2009 Women's Volleyball News

May 12, 2010
Sagnelli Announces Three Incoming Freshmen For 2010 Season
Central Connecticut head volleyball coach Linda Sagnelli announced three commitments for the upcoming 2010 season on #$%^Wednesday. Amalia Ashley, a defensive specialist from Scottsdale, AZ, Kyla Bielert, a middle blocker from Lebanon, CT, and #$%^Caitlin Van Camp, an outside hitter from Redding, CT will be joining the Blue Devil volleyball team next season.

November 21, 2009
Four Blue Devils Earn Northeast Conference Honors
Four members of the Central Connecticut State University volleyball team were honored by the Northeast Conference for their achievements this season on Friday night. Senior Jamie Baumert was named to the All-NEC First Team, while juniors Kaitlin Petrella and Amanda Bayer earned second team spots. Petrella also garnered NEC Libero of the Year accolades, while freshman Emily Cochran became CCSU's third NEC Rookie of the Year in the past four seasons. The awards were announced at the conference's banquet on the eve of the NEC Tournament to be held at Long Island.

November 21, 2009
CCSU Falls to Sacred Heart in NEC Semifinal
Central Connecticut State University was elimated from the Northeast Conference Tournament by Sacred Heart for the second straight year on Saturday afternoon. The second seed Pioneers top the third seed Blue Devils 3-0 (25-18, 30-28, 25-17) at Long Island University. Senior captain Jamie Baumert recorded eight blocks to give her 154 on the season. It marked the most ever in a single season by a CCSU player.

November 15, 2009
Blue Devils Top St. Francis (NY) In Regular Season Finale
Freshmen Blaike King and Emily Cochran combined for 25 kills and 27 digs, as Central Connecticut State University defeated St. Francis (NY) 3-1 on the road Sunday afternoon. King recorded 13 kills and 12 digs, while Cochran tallied 12 kills and 15 digs in the victory.

November 14, 2009
Volleyball Upended by Long Island on the Road
Junior captain Amanda Bayer recorded team-bests of 21 assists and 14 digs, but Central Connecticut State University fell to Long Island 3-0 on the road on Saturday afternoon. Freshman Blaike King led the Blue Devils with seven kills in the defeat.

November 11, 2009
Blue Devils Top Bryant 3-1 at Home
Central Connecticut State University won its four straight match to improve to 17-13 overall and 11-3 in Northeast Conference play with a 3-1 (25-20, 25-14, 13-25, 25-16) home victory over Bryant (10-22, 5-9) Wednesday night. Sophomore Sara DeLacey recorded a career high 11 blocks to go along with six kills on .417 hitting percentage to lead the Blue Devils. CCSU has clinched a berth in the NEC Tournament, but will finish out the regular season with road matches against Long Island and St. Francis (NY) this weekend.

November 9, 2009
Cochran Earns Third NEC Honor of the Season
Freshman Emily Cochran earned Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week honors after leading CCSU to a 2-0 week, with home wins over Sacred Heart and Fairleigh Dickinson. The outside hitter led CCSU with 19 kills and 18 digs in the 3-1 win over Sacred Heart on Friday and recorded a team-high 14 digs in the Blue Devils' sweep of FDU on Saturday. The Adel, IA native finished with 3.57 kills and 4.57 digs per set on the week and recorded a hitting percentage of .222.

November 7, 2009
Baumert Second All-Time In Blocks, CCSU Sweeps FDU
Central Connecticut State University recorded 24 blocks to Fairleigh Dickinson's two on the way to defeating the Knights 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-15) at home on Saturday afternoon. Senior captain Jamie Baumert led the Blue Devils with nine blocks, while junior Tori Vaughan and sophomore Sara DeLacey chipped in with four each. CCSU improves to 16-13 overall and 10-3 in Northeast Conference play, while FDU falls to 6-23 on the year and 3-10 in the NEC.

November 6, 2009
Cochran Lifts CCSU Past Sacred Heart, 3-1
Freshman Emily Cochran recorded 19 kills and 18 to digs to lead Central Connecticut State University to a 3-1 (25-16, 16-25, 32-30, 26-24) victory over visiting Sacred Heart on Friday evening. CCSU avenged two losses to the Pioneers earlier in the season and improve to 15-13 overall and 9-3 in the Northeast Conference. Sacred Heart is also now 9-3 in the NEC and 19-9 on the season.

November 5, 2009
Jamie Baumert Named to CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team
Senior captain Jamie Baumert was awarded for her work on and off the field, receiving CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 1 honors, announced Thursday. Baumert earned a first team spot for her accomplishments this year. The Elkhorn, NE native is an elementary education major and will now be placed on the National Ballot for consideration for Academic All-American.

November 1, 2009
King Leads Central to 3-1 Win Over St. Francis (PA)
Freshman Blaike King led Central Connecticut State University (14-13, 8-3) in kills for the second straight match, as the Blue Devils defeated St. Francis (PA) (7-20, 3-7) by a score of 3-1 (25-15, 25-10, 24-26, 25-14) on Sunday afternoon. King tallied a match-best 14 kills, while adding 11 digs, three aces and three blocks in the victory.

October 31, 2009
Petrella Records 32 Digs in 3-2 Loss to Robert Morris
Junior Kaitlin Petrella recorded 32 digs, the most by any Blue Devil since the 2007 season, but Central Connecticut State University fell to Robert Morris at home by a score of 3-2 (27-25, 17-25, 25-23, 21-25, 16-14). The last time a CCSU player reached the 30 dig plateau was when Petrella tallied 32 in an October 27 match against Robert Morris during her freshman year. Central and RMU traded sets until the Colonials defeated the Blue Devils 16-14 in the fifth set to improve to 7-3 in Northeast Conference play. CCSU falls to 7-3 in the conference with an overall record of 13-13.

October 25, 2009
Blue Devils Improve to 7-2 in Northeast Conference With Sweep of FDU
Senior captain Jamie Baumert and freshman Emily Cochran each recorded nine kills, as the Central Connecticut State University volleyball team defeated Fairleigh Dickinson 3-0 (25-16, 25-9, 25-18) on the road on Sunday. Baumert added a match-best seven blocks, while Cochran tallied 12 digs to help the Blue Devils improve to 13-12 on the season and 7-2 in the Northeast Conference.

October 24, 2009
Volleyball Falls to Sacred Heart On the Road
Three Blue Devils finished with double-digit kills, but the Central Connecticut State University volleyball team dropped a 3-1 decision on the road versus Sacred Heart on Saturday. Freshman Emily Cochran led the way with 14 kills, while junior Tori Vaughan and sophomore Sara DeLacey each tallied 11 in the defeat. CCSU falls to 12-12 overall and 6-2 in the NEC.

October 21, 2009
Baumert Leads Blue Devils in Road Loss to URI
Senior captain Jamie Baumert led the Central Connecticut State University volleyball team with 10 kills and three blocks in a 3-1 (23-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-16) loss to Rhode Island on the road on Wednesday. The Blue Devils won the first set and then dropped three straight as they fall to 12-11 on the season.

October 18, 2009
Blue Devils Drop First Northeast Conference Match, Fall to LIU, 3-2
Senior captain Jamie Baumert, junior Tori Vaughan and sophomore Sara DeLacey combined for 19 blocks, but Central Connecticut State University dropped its first Northeast Conference match of the season in a 3-2 (25-17, 13-25, 25-27, 29-27, 15-12) loss at home to defending NEC Champion Long Island. Baumert also recorded a team high 18 kills, while junior captain Amanda Bayer tallied 43 assists and 17 digs in the defeat.

October 17, 2009
Cochran Leads CCSU In Sweep of St. Francis (NY)
Freshman Emily Cochran recorded career highs of 18 kills on .531 hitting percentage and 19 digs as Central Connecticut State University improved to 6-0 in the Northeast Conference with a 3-0 (25-11, 25-15, 25-15) sweep of St. Francis (NY) at home on Saturday afternoon.

October 14, 2009
Blue Devils Ace Their Way Past Providence
The Central Connecticut State University volleyball team recorded nine aces in the fourth and final set to defeat Providence by a score of 3-1 (27-25, 25-22, 23-25, 25-8) at home on Wednesday evening. Four Blue Devils finished with three or more aces in the match, with junior captain Amanda Bayer leading the way with five. Freshman Emily Cochran finished with three aces, while leading CCSU on offense with 15 kills.

October 11, 2009
Volleyball Improves to 5-0 In Northeast Conference After Topping Robert Morris 3-2
Central Connecticut State University came back from a 2-0 deficit to top Robert Morris by a score of 3-2 (23-25, 25-27, 25-20, 25-13, 15-8) on Sunday afternoon in Moon Township, PA. It marked the first regular season Northeast Conference loss for the Colonials since the 2007 season. CCSU junior Tori Vaughan recorded 10 kills and 11 blocks to keep the Blue Devils undefeated in NEC play with a conference record of 5-0.

October 10, 2009
Blue Devils Improve to 4-0 In Northeast Conference With Win over St. Francis (PA)
The Central Connecticut State University volleyball team (9-9) outblocked St. Francis (PA) (4-15) by a mark of 10 to four, as the Blue Devils defeated the Red Flash 3-1 (25-16, 27-25, 23-25, 25-17) on Saturday afternoon. Senior captain Jamie Baumert led the way for CCSU, tallying a team high 12 kills on .391 hitting percentage and a match-best seven blocks.

October 7, 2009
Petrella Breaks School Record In Blue Devil Loss at Columbia
Junior Kaitlin Petrella broke the school record for digs in a career, but Central Connecticut State University fell to Columbia on the road by a score of 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-19) on Wednesday night. The libero tallied 10 digs in the match to move past former Blue Devil Jennifer Moshier into first place all-time in CCSU annals. Petrella leads Central with 259 digs on the season and now has 1,219 for her career.

October 5, 2009
Emily Cochran Named Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week
Freshman Emily Cochran was named the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week for the second week in a row as she led the Blue Devils to a 2-0 record with two sweeps this week. The outside hitter recorded a team high 18 kills in the matches versus Hartford and Bryant this week.

October 2, 2009
CCSU Stays Unbeaten In Northeast Conference With Sweep Of Bryant
Senior captain Jamie Baumert tallied 10 kills on .526 hitting percentage to lead Central Connecticut State University to a 3-0 (25-10, 25-17, 25-17) road win over Bryant University Friday night. Junior captain Amanda Bayer added 27 assists and 12 digs in the victory as the Blue Devils improved to 8-8 overall and 3-0 in the Northeast Conference play.

September 30, 2009
Volleyball Sweeps Hartford at Home
Freshman Emily Cochran tallied nine kills, seven digs, two aces and two blocks to lead the Central Connecticut State University volleyball team to a 3-0 sweep of Hartford at home. Junior captain Amanda Bayer added 27 assists and seven digs of her own in the victory, as the Blue Devils improved their record to 7-8 on Wednesday evening.

September 28, 2009
Baumert and Cochran Receive Northeast Conference Honors
Senior captain Jamie Baumert and freshman Emily Cochran received Northeast Conference weekly honors for their performances during Central Connecticut State University's 3-1 week. Baumert was named NEC Player of the Week, while Cochran garnered Rookie of the Week accolades. This marks the first Player of the Week honor for Baumert this season and second in her career. Cochran receives her first weekly conference honor in just her fourth week of collegiate competition.

September 26, 2009
Cochran Leads CCSU to 3-2 Win Over Binghamton
Freshman Emily Cochran recorded team highs of 17 kills and 16 digs to lead the Central Connecticut State University volleyball team to a 3-2 (15-25, 26-24, 26-24, 22-25, 15-12) victory over Binghamton in the Blue Devils' final match of the Yale Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Cochran and junior Kaitlin Petrella were honored with All-Tournament accolades following the two matches over the weekend. Petrella tallied 16 digs in today's victory, moving her into second place all-time in CCSU history for career digs.

September 26, 2009
Blue Devils Top Quinnipiac, 3-1
The Central Connecticut State University volleyball team improved to 2-0 in Northeast Conference play with a 3-1 (25-18, 25-13, 23-25, 25-18) road victory over Quinnipiac on Saturday night. The Blue Devils were led by senior captain Jamie Baumert, who finished with match highs of 15 kills and eight blocks.

September 25, 2009
Volleyball Upended By Yale, 3-0
The Central Connecticut State University volleyball team dropped the first of two matches at the Yale Invitational this weekend, falling to the host Bulldogs by a score of 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-18) on Friday night. Junior captain Amanda Bayer led the Blue Devils with 23 assists and added eight digs in the loss.

September 23, 2009
Baumert Leads CCSU To Win in First Northeast Conference Match
Senior captain Jamie Baumert recorded 13 kills on a .542 hitting percentage to lead the Central Connecticut State University volleyball team to a 3-1 (25-17, 25-14, 21-25, 25-22) victory over Quinnipiac on Wednesday night. Baumert and junior Tori Vaughan each totaled a match-best six blocks in CCSU's first Northeast Conference match of the season.

September 19, 2009
Volleyball Drops First of Two at Darmouth Invite on Saturday
The Central Connecticut State University volleyball team dropped its first of two matches today at the Dartmouth Invitational, falling to the host Big Green by a score of 3-0. Senior captain Jamie Baumert led the Blue Devils with 10 kills and added three blocks in the defeat. Central will compete in their final match of the tournament later today when they take on Sacred Heart at 3:00 p.m.

September 19, 2009
Mendizabal and Petrella Lead CCSU In Loss to Sacred Heart
The Central Connecticut State University volleyball team outblocked Sacred Heart eight to zero, but gave up a hitting percentage of .258 to the Pioneers and lost by a score of 3-0 in the Blue Devils' final match at the Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday. Junior Maite Mendizabal led the way for CCSU with eight kills, while junior Kaitlin Petrella added a match-best 17 digs in the defeat.

September 18, 2009
CCSU Falls to Northeastern at Darmouth Invite
Junior captain Amanda Bayer recorded match highs os 42 assists and four aces, while adding a team-best 16 digs, but the Central Connecticut State University volleyball team was upended by Northeastern, 3-1 (25-22, 22-25, 25-23, 25-19), in the Blue Devils' first match at the Dartmouth Invitational on Friday. CCSU falls to 3-5 on the season and will compete against Northeast Conference foe Sacred Heart as well as the host Big Green on Saturday. Northeastern improves to 5-5 this season.

September 15, 2009
Mendizabal Leads Central to 3-1 Win at Home
Junior Maite Mendizabal recorded a match-best 16 kills and added eight digs as the Central Connecticut State University #$%^volleyball team defeated Holy Cross (1-8) by a score of 3-1 (25-18, 25-23, 21-25, 26-24) on Tuesday night in Detrick #$%^Gymnasium. Junior captain Amanda Bayer recorded a match high 38 assists and added 15 digs to help CCSU improve to 3-4 on #$%^the season.

September 12, 2009
CCSU Tops Seton Hall In First of Two at Rose Hill Classic on Saturday
Senior captain Jamie Baumert led the Central Connecticut State University volleyball team in kills for the second straight match, recording 15, as the Blue Devils defeated Seton Hall by a score of 3-2 in the first of their two matches at the Fordham Rose Hill Classic on Saturday. CCSU improves to 2-3 on the season and will take on the host Rams at 7:00 p.m. tonight.

September 12, 2009
Baumert Leads CCSU In 3-1 Loss To Fordham
Senior captain Jamie Baumert led the Blue Devils in kills for the third match in a row, but the Central Connecticut State University volleyball team fell to Fordham, 3-1 (25-19, 18-25, 25-20, 25-17) in the final match of the Rose Hill Classic on Saturday. Baumert recorded 14 kills and added five blocks in the defeat. The Blue Devils were helped by an outstanding performance from junior captain Amanda Bayer, tallying 27 assists and a match best 17 digs. CCSU will next compete when they play host to Holy Cross on Tuesday September 15 at 7:00 p.m.

September 11, 2009
CCSU Volleyball Falls To Manhattan, 3-0
Senior captain Jamie Baumert led the Central Connecticut State University volleyball team with 12 kills, but the Blue Devils fell to 1-3 on the season after a 3-0 defeat to Manhattan in first day action at the Fordham Rose Hill Classic on Friday. Junior captain Amanda Bayer finished with 22 assists for CCSU, while juniors Kaitlin Petrella and Maite Mendizabal led the Blue Devil defense with 11 and nine digs, respectively. Central will continue competition in the tournament on Saturday when they take on Seton Hall (11:30 a.m.) and the host Rams (7:00 p.m.).

September 5, 2009
Blue Devils Split A Pair of Sweeps In Final Day Action of the CCSU Invitational
Junior Tori Vaughan and sophomore Sara DeLacey combined for eight blocks, as the Central Connecticut State University volleyball team defeated Hartford by a score of 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-23) in the final match of the Blue Devils' home tournament. The victory gave CCSU a 1-2 record, equaling that of both Hartford and Manhattan, for the tournament. NJIT ended up on top, recording a record of 3-0 on the weekend. Earlier in the day, freshman Blaike King led the Blue Devils with eight kills and 15 digs in their loss to NJIT.

September 4, 2009
Baumert Leads Blue Devils In 3-2 Loss To Manhattan
Senior captain Jamie Baumert put forth a 16 kill, nine block effort, but it wasn't enough for the Central Connecticut State University volleyball team to get by Manhattan College, as the Jaspers (1-1) defeated the Blue Devils (0-1) 3-2 (25-22, 21-25, 22-25, 25-21, 15-8) in the opening match of the CCSU Blue Devil Invitational.

August 17, 2009
Volleyball Selected Third in Northeast Conference Coaches' Poll
The Central Connecticut State University volleyball team was picked third in the Northeast Conference Pre-Season Coaches' #$%^Poll, released today. After a quarterfinals loss a year ago, head coach Linda Sagnelli will look to guide the Blue Devils back to #$%^the NEC Championship for the first time since 2003.

July 22, 2009
CCSU Volleyball Earns Academic Award For 3rd Straight Year
The Central Connecticut volleyball team earned its third consecutive AVCA Team Academic Award, as announced by the #$%^American Volleyball Coaches' Association. The Blue Devils were one of 71 NCAA Division I teams to receive the honor, which #$%^is given to schools maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average.