2012 Volleyball News and Stories

Volleyball - Belles Earn Team Academic Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Saint Mary’s volleyball team was one of 622 teams from high schools, junior colleges, colleges, and universities across the country to earn the Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for the 2012-13 academic year.

Athletics - Saint Mary's Student-Athletes, Teams Earn Academic Honors

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Nearly 50 Saint Mary's student-athletes and two varsity teams were recognized by the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association for their outstanding academic achievement during the 2012-13 year.

Volleyball - Schneider Garners All-MIAA First Team Honor

ROYAL OAK, Mich. - Saint Mary's sophomore outside hitter Kati Schneider (East Sparta, Ohio/Canton South) was one of only eight players in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association to be named to the all-conference first team in volleyball.

Volleyball - Schneider, Brink Sweep MIAA Player of the Week Honors

ROYAL OAK, Mich. - The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Saint Mary’s outside hitter Kati Schneider and setter Danie Brink its Specialty Player of the Week in volleyball for matches played through October 28.

Volleyball - Belles Big in Season Finales

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's volleyball team had a solid day in their final two matches of the 2012 season.

Volleyball - Belles Fall to Conference Champion Knights

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Saint Mary's volleyball team lost a 3-0 (25-10, 25-20, 25-16) match to No. 2 ranked conference champion Calvin on Friday night.

Volleyball - Belles Sweep Scots

ALMA, Mich. - The Saint Mary's volleyball team powered their way to a 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-19) win at Alma on Wednesday night.

Volleyball - Belles Split at Olivet

OLIVET, Mich. - The Saint Mary's volleyball team lost a 3-1 match against conference foe Olivet before taking a 3-1 win over Finlandia in a non-league contest on Saturday.

Volleyball - Belles Stung by Hornets

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Saint Mary's volleyball team had a tough 3-1 (25-19, 25-13, 20-25, 25-23) loss at Kalamazoo on Friday evening.

Volleyball - Belles Defeated by Bulldogs

ADRIAN, Mich. - The Saint Mary's volleyball team fell 3-1 (25-17, 14-25, 25-22, 25-19) on the road to conference foe Adrian on Tuesday night.

Volleyball - Belles Bounce Brits

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's volleyball team picked up a solid 3-0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-18) win over Albion on the team's "Crush for the Cure" night.

Volleyball - Belles Split in Pair of Five-Set Contests

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. - The Saint Mary's volleyball team fell 3-2 (25-16, 19-25, 25-17, 18-25, 15-11) to Franklin before rallying to win 3-2 (26-28, 25-22, 18-25, 25-23, 15-11) against Manchester on Saturday.

Volleyball - Belles Outlast Thunder in Five Sets

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's volleyball team found a way to grind out a 3-2 (25-23, 15-25, 25-19, 16-25, 15-7) conference win over in-state rival Trine on Friday night.

Volleyball - Belles Downed by No. 4 Flying Dutch

HOLLAND, Mich. - The Saint Mary's volleyball team was defeated by No. 4 Hope, 3-0 (25-7, 25-15, 25-23) on Tuesday evening.

Volleyball - Belles Swept by No. 2 Knights

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's volleyball team fell in straight sets (25-15, 25-23, 25-16) to second-ranked Calvin on Wednesday evening.

Volleyball - Schneider Named MIAA Position Player of the Week

ROYAL OAK, Mich. - Saint Mary's sophomore outside hitter Kati Schneider was named the MIAA Position Player of the Week in volleyball for her performance in matches played through September 22.

Volleyball - Belles Drop Heartbreaker to Scots

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's volleyball team dropped a hard-fought conference contest to visiting Alma, 3-2 (22-25, 25-23, 25-21, 20-25, 15-12) on Saturday afternoon.

Volleyball - Late Comeback Lifts Belles to Sweep of Comets

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Trailing throughout much of the third set, including 23-21, the Saint Mary's volleyball team scored four straight points to sweep MIAA foe Olivet 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-23) on Friday night.

Volleyball - Belles Outlast Hornets

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's volleyball team repeatedly showed their resilience as they defeated Kalamazoo, 3-2 (25-20, 27-25, 18-25, 20-25, 15-13) on Tuesday night.

Volleyball - Belles Fall Twice at Carthage Tournament

KENOSHA, Wis. - The Saint Mary's volleyball team battled against Illinois Wesleyan and No. 13 Chicago despite falling in both matches.

Volleyball - Belles Swept by Dominican, #16 Carthage

KENOSHA, Wis. - The Saint Mary's volleyball team was swept 3-0 by Dominican and No. 16 Carthage in day one of play at Carthage's Women's Volleyball Invitational on Friday.

Volleyball - Belles Tame Bulldogs

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's volleyball team overpowered Adrian on their way to a 3-1 (25-16, 19-25, 25-19, 25-12) conference win on Wednesday night.

Volleyball - Belles Battle Past Brits

ALBION, Mich. - The Saint Mary's volleyball team battled past MIAA foe Albion in four sets, taking a 25-19, 24-26, 25-15, 25-20 win over the host Brits.

Volleyball - Belles Downed by Thunder in Conference Opener

ANGOLA, Ind. - The Saint Mary's volleyball team dropped a tough 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-18) match to open their conference play at Trine on Tuesday night.

Volleyball - Belles Claim Tournament Title at North Park

CHICAGO, Ill. - Strong all-around efforts throughout the team propelled the Saint Mary's volleyball team to two more wins on Saturday as the Belles claimed the 2012 North Park Classic championship with a perfect 4-0 mark on the weekend.

Volleyball - Belles Open Season with Two Wins

CHICAGO, Ill. - The Saint Mary's volleyball team opened up the 2012 season with a 3-0 (25-9, 25-20, 25-22) victory over IU Northwest and a 3-1 (26-24, 24-26, 25-20, 26-24) win against Howard Payne at the North Park Classic on Friday evening.