players in the country. The Edmonds College sophomore was named to the AVCA Two-Year College All-American Second Team for the first time. Brown, of West High fame, is coming off a super season at Edmonds, where she ranked fourth in… Read more »

Brown named national AVCA Player of the Week for Edmonds

April 20, 2021

Danika Brown of Anchorage received a little national recognition for the Edmonds College volleyball team. The sophomore middle hitter was named American Volleyball Coaches Association Player of the Week for two-year college players. Brown was downright dominant in the Edmonds season opener against Everett in the NWAC. The 6-foot-2 spiker hammered 12 kills with zero… Read more »

Jessee crushes 22 consecutive kills without making an error

April 18, 2021

Anchorage’s Ashton Jessee was unstoppable over the weekend. The University of Hawaii Hilo volleyball player delivered a sizzling .571 attack percentage in four matches and at one point had 22 consecutive kills without making an error. The senior middle also racked up 19 total blocks, surpassing the 300-benchmark for her career. Hilo swept Hawaii Pacific… Read more »

Osborne named ACCAC Setter of the Year for Eastern Arizona

April 2, 2021

Jalyn Osborne of Anchorage has been selected the best setter in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference. The 5-foot-7 sophomore at Eastern Arizona ranked second in the league with 8.2 assists per set and fourth with 3.1 digs per set in 14 matches. She also delivered nine double-doubles and had career highs of 51 assists… Read more »

Williams helps Masters win GSAC title, earn NAIA tourney berth

April 1, 2021

In a shortened season, Emilye Grace Williams of Anchorage has come up big for The Master’s University women’s volleyball team. The junior outside hitter leads her team in scoring with a career-high 3.1 kills per set and ranks second with a career-high .236 attack percentage in 12 matches. Her offensive productivity has helped Master’s go… Read more »

Bidit has highest attack percentage for Southern Miss since 2018

March 13, 2021

University of Southern Mississippi volleyball standout Nyanuer Bidit of Anchorage was practically flawless against UAB. The junior outside hitter hammered 12 kills on 17 attempts with just one error and led her team in scoring to highlight a four-set win in Conference USA. Her career-high .647 attack percentage was the highest for a Southern Miss… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Irvine was All-ACC spiker for Duke in 1990s

March 5, 2021

Nearly a quarter of a century after her final volleyball match at Duke University, Megan Irvine of Wasilla remains one of the greatest players in school history. The outstanding outside hitter twice earned All-ACC honors for the Blue Devils from 1995 to 1998 and established herself as a dominant force at the net. Irvine, of… Read more »

Bidit blocks spikes, blasts kills as Southern Miss earns sweep

January 29, 2021

Nyanuer Bidit of Anchorage slammed home the first kill of the night to get the party started for the University of Southern Mississippi in a three-set sweep of New Orleans in NCAA D1 volleyball. The 5-foot-10 junior transfer started at right-side hitter and hammered three kills in the opening set on her way to a… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Krupa has held Purdue kills record since ‘98

January 8, 2021

Bev Krupa of Fairbanks hasn’t played volleyball for Purdue University since 1998, yet she still holds the school record for most kills in a match with 38. Her legacy has stood the test of time. Krupa was an explosive 5-foot-11 outside hitter who left an indelible mark on the Big Ten program from 1995 to… Read more »