2019 Bryant University Volleyball News

  • Bryant battles Brown Tuesday at the Chace
    September 16, 2019
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University volleyball team meets in-state foe Brown for the fourth-consecutive season when the Bulldogs host the Bears Tuesday night at the Chace Athletic Center.
  • Saturday split gives Bryant 2-1 weekend at Army
    September 14, 2019
    WEST POINT, N.Y. – The Bryant University volleyball team split the final day of the Black Knights Invitational Saturday with a sweep of Binghamton and three-set loss to Army West Point to earn a 2-1 result for the second straight weekend.
  • Bryant downs Kent State in first five-set match of 2019
    September 13, 2019
    WEST POINT, N.Y. – Sophomore Maya Popernik (Chicago, Ill.) hit .371 with a career-high 15 kills and was one of three Bulldogs with a double-double as the Bryant University volleyball team battled for a five-set win over Kent State Friday afternoon at the Black Knights Invitational.
  • Bryant travels to West Point for weekend invitational
    September 12, 2019
    WEST POINT, N.Y. – After a 3-1 stretch on a four-match homestand, the Bryant University volleyball team travels to the Black Knights Invitational this weekend for three matches hosted by Army West Point. The Bulldogs will face Kent State Friday before taking on Binghamton and Army West Point Saturday.
  • McGovern, DaCosta named Navigant Athletes of the Week
    September 10, 2019
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University volleyball freshman Emma McGovern (Long Beach, N.Y.) and men’s soccer senior Alex DaCosta (Bristol, R.I.) have been selected as the first Navigant Credit Union Athletes of the Week for the week ending Sept. 8. 
  • Bryant closes out Providence in four Tuesday
    September 10, 2019
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Four Bulldogs posted double-digit kill totals as the Bryant University volleyball team collected a four-set victory over Providence Tuesday night at the Chace Athletic Center.
  • Bryant battles Providence Tuesday at the Chace
    September 09, 2019
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University volleyball team closes out a four-match stretch at the Chace Athletic Center with an in-state battle Tuesday night against Providence.
  • McGovern collects second Molten/NEC Rookie of the Week
    September 09, 2019
    SOMERSET, N.J. – Bryant University volleyball freshman Emma McGovern (Long Beach, N.Y.) collected her second Molten/Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week honor in as many weeks to begin her collegiate career, as announced Monday by the NEC office.
  • Sweep of Marist earns Bryant 2-1 weekend showing
    September 07, 2019
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – A Saturday evening sweep of Marist gave the Bryant University volleyball team a split of the final day of the Hampton Inn-vitational at the Chace Athletic Center.
  • Bryant sweeps North Dakota in 2019 home opener
    September 06, 2019
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University volleyball team opened its 2019 home slate with a sweep of North Dakota Friday evening in the Bulldogs’ first match of the Hampton Inn-vitational.
  • Bryant hosts Hampton Inn-vitational Friday and Saturday
    September 05, 2019
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University volleyball team begins a stretch of four straight matches at the Chace Athletic Center when it hosts the Hampton Inn-vitational Friday and Saturday.
  • Motu'apuaka brings pride in Tongan heritage onto the court
    September 05, 2019
    Bryant University volleyball junior Alisi Motu'apuaka (Virginia Beach, Va.) wears Black & Gold on the No. 9 Bryant jersey she has sported for her three seasons in Smithfield.
  • McGovern selected as Molten/NEC Rookie of the Week
    September 03, 2019
    SOMERSET, N.J. – Bryant University volleyball freshman Emma McGovern (Long Beach, N.Y.) has been named Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week for the week ending Sept. 1, as announced Tuesday by the NEC office.
  • Bulldogs defeated Tuesday at New Hampshire
    September 03, 2019
    DURHAM, N.H. – The Bryant University volleyball team was defeated in straight sets Tuesday night by New Hampshire at Lundholm Gymnasium.
  • Bryant meets New Hampshire Tuesday in Granite State
    September 02, 2019
    DURHAM, N.H. – The Bryant University volleyball team returns to New England to close out a four-match season-opening road trip when the Bulldogs face New Hampshire Tuesday night.
  • Bulldogs defeated by FGCU, Akron Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Bryant University volleyball team was defeated by FGCU and Akron Saturday in the final day of the Homewood Suites Fort Myers Classic.
  • Bryant downed by San Diego State in season opener
    August 30, 2019
    FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Bryant University volleyball team was downed in three sets by San Diego State Friday to open the season at the Homewood Suites Fort Myers Classic.
  • Letter to alumnae: Theresa Garlacy
    August 29, 2019
    Throughout the summer, Bryant Volleyball alumnae wrote letters about their experiences as part of the Bulldog program. To conclude our weekly series, Bryant head coach Theresa Garlacy reflects on her first 25 seasons in Smithfield and looks ahead to the 2019 season.
  • Bryant opens 2019 Friday & Saturday in Fort Myers
    August 29, 2019
    FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Bryant University volleyball team opens its 2019 season and Northeast Conference title defense this weekend when the Bulldogs play three matches at the FGCU Invitational.
  • 2019 Preview: Middles, Outsides, Opposites
    August 28, 2019
    This is the second of a two-part series previewing the 2019 Bryant University volleyball team.
  • 2019 Preview: Liberos/DS, Setters
    August 27, 2019
    This is the first of a two-part series previewing the 2019 Bryant University volleyball team. Wednesday, BryantBulldogs.com will look at the middle blockers, outside hitters and opposites. SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Junior Erika Ward (Rochester, Mich.) enters her third year in Smithfield coming off a sophomore season to remember.
  • Letters from alumnae: Elysce Tackmann
    August 22, 2019
    Each Thursday this summer, Bryant University Volleyball alumnae will reflect on their experiences as a student-athlete at Bryant and playing for Coach Garlacy. This Thursday's installment is from Elysce Tackmann, who played at Bryant from 2003-06.
  • Bryant selected to finish fourth in NEC preseason poll
    August 15, 2019
    SOMERSET, N.J. – The Bryant University volleyball team was selected to finish fourth in the Northeast Conference in a preseason poll of the NEC’s head coaches, the conference office announced Thursday.
  • Letters from alumnae: Lindsay Klix
    August 15, 2019
    Each Thursday this summer, Bryant University Volleyball alumnae will reflect on their experiences as a student-athlete at Bryant and playing for Coach Garlacy. This Thursday's installment is from Lindsay Klix, who played at Bryant from 2002-05.
  • Letters from alumnae: Kirstyn Sperry
    August 08, 2019
    Each Thursday this summer, Bryant University Volleyball alumnae will reflect on their experiences as a student-athlete at Bryant and playing for Coach Garlacy. This Thursday's installment is from Kirstyn Sperry, who played at Bryant from 2015-18.
  • Letters from alumnae: Likica Grceva
    August 01, 2019
    Each Thursday this summer, Bryant University Volleyball alumnae will reflect on their experiences as a student-athlete at Bryant and playing for Coach Garlacy. This Thursday's installment is from Likica Grceva, who played at Bryant from 2006-07
  • Letters from alumnae: Melissa Wright
    July 25, 2019
    Each Thursday this summer, Bryant University Volleyball alumnae will reflect on their experiences as a student-athlete at Bryant and playing for Coach Garlacy. This Thursday's installment is from Melissa Wright, who played at Bryant from 1998-01.
  • Bryant collects AVCA Team Academic Award
    July 22, 2019
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Bryant University volleyball team has been honored with a Team Academic Award for the 2018-19 academic year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, as announced Monday by the AVCA.
  • Letters from alumnae: Kendall Gaffney
    July 18, 2019
    Each Thursday this summer, Bryant University Volleyball alumnae will reflect on their experiences as a student-athlete at Bryant and playing for Coach Garlacy. This Thursday's installment is from Kendall Gaffney, who played at Bryant from 2010-13.
  • Letters from alumnae: Jen (Carvalho) Bailey
    July 11, 2019
    Each Thursday this summer, Bryant University Volleyball alumnae will reflect on their experiences as a student-athlete at Bryant and playing for Coach Garlacy. This Thursday's installment is from Jen (Carvalho) Bailey, who played at Bryant from 1994-97.
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