2014 Brown Volleyball News

February 25, 2015
Volleyball Introduces Five Members of Class of 2019
Brown University volleyball will welcome five incoming freshmen to the team in the fall as part of its class of 2019, Brown head coach Diane Short announced on Wednesday.

November 20, 2014
Conner, Lord, Smith Capture All-Ivy Volleyball Honors
Brown University volleyball’s Kathryn Conner, Maddie Lord, and Payton Smith have all earned Second Team All-Ivy accolades through a vote of the league’s eight head coaches, the Ivy League conference office announced on Thursday.

November 15, 2014
Volleyball Drops 3-0 Decision to Princeton in Season Finale
Senior Maddie Lord recorded 11 kills and a .375 hitting percentage, but Brown University volleyball fell to Princeton University, 3-0 (29-27, 25-20, 25-19), in the regular season finale for both teams on Saturday evening inside the Pizzitola Sports Center.

November 14, 2014
Volleyball Comes Back to Beat Penn in Five Sets, 3-2
Brown University volleyball dropped the first two sets to the University of Pennsylvania but came all the way back to upend the visitors, 3-2 (20-25, 15-25, 25-22, 25-22, 19-17), on Friday evening at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

November 13, 2014
Volleyball Hosts Penn, Princeton to Conclude Regular Season
Brown University volleyball plays its final matches of the regular season this weekend as the Bears host Penn on Friday at 5 p.m. and Princeton on Saturday at 5 p.m. to conclude the careers of the team’s five seniors.

November 10, 2014
Former Volleyball Captain Gibbs ’06 Earns Spot on U.S. Bobsled Team
Former Brown University volleyball captain Lauren Gibbs ’06 has earned a spot on the U.S. Bobsled National Team for competition in 2014-15, the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation announced on Sunday.

November 8, 2014
Lord, Bantle Lead Volleyball Past Columbia, 3-1
Senior Maddie Lord notched 14 kills, and classmate Taylor Bantle recorded 11 kills as Brown University volleyball topped Columbia University, 3-1 (14-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-22) inside Levien Gymnasium on Saturday evening.

November 7, 2014
Tooloee, Strong Hitting Pace Volleyball Past Cornell, 3-1
Freshman Shirin Tooloee landed a career-high 17 kills to pace Brown University volleyball past Cornell University, 3-1 (25-20, 25-21, 20-25, 25-14), at Newman Arena on Friday night.

November 6, 2014
Conner, Bantle Earn Capital One Academic All-District Volleyball Honors
Brown University volleyball seniors Kathryn Conner and Taylor Bantle have earned Capital One Academic First Team All-District honors, with Conner gaining the accolade for the second straight year, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced on Thursday.

November 1, 2014
Smith Propels Volleyball Past Dartmouth, 3-1
Sophomore Payton Smith notched a team-high 13 kills with a .357 hitting percentage as Brown University volleyball defeated Dartmouth College, 3-1 (25-19, 25-23, 21-25, 25-21), on Saturday evening at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

October 31, 2014
Volleyball Falls to Harvard in Four Sets, 3-1
Senior Maddie Lord tied for a match-high 11 kills, helping Brown University volleyball win the firs set, but the hosts eventually fell to Harvard University, 3-1 (23-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-16), on Friday night at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

October 30, 2014
Volleyball Prepares for Home Matches vs. Harvard, Dartmouth
Brown University volleyball hosts Harvard on Friday at 7 p.m. and Dartmouth on Saturday at 5 p.m. inside the Pizzitola Sports Center as the Bears move squarely into the second half of their Ivy League schedule.

October 24, 2014
Volleyball Drops 3-0 Decision to League-Leading Yale
Senior Kathryn Conner recorded a match-high 21 digs, but Brown University volleyball dropped a 3-0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-17) decision to Yale University on Friday night at the Lee Amphitheater.

October 21, 2014
Volleyball’s Tooloee Earns Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Brown University volleyball freshman Shirin Tooloee has earned Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors after recording 21 kills and 28 digs last week in a pair of 3-2 wins for the Bears, the conference office announced on Tuesday.

October 18, 2014
Lord Records 1000th Kill, Volleyball Tops Cornell, 3-2
Senior Maddie Lord recorded 18 kills – including the 1000th in her career – as Brown University volleyball won its second five-set match in as many days in a 3-2 (25-23, 23-25, 25-27, 25-11, 16-14) victory over Cornell University on Saturday evening at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

October 17, 2014
Smith's 20 Kills Lead Volleyball Past Columbia, 3-2
Sophomore Payton Smith recorded a career-high 20 kills and seven blocks to lead Brown University volleyball past Columbia University, 3-2 (25-22, 22-25, 25-22, 23-25, 21-19), at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Friday night.

October 16, 2014
Volleyball Returns Home to Face Columbia, Cornell
Brown University volleyball returns to the Pizzitola Sports Center for the first time since Sept. 30 when the Bears host Columbia University on Friday at 7 p.m. and Cornell University on Saturday at 5 p.m. in the team’s first home Ivy League twin bill of the season.

October 11, 2014
Lord Notches School-Record 34 Kills, Volleyball Falls to Penn, 3-2
Senior Maddie Lord set a Brown University volleyball single-match record with 34 kills, leading a comeback surge, but Brown fell to Penn, 3-2 (26-24, 25-22, 24-26, 16-25, 15-11), at The Palestra on Saturday evening.

October 10, 2014
Volleyball Rallies, Drops Five-Set Decision to Princeton
Brown University volleyball rallied to win the fourth set and came back to force extra points in the fifth frame but fell to Princeton University, 3-2 (22-25, 25-17, 25-18, 19-25, 21-19), inside Dillon Gymnasium on Friday night.

October 9, 2014
Volleyball Remains on Road at Princeton, Penn
Brown University volleyball remains on the road for the second straight weekend, continuing Ivy League play at Princeton on Friday at 7 p.m. and at Penn on Saturday at 5 p.m., on the heels of the Bears’ first win at Harvard since 2005.

October 4, 2014
Volleyball Wins Two Sets in Extra Points, Beats Harvard 3-0
Brown University volleyball won two sets in extra points to defeat Harvard University, 3-0 (25-15, 26-24, 27-25), earning a road Ivy League win on Saturday evening at the Malkin Athletic Center.

October 3, 2014
Volleyball Takes Second and Third Sets, Falls to Dartmouth, 3-2
Junior Shannon Frost tallied a double-double on 18 digs and 11 kills, and senior Maddie Lord recorded a team-high 16 kills, but Brown University volleyball fell to Dartmouth College, 3-2 (25-17, 23-25, 20-25, 26-24, 15-12), on Friday night at Leede Arena.

October 2, 2014
Volleyball Travels to Dartmouth, Harvard in Return to Ivy Play
Brown University volleyball returns to Ivy League action this weekend with matches at Dartmouth on Friday at 7 p.m. and at Harvard on Saturday at 5 p.m. as the team comes off a 3-0 win over Holy Cross on Tuesday night.

September 30, 2014
Lord, Volleyball Defeat Holy Cross, 3-0
Senior Maddie Lord recorded a match-high 11 kills to lead Brown University volleyball past Holy Cross, 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-21), on Tuesday night at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

September 26, 2014
Volleyball Downed by Yale, 3-0, in Ivy Opener
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Senior Kathryn Conner (Newport Beach, Calif.) led all players with 19 digs, but the Brown volleyball team fell in straight sets to defending Ivy League champion Yale on Friday night in the league opener for both teams at the Pizzatola Center.

September 25, 2014
Volleyball Set to Host Yale in Spike ALS Match
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown volleyball team opens Ivy League play on Friday when the Bears host defending champion Yale in the “Spike ALS” match at the Pizzatola Sports Center. The match is set to start at 7 p.m. For links to video and live stats, visit brownbears.com.

September 20, 2014
Volleyball Splits Pair to Close Out Holly Young Invite
DURHAM, N.H. – The Brown women’s volleyball team split a pair of matches, defeating intrastate rival Rhode Island, 3-1, after falling to New Mexico State, 3-0, on Saturday to wrap up play at the UNH Holly Young Invitational at Lundholm Gymnasium.

September 19, 2014
Volleyball Downed at UNH, 3-1
DURHAM, N.H. – Sophomore Sarah Lucenti (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) and junior Shannon Frost (Santa Ana, Calif.) both posted double-double performances, but the Brown volleyball team fell at New Hampshire, 3-1, in the opening day of the Holly Young Invitational Friday evening at Lundholm Gymnasium.

September 13, 2014
Volleyball Downs CCSU, UMass Lowell to Wrap Up Brown Invite
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown volleyball team claimed a pair of matches, defeating Central Connecticut State, 3-1, and UMass Lowell, 3-0, to close out play at the Brown Invitational Saturday at the Pizzitola Center.

September 12, 2014
Volleyball Ousted by Liberty, 3-1
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Senior Maddie Lord (La Jolla, Calif.) posted a match-high 18 kills, but the Brown volleyball team fell to Liberty University, 3-1, in the team’s opening match of the Brown Invitational on Friday evening at the Pizzitola Center.

September 11, 2014
Volleyball to Host Brown Invitational, Opens Against Liberty on Friday (7:30 PM)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After a home-opening victory over Providence on Wednesday, the Brown volleyball team returns to tournament season when the Bears host the five-team Brown Invitational this weekend at the Pizzitola Center.

September 10, 2014
Volleyball Sweeps Past Providence
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Sophomore Payton Smith (Atherton, Calif.) paced all players with 12 kills to lead the Brown volleyball team over crosstown rival Providence College, 3-0, in the team’s home opener Wednesday evening at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

September 7, 2014
Conner Records 1,000th Career Dig in Volleyball’s Loss to Cal St. Fullerton
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Senior Kathryn Connor (Newport Beach, Calif.) posted a team-high 13 digs to surpass the 1,000 career dig mark, but the Brown volleyball team fell to Cal St. Fullerton in straight sets on Saturday to close out the SDSU-USD Challenge in San Diego.

September 6, 2014
Volleyball Drops Pair at SDSU-USD Challenge
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Brown volleyball team dropped a pair of matches to San Diego, 3-0, and San Diego State, 3-1, in the opening day of competition at the 2014 SDSU-USD Challenge on Friday in San Diego, California.

September 6, 2014
Volleyball Falls to Northwestern, 3-0
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Senior Maddie Lord (La Jolla, Calif.) posted a team-high 12 kills, but the Brown volleyball team fell to Northwestern in straight sets on Saturday in the first of two matches on the final day of the SDSU-USD Challenge in San Diego.

September 4, 2014
Volleyball Opens 2014 Season at Aztec Invitational
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Looking to build upon the program’s winningest season since 2008, the Brown volleyball team opens its 2014 schedule with a four-match set in San Diego, Calif. The Bears take on the University of San Diego and San Diego State on Friday, Sep. 5, followed by tilts against Northwestern and Cal State Fullerton the following day.

August 12, 2014
Conner, Lord Named Volleyball Captains for 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown volleyball rising seniors Kathryn Conner (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Maddie Lord (La Jolla, Calif.) have been named captains for the 2014 season, Head Coach Diane Short announced on Tuesday. Brown’s top returning libero and attacker, respectively, Conner and Lord will build upon the 2013 season that saw Brown earn its most wins since 2008 and best Ivy League finish since 2005.

August 6, 2014
Volleyball Garners AVCA Team Academic Award
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Brown volleyball team received an American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade point average, it was announced on Monday. The Bears stood among a record-breaking 676 high school and college teams to be recognized for academic excellence.