Gone Too Soon: North Carolina A&T volleyballer Fatimah Shabazz

Very sad news out of Greensboro: Courtesy of North Carolina A&T State Athletic Communications GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina A&T State volleyball player Fatimah Shabazz died of complications from an aneurysm on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, as announced by the N.C. A&T Department of Athletics on Tuesday.  “We are heartbroken by Fatimah’s passing,” head coach Hal Clifton said. “Nothing prepares you for moments like this. Fatimah was an amazing person once you got to know her. She was a fierce competitor on the court but a very sweet person off the court. “The…

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Howard volleyball takes on no. 9 Ohio State in NCAA Tournament

Courtesy of Howard University Athletic Media Relations The Howard University women’s volleyball team squares off against Big Ten foe No. 9 Ohio State Friday night in the NCAA Volleyball Championship. Match time is set for 7 p.m. at the Covelli Center in Columbus, Ohio, home of the Buckeyes. FOLLOW THE ACTION Bison Nation can follow all the action via ESPN+ and/or live stats. Fans can purchase tickets here. MATCH-UP PREVIEWFriday’s showdown will be the first meeting between Howard and Ohio State. HOWARD Howard (18-12) enters the tournament with an 18-12 overall record, winning 12…

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SIAC Volleyball Week 9 : Players of the Week

Tuesday the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association announced their week 9 volleyball honourees. Here are this week top volley ballers and their recent exploits. From the SIAC: ATLANTA, Ga. (November 2, 2021) – Jazmyne Walker (Central State) was named Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week, while Daija Walton (Benedict) earnedDefensive Player of the Week, released by the league office on Tuesday. Ashleigh Reeves (Benedict) was also tabbed Setter of the Week alongside Morgan Hebert (Fort Valley State) who earned Newcomer of the Week. OFFENSIVE – Jazmyne Walker, Sophomore, Outside Hitter, Central State Central State outside hitter Jazmyne Walker led CSU…

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MEAC Volleyball Weekly Honorees

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 1, 2021—Coppin State junior Paola Caten and North Carolina Central senior Arlanda Faulkner were selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Volleyball Co-Players of the Week, presented by Coca-Cola, the conference office announced today.Howard’s Cimone Woodard was named Rookie of the Week and North Carolina Central sophomore Lauren Janok was named Setter of the Week, while Maryland Eastern Shore’s Charlize Williams earned Defensive Player of the Week honors. Caten (5-11, Jr., OH, Tampa, Fla.)averaged 4.4 kills and 2.8 digs per set this past weekend, hitting a combined .303 across eight sets…

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This week’s edition of CIAA Volleyball Honors could be called the Elizabeth City State awards week because Viking volleyballers swept the accolades. 2021 CIAA Volleyball Standings2021 CIAA Volleyball Composite Schedule2021 Statistics From the CIAA: FOOD LION OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Aasia McNeill, Elizabeth City State University (Jr, OH – Statesville, NC, 3) McNeill earns her third straight weekly honor after recording 29 kills and two service aces with a .220 hitting percentage in three matches. The junior outside hitter recorded two double-doubles, including a 10-kill, 27-dig performance against Greensboro College, while adding 44 total digs…

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CIAA Student Athlete Spotlight: Janina Mayers of Saint Augustine’s University

From the CIAA: The CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors continues this week by featuring Janina Mayers of Saint Augustine’s University. Mayers is a junior women’s volleyball student-athlete from Christ Church, Barbados. She is an exercise science major and maintains a 4.0 grade point average. Athletic Accomplishments: Volleyball – Finished 2nd in the CIAA with 4.37 digs per set in 2019 Volleyball – Led the Lady Falcons in total digs (223) and digs per set in 2019 Volleyball – Recorded 20 or more digs in four matches, including…

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