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2008 Women's Volleyball News

May 18, 2009
Sagnelli Inks Two More For Upcoming Season
Central Connecticut head volleyball coach Linda Sagnelli announced the final two National Letter of Intent signings for the 2009 season. Mary Kate Schmidt, an outside hitter and right side from Evergreen Park, IL, and Blaike King, an outside hitter from Carson City, NV, have both committed to the CCSU program.

December 4, 2008
Sagnelli Signs Two for 2009 Season
Central Connecticut head volleyball coach Linda Sagnelli announced two National Letter of Intent signings for the 2009 season. Jamie Rademacher, a middle hitter from New Lenox, IL, and Emily Cochran, an outside hitter from Adel, IA, both committed to CCSU during the early signing period.

November 22, 2008
Volleyball To Compete In 6th Straight NEC Tournament Starting Today
The Central Connecticut volleyball team will be competing in the Northeast Conference Tournament for the sixth year in a row this weekend in Moon Township, PA. The Blue Devils are the third seed in the tournament, finishing with an NEC record of 5-3, and will play sixth seeded Sacred Heart in a quarterfinal match on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

November 22, 2008
CCSU Places Three Players On All-NEC Volleyball Teams
Senior captain Amanda Olmstead and sophomore Lauren Snyder were selected to the the All-Northeast Conference First Team, while junior Jamie Baumert received All-NEC Second Team honors. This marks the first time in Olmstead's career she received All-NEC accolades, while Baumert has been on the all conference teams for three straight years at CCSU. Snyder also recieved the honors last year in her first season in New Britain. The awards were presented on Friday evening at the NEC banquet on the eve of the conference tournament. The Championships are being held at Robert Morris University.

November 22, 2008
Petrella Records Season Best 28 Digs, CCSU Falls in NEC Quarterfinal
Sophomore Kaitlin Petrella tallied a match best 28 digs, but the Central Connecticut (11-14) volleyball team fell to Sacred Heart (18-12) in the quarterfinals of the Northeast Conference Tournament on Saturday afternoon in Moon Township, PA. Sophomore Lauren Snyder finished with a team high 11 kills and added nine digs for the Blue Devils in their final match of the season.

November 16, 2008
Snyder's 10 Kills Leads Blue Devils in Loss at Robert Morris
Lauren Snyder had a team-high 10 kills as the Central Connecticut women's volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision at Robert Morris on Sunday afternoon. The Blue Devils finish the regular season with an 11-13 overall record and a 5-3 mark in the Northeast Conference. The Blue Devils will return to Robert Morris this weekend for the NEC Tournament.

November 15, 2008
Olmstead, Snyder Combine for 36 Kills in 3-1 Victory at St. Francis (PA)
The Central Connecticut volleyball team posted a 3-1 victory over St. Francis (PA) on the road on Saturday in the first match of their Pennsylvania swing to end the regular season. CCSU, now 11-12 overall and 5-2 in the Northeast Conference, were led by Amanda Olmstead and Lauren Snyder who each posted 18 kills in the victory. CCSU plays on Sunday at Robert Morris to end the regular season.

November 8, 2008
Blue Devils Sweep St. Francis (NY) On Senior Day
Senior captain Amanda Olmstead recorded 12 kills and six digs, while junior Jamie Baumert tallied 11 kills and eight blocks as the Central Connecticut (10-12, 4-2) volleyball team swept St. Francis (NY) (0-29, 0-5), 3-0, on Senior Day at Detrick Gymnasium. Senior captains Olmstead and Jenna Quadrozzi, as well as senior manager Laura Baker were honored before the match on Saturday.

November 6, 2008
Baumert Named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All District Team
Junior Jamie Baumert was awarded for her performance on and off the court, receiving ESPN The Magazine Academic All District 1 honors. Baumert earned a second team spot for her accomplishments this year. The Elkhorn, NE native is an elementary education major at CCSU.

November 5, 2008
Blue Devils Roll Past Bryant, 3-0
Senior captain Amanda Olmstead accumulated double digit kills for the eighth match in a row and the Central Connecticut (9-12) volleyball team defeated Bryant_16-16), 3-0, at Detrick Gymnasium on Wednesday night. The Blue Devils have now won five of their last six matches, recording three sweeps in the process. Olmstead tallied a match best 13 kills on .231 hitting percentage, while adding nine digs, three blocks and two aces.

November 3, 2008
Baumert Named NEC Player of the Week For Career Day
Jamie Baumert was name Northeast Conference Player of the Week for her outstanding play this week against Sacred Heart and Fairleigh Dickinson. The junior recorded a career high of 13 blocks against the Pioneers on Thursday. She followed her career day with a 17 kill outing on Saturday to defeat the Knights.

November 1, 2008
Bayer, Olmstead Lead CCSU Past FDU, 3-1
Sophomore Amanda Bayer tallied a match best 50 assists while recording 11 digs to lead the Central Connecticut volleyball team (8-12, 3-2) past Fairleigh Dickinson (14-11, 2-2) on the road Saturday afternoon, 3-1 (25-19, 25-21, 23-25, 25-16). Senior captain Amanda Olmstead added 17 kills and nine digs to help the Blue Devils improve to 8-12 on the season and move back above .500 in NEC action.

October 30, 2008
Baumert Blocks to a Career High, Blue Devils Fall to Sacred Heart
Junior Jamie Baumert recorded a career high 13 blocks, but the Central Connecticut volleyball team (7-12, 2-2) fell to Sacred Heart (16-9, 3-1) at home Thursday night, by a score of 3-1 (25-23, 25-23, 19-25, 28-26). Sophomore setter Amanda Bayer helped the Blue Devils stay in the match, tallying a team high 28 assists, 13 digs, three aces and three blocks.

October 24, 2008
Volleyball Gets Road NEC Victory Over Quinnipiac, 3-1
Sophomore libero Kaitlin Petrella moved into eighth place in CCSU history for career digs, and the Central Connecticut (7-11, 2-1) volleyball team defeated Quinnipiac (3-23, 0-3) on the road, 3-1 (25-11, 19-25, 25-22, 25-15). Petrella recorded a match high 17 digs and now has 826 for her career and is 70 shy of seventh place all time. Fellow sophomore Lauren Snyder notched her third double-double of the season, tallying 15 kills and 10 digs in the victory.

October 23, 2008
CCSU Volleyball Set to Participate in Dig Pink Event
The Central Connecticut volleyball team, in conjunction with Quinnipiac Volleyball, will be participating in the Dig Pink event on Friday, October 24. Dig Pink is the Breast Cancer awareness rally being held all of October 2008 to raise money for breast cancer research. During their 7:00 p.m. match, Quinnipiac will be collecting donations and giving away prizes to raise money during this National Breast Cancer Awareness month.

October 19, 2008
Olmstead and Bayer Guide Blue Devils to Conference Home Win
Central Connecticut (6-11, 1-1) collected a 3-0 Northeast Conference home win over Wagner (2-14, 0-2). Senior Amanda Olmstead led the Blue Devils with a match-best 11 kills, 10 digs and three blocks. Sophomore Amanda Bayer added a match-high 36 assists, 11 digs and five service aces in the win.

October 14, 2008
Olmstead and Vaughan Lead Blue Devils Past Providence
Senior captain Amanda Olmstead and sophomore Tori Vaughan combined for 25 of the Blue Devils' 43 kills and the Central Connecticut volleyball team defeated Providence College on the road Tuesday night, 3-0.

October 11, 2008
Volleyball Falls in NEC Opener
The Central Connecticut volleyball team came out strong but fell late against Long Island, in the Blue Devils' first NEC match of the season. LIU (9-9, 1-0) lost the first set to CCSU (4-11, 0-1) before defeating the Blue Devils in three straight to grab their first Northeast Conference win on Saturday at Detrick Gymnasium.

October 7, 2008
Blue Devils Fall to URI in Five Sets
The Central Connecticut volleyball team took the University of Rhode Island to five sets and eventually fell to the Rams, 3-2, Tuesday night at Detrick Gymnasium. Senior captain Amanda Olmstead recorded her third double-double of the season in the loss, tallying 12 kills and 12 digs.

October 1, 2008
Volleyball Snaps Losing Streak With Win Over Hartford
The Central Connecticut volleyball team snapped a seven game losing streak by defeating Hartford 3-1 on Wednesday night at the University of Hartford. Sophomore Lauren Snyder led the Blue Devils with 13 kills and seven digs in the victory.

September 26, 2008
CCSU Falls in Five Sets to Sacred Heart
The Central Connecticut volleyball team took Sacred Heart University to five sets before falling 15-10 in the final measure. The Blue Devils got off to a slow start, losing the first two sets. After clawing their way back to a 2-2 tie in sets, CCSU was finished off when the Pioneers scored four straight points to win the match.

September 20, 2008
Volleyball Falls to Fullerton and San Francisco
The Central Connecticut volleyball team lost to Cal State Fullerton by a score of 3-0 and fell to San Francisco, 3-1 in their final two matches of the Fullerton Volleyball Classic on Saturday.

September 19, 2008
Blue Devils Fall to Cal In First Day of Fullerton Classic
The Central Connecticut volleyball team fell to California, 3-0, in their first day of competition at the Fullerton Classic. The Blue Devils are now 3-6 on the season and will be continuing play tomorrow against Cal State Fullerton and San Francisco.

September 13, 2008
Blue Devils Fall to Harvard, 3-1
The Central Connecticut volleyball team lost their final match of the Harvard Invitational to the host Crimson on Saturday. It took four extremely close sets for the Blue Devils to be defeated 3-1 (25-21, 25-23, 23-25, 25-23). CCSU is now 3-5 this season and will look to rebound as they travel to California next weekend to compete in the Fullerton Classic.

September 12, 2008
CCSU Drops Two Matches in First Day of Harvard Invitational
The CCSU volleyball team lost both of their matches in the Harvard Invitational today falling to Long Beach State 3-0, and then dropping a match to Dartmouth by a score of 3-2. The Blue Devils are now 3-4 on the season and will play against the host Crimson tomorrow at 2:00 p.m.

September 10, 2008
Snyder Leads Blue Devils Past Holy Cross With Double-Double
Sophomore Lauren Snyder recorded her second double-double of the season and the Central Connecticut volleyball team defeated Holy Cross on the road, 3-2 (23-25, 25-11, 25-15, 23-25, 15-13). The outside hitter's 18 kills were a game high and her 13 digs tied her season high.

September 3, 2008
Watch Tonight's Volleyball for Free on mediaCENTRAL
Fans can watch tonight's volleyball game vs. St. John's for free via mediaCENTRAL. We will be offering a free preview of our first volleyball video stream tonight starting at 7 p.m. as the Blue Devils (2-1) host the Red Storm (1-2) in home volleyball action in Detrick Gymnasium. Click the Live Events Schedule link on the top right of the home page to access the video.

September 3, 2008
Volleyball Falls to Defending Big East Champ St. John's, 3-0
The Central Connecticut women's volleyball team lost to defending Big East champion St. John's Wednesday night at Detrick Gymnasium. The Red Storm, who made it all the way to the Sweet 16 of last year's NCAA Tournament defeated the Blue Devils 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 27-25). Sophomore Lauren Snyder led CCSU with 12 kills, eight digs and two service aces in the loss.

September 2, 2008
Sophomore Lauren Snyder Named NEC Player of the Week
Sophomore Lauren Snyder was named the Northeast Conference women's volleyball player of the week, announced Tuesday. Snyder and the Blue Devils were 2-1 last week with wins against Iona and Bucknell. CCSU remains at 2-1 and will welcome St. John's to Detrick Gymnasium for a non-conference match on Wednesday September 3 at 7:00 p.m.

August 30, 2008
CCSU Defeats Iona and Falls to Stony Brook To Finish 2-1 in Blue Devil Invitational
Sophomore Lauren Snyder led the CCSU Volleyball team with 20 kills and 13 digs to get past Iona in the Blue Devils first game on the second day of action in the CCSU Blue Devil Invitational. Sophomore Amanda Bayer tallied 32 assists and eight digs in a losing effort against Stony Brook. Central Connecticut finished the weekend tied with Iona and Stony Brook, each with records of 2-1.

August 29, 2008
Volleyball Wins Season Opening Match, Defeats Bucknell 3-0
Senior Amanda Olmstead and sophomore Lauren Snyder combined for 21 out of the 40 Central Connecticut kills to propel the Blue Devils past Bucknell in opening night action of the CCSU Blue Devil Invitational. Central recorded a hitting percentage of .314 and tallied 10 service aces to defeat the Bison 3-0 (28-26, 25-12, 25-18).

August 19, 2008
Volleyball Tabbed as Team to Beat in NEC Coaches' Poll
The Central Connecticut Volleyball team has been selected as the number one team in the Northeast Conference preseason coaches' poll, as released this afternoon. The Blue Devils were picked ahead of last year's regular season and tournament champion Long Island, who received three first place votes, to CCSU's four.

July 29, 2008
Central Connecticut Collects Second Straight AVCA Team Academic Award
Central Connecticut's volleyball team earned its second straight AVCA Team Academic Award, as announced by the American Volleyball Coaches' Association this afternoon. The Blue Devils were one of 70 NCAA Division I teams to receive the honor, which is given to schools maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average.