September 18, 2014
NAU Faces Big Challenge in Hawai'i in Final Non-Conference Tests
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team will wrap up their non-conference schedule with their first two matches ever in the 50th State this weekend. The Lumberjacks will play Hawai'i, one of the country's perennial powerhouses, this Friday and Saturday in Honolulu, Hawaii. First serve for both matches will be 10 p.m. Flagstaff time.
September 13, 2014
'Jacks Win Ninth Straight, Sweep Albany to Win Home Tourney
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Faced with a quick turnaround after a draining two-match day, the Northern Arizona volleyball team turned in a complete effort in sweeping Albany, 25-19, 25-17, 25-9, on their way to clinching the Lumberjack Classic tournament title on Saturday. The win sealed up a third consecutive perfect weekend to begin the season, and only the program's third 9-0 start in school history.
September 12, 2014
Volleyball Holds Off UC Riverside to Move to 8-0
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team responded in a big way against a feisty UC Riverside squad to conclude the first day of their Lumberjack Classic with a second win – and eighth straight overall to start the season – in four sets. NAU registered a season-high 17.0 blocks, with nine coming in the final set, in its 25-17, 18-25, 25-19, 25-12, victory over the Highlanders Friday evening in the Rolle Activity Center.
September 12, 2014
Lumberjacks' Win Streak at Seven Following Grand Canyon Sweep
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Playing their first home match of the season, the Northern Arizona volleyball team got off to a slow start but settled down to win their opening matinee match of the Lumberjack Classic Friday morning in the Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks took down Grand Canyon in three sets, 25-18, 25-18, 25-18, and ran their season-opening win streak to seven heading into their afternoon contest versus UC Riverside at approximately 5:30 p.m.
September 10, 2014
'Jacks Prime and Ready for Home Opening Tournament
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - After two weeks on the road and a perfect 6-0 record to begin the season, the Northern Arizona volleyball team opens their home schedule this weekend, hosting the 2014 Lumberjack Classic. The Lumberjacks will welcome Albany, Grand Canyon and UC Riverside to the Rolle Activity Center for the two-day tournament, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12-13.
September 6, 2014
NAU Wins Share of Tournament Title with Sweep of UTPA
EDINBURG, Texas – Two weekends down and the Northern Arizona volleyball team completed their Texas two-step with a three-set sweep of Texas-Pan American on Saturday, 25-23, 25-19, 25-17. The victory clinched a second straight perfect weekend to begin 2014, following three wins in Houston a week ago, and hammered down the Lumberjacks' 6-0 start to the season. They claimed a share of the UTPA Tournament championship as Texas Tech also finished the weekend 3-0 in Edinburg and they did not face each other.
September 5, 2014
NAU Volleyball Prevails Over Lamar for Fifth Straight Win
EDINBURG, Texas – The Northern Arizona volleyball prevailed early and broke away late in their second match of the day, picking up their fifth straight win to begin the season in the process at the UTPA Fieldhouse. The Lumberjacks earned the four-set victory, 25-21, 25-27, 25-12, 25-19, over a talented Lamar squad to improve to 5-0 this season and 2-0 at the UTPA Tournament heading into their tournament finale on Saturday.
September 5, 2014
Volleyball Defeats A&M-Corpus Christi to Begin UTPA Doubleheader
EDINBURG, Texas – The Northern Arizona volleyball team improved to 4-0 this season in winning their first match of the UTPA Tournament Friday morning with a four-set victory, 25-14, 21-25, 25-13, 25-22, over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Lumberjacks will play Lamar this afternoon in their second match of the day at approximately 2:30 p.m. Flagstaff time.
September 3, 2014
NAU Volleyball Back to Texas, Looking to Build on Momentum
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team makes a return trip to the Lone Star State this weekend for their second pre-conference tournament with a three-match slate at the UTPA Tournament in Edinburg, Texas. The Lumberjacks will play a doubleheader on Friday, first against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 8 a.m. followed by Lamar at 2:30 p.m. NAU will then play host Texas-Pan American on Saturday in the tournament finale at 12 p.m. All times are local to Flagstaff.
September 2, 2014
NAU Coaches Luncheon Dates for Fall 2014
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Athletics Department has released the dates of the NAU Coaches Luncheon for 2014. The first coaches luncheon will be held on Wednesday, September 3 at Collins Irish Pub located at 2 N. Leroux St. in downtown Flagstaff. All luncheons will be from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., but the location will vary. Admission to all luncheons is free with special lunch discounts.
September 1, 2014
Barton Earns First Career Big Sky Player of the Week Nod
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona sophomore Jensen Barton was named the first Big Sky Player of the Week of the 2014 season after an all-around performance at the Marriott Houston Westchase Invitational. The weekly award is the first of Barton's career.
August 30, 2014
NAU Caps Perfect Opening Weekend with Tulsa Victory
HOUSTON, Texas – The Northern Arizona volleyball team was an offensive juggernaut in their Marriott Houston Westchase Invitational finale Saturday afternoon, topping Tulsa in four sets, 25-15, 23-25, 25-23, 25-14, to win the Houston Baptist-hosted tournament. The Lumberjacks wrapped up the weekend with a perfect 3-0 start to the weekend, marking the fourth consecutive year in which they have started the season with at least three straight victories. The win allowed NAU to capture its seventh pre-conference tournament dating back to the start of the 2011 season.
August 30, 2014
Volleyball Sweeps Chattanooga, Plays Tulsa This Afternoon
HOUSTON, Texas – With a quick turnaround following their season-opening win Friday night, the Northern Arizona volleyball team swept Chattanooga Saturday morning to begin the second day of the Marriott Houston Westchase Invitational. With the 25-17, 25-18, 25-17 victory, NAU ensured that its final match of the tournament against Tulsa would determine the tourney champion. Tulsa swept Houston Baptist in the day's first match.
August 29, 2014
Volleyball Battles Past Houston Baptist for 2014 Opening Win
HOUSTON, Texas – In typical first-match fashion, the Northern Arizona volleyball team was not perfect but they proved to be victorious in their 2014 season opener on Friday, defeating host Houston Baptist on the first day of the Marriott Houston Westchase Invitational. The Lumberjacks won their season opening match for the eighth time in the last nine years, doing so on Friday in four sets, 25-17, 21-25, 25-19, 25-14 behind a gritty effort.
August 27, 2014
Lumberjacks' First Test of 2014 at HBU Husky Classic
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team begins the 2014 season this weekend at the Husky Classic hosted by Houston Baptist. The Lumberjacks officially get the season under way on Friday at 5 p.m. versus Houston Baptist. They will conclude the tournament on Saturday, first against Chattanooga at 10 a.m. and wrapping up the weekend with Tulsa at 3 p.m.
August 25, 2014
More Than a Friendship: Hamilton Pair Together as ‘Jacks
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Together once again, junior Payton Bock and sophomore Lauren Jacobsen could not be happier. After two years apart, the former Hamilton High School teammates and inseparable friends off the court have reunited in Flagstaff and are poised to make an impact on a potent Northern Arizona volleyball team in 2014.
August 22, 2014
NAU Student-Athletes Welcome Incoming Lumberjack Freshmen
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Nearly 200 Northern Arizona student-athletes helped greet the incoming NAU Class of 2018 over the last two days in partnership with Welcome Back Jacks. The student-athletes along with a number of student groups at times battled the rainy Flagstaff weather and volunteered to assist the new freshmen and their families move into their new home for the upcoming school year.
August 20, 2014
Volleyball Tuning Up for Season with Saturday Scrimmage
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team will not make their home debut until Sept. 12, but Lumberjack fans won't have to wait until then to get their first glimpse of this year's squad. The Lumberjacks will host a free open intrasquad scrimmage for all fans this Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Rolle Activity Center beginning at 5 p.m.
August 18, 2014
2014 NAU Volleyball Season Outlook
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It was not going to be an easy task for the Northern Arizona volleyball team to top their historic 2012 season, yet the Lumberjacks rallied as one team and produced a widely successful encore in 2013.
August 12, 2014
Volleyball Voted Tied for First in Big Sky Poll
OGDEN, Utah – Sporting one of the conference's deepest rosters, the Northern Arizona volleyball team received high preseason recognition on Tuesday as they will enter the 2014 season as preseason co-favorites to hoist the Big Sky trophy. In the Big Sky preseason poll voted on by the league's head coaches, the Lumberjacks and defending conference champion Idaho State each received four first-place votes and 108 points to sit tied atop the coaches' forecast. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.
August 11, 2014
Lumberjacks Establishing Chemistry as Preseason Continues
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – An important aspect of any preseason training is getting the fresh faces acclimated within the pre-existing system in place. For the Northern Arizona volleyball team, getting familiar with one another has taken on the utmost importance through the first four fall practices with nearly half of their 2014 roster new to the Lumberjack program.
August 5, 2014
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August 4, 2014
Wine & Dine Tickets On Sale Now
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 18th Annual Wine & Dine in the Pines will take place Sunday, August 17 at the Hart Prairie Lodge at Arizona Snowbowl. The event will run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. with over 150 wines courtesy of Southern Wine & Spirits, 21 of the finest restaurants in Northern Arizona and craft beers courtesy of Northland Beverage. Tickets to this event are only $85 with 100 percent of the proceeds going to benefit Northern Arizona University student-athlete scholarships.
July 13, 2014
NAU Athletics Wins Back-to-Back Big Sky Presidents’ Cup
OGDEN, Utah – For the second straight year, Northern Arizona Athletics has captured the Big Sky Presidents’ Cup presented by Red Lion Hotels. NAU finished first in overall in athletic points for the second consecutive year, in addition to claiming the Big Sky Men’s and Women’s All-Sports Trophies in May.
July 11, 2014
Four Lumberjacks Named NSCA All-American Athlete Award Recipients
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and Muscle Milk announced that four Northern Arizona student-athletes were named 2014 All-American Athlete Award recipients. Football seniors Drew Emanuel and Kyle Walker, soccer senior Elinor Priest, and volleyball junior Sydney Kemper were all recognized by the organization.
July 10, 2014
NAU Athletics Reaches 100 Percent Staff Giving
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University Athletics is proud to announce that its department has achieved 100 percent staff giving for the 2013-14 school year for the first time in school history.
July 9, 2014
NAU Volleyball Summer Camps Near, Register Now
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Time is ticking to register for the 2014 NAU Volleyball Summer Camps with the camp dates fast approaching.
June 23, 2014
NAU Volleyball to Play Exciting 27-Match Schedule in 2014
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A home tournament, a trip for two versus one of the nation's perennial powerhouses and a revamped conference schedule highlight the 2014 Northern Arizona volleyball schedule as announced by head coach Ken Murphy on Monday.
June 18, 2014
Volleyball Caps Incoming Class with Jacobsen, Guerrero
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Rounding out their incoming class of new 'Jacks, the Northern Arizona volleyball team will add Lauren Jacobsen and Kayla Guerrero to their 2014 roster. Jacobsen and Guerrero bring the Lumberjack roster to 16 with the start of fall camp less than two months away.
June 6, 2014
NAU Volleyball Offering Three Summer Camps in July
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Summer in Flagstaff is a sight to see so why not take in all the town has to offer AND learn from the best with the NAU Volleyball Summer Camps in the month of July?
May 19, 2014
NAU Captures Men’s and Women’s Big Sky All-Sports Trophy
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona has captured both the men’s and women’s Big Sky All-Sports Trophies, the conference office announced Monday. The Lumberjacks went into the outdoor track championship with the lead, and a sweep by the men’s and women’s teams this past weekend secured NAU the win on both sides. The sweep is the first true sweep by any school since 2000-01.
May 16, 2014
NAU Student-Athletes Exceed Community Service Goal for 2013-14 Academic Year
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University student-athletes have been a bright sight to see in the Flagstaff community and surrounding areas. The Lumberjack student-athletes take pride in giving back, and this past school year was no exception.
May 14, 2014
Women’s Tennis and Swimming & Diving Rank in Top 10 Percent
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Northern Arizona women’s tennis and swimming & diving were both honored by the NCAA for earning Public Recognition Awards, based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate. These awards are given each year to teams with APRs in the top 10 percent in each sport. This is the second straight year women’s tennis has received the honor.
May 9, 2014
Forty-Three Student-Athletes to Receive Degrees This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Forty-three Northern Arizona student-athletes will receive their degrees from the university this weekend as part of the Spring 2014 commencement ceremonies. When adding in the 15 student-athletes who participated in the Fall 2013 commencement ceremonies, the NAU Athletics Department produced a total of 58 graduates for the 2013-14 academic year.
May 6, 2014
Volleyball Inks Elite Junior College Setter for 2014
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With just one setter on next season's roster, the Northern Arizona volleyball team needed depth at the position and found it in Jordan Leiter, who signed her National Letter of Intent to play for the Lumberjacks in 2014 following two accomplished seasons at Central Arizona College.
May 5, 2014
NAU Leads All-Sports Trophy Race
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are leading the pack in the Big Sky Conference All-Sports Trophy races. The men’s and women’s outdoor track and field championship are the only standings left to be calculated, and both Lumberjack teams are in the mix to come out on top.
May 2, 2014
NAU Volleyball Adds to Its Attack
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team was one of the top hitting teams in the Big Sky last season and with an eye towards the future, the Lumberjacks have added Brittni Dorsey to their wealth of hitters. Dorsey is slated to begin her NAU career as a middle blocker, but also comes in with experience on the outside.
May 1, 2014
NAU Athletics May Student-Athlete Spotlight
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Patrick Baldenegro of the football team and Taylor Stephens of the volleyball team are featured in Lumberjack Academics' monthly student-athlete spotlight for the month of May.
April 29, 2014
Former Cal Poly Libero Joining Lumberjacks for 2014
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team landed an experienced Division-I transfer to bolster their defensive back row in Stacia Williams, a three-year member of Cal Poly’s volleyball team. Williams will be a redshirt junior in the fall after receiving a medical redshirt in 2013.
April 24, 2014
Vote for the 2013-14 Moment of the Year
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2013-14 year was filled with highlights and memories. Now you – the fans, family and all Lumberjack faithful – have the chance to vote for what you believe is the NAU Moment of the Year.
April 23, 2014
Catching Up with Coach Ken Murphy
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On July 1, 2013, Ken Murphy was hired as the 11th head volleyball coach in Northern Arizona program history. Less than two months later, the Lumberjacks took to the court for their first match of the 2013 season.
April 10, 2014
Lumberjacks Host Sun Devils on Saturday in Spring Finale
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team welcomes Arizona State to the Rolle Activity Center on Saturday for their final match of the spring season. Fans are encouraged to attend as the match will be open to the public with free admission for all in attendance. The match will begin at 11:30 a.m.
April 2, 2014
Volleyball Heads to Albuquerque to Open Spring
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team opens their brief spring schedule this weekend in Albuquerque, N.M. at the New Mexico Spring Tournament with four matches on Saturday. The Lumberjacks will play host New Mexico in addition to West Texas A&M and Adams State with their first match of the day against UNM alums at 9 a.m. Flagstaff time.
February 27, 2014
Lumberjack Student-Athletes Volunteer with Winter Games
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Last Friday and Saturday, the Northern Arizona football, volleyball and soccer teams volunteered with the Special Olympics Winter Games here in Flagstaff at a variety of locations. In all, 25 student-athletes volunteered a total of 94.5 hours over the two days.
January 24, 2014
35 NAU Student-Athletes Named Big Sky Fall All-Academic
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona football, volleyball, soccer and men's and women's cross country teams placed a total of 35 student-athletes on the fall 2013 Big Sky All-Academic Teams as recognized by the conference office.
January 22, 2014
NAU Athletics Hosts 2nd Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona athletics department will once again celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day for the second consecutive year with a celebration that will stretch over two weekends in February. The celebration will begin on Saturday, Feb. 8, with a Youth Sports Symposium in conjunction with the NAU men’s basketball game against Southern Utah that night and will continue the following weekend with a meet and greet and halftime recognition at the NAU women’s basketball game against Eastern Washington. The clinic on Feb. 8 is open to all youth, both boys and girls, in 1st-8th grade and requires pre-registration.
December 9, 2013
2013 NAU Volleyball Recap - The First Year in a New Era
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2013 season may have ended prematurely for the Northern Arizona volleyball team, but it was a season filled with many successes.
November 29, 2013
Volleyball's Rally Comes Up Just Short in BSC Quarterfinals
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team furiously rallied back from a 2-0 deficit but came up short in their comeback to advance to the Big Sky Championship semifinals. Montana held on for a five-set win, 25-16, 25-22, 20-25, 21-25, 15-10, in the face of the Lumberjacks' comeback bid Saturday afternoon at the Peter W. Stott Center.
November 28, 2013
Vander Ploeg, Kemper Earn All-Big Sky Honors
OGDEN, Utah – On the eve of the Big Sky Championships, the Northern Arizona volleyball team placed two players on the All-Big Sky teams on Thursday as voted on by the conference's head coaches. Sophomore Janae Vander Ploeg was selected to the All-Big Sky first team while junior Sydney Kemper was named an All-Big Sky second team selection, giving the Lumberjacks multiple all-conference players for the third consecutive year.
November 27, 2013
Volleyball Heads to Portland With Big Sky Title Aspirations
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Two losses to close out the regular season may not have been the ending the Northern Arizona volleyball team (19-10, 13-7 Big Sky) would have preferred, but the Lumberjacks turn their attentions to the Big Sky Championships hungry for a title. In search of just their second Big Sky championship, the No. 4 seeded Lumberjacks begin their chase on Friday at 1:05 p.m. with a quarterfinal matchup against No. 5 Montana. A win would set up a semifinal date with host and top-seeded Portland State Friday night at 8 p.m. before a potential championship match on Saturday at 8 p.m.
November 26, 2013
Volleyball Adds Grimsrud, Jorgenson & Laufasa for 2014
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team will bring in three talented incoming freshmen to join the program next fall as announced by Ken Murphy on Monday. Emma Grimsrud (Regina, Saskatchewan), Kaylie Jorgenson (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) and Reese Laufasa (Bothell, Wash.) will join what will be another talented Lumberjack squad that will lose just two seniors heading into 2014 season.
November 23, 2013
Volleyball Drops Five-Setter at Northern Colorado
GREELEY, Colo. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team will enter next week's Big Sky Championships in Portland, Ore. as the No. 4 seed after suffering a tough five-set loss at Northern Colorado, 25-17, 23-25, 27-25, 23-25, 15-13, in their regular season finale. NAU (19-10, 13-7 Big Sky) will face No. 5 Montana, a team it defeated twice in the regular season, in the opening round of the conference tournament next Friday.
November 21, 2013
Volleyball Swept at North Dakota
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team struggled to avoid critical runs by North Dakota and was swept Thursday night, 25-15, 25-16, 25-18 to fall to 13-6 in Big Sky play with one final regular season match remaining on Saturday at Northern Colorado.
November 19, 2013
Volleyball Hits the Road for Final Week of Regular Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team concludes the regular season this week on the road at North Dakota on Thursday and Northern Colorado on Saturday with a berth in the Big Sky Championships in hand. The Lumberjacks clinched one of the six spots with a victory over Montana last Thursday, which they followed with a victory over Montana State on Senior Night. NAU currently finds itself in a tie for third place holding the tiebreaker over Idaho State entering the final week of the season.
November 16, 2013
Volleyball Blitzes Montana State for Senior Night Triumph
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In front of a crowd of 602, the second-highest home attendance this season, the Northern Arizona volleyball team sent their two seniors – Lexie Schroeder and Erin Truett – out with a win in their final home match. The Lumberjacks clicked on all cylinders and wrapped up their home schedule in style defeating Montana State, 24-26, 25-19, 25-21, 25-17. NAU (19-8, 13-5 Big Sky) finished with an 11-2 record at the Rolle Activity Center, equaling the program-best for home victories in a season.
November 15, 2013
Volleyball to Host Montana State Saturday for Senior Night
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2013 Northern Arizona volleyball team has navigated their way and overcome a number of obstacles throughout the season. The Lumberjacks have endured several injuries to a roster just 11 players deep. The squad returned just three starters from last year's Big Sky semifinal team and was young and relatively inexperienced. There was also a brand new coaching staff that needed to incorporate themselves into the program.
November 14, 2013
NAU Clinches BSC Tourney Berth, Murphy Wins No. 100 With Victory Over Montana
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the second consecutive season, the Northern Arizona volleyball team is headed to the postseason as they clinched a spot in the Big Sky Championship tournament Thursday night by defeating Montana in four sets, 25-19, 25-20, 21-25, 26-24. Sophomore Janae Vander Ploeg returned to the lineup after a one-match absence and the Lumberjack defense was solid as the team also helped seal up head coach Ken Murphy's 100th career victory.
November 12, 2013
Volleyball Preps for Final Home Week with Big Sky Tourney Bid in Sight
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - After a road trip in which they dropped two of their three matches across three states last week, the Northern Arizona volleyball team returns home for their final two home matches of the season. The Lumberjacks will host Montana and Montana State this Thursday and Saturday at the Rolle Activity Center in the final two home matches for their two graduating seniors - Lexie Schroeder and Erin Truett. NAU enters the week tied for third in the Big Sky Conference with Idaho State and is seeking its second consecutive trip to the conference tournament with two weeks remaining in the regular season.
November 9, 2013
Volleyball Falls to Portland State in Four Sets
PORTLAND, Ore. – Playing shorthanded, the Northern Arizona volleyball team was able to pull out a first set victory Saturday night, but Portland State proved to be victorious in the end winning in four sets, 24-26, 25-12, 25-19, 25-17. The Vikings dealt the Lumberjacks their fifth conference loss as NAU will carry an 11-5 Big Sky mark into its final two home matches of the season next week.
November 7, 2013
Volleyball Bounces Back with Sweep of Eastern Washington
CHENEY, Wash. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team battled through a feisty Eastern Washington squad Thursday night to successfully bounce back from its loss on Monday to sweep the Eagles, 25-20, 25-22, 26-24. With the win, the Lumberjacks picked up their fifth victory in their last six matches and saw their record move to 17-7 overall, 11-4 in Big Sky play.
November 5, 2013
Volleyball Faces Quick Turnaround to the Pacific Northwest
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team continues its three-match road trip this week hoping to bounce back from a tough five-set loss at Southern Utah on Monday. The loss snapped the Lumberjacks’ four-match win streak and dropped them into third place in the conference standings with three weeks remaining in the regular season. NAU takes on Eastern Washington on Thursday and Portland State on Saturday, two teams in which it swept at home last month.
November 4, 2013
Four Players Double-Up in Volleyball's Loss at Southern Utah
CEDAR CITY, Utah – Four Lumberjacks posted double-doubles, but the Northern Arizona volleyball team saw its four-match win streak come to an end Monday night at Southern Utah, 25-18, 24-26, 25-20, 19-25, 15-10, to begin its three-match road trip this week. The Lumberjacks fell into third place in the Big Sky standings heading into their match at Eastern Washington on Thursday.
November 2, 2013
Vander Ploeg, Lofstedt Lifts Volleyball to Fourth Straight Win
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball ran a consistent offense throughout its match Saturday night in winning its fourth consecutive match, 25-21, 25-19, 26-24. Sophomore Janae Vander Ploeg and freshman Addy Lofstedt combined for 28 of the Lumberjacks' 40 kills as NAU improved to 16-6 overall and 10-3 in the conference by sweeping Sacramento State. The Lumberjacks remain in a tie for second place with three weeks left in the regular season.
October 31, 2013
Volleyball Hosts Sac State Saturday Before Hitting the Road
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team makes a brief stop back at home at the Rolle Activity Center on Saturday versus Sacramento State before hitting the road once again at Southern Utah for the first of three road matches beginning Monday. The Lumberjacks are off to a good start in their current span of five out of six matches away from home after sweeping their first road trip since the opening weekend of the season.
October 26, 2013
Volleyball Rallies for Five-Set Comeback Win over Idaho State
POCATELLO, Idaho – Down 2-0 to Idaho State on the road, the Northern Arizona volleyball team had its backs against the wall. The Bengals had not dropped a set at home this season at that point. Yet, the Lumberjacks stormed ahead and pulled off the five-set comeback by winning the final three sets in dramatic fashion to move into sole possession of second place in the Big Sky standings with a 14-25, 18-25, 25-20, 26-24, 16-14 victory Saturday night.
October 24, 2013
Volleyball Finishes Strong in Sweep of Weber State
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona volleyball team overcame a slow start Thursday night and finished with a flurry in sweeping Weber State, 26-24, 25-17, 25-13, on the road at Swenson Gym. The Lumberjacks picked up an important first win to the final half of conference play in moving to 14-6 this season and 8-3 in the Big Sky.
October 23, 2013
Volleyball Begins Second Round of Big Sky on the Road
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Coming off a huge sweep of previously unbeaten North Dakota, the Northern Arizona volleyball team hopes to ride that wave of momentum into the second half of conference play beginning this week. The Lumberjacks are once again out on the road, where they will spend seven of their final 10 matches of the regular season, beginning with Weber State on Thursday followed up by Idaho State on Saturday.
October 19, 2013
Volleyball Serves North Dakota First Big Sky Defeat in Sweep
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team blitzed North Dakota early and proceeded to post a clean sweep of UND, 25-12, 25-23, 25-22, at the Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks erased the zero in UND's previously unbeaten Big Sky record and snapped UND's 10-match win streak to end the first half of conference play with a 7-3 Big Sky mark.
October 17, 2013
Volleyball's Comeback Bid Falls Short to Northern Colorado
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –The Northern Arizona volleyball team fought back from a 2-0 deficit to force a decisive fifth set, but Northern Colorado halted the Lumberjacks’ comeback bid there as the Bears escaped the Rolle Activity Center with a 25-21, 25-15, 24-26, 20-25, 15-12 victory Thursday night. The Lumberjacks fell to 6-3 in the Big Sky with the five-set defeat and 12-6 overall heading into their match against Big Sky leading North Dakota on Saturday.
October 15, 2013
Volleyball Wraps Up First Half of Big Sky Play This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Back in its comfortable home environment, the Northern Arizona volleyball team concludes the first half of Big Sky play this week with a pair of home matches versus Northern Colorado and North Dakota this Thursday and Saturday. The Lumberjacks saw their three-match win streak come to an end at Montana State last Friday in five sets, but rebounded with one of their best matches of the season the following night defeating Montana in four sets.
October 15, 2013
NAU Coaches Luncheon This Wednesday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Athletics coaches luncheon will be held this Wednesday, October 16 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Collins Irish Pub located at 2 N. Leroux St. in downtown Flagstaff. Admission is FREE and Collins will provide a special menu for each luncheon.
October 12, 2013
All-Around Effort Leads Volleyball Past Montana
MISSOULA, Mont. – Just one night after squandering a 2-1 lead to Montana State in an eventual five-set loss, the Northern Arizona was not about to let it happen again. The Lumberjacks put away Montana in the fourth set and walked away with a 23-25, 26-24, 25-17, 25-17 victory Saturday night. The victory allowed NAU a split of the weekend and improved its record in Big Sky play to 6-2 and 12-5 overall.
October 11, 2013
Volleyball Falls in Five Sets to Montana State
BOZEMAN, Mont. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team battled back from a first-set loss to take a 2-1 lead in the match, but Montana State denied the Lumberjacks of their fourth consecutive victory, rallying for a five-set win Saturday night. The Bobcats earned a 25-23, 23-25, 19-25, 25-18, 15-13 win as the Lumberjacks fell to 11-5 overall and 5-2 in the conference.
October 9, 2013
Volleyball Aims to Continue Winning Ways at MSU, UM
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team hopes to extend its three-match win streak this week with road matches at Montana State and Montana before returning home to wrap up the first half of conference play next week. The Lumberjacks bring a ton of momentum with them to the state of Montana after sweeping three matches at home last week as they have begun conference play with a 5-1 record, their best start to the conference season since the Lumberjacks started 6-1 in 1998.
October 7, 2013
Volleyball's Kemper Named Big Sky Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – After three spectacular performances on the court last week, junior Sydney Kemper was rewarded on Monday as she was named Big Sky Player of the Week by the conference office. The award is the second of her career and the first for the Northern Arizona volleyball team this season.
October 5, 2013
Volleyball Completes Perfect Homestand, Sweeps EWU
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team capped off a perfect 3-0 homestand this week with a 25-17, 25-10, 25-19 sweep of Eastern Washington Saturday night at the Rolle Activity Center. The win pushed the Lumberjacks' record at home to 7-1 this season as they remain tied for second in the Big Sky with a 5-1 conference record through three weeks of Big Sky play.
October 3, 2013
Volleyball Hands PSU First Big Sky Loss in Sweeping Fashion
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Portland State came to the Rolle Activity Center Thursday night undefeated in Big Sky play, and left with its first conference loss as the Northern Arizona volleyball team willed itself to a 25-22, 25-23, 26-24 sweep of the Vikings. The Lumberjacks picked up their second consecutive victory over Portland State after dropping the previous 16 matches between the two teams to improve to 10-4 overall and more importantly 4-1 in the conference.
October 1, 2013
Volleyball Continues Big Sky Homestand Thursday and Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team continues their conference-long three match homestand this Thursday and Saturday after getting back into the win column on Monday with a sweep of Southern Utah. The Lumberjacks look to knock Portland State off its perch atop the Big Sky standings Thursday night before welcoming in Eastern Washington on Saturday. Both teams - along with NAU - were picked among the top-six in the conference preseason poll.
September 30, 2013
Volleyball Dominant in Sweep of Southern Utah
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team made quick work of Southern Utah sweeping the Thunderbirds 25-13, 25-12, 25-18 for its third Big Sky win of the season Monday night at the Rolle Activity Center. The 43 points allowed was the lowest total this season by an NAU opponent as the Lumberjacks never trailed in a successful bounce back after their loss at Sacramento State last Friday.
September 29, 2013
Volleyball Returns to the Rolle Monday Versus Southern Utah
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team will look to rebound from its first Big Sky loss of the season on Monday when Southern Utah visits the Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks fell to Sacramento State in four sets on Friday, but will have three consecutive home matches - their longest conference homestand for the season - beginning on Monday. NAU takes a 8-4 overall mark and 2-1 record in the conference into the week, currently sitting third in the Big Sky standings.
September 27, 2013
Volleyball Falls to Sacramento State for First Big Sky Loss
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Despite a first set victory, the Northern Arizona volleyball team suffered its first conference loss of the season to Sacramento State Friday night, 23-25, 25-23, 25-19, 25-19. The Lumberjacks hit well for the match at .271, but the Hornets were better at .313 and NAU was also hampered by a season-high 15 service errors in falling to 8-4 overall and 2-1 in the Big Sky.
September 25, 2013
Volleyball Looks to Maintain Momentum Friday at Sac State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Entering the second week of conference play, the Northern Arizona volleyball team remains one of three undefeated teams in the Big Sky after earning home victories against Idaho State and Weber State last week. On Friday, the Lumberjacks travel to Sacramento State for the first of four matches in eight days before returning home to host Southern Utah on Monday.
September 21, 2013
Volleyball Moves to 2-0 in Big Sky After Sweep of Weber State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team completed a perfect 2-0 start to the conference season as it rolled to a sweep of Weber State Saturday night, 25-11, 25-15, 25-20. The Lumberjacks are just one of two teams to wrap up the first weekend of Big Sky play with a 2-0 record as they saw their record improve to 8-3 this season.
September 19, 2013
Volleyball Prevails in Five-Set Thriller in Big Sky Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team was glad to return home following a disappointing performance last week and it prevailed in a five-set thriller Thursday night at the Rolle Activity Center over Idaho State. The Lumberjacks pulled out a 26-24, 18-25, 26-24, 21-25, 20-18 decision in the Big Sky opener for both teams as they improved to 7-3, picking up a win in their first match to go the distance this season.
September 17, 2013
NAU Coaches Luncheon This Wednesday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona coaches luncheon will be held this Wednesday, September 18 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Collins Irish Pub located at 2 N. Leroux St. in downtown Flagstaff. Admission is FREE and Collins will provide a special menu for each luncheon.
September 17, 2013
NAU Volleyball Opens Big Sky Play At Home This Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team opens Big Sky play this week with Idaho State and Weber State coming to the Rolle Activity Center this Thursday and Saturday. The Lumberjacks look to improve on their performance from a week ago at the Lobo Invitational as they finished the UNM tournament with a pair of three-set losses to Towson and New Mexico following a sweep of Abilene Christian in their opening match. NAU lost two consecutive matches for the first time since last Sept. 8 and 14 at California and at Idaho State.
September 14, 2013
Volleyball Falls to Towson, 3-0, to Begin Day 2 of Lobo Invite
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team's comeback bid for extend the match came up just short as it was unable to overcome a season-worst .126 hitting percentage in a 3-0 loss to Towson to begin play at the Lobo Invitational Saturday morning. The Tigers handed the Lumberjacks their first three-set loss of the season, 25-21, 25-21, 28-26, as both teams moved to 1-1 at the New Mexico hosted tournament. NAU is 6-2 heading into its tourney finale tonight versus New Mexico at 6:30 PST.
September 14, 2013
New Mexico Hands Volleyball 3-0 Sweep
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team was swept in the finale of the Lobo Invitational by host New Mexico on Saturday night, 25-12, 25-20, 25-14, as the Lumberjacks fell to 6-3 on the season heading into next week’s Big Sky opener versus Idaho State. Sophomore Trianna Henry represented the Lumberjacks on the Lobo Invitational all-tournament team after registering a match-high 15 digs and finishing the tournament with an average of 4.44 digs per set.
September 13, 2013
Volleyball Finishes Sweep of ACU with Blistering Third Set
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team responded from its first loss of the season with a three-set sweep of Abilene Christian in the opening match of the Lobo Invitational to improve to 6-1 this season. The Lumberjacks picked up their sixth sweep of the season, 25-19, 26-24, 25-11, and finished the match with authority with a .636 hitting percentage in the third set, the program's third-best hitting percentage in sets 1-4 since 2001.
September 11, 2013
Volleyball to Play at UNM Tourney in Final Tune-Up for Big Sky
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Coming off an impressive 2-1 weekend at home and runner-up finish in its Fiesta Bowl Tournament, the Northern Arizona volleyball team heads out to Albuquerque, N.M. for this weekend’s Lobo Invitational. There the Lumberjacks will play Abilene Christian on Friday before their Saturday doubleheader against Towson and host New Mexico. The Lobos’ home tournament will be NAU’s final non-conference preparation before its Big Sky opener next Thursday at home versus Idaho State.
September 7, 2013
Volleyball Falls to Cal State Northridge in Fiesta Bowl Finale
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team claimed the first set of Saturday's Fiesta Bowl championship match, but Cal State Northridge would ultimately leave the Rolle Activity Center with the title in hand as the Matadors handed the Lumberjacks their first loss of the 2013 season, 20-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-10. The Matadors denied the Lumberjacks of their 13th Fiesta Bowl championship in this year's 20th installment as NAU enters next weekend's Lobo Invitational with a 5-1 mark after a 2-1 record at home this weekend.
September 7, 2013
Volleyball Sweeps Idaho, to Play CSUN for Fiesta Bowl Title Tonight
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team swept its way to a fifth consecutive victory of to open the season in the Saturday morning opener of the Fiesta Bowl Tournament, 25-18, 27-25, 25-23 over Idaho. The Lumberjacks are now 5-0 and will look to clinch their 13th Fiesta Bowl title with a win tonight versus Cal State Northridge at 7 p.m. Cal State Northridge is also unbeaten in the tournament after defeating San Diego State in five sets on Saturday.
September 6, 2013
Volleyball Sweeps SDSU in Fiesta Bowl Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Behind a raucous and enthusiastic home crowd of 672, the Northern Arizona volleyball team opened the Fiesta Bowl Tournament in grand fashion sweeping San Diego State, 28-26, 30-28, 25-22, Friday night. The Lumberjacks improved to 4-0 in 2013, pulling off its fourth three-set sweep in as many matches to open the season.
September 4, 2013
Volleyball Hosts Quality Field for Fiesta Bowl Tournament
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team returns home to Flagstaff to host its annual Fiesta Bowl Tournament this weekend at the Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks welcome a trio of high quality opponents for the 20th installment of the Fiesta Bowl Tournament in San Diego State, Idaho and Cal State Northridge. The three squads combine to feature two preseason conference Players of the Year and an honorable mention All-American and each team fared extremely well in their season-opening tournaments last week.
August 31, 2013
Volleyball Sweeps William & Mary for Tribe Invite Title
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team withstood five William & Mary set points in an eventual second set win and parlayed that momentum right into a third-set blitzing as the Lumberjacks swept their way to a 3-0 start to the season and the Tribe Invitational championship. NAU swept the host Tribe, 25-22, 30-28, 25-10, to clinch its sixth tournament title dating back to the start of the 2011 season.
August 31, 2013
Volleyball Blocks Its Way to 3-0 Sweep of San Jose State
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – One day after forcing Campbell into 17 attack errors, the Northern Arizona volleyball team did itself one better and capitalized on 30 San Jose State errors to its second consecutive sweep to start the 2013 season Saturday morning. The Lumberjacks swept the Spartans, 25-20, 25-19, 25-14, and put themselves in position to claim the Tribe Invitational title this afternoon when they play host William & Mary.
August 30, 2013
Volleyball Sweeps Campbell Behind Efficient Offensive Attack
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The Northern Arizona volleyball utilized a highly efficient offensive attack to sweep Campbell in the opening match of the Tribe Invitational, 25-19, 25-12, 25-22, Friday afternoon. The Lumberjacks hit .390 for the match and did not hit lower than .323 in any of the three sets as they won their season opener for the third consecutive season and seventh overall in the last eight years.
August 28, 2013
Volleyball Opens Season at William & Mary Invitational
The 2013 Northern Arizona volleyball season begins this weekend at the Tribe Invitational hosted by William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. The Lumberjacks are coming off a season in which they finished third in the Big Sky in 2012 with a 24-7 overall mark. Led by first-year head coach Ken Murphy, the Lumberjacks aim to be better than their fifth-place predicted finish in the Preseason Big Sky Coaches Poll.
August 24, 2013
Volleyball Ready for Season After Final Scrimmage
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team may have split the team into the one's and the two's for the majority of its scrimmage on Saturday but if the results are any indication, the team's depth is a strength. The spirited scrimmage, which ended with both sides splitting the four sets played, concluded the team's fall camp as the Lumberjacks now set their eyes on their season-opening tournament next weekend at the William & Mary Invitational.
August 23, 2013
NAU Volleyball Wraps Up Camp with Scrimmage on Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With its season opener just a week away, the Northern Arizona volleyball team will hold an open scrimmage on Saturday night at 6 p.m. at the Rolle Activity Center, providing fans with their first look at their 2013 Lumberjack volleyball squad. The scrimmage is free for all fans to attend.
August 21, 2013
NAU Coaches Luncheon Dates Announced
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Athletics Department has released the dates of the NAU Coaches Luncheon for the 2013 Fall Semester. The first coaches luncheon will be held on Wednesday, August 21. All luncheons will be from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Collins Irish Pub located at 2 N. Leroux St. in downtown Flagstaff. Admission is FREE to all luncheons and Collins will provide a special menu for each luncheon.
August 20, 2013
2013 Volleyball Outlook
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona volleyball team had a season to remember in 2012 for a number of reasons. It ended the year at 24-7 with the 24 victories marking the second-highest single season total in program history, only trailing the 26 wins by the 1991 squad. The .774 winning percentage bested the 1991 team and is the best winning percentage in school history. The Lumberjacks placed third in the Big Sky during the regular season with a 15-5 conference record and proceeded to earn the program's first postseason win since 1999 when they swept Montana State in the conference quarterfinals.
August 13, 2013
Lumberjack Volleyball Picked Fifth by Big Sky Coaches
OGDEN, Utah – One year after one of the finest seasons in program history, the Northern Arizona volleyball team received two first-place votes in the Big Sky preseason poll released today by the conference. The Lumberjacks totaled 59 points and was voted fifth in the poll conducted by the league's head coaches. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams.
August 12, 2013
Volleyball Discovering Potential After First Fall Practices
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After his first three days of fall camp, first-year head coach Ken Murphy has learned one thing about his team – that they may be even better than they think of themselves. Considering the Northern Arizona volleyball team is coming off a 24-7 season and a third-place finish in the Big Sky, Murphy had high praise following his first look at his Lumberjacks.
July 11, 2013
Lumberjack Volleyball Releases 2013 Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona volleyball and head coach Ken Murphy announced the 2013 schedule today. The Lumberjacks will play a total of 13 home matches, including hosting the Fiesta Bowl Tournament in early September.
June 29, 2013
Ken Murphy Named Lumberjack Head Women’s Volleyball Coach
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Ken Murphy has been hired as the new head coach of the Northern Arizona women’s volleyball program, announced today by Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Lisa Campos. Murphy brings 16 years of coaching experience at the NCAA Division I level with him to Flagstaff.
May 14, 2013
Four Lumberjacks Earn NSCA All-American Awards
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) has awarded four Lumberjacks with their annual All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year awards.
April 11, 2013
Volleyball to Close Spring Hosting Yavapai College Friday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU volleyball team will conclude the spring portion of its season with a home scrimmage vs. Yavapai College at 6 p.m. Friday with FREE admission in Rolle Activity Center.
February 24, 2013
National Girls and Women in Sports Day Event a Success
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The first National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) event hosted by the Northern Arizona University athletics department was a hit with the Flagstaff community on Saturday, February 23. More than 50 local elementary and junior high school girls participated in the event held at the Rolle Activity Center on the NAU campus that culminated in their participation in a halftime ceremony at the women’s basketball game.
February 22, 2013
National Girls & Women in Sports Day at NAU Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona athletics department will hold a National Girls and Women in Sports Day Youth Sports Symposium on Saturday, Feb. 23 in conjunction with the NAU women’s basketball game against Sacramento State Saturday night. The event is open to all girls in 1st-8th grade and requires pre-registration.
November 24, 2012
Volleyball’s Gott, Kirby on All-Big Sky Championship Team
GREELEY, Colo. – Senior Anna Gott and sophomore Kalee Kirby were named to the Big Sky Volleyball Championship All-Tournament Team following the championship match on Saturday night in Greeley.
November 23, 2012
Volleyball Sweeps Montana State in Big Sky Quarterfinal
GREELEY, Colo. – Freshman Janae Vander Ploeg had a match-high 16 kills on a .405 hitting percentage while adding nine digs and NAU outhit Montana State .245-.103 to record a 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-17) sweep in the first quarterfinal match at the Banner Health NCMC Big Sky Volleyball Championship.
November 23, 2012
Volleyball Outlasted by Idaho State in Big Sky Semifinal, 3-1
GREELEY, Colo. – The NAU volleyball team won the first set before Idaho State took set two and won sets three and four in extra points for a 3-1 (20-25, 25-19, 26-24, 29-27) win in the semifinal round of the Banner Health NCMC Big Sky Volleyball Championship.
November 22, 2012
Bock Named Outstanding Freshman; Four Earn All-Big Sky
GREELEY, Colo. – NAU freshman middle blocker Payton Bock was named Big Sky Outstanding Freshman and earned All-Big Sky First Team honors as four Lumberjacks were recognized on the all-conference teams.
November 21, 2012
Volleyball Headed to Big Sky Championship
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU Volleyball team (23-6, 15-5 Big Sky) will make its first postseason appearance since 2007 when it opens play Friday morning at the Banner Health NCMC Big Sky Championship in Greeley, Colo.
November 17, 2012
Volleyball Swept by Northern Colorado on Senior Night
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Colorado hit .368 for the match and had an 11-3 advantage in blocks to spoil the final home match for five NAU seniors in a 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-18) win on Saturday night in Rolle Activity Center.
November 17, 2012
Volleyball to Close Regular Season, Honor Seniors Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Before heading to its first Big Sky Championship since 2007 next week, the NAU volleyball team (23-5, 15-4 Big Sky) will close the regular season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday vs Northern Colorado (20-10, 13-6 Big Sky).
November 15, 2012
Flagstaff High’s Gosar among Three NAU Volleyball Signees
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Middle blocker Izzy Gosar from the Arizona state champion Flagstaff High School volleyball team is one of three student-athletes to sign national letters of intent to join the NAU volleyball program in 2013.
November 15, 2012
Volleyball Outlasts North Dakota for Five Set Win
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – NAU freshman Janae Vander Ploeg totaled five of her team-high 20 kills in the decisive fifth set as NAU rallied from down 11-7 in the fifth to pull off a 3-2 (25-23, 25-27, 25-17, 21-25, 15-13) win over North Dakota on Thursday in Rolle Activity Center.
November 14, 2012
Volleyball Home to Host North Dakota Thursday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU volleyball team (22-5, 14-4 Big Sky) will close its regular season on its home floor this week, first hosting North Dakota (15-14, 10-8 Big Sky) at 6 p.m. Thursday in Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks stand in third place in the Big Sky while North Dakota is fifth and NAU’s opponent on Saturday, Northern Colorado (19-10, 12-6 Big Sky), is fourth as the three teams fight for seeding in the Big Sky Championship.
November 10, 2012
Volleyball Battles Montana State for Five Set Road Win
BOZEMAN, Mont. - After NAU took a 2-0 lead Montana State rallied to force a fifth set and withstood six match points in the fifth before the Lumberjacks were able to complete a 3-2 (25-23, 25-15, 13-25, 19-25, 19-17) win on Saturday night in Bozeman.
November 9, 2012
Volleyball Scores Easy Sweep of Montana in Missoula
MISSOULA, Mont. – NAU outhit Montana .267 to .100 and got double-doubles from sophomore Kalee Kirby and freshman Janae Vander Ploeg in an easy 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-18) sweep on Friday night in snowy Missoula, Mont. The Lumberjacks swept the Grizzlies in both meeting between the teams this season and improved to 13-4 in the Big Sky and 21-5 overall, equaling the 1982 team for the second most wins in a season in program history.
November 7, 2012
Volleyball to Close Regular Season Road Slate in Montana
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With the Big Sky Championship just two weeks away the NAU volleyball team (20-5, 12-4 Big Sky) will play its final road matches of the regular season at 7 p.m. Friday at Montana (6-19, 4-12 Big Sky) and at 7 p.m. Saturday at Montana State (14-10, 8-8 Big Sky). The Lumberjacks sit in third place in the Big Sky and can tie the program record for most road wins in a season with a pair of victories this weekend.
November 3, 2012
Volleyball Knocks Off Big Sky-Leading Portland State, 3-1
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior Kelli Dallmann had a match-high 13 kills and NAU outhit Portland State .231 to .104, holding the conference-leading Vikings to sub-.100 hitting percentages in three of four sets, to record a 3-1 (25-19, 19-25, 25-21, 25-16) win on Saturday night in Rolle Activity Center. NAU ended a 16-match losing streak against PSU dating back to 2004 and dropped the Vikings to 14-2 in the Big Sky while improving its conference mark to 12-4.
November 2, 2012
Volleyball to Host Big Sky-Leading Portland State Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU volleyball team (19-5, 11-4 Big Sky) looks to bounce back from a five-set setback to Eastern Washington on Thursday when it hosts Big Sky-leading Portland State (18-8, 14-1 Big Sky) at 7 p.m. Saturday in Rolle Activity Center.
November 1, 2012
Volleyball Outlasted by Eastern Washington but Clinches Big Sky Berth
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Freshmen Payton Bock and Janae Vander Ploeg each recorded 20 kills but Eastern Washington got a program-record 35 kills on a .397 hitting percentage from freshman Allie Schumacher and staved off three match points in the deciding fifth set to score a 3-2 (22-25, 25-23, 25-18, 21-25, 23-21) win on Thursday night in Rolle Activity Center.
October 31, 2012
Freshmen Sparking Volleyball as Team Eyes Big Sky Berth Thursday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Just one win away from clinching its first trip to the Big Sky Championship since 2007, the NAU volleyball team (19-4, 11-3 BSC) looks to punch its ticket to the postseason when it hosts Eastern Washington (2-23, 2-12 BSC) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks are 6-0 at home this season and can secure a postseason berth on Thursday as well as just their third 20-win season in program history and the first since 1991.
October 29, 2012
Volleyball Sweeps Southern Utah, Remains Unbeaten at Home
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Freshman Janae Vander Ploeg totaled 17 kills on a .395 hitting percentage and NAU hit .333 as a team in a 3-0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-22) sweep of Southern Utah on Monday night in Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks are 6-0 at home this season and improved to 19-4 overall and 11-3 in the Big Sky to move within one win of clinching a berth in the Big Sky Championship.
October 28, 2012
Volleyball Opens Busy Home Week Monday vs. Southern Utah
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU volleyball team (18-4, 10-3 BSC) will host three matches over a six day span this coming week starting at 7 p.m. Monday vs. Southern Utah (9-16, 5-8 BSC) in Rolle Activity Center. The three home matches represent the longest homestand of the season for the Lumberjacks, who will play five of their seven remaining regular season matches in Flagstaff.
October 27, 2012
Sacramento State Stages Dramatic Comeback, Tops Volleyball 3-2
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After NAU took a 2-0 lead, Sacramento State rallied back to take the third and fourth sets and win the deciding fifth set 15-12 to score a 3-2 (20-25, 19-25, 25-18, 25-20, 15-12) win on Saturday in Sacramento. Several NAU players totaled career bests in the match as the Lumberjacks moved to 10-3 in the Big Sky and 18-4 overall and the Hornets improved to 5-9 in conference and 9-15 on the season.
October 26, 2012
Volleyball Back in Action Saturday at Sacramento State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU Volleyball team (18-3, 10-2 BSC) takes a seven match winning streak into a stretch of four matches in eight days, starting at Sacramento State (8-15, 4-9 BSC) at 1 p.m. Saturday. After a week off NAU plays one road match before hosting Southern Utah on Monday and two more Big Sky home matches next Thursday and Saturday looking to keep pace atop the conference standings.
October 20, 2012
Volleyball Topples Idaho State 3-1, Moves to Second in Big Sky
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – NAU recorded 17 blocks and held Idaho State, which began the night leading the Big Sky with a .252 season hitting percentage, to a .139 mark to score a 3-1 (25-23, 25-19, 23-25, 25-21) win over the on Saturday night in Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks avenged their loss to the Bengals in Pocatello earlier this season and moved into a tie with ISU for second in the Big Sky at 10-2 in conference play and 18-3 overall.
October 19, 2012
Volleyball to Battle Best in Big Sky Hosting Idaho State Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Winners of six straight matches and nine of their last 10 contests, the NAU volleyball team (17-3, 9-2 BSC) looks to continue its ascent to the top of the Big Sky when it hosts league-leading Idaho State (16-4, 10-1 BSC) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Rolle Activity Center. The Bengals, tied with Portland State for first place in the conference, handed NAU one of its two Big Sky losses to open conference play on Sept. 14 in Pocatello.
October 18, 2012
Volleyball Outlasts Weber State in Five Sets, 3-2
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After Weber State narrowly toped NAU in sets one and three to take a 2-1 lead, the Lumberjacks held the Wildcats to negative hitting percentages in the fourth and fifth sets to rally for a 3-2 (27-29, 25-14, 21-25, 25-13, 15-4) win in a back-and-forth contest on Thursday night in Rolle Activity Center. Playing in its first five set match of the year, NAU improved to 9-2 in the Big Sky and 17-3 overall as Weber State moved to 8-14 overall and 2-9 in conference play.
October 17, 2012
Volleyball Home to Open Second Half of Big Sky Play Thursday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Boasting an 8-2 record through the first half of Big Sky conference play and winners of five consecutive matches, Northern Arizona (16-3, 8-2 BSC) opens a stretch of five of the its next six matches at home at 7 p.m. Thursday vs Weber State (8-13, 2-8 BSC) in Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks are in third place in the Big Sky and are just one win behind the conference leaders with seven of their final 10 regular season matches to be played in Flagstaff.
October 15, 2012
Kirby Named Big Sky Volleyball Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah - After leading NAU to road wins over Northern Colorado and North Dakota with double-doubles in both matches, NAU sophomore setter Kalee Kirby has been named Big Sky Volleyball Player of the Week. The award is the first in Kirby’s career and the third in eight weeks this season for the 16-3 Lumberjacks.
October 13, 2012
Volleyball Extends Winning Streak with 3-0 Sweep of North Dakota
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Senior Jen Wilson hit .875 with seven kills and three blocks and sophomore Kalee Kirby posted another double-double with 30 assists and 12 digs as NAU won its first ever meeting with North Dakota, 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-19), on Saturday night in Grand Forks, N.D. The Lumberjacks won their fifth consecutive match with their eighth win in the last nine matches to improve to 8-2 in the Big Sky and 16-3 overall, already the program’s most wins in a season since 2001.
October 11, 2012
Volleyball Tops Defending Big Sky Champ Northern Colorado, 3-1
GREELEY, Colo. – Senior Kelli Dallmann and sophomore Kalee Kirby recorded double-doubles and NAU responded from a first set loss to claim the three ensuing sets to score a 3-1 (17-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-17) win over two-time defending Big Sky champion Northern Colorado on Thursday night in Greeley, Colo. NAU moved into sole possession of third place in the conference at 7-2 in the Big Sky and 15-3 overall as the Bears moved to 6-3 in the Big Sky and 13-5 on the season.
October 10, 2012
Volleyball Faces Tough Road Tests at Northern Colorado, North Dakota
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Winners of six of their last seven matches, the NAU Volleyball team (14-3, 6-2 BSC) closes out the first half of Big Sky play this week at Northern Colorado (13-4, 6-2 BSC) at 6 p.m. Thursday and North Dakota (9-10, 4-4 BSC) at 5 p.m. Saturday. NAU makes its longest road trip of the season, in terms of distance, and begins the week tied with Northern Colorado, the two-time defending Big Sky champion, for third place in the conference.
October 6, 2012
Volleyball Scores Historic 3-0 Sweep of Montana
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – NAU broke the program record for fewest points allowed in a match as Montana totaled just 39 points in a 3-0 (25-8, 25-11, 25-20) Lumberjack sweep on Saturday night in Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks also tied for the second best hitting percentage in a match in program history at .471 to improve to 6-2 in the Big Sky and 14-3 overall while Montana dropped to 3-14 overall and 1-7 in conference play.
October 5, 2012
Volleyball to Host Montana Saturday in Think Pink Match
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Following a dominant sweep of Montana State on Thursday and having won five of its last six matches, the NAU volleyball team (13-3, 5-2 BSC) will host Montana (3-13, 1-6 BSC) at 7:30 Saturday in Rolle Activity Center in the team’s annual Think Pink match for breast cancer awareness. Fans who wear pink to the match will receive free admission.
October 4, 2012
Volleyball Sweeps Montana State, Improves to 5-2 in Big Sky
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a close first set win NAU pulled away from Montana State in the second and third sets to complete a 3-0 (25-21, 25-18, 25-18) win on Thursday night in Rolle Activity Center. Senior Kelli Dallmann and freshman Janae Vander Ploeg each had 10 kills and the Lumberjacks held the Bobcats to a .084 hitting percentage to improve to 5-2 in the Big Sky and 13-3 overall while Montana State dropped to 10-5 overall and 4-3 in conference play.
October 3, 2012
Volleyball Home to Host Montana State Thursday on Fox Sports Arizona
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Having played 14 of its first 15 matches of the 2012 season away from Flagstaff, the NAU volleyball team (12-3, 4-2 BSC) plays the first of nine home dates in its final 14 matches of the regular season at 7 p.m. Thursday vs. Montana State (10-4, 4-2 BSC). Thursday's match will be the first of six televised home matches and will air live on Fox Sports Arizona, Fox College Sports Pacific, and NAU-TV.
September 28, 2012
Volleyball Outlasts Eastern Washington, 3-1, to Close Busy Week
CHENEY, Wash. – After taking a 2-0 lead NAU had to fend off a strong rally from Eastern Washington for a hard fought 3-1 (25-22, 25-18, 28-30, 28-26) win over the Eagles on Friday night in Cheney, Wash. Senior Kelli Dallmann led the Lumberjacks with 16 kills and 13 digs as NAU won its second of three road matches over the last five days and improved to 12-3 overall and 4-2 in the Big Sky while the Eagles remained winless in 2012 at 0-17 overall and 0-6 in conference play.
September 27, 2012
Gott Breaks Digs Record, Volleyball Defeated by Portland State
PORTLAND, Ore. - Senior libero Anna Gott became the all-time career digs leader in NAU volleyball history midway through the third set but Portland State narrowly topped the Lumberjacks in the first set and claimed the second and third sets for a 3-0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-16) win on Thursday in Portland. NAU was swept for the first time this season and moved to 3-2 in conference play and 11-3 overall as Portland State stayed perfect n the Big Sky at 5-0 and 9-7 overall.
September 26, 2012
Gott Nears Digs Record as Volleyball Travels to Pacific Northwest
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –NAU senior libero Anna Gott is just 16 digs shy of the career program record as the Lumberjack volleyball team (11-2, 3-1 BSC) continues its challenging early season road schedule with two more road matches on consecutive days in different states, facing Portland State (8-7, 4-0 BSC) at 7 p.m. Thursday and Eastern Washington (0-15, 0-4 BSC) at 7 p.m. Friday.
September 24, 2012
Volleyball Opens Busy Week with 3-1 Win at Southern Utah
CEDAR CITY, Utah – After dropping the first set NAU outlasted Southern Utah 27-25 in the second set and took the third and fourth sets to complete a 3-1 (22-25, 27-25, 25-19, 25-13) win in the first match between the school as conference foes on Monday night in Cedar City, Utah. NAU, playing the first of three road matches in five days this week, is 3-1 in the Big Sky and 11-2 overall and dropped Southern Utah to 6-9 overall and 2-2 in conference.
September 24, 2012
Volleyball Back on the Road Monday at Southern Utah
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After scoring a 3-1 win over Sacramento State in its home opener on Thursday, the NAU Volleyball team (10-2, 2-1 BSC) returns to the road to take on new Big Sky member Southern Utah (6-8, 2-1 BSC) at 6 p.m. Monday in Cedar City, Utah. The Lumberjacks have three road matches in just five days this coming week after playing their first 11 matches on the road, as the team will play 14 of its first 15 matches of the season away from Flagstaff.
September 20, 2012
Volleyball Opens Home Slate with 3-1 Win Over Sacramento State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Playing in its first home match after 11 straight road contests to open the season, the NAU volleyball team limited Sacramento State to a .096 hitting percentage and outblocked the Hornets 16-12 to score a decisive 3-1 (25-21, 25-17, 18-25, 25-15) win in its home opener on Thursday night in Rolle Activity Center. NAU improved to 10-2 overall and 2-1 in the Big Sky as the Hornets dropped to 1-2 in conference play and 5-7 for the season.
September 19, 2012
Volleyball Set For Home Opener Thursday vs Sacramento State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After spending the first four weeks of the 2012 season with 11 matches away from Flagstaff, the NAU volleyball team takes a 9-2 overall record and 1-1 Big Sky mark into its home opener vs. Sacramento State (5-6, 1-1 BSC) at 7 p.m. Thursday in Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks split two matches at Idaho State and Weber State to open Big Sky play last weekend and host their first of 10 Big Sky home matches in 2012 on Thursday.
September 17, 2012
Volleyball Freshman Vander Ploeg Making Immediate Impact
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – NAU volleyball freshman outside hitter Janae Vander Ploeg came to Northern Arizona as a highly recruited and accomplished high school athlete hoping to contribute on a veteran team with five seniors and a strong sophomore class. And contribute she has, starting from the first serve of the season and quickly becoming one of the most complete and talented players in the Big Sky conference.
September 15, 2012
Volleyball Sweeps Weber State for First Big Sky Win
OGDEN, Utah – NAU outhit Weber State .375 to .019 and totaled 11 blocks in a dominant 3-0 (25-18, 25-10, 25-12) whitewash of the Wildcats on Saturday afternoon in Ogden, Utah. Senior Kelli Dallmann and freshman Janae Vander Ploeg each had double-digit kills while sophomore Sydney Kemper hit .667 with six kills and seven blocks as NAU evened its Big Sky record at 1-1 with a 9-2 overall mark and Weber State dropped to 6-7 overall and 0-2 in conference.
September 14, 2012
Volleyball to Open Big Sky Play at Idaho State, Weber State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU volleyball team takes a Big Sky-best 8-1 nonconference record into the start of conference play this week, opening at 6 p.m. Friday at Idaho State (6-3) before playing at 3 p.m. Saturday at Weber State (6-5). The Lumberjacks rank among the top three in the Big Sky in hitting percentage, opponent hitting percentage, kills, assists, blocks, and digs after another superb nonconference season and look to open conference play with a pair of wins this weekend.
September 14, 2012
Volleyball Downed by Idaho State, 3-1, in Big Sky Opener
POCATELLO, Idaho – Idaho State senior Breanne Van Every hit .444 with 23 kills to lead a lethal Bengal attack to a .387 team hitting percentage and a 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-21, 25-21) win over NAU in both team’s Big Sky opener on Friday night in Pocatello, Idaho. The Bengals improved to 7-3 overall while the Lumberjacks moved to 8-2 on the season.
September 12, 2012
Voice of Lumberjack Volleyball to be Enshrined in Hall of Fame
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The familiar voice at NAU volleyball matches since 1993, longtime NAU employee Dug Tryon is the 2012 recipient of the Athletics Contributor Award and has earned induction into the NAU Athletics Hall of Fame. A member of the Northern Arizona University staff from 1983 to 2012, Tryon has served as the public address announcer at more than 220 NAU volleyball matches over nearly 20 years.
September 10, 2012
Volleyball’s Kemper Named Co-Big Sky Player of the Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – NAU volleyball sophomore middle blocker Sydney Kemper has been named Co-Big Sky Player of the Week, sharing the award with Idaho State’s Lori Mendenhall. Kemper helped lead NAU to a 2-1 mark over the weekend at the Molten Classic Presented by Hilton Garden Inn as the Lumberjacks defeated UC Riverside and Penn and lost to Cal.
September 8, 2012
Volleyball Tops Penn, Falls to Cal to Close Molten Classic
BERKELEY, Calif. – After scoring a 3-1 (25-19, 25-12, 21-25, 25-17) win over Penn to advance to face Cal for the Molten Classic Presented by Hilton Garden Inn championship, NAU battled the Bears in a 3-1 (25-22, 25-21, 23-25, 25-17) loss to close nonconference play for the 2012 season. The loss to Cal snapped a 17 match nonconference winning streak dating back to last season, as NAU will enter Big Sky play with a stellar 8-1 record.
September 7, 2012
Volleyball Sweeps UC Riverside to open Molten Classic, Moves to 7-0
BERKELEY, Calif. – Sophomore Sydney Kemper hit .571 with nine kills and six blocks and senior Kelli Dallmann and freshman Janae Vander Ploeg totaled double-digit kills to lead NAU to a 3-0 (25-21, 26-24, 25-19) sweep of UC Riverside to open play at the Molten Classic Presented by Hilton Garden Inn. The Lumberjacks improved to 7-0 and extended their nonconference winning streak to 16 matches while UC Riverside moved to 3-4.
September 6, 2012
Volleyball to Face National Power Cal, Two Others at Molten Classic
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU volleyball team (6-0) will look to complete another undefeated nonconference season this weekend at the Molten Classic Presented by Hilton Garden Inn in Berkeley, Calif. The Lumberjacks will face UC Riverside (3-3) at 5 p.m. Friday followed by Penn (2-1) at 1 p.m. Saturday and host Cal (2-3) at 7 p.m. NAU has won five consecutive tournaments and 15 consecutive non-conference matches dating back to last season.
September 2, 2012
Return of Big Sky TV Announced by Big Sky and America ONE Sports
OGDEN, Utah - The Big Sky Conference and America ONE Sports recently agreed to a three-year contract extension, allowing fans and alumni to enjoy free video streams of most football, volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball games held in Big Sky venues. The new contract also calls for events to be available through iOS and Android mobile devices free of charge.
September 1, 2012
Volleyball Tops Colorado 3-1, Sweeps Cornell to Win Colorado Tourney
BOULDER, Colo. - After rallying for a highly competitive 3-1 (24-26, 25-21, 25-22, 25-19) win to open play on Saturday vs host Colorado, NAU cruised to a 3-0 (25-16, 25-20, 25-17) sweep of Cornell to go 3-0 for the weekend and win the Omni Hotels Colorado Volleyball Classic. The Lumberjacks improved to 6-0 on the season and won their second nonconference tournament, extending their impressive nonconference winning streak to 15 matches dating back to last season.
August 31, 2012
Volleyball Defeats Fresno State 3-1 to open Colorado Tournament
BOULDER, Colo. – Senior Kelli Dallmann continued her torrid start to the season with a career-high 21 kills and 12 digs as NAU rallied from a first set loss to top Fresno State, 3-1 (19-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-21), to open play at the Omni Hotels Colorado Volleyball Classic. NAU improved to 4-0 and has won 13 consecutive nonconference matches dating back to last season while Fresno State, which swept Cornell earlier in the day, dropped to 3-2.
August 29, 2012
Volleyball Takes Nonconference Streak to Colorado Tournament
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Winners of 12 consecutive nonconference matches and four consecutive tournaments dating back to last season, the NAU volleyball team (3-0) heads to its second nonconference tournament of the season this weekend at the Omni Hotels Colorado Volleyball Classic in Boulder, Colo. The Lumberjacks will open play vs. Fresno State (2-1) at 3 p.m. Friday before facing Colorado (3-0) and Cornell (0-0) at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively, on Saturday.
August 27, 2012
Volleyball’s Dallmann Named Co-Big Sky Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – After hitting .366 and averaging 4.00 kills per set to lead NAU to a championship in the UNLV Invitational, senior outside hitter Kelli Dallmann has been named the Co-Big Sky Player of the Week. Dallmann, playing her first matches as a full time outside hitter after serving as NAU’s primary setter the last three seasons, shared the award with Northern Colorado’s Marissa Hughes.
August 25, 2012
Volleyball to Play for UNLV Invite Title after 3-1 Win Over Bakersfield
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Senior Kelli Dallmann, sophomore Sydney Kemper, and freshman Janae Vander Ploeg each had double-digit kills as NAU rallied from a first set loss to defeated CSU Bakersfield, 3-1 (26-28, 25-16, 25-22, 25-13), to open play on the second day of the UNLV Invitational. The Lumberjacks moved to 2-0 on the year and will play host UNLV tonight at 7 for the tournament championship. You can hear that match via a live on NAUAthletics.com.
August 25, 2012
Volleyball Upends Host UNLV 3-1 to win UNLV Invitational
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Senior Kelli Dallmann had a career-high 19 kills and NAU hit .357 as a team and .533 in the deciding fourth set to get past UNLV 3-1 (25-15, 27-25, 20-25, 25-15) to move to 3-0 on the season and win the UNLV Invitational. Dallmann was named the MVP of the tournament while sophomore Sydney Kemper and freshman Janae Vander Ploeg were also named to the All-Tournament team.
August 24, 2012
Volleyball Opens 2012 with 3-0 Sweep of The Citadel in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – NAU hit .369 as a team and held The Citadel to a -.036 hitting percentage in a dominant 3-0 win (25-9, 25-14, 25-18) in the opening match of the 2012 season and the UNLV Invitational Friday in Las Vegas. Senior Kelli Dallmann, playing her first match at outside hitter after serving as NAU’s primary setter during her first three collegiate seasons, hit .321 with a match-high 13 kills to lead the Lumberjacks to the easy win.
August 23, 2012
Volleyball to Open 2012 Season Friday at UNLV Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - With five seasoned seniors, three superb sophomores, a star-studded freshman class and a former top-100 sophomore transfer, the NAU Volleyball team will take the floor for the first time this weekend at the UNLV Invitational in Las Vegas. The Lumberjacks will open their 2012 campaign against the Citadel at 5 p.m. Friday before facing CSU Bakersfield at 10 a.m. Saturday and host UNLV at 7 p.m. that night in a match to be broadcast live on NAUAthletics.com.
August 20, 2012
Volleyball Team Volunteers at St. Mary’s Food Bank
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU volleyball team spent the past Saturday morning constructing food boxes for those in need at the St. Mary’s Food Bank. The Lumberjack student-athletes volunteered their time to build and fill approximately 700 boxes of food for distribution throughout Flagstaff and northern Arizona.
August 17, 2012
Volleyball Blue-Gold Scrimmage Cancelled
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Due to a few minor injuries the NAU volleyball team's Blue vs. Gold scrimmage slated for Friday evening has been cancelled.
August 16, 2012
Volleyball to Host Blue-Gold Scrimmage Friday in Rolle Activity Center
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With the start of the 2012 season just one week away, the NAU volleyball team will host an open Blue vs Gold scrimmage with free admission at 6 p.m. Friday in Rolle Activity Center. The team will be split into two squads competing against each other in preparation for its season opener next Friday at the UNLV Invitational in Las Vegas.
August 15, 2012
Fall Single Game Tickets on Sale; Season Tickets Sell at Record Numbers
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - NAU Athletics is proud to announce that all single game tickets are on sale now for Football, Soccer, and Volleyball. Season tickets for football continue to exceed last year’s numbers with soccer and volleyball not far behind. Always remember that the best way to support your NAU Lumberjacks is to purchase season tickets.
August 13, 2012
Volleyball Picked Eighth in Preseason Big Sky Coaches Poll
OGDEN, Utah – Coming off a seventh-place conference finish in 2011, the NAU volleyball team has been picked to finish eighth out of 11 teams in the newly expanded Big Sky by the conference coaches. Defending conference champion Northern Colorado was picked first and garnered nine of 11 first place votes in the preseason poll.
August 8, 2012
Volleyball Opens Practice Wednesday Ahead of Aug. 24 Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With a stacked roster headlined by five seniors, the NAU volleyball team opened practice Wednesday in preparation for its 29-match 2012 season. With eight returning letter winners and four superb newcomers, head coach Craig Choate is looking to integrate the leadership and experience of his upperclassmen with the skill of the newcomers as NAU looks to build off its 15-10 record from a season ago.
July 23, 2012
Volleyball Earns Fourth Straight AVCA Team Academic Award
LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the fourth consecutive year, the NAU volleyball team has been recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) with the Team Academic Award. The Lumberjacks totaled a 3.46 cumulative GPA during the 2011-12 academic year, including a program-record 3.64 team GPA during the fall 2011 semester.
July 9, 2012
Volleyball Recruit Vander Ploeg Named Top Colorado High School Athlete
WESTMINSTER, Colo. - NAU Volleyball incoming freshman Janae Vander Ploeg has won the 2012 Fred Steinmark High School Athlete of the Year award, signifying her as the top female student multi-sport athlete in the state of Colorado. Honoring student-athletes who excel in athletics, academics, and citizenship, Vander Ploeg earned the award after starring in volleyball, women's basketball, and soccer during a distinguished high school career.
June 28, 2012
Current, Former Volleyball Players Completing Summer Internships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Summer is not simply a time for rest and relaxation for NAU senior volleyball player Lauren Campbell and recent graduates Katie Bailey and Kobi Christensen. Each has embarked on unique summer internships within their particular fields of study and have gained valuable experience as they pursue their future goals.
June 12, 2012
Volleyball Coaches Compete at USA Volleyball National Championships
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – NAU volleyball assistant coach Megan Greene and volunteer assistant John Napier recently competed at the USA Volleyball Adult National Championships in Salt Lake City. Greene, competing in the event for the third consecutive year, earned a silver medal with her team 805/Shots in the A division while Napier placed third for the second consecutive year in the 45 age division.
May 30, 2012
NAU Athletics Summer Camps to Take Place in June and July
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Young sports enthusiasts and aspiring collegiate athletes will have the opportunity to participate in summer camps hosted by a variety of NAU coaching staffs in June and July. Five different NAU athletic programs will hold camps, beginning with women’s basketball on June 8.
May 18, 2012
Volleyball Announces 2012 Season Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Road matches at Pac-12 perennial power Cal and Colorado and a 20-match conference slate in the newly expanded Big Sky highlight the 2012 schedule for the NAU volleyball team. With three road non-conference tournaments and five of their first six Big Sky matches on the road, NAU will play 14 of its first 15 matches of the year away from Flagstaff.
April 13, 2012
Volleyball Adds JC Transfer Truett for 2012 Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU volleyball team has signed Erin Truett, a 6-foot-2-inch setter from South Mountain community college, to join the Lumberjacks for the 2012 season. She joins incoming freshmen Payton Bock, Trianna Henry, and Jenae Vander Ploeg as new additions to the NAU program which went 15-10 last season.
April 2, 2012
Volleyball Sweeps Arizona State, Goes 4-0 in Saturday Matches
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU volleyball team continued its superb spring in Rolle Activity Center on Saturday, defeating each of its four opponents while not dropping a set. Playing best-of-three matches, the Lumberjacks swept Yavapai College (25-10, 25-12), Fort Lewis (25-11, 25-14), Grand Canyon (25-16, 25-18), and Arizona State (25-16, 25-23), hitting .351 as a team during a dominant Saturday.
March 28, 2012
Volleyball to Host ASU, Three Others in Spring Matches Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU volleyball team will host Arizona State, Grand Canyon, Fort Lewis, and Yavapai College for spring matches on Saturday in Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks will play each team in best-of-three matches while the other schools will also face each other with two concurrent courts in use. Action will begin at 10 a.m. with free admission.
February 3, 2012
NAU Places 49 Student-Athletes on Fall Big Sky All-Academic Teams
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona football, volleyball, soccer and men’s and women’s cross country teams placed a total of 49 student-athletes on the fall 2011 Big Sky All-Academic Teams. The 49 honorees were part of the school-record 3.12 cumulative GPA among all of NAU’s student-athletes during the fall semester.
December 15, 2011
Volleyball’s Campbell Named Capital One Academic All-America
TOWSON, Md. – NAU volleyball junior outside hitter Lauren Campbell has been named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Volleyball third team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). She is the first NAU volleyball player in program history to earn All-America honors and the 27th all-time NAU student athlete to receive the prestigious academic honor.
November 25, 2011
Volleyball’s Gott, Kemper Earn All-Big Sky Honors
OGDEN, Utah – Junior libero Anna Gott and freshman middle blocker Sydney Kemper have both been named All-Big Sky Honorable Mention, the conference announced. The awards are the first in the careers of both players, who helped NAU open the season 12-0 and end the year with 15 wins, equaling the most for the program since 2001.
November 19, 2011
Volleyball Battles Northern Colorado on Senior Night, Falls 3-1
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Junior libero Anna Gott recorded 30 digs to move to second all-time in career digs in NAU history and freshman Kalee Kirby posted her first career double-double as NAU forced Big Sky champion Northern Colorado to a fourth set in a 3-1 season-ending loss in Rolle Activity Center (25-20, 17-25, 25-19, 25-19). NAU ended its season at 15-10 overall and 6-10 in the Big Sky while the Bears improved to 20-8 overall and 13-3 in conference play.
November 17, 2011
Volleyball to Honor Seniors, End Season Saturday vs Northern Colorado
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU volleyball team (15-9, 6-9 BSC) will close its 2011 campaign at home on Saturday night hosting Big Sky regular season champion Northern Colorado (19-8, 12-3 BSC) at 7 p.m. in Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks will honor their three graduating seniors – Katie Bailey, Kobi Christensen, and Sam Hodgkins – prior to the match.
November 16, 2011
Volleyball Signs Three Recruits for 2012 Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU volleyball team has received national letters of intent from three recruits to join the program for the 2012 season, head coach Craig Choate announced. Payton Bock (Tempe, Ariz./Hamilton HS), Trianna Henry (Phoenix, Ariz./Sunnyslope HS), and Janae Vander Ploeg (Colorado Springs, Colo./Cheyenne Mountain HS) have committed to Northern Arizona to help replace the loss of three seniors following this season.
November 12, 2011
Volleyball Drops Road Finale at Idaho State, 3-0
POCATELLO, Idaho – After losing a tight first set, 26-24, NAU was unable to overcome Idaho State in the second and third sets as the Bengals completed a 3-0 sweep of the Lumberjacks on Saturday night in Pocatello (26-24, 25-17, 25-22). The loss dropped NAU to 15-9 overall and 6-9 in the Big Sky, eliminating the Lumberjacks from Big Sky Championship contention, while the Bengals evened their conference record at 7-7 and moved to 14-12 overall.
November 11, 2011
Volleyball Drops Five-Set Match at Weber State
OGDEN, Utah – Despite leading 2-1, the Northern Arizona volleyball team lost a tough five-set match at Weber State Friday night at Swensen Gym 25-16, 22-25, 20-25, 25-19, 15-13.
November 10, 2011
Four Student-Athletes Honored with Capital One Academic All-District Awards
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona volleyball’s Lauren Campbell and football’s Ben Bachelier and Dan Pela were named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District® 8 First-Team as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
November 8, 2011
Volleyball to Close Road Slate at Weber State, Idaho State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The NAU volleyball team (15-7, 6-7 BSC) plays its final road matches this week, needing wins at Weber State (2-23, 2-10 BSC) on Friday and Idaho State (13-11, 6-6 BSC) on Saturday to keep its Big Sky Championship hopes alive. The Lumberjacks have three regular season contest remaining and begin the week tied for sixth place in the Big Sky standings, with the top-four teams to advance to the postseason tournament.
November 5, 2011
Volleyball Drops 3-1 Decision to Portland State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona won the first set and had a 19-11 lead in the second set, but Portland State rallied back to win the second as well as sets three and four to post a 3-1 victory on Saturday night in Rolle Activity Center (23-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-20). The Lumberjacks dropped to 6-7 in the Big Sky and 15-7 overall, while Portland State kept pace atop the Big Sky standings and improved to 10-4 in conference play and 14-12 overall.
November 3, 2011
Volleyball Rally Falls Short in Fifth Set vs. Eastern Washington
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – NAU rallied to win the third and fourth sets after Eastern Washington narrowly won the first two sets, but the Eagles hit .474 in fifth set to take the deciding frame 15-10 and win the match, 3-2 (25-22, 25-23, 25-27, 22-25, 15-10). The Lumberjacks lost a fifth set for the first time this season, dropping to 15-6 overall and 6-6 in Big Sky play, while Eastern Washington moved to 9-4 in the conference and 13-11 overall.
November 1, 2011
Volleyball to Continue Home Stand Thursday vs. Eastern Washington
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU volleyball team (15-5, 6-5 BSC) will look to extend its brief two match winning streak with a pair of home matches this week against two of the top teams in the Big Sky, first hosting Eastern Washington (12-11, 8-4 BSC) on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Rolle Activity Center. The Eagles begin the week in third place in the conference while NAU currently sits in fifth place.
October 29, 2011
Volleyball Outlasts Sacramento State in Five-Set Thriller
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In a match that had 40 ties and 18 lead changes, juniors Lauren Campbell and Lexi Sullivan each had 21 kills and NAU hit .221 as a team to edge Sacramento State, 3-2, on Saturday night in Rolle Activity Center (25-22, 25-27, 23-25, 25-23, 15-10). NAU completed its first season sweep of Sacramento State in program history, improving to 15-5 overall and 6-5 in the Big Sky, while the Hornets dropped to 6-4 in conference play and 13-12 overall.
October 26, 2011
Volleyball Opens Critical Home Stand Saturday vs Sacramento State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU volleyball team (14-5, 5-5 BSC) returns to Flagstaff to open a three-match home stand at 7 p.m. Saturday against Big Sky-leading Sacramento State (13-10, 6-2 BSC). The Lumberjacks split their two road matches last weekend, ending a four-match losing streak with a win over Montana State, and begin the week tied for fifth place in the Big Sky standings. Saturday’s match will air live on Fox College Sports Pacific and NAU-TV.
October 22, 2011
Volleyball Ends Skid with 3-1 Win at Montana State
BOZEMAN, Mont. – Four NAU players had double digit kills and freshman Sydney Kemper posted a career high nine blocks as the Lumberjacks rallied from down 1-0 to pull out a 3-1 victory over Montana State on Saturday night in Bozeman (18-25, 25-20, 29-27, 25-18). The Lumberjacks ended a four match losing streak with the win, improving to 14-5 overall and 5-5 in the Big Sky while the Bobcats dropped to 2-8 in conference play and 3-18 overall.
October 21, 2011
Volleyball Defeated at Montana, 3-1
MISSOULA, Mont. – NAU rallied from down 2-0 with a dominant 25-9 third set win, but Montana rebounded to win the fourth set and post a 3-1 victory over the Lumberjacks on Friday night in Missoula (25-13, 25-20, 9-25, 25-23). The loss dropped NAU to 4-5 in the Big Sky and 13-5 overall, while the Grizzlies improved to 7-10 overall and 4-5 in conference play.
October 21, 2011
Volleyball Returns to the Road in Montana
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU volleyball team (13-4, 4-4 BSC) begins the second half of conference play this week with matches at Montana (6-10, 3-5 BSC) on Friday at 6 p.m. and Montana State (3-16, 2-6 BSC) on Saturday at 6 p.m. The Lumberjacks defeated both Montana schools in Flagstaff in mid September and will look to end a three match losing streak in the Treasure State this weekend.
October 15, 2011
Volleyball Swept by Weber State, 3-0
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Weber State hit .254 for the match and outblocked NAU 11.5 to 2.0 to score a 3-0 victory over the Lumberjacks on Saturday night in Rolle Activity Center (25-22, 25-17, 25-21). The win was the first of the season for the Wildcats, who improved to 1-19 overall and 1-7 in conference play, while NAU dropped its third consecutive match to drop to 13-4 overall and 4-4 in the Big Sky.
October 14, 2011
Volleyball Looks to Rebound vs Weber State in Think Pink Match
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After dropping their first home match of the season to Idaho State on Thursday, the NAU volleyball team (13-3, 4-3 BSC) will look to bounce back against Weber State (0-19, 0-7 BSC) at 7 p.m. Saturday in Rolle Activity Center. Saturday’s tilt will be NAU’s Think Pink match, with all fans encouraged to wear pink to recognize breast cancer awareness month.
October 13, 2011
Volleyball Outlasted by Idaho State, 3-1
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Down 2-0, Northern Arizona was able to withstand five match points to force a fourth set, but Idaho State rebounded to defeat the Lumberjacks, 3-1, on Thursday night in Rolle Activity Center (25-22, 25-19, 25-27, 25-13). The loss was the first at home this season for NAU, which dropped to 13-3 overall and 4-3 in the Big Sky while Idaho State improved to 9-8 overall and 4-3 in conference play.
October 11, 2011
Volleyball Returns Home to Host First Match in 25 Days
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After the longest break between home matches in a season in program history, the NAU volleyball team (13-2, 4-2 BSC) returns to Flagstaff for a pair of matches this week against Idaho State (9-8, 3-3 BSC) at 7:30 Thursday and Weber State (0-18, 0-6 BSC) at 7:00 Saturday. Both matches will be televised live on Fox College Sports, with Thursday’s match also to air live on Fox Sports Arizona.
October 8, 2011
Volleyball Swept at Northern Colorado, 3-0
GREELEY, Colo. – After Northern Colorado outlasted Northern Arizona for a 27-25 first set win, the Bears controlled the second set and pulled away late in the third set to complete a 3-0 sweep of the Lumberjacks on Saturday night in Greeley (27-25, 25-24, 25-20). The loss was just the second of the season, and the first sweep, for NAU, dropping the Lumberjacks to 13-2 overall and 4-2 in the Big Sky.
October 6, 2011
Volleyball to Face Northern Colorado in Battle of Big Sky’s Best
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (13-1, 4-1 BSC) and Northern Colorado (10-6, 4-1 BSC), tied for first place in the Big Sky, will meet for the first time this season on Saturday at 6 p.m. in Greeley, Colo. After dropping their first match of the season at Portland State last Thursday, NAU rebounded with a win over Eastern Washington on Saturday to join Northern Colorado, which was picked to win the Big Sky in the preseason coaches’ poll, atop the conference standings.
October 1, 2011
Volleyball Overcomes 2-0 Deficit, Tops Eastern Washington 3-2
CHENEY, Wash. – After falling behind 2-0, NAU rallied back to win the third and fourth set and limited Eastern Washington to a -.037 hitting percentage in the fifth set to upend the Eagles, 3-2, on Saturday night at Reese Court (24-26, 18-25, 25-19, 25-22, 15-12). Junior libero Anna Gott posted a career-high 34 digs for the Lumberjacks, who rebounded from their first loss of the season to improve to 13-1 overall and 4-1 in the Big Sky.
September 30, 2011
Volleyball Drops First Match of the Season at Portland State, 3-1
PORTLAND, Ore. – Junior Jen Wilson posted a double-double, including a career high 19 kills, but NAU hit a season low .130 as a team and was outblocked 12-5 as Portland State claimed a 3-1 victory on Friday night in the Stott Center (25-15, 26-24, 18-25, 25-16). The loss ended the Lumberjack's school record winning streak and handed NAU its first loss of the season, dropping to 12-1 overall and 3-1 in the Big Sky.
September 28, 2011
Volleyball to Face Tough Tests at Portland State, Eastern Washington
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – One of only three remaining undefeated NCAA Division-I volleyball teams in the country, Northern Arizona (12-0, 3-0 BSC) faces a challenging road trip this week with matches at Portland State (7-9, 3-1 BSC) on Friday and Eastern Washington (8-6, 4-0 BSC) on Saturday. Eastern Washington is the only other remaining undefeated team in Big Sky play while Portland State enters the week in third place in the conference.
September 26, 2011
Dallmann Earns Second Big Sky Volleyball Weekly Honor of the Season
OGDEN, Utah – After posting a double-double with 57 assists and 15 digs and adding four blocks against Sacramento State on Thursday, NAU junior setter Kelli Dallmann has been named the Big Sky Player of the Week for the second time this season. Dallmann was also named player of the week after the first week of the season in which she was the MVP of the Wolverine Invitational. NAU has now won five of the six Big Sky Player of the Week awards this season.
September 22, 2011
Volleyball Sets Program Record Start with 3-2 Win at Sacramento State
SACRAMENTO, Calif. –Junior Lexi Sullivan posted a season best 22 kills, including five kills in the decisive fifth set, as Northern Arizona outlasted Sacramento State 3-2 for its first win in Sacramento in program history (25-18, 15-25, 25-18, 20-25, 15-7). NAU improved to 12-0, surpassing the 11-0 record of the 1991 team for the best season start in program history, while moving to 3-0 in conference play.
September 21, 2011
Volleyball Takes Unblemished Record to Sacramento State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona (11-0, 2-0 BSC) remains one of only seven undefeated NCAA Division-I volleyball teams (out of 321 total NCAA D-I teams). NAU has equaled its best season start in program history and can surpass the 1991 team and its 11-0 start with a win on Thursday against Sacramento State (5-8, 0-0 BSC), which has lost five consecutive matches.
September 17, 2011
Volleyball Equals Best Start in Team History with 3-1 Win over Montana
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Backed by double-digit kills from junior Lexi Sullivan and freshman Sydney Kemper and 47 assists from junior Kelli Dallmann, NAU outlasted Montana for a 3-1 victory on Saturday afternoon in Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks moved to 11-0, equaling the 1991 team for the best start in program history and remaining one of only eight undefeated NCAA Division-I teams in the nation.
September 16, 2011
Volleyball Looks to Stay Perfect Saturday Hosting Rival Montana
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After opening Big Sky play with a 3-0 win over Montana State Thursday night, the 10-0 Northern Arizona volleyball team will be back in action Saturday at 4 p.m. against Montana with free admission in Rolle Activity Center. As of Friday afternoon, NAU was one of only 11 undefeated Division-I volleyball teams in the nation.
September 15, 2011
Volleyball Sweeps Montana State 3-0, Improves to 10-0 on Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After narrowly getting by Montana State in the first two sets, NAU broke the match open in the third set, led by five kills and two blocks in the set from freshman Sydney Kemper, to complete a 3-0 sweep of Montana State in both teams’ Big Sky opener (25-20, 25-22, 25-12). NAU remained one of only 11 undefeated NCAA Division-I volleyball teams in the nation, improving to 10-0, while Montana State remained winless at 0-11.
September 13, 2011
Undefeated Volleyball Home to Open Big Sky Play vs. Montana State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 9-0 NAU volleyball team begins the conference portion of its schedule this week, hosting Montana State (0-10) on Thursday at 7 p.m. and Montana (3-5) on Saturday at 4 p.m. NAU is one of only 14 NCAA Division-I volleyball teams that begin the week undefeated (out of 321 total NCAA D-I teams). Only five teams in the country have more wins this year than NAU. Thursday’s match will be televised live on Fox College Sports Pacific and NAU-TV.
September 12, 2011
Bailey Named Co-Big Sky Volleyball Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – Senior middle blocker Katie Bailey, who earned MVP honors and led NAU to the tournament championship at the Falcon Invitational over the weekend, was today named Co-Big Sky Player of the Week, sharing the award with Idaho State setter Lori Mendenhall. The award was the first in Bailey’s career, as she joined teammates Kelli Dallmann and Kobi Christensen in becoming the third Lumberjack to earn the conference weekly honor this season.
September 10, 2011
Volleyball Wins Falcon Invitational, Ends Non-Conference Play 9-0
USAFA, Colo. – After a dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Utah Valley Saturday afternoon (25-18, 17-25, 18-25, 25-22, 15-8), NAU cruised to a 3-0 sweep of host Air Force in the nightcap (25-20, 25-18, 25-17) to win the Falcon Invitational, its third tournament championship of the season. The Lumberjacks enter Big Sky play at 9-0, the second best start to a season in program history.
September 9, 2011
Volleyball Improves to 7-0 with 3-1 Win over South Carolina Upstate
USAFA, Colo. – Senior Kobi Christensen had 16 kills and 11 digs and junior Kelli Dallmann posted 42 assists and 15 digs as NAU overcame a slow start to defeat South Carolina Upstate, 3-1, on the opening day of the Air Force Falcon Invitational (22-25, 25-21, 25-16, 25-11). The Lumberjacks also received a season high 25 digs from junior Anna Gott, remaining undefeated at 7-0 while SC Upstate dropped to 2-5.
September 7, 2011
Volleyball Looks to Stay Perfect at Air Force Falcon Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The undefeated NAU volleyball team concludes non-conference play this weekend in Colorado Springs, Colo. at the Falcon Invitational. At 6-0, Northern Arizona is off to its best season start since the 1991 team began its year 11-0 and played in the National Invitational Volleyball Championship. The Lumberjacks will open play against South Carolina Upstate (2-4) on Friday before facing Utah Valley (6-2) and host Air Force (2-5) on Saturday.
September 5, 2011
Big Sky Names Christensen Volleyball Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – After averaging 4.36 kills and 2.18 digs per set in earning MVP honors for the Fiesta Bowl Tournament over the weekend, NAU senior outside hitter Kobi Christensen was today named Big Sky Player of the Week. It is the second such honor in as many weeks for the Lumberjacks after junior setter Kelli Dallmann earned the award last week.
September 3, 2011
Volleyball Defeats Hampton, New Mexico to Win Fiesta Bowl Tournament
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After opening the day with a 3-0 whitewash of Hampton (25-10, 25-20, 25-16), NAU outlasted New Mexico in an exhilarating five set match, 3-2 (25-17, 27-25, 17-25, 22-25, 15-13), to claim the 2011 Fiesta Bowl Tournament championship. NAU improved to 6-0 on the year, its best start to a season since the 1991 team went 11-0 to open its campaign.
September 3, 2011
Volleyball Moves to 5-0 with Sweep of Hampton in Fiesta Bowl
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Powered by 12 kills and 11 digs from senior Kobi Christensen, NAU cruised to a 3-0 victory over Hampton on the second day of the Fiesta Bowl Tournament in Rolle Activity Center (25-10, 25-20, 25-16). NAU, which hit .244 for the match while limiting Hampton to a -.044 hitting percentage, remained perfect on the season at 5-0 while Hampton dropped to 1-4.
September 2, 2011
Volleyball Opens Fiesta Bowl With 3-0 Win Over San Jose State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After opening with a dominant 25-13 first set win, NAU battled for 25-19 and 25-21 second and third set wins, respectively, to sweep San Jose State to conclude the opening day of play in the Fiesta Bowl Tournament in Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks remained perfect on the season, improving to 4-0, while San Jose State dropped to 1-3. New Mexico defeated Hampton, 3-0, in the first match of the tournament Friday afternoon.
September 1, 2011
Volleyball to Host Annual Fiesta Bowl Tournament Friday and Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona hosts the Fiesta Bowl Volleyball Tournament this weekend for the 19th time in the last 21 years, having won the tournament in three of the last four years, including last season. NAU (3-0) will be joined in the tournament field by Hampton (1-2), which will be making its second all-time appearance in the Fiesta Bowl Tournament, New Mexico, and San Jose State, which will both be making their first appearances.
August 29, 2011
Dallmann Named Big Sky Volleyball Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – NAU junior setter Kelli Dallmann has earned the initial Big Sky Volleyball Player of the Week honor for the 2011 season, the conference announced Monday. The Peoria, Ariz. native averaged 11.00 assists and 2.92 digs per set and posted two double-doubles in three weekend matches in Orem, Utah. She was named MVP of the Wolverine Invitational, as NAU went 3-0 and won the tournament championship.
August 27, 2011
Volleyball Defeats Illinois State, Utah Valley to Win Wolverine Invitational
OREM, Utah – After defeating Illinois State, 3-2, to open play on Saturday, NAU came back in the night cap to win a tightly-contested 3-1 match against host Utah Valley for a sweep at the Wolverine Invitational in Orem, Utah (24-26, 26-24, 25-22, 27-25).
August 27, 2011
Volleyball Pulls Out Thrilling Five Set Win Over Illinois State
OREM, Utah – After dropping the first two sets, NAU withstood a match point in the third set and took the fourth and fifth sets to complete a 3-2 comeback victory over Illinois State at the Wolverine Invitational in Orem, Utah (20-25, 19-25, 26-24, 25-19, 15-11). Double-doubles from senior Kobi Christensen and junior Kelli Dallmann propelled the Lumberjacks to a second consecutive win to open the season, while Illinois State dropped to 0-2.
August 26, 2011
Volleyball Opens Season with 3-0 Sweep of CSU Bakersfield
OREM, Utah – After battling for a 25-20 first set win, Northern Arizona dominated the second and third sets by scores of 25-16 and 25-10, respectively, for a season opening 3-0 sweep of CSU Bakersfield at the Wolverine Invitational in Orem, Utah. The Lumberjacks were paced by 14 kills and a .522 hitting percentage from junior Lexi Sullivan, as NAU hit .393 as a team while the Roadrunners had a team hitting percentage of just .085.
August 24, 2011
Volleyball to Open 2011 Season with Three Matches in Orem, Utah
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU volleyball team opens the 2011 season this weekend with the first of three non-conference tournaments, playing at elevation (4, 774 feet) in Orem, Utah at the Utah Valley Wolverine Invitational. NAU will open play against CSU Bakersfield on Friday at 3:30 pm Arizona time before facing Illinois State on Saturday at 9 am and closing play against host Utah Valley on Saturday at 6 pm. Live video and statistics will be available for all matches.
August 16, 2011
2011 Volleyball Media Guide Now Available
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2011-12 NAU volleyball media guide is now available for viewing and printing on nauathletics.com. The guide contains team, coach and student-athlete information and photos, 2010 season statistics and review, Big Sky information, program records and team history. A television/radio chart for media use is available on page 35.
August 12, 2011
Volleyball Hits the Court with High Expectations
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After losing just one player to graduation and returning a combined nine juniors and seniors, the veteran NAU volleyball team began practice this week with high hopes for the 2011 campaign. Despite finishing seventh in the Big Sky in each of the last three seasons, and being picked to finish seventh again this year in the preseason conference poll, the coaches and student athletes feel that the team is ready to ascend the Big Sky table.
August 9, 2011
Volleyball Picked Seventh in Big Sky Preseason Poll
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona volleyball team has been picked to finish seventh in the Big Sky in 2011 in voting conducted by the conference head coaches. NAU garnered 26 points in the poll, finishing ahead of Montana State and Weber State. The Lumberjacks have finished seventh in the Big Sky in each of the last two seasons.
August 1, 2011
Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With a 3.32 cumulative grade point average during the 2010-11 academic year, the NAU volleyball team has earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) team academic award for the third consecutive year. To qualify for the award, the team must post a 3.30 or higher cumulative GPA for the entire academic year. The squad was one of three NAU programs to post a cumulative GPA above 3.30 during the 2010-11 academic year.
June 27, 2011
Volleyball Releases 2011 Fall Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona volleyball finalized its 25-match schedule for the 2011 season highlighted by a number of talented non-conference and Big Sky Conference opponents. The Lumberjack volleyball season begins on Friday, Aug. 26 against Cal State Bakersfield in Orem Utah.
May 12, 2011
Fifty-Five Student-Athletes to Participate in Graduation Ceremonies
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A school-record fifty-five Northern Arizona University student-athletes are participating in spring commencement ceremonies on the NAU campus this weekend and will be commissioned degrees as part of the Class of 2011.
April 20, 2011
Lumberjack Student-Athletes Clean Up Campus on Earth Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona student-athletes took part in the City of Flagstaff’s Earth Day on Wednesday. Several Lumberjack teams spent the day cleaning up the NAU campus.
April 6, 2011
Volleyball Unbeaten for Second Straight Weekend
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Northern Arizona volleyball continued its impressive spring season with another undefeated weekend. The women posted wins over Texas Tech, New Mexico State, New Mexico Highlands, and tied New Mexico.
March 28, 2011
Volleyball Posts Undefeated Record at Arizona Spring Tournament
TUSCON, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s volleyball team opened its spring schedule with an undefeated tournament record against Arizona State, Grand Canyon, New Mexico State, and Yavapai College on Saturday.
February 15, 2011
Volleyball's Dallmann Earns All-Conference Honor
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona volleyball player Kelli Dallmann was named to the All-Big Sky Conference second team, the league announced. Dallmann finished second in the conference with 10.00 assists per set.
November 20, 2010
Cheeley, Volleyball Fall Short at Home Against Northern Colorado in Season Finale
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona volleyball pushed Northern Colorado to four sets but the Lumberjacks could not force a fifth with a 3-1 defeat at the Rolle Activity Center on Saturday. Senior Chelsea Cheeley recorded 13 kills and a .385 hitting percentage in her final match as a NAU Lumberjack.
November 15, 2010
Volleyball Adds Two Players to 2011 Squad
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona volleyball signed two student-athletes for its 2011 class. Sydney Kemper and Taylor Stephens will join the Lumberjacks next fall after standout careers as prep players.
November 13, 2010
Volleyball Goes the Distance Against Eastern Washington, Picks Up 3-2 Win
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona volleyball pulled out a 3-2 victory over Eastern Washington in the Rolle Activity Center on Saturday. Four Lumberjacks totaled double digits in kills led by Lexi Sullivan’s 21. NAU won the match by sets of 22-25, 26-24, 26-28, 25-20, and 15-11.
November 11, 2010
Volleyball Falls to Portland State 3-0 at Rolle
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Jen Wilson recorded nine kills and 15 digs for Northern Arizona volleyball but the team fell short against Portland State at the Rolle Activity Center on Thursday. The Lumberjacks lost in three sets by scores of 25-13, 26-24, and 25-21.
November 10, 2010
Volleyball Back at Home with Portland State and Eastern Washington
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona volleyball returns home for its final three matches of the Big Sky Conference season. The Lumberjacks play two of those matches this week hosting Portland State on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. and Eastern Washington on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.
November 6, 2010
Volleyball Drops 3-0 Match to Montana
MISSOULA, Mont. – Northern Arizona volleyball dropped a 3-0 match to Montana at the West Auxiliary Gym on Saturday night. The Lumberjacks fell by sets of 25-23, 25-19, and 25-20.
November 5, 2010
Volleyball Defeats Montana State in Five Sets
BOZEMAN, Mont. – Sophomore Lexi Sullivan recorded 23 kills in Northern Arizona volleyball’s 3-2 win over Montana State at Shroyer Gym on Friday night. The Lumberjacks defeated the Bobcats by sets of 21-25, 25-21, 25-18, 18-25, and 18-16.
November 4, 2010
Volleyball Prepares for Final Road Swing
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –Northern Arizona volleyball travels to Montana and Montana State in its last road trip of the Big Sky Conference season. The Lumberjacks play Montana State on Friday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Montana on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.
November 4, 2010
Volleyball’s Campbell and Football’s Pela Honored with CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District Awards
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona volleyball’s Lauren Campbell and football’s Dan Pela were named to the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District 8 Teams voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
October 30, 2010
Volleyball Defeated by Idaho State, 3-0
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona volleyball tried to make it two straight this weekend but fell, 3-0, to Idaho State at the Rolle Activity Center on Saturday night. The Lumberjacks were defeated by sets of 25-21, 25-21, and 26-24 despite a .221 team hitting percentage.
October 28, 2010
Volleyball Rolls Past Weber State, 3-1
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Lexi Sullivan and Niki Small combined for 33 kills as Northern Arizona volleyball defeated Weber State, 3-1, at the Rolle Activity Center on Thursday. Sullivan turned in a match-high 18 kills while Small totaled 15 along with a .737 hitting percentage, the team’s highest individual mark of the season.
October 27, 2010
Volleyball Hosts Weber State in "Pink Match" on Thursday, "Club Night" Versus Idaho State on Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona volleyball plays two matches this week hosting Weber State on Thursday, October 28 and Idaho State on Saturday, October 30. Both matches are scheduled for 7 p.m. start times, and Thursday’s match against Weber State will be available on Fox Sports Arizona and Fox College Sports.
October 22, 2010
Volleyball Drops 3-2 Match at Sacramento State
SACRAMENTO, Calif. Sophomore Lexi Sullivan totaled 18 kills in Northern Arizona volleyballs 3-2 defeat at Sacramento State on Friday night. The Lumberjacks fell by sets of 25-22, 12-25, 25-17, 25-16, and 15-13.
October 21, 2010
Volleyball Travels to Sacramento State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona volleyball plays one match this week traveling to Sacramento State on Friday, October 22. The Lumberjacks are halfway through the Big Sky Conference season and face Sacramento State for the second time this year. NAU defeated the Vikings, 3-0, at home on September 25.
October 16, 2010
Volleyball Falls 3-0 at Portland State
PORTLAND, Ore. Northern Arizona volleyball lost to Portland State, 3-0 at the Stott Center on Saturday in the Lumberjacks second match in two nights. NAU lost by sets of 25-22, 25-23, and 25-16.
October 15, 2010
Volleyball Set to Play at Eastern Washington and Portland State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. NAU volleyball heads back on the road for matches at Eastern Washington and Portland State this weekend. The Lumberjacks play Eastern Washington on Friday, October 15 at 7 p.m. and Portland State on Saturday, October 16 at 8 p.m.
October 15, 2010
Volleyball Downed by Eastern Washington 3-0
CHENEY, Wash. – Northern Arizona volleyball dropped a 3-0 decision to Eastern Washington at Reese Court on Friday. The Lumberjacks slipped to 3-4 in the Big Sky Conference falling by sets of 25-14, 25-21, and 25-23.
October 11, 2010
NAU Student-Athletes Volunteer at Local Food Bank
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming and diving team, volleyball team, and cheer and dance squad spent Saturday volunteering at the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance continuing the NAU athletic department's commitment to giving back to the Flagstaff community.
October 10, 2010
Volleyball Sweeps Montana State, Evens Conference Record at 3-3
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Freshman Niki Small posted a match-high 11 kills with a .526 hitting percentage helping Northern Arizona volleyball beat Montana State, 3-0, at the Rolle Activity Center on Saturday night. The Lumberjacks won by sets of 25-22, 25-15, and 25-14 pushing their record to 3-3 in the Big Sky Conference and a 5-1 record at home.
October 7, 2010
Volleyball Drops Five-Set Thriller to Montana
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Sophomores Lauren Campbell and Jen Wilson totaled 18 kills apiece but Northern Arizona volleyball came up just short in a 3-2 loss to Montana at the Rolle Activity Center on Thursday. The Lumberjacks dropped a tight match by sets of 17-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-17, and 15-12.
October 6, 2010
Volleyball Set to Host Montana and Montana State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona volleyball plays Montana and Montana State this weekend at the Rolle Activity Center in its first two-match homestand of the conference season. The Lumberjacks face Montana on Thursday, October 7 and Montana State on Saturday, October 9. Both matches will start at 7 p.m. and will be televised live on FS Arizona and Fox College Sports.
October 2, 2010
Volleyballs Win Streak Snapped by Northern Colorado
GREELEY, Colo. Northern Arizona volleyballs win streak was halted at two after a 3-0 defeat at Northern Colorado on Saturday. The Lumberjacks fell by sets of 25-15, 25-21, and 25-21.
October 1, 2010
Volleyball to Play Northern Colorado on Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. NAU volleyball visits Northern Colorado this weekend in the Lumberjacks' third away match of the Big Sky Conference season. The women face the Bears on Saturday, October 2 at 6 p.m. at the Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Saturday is the only match this week for the Lumberjacks.
September 25, 2010
Volleyball Sweeps Sacramento State in First Home Conference Match
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona volleyball defeated Sacramento State, 3-0, in its first Big Sky Conference home match of the season at the Rolle Activity Center on Saturday. NAU won by sets of 25-23, 25-21, and 25-21 to stay undefeated at home this fall.
September 24, 2010
Volleyball Opens Big Sky Home Schedule this Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona volleyball hosts Sacramento State in the Lumberjacks first home conference match of the season on Saturday, September 25 at 7 p.m. at the Rolle Activity Center. Saturday is the only match this week for the Lumberjacks.
September 22, 2010
Volleyball Team Takes Part in Special Olympics Fund Raising Event
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona volleyball showed its community support on Thursday taking part in a neighborhood flyer night at Chilis Restaurant. The event helped raise funds and awareness for the Special Olympics of Arizona.
September 18, 2010
Volleyball Evens Big Sky Record at 1-1, Beats Weber State 3-1
OGDEN, Utah Northern Arizona volleyball registered its first Big Sky Conference win defeating Weber State, 3-1, at Swenson Gym on Saturday. The Lumberjacks won for the second consecutive time at Weber State by sets of 25-23, 20-25, 25-15, and 25-23.
September 17, 2010
Volleyball Starts Big Sky Play This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona volleyball kicks off the Big Sky Conference season with a pair of matches this weekend. The Lumberjacks travel to Idaho State on Friday, September 16 and Weber State on Saturday, September 17. Both matches are scheduled for 6 p.m.
September 17, 2010
Volleyball Drops Big Sky Opener at Idaho State
POCATELLO, Idaho Northern Arizona volleyball lost at Idaho State, 3-1, in the first match of the Big Sky Conference season at Reed Gym on Friday. The Lumberjacks fell by sets of 25-14, 25-17, 19-25, and 25-20.
September 11, 2010
Volleyball Drops 3-0 Match to No. 24 Arizona
RENO, Nev. Northern Arizona dropped its third consecutive match at the Nevada Wolfpack Invitational with a 3-0 loss to No. 24 Arizona at Virginia Street Gym on Saturday. The Lumberjacks were downed by sets of 25-15, 26-24, and 25-16.
September 10, 2010
Volleyball to Play Nevada Wolfpack Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona womens volleyball travels to Reno, Nev., this weekend for the Nevada Wolfpack Invitational. The Lumberjacks are scheduled to play Nevada, Pacific, and No. 24 Arizona at the Virginia Street Gym on Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11.
September 10, 2010
Volleyball Suffers 3-1 Loss to Nevada at the Wolfpack Invitational
RENO, Nev. Anna Gott posted 26 digs for Northern Arizona volleyball in a 3-1 loss to Nevada at Virginia Street Gym on Friday in the Lumberjacks first match at the Wolfpack Invitational. NAU (4-4) lost by sets of 22-25, 25-14, 25-22, and 25-13.
September 10, 2010
Lumberjacks Fall to Pacific in Second Match at Wolfpack Invitational
RENO, Nev. Sophomore outside hitter Jen Wilson turned in her best performance of the season and tied a career-high with 16 kills and a .538 hitting percentage in Northern Arizonas 3-0 defeat against Pacific at the Virginia Street Gym on Friday night. The Lumberjacks fell by sets of 25-18, 25-18, and 25-23.
September 6, 2010
Volleyball's Christensen Named Big Sky Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah - Northern Arizona volleyball player Kobi Christensen was selected Big Sky Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. Christensen won the Fiesta Bowl Tournament Most Valuable Player this past weekend.
September 4, 2010
Volleyball Claims 11th Fiesta Bowl Tournament Title, Choate Wins 300th Career Match
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. It was an historic night for Northern Arizona womens volleyball as the Lumberjacks sealed their 11th Fiesta Bowl Tournament Championship beating Maryland Eastern Shore, 3-0, at the Rolle Activity Center on Saturday. The night was coupled with Northern Arizona Head Volleyball Coach Craig Choate winning the 300th match of his career.
September 4, 2010
Volleyball Beats Rider, Improves to 2-0 at Fiesta Bowl Tournament
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona Northern Arizona volleyball defeated Rider, 3-0, in the Lumberjacks first of two matches on Saturday at the Rolle Activity Center. Junior Kobi Christensen turned in another breakout performance as the Lumberjacks moved to 2-0 at the Fiesta Bowl Tournament.
September 3, 2010
Volleyball Hosts Fiesta Bowl Tournament at Rolle Activity Center
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona volleyball hosts the 18th Annual Fiesta Bowl Volleyball Tournament at the Rolle Activity Center on Friday, September 3 and Saturday, September 4. The tournament features three-first time entrees: Maryland Eastern Shore, Rider, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi.
September 3, 2010
Volleyball, Christensen Defeat Texas A&M Corpus Christi in Home Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Junior Kobi Christensen totaled 20 kills with a .533 hitting percentage to lift Northern Arizona womens volleyball to its first home victory over Texas A&M Corpus Christi, 3-1, at the Rolle Activity Center on Friday. With the win, Christensen put the Lumberjacks in contention for their 11th team title at the 18th Annual Fiesta Bowl Tournament.
August 28, 2010
Volleyball Finishes Wyoming Invite; Falls 3-0 in Final Match
LARAMIE, Wyo. - Northern Arizona volleyball lost to Wyoming, 3-0, in the last match of the Wyoming Invitational at the UniWyo Sports Complex on Saturday. The Lumberjacks fell by sets of 25-16, 25-14, and 27-25.
August 27, 2010
Volleyball Falls 3-0 in Season Opener at Wyoming Invite
LARAMIE, Wyo. - Northern Arizona volleyball dropped its opening match of the season, 3-0, to Central Arkansas at the UniWyo Sports Complex on Friday. The Lumberjacks lost by sets of 25-23, 25-18, and 25-17. The women play Murray State at 5 p.m. later today.
August 27, 2010
Volleyball Evens Record to 1-1 at Wyoming Invite
LARAMIE, Wyo. Northern Arizona womens volleyball defeated Murray State, 3-1, at the UniWyo Sports Complex on Friday night. The Lumberjacks evened their record at 1-1 after completing the first day of the Wyoming Invitational. NAU won by sets of 25-22, 25-18, 25-23, and 25-18.
August 27, 2010
Volleyball Edged Out by Southern Utah
LARAMIE, Wyo. - Northern Arizona volleyball played Southern Utah tight for five sets but lost 3-2 at the UniWyo Sports Complex on Saturday. The Lumberjacks dropped to 1-2 at the Wyoming Invitational.
August 26, 2010
Volleyball to Play Wyoming Tournament; 2010 Season Underway
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona womens volleyball opens the 2010 fall season at the UniWyo Wyoming Invite in Laramie, Wyo., on Friday, August 27. The Lumberjacks play four total matches this weekend opening with Central Arkansas at 11 a.m.
August 12, 2010
Volleyball Picked Seventh in Big Sky Preseason Poll
OGDEN, Utah Northern Arizona womens volleyball was picked to finish seventh in the Big Sky Conference in the annual coaches poll released on Wednesday. The Lumberjacks tied for seventh in the conference last season.
August 9, 2010
Volleyball Opens Season with First Day of Practice
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. The Northern Arizona womens volleyball team starts the 2010 season with its first day of practice on Monday at the Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks hold preseason camp until their first match against Central Arkansas at the UniWyo Wyoming Invite on August 27-28.
July 27, 2010
Volleyball Camp Itineraries Available
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona volleyball camps resume this week with two individual sessions at the Rolle Activity Center. This week's schedule can be seen by clicking the story headline.
July 26, 2010
Volleyball Awarded AVCA Team Academic Honor Second Straight Year
LEXINGTON, Ky. The Northern Arizona womens volleyball team received the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the 2009-10 season. The Lumberjacks turned in a cumulative team grade point average of 3.40.
July 16, 2010
Volleyball Camps Underway Next Week; Individual Camps Still Open
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona University Volleyball Camp will host two individual sessions this summer from July 21-24 and July 27-30 at the Rolle Activity Center. The NAU Volleyball Camp will help campers achieve their goals by providing a challenging curriculum, elite coaching and training.
June 28, 2010
NAU Volleyball Adds Assistant Coach
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Chris Gorny, who has spent the last several years coaching at BYU and Arizona State, has been named an assistant coach for Northern Arizona volleyball, announced head coach Craig Choate.
June 10, 2010
Volleyball Coaches Post Top Finishes at Adult Nationals
PHOENIX, Ariz. Northern Arizona head volleyball coach Craig Choate and assistant coach Megan Greene competed at the 81st USA Open National Volleyball Championships at the Phoenix Convention Center last week. In addition to coaching the Lumberjack women's volleyball team, Choate and Greene remain active in the sport and play the adult national tournament every year.
June 1, 2010
Volleyball Releases 2010 Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona volleyball team will host 11 home matches and the annual Fiesta Bowl Tournament during the 2010 season, as head coach Craig Choate announced the fall schedule on Monday. The Lumberjacks will open the year at the Wyoming Invite in Laramie, Wyo., on Aug. 27.
May 2, 2010
Athletics Department Hands Out Annual Awards
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. The Northern Arizona University athletic department celebrated the 2009-10 campaign on Sunday with the annual All-Sports Banquet held at the DuBois Center.
March 26, 2010
Spring Breakin with Soccer and Volleyball
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. Spring break is a time that every college athlete looks forward to for their escape from tough classes and workouts. This year the vacation spot was Palm Springs, California. A group of us volleyball girls decided to rent out a place in the area where we could lounge and feel the warmth of the sun for a few days.
March 25, 2010
Outstanding Student-Athletes Honored with Golden Eagle Awards
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc., honored 167 Northern Arizona University student-athletes for their scholastic and athletic accomplishments at the 32nd annual Golden Eagle Awards on Thursday. The Golden Eagle Awards recognize NAU student-athletes who have made significant contributions to the Lumberjack athletics program while maintaining a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average.
March 23, 2010
Dates Set for Volleyball Summer Camps
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona womens volleyball will conduct its annual youth volleyball summer camps on the NAU campus in late July. The Lumberjack coaching staff and student-athletes will work with teams and individual players throughout the three scheduled camps from July 19-21, 21-24, and 27-30.
March 16, 2010
Volleyball Announces Spring Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. The womens volleyball team will begin its preparation for the 2010 fall season with four scheduled play dates over the next month. The 2010 Lumberjacks lose just one senior and will return eight players who appeared in at least 20 of the 25 matches played in 2009.
February 2, 2010
Volleyball Team Earns Seven All-Academic Selections
OGDEN, Utah The Northern Arizona womens volleyball team landed seven student-athletes on the Big Sky Conferences All-Academic team. The Lumberjacks finished tied for third with Portland State with the most selections in the conference.
December 9, 2009
NAU Athletics Conducting Toy Drive for Salvation Army
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. The Northern Arizona University athletics department will host a toy drive this week at its two basketball games on campus. Fans who bring a new unwrapped toy will receive FREE general admission. All donations will go to the Salvation Army.
November 27, 2009
Volleyballs Dallmann Named Outstanding Freshman
OGDEN, Utah Northern Arizona volleyballs Kelli Dallmann received the Outstanding Freshman Award, the Big Sky Conference announced on Thursday. The awards were decided following a vote by the leagues nine head coaches and were announced from the site of the championship on Nov. 26.
November 25, 2009
Volleyball Signee Lands on 2009-10 Under Armour Girls High School All-America Team
LEXINGTON, Ky. The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its 4th annual Girls High School All-America Team with Northern Arizona volleyball recruit Niki Small (Ashland, Ore.) receiving honorable mention honors.
November 21, 2009
Volleyballs Dallmann Adds to Triple-Double Total, Lumberjacks Defeated by Northern Colorado in Season Finale
GREELEY, Colo. Kelli Dallmann recorded her third triple-double of the season during Northern Arizona volleyballs 3-1 loss to Northern Colorado on Saturday at the Butler-Hancock Center in the Lumberjacks final match of the year. NAU fell by scores of 25-22, 25-19, 20-25 and 25-16 finishing the year 8-17 overall and 5-11 in the Big Sky Conference.
November 19, 2009
Volleyball to Close Season at Northern Colorado
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona volleyball will play its final match of the 2009 season on Saturday at Northern Colorado on Saturday, November 21 at 7 p.m. The Lumberjacks were eliminated from Big Sky Championship contention last weekend with losses to Portland State (3-0) and Eastern Washington (3-0).
November 16, 2009
Volleyball Signs One, Small to Join Lumberjack Roster in 2010
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona volleyball announced Niki Small has signed a National Letter of Intent and will play for the 2010 NAU Lumberjacks next fall. Small, from Ashland, Ore., is a 6-1 middle blocker averaging 4.2 kills-per-set with a .570 kill percentage as a senior at Ashland High School.
November 14, 2009
Volleyball Drops 3-0 Decision at Eastern Washington
CHENEY, Wash. Northern Arizona volleyball lost its third-straight match with a 3-0 defeat at Eastern Washington on Saturday night at Reese Court. The Lumberjacks postseason chances ended with the loss and Montanas win over Sacramento State.
November 13, 2009
Volleyball Swept by Portland State, Dallmann Puts Up Double-Double
PORTLAND, Ore. Freshman Kelli Dallmann recorded her ninth double-double of the season in a 3-0 loss to the Big Sky Conferences first-place team Portland State on Friday at the Stott Center. Dallmann totaled 17 assists and 12 kills as the Lumberjacks fell by scores of 25-22, 25-17, and 25-23.
November 11, 2009
Volleyball to Take on Two of the Conference's Top Performers in Portland State and Eastern Washington
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona volleyball will play matches this weekend at first-place Portland State and third-place Eastern Washington on Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14, respectively. Both matches are scheduled for 8 p.m. starts. The Lumberjacks fell to Portland State 3-0 and defeated Eastern Washington 3-2 at home earlier this year.
November 7, 2009
Volleyball Falls to Montana 3-0, Mays-Robinson Recognized on Senior Night
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Senior setter Jana Mays-Robinson played in her final home match at the Rolle Activity Center on Saturday night recording 11 assists and seven digs in Northern Arizona volleyballs 3-0 loss to Montana. The Lumberjacks, positioned in sixth place in the Big Sky Conference standings, could have gained a full game on the fourth-place Grizzlies, but were defeated in straight sets by scores of 25-14, 25-18, and 25-23.
November 6, 2009
Lumberjacks Sweep Montana State, Will Face Montana on Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Kelli Dallmann led all players with 16 kills and a .419 hitting percentage as the Northern Arizona womens volleyball team defeated Montana State 3-1 at the Rolle Activity Center on Thursday night. The Lumberjacks won by scores of 25-14, 25-20, 21-25, and 25-22.
November 4, 2009
Volleyball Closes Home Schedule with Montana State and Montana
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona volleyball will play its final home stand of the 2009 season with a pair of matches scheduled against Montana State and Montana this weekend. The Lumberjacks have Montana State on Thursday and Montana on Saturday at the Rolle Activity Center with both matches schedule for 7:05 p.m. start times.
October 31, 2009
Missed Opportunities for Volleyball in 3-1 Defeat
POCATELLO, Idaho Northern Arizona volleyball took a step back on Saturday with a 3-1 loss to Idaho State. The Lumberjacks were down 2-0, rallied to win the third set, but ultimately fell in the fourth and final frame. NAU lost the match by scores of 25-20, 25-19, 20-25, and 25-16.
October 31, 2009
Volleyball Tops Weber State, Big Sky Race Heats Up
OGDEN, Utah Northern Arizona volleyball continued its push for a postseason bid with a 3-0 sweep over Weber State on Friday night. The Lumberjacks picked up their fourth Big Sky Conference win and remain behind Sacramento State and Montana for the final spot in the championship tournament.
October 29, 2009
Pair of Matches for Volleyball on the Road
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona volleyball travels to Weber State and Idaho State this weekend with matches scheduled for Friday, October, 30 and Saturday, October 31 both with 6 p.m. start times. The Lumberjacks defeated Weber State (3-1) earlier in the year at home but fell later that same weekend to Idaho State (3-1).
October 22, 2009
Volleyball Unable to Fight Off Sacramento State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona womens volleyball outhit Sacramento State .235 to .222, but the Lumberjacks were unable to translate the stat line to the scoreboard falling to the Hornets 3-1 at Rolle Activity Center on Thursday. NAU was defeated by scores of 25-21, 24-26, 25-22, and 25-23
October 21, 2009
Volleyball Gets Sacramento State at Home on Thursday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona volleyball will play one match this week, its second and final regular season match against Sacramento State this season held at the Rolle Activity Center at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday. The Lumberjacks lost to the Hornets 3-1 on Sept. 24 in Sacramento, Calif.
October 17, 2009
Volleyballs Win Streak Snapped by Portland State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona volleyballs upset weekend was halted with a 3-0 loss to Portland State on Saturday night at the Rolle Activity Center. After defeating first place Eastern Washington on Thursday, the Lumberjacks were downed by scores of 25-22, 25-14, and 25-20.
October 16, 2009
Volleyball Pulls Out Five-Set Thriller, Stuns First Place Eastern Washington
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona volleyball pulled out a 3-2 win over Eastern Washington on Thursday night at the Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks defeated the Big Sky Conferences first place team after opening a two-set lead, dropping the next two, and then finishing the Eagles off in the fifth and final set. NAU won by sets of 25-23, 25-12, 19-25, 26-28, and 15-12.
October 15, 2009
Volleyball Prepares for First Place Teams in Eastern Washington and Portland State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona volleyball faces its toughest challenge to date when Eastern Washington and Portland State arrive for matches on Thursday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 17. The Eagles and Vikings are locked in a three-way tie with Northern Colorado for first place in the Big Sky Conference.
October 10, 2009
Volleyball Notches Second Conference Win
BOZEMAN, Mont. Lauren Campbell led all players with 13 kills as the Northern Arizona volleyball team defeated Montana State 3-0 on Saturday. The Lumberjacks improved to 2-4 in the Big Sky Conference winning sets by 25-21, 25-18, and 25-10.
October 9, 2009
Volleyball Falls 3-0 to Montana
MISSOULA, Mont. Northern Arizona volleyball fell 3-0 to Montana at the West Auxiliary Gym on Friday night. The Lumberjacks were downed by sets of 25-18, 25-19, and 25-23.
October 8, 2009
Volleyball to Play Pair of Matches in Montana
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona volleyball travels to Montana for a pair of matches this weekend, its first weekend road trip since the Trojan Invitational in early September. The Lumberjacks face Montana on Friday, October 9 at 6 p.m. in Missoula then play Montana State at 6 p.m. in Bozeman on Saturday, October 10.
October 3, 2009
NAU Volleyball Held Off by Northern Colorado
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Jen Wilson and Ashley Ames posted career-highs while combining for 26 kills but were unable to force Northern Colorado to a fifth set as Northern Arizona volleyball fell to 1-3 in the Big Sky Conference at the Rolle Activity Center Saturday night. The Lumberjacks were defeated by scores of 22-25, 25-16, 30-28, and 25-22.
October 2, 2009
Volleyball Hosts Northern Colorado on Saturday Night
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona volleyball will play just one match for the second consecutive week hosting Northern Colorado on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks are 4-8 overall and 1-2 in the Big Sky Conference after a 3-1 loss at Sacramento State last Thursday.
September 25, 2009
Volleyball Pushes Sacramento State Throughout in Four-Set Defeat
SACRAMENTO, Calif. Freshman Jen Wilson posted a breakout performance with 14 kills and a .464 hitting percentage as the Lumberjacks nearly pulled out a 3-1 victory at Sacramento State on Thursday night. The Lumberjacks held a 21-16 lead in the fourth set, but Sacramento State rallied in the late stages to preserve the win.
September 22, 2009
Volleyball Travels to Sacramento State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. After splitting last weekends Big Sky matches against Weber State and Idaho State, Northern Arizona volleyball will play its first league road match against Sacramento State on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. NAU is 4-7 overall and 1-1 in the Big Sky this fall.
September 19, 2009
Volleyball Collects First Conference Win Against Weber State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona volleyball picked up its first Big Sky Conference win of the season with a 3-1 victory over Weber State on Saturday night at the Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks defeated the Wildcats by scores of 25-13, 21-25, 25-21, and 25-22.
September 18, 2009
Lumberjacks Fall in Four Sets to Idaho State, Dallmann Posts Triple-Double
FLAGSTAFF Kelli Dallmann did all she could to help Northern Arizona volleyball pull out a win over Idaho State, but the freshman outside hitter, who doubles as the teams reserve setter, was unable carry the Lumberjacks to their first Big Sky Conference win. NAU lost 3-1 to the Bengals at the Rolle Activity Center Thursday night in the conference opener for both teams.
September 18, 2009
Former Big Sky Championship Volleyball Team Enters Hall of Fame on 10th Anniversary
November 20, 1999. Northern Arizona volleyball captures its first and only Big Sky Championship sending the Lumberjacks to the Womens Division I NCAA Championships in College Station, Texas. A decade later, the 1999 NAU volleyball team remains the most successful in program history and will become the 13th team to be inducted into the NAU Athletics Hall of Fame.
September 17, 2009
Volleyball Starts Conference Play with Idaho State and Weber State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona volleyball will open the Big Sky Conference schedule playing Idaho State on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. and Weber State on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. The Lumberjacks went 3-6 in non-conference play going 1-2 in each of their three tournament appearances this fall.
September 12, 2009
Volleyball Splits Final Two Matches at Fiesta Bowl Tournament, Gott and Campbell Named to All-Tournament Team
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona volleyball posted its first victory at the 2009 Fiesta Bowl Tournament with a 3-0 sweep over The Citadel on Saturday at the Rolle Activity Center. Lauren Campbell and Kobi Christensen combined for 22 kills to lead NAU to its third win on the season. In Saturdays second match, the Lumberjacks fell 3-1 to tournament champion Utah State.
September 11, 2009
Volleyball Rallies to a Fifth-Set, Falls 3-2 to Wyoming in Home Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Lauren Campbell hit a career-high .375 with 19 kills as Northern Arizona volleyball pushed Wyoming to five sets, but the Lumberjacks were unable to capture the win in a 3-2 defeat at Rolle Activity Center Friday night on day one of the 2009 Fiesta Bowl Tournament. The women will play two matches on Saturday at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
September 9, 2009
Volleyball Set to Host 2009 Fiesta Bowl Tournament
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona women's volleyball kicks off its home schedule with the 2009 Fiesta Bowl Tournament from Friday, Sept. 11 to Saturday, Sept. 12. In all, six matches will be played on Friday and Saturday between NAU, Wyoming, The Citadel, and Utah State.
September 5, 2009
Volleyball Defeated by No. 16 USC in Trojan Invitational Finale
LOS ANGELES, Calif. Lexi Sullivan hit .333 for the match with 10 kills and five digs in Northern Arizona volleyballs 3-0 loss to No. 16 USC at the Galen Center on Saturday. Despite dropping a 3-0 decision, the Lumberjacks pushed the nationally ranked Trojans in all three sets.
September 4, 2009
Team Effort Propels Volleyball to 3-1 Win Over Florida Gulf Coast at Trojan Invitational
LOS ANGELES, Calif. Three Northern Arizona volleyball players totaled double-digits in kills as the Lumberjacks rolled to a 3-1 win over Florida Gulf Coast at the Galen Center on Friday night.
September 3, 2009
Volleyball Drops 3-0 Match to No. 21 Pepperdine at Trojan Invitational
MALIBU, Calif. Northern Arizona volleyball opened the Trojan Invitational with a 3-0 loss to No. 21 Pepperdine at the Firestone Fieldhouse on Thursday night. The Lumberjacks dropped sets by scores of 25-15, 25-13, and 25-11.
September 2, 2009
Volleyball Travels to Trojan Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona volleyball travels to Los Angeles, Calif., for the three-day Holiday Inn LA City Center Trojan Invitational from Thursday, Sept. 3 to Saturday, Sept. 5. The Lumberjacks will play at No. 21 Pepperdine on Thursday at 7 p.m., Florida Gulf Coast on Friday at 4:30 p.m. and No. 16 USC at 10 a.m. No. 16 USC and No. 21 Pepperdine are co-hosting the four-team tournament.
August 30, 2009
Volleyball Defeated by Tulsa 3-0 to Close Bronco Invitational
BOISE, Idaho In its final match of the 2009 Boise State Bronco Invitational, Northern Arizona womens volleyball fell 3-0 to tournament champion Tulsa on Saturday. The Lumberjacks were defeated by scores of 25-17, 25-20, and 25-20.
August 29, 2009
Volleyball Suffers First Loss at Bronco Invitational
BOISE, Idaho Freshman outside hitter Lauren Campbell posted her second straight double-double, but Northern Arizona womens volleyball suffered its first loss of the season in a narrow five-set match against Cal State Northridge on Saturday at the Boise State Bronco Classic. The Lumberjacks fell by sets of 25-23, 11-25, 26-24, 14-25, 12-15.
August 28, 2009
Volleyball Tops Boise State at Bronco Invitational
BOISE, Idaho Northern Arizona womens volleyball picked up its first victory of the 2009 season with a 3-1 victory over Boise State on Friday on day one of competition at the Boise State Bronco Invitational. NAU (1-0) won its fourth-consecutive season opener by sets of 18-25, 28-26, 25-21, and 25-22.
August 26, 2009
Volleyball to Play in 2009 Boise State Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona womens volleyball opens the 2009 season this weekend in Boise, Idaho at the Boise State Bronco Invitational with three scheduled matches. The Lumberjacks will play on Friday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. and twice on Saturday, Aug. 29 with matches against Cal State Northridge at 9 a.m. and Tulsa at 4 p.m.
August 12, 2009
Volleyball Season Preview: Young Squad Gears up for 2009
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - When a new coach takes over a struggling program, positive results can often take some time. But while the NAU volleyball team still has plenty of goals to reach, second-year head coach Craig Choate led the Lumberjacks to their best record in seven years last season, and this is clearly a team on its way up.
August 11, 2009
Portland State Volleyball Picked to Win the Big Sky Conference in 2009
OGDEN, Utah - Portland State has been chosen to win the 2009 Big Sky Conference title according to a vote by the leagues head coaches. The poll was released on Tuesday by the league and coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams. NAU was picked to finish seventh of the nine teams in the conference.
August 9, 2009
2009 Athletics Hall of Fame Recipients Announced
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Former football standout Alvin Rex and the most successful volleyball team in school history will be inducted into the Northern Arizona University Athletics Hall of Fame, Athletics Director Jim Fallis announced. Dr. L. Stephen Rice will receive the Athletics Contributor Award.
July 31, 2009
Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award
LEXINGTON, Ken. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced that 409 teams earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2008-09 season, and NAU was one of 71 Division I teams to earn the honor.
July 20, 2009
Freshman Anna Gott Wins AAU Junior Beach Volleyball National Championship
HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. Incoming freshman Anna Gott (Phoenix, Ariz./Desert Vista), an accomplished beach player, added a big win to her resume on July 19 when she teamed with Betsi Metter to win the 18 and under girls AAU Junior Beach Volleyball National Championship.
July 10, 2009
2009 Volleyball Schedule Highlighted by TV Matches and Nationally Ranked Opponents
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Two traditionally nationally-ranked opponents and nine television matches highlight the Northern Arizona volleyball schedule for 2009, which also includes the annual Fiesta Bowl Tournament in Flagstaff on Sept. 11-12.