Kansas University senior middle blocker Caroline Jarmoc became the first Jayhawk to earn back-to-back All-America honors when the American Volleyball Coaches Association named her to its third team on Wednesday.
Kansas University’s tenacity proved insufficient against superior serving and blocking in the NCAA volleyball tournament regional semifinals Friday night. Third-seeded Washington dominated the first two sets in a 25-18, 25-13, 26-24 sweep of the 14th-seeded Jayhawks at USC’s Galen Center.
One of collegiate volleyball’s perennial powers stands between Kansas University and its first appearance in the NCAA regional finals. Third-seeded Washington, briefly the nation’s top-ranked team in October, faces 14th-seeded KU in the regional semifinals at 7 tonight, Central time, in USC’s Galen Center.
The excruciating wait aside, there could not have been a much more fitting year for Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard to finally break through the second round of the NCAA Tournament and reach the regional semifinals. The feat, after postseason dancing ended earlier than he had hoped for in 2003, ‘04, ‘05 and ‘12, finally came in Bechard’s 16th season — a Sweet 16, indeed. By Benton Smith
Four Kansas University players made the first team of the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Midwest Region Team, Tayler Soucie was named the region’s Freshman of the Year, and Ray Bechard was tapped Midwest Region Coach of the Year for the second straight year.
When a coach has as much talent to work with as Kansas University volleyball’s Ray Bechard, it’s easy to get away with keeping capable, if not dominant, players waiting in the wings and call on their expertise at just the right time. By Benton Smith
Kansas University will make its first appearance in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament at 7 p.m. Friday against Washington at the Galen Center in Los Angeles.
KU, again led by the play of junior outside hitter Chelsea Albers, handled Creighton, 3-1, to reach the third round of the NCAAs for the first time in program history. By Benton Smith
Kansas University's volleyball team avenged its home loss to Wichita State in the 2012 NCAA Tournament with a 3-1 victory against the same team on the same floor, Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse. By Benton Smith
Same place, same time of year, same opponent, more seniors, which translates to an even greater sense of urgency for Kansas University’s volleyball team. By Tom Keegan
In the weeks and months following their run to the 2012 NCAA Tournament and the best season in school history, the members of Kansas University’s volleyball team began to notice a change in the way they were received by the public. By Matt Tait
Nearly everybody returned from last year’s Kansas University volleyball team, but one question hung in the air like a 50-50 ball above the net: How were they going to replace the long, lean star middle blocker, first name Tayler, who came to KU from an area high school? It didn’t take long to find an answer. Column by Tom Keegan
The Kansas University volleyball team has taken the court each night this season trying to crush its opponents’ dreams, but now, after earning the right to host first- and second-round NCAA Tournament matches Friday and Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse for the second year in a row, the realization of their own dreams seems closer than ever. By Matt Tait
Even though the Jayhawks knew they were in the NCAA Tournament field, waiting until the waning moments of the selection show to find out for sure made for some anxious moments. By Matt Tait
The Kansas University volleyball team earned the No. 14 overall seed in this year's NCAA Tournament and, for the second season in a row, will host first- and second-round tournament games Friday and Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.