Albany State Volleyball wins five straight games

Courtesy of Dr. Earnest Brown, Albany State Athletics The Albany State Golden Rams volleyball team did the unthinkable when they won 5 games in 2 days without losing a set at the 2022 SIAC Volleyball Crossover Tournament on September 23-24, in Cartersville, Georgia.  The Golden Rams won 15 straight sets against 5 conference opponents. On Friday, September 23, the Golden Rams opened the 2022 SIAC Crossover by defeating Central State University in 3 sets.  In game 2, the Golden Rams defeated Kentucky State University in 3 sets. On September 24, the Golden…

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Spring Hill Volleyball remains unblemished in conference play, sweeps SIAC Crossover

Courtesy of Spring Hill Athletics EMERSON, Ga.  – The Spring Hill College volleyball team remains undefeated in Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) play after it swept Clark Atlanta, Savannah State and Fort Valley State at the SIAC Crossover on Saturday. Spring Hill swept Clark Atlanta (25-11, 25-13, 25-16) in its first match of the day at the LakePoint Sports Complex. Taylor Fontenelle recorded a season high five services aces en route to the Badgers’ three-set sweep of the Panthers. SHC faced Savannah State (25-14, 25-12, 25-11) in its second match of…

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Savannah State Volleyball gets three wins at SIAC Crossover

Courtesy of Savannah State Athletics CARTERSVILLE, Ga. – Savannah State volleyball picked up three big wins this weekend at the 2022 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Crossover. The Lady Tigers played five matches over two days against SIAC West teams in the LakePoint Sports Center in Cartersville, Georgia. With every team in the conference facing off in cross-divisional matches over the two-day tournament, the wins and loss shifted the conference standings. Savannah State moved into third place in the SIAC East Division following their wins. They are 6-8 overall this…

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Week 3: SIAC volleyball Players of the Week

Bre’elle Hawkins (Lane) was named Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week, while Jayla Neely (Allen) earned Defensive Player of the Week, released by the league office on Tuesday. Kayla Chambliss (Allen)was also tabbed Setter of the Week alongside Fatima Ramirez (Edward Waters) who earned Newcomer of the Week. OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Bre’elle Hawkins, Lane| Outside Hitter | Senior | Riverview, FL Hawkins led the Dragons to a 4-0 week including two SIAC wins over Benedict and Allen. The senior had 63 points with 52 kills and 10 aces. Hawkins currently leads the SIAC in aces…

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Rams volleyball drop 3 at Warhawk Invitational

The Albany State women’s volleyball took part in the 2022 Warhawk Invitational, which was held September 9-10 in Montgomery, Alabama. In their opening match ASU faced off against the Univers of West Alabama, losing in three sets,( 25-21, 25-17, 26-24) . In a losing effort, Sydney Melton lead the Golden Rams with a kills, Hailey Elyicio had 5 aces, Molly Wilson had a team-high 15 assist, and Mary Peterson had 4 blocks. For the victors, Madison Fisher led the team in kills with 10 and aces with 4. Chyna Dixon…

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Albany State volleyball unveils 2022 recruiting class

Courtesy of Dr. Earnest Brown, Albany State University Athletics: Coach Verniece Graham is excited about the new faces that will be joining the Golden Rams volleyball team during the 2022 season..  The Golden Rams have won the SIAC Eastern Division 3 years in a row.  Last season, the Golden Rams lost to Spring Hill in the SIAC Championship Game.  With the addition of 9 new players, Graham thinks the Golden Rams will be back in the conference championship game. The 2022 signing class features Molly Wilson, Jenae Thomas, Madisyn Smith, Alia Gomez, Cierra Keys, Kennedi Wallace, Mary-Katherine…

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Central State is crowned inaugural SIAC Men’s Volleyball Champs

Courtesy of the Central State Atheltics The Central State Marauders took home the inaugural SIAC men’s volleyball tournament title with a five-set win over Edward Waters on Thursday. After dropping the opening set, 25-18. CSU battled to a 25-23 win in the second frame and took a 2-1 lead in the match with a 25-19 win in the fourth. EWU, the second seed in the tournament, bounced back for a 25-14 win to force a fifth set. With the score tied at 9-9, CSU gained some separation after an EWU attacking…

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Week 7 SIAC Volleyball Honours

Courtesy of the SIAC D’Aaron McCraney (Central State) was named Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week, while Clint Forbes (Benedict) earned Defensive Player of the Week, released by the league office on Monday. Justin Yates (Fort Valley State) was also tabbed Setter of the Week. OFFENSIVE – D’Aaron McCraney, Freshman, Middle Hitter, Central State Central State freshman D’Aaron McCraney led the Marauders to a 2-1 record over the weekend including two SIAC wins over Benedict and Edward Waters. In a 3-0 win over BC, McCraney finished with 9 kills and a .467…

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Week 5 SIAC Men’s Volleyballers of the Week

Tuesday the SIAC named their week 5 Men’s Volleyball players of week. Here are the honourees: OFFENSIVE – D’Aaron McCraney, Freshman, Middle Hitter, Central State D’Aaron McCraney led CSU to its first win of the season last week while accumulating 17 kills, along with two service aces and three blocks in matches against D’Youville and Daeman. In CSU’s 3-0 win over D’Youville, McCraney recorded 9 kills and a .471 hitting percentage. In Saturday’s loss to Daemen, McCraney had 8 kills and a .429 hitting percentage. DEFENSIVE – Jamal Gray, Freshman, Libero,…

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SIAC Volleyball : Week 4 Players of the Week

Courtesy of the SIAC: Jamil Scott (Fort Valley State) was named Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week, while Oscar Jaquez (Edward Waters)earned Defensive Player of the Week, released by the league office on Monday. Kenyon Haynes (Edward Waters) was also tabbed Setter of the Week alongside  OFFENSIVE – Jamil Scott, Freshman, Outside Hitter, Fort Valley State In Fort Valley’s single match against Tusculum University, Scott totaled eight kills with one error in 12 attacks for a .583 hit percentage.  DEFENSIVE – Oscar Jaquez, Freshman, Middle Blocker, Edward Waters In two matches, Jaquez…

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