NEWPORT, R.I.- After completing one of the most successful four-year careers of any athlete to come through Bryant University, Delia Glover (Marston Mills, Mass.) was honored with the RIAIAW Award in a ceremony last week at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island .
SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Once again in 2009, as it has for the past 15 years, the Bryant University volleyball team got involved in their community, volunteering at the 2009 Northern Rhode Island Special Olympics, hosted on Bryant's campus Saturday.
SMITHFIELD, R.I. It was an historic year for Bryant University Athletics in 2008-09 and Friday night at the annual Athletics Awards Banquet, the Bulldogs celebrated the program first year competing in Division I.
SMITHFIELD, R.I. - After a strong inaugural season of Division I play in 2008, the Bryant University volleyball team is ready to jumpstart Year Two, and head coach Theresa Garlacy is pleased to announce the addition of a quartet of talented incoming freshmen to the Bulldogs' returning core, a group that will put the Bulldogs in prime shape to take on the Northeast Conference in 2009.
SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Ten Bryant University volleyball alumni, including a pair of Hall of Famers, returned to campus and to the Chace Athletic Center Saturday afternoon to take part in the 2009 alumni match, hosted by the current Bulldog team.
SMITHFIELD, R.I. - Former assistant coach Lauren Amundson was named head volleyball coach at Division II Stonehill College Monday afternoon, as announced by Stonehill Athletic Director Brendan Sullivan.
Amundson spent two seasons with the Bulldogs, helping the program transition into the Division I ranks in 2008.
SMITHFIELD, RI - More than 100 family and friends, teammates and coaches, Bryant University welcomed four new members into its Athletics Hall of Fame Friday evening at the Bello Center. This years Class includes Kevin Barletta 03 (Mens Lacrosse), Bumni Akinnusotu 03 (Womens Volleyball) Bobby Brown 90 (Golf) and Greg Wolyniec 01 (Football).
Her family had no money for college, so in the spring of her senior year at Woonsocket High School she pursued an option that required courage more than cash. The U.S. Marine Corps. Her life was about to change with that decision, she knew, but in a way she never could have expected.
The 2008-09 athletic year was supposed to be a special one in the halls of the Chace Athletic Center and the rest of the Bryant University community, but no one knew just how exceptional it would turn out to be.
And for at least one program, Bulldog volleyball, the inaugural Division I season would not simply be one for the history books, but one for the record books as well.
SMITHFIELD, R.I. - Bryant University head coach Theresa Garlacy is pleased to announce the signing of Emily Kaup (Chandler, Ariz.) and Karli Davis (Freeport, Ill.) to a National Letter of Intent to participate in volleyball at Bryant University in the fall of 2009.
SMITHFIELD, R.I. - Despite inspired playing on the part of the Bryant University volleyball team in its season finale, the Bulldogs, who saw two players earn double-doubles and another earn a rare triple-double, weren't able to hold on for a win over North Dakota Saturday afternoon, falling, 3-2, in the 2008 National Transitions Challenge at the Chace Athletic Center.
SMITHFIELD, R.I. Despite 20 total kills from freshman Maria Scocca (Melrose, Mass.), the Bryant University volleyball team couldnt pull out a win in its two-match opening day of the 2008 National Transitions Challenge hosted by the Bulldogs, as Bryant fell to Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, 3-1, before losing to the University of South Dakota, 3-0, at the Chace Athletic Center Friday.
SMITHFIELD, RI -- For NCAA Division I transitional teams all over the country this weekend, there will be no conference tournament, no playoffs, no NCAA berth. But in lieu of the NCAA Tournament, six teams will have a championship of their own this weekend, as Bryant University hosted the first annual National Transitions Challenge.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - Despite a double-double from senior co-captain Maureen Atkins (Fenton, Mo.), the Bryant University volleyball team fell to Central Connecticut State University, 3-0, Wednesday night at Detrick Gymnasium.
NEWARK - Despite 16 total kills from freshman Hilary Andrews (Tipp City, Ohio) on Day Two of the NJIT Halloween Classic, the Bryant University volleyball team couldn't overcome its opponents, falling to Providence College, 3-0, before dropping a 3-0 bout to host NJIT Saturday afternoon.
NEWARK, NJ The Bulldogs rolled past Howard 3-1 Friday evening, 3-1, behind double-digit kills from Hillary Andrews (Tipp City, Ohio), Jazmin Stoner (Durango, Colo.), and Maria Scocca (Melrose, Mass.) to pick up their 16th win of the season.
SMITHFIELD, RI - Led by double-digit kills from freshmen Jazmin Stoner (Durango, Colo.) and Maria Scocca (Melrose, Mass.), the Bryant University volleyball team took a convincing 3-0 win over Chicago State University Friday night at the Chace Athletic Center.
SMITHFIELD, RI - After three tries and 13 road wins, the Bryant University volleyball team got its first Division I victory in front of its home crowd Tuesday night, as the Bulldogs toppled crosstown rival Providence College in a 3-2 thriller at the Chace Athletic Center.
SMITHFIELD, RI - The Bryant University volleyball team struggled against one of the Northeast Conference's top teams in Long Island University, falling to the Blackbirds, 3-0, Saturday afternoon at the Chace Athletic Center.
SEATTLE - The Bryant University volleyball team got a taste of the West Coast way of doing things during the Seattle University Dig for the Cure Classic, falling twice in Sunday's final day of competition, 3-0, to both the University of South Dakota and host Seattle University at the Connolly Center.
SEATTLE - In a match characterized by long rallies and a quick tempo, the Bryant University volleyball team found themselves in a true dogfight Saturday morning against the University of North Dakota - and the Bulldogs fought to one of their toughest showdowns of the season.
HAMDEN, Conn. Sophomore Adrienne Boss (Dracut, Mass.) served up a stellar performance Wednesday night against future Northeast Conference rival Quinnipiac University, collecting 16 kills to lead the Bryant University volleyball team to a 3-1 road win.
The Bulldogs (13-9) needed extra points to take wins in the first and second games, topping Quinnipiac, 26-24 and 28-26, respectively. The Bobcats (3-20) came back in the third set, taking a 25-22 victory, but they wouldnt be able to harness the Bryant offense a force which dominated the fourth set, 25-15, with a .533 hitting percentage.
LORETTO, Pa. Freshman Hilary Andrews (Tipp City, Ohio) again led the Bulldogs with her fifth double-double of the season Sunday afternoon, but it wouldnt be enough, as the Bryant University volleyball team fell, 3-2, to future Northeast Conference rival Saint Francis (Pa.) in a closely contested matchup at the DeGol Arena.
Andrewss 16 kills led the game for the Bulldogs (12-9), who saw its two other rookies Jazmin Stoner (Durango, Colo.) and Maria Scocca (Melrose, Mass.) also register double-digit kills, with 13 and 15, respectively. Sophomore setter Miranda Kolb (Holt, Mich.) also recorded a double-double, with 10 digs to compliment 50 assists. Andrews recorded 16 digs to complete her double-double.
HANOVER, NH - Led by 24 kills over two matches from freshman Maria Scocca (Melrose, Mass.) Saturday, the Bryant University volleyball team split its matches at the Robert Morris Tournament, topping Saint Francis (NY), 3-0, before falling to host RMU, 3-1, in the nightcap.
Scocca led the Bulldogs in both contests, recording 10 kills in the win over the Terriers (0-21), with 14 more coming against Robert Morris (12-6). The rookie also recorded a team-high seven blocks on the day (2 solo, 5 block assists).
SMITHFIELD, RI - Despite an early two-set lead and a double-double from freshman Hilary Andrews (Tipp City, Ohio), the Bryant University volleyball team couldn't pull out a win Thursday night, dropping a 3-2 heartbreaker to Northeast Conference opponent Fairleigh Dickinson University at the Chace Athletic Center.
The Bulldogs (11-7) took an early lead in the first set before the Knights (12-7) came back to tie it late in the game. The set remained knotted into extra points - 27-27 and 28-28 - before the rookie duo of Maria Scocca (Melrose, Mass.) and Jazmin Stoner (Durango, Colo.) came up with a big block that came before Stoner's game-winning kill for a 30-28 Bulldog victory in set one.
The Bryant University volleyball team returns home after a six-game roadtrip to host future Northeast Conference rival Fairleigh Dickinson University at the Chace Athletic Center, Thursday, October 2 at 6 p.m. This is the first meeting between the Bulldogs (11-6) and the Knights (11-7).
HANOVER, NH - Led by 35 total kills and 15 blocks from freshman Maria Scocca (Melrose, Mass.), the Bryant University volleyball team wrapped up the Dartmouth Tournament with a Day Two split, falling to Harvard, 3-1, before overtaking the host Big Green in Saturday's nightcap, 3-1.
After a strong opening set against the Crimson in the morning match - and a convincing 25-10 victory - the Bulldogs struggled to contain the Harvard (4-7) offense, despite a double-double from freshman Hilary Andrews (Tipp City, Ohio), her third of the year. The rookie tied a game high with 14 kills, also registering 11 digs in the four-set loss.