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    • November 22, 2014 2:21 AM EST
    • From: "Selheimer, Scott"
      Sent: Friday, November 21, 2014 10:15:32 PM
      Subject: SUBJECT: University of Delaware Volleyball Falls To UNCW, 3-1, in CAA Tournament Quarterfinals

       
      SUBJECT: University of Delaware Volleyball Falls To UNCW, 3-1, in CAA Tournament Quarterfinals
       
      DATE: November 21, 2014
       
      CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The fifth-seeded University of Delaware volleyball team fell to No. 4 seed UNCW, 3-1, Friday afternoon in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament Quarterfinals at the College of Charleston’s F. Mitchell Johnson Center.
       
      The Seahawks, who improve to 21-10 on the season, advance to the tournament semifinals where they will take on top-seeded Charleston Saturday at 1 p.m. The Blue Hens, competing in the CAA Tournament for the eighth time in nine seasons, end their year with a 15-17 mark.
       
      "I'm sorry I cannot coach this team another match," said Delaware head coach Bonnie Kenny. "It was a fun season and one we all enjoyed. Hopefully this postseason experience will benefit us in the future. We will get better and the best part about this team is we don't lose anybody."
       
      UD sophomore Autumn Jenkins led the Blue Hens by slamming a match-high 17 kills, while second team All-CAA selection Katie Hillman chipped in with 13 kills along with nine digs. Chandler Bryant contributed eight kills on the afternoon, while Alexa Swann paced Delaware with five blocks.
       
      Sophomore setter Julia Anderson dished out 41 assists for the Blue Hens, while libero Taylor Hollingsworth led the defensive effort with 22 digs.
       
      Morgan Kline posted a double-double with 16 kills and 17 digs for UNCW, while Nicole Lott supplied 15 kills and 12 digs. The Seahawks hit .235 for the match, while Delaware mustered only a .156 attack percentage.
       
      The teams were knotted at 9-9 in the opening set, but UNCW won the next four points and led the rest of the way. The Blue Hens never got closer than three, while a kill by the Seahawks’ Meredith Peacock ended the set.
       
      The second frame was tied 17-17 before a kill by Jenkins and an ace from Hollingsworth put Delaware in front for good. The margin was still two at 24-22 when Hillman notched a kill to even the match at a set apiece.
       
      The Blue Hens captured six consecutive points early in the third stanza to take a 6-2 lead, and UD was still in front 14-11 following two straight ball handling errors by UNCW’s Victoria Phillips. However the Seahawks responded by taking the next six points and cruised from there to win the third set.
       
      The fourth set was tight early on, as a kill by Hillman brought Delaware within 15-13 of the Seahawks. But the Blue Hens could not get closer, as UNCW took 10 of the final 14 points of the set to put the match away.
       
      Match Notes:
      • Jenkins reached double figure kills for the 14th time this season
      • Hillman notched double digit kills for the 12th time in 15 matches
      • Anderson posted her seventh match of at least 40 assists
      • Hollingsworth surpassed the 20-digs mark for the 14th time on the year
      • Delaware faced UNCW in the postseason for the first time in school history
      • The Blue Hens lose no seniors heading into the 2015 season
       
      AGATE
       
      UNCW def. Delaware, 3-1 (25-17, 22-25, 25-18, 25-17)
       
      Delaware (kills-assists-digs): Jenkins, 17-0-7, Hillman, 13-0-9, Bryant, 8-0-3, Meyers, 4-0-5, Swann, 3-0-2, Anderson, 0-41-4, Hollingsworth, 0-2-22, Shonk, 0-0-6, Bennett, 0-0-0, Layne, 0-0-0, Robinson, 0-0-1, Totals, 45-43-59.
       
      UNCW: Kline, 16-1-17, Lott, 14-0-12, Peacock, 12-0-1, Powell, 10-0-3, Gagliardi, 3-0-2, Kelly, 2-0-0, Desjardins, 1-31-14, Phillips, 1-18-4, Foreman, 1-0-0, Hartmann, 0-0-0, Owney, 0-3-24, Fitzgerald, 0-0-0, Totals, 59-52-77.
       
      FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Kevin Tritt at: ktritt@udel.edu (email) / 302-831-8715 (office) / 302-383-5005 (cell)

    • November 15, 2014 12:56 AM EST
    • SUBJECT: Comeback Falls Short as Wilmington Volleyball’s Season Comes to a Close in CACC Semifinals, 3-1, to Caldwell
      DATE: November 14, 2014
      djl
      LAKEWOOD, N.J. - - Getting off to a slow start doomed the Wilmington University volleyball team as it fell, 3-1, in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament Semifinals to the North Division’s top seed Caldwell on Friday afternoon at the Wellness Center on the campus of Georgian Court.
      Set scores for the match were 15-25, 13-25, 25-15, and 11-25.
      The loss ends the 2014 season for the Wildcats (20-14) while the Cougars (22-10) advance to the CACC Tournament Championship match on Saturday against North Division second seed Post for the conference’s automatic qualification into the NCAA Division II East Region Tournament.
      The Wildcats accumulated 26 attack errors in the match, 24 of the 26 coming in the three sets the Wildcats dropped. Wilmington hit .356 with 18 kills in the third set to stay alive, putting together a .810 side-out percentage.
      The Wildcats continued to battle back early in the first set, tying the match at 3-3 after falling behind 3-0. The team scored four straight to take an 8-7 lead, and three more consecutive points to hold an 11-10 lead. But the Cougars scored four straight and eight of the next 10 points overall to gain control of the set, 18-13. Kaitlin DiGiacinto stopped the run while a Cougar attack error brought the Wildcats to within 18-15, but the Cougars finished off the set with the final seven points, 25-15.
      Another run early in the second set forced the Wildcats into a timeout trailing 8-4. Now trailing 9-4, the Wildcats scored three straight to pull within 9-7, but the two-point deficit would be as close as they would come in the second set. Caldwell ran off four straight points to lead 15-8 before another four straight pushed the lead to 21-10. The Cougars scored the final three points of the set to lead the lead, 2-0.
      The Wildcats were the ones to throw the first punch in the third set, getting kills from Alex Siolos and Allison Briley, followed by a solo block from Erin Bistany for a 5-2 lead. Back-to-back kills from Angela Collins and Bistany forced the Cougars into their first timeout, trailing 16-10. Back-to-back kills from DiGiacinto forced Caldwell into their second timeout of the set with Wilmington leading 18-12. The timeout didn’t slow the Wildcats down however, as they came out and scored the next two points with a block by Collins and Eile Harris, and a Bistany ace. The Wildcats scored the final four points of the set, getting back-to-back kills from Briley and Siolos to force a fourth set, 25-15.
      Tied at 4-4 in the fourth set, the Cougars scored four straight points, three of which came on Wilmington attack errors to take an 8-4 lead. Bistany ended the run after the timeout with a kill but then the Cougars started another run of five straight points to take the momentum with a 13-5 lead. The Wildcats scored three of the next four points in the set, receiving kills from Bistany and DiGiacinto to close the gaps to 14-8, but Caldwell responded with four straight and eight of the next nine points of their own to go up 22-9. The Cougars Erica Harrell sent the Cougars into the CACC Championship with a kill on match point, 25-11.
      Siolos led the Wildcats with nine kills, 14 assists, 14 digs, two block assists and a solo block while DiGiacinto finished with eight kills and 11 digs. Bistany collected six kills, two block assists, and a solo block. Shelby Henderson finished with a match high 31 digs.
      The Wildcats hit .067 for the match while the Cougars hit .215, getting a match high 14 kills from Athena Nestoras.
      The Wildcats’ Kasey Couch closed out her career with a team high 16 assists in the match, adding eight digs on Friday afternoon. Couch is the program’s all-time leader in sets and matched played for her career.
      The Wildcats finish out the 2014 season wit a 20-14 overall record, their fifth straight 20+ win season in a row. They also won the CACC South Division for the third year in a row, earning the number two seed in the South Division this year. The Wildcats collected a 15-4 conference record this season.

       

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    • November 15, 2014 12:47 AM EST
    • SUBJECT: Balanced Effort Leads University of Delaware Volleyball To 3-0 Home Victory Over Elon
       
      DATE: November 14, 2014
       
      NEWARK, Del. -- The University of Delaware volleyball team received at least six kills from five different players as the Blue Hens posted a 3-0 (25-21, 27-25, 25-14) Colonial Athletic Association victory over Elon Friday night at the Bob Carpenter Center.
       
      Delaware, which claimed its second consecutive match, improved to 15-15 overall this season including 8-7 in league play. The Phoenix dropped its fourth in a row, falling to 6-25 overall and 1-14 in the conference.
       
      Blue Hen junior Katie Hillman slammed a team-high nine kills for Delaware, while classmate Jill Meyers added eight kills on just 13 swings while not committing an attack error as she hit .615 for the night. Meyers also had five blocks during the win, while sophomore Alexa Swann recorded six blocks in addition to six kills.
       
      Chandler Bryant blasted eight kills for UD, while Autumn Jenkins chipped in with six. Julia Anderson handed out 35 assists on the night, while Taylor Hollingsworth led the defensive effort with 15 digs.
       
      “That is exactly what we need our right side player to do; Jill Meyers was excellent with her blocking and attacking tonight which was nice to see,” said Blue Hen head coach Bonnie Kenny. “We ran the middle well and defensively we won some long rallies, which was good.”
       
      Megan Gravley led Elon with a match-high 11 kills, while Chanelle Smith posted 10 digs.
       
      After the teams were tied at 14-14 midway through the opening set, the Phoenix eased out to a 21-18 advantage. However the Blue Hens responded by winning the final seven points of the frame, putting the set away on a kill by Hillman.
       
      The second set was also tight, and Elon earned a pair of set points late in the frame. However after trailing 25-24 the Blue Hens answered with three straight points, the final one coming on a block by Meyers and Swann, to take a two-set cushion.
       
      Delaware and Elon were knotted at 5-5 early in the third, but the Blue Hens exploded for a nine-point run and were not threatened from there.
       
      The Blue Hens, who have already qualified for next weekend’s CAA Tournament, conclude their regular season on Saturday with a 7 p.m. home match against UNCW.
       
      Match Notes:
      • Delaware swept the season series from first-year CAA member Elon
      • Ariel Shonk made 10 digs, her third double figure digs match of the year
      • Katie Hillman had her four-match streak of double digit kills matches snapped
      • Taylor Hollingsworth went over the 700-digs mark for her career
       
      AGATE
       
      Delaware def. Elon, 3-0 (25-21, 27-25, 25-14)
       
      Elon (kills-assists-digs): Gravley, 11-0-2, Harris, 1-0-2, Smith, 7-2-0, Nicksic, 0-16-4, Karle, 3-0-0, Smith, 5-1-10, Curry, 0-14-5, Maner, 0-2-6, Head, 1-0-1, Busa, 6-0-2, Agae, 1-0-4, Klein, 0-0-0, Totals, 35-35-36.
       
      Delaware: Anderson, 0-35-4, Shonk, 0-0-10, Hillman, 9-0-6, Bryant, 8-0-1, Jenkins, 6-0-4, Swann, 6-0-0, Hollingsworth, 0-1-15, Meyers, 8-0-1, Talley, 0-0-1, Chakonis, 0-0-1, Layne, 0-0-0, Totals, 37-36-43.
       
      FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Kevin Tritt at: ktritt@udel.edu (email) / 302-831-8715 (office) / 302-383-5005 (cell)

    • November 13, 2014 1:58 AM EST
    • From: "Jonathan Hower"
      To: "Jonathan Hower"
      Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 5:04:32 PM
      Subject: RELEASE: Stevenson’s Perillo Named ECAC Volleyball Libero of the Week

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

      CONTACT: Jonathan Hower, Director of Media Relations (717-867-1503)

       

       

      Stevenson’s Perillo Named ECAC Volleyball Libero of the Week

       

      Samantha Perillo totaled 37 digs to lead Mustangs to third-straight conference title

       

      DANBURY, Conn. (Volleyball) – The Eastern College Athletics Conference released its Corvias ECAC Women’s Volleyball Players of the Week for the week ending Nov. 9. Stevenson’s Samantha Perillo was named ECAC Division III South Libero of the Week for the second time this season.

      Perillo was named the 2014 Commonwealth Conference Volleyball Championship Most Valuable Player after leading Stevenson to its third-straight conference title. Perillo recorded a match-high 37 digs in the Mustang’s 3-2 win against Messiah.

      Below is a complete list of all the 2014 Commonwealth Conference and Freedom Conference ECAC women’s volleyball weekly award winners.

      2014 Commonwealth/Freedom Conference ECAC Division III South Region Volleyball Players of the Week

      Player

      Oct. 29 – Greta Weidmoyer (Lebanon Valley), So. MH

      Oct. 22 – Lisa Wallitsch (DeSales), So., S

      Oct. 8 – Natalie Cadmus (Arcadia), Jr., OH

      Oct. 1 – Meghan Stack (Misericordia), Jr., OH

       

      Libero

      Nov. 12 – Samantha Perillo (Stevenson), Sr. L

      Nov. 5 – Amanda Wallitsch (DeSales), Sr., L

      Sept. 17 - Samantha Perillo (Stevenson), Sr., L

      Sept. 10 – Allie Garrett (Lebanon Valley), Jr., L

       

      Rookie

      Sept. 10 – Sami Evans (Arcadia), Fr., L

       

       

       

       

      Jonathan Hower
      Director of Media RelationsCommonwealth, Freedom, and Middle Atlantic Conferences
      101 North College Avenue
      Annville, PA 17003-1400

      Office: (717) 867-1503
      www.gomacsports.comTwitter: @mac_sports

    • November 12, 2014 12:18 AM EST
    • SUBJECT: Wilmington Volleyball Advances to CACC Tournament Semifinals with Sweep of Dominican
      DATE: November 11, 2014
      djl
      NEWARK, Del. - - For the fourth year in a row the Wilmington University volleyball team is moving on to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament Semifinals after defeating Dominican, 3-0, at the WU Athletics Complex on Tuesday night.
      Set scores for the match were 25-19, 25-21, and 25-23.
      The Wildcats (20-13), the South Division’s number two seed in the CACC Tournament, move on to play the North Division’s top seed Caldwell in the second semifinal match on Friday. The semifinal and championship rounds will be hosted by Georgian Court University in Lakewood, N.J.
      Dominican (16-9), the North Division’s third seed, scored four straight points to take a 9-7 lead early in the first set. But the Wildcats bounced back to score 7-of-9 to retake a 14-11 lead. Another four consecutive points pushed the lead to 19-13 following an ace from Alex Siolos. The Chargers scored three straight to close the gap to 20-17, but that would be as close as they would get as the Wildcats finished out the set with five of the next seven points for the 25-19 victory.
      The Wildcats started hot in the second set, opening up a 6-2 lead following a block from Siolos and Erin Bistany. But the Chargers rallied to tie the set at 7-7 before eventually taking their first lead of the game at 17-16. Now trailing 19-17, the Wildcats received a kill from Kaitlin DiGiacinto to start a 6-0 run on the strength of Kasey Couch’s serve to take a 23-19 lead. The teams traded points the rest of the way before Allison Briley put down a kill to win the set, 25-21.
      A stretch in the third set where the Chargers won 7-out-of-10 points put the visitors ahead 20-18 before they held a 21-19 lead look to stay in the match. But the Wildcats received a kill from DiGiacinto to start a run of five straight points, capped by an ace from DiGiacinto and a boisterous kill from Eile Harris for match point. The Chargers stayed alive with back-to-back points before Siolos put the match away with a kill, sending the Wildcats back to the semifinals with a 25-13 third set win.
      Defensively, the Wildcats were led by Couch who needed three digs to become the seventh student-athlete in Wilmington’s NCAA era to reach 1,000 for their careers. She easily passed that while matching a team high with 15 digs on Tuesday night. She joins teammates Shelby Henderson and DiGiacinto in the 1,000-career dig club, as the two juniors surpassed the plateau earlier this season as well.
      DiGiacinto paced the offense that hit .184 as a team with 11 kills and just three errors on the night, hitting .222 to go along with nine digs. Briley finished with seven kills and just one error while Siolos chipped in with seven kills, 16 assists, and 13 digs as well. Henderson added 15 digs to tie Couch with the team high.
      The Chargers were led by First Team All-CACC honoree McKenzie John as she collected a 20-20 match with match highs of 22 kills and 26 digs. The Chargers out-blocked the Wildcats, 5-3, on the night.
      Post University, the North Division’s number two seed, defeated Philadelphia, 3-0, to move on to the semifinals on Friday as well. The Eagles will play host Georgian Court, the South Division’s number one seed, in the first semifinal at 1:00 p.m., as a result of Georgian Court defeating Bloomfield, 3-2.

    • November 10, 2014 8:58 PM EST
    • SUBJECT: Wilmington’s Erin Bistany Named CACC Rookie of the Year; Allison Briley Second Team as CACC Announces Volleyball All-CACC Teams
      DATE: November 10, 2014
      djl
      NEW HAVEN, Conn. - - The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference announced its 2014 All-CACC volleyball teams and the Wilmington University volleyball team placed a member on the first team, a member on the second team, and a major award winner.
      Freshman Erin Bistany (Greenbelt, Md./St. John’s College) was named the CACC Rookie of the Year and earned a spot on the First Team while sophomore Allison Briley (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) earned a spot on the Second Team, in a vote by the league’s head coaches.
      It is the second year in a row that the Wildcats (19-13, 15-4 CACC) have the CACC Rookie of the Year on their squad, as Briley earned the award last year.
      Bistany leads the Wildcats with a .237 attack percentage while averaging 1.72 kills per set. She collected a season high 14 kills against Post while also finishing with 13 against Franklin Pierce and again at Holy Family.
      The freshman has been most impressive at the net defensively, averaging 0.99 blocks per set on the season, and leads the CACC with a 1.24 blocks per set average in CACC matches only. Bistany collected a season’s best nine block assists against Goldey-Beacom and a season’s best 19 points at Holy Family with 13 kills and six blocks.
      Bistany has been named the CACC Rookie of the Week four times this season, being honored by the conference office on September 29, October 20, October 28, and November 10.
      Briley leads the team’s offensive attack for the Wildcats, leading the team in averaging 2.99 kills per set. She is hitting .229 as an outside hitter, committing just 110 errors on 1125 attacks. She is 10th in CACC matches only by hitting .267 on the outside.
      The sophomore has collected double digit kills in all but nine of the team’s 32 contests this season, hitting a new career high 20 kills at Bloomfield. Hit a season’s best .526 with 10 kills and no errors on 19 attempts at USciences. Briley picked up six double-doubles on the season, five straight from October 25 to November 4.
      Briley was also recently named to the Capital One Academic All-District 1 team and is now nominated for the Capital One Academic All-America Team, voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
      Post’s Skylar German was voted as the CACC Player of the Year while Caldwell’s Jaclyn Del Cid was voted as the CACC Defensive Player of the Year. Post’s head coach Michael Brienza was voted as the CACC Coach of the Year after leading the Eagles to a No. 2 seed in the North Division. Nyack College earned the CACC Team Sportsmanship Award.
      The Wildcats begin their journey in the CACC Tournament on Tuesday with a home match against the North Division’s No. 3 seed Dominican. The Wildcats earned a share of the CACC South Division Regular Season Championship and earned the No. 2 seed in the south for the Tournament. The winner of Tuesday’s match moves on to the CACC Tournament Semifinals hosted by Georgian Court in Lakewood, N.J.
      Tuesday’s CACC Quarterfinal match is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start. Since the game is a postseason event, admission will be sold at the door. Tickets for adults will be $6.00 and student $3.00. Wilmington students with a valid I.D. will be admitted into the match for free.
      AGATE:
      2014 Volleyball All-CACC Teams:
      First Team:
      OH – McKenzie John (Dominican)
      OH – Tatiana Rodriguez (Georgian Court)
      MH – Skylar German (Post)
      MH – Erin Bistany (Wilmington)
      MH – Kayla Dexter (Dominican)
      L – Jaclyn Del Cid (Caldwell)
      S – Julia Slyaktina (Post)
      Second Team:
      OH – Kadi McCoy (Goldey-Beacom)
      OH – Allison Briley (Wilmington)
      OH – Chelsea Hughes (Philadelphia)
      MH – Narae Wadsworth (Caldwell)
      MH – Deandra Black (Bloomfield)
      L – Regina Trabosh (Chestnut Hill)
      S – Kelsey Oliver (Georgian Court)
      2014 CACC Player of the Year: Skylar German (Post)
      2014 CACC Rookie of the Year: Erin Bistany (Wilmington)
      2014 CACC Defensive Player of the Year: Jaclyn Del Cid (Caldwell)
      2014 CACC Coach of the Year: Michael Brienza (Post)
      2014 CACC Team Sportsmanship Award: Nyack College

    • November 5, 2014 6:40 AM EST
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