The greatest season in Wesleyan University volleyball history came to an end Thursday night despite a valiant effort by the Cardinals as No. 6 Juniata rallied to win 3-2 by scores of 20-25, 25-13, 18-25, 25-22, and 15-12 in the Elite Eight of the 2018 NCAA Division III Championships at the A.J. Palumbo Center on the campus of Duquesne University.
results & upcoming eventscomposite schedule nescac standings
For the first time in program history, the Wesleyan University volleyball team has advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division III Championships. The Cardinals won the Providence Regional by defeating No. 2 Johnson & Wales, 3-1, in which they snapped the Wildcats’ 33-match win streak. The final eight teams remaining in the tournament were reseeded and Wesleyan (20-5) secured the No. 7 seed. The Cardinals will continue their quest for a national title on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. against seconded-seeded Juniata (27-3) in the A.J. Palumbo Center on the campus of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa. Saint Vincent College and Sports PITTSBURGH will serve as tournament hosts.
Phia Bellizzi and Kaira Muraoka-Robertson of the Wesleyan University volleyball team were honored once again by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) on Tuesday as Bellizzi earned Third Team All-America laurels and Muraoka-Robertson was named an All-American Honorable Mention.
The Wesleyan University volleyball team upset No. 2 Johnson & Wales in the Providence regional final on Sunday at the 2018 NCAA Division III Championships, 3-1. The Cardinals (20-5) advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time in program history as they snapped the Wildcats’ 33-match win streak. The lost is Johnson & Wales’ (33-2) first since the season-opener.
Junior setter Kaira Muraoka-Robertson and sophomore libero Phia Bellizzi of the Wesleyan University volleyball team were named to the 2018 Division III All-Northeast Region Team, as announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). Additionally, Nicole Hilton and Stasie Litinsky earned Honorable Mention.
For the first time in program history, the Wesleyan University volleyball team has advanced to the regional finals of the NCAA Division III Championships as the Cardinals swept Springfield College on Saturday afternoon, 3-0. Wesleyan (19-5) defeated the Pride (24-8) by scores of 25-18, 25-17, 25-15 and will face the winner of No. 2 Johnson & Wales vs. New Paltz tomorrow at 2 p.m. for a chance to reach the NCAA quarterfinals.