2014-15 Volleyball News
September 13, 2014
Schmidt’s Ten Kills Paces UMBC in 3-0 Loss Against Coppin State
The UMBC volleyball team (4-5) dropped their fifth match in a row, losing 3-0 to Coppin State on the final day of the Maddie Bingaman Memorial Tournament. Senior Hannah Schmidt (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales) paced the Retrievers with ten kills.
September 12, 2014
UMBC Volleyball Falls, 3-0, to Eastern Michigan on Day One of Maddie Bingaman Tournament
The UMBC volleyball team fell, 3-0 (16-25, 22-25, 16-25), on Friday at the RAC. Krystal Mlemchukwu (Baltimore, Md./Western Tech) led the Retrievers with nine kills, adding three total blocks. UMBC returns to action tomorrow, September 13 against Coppin State.
September 11, 2014
UMBC Volleyball Hosts Sixth Annual Maddie Bingaman Memorial Tournament This Weekend
The UMBC volleyball team will welcome Eastern Michigan University and Coppin State University to the RAC for the Maddie Bingaman Memorial Tournament. The sixth edition of the annual event will pit the Retrievers against EMU on Friday, and Coppin State on Saturday with EMU and Coppin State facing off Saturday.
September 6, 2014
UMBC Closes Out BYU Invitational on Saturday with Losses to #10 BYU and #5 Washington
The UMBC volleyball team fell in both of their matches on Saturday. The Retrievers lost to #10 BYU in the morning 3-0, before faltering to #5 Washington in the nightcap by the same result. UMBC falls to 4-3 on the year after the losses.
September 5, 2014
Retrievers Fall, 3-0, to Utah Valley University on Day One of BYU Invitational
The UMBC volleyball team dropped their first match of the season, 3-0, at the hands of Utah Valley University on Friday night. Krystal Mlemchukwu (Baltimore, Md./Western Tech) paced the Retrievers with seven kills. UMBC falls to 4-1 on the year.
September 3, 2014
Volleyball Travels to Utah to Take Part in the BYU Invitational This Weekend
UMBC volleyball will face Utah Valley, #5 Washington, and #10 BYU in the two day event. The Retrievers look to continue their fast start, following their win at the UMES Hawks Hullabaloo Tournament last weekend. The 4-0 start is the first for UMBC since 2007.
September 2, 2014
Volleyball Grabs Two of Three Weekly Awards From the Conference
UMBC volleyball wrapped up its impressive opening weekend by receiving two conference accolades.
August 30, 2014
Volleyball Sweeps Saturday to Win Hawks Hullabaloo Holiday Tournament
The UMBC volleyball team swept two matches for the second straight day and won the Hawks Hullabaloo Holiday Tournament on Saturday at UMES. In addition, the two wins moved the Retrievers to a 4-0 start for the first time since 2007.
August 29, 2014
Volleyball Opens 2014 With Two Straight-Set Victories
UMBC started its 2014 season with a pair of victories on Friday, beating South Dakota State and Fairleigh Dickinson in the Hawks Hullabaloo Holiday Tournament at UMES.
August 28, 2014
Volleyball Opens 2014 Slate at the Hawks Holiday Hullabaloo Tournament
The UMBC volleyball team jumpstarts its 2014 season on Friday, Aug. 29 when it travels to UMES for the first day of the Hawks Holiday Hullabaloo Tournament.
August 22, 2014
Blanchard Names Schmidt and Miller 2014 Volleyball Captains
UMBC Volleyball Head Coach Ian Blanchard has named senior outside hitter Hannah Schmidt and junior setter Paige Miller team captains for the 2014 season.
August 20, 2014
Volleyball Tagged as America East Preseason Favorite
For the first time since 2007, the UMBC volleyball team has been picked as the America East preseason favorite in the league’s annual preseason poll, as announced by the conference office on Wednesday. Voting was conducted by the league’s seven coaches, who were not permitted to vote for their own teams.
August 18, 2014
Blanchard Adds Liu to UMBC Volleyball Coaching Staff
Jeffrey Liu has been added to the UMBC volleyball coaching staff, coming on as an assistant coach, as announced by head coach Ian Blanchard on Monday.
July 24, 2014
UMBC Volleyball Reveals Ambitious 2014 Schedule
BALTIMORE – After reaching the championship match of the America East tournament last season, the UMBC volleyball team will make two trips west this season, and face three NCAA Tournament participants from 2013, in addition to the always rigorous conference slate, as a apart of an ambitious 2014 regular season schedule, Retriever head coach Ian Blanchard announced on Thursday afternoon.
July 7, 2014
UMBC Volleyball Adds Paola Rojas for 2014 Season
BALTIMORE – Versatile middle hitter Paola Rojas has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) and has committed to play at UMBC for the 2014 season, head coach Ian Blanchard announced on Monday afternoon.