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September 2, 2014 Bircsak and Klepper's Hitting Helps Push Volleyball Past Anna Maria Paxton, MA --- Sam Bircsak and Brooke Klepper each hit .333 or better as the WPI volleyball team earned a 3-1 (25-23, 25-17, 20-25, 25-13) road victory over host Anna Maria on Tueday night in a non-cpnference match played in the Fuller Activities Center. The loss marks the first on the season for the AMCATS, who fall to 2-1, while the win boosts the Engineers to 3-2. The Engineers took the first two games by scores of 25-23 and 25-17 before the AMCATS rallied for a 25-20 win in the third game. The Engineers sealed the match victory with a 25-13 win in game four. Learn more...

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January 21, 2014 | Worcester Polytechnic Institute Names Laurie Leshin as its 16th President Worcester, MA --- After a six-month intensive search, the Board of Trustees of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has elected Laurie Leshin, PhD, as the university's 16th president. Over the past 20 years, Leshin, a geochemist and space scientist, established herself as both an academic and administrative leader, having cultivated an impressive career at NASA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Arizona State University (ASU), and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Leshin was selected to lead WPI from an initial candidate pool of approximately 200. >>
December 21, 2013 | Daily Herd Holiday Rewind: "Remote States" Between the end of B Term and Christmas, we’ll take a look back at some the athletics features from The Daily Herd, the on-line publication for the WPI Community. Today’s feature is on Alaskan volleyball senior Holly Ganser and Hawaiian football senior John Foy. For more information, visit: wp.wpi.edu/dailyherd/ or follow on twitter at @thedailyherd. >>
December 12, 2013 | NEWMAC to Host NCAA Division III Integration Symposium Boston, MA --- The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) will conduct an NCAA Division III Integration Symposium on Thursday, December 12 at the Boston Marriott Newton Hotel in Newton, Mass. The symposium will bring together key, institutional partners from across the conference in an effort to discuss ways in which NEWMAC member institutions, individually and collectively, might best support the NCAA Division III philosophy that “a student-athlete’s athletics activities are conducted as an integral part of the student-athlete’s overall educational experience.” >>
November 11, 2013 | Volleyball Brings Home its First-Ever Conference Sportsmanship Award Boston, MA --- For the first time in program history, the WPI volleyball team has captured the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Sportsmanship Award for the 2013 season. The announcement was made Monday as the conference revealed its annual post season award winners. The Crimson and Gray finished the 2013 season with a 7-21 record under first-year head coach Greg Poole. The particularly young squad featured just three returners this fall and were led by captains Holly Ganser and Sarah Cook. >>
November 8, 2013 | 34 Fall Student-Athletes Garner NEWMAC All-Academic Recognition Boston, MA --- A total of 34 WPI student-athletes across six fall sports have garnered NEWMAC All-Academic status, as announced by the conference office. Women’s Soccer led WPI with eight nods while Men’s Cross Country led their sport with a conference-best six honorees. 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 2013 spring semester, achieved second year academic status at his or her institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season. >>
November 2, 2013 | Seniors Ganser and Cook Shine for Volleyball in Season Finale Worcester, MA --- Martina Kneifel stuffed the stat sheets with 16 kills, 20 digs and seven aces as visiting Mount Holyoke defeated WPI 3-1 in the 2013 NEWMAC volleyball season finale for both teams on Saturday afternoon. MHC took the match by scores of 25-13, 25-22, 15-25, 25-16. Senior Holly Ganser led the WPI offense with eight kills and just two errors in 19 attempts (.316 hitting percentage) while classmate pitched in with three kills and seven digs in her final career match. >>
October 29, 2013 | Volleyball Toppled on the Road Against City Foe Clark Worcester, MA --- Playing in the final home match of her Clark career, senior Rachel Spera handed out 28 assists and led the host Cougars to a decisive 3-0 (25-7, 25-11, 25-15) win over crosstown rival WPI in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) volleyball action on Tuesday evening. Maddy Werth paced the Engineer offense with six kills, while Caroline Meyer posted 11 assists and Jenny Wallace registered a match-best 12 digs. WPI will wrap up its 2013 season on Saturday when they play host to league rival Mount Holyoke at 1pm. >>
October 26, 2013 | Volleyball Knocked Off by Western New England and Endicott in Tri-Match Beverly, MA --- The WPI volleyball team went on the road Saturday and dropped a pair of matched to Commonwealth Coast Conference opponents. The Crimson and Gray fell to Western New England (25-22, 25-14, 25-19) and to host Endicott (25-12, 25-12, 25-18). The Engineers are now 7-19 on the season, and head to Clark Tuesday for a 7pm NEWMAC match. Against Endicott, WPI was led by middle Holly Gasner who led the team with five kills. Caroline Meyer and Lucy Garvey split time at setter as Meyer led the team with eight assists before Garvey came in to pitch in with five of her own. >>
October 23, 2013 | Hot-Hitting Springfield Upends Volleyball Springfield, MA --- The Springfield College women's volleyball team hit a program-record .662 for the match as it handled visiting WPI in Dana Gymnasium on Wednesday night in NEWMAC play. Set scores for the Pride were 25-6, 25-18, 25-19. For the Engineers, Jenny Wallace (Holden, MA) had a team-best six kills, while Sam Bircsak, Maddy Werth, and Kenzie Whalen all had four kills. Caroline Meyer handed out 13 assists as WPI hit .150 for the contest. >>
October 19, 2013 | Volleyball Splits Tri-Match With Worcester State and Framingham State Framingham, MA --- The WPI volleyball team defeated Worcester State 3-2 (26-24, 25-14, 22-25, 26-28, 15-11) before falling to host Framingham State 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-9) in a non-conference tri-match on Saturday at Framingham's Athletic Center. In its opener, the Engineers were led by the trio of freshman Kenzie Whalen, senior Holly Ganser and freshman Maddy Werth. Whalen recorded a team-best 16 kills on 39 attempts, while Ganser chipped in with 14 and Werth added 12. >>
Final
9/2/14 - Women's Volleyball
3
WPI
1
Anna Maria

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Final
8/30/14 - Women's Volleyball
2
WPI
3
Becker
@ Weston, MA
Regis Tournament
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Final
8/30/14 - Women's Volleyball
3
Gordon
2
WPI
@ Weston, MA
Regis Tournament
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TBA
9/6/14 - Women's Volleyball
Worcester City Tournament
WPI
vs Clark or Becker at 2pm or 4pm
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9/6/14 - Women's Volleyball
Worcester State
WPI
Worcester City Tournament
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7:00 PM
9/10/14 - Women's Volleyball
Wentworth
WPI

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Greg Poole Head Coach glpoole@wpi.edu
508-831-6580

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