Worcester, MA - WPI volleyball player Jennifer Parker (Rochester, MA) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine All-District 1 first team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (Co-SIDA). Parker, who now advances to the national ballot, is just one of six players to be named first team in District 1, which is made up of all Division II and III schools in New England and New York.
Babson Park, MA - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has announced the 2006 NEWMAC Volleyball Academic All-Conference Team. Honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2006 spring semester, achieved second year academic status at her institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.
Babson Park, MA - The Babson College women's volleyball team shut out visiting WPI, 3-0, in the final match of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular season on Saturday, winning by game scores of 30-25, 30-14, 30-18. The Beavers (8-16, 2-7 NEWMAC) now have their highest win total since 2002, and with a loss by Mount Holyoke can secure their first bid to the conference tournament since that same season.
Worcester, MA - Playing in their final home matches, senior tri-captains Jennifer Parker (Rochester, MA) and Yaralia Castillo (Methuen, MA) helped WPI defeat visiting Elms 3-0 (30-17, 30-24, 30-22) in non-conference volleyball action on Thursday evening. With the win, the Engineers improve to 11-15 while Elms drops to 7-14 on the season.
Springfield, MA - Springfield College senior middle blocker MaryKathryn O'Neil (Liverpool, NY) led all players with 13 kills and five blocks as the Pride, ranked fourth in the latest NCAA Division III New England Regional poll, downed the WPI Engineers this evening, 3-0, in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match-up on SC's 'Senior Night.'
Worcester, MA - Nicole Gurr (Acton, CA) tallied 19 kills and two solo blocks to help propel Coast Guard to a 3-0 (30-16, 30-12, 30-17) victory over host WPI in NEWMAC volleyball action on Tuesday evening. The win marks the 200th coaching victory for Coast Guard head coach Patty Giannattasio who now sports an impressive 200-98 record over ten seasons at the helm.
Worcester, MA - WPI notched a .467 hitting percentage en route to defeating Anna Maria 3-0 in non conference volleyball action on Friday evening. The Engineers (10-13) took the match by scores of 30-11, 30-14, 30-13.
Northampton, MA - The Smith Pioneers defeated New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) opponent WPI this evening 3-0 to improve to 8-10 overall and 4-2 in conference play while WPI falls to 9-13 overall and 0-6 in NEWMAC competition.
Worcester, MA - Setter Jennifer Parker (Rochester, MA) notched match-highs of 28 assists and eight aces as host WPI defeated Bay Path 3-0 on Thursday evening. WPI took the match by scores of 30-16, 30-22 and 30-23.
Worcester, MA - Clark University swept Worcester Polytechnic Institute for the second time this season in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's volleyball action at Kneller Athletic Center on Wednesday evening. Game scores were 30-27, 30-26, and 30-25.
Framingham, MA - The WPI volleyball had a strong day at the Framingham State Quad Meet as they defeated Framingham State 3-1 (30-22, 22-30, 30-25, 30-18) and Wentworth 3-2 (33-35, 30-27, 30-23, 27-30, 15-10) before finishing up the day with a tough 3-2 (26-30, 30-23, 18-30, 30-24, 15-3) loss to Newbury. The Engineers claimed the title based on a complicated tie-beaker.
Worcester, MA - WPI freshmen Becca Mattern (Rockville, CT) and Becca Holmberg (Madison, CT) each hit at a .500 clip to help the Engineers defeat Becker 3-0 in non-conference volleyball action on Thursday evening. WPI took the match by scores of 30-14, 30-26 and 30-23.
Worcester, MA - Ellen Sojka (West Lafayette, IN) notched seven kills and five blocks to help MIT defeat host WPI 3-0 in NEWMAC volleyball action on Tuesday evening. MIT took the match by scores of 30-13, 30-15 and 30-25 to improve to 11-1 overall (3-0 NEWMAC) while WPI drops to 5-8 (0-3 NEWMAC) on the year.
Wellesley, MA - Wellesley Volleyball nabbed its first win of the season today, with a 3-0 win over Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The Blue jumped out to an early lead in game one, taking a 13-4 advantage behind hitting from Lauren Rasmussen, three kills, and Tracy Waldman, four kills.
Providence, MA - Rhode Island College defeated WPI, 3-0, in collegiate women's volleyball action on Wednesday evening. The Anchorwomen were sluggish at times, but held off the Engineers to improve their record to 5-4 on the season. WPI suffered its fourth consecutive loss and falls to 5-6.
Worcester, MA -- Katie Dooley (Carpinteria, CA) tallied nine kills and Liana Merrill (Northwood, NH) and Tonia Smith each added eight as Wheaton College defeated WPI 3-0 in the NEWMAC conference volleyball opener for both teams. The Lyons took the match by scores of 23-30, 30-17, 30-23, 30-19 and improved to 1-7 (1-0 NEWMAC) while WPI falls to 5-5 (0-1 NEWMAC) on the season.
Worcester, MA -- Senior setter Jennifer Parker (Rochester, MA) notched 23 assists and eight aces as WPI surprised four-time defending North Athletic Conference champion Mount Ida 3-0. The Engineers took the match by scores of 30-25, 30-28, 30-23 to improve their record to 4-2 while Mount Ida dips to 1-1 season.
Worcester, MA - The WPI volleyball team opened its home season with a 3-0 victory over visiting Simmons on Tuesday evening. The Engineers took the match by scores of 30-21, 30-19, 30-18 to up their record to 3-2. Simmons is now 0-1 on the season.