May 4, 2013
Women's Volleyball Signs Four More to National Letters of Intent; Class of 2017 Grows to Six
After having already signed a pair back in December, the Quinnipiac women's volleyball team recently added four more to their incoming Class of 2017 as all four incoming freshmen signed their National Letters of Intent. Joining the Bobcats next season will be setter Emma Ogden (Crown Point, Ind.), middle hitter Samantha Alechko (Demarset or Old Tappen, N.J.), middle hitter Allison Leigh (Palmer, Alaska) and outside hitter Katie Urycki (Chesterton, Ind.). With these added signings, the Bobcats will now have at least one incoming freshmen at every position, adding some much-needed depth to an already young and talented roster.
April 16, 2013
Women's Volleyball Volunteers at University-Wide BIG EVENT
The Quinnipiac women's volleyball team joined a force of over 1,000 students and volunteered their time in the Big Event held on-campus Saturday, April 6. The Bobcats created a volunteer team composed of members from the 2012 squad and volunteered with community service projects all of Saturday morning into the afternoon.
March 7, 2013
Brittany McQuain and Eric Hartzell Named Quinnipiac's February Athletes of the Month
Quinnipiac women's basketball junior Brittany McQuain and men's ice hockey senior Eric Hartzell have been named Quinnipiac's February Athletes of the Month.
December 3, 2012
Quinnipiac Women's Volleyball Signs Pair to National Letters of Intent
Quinnipiac women's volleyball head coach Kris Czaplinski and his staff announced the signing off two players to National Letters of Intent that will join the Bobcats in the fall of 2013. Right side Jamie Paolucci (Lake Mary, Fla.) and defensive specialist/libero Cody Michaels (Lexington, Ky.) signed their Letters of Intent last week and will add to the Bobcat’s Class of 2017. Both players bring quality leadership ability as they both were captains for their high school teams this past season and played their best during their team’s respective playoff runs.
November 11, 2012
Women's Volleyball Finishes Regular Season With 3-0 Loss to Central Connecticut on Senior Day
On Senior Day from Burt Kahn Court, the Quinnipiac women's volleyball team wrapped up the 2012 season with a, 3-0, loss to Central Connecticut State on Sunday afternoon. The Bobcats say goodbye to seniors Taylor Payne (Warwick, N.Y.), Ashley Kopacki (Hackettstown, N.J.), and Brittany Garrett (Ossining, N.Y.) who each had their moments throughout the match. Quinnipiac finishes 2012 with a 2-23 (1-15 NEC) record while the Blue Devils improve to 17-12 (12-4 NEC) and will be the No. 3 seed in the upcoming NEC Semifinals.
November 10, 2012
Women's Volleyball Falls to Sacred Heart, 3-0
Despite a combined 11 total blocks from junior Bonnie Conklin (Plano, Texas) and senior Taylor Payne (Warwick, N.Y.), the Quinnipiac women's volleyball team was defeated by Sacred Heart, 3-0 (25-11, 25-21, 25-16). As a team, Quinnipiac totaled 16 blocks compared to just eight for the Pioneers but the offense couldn’t get going as they generated 19 kills in 87 total attempts. The loss drops the Bobcats to 2-22 (1-14 NEC) while Sacred Heart finished the season 10-20 (8-8 NEC).
November 7, 2012
Last Games of the Season For Women's Volleyball; Travel to Sacred Heart on Saturday, Senior Day on Sunday Against CCSU
The Bobcats and their three senior have one last weekend to make their lasting mark on the program as the Quinnipiac women's volleyball team will play in its final regular season games this weekend. They first travel to in-state rival Sacred Heart on Saturday before welcoming fellow in-state rival Central Conn. St. to Burt Kahn Court on Sunday for Senior Day. After coming off a victory for only the second time this season, the Bobcats will look to ride that wave of energy into the final games of the 2012 season.
November 4, 2012
Women's Volleyball Scores Emphatic, 3-0, Victory Over St. Francis (N.Y.)
The Bobcats lit up the scoreboard and had Burt Kahn Court rocking on Sunday afternoon as they claimed their first Northeast Conference victory, 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 30-28), over St. Francis (N.Y.). Quinnipiac junior Bonnie Conklin (Plano, Texas) factored heavily in the win with a career-high 13 kills while the Bobcat’s team hitting percentage of .382 is a season-best. The victory snaps a 15-game winless streak for Quinnipiac as they move to 2-21 (1-13 NEC) while the Terrier’s loss brings them to 2-27 (2-12 NEC).
November 1, 2012
Bobcats Fall At Home to Bryant, 3-0, in Women's Volleyball Action
The Quinnipiac women's volleyball team couldn’t break through Bryant on Thursday night at Burt Kahn Court, losing in straight sets, 3-0 (25-16, 25-14, 25-18). The Bobcats leader in kills entering Thursday, sophomore Tanner Celestin (Norco, Calif.), led the way with eight kills, increasing her season total to 146. Sophomore Brittanie Robinson (Fresno, Calif.) had another standout game for Quinnipiac with 21 assists, four digs, and two blocks. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 1-21 (0-13 NEC) and Bryant improves to 10-19 (4-8 NEC).
October 29, 2012
Women's Volleyball Welcomes The Bulldogs of Bryant, Thursday at 7 pm and St. Francis (NY) on Sunday at 1 pm
The Quinnipiac women's volleyball team returns home for a pair of Northeast Conference showdowns. The Bobcats welcome the NEC’s seventh and eighth place teams in Bryant (9-19, 3-8 NEC) and St. Francis (N.Y.) (4-25, 2-10 NEC) this week. After battling to a four-set loss in each prior meeting on the road this season, the Bobcats will look to exact some revenge and claim their first conference victory in these next two matchups.
October 28, 2012
Women's Volleyball's NEC Tilt Against Bryant Scheduled For Tuesday, Oct. 30 Moved To Thursday, Nov. 1
The Quinnipiac women's volleyball team's Northeast Conference match-up against Bryant, previously scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30 has been moved to Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at Burt Kahn Court.
October 28, 2012
Bobcats Fall in Straight Sets to Colonials, 3-0, in NEC Action on Sunday
The Quinnipiac women's volleyball team fell at the hands of Robert Morris on Sunday at the Sewall Center, 3-0 (25-18, 25-14, 25-9). Sophomore setter Brittanie Robinson (Fresno, Calif.) carried her team in defeat, posting her third double-double of the season and fifth for Quinnipiac with 17 assists and 10 digs. The loss drops the Bobcats to 1-20 (0-12 NEC) and the NEC’s third-place Colonials improve to 13-14 (9-2 NEC).
October 27, 2012
Bobcats Challenge Red Flash; Celestin Establishes New Career High in 3-2 Loss to St. Francis (Pa.)
The Quinnipiac women's volleyball team has shown a marked improvement of late, challenging the NEC’s first-place LIU Brooklyn in three sets in their previous game, and in a 3-2 (18-25, 26-24, 16-25, 25-22, 8-15) loss to fourth-place St. Francis (Pa.) at the DeGol Arena on Saturday. Sophomore Tanner Celestin (Norco, Calif.) posted a career-high 18 digs to go along with seven kills and three service aces while junior Bonnie Conklin (Plano, Texas) led the Bobcats with 10 kills, matching a career-high. Freshman Chandler Thornton (Arlington, Texas) nearly came away with a double-double (nine kills, 12 digs) in defeat as Quinnipiac moves to 1-19 (0-11 NEC) and the Red Flash improve to 11-13 (7-4 NEC).
October 25, 2012
Pennsylvania Bound Bobcats Prepare For Weekend Women's Volleyball Series Against St. Francis (Pa.) and Robert Morris
The Quinnipiac women's volleyball team hits the road for a trip in Pennsylvania in a Northeast Conference showdown over the weekend. The Bobcats will take on St. Francis (Pa.) on Saturday at 1 p.m. and follow with Robert Morris on Sunday at 1 p.m. Quinnipiac is in search of their first conference victory of the season and hope to avenge their previous defeats to each team earlier this season.
October 25, 2012
Women's Volleyball Visits Oxford Middle School To Assist Connecticut Special Olympics
Several members of the Quinnipiac women's volleyball team recently visited Oxford Middle School in Connecticut as a part of QU's Positive Play Initiative. The program is designed to encourage community service by Quinnipiac’s student-athletes, coaches and staff.
October 21, 2012
Women's Volleyball Gives NEC's First-Place LIU Brooklyn a Battle; Fall 3-0
The Quinnipiac women's volleyball team fell to the Northeast Conference's first-place LIU Brooklyn on Sunday, 3-0 (25-10, 25-22, 25-20), at Burt Kahn Court. Freshman Chandler Thornton (Arlington, Texas) continued her hot streak with another 11 kills on the afternoon but it wasn’t enough as the Bobcats fall to 1-18 (0-10 NEC) while the Black Birds win their 11th-straight match and remain undefeated in conference play at 17-7 overall (10-0 NEC).
October 20, 2012
Celestin, Thornton Lead The Way For Women's Volleyball In 3-0 Loss To Fairleigh Dickinson
Sophomore Tanner Celestin (Norco, Calif.) and freshman Chandler Thornton (Arlington, Texas) combined for 15 kills on Saturday afternoon, but the Quinnipiac University women’s volleyball team suffered a three-set loss (25-18, 25-23, 25-9) to Fairleigh Dickinson at Burt Kahn Court on Mount Carmel Campus.
October 18, 2012
Women's Volleyball Hosts NEC Competition Fairleigh Dickinson Saturday at 1 pm and LIU Brooklyn Sunday at 1 pm
The Quinnipiac women's volleyball team will host a pair of Northeast Conference foes in Fairleigh Dickinson and LIU Brooklyn over the weekend as the Bobcats are still in search of their first conference victory. They host the Knights on Saturday and the Black Birds on Sunday in Burt Kahn Court with matches set to begin at 1 p.m.
October 17, 2012
Bobcats Grasp Lead After First Set, Battle Throughout in 3-1 Loss to Bryant
The Quinnipiac women's volleyball team posted a first set victory but couldn't hold on as Bryant took down the Bobcats, 3-1 (25-21, 23-25, 21-25, 19-25) on Wednesday night at Chace Athletic Center. Freshman outside hitter Chandler Thornton's (Arlington, Texas) career-high 14 kills wasn't the only bright spot for Quinnipiac as sophomore setter Brittanie Robinson (Fresno, Calif.) continued her hot streak with a double-double (29 assists, 10 digs) and junior libero Logan Riker (Bowling Green, Ohio) notched her fourth straight double-digit dig outing with 18 on Wednesday. The loss drops Quinnipiac to 1-16 (0-8 NEC) while the Bulldogs come away with the victory and improve to 9-15 (3-5 NEC).
October 16, 2012
Women's Volleyball Hits The Road For NEC Showdown Against Bryant on Wednesday, 7 PM
The Quinnipiac women's volleyball team and Bryant Bulldogs meet in Smithfield, R.I. on Wednesday at the Chace Athletic Center as the Bobcats are searching for their first Northeast Conference win of the season.
October 14, 2012
Riker Rewrites Quinnipiac Record-Books; Robinson Plays Big in Women's Volleyball's 3-1 Loss to St. Francis (N.Y.)
Junior libero Logan Riker (Bowling Green, Ohio) overtook Kelby Carey as Quinnipiac’s all-time leader in career digs on Saturday in dominating fashion in the Bobcat’s 3-1 (15-25, 27-25, 22-25, 19-25) defeat to St. Francis (N.Y.). Riker finished with 19 digs on Saturday, the second-most of any Bobcat player in a match all season next to her 20 accomplished on Sept. 14 against Providence. She came into play needing only two digs to overtake Carey's previous mark of 1,017 and she currently stands at 1,035 in her distinguished career. With the loss the Bobcats fall to 1-15 (0-7 NEC) while the Terriers score their first NEC win and move to 3-21 (1-6 NEC) on the year.
October 12, 2012
Women's Volleyball Heads to Brooklyn to Take On St. Francis (NY) on Saturday at 1 PM
The Quinnipiac women's volleyball team and St. Francis Terries meet in Brooklyn on Saturday as both teams sit tied for last place in the Northeast Conference. Each team is coming into play still searching for their first conference victory as both come in with a 0-6 NEC record.
October 7, 2012
Logan Riker Becomes Second Bobcat to Reach 1,000 Career Digs in Women's Volleyball's 3-0 Loss to CCSU
It was another record breaking day for the Bobcats as junior libero Logan Riker (Bowling Green, Ohio) became just the second player in Quinnipiac women’s volleyball history to record 1,000 career digs but the Bobcats couldn’t pull out a victory, losing to NEC foe Central Connecticut State, 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-14). The loss drops Quinnipiac to 1-14 overall and 0-6 in the NEC while the Blue Devils improve to 11-9 and 6-1 in conference play.
October 6, 2012
Payne Collects 500th Career Kill; Women's Volleyball Falls To Sacred Heart
Senior Taylor Payne (Warwick, N.Y.) recorded her 500th career kill on Saturday afternoon, but the Quinnipiac University women's volleyball team dropped three-straight sets (27-25, 25-18, 25-15) to Sacred Heart University at Burt Kahn Court on Mount Carmel Campus.
October 5, 2012
Women's Volleyball Squares Off Against In-State Rivals Sacred Heart at Home on Saturday, Travel to CCSU on Sunday
The Bobcats women's volleyball team is ready to take on intra-state foes Sacred Heart and Central Conn. St. this weekend as the Pioneers enter Burt Kahn Court on Saturday at 1 p.m. and the Blue Devils will host Quinnipiac on Sunday with the game starting at 1 p.m.
September 30, 2012
Bobcats Fight Through Second Set, Fall to Robert Morris, 3-0
A couple of individual standouts and a tight second set that had the Bobcats ahead late wasn’t enough as the women’s volleyball team fell to Robert Morris, 3-0 (25-8, 25-23, 25-14). Freshman Chandler Thornton (Arlington, Texas) recorded a team-high seven kills while sophomore setter Brittanie Robinson (Fresno, Calif.) tied for the most assists of any player with 18 to go along with a game-high nine digs.
September 29, 2012
Women's Volleyball Falls To Saint Francis (Pa.) In Home-Opener
The Quinnipiac University womenâ€™s volleyball team opened Northeast Conference action on Saturday afternoon, as the Bobcats welcomed Northeast Conference foe Saint Francis (Pa.) to Burt Kahn Court on Mount Carmel Campus. The visiting Red Flash came out on top, defeating the Bobcats, 3-0 (25-14, 25-20, 25-23).
September 27, 2012
Live Video Available For Women's Volleyball's Match Against Robert Morris On Sunday
Live video will be available for the Quinnipiac women's volleyball's Northeast Conference match this weekend. The Bobcats will take on Robert Morris on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Burt Kahn Court on Mount Carmel Campus in Hamden, Conn.
September 23, 2012
Women's Volleyball Defeated by LIU Brooklyn, 3-0, in NEC Action
The Quinnipiac University women’s volleyball team was defeated by NEC power LIU Brooklyn on Sunday afternoon at the Wellness Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Blackbirds swept the match in straight sets (25-11, 25-7, 25-16), improving to 14-6 all-time against the Bobcats.
September 22, 2012
Women's Volleyball Drops NEC Opener to Fairleigh Dickinson, 3-0
Sophomore right side Tanner Celestin (Norco, Calif.) led the Quinnipiac attack with nine kills but the women’s volleyball team couldn’t hold off the Knights as the Bobcats fell, 3-0 (25-14, 25-15, 25-19). The loss drops Quinnipiac to 1-9 and 0-1 in the NEC while Fairleigh Dickinson moves to 5-9 and 1-0 in conference play.
September 21, 2012
Women's Volleyball Enters NEC Play This Weekend at Fairleigh Dickinson on Sat. and LIU Brooklyn on Sun.
After three tournaments and nine non-conference games, the Bobcats are primed and ready for the start of Northeast Conference play this weekend as the women’s volleyball team takes on Fairleigh Dickinson at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Hackensack, N.J. At its conclusion the team will take to the road again for a matchup against LIU Brooklyn on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Wellness Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
September 15, 2012
Women's Volleyball's Robinson and Thornton Named to Bucknell Invitational All-Tournament Team
Sophomore setter Brittanie Robinson (Fresno, Calif.) and freshman outside hitter Chandler Thornton (Arlington, Texas) were named to the Bucknell Invitational All-Tournament Team over the weekend as the Bobcats competed against the Bison, Providence, and Fordham. The pair combined for an impressive showing over the three games including the Bobcat’s first win of the 2012 season in a dramatic 3-2 victory over Providence on Friday.
September 15, 2012
Bobcats Women's Volleyball Claims Third Set But Falls to Fordham, 3-1, at Bucknell Invitational
The Bobcats fought to claim the third set but couldn’t hold off the Rams as the Quinnipiac women’s volleyball team fell to Fordham, 3-1 (13-25, 14-25, 25-19, 8-25), on Saturday at the Bucknell Invitational. Senior middle hitter Bonnie Conklin (Plano, Texas) continued her impressive play for the tournament with team-highs in kills with seven and blocks with four. Sophomore setter Brittanie Robinson (Fresno, Calif.) came back from her stellar game against Providence on Friday, where she had 37 assists and four blocks, and added 19 assists and two total blocks against the Rams. With the loss Quinnipiac falls to 1-7 and Fordham improves to 7-9 overall.
September 15, 2012
Robinson Leads Women's Volleyball in Loss to Bucknell, 3-0
Quinnipiac women’s volleyball fought hard but ultimately fell to the host Bison, 3-0 (25-16, 26-14, 25-16) on Saturday at the Bucknell Invitational as the Bobcats finished the tournament with a 1-2 record. Sophomore setter Brittanie Robinson (Fresno, Calif.) had another phenomenal outing with a game-high 23 assists, five kills, and two service aces. Sophomore outside hitter Tanner Celestin (Norco, Calif.) led all players with 12 kills, her second time reaching double figures in the tournament. With the loss the Bobcats fall to 1-8 while Bucknell improves to 6-7.
September 14, 2012
Women's Volleyball Pulls Out Dramatic 3-2 Win Over Providence For First Victory of 2012 Season
The Bobcats used inspired efforts up-and-down the roster on Friday night as the women’s volleyball squad prevailed over Providence 3-2 (15-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-22, 15-12) at the Bucknell Invitational, for their first win of the season. Sophomore setter Brittanie Robinson (Fresno, Calif.), playing in her second career game as the team’s primary facilitator, had a standout night with a double-double of 37 assists and 13 digs to go along with four blocks. Sophomore right side Tanner Celestin (Norco, Calif.) played big for Quinnipiac down the stretch and senior middle hitter Taylor Payne (Warwick, N.Y.) closed the match with a pair of block assists and two kills, including the match-winner late in the fifth set. The win moves Quinnipiac to 1-6 on the season while Providence falls to 1-14.
September 13, 2012
Women's Volleyball Ready for Last Non-Conference Tournament of the Season at the Bucknell Invitational This Weekend
The Bobcats will travel to Lewisburg, Pa. to take part in the Bucknell Invitational between Friday and Saturday Sep. 14-15. Quinnipiac (0-6) starts the weekend series with the Providence Friars (1-13) at 5 p.m. on Friday before taking on the Fordham Rams and Bucknell Bison (4-6) on Saturday at 3 and 5 p.m. respectively.
September 5, 2012
Tanner Celestin Leads Women's Volleyball in Defeat Against Fairfield
Despite a season-high six kills from sophomore outside hitter Tanner Celsetin (Norco, Calif.), the Quinnipiac women’s volleyball team fell to Fairfield 3-0 in a non-conference tilt on Wednesday. The Bobcats (0-6) fell behind early with 25-9 and 25-10 results in the first two sets before fighting back in the third with a 25-19 loss to Fairfield (2-5).
September 4, 2012
Women's Volleyball Hits The Road For Intra-State Showdown With Fairfield on Wednesday
The Bobcats will travel to Fairfield University on Wednesday at 7 p.m. for a matchup with the 2011 MAAC runner-up. The Stags feature three returning starters who all made the 2011 All-MAAC Second Team including 2011 MAAC Setter of the Year Rachel Romansky and 2011 MAAC Rookie of the Year Caitlin Stapleton.
September 3, 2012
Women's Volleyball's Logan Riker Named to Akron Invitational All-Tournament Team
Junior libero Logan Riker was named to the Akron Invitational All-Tournament Team over the weekend as the Bobcats competed against the Zips and Montana St. The All-Tournament selectee has picked up right where she left off in 2010 as the team’s leading defensive player and one of the most impressive.
August 31, 2012
Women's Volleyball Swept at Akron Invitational
Despite an impressive tournament run from junior libero Logan Riker (Bowling Green, Ohio) and a couple all-around gems from senior right side Taylor Payne (Warwick, N.Y.), the Bobcats women’s volleyball team lost to Montana St. and Akron at the Akron Invitational on Friday. With the losses, Quinnipiac falls to 0-5 on the year, while Montana St. improves to 3-1 and Akron moved to 2-3 on the season.
August 29, 2012
Women's Volleyball Set To Take Part In Akron Invitational This Weekend
The Bobcats will take to the road again as they travel to Akron, Ohio to take part in the Akron Invitational. The two-day tournament between Friday Aug. 31 and Sep. 1 features the Zips and Montana St. The Bobcats will first take on Montana St. on Friday Aug. 31 at 4:00 pm before playing Akron at 7:00 pm later that evening.
August 25, 2012
Volleyball Falls to Stony Brook, Indiana at West Point Invitational
The Quinnipiac women’s volleyball team was defeated by Stony Brook, 3-0, at the West Point Invitational early Saturday morning. The Bobcats also dropped their final match at West Point, N.Y. to Indiana, 3-0. With the losses, the Bobcats fall to 0-3, while the Seawolves improves to 1-1, and the Hoosiers remain undefeated at 3-0.
August 24, 2012
Quinnipiac Women's Volleyball Falls to Army, 3-0 in Season Opener
In the 2012 season opener for the Quinnipiac women’s volleyball squad, the Bobcats fell at the hands of Army, 3-0, at the West Point Invitational. The Black Knights (1-0) took the first set, 25-16, before dispatching Quinnipiac (0-1), 25-11 and 25-15 in the second and third sets. Junior setter Ashley Kopacki (Hackettstown, N.J.) led the Bobcats with 16 assists and sophomore outside hitter Brittanie Robinson (Fresno, Calif.) recorded a team-high six kills on the afternoon.
August 23, 2012
Women's Volleyball Continues West Point Invitational On Saturday
The Quinnipiac University women’s volleyball team opens the 2012 campaign this weekend with the West Point Invitational at Gillis Field House in West Point, N.Y. Hosted by Army; the two-day event will begin on Friday, August 24 and run through Saturday, August 25. The Bobcats will face the Black Knights on Friday (11 a.m.), before taking on Stony Brook (11 a.m.) and Big 10 power Indiana (1 p.m.) on Saturday afternoon.
August 16, 2012
Women's Volleyball Picked Ninth In 2012 NEC Preseason Poll
The Quinnipiac University women’s volleyball team has been selected to finish ninth in the 2012 Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, announced by the league office on Thursday, August. 16. The Bobcats, a team in search for their ninth NEC postseason appearance, will look to bounce defending champion Sacred Heart from the top slot in the census.
June 20, 2012
Women's Volleyball Announces 2012 Schedule
The Quinnipiac University Department of Athletics has released the 2012 women’s volleyball schedule, a season that consists of 32 matches. In search for its ninth Northeast Conference Tournament appearance, the Bobcats are scheduled for 13 games at Burt Kahn Court. The slate is also complete with four early-season tournaments, including the second annual Quinnipiac/Hartford Invitational in mid-September.