2013-14 Volleyball News
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April 08, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- FGCU women's volleyball head coach Matt Botsford announced the addition of Kim Maroon to the staff this week. Maroon comes to FGCU as a former All-American at Villanova and graduate assistant coach at Texas A&M Corpus Christi and will serve as assistant coach in seasons to come.
April 04, 2014
The FGCU Department of Athletics has become just the third school in the nation to partner with Australian-based calendar communication company ECAL to provide Eagles fans the ability to easily input every FGCU sporting event into their personal calendar on their favorite electronic device.
April 02, 2014
FGCU is pleased to invite the public to its 2nd Annual Golf Event at the private Hideout Golf Club on Tuesday, May 6. The event will be a friendly competition among players and a fundraiser to help benefit FGCU Athletics.
March 31, 2014
FGCU Athletics is pleased to unveil 'Birds Eye View' as the official blog of the Eagles, giving fans a unique perspective into news and information about each of the Green and Blue's 15 teams. Fans can access the blog by logging on to FGCUEaglesEye.com.
March 03, 2014
MACON, Ga. -- The Atlantic Sun is one of 15 college conferences to have its own branded destination on WatchESPN, the network announced today.
February 26, 2014
Under the umbrella of the FGCU Athletics Life Skills Program, the Fifth Annual Hillmyer-Tremont Foundation Academic Honors Luncheon was held on Wednesday, Feb. 26 in the Cohen Center Ballroom on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University.
February 17, 2014
FGCU Athletics continues to epitomize what embodies a student-athlete as the Eagles extended their outstanding performance in the classroom with a record-tying 3.31 semester GPA and record-breaking 3.33 cumulative GPA for the fall of 2013.
February 10, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The FGCU women's volleyball staff has announced the 2014 summer camp schedule.
February 10, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Matthew Botsford, who has served as an assistant coach at five different collegiate institutions and most recently at Colorado State University, has been named the new FGCU volleyball and sand volleyball coach, Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh announced on Monday.
December 20, 2013
FGCU Athletics raised a gross figure of $377,000 thanks to generous support of the FGCU community. The Athletics department extends its most sincere thank you to all the volunteers and supporters that made this event such a huge success.
December 03, 2013
The FGCU Athletics Development Office is pleased to announce that the 4th Annual "Night at the Nest" gala that will be held this coming Sunday, Dec. 8, at Alico Arena is sold out.
December 01, 2013
FGCU volleyball and sand volleyball coach Dave Nichols has announced that he will resign from both positions, effective Feb. 22, 2014. Nichols has spent the past six years in charge of the volleyball program, and has been the only coach in the history of the sand volleyball program which began playing competitively in the spring of 2012.
November 22, 2013
KENNESAW, Ga. -- While competing in the Atlantic Sun Conference Semifinals for the third-consecutive year, the FGCU women's volleyball team was defeated at the hands of No. 1 Jacksonville, 3-1. The No. 4 Eagles fell by a small margin in the first two sets (25-22, 25-21) before bouncing back to win set three (25-23). The Dolphins took control of the match in the fourth set to take a 25-16 win and advance to the A-Sun Championship final.
November 21, 2013
KENNESAW, Ga. -- For the third-consecutive year, the FGCU women's volleyball team will advance to the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun Conference Volleyball Championship. The No. 4 Eagles move on with a 3-2 win over No. 5 Stetson.
November 20, 2013
KENNESAW, Ga. -- The 2013 Atlantic Sun Volleyball Championship will begin Thursday, Nov, 21 as the No. 4 FGCU Eagles take on No. 5 Stetson in the first round. The first set is slated to begin at 5 p.m. at the Kennesaw State Convocation Center and can be viewed live on ESPN3.
November 19, 2013
FGCU Athletics has named men's tennis player Jordi Vives (San Sebastian, Spain/IES Ferran Tallada HS/USC) and volleyball player Whitney Masters (Selma, Indiana/Wapahani HS) as recipients of the Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athletes of the Month Award for the month of October.
November 19, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- As the 2013 Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament approaches, the FGCU women's volleyball team has earned two positions on the 2013 All-Conference Team. Kaitlin Holm and Olivia Mesner were both selected as All-Atlantic Sun Second Team honorees, while Gigi Meyer earned All-Conference Academic honors, as announced by the conference on Tuesday.
November 16, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- In the final match of the regular season, the FGCU women's volleyball team fell to Lipscomb, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon at Allen Arena. The Lady Bison attack was too much for the Eagles early on, as FGCU fell in the first two sets (25-20, 25-13). The Eagles ultimately fell 3-0 with a 25-19 loss in set three. With the loss, the Eagles conclude the season with a record of 13-18 including a 9-9 Atlantic Sun record, while the Bison finish the season at 21-7 and 15-3 in conference play.
November 15, 2013
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- The FGCU women's volleyball team defeated Northern Kentucky University 3-0 on Friday night to secure a position in the 2013 Atlantic Sun Championship Tournament. The Eagles took wins in all three sets (25-21, 25-18, 25-15) to take the match victory and improve to 13-17 on the season with a 9-8 A-Sun record. The Norse fall to 11-19 on the year and 6-11 in league action.
November 14, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- FGCU women's volleyball Head Coach Dave Nichols announced the signing of Lauren Tutwiler and Madeline Wilcox on Thursday. The duo will join the roster for the 2014-15 academic year.
November 14, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The FGCU women's volleyball team will travel north as they look to secure a position in the Atlantic Sun Championship Tournament. The Eagles will face Northern Kentucky and Lipscomb this weekend and will need one win to clinch a spot in the postseason.
November 09, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The FGCU women's volleyball team fell behind early against Stetson Saturday afternoon and ultimately fell, 3-1, after being unable to mount a large enough comeback. The team fell in the first two sets (25-20, 25-13) but bounced back with a win in set three (25-17). The Eagles challenged the Hatters in the final stanza but could not steal the advantage. A 25-23 win in set four gave the visiting team the win and helped Stetson earn a position in the Atlantic Sun Championship Tournament with a record of 18-13 (9-7 A-Sun). The Eagles fall to 12-17 (8-8 A-Sun) with the loss.
November 08, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- To conclude its home slate, the FGCU women's volleyball team will host Stetson University on Saturday, Nov. 9. The match at Alico Arena is slated for 2 p.m. and will be preceded by a senior day ceremony to honor Kaitlin Holm (Fort Myers, Fla./Fort Myers High School), Karina Mambuca (Naples, Fla./Gulf Coast High School), , Ashley Noble (Wall, N.J./Wall High School) and Christine Pinder (Gainesville, Fla./Buchholz High School).
November 05, 2013
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- In a rare midweek Atlantic Sun contest, the FGCU women's volleyball team fell 3-1 at Jacksonville's Swisher Gym. The Eagles fell behind early with losses in the first two sets (25-18, 25-20) before defeating the Dolphins in set three (25-21). The home team rallied for a 25-22 win in the final set to secure the win. With the loss, the Eagles fall to 12-16 on the season with an 8-7 A-Sun mark, while JU moves to 23-3 and 12-2 in conference action.
November 04, 2013
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The FGCU women's volleyball team will travel to Jacksonville Tuesday night to take on Jacksonville University in a midweek Atlantic Sun contest. The match at Swisher Gym is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
November 02, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After three-consecutive losses, the FGCU women's volleyball team defeated USC Upstate 3-1 on Saturday night at Alico Arena. The Eagles earned a win in set one (25-23) but dropped set two (25-16) to even the match. FGCU rallied for wins in sets three and four (25-19, 25-22) to earn the match victory. With the win, the Eagles improve to 12-15 on the season with an 8-6 Atlantic Sun record, while the Spartans fall to 4-20 and 3-11 in conference action.
November 01, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- While trailing two sets to none, the FGCU women's volleyball team mounted a comeback that pushed the match against ETSU to five sets. The Bucs defeated the Eagles in the final stanza to earn a 3-2 win at Alico Arena on Friday night. The Bucs captured wins in the first two sets (25-19, 25-17) before FGCU responded and outscored the visiting team in sets three and four (25-17, 25-17). ETSU sealed the five-set victory with a 15-4 win in the fifth set.
October 31, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After three games on the road, the FGCU women's volleyball team will return to Alico Arena to host ETSU and USC Upstate this weekend. The Eagles will take on ETSU on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. and will face USC Upstate on Saturday, Nov. 2 with a 7 p.m. start time.
October 28, 2013
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The FGCU women's volleyball team fell in a close five-set match at the University of North Florida's UNF Arena on Monday evening. The home team earned a win in set one (25-21) before the Eagles responded to take set two (25-22). FGCU earned a win set three (25-21) but allowed the Ospreys to even the match with a ‘W’ in set four (25-21) and saw as the match was ultimately decided by just a few points in the fifth set. UNF earned a 17-15 win in the final stanza to take the match, 3-2. With the loss, the Eagles fall to 11-14 overall and 7-5 in Atlantic Sun play, while the Ospreys improve to 8-16 on the year and 4-8 in conference action.
October 26, 2013
KENNESAW, Ga. -- With three close sets, the FGCU women's volleyball team dropped a hard-fought match at Kennesaw State on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles battled through each set but ultimately fell, 27-25, 25-22 and 25-23 at the KSU Convocation Center. With the loss, the Green and Blue fall to 11-13 on the season with a 7-4 Atlantic Sun mark, while the Owls improve to 10-12 and 5-7 in conference.
October 25, 2013
MACON, Ga. -- After being challenged through four sets, the FGCU women's volleyball team left Hawkins Arena with a 3-2 win over Mercer on Friday night. The Green and Blue earned wins in sets one and three (25-21, 25-16), but dropped sets two and four to the home team (25-14, 25-18). A convincing 15-7 win in set five sealed the victory for the Eagles and enabled the team to move to 11-12 on the season and 7-3 in Atlantic Sun action. The Bears drop to 1-21 on the year with a 0-12 conference record.
October 24, 2013
The FGCU Department of Athletics has announced the promotion of Denise Da Silveira to Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing & Sales, as appointed by Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh this week.
October 24, 2013
MACON, Ga. -- With half of the Atlantic Sun slate behind them, the FGCU women's volleyball team will continue conference action with three road games this weekend. The Eagles will face Mercer on Friday night before taking on Kennesaw State Saturday afternoon. The Green and Blue will round out the road trip with a contest at North Florida on Monday night.
October 19, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After falling at home on Friday evening, the FGCU women's volleyball team responded with a 3-1 triumph over Northern Kentucky in Atlantic Sun play. The Eagles earned close wins in set one and two (27-25, 25-23) before dropping set three (25-17). The Green and Blue mounted a 25-16 win in set four to seal the victory and improve to 10-12 on the year with a 6-3 conference mark. The Norse fall to 8-14 with a 3-7 A-Sun record.
October 18, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The FGCU women's volleyball team battled through a difficult fight but ultimately fell, 3-1 to Lipscomb Friday night in front of a record crowd of 2,234 fans at Alico Arena. The Lady Bison took the win in set one (25-23) before the Eagles responded with a set-two win (25-22). The visitors earned tight wins in set three and four (25-23, 25-20) to take the victory. With the loss, the Eagles drop to 9-12 on the season with a 5-3 record in Atlantic Sun action, while the Bison improve to 13-6 with a 7-3 record in A-Sun play.
October 17, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After three games on the road, the FGCU women's volleyball team will return to Alico Arena to host Atlantic Sun foes Lipscomb and Northern Kentucky this weekend. The Eagles will face Lipscomb Friday evening at 7 p.m. before taking on NKU on Saturday with a 7 p.m. start time.
October 15, 2013
MIAMI, Fla. -- The FGCU women's volleyball team earned a five-set victory over FIU on Tuesday night at the U.S. Century Bank Arena. The Eagles dropped set one, 25-16 before bouncing back with victories in sets two and three, 25-22 and 25-23. The Panthers fought for a 25-22 win in set four to tie the game but saw as the Green and Blue secured an 18-16 win in the final set to take the match. With the victory, the Eagles improve to 9-11 on the year, while the Panthers drop to 8-11.
October 14, 2013
MIAMI, Fla. -- The FGCU women's volleyball team will travel to Miami Tuesday night to take on FIU in its final nonconference contest of the 2013 campaign. The match at U.S. Century Bank Arena is slated for 6 p.m.
October 12, 2013
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- The FGCU women's volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision at ETSU Saturday afternoon at Brooks Gym. Scores of 25-16, 25-20 and 25-16 pushed the Bucs past the Eagles and enabled ETSU to maintain sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Sun. With the loss, the Eagles’ seven-game win streak is snapped and the team falls to 8-11 on the season with a 5-2 mark in A-Sun action. The Bucs improve to 13-6 with a perfect 7-0 conference record.
October 11, 2013
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Although it was not without a challenge, the FGCU women's volleyball team held on to an early advantage to earn a 3-2 victory at USC Upstate on Friday. The Eagles took a 2-0 lead with tight wins in the first two sets (25-23, 25-21) before falling in set three and four (25-20, 25-23). A strong hitting percentage in the final set led FGCU to a 15-10 win and the five-set victory.
October 10, 2013
SPARTANBURG,,S.C. – The FGCU women's volleyball team will hit the road to take on Atlantic Sun foes USC Upstate and ETSU this weekend. The Eagles' match against USC Upstate is slated for Friday at 7 p.m. at the Hodge Center in Spartanburg, S.C. The match can be viewed live on ESPN3. The team will take on ETSU Saturday afternoon in Johnson City, Tenn. with a 3 p.m. first set at Brooks Gym.
October 08, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The FGCU women's volleyball team edged the Owls of FAU with a 3-2 victory in nonconference action on Tuesday. After falling 26-24 in set one, the Eagles responded with a 25-14 win in set two to even the match. The Owls took set three 25-19 before the Green and Blue tied the match with a 25-19 win in set four. The Eagles rallied for a 15-10 win the final stanza to earn the thrilling victory.
October 07, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The FGCU women's volleyball team is set to host FAU Tuesday, Oct. 8 at Alico Arena. The first set in the nonconference tilt is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
October 04, 2013
DeLAND, Fla. -- With three sets of competitive action, the Florida Gulf Coast University women's volleyball team extended its win streak to five games in a 3-0 win over Atlantic Sun rival Stetson University at the Edmonds Center. The Eagles improve to 6-10 on the year with a 4-1 mark in A-Sun action and hand the Hatters their first conference loss of the season. Stetson falls to 13-7 this season with a 4-1 conference record.
October 03, 2013
DeLand, Fla. -- The Florida Gulf Coast University women’s volleyball team will aim to extend its current win streak to five games as the Eagles travel to Stetson University on Friday, Oct. 4. The match at the Edmunds Center is slated for 6 p.m.
October 02, 2013
MACON, Ga. -- The defending Atlantic Sun Conference regular season champion FGCU women's volleyball team has added an ESPN3 broadcast to the 2013 season, as announced Wednesday by the Atlantic Sun.
October 01, 2013
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- In its first away contest in three weeks, the Florida Gulf Coast University women's volleyball team defeated Bethune-Cookman, 3-0 in Daytona Beach on Tuesday, Oct. 1. With the win at Moore Gymnasium, the Eagles improve to 5-10 on the season, while the Wildcats drop to 2-16.
October 01, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles Club Advisory Board has announced the creation of the Naples Advisory Committee (NAC) in order to reach a larger audience and stretch awareness and support for FGCU Athletics.
September 30, 2013
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- After an eight-game homestand, the Florida Gulf Coast University women's volleyball team will hit the road as they travel to Daytona Beach to face Bethune-Cookman on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The first set at Moore Gymnasium is slated for 7 p.m.
September 28, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Florida Gulf Coast University women's volleyball team earned a convincing three-set victory over Mercer University on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Alico Arena. With the win, the Eagles extend their win streak to three games and improve to 4-10 on the season with a 3-1 mark in Atlantic Sun play. The Bears drop to 1-13 with a 0-4 conference record.
September 27, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Florida Gulf Coast University women’s volleyball team earned a hard-fought 3-1 win over Kennesaw State on Friday, Sept. 27 at Alico Arena. With the win, the Eagles improve to 3-10 on the year and move to 2-1 in Atlantic Sun action. The Owls fall to 6-7 this season with a 1-2 mark in conference.
September 26, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Florida Gulf Coast University women's volleyball team will look to improve to a winning record in Atlantic Sun play this weekend when they host Kennesaw State and Mercer at Alico Arena. Friday's bout with KSU is slated for 6 p.m., while Saturday’s game against Mercer will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday’s matchup will be streamed live on AtlanticSun.TV.
September 21, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Florida Gulf Coast University women's volleyball team earned its first Atlantic Sun victory with a 3-0 win over the University of North Florida on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Alico Arena. With the win the Eagles improve to 2-10 on the year with an even 1-1 conference record, while the Ospreys fall to 3-9 and 0-2 in the A Sun.
September 20, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Florida Gulf Coast University women's volleyball team opened Atlantic Sun action with a 3-0 setback to Jacksonville University on Friday, Sept. 20 at Alico Arena. With the loss, the Eagles fall to 1-10 on the season and begin Atlantic Sun action with a record of 0-1. The Dolphins improve to 10-1 on the year and begin A-Sun play atop the standings.
September 20, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast University Department of Athletics has announced the addition of Jamie Church to the athletics communication staff, as released by Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh.
September 19, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Florida Gulf Coast University women's volleyball team will open Atlantic Sun Conference play on Friday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. when they host Jacksonville University at Alico Arena. The Eagles will continue A-Sun action on Saturday, Sept. 21 as they welcome the University of North Florida for a 7 p.m. match.
September 14, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Florida Gulf Coast University women's volleyball team was defeated, 3-0, by No. 3 Penn State Saturday, Sept. 14 at Alico Arena. With the loss, the Eagles fall to 1-9 on the season, while the Nittany Lions improve to 6-1. The finale of the 2013 Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites Volleyball Classic was played in front of a program-record crowd of over 2,000 fans.
September 13, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Florida Gulf Coast University women's volleyball team fell to the University of Central Arkansas in an intense four-set match to open the 2013 Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites Classic at Alico Arena on Friday morning before dropping a 3-0 decision to Marquette in the evening game. With the losses, the Eagles drop to 1-8 on the season and 0-2 at the Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites Classic.
September 12, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Florida Gulf Coast University women's volleyball will host the 2013 Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites Airport Volleyball Classic Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14. The Eagles will welcome Central Arkansas, Marquette and No. 3 Penn State to Alico Arena for the highly competitive two-day event.
September 10, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Florida Gulf Coast University women's volleyball team fell in a four-set match to the University of South Florida, 3-1, on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at Alico Arena. With the loss, the Eagles fall to 1-6 on the season, while the Bulls improve to an even 4-4.
September 09, 2013
After beginning the 2013 season with six matches away from home, the FGCU volleyball team returns to The Nest for its home opener welcoming in-state rival USF to Alico Arena on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
September 08, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Gulf Coast University volleyball team tallied its first win of the season Sunday with a 3-1 (25-23, 23-25, 25-21, 25-19) victory over Florida A&M at the Florida State University Seminole Invitational.
September 07, 2013
Continuing a difficult season-opening stretch, the FGCU volleyball team dropped a pair of matches on Saturday to No. 23 Ohio State, 3-0, and No. 15 Florida State, 3-0, as part of the Seminole Invitational.
September 06, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles look to get back on the winning track they saw last season, after a disappointing finish in their first tournament of the 2013 season, as they travel to Florida's capital city for the Four Points by Sheraton Seminole Invitational Sept. 7-8. On Saturday, the Eagles will face Ohio State at Noon and host FSU at 7 p.m., before returning Sunday to take on Florida A&M at 1 p.m. Live stats for all three of FGCU's matches will be available via CBS GameTracker.
August 31, 2013
In the second day of the IUPUI Hampton Inn Invitational Saturday, the FGCU volleyball team fell 3-0 (25-22, 25-15, 25-13) to Illinois State and (25-22, 25-18, 25-18) to host IUPUI.
August 30, 2013
In its first match of the 2013 season, the FGCU volleyball team put up a close fight against VCU, but came up short, falling 3-0 (27-25, 25-17, 25-22) to the Rams Friday night at the IUPUI Invitational.
August 29, 2013
After earning the preseason nod to claim the 2013 Atlantic Sun Conference title, the reigning A-Sun regular season champion FGCU Eagles are ready to begin the 2013 season as they travel to The Hoosier State for the IUPUI Hampton Inn Invitational Aug. 30-31. The Eagles will face VCU at 4:30 p.m. Friday, then return Saturday for a two games against Illinois State at 10 a.m., and IUPUI at 6:30 p.m.
August 21, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The reigning Atlantic Sun Conference regular season champion FGCU volleyball team enters the 2013 campaign as the preseason league favorite to claim the A-Sun title according to the preseason coaches' poll, released Wednesday by the league office.
August 19, 2013
A recap of Eagle Revolution built exclusively from tweets.
August 16, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. - With the 2013-14 year about to commence, FGCU student-athletes will look to build off a record-setting academic performance during the 2012-13 year in which they posted a 3.31 term GPA for the Spring Semester and 3.29 cumulative GPA.
August 16, 2013
BERLIN, Germany - USA's Jennifer Fopma and former FGCU Volleyball player Brooke (Youngquist) Sweat won their first ever World Tour medals when they beat Czech Republic’s Marketa Slukova and Kristyna Kolocova 2-1 (21-18, 17-21, 15-12) in the bronze medal match.
August 07, 2013
Atlantic Sun Conference Coach of the Year Dave Nichols and the 2012 A-Sun Regular Season Champion FGCU Volleyball team have announced their schedule for the upcoming 2013 season