Delaware State Volleyball faces Nebraska in opening round of NCAA Tournament

Courtesy of Jared Wilcox, Delaware State Athletics The Delaware State women’s volleyball team will face No. 2 seed Nebraska in the first round of the 2022 Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship on Thursday December 1 as announced on the NCAA Women’s Selection Special which aired on ESPNU Sunday night. The Hornets and Cornhuskers who enter this week as two of the top teams in opposition hitting percentage will face off against each other for the first time between these two programs. Delaware State earned its first-ever bid to the Women’s Volleyball Championship…

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Changing sports led Rya McKinnon to athletic success

Courtesy of Rob Knox, Howard Athletics Consultant WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rya McKinnon went from one sport in which her height was a potential liability to one where it’s a treasured asset. After all, there aren’t many 5-foot, 11-inch gymnasts. However, it’s a perfect height for volleyball where the Howard freshman outside hitter has found a home as a fearsome attacker. “I was pretty sad at first,” McKinnon said. “Gymnastics is a hard sport. I am very glad that I stopped playing. I was too tall for gymnastics. Even on the volleyball court,…

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South Carolina State Volleyball swept by NC Central in last regular season match

Courtesy of South Carolina State Athletics 0 South Carolina St. 0-25, 0-14 MEAC 3  N.C. Central 7-18, 6-8 MEAC Team 1 2 3 F South Carolina St. 12 17 16 (0) N.C. Central 25 25 25 (3) DURHAM, NC—The South Carolina State women’s volleyball team closed out the regular season on the road in an, 0-3, MEAC loss to North Carolina Central inside McDougald-McLendon. South Carolina State falls to 0-25 overall, 0-14 in the MEAC, while NCCU improves to 7-18 overall, 6-8 MEAC) Despite the loss, SC State was led Kiarra Douglas…

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Morgan State Volleyball swept by Coppin State, 3-0

Courtesy of Kevin C. Paige, MSU Athletics Communications The Morgan State volleyball team battled through dealing with a depleted roster due to injuries and illness and gave crosstown rival Coppin State all it could handle in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) regular season finale on Friday evening. However, in the end it would be Coppin State pulling out a slim 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-23) victory over Morgan State at Hill Field House. Coppin State (21-9, 12-2 in the MEAC) would sweep the season series with the victory and earn a share…

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November 11. 2022 MEAC Volleyball Recap

Courtesy of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Coppin State 3, Morgan State 0Delaware State 3, Maryland Eastern Shore 0Howard 3, Norfolk State 0North Carolina Central 3, South Carolina State 0 Coppin State 3, Morgan State 0 BALTIMORE, Md. — Ammaarah Williams slammed a match-high 10 kills to lead Coppin State to a 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-23) sweep at Morgan State on Friday night, clinching the program’s second MEAC regular-season title in the last three seasons. The Eagles now stand at 21-9 overall and 12-2 in league play and will share the league title…

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MEAC Volleyball Players of the Week

Courtesy of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 7, 2022—Delaware State junior Alondra Maldonado was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Volleyball Player of the Week, presented by Coca-Cola, the conference office announced today. Howard University’s Rya McKinnon was named Rookie of the Week and Howard University senior Kayla Diaz named Setter of the Week, while Delaware State senior Jasmal Cruz earned Defensive Player of the Week honors. Maldonado (6-1, Jr., MB, Patillas, Puerto Rico)  Maldonado racked up a career-high 23 points to lead the Hornets to a five-set comeback win over first-place Coppin State…

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MEAC announces latest Volleyball Players of the Week

Courtesy of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Oct. 31, 2022—Maryland Eastern Shore senior Derionah Abner was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Volleyball Player of the Week, presented by Coca-Cola, the conference office announced today. Norfolk State’s Sydney McCree was named Rookie of the Week and Coppin State senior Andrea Tsvetanovanamed Setter of the Week, while Coppin State sophomore Ahzhi Coleman earned Defensive Player of the Week honors.  Derionah Abner (5-6, Sr., RS, Orlando, Fla.) Abner hit a combined .528 in a pair of three-set wins for the Hawks this past weekend, committing just one error…

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MEAC announces Volleyballers of the Week

NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 24, 2022—Howard University sophomore Cimone Woodardwas selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Volleyball Player of the Week, presented by Coca-Cola, the conference office announced today. North Carolina Central’s Tori Wilson was named Rookie of the Week and Howard University senior Kayla Diaz named Setter of the Week, while Coppin State senior Ashley Roman earned Defensive Player of the Week honors. Cimone Woodard (6-3, So., MB, Missouri City, Texas)  Woodard hit a combined .375 and averaged 2.6 kills per set in a pair of conference wins this past weekend, helping the Bison extend…

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Howard Volleyball defeats Delaware State in five-set nail biter

Courtesy of Howard Athletics Box Score In what was the definition of a back-and-forth affair, defending MEAC volleyball champion Howard defeated Delaware State 3-2 (25-15, 18-25, 25-21, 19-25, 15-13) Thursday evening in Memorial Hall. The Bison (13-7, 6-1 MEAC) have now won seven straight matches and are tied atop the MEAC standings with Coppin State heading into the rest of the weekend’s action. Jennifer Bolden led three Howard players with double-digit kills, racking up 17 for the match while also assisting on three blocks to total 18.5 points. Rya McKinnon…

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Morgan State’s Volleball homecoming ruined emphatically by Norfolk State, 3-0

Courtesy of Kevin C. Paige, Morgan State Athletic Communications 3  NSU 0 MSU Team 1 2 3 F NSU 25 25 25 (3) MSU 21 23 18 (0) BALTIMORE, Md. (Oct. 10, 2022)—The Morgan State volleyball team concluded the 2022 homecoming festivities with its annual homecoming match on Sunday afternoon at Hill Field House against visiting Norfolk State. The Spartans would spoil the afternoon with a 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-18) Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference victory over Morgan State. The Spartans improved to 3-11 on the season, 3-1 in the MEAC, while…

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