Five Student-Athletes to Join CCSU Volleyball in Fall 2011The Central Connecticut volleyball team is set to welcome five new student-athletes for the Fall of 2011. The group includes three high school students and a pair of junior college transfers. The new student-athletes join a team that reached the Northeast Conference Tournament in 2010, but that also lost four seniors to graduation.
Petrella and DeLacey Named All-Conference; Petrella Named Libero of the Year for Second TimeSenior Kaitlin Petrella and junior Sara DeLacey were named to All-Northeast Conference on Friday night at the annual banquet held by the NEC. Petrella added her second straight NEC Libero of the Year honor, and was named to the First Team All-NEC squad. DeLacey added Second Team honors. Central is the #4 seed in the NEC Tournament and will play top seed Sacred Heart on Saturday at SHU at 4 p.m.
Volleyball Ends Season With 3-2 Loss to Top Seed Sacred Heart in NEC TournamentThe Central Connecticut volleyball team had its 2010 season come to an end on Saturday afternoon with a 3-2 loss to top seed Sacred Heart in the Northeast Conference Tournament. Sophomore Emily Cochran led the Blue Devils with 13 kills while senior Amanda Bayer added 37 assists in the five set loss. The Blue Devils end the season with an 11-18 overall record.
Volleyball Clinches NEC Tournament Berth With Four Set Win at QuinnipiacThe Central Connecticut volleyball team needed two wins this weekend in a pair of matches vs. Long Island and Quinnipiac to earn the fourth seed in next week's Northeast Conference tournament. On Saturday they topped Long Island. On Sunday they needed just four sets to top Quinnipiac and earn the trip to the NEC Tournament next weekend. The Blue Devils are now 11-17 overall and 8-8 in NEC play.
Volleyball Tops Long Island 3-2 on Senior Day on SaturdayThe Central Connecticut volleyball team rallied from down 2-1 and won the final two sets to top Long Island 3-2 on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Emily Cochran led the attack with 22 kills as the Blue Devils improve to 10-16 overall and 7-8 in Northeast Conference play. Central honored its four seniors prior to the match.
Volleyball Falls to Sacred Heart in Five SetsThe Central Connecticut volleyball team fell to Sacred Heart in five sets on Wednesday night. Central is now 9-17 on the season and 6-8 in NEC action. The Blue Devils dropped the opening two sets before rebounding to win the third and fourth, but fell 15 -13 in a close final set. Junior Sara DeLacey had 15 kills to lead the Blue Devils.
Volleyball Defeats Fairleigh Dickinson 3-2The Central Connecticut volleyball team defeated Fairleigh Dickinson 3-2 on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Devils are now 9-16 on the season and 6-7 in Northeast Conference action. The Blue Devils were lead by a trio of player who recorded double digit kills in the match.
Volleyball Falls to St. Francis (NY)The Central Connecticut Volleyball team fell to St. Francis of (NY) 3-2 on Friday evening. The Blue Devils are now 8-16 on the season and 5-7 in Northeast Conference Action. The Blue Devils recorded 24 blocks as a team in the loss.
Blue Devil Volleyball Drops St. Francis in Five SetsThe Central Connecticut volleyball team defeated the Red Flash of St. Francis (PA) in five sets on Sunday evening. The Blue Devils improve to 8-15 on the season and 5-6 in NEC action. The Blue Devils had four players post double digit kills in the match.
Volleyball Falls to Robert Morris in Five SetsThe Central Connecticut Volleyball team fell to Robert Morris on Saturday evening in five sets. The Blue Devils fall to 7-15 on the season and 4-6 in NEC action with the loss. Sophomore Blaike King had 16 kills for the Blue Devils.
Volleyball Downs Quinnipiac 3-0The Central Connecticut volleyball team defeated NEC rival Quinnipiac three sets to none on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Devils improve to 6-14 on the season and 3-5 in Northeast Conference action. Sophomore Emily Cochran had 14 kills for the Blue Devils.
Central Connecticut Volleyball to Host Dig Pink! Event on Saturday, Oct. 23rdThe Central Connecticut volleyball team will host its annual Dig Pink! event on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. vs. Quinnipiac. Dig Pink is a program run throughout the country by the Sideout Foundation, helping to raise money to fight Breast Cancer through the sport of volleyball. The American Volleyball coaches Association and CCSU have partnered with Sideout to help raise funds to fight breast cancer.
Volleyball Tops Providence in Four Sets on the Road on Wednesday NightThe Central Connecticut volleyball team won its second straight match for the first time this season with a 3-1 victory on the road at Providence on Wednesday night. Central won the first two sets 25-22 and 25-20, before dropping the third set 25-20. They rebounded to take the fourth set 25-18, and improved to 5-12 overall on the season. Tori Vaughan led the offense with a team-high 12 kills in the win.
Volleyball Defeats Northeast Conference Rival St. Francis (NY) 3-0The Central Connecticut Volleyball team defeated NEC rival St. Francis (NY) 3-0 today at Detrick Gymnasium. The Blue Devils improve to 4-12 on the season and 2-3 in Northeast Conference action. The Blue Devils won 25-19, 25-17, and 25-12 in three sets, and were led by sophomore Emily Cochran who had 15 digs and nine kills in the match.
Robert Morris Hands Volleyball 3-1 Loss on Sunday in PittsburghThe Central Connecticut volleyball team dropped to 3-12 overall and 1-3 in Northeast Conference play with a 3-1 loss on the road at Robert Morris on Sunday. The Blue Devils were led by sophomore Emily Cochrane who had a team-high 14 kills in the loss. They return to action at home next Saturday hosting St. Francis (NY) beginning at 4 p.m.
Volleyball Drops 3-1 Decision on the Road at St. Francis (PA) on SaturdayThe Central Connecticut volleyball team dropped its second straight Northeast Conference match on Saturday, falling 3-1 on the road at St. Francis (PA). Sophomore Emily Cochrane led the offensive attack with 15 kills. The Blue Devils are now 3-11 overall and 1-2 in NEC play. They return to action at Robert Morris on Sunday.
Volleyball Falls to Fairleigh Dickinson 3-1The Central Connecticut volleyball team suffered its first conference loss of the season, dropping a four set match to Fairleigh Dickinson Sunday afternoon. The Blue Devils are now 3-10 on the season and 1-1 in Northeast Conference action. Central was led by sophomore Blaike King who had 16 kills.
Volleyball Defeats Bryant in Three SetsThe Central Connecticut volleyball team opened its Northeast Conference season with a three set victory over Bryant. The Blue Devils improved to 3-9 on the season and 1-0 in the conference with the victory. Senior Amanda Bayer had a team high 40 assists for the Blue Devils.
Volleyball Drops Three Set Match on the Road at Holy CrossThe Central Connecticut volleyball team dropped to 2-9 overall on the season with a 3-0 loss on the road at Holy Cross on Wednesday night. The Blue Devils were led by freshman Caity Van Camp who had a team-high eight kills. They return to action in their home opener on Saturday against Bryant at 4 p.m.
Volleyball Drops a Pair vs. Rhode Island and Brown at Brown InvitationalThe Central Connecticut volleyball team dropped a pair of matches on the second day of the Brown Invitational on Saturday. They lost 3-1 to Rhode Island before dropping the finale of the Invitational, 3-0, to host Brown. Sophomore Blaike King had 24 kills in the two matches tot pace the offense. Central returns to action on Wednesday night at Holy Cross.
Volleyball Drops Match Against Boston College on Friday at BrownThe Central Connecticut volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Boston College on Friday afternoon at the Brown Invitational. The Blue Devils were led by sophomore Blaike King's nine kills. The Eagles won 25-14, 25-21 and 25-16. Central will play two matches at Brown on Saturday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. vs. Rhode Island.
Blue Devils Drop 3-1 Decision at Hartford on Wednesday Night in VolleyballSophomore Blaike King had 12 kills and senior Amanda Bayer added 35 assists but the Central Connecticut volleyball team dropped a 3-1 decision on the road at Hartford on Wednesday night. Central returns to action this weekend at the Brown Invitational, beginning on Friday afternoon against Boston College.
Volleyball Splits on Final Day at Columbia TournamentThe Central Connecticut State University volleyball team now stands at 2-4 overall this season after earning a split in a pair of matches on Saturday at the Columbia Tournament. The Blue Devils dropped the first match 3-0 to the host Lions, before bouncing back and topping Lafayette 3-1 in the nightcap.
Volleyball Drops Match to Iona at Columbia TournamentThe Central Connecticut volleyball team dropped to 1-3 overall on the season with a 3-0 loss to Iona at the Columbia Tournament on Friday afternoon. Sophomore Emily Cochran led the offense with 13 kills for CCSU. They return to action on Saturday playing Columbia and Lafayette to complete the tournament.
Volleyball Drops Finale at Buffalo Tournament to Host Bulls, 3-0The Central Connecticut volleyball team dropped to 1-2 on the season with a 3-0 loss to the University at Buffalo. The match was the third and final for Central at the Buffalo Tournament. On Friday they topped Delaware State before losing their first match of the season to Navy. Maite Mendizabal led the offense with 10 kills for Central in the loss.
Volleyball Opens Season With a Split on Friday at Buffalo TournamentSophomore Emily Cochran had a team-best 28 kills as the Central Connecticut volleyball team split a pair of matches on the first of the University at Buffalo Tournament on Friday. They topped Delaware State 3-2 in the first match of the day and came back from down two sets to one to earn the victory. They dropped a 3-0 decision to Navy in the second match. The Blue Devils will play the host Bulls on Saturday at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
CCSU Volleyball Earns Academic Award for the Fourth Straight SeasonThe Central Connecticut volleyball team earned its fourth consecutive AVCA Team Academic Award, as announced by the American Volleyball Coaches' Association. The Blue Devils were one of 94 NCAA Division I teams to receive the honor, which is given to schools maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average.
Volleyball Picked Third in Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches PollThe Central Connecticut State University volleyball team was picked third in the 2010 Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll released on Monday. The Blue Devils finished in a tie for second place during the regular season in 2009. They have not finished lower than third in the NEC since 2003. Defending champion Long Island was picked first followed by Sacred Heart.