Pirate Volleyball News 2012
March 19, 2013
Thibodeau Earns Coveted NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The NCAA’s 2012-13 fall sports postgraduate scholarship winners have been announced, with 29 male and 29 female fall sports student-athletes each receiving $7,500 including Southwestern senior volleyball player Rachel Thibodeau. Similar awards are given each season to winter and spring student-athletes, totaling 174 individual winners.
January 22, 2013
SCAC Has 338 Student-Athletes Earn Academic Honor Roll Honors
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) announced its Student-Athlete Academic Honor Roll today for the 2012 fall term and 338 student-athletes made the list. Since its inception in 1997, 20,600 male and female student-athletes have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom.
December 11, 2012
Thibodeau Earns First Team Academic All-America Honors
TOWSON, Md. - Senior outside hitter Rachel Thibodeau was one of six players nationally to be named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division III First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
November 28, 2012
SCAC Announces 2012 Fall All-Sportsmanship Team
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) today announced its fifth annual fall All-Sportsmanship teams. A total of 30 players were selected to the 2012 squad in the sports of men’s & women’s cross country, football, men’s soccer, women’s soccer and volleyball.
November 14, 2012
Thibodeau Earns All-America Honor
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce the 32nd annual AVCA All-America teams for NCAA Division III women's volleyball. Senior outside hitter Rachel Thibodeau earned her second consecutive nod, this year as a Third Team selection.
November 12, 2012
Honors Continue for Thibodeau; Earns Academic All-District Honors
The 2012 Capital One Academic All-District® Volleyball Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom and Southwestern senior Rachel Thibodeau was a First Team selection for the second year in a row.
November 9, 2012
Pirates End Season with 3-1 Loss in NCAA Tournament
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - California Lutheran jumped out to an early lead to defeat Southwestern in the opening round of the NCAA National Tournament Friday evening.
November 8, 2012
Thibodeau Announced as Member of All-South Region Team
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Senior outside hitter Rachel Thibodeau earned her second consecutive spot on the AVCA First Team All-South Region on Thursday.
November 5, 2012
Volleyball Earns National Tournament Berth
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Southwestern volleyball continued their streak, earning their eighth consecutive bid to the NCAA National Tournament.
November 3, 2012
Volleyball Takes Third with 3-0 Win over Austin
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Rachel Thibodeau dominated offensively with 19 kills and a .400 hitting percentage on Saturday afternoon, fueling Southwestern University to a straight-set 25-21, 25-22, 25-19 victory over Austin College in the third-place match of the 2012 SCAC Volleyball Championship at Colorado College's Reid Gymnasium.
November 2, 2012
Pirates Fall From SCAC Tourney After Opening Round Win
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Southwestern defeated Centenary College 3-0 in the opening round of the SCAC Conference Tournament but fell 3-0 to Trinity to fall into the third place match.
November 1, 2012
Volleyball Faces Centenary in Opening Round of SCAC Championship
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Southwestern opens the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference with a Friday afternoon match with Centenary College. The Pirates enter as the #3 seed while Centenary is the #6 seed.
October 31, 2012
Thibodeau Named SCAC Player-of-the-Year; Lentz, Foster Earn Second Team Honors
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Senior outside hitter Rachel Thibodeau was announced as the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player-of-the-Year and First Team All-SCAC on Wednesday afternoon.
October 30, 2012
Lentz Earns Second SCAC Defensive Player-of-the-Week Honor
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Chandler Lentz, a sophomore defensive specialist/libero from Forney, Texas has been named SCAC Volleyball Defensive Player-of-the-Week for matches played from Monday, October 22 through Sunday, October 28.
October 27, 2012
Volleyball Ends Regular Season with Pair of Wins on Senior Day
GEORGETOWN, Texas - Southwestern women’s volleyball closed out regular season action over the weekend, going 3-1 at their Halloween Tournament.
October 21, 2012
Volleyball Closes Out SCAC Regular Season Action
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Pirates closed out the SCAC regular season schedule on Sunday, going 1-1.
October 20, 2012
Volleyball Splits Day One of SCAC Divisional II
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Southwestern opened their final conference weekend with a 3-0 routing of Centenary College but then fell 3-0 to Trinity on Saturday night.
October 14, 2012
#23 Volleyball Goes 3-1 in Boston
BOSTON, Mass. - #23 Southwestern upped their game and did not drop a set in their three wins but fell to #5 Christopher Newport over the weekend.
October 12, 2012
Pirates Lead Nation in Digs Per Set
GEORGETOWN, Texas - Coach Hannah Long knew at the start of the season that SU's defense would be a strength. Currently, the Pirates are leading the nation in digs per set, averaging 21.76.
October 8, 2012
Errors Plague Pirates in Weekend SCAC Action
SHERMAN, Texas - At times Southwestern was their own worst enemy on the court, but the Pirates managed to pull out a 2-1 decision in SCAC action over the weekend.
October 3, 2012
Volleyball Gives D-II St. Edward's Run for their Moneay
AUSTIN, Texas - Southwestern didn't back down from St. Edward's University or show any signs of rust on Wednesday night, forcing five games before falling 3-2.
September 25, 2012
Lentz Named SCAC Defensive Player-of-the-Week
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Chandler Lentz, a sophomore defensive specialist/libero from Forney, Texas, has been named SCAC Volleyball Defensive Player-of-the-Week for matches played from Monday, September 17 through Sunday, September 23.
September 25, 2012
Pirates Swat Yellow Jackets in Non-Conference Play
BROWNWOOD, Texas - On Tuesday night, Southwestern traveled to Howard Payne and despite a slow start to the match easily defeated the Yellow Jackets 3-0.
September 22, 2012
Pirates Ace Opponents for SCAC Sweep
GEORGETOWN, Texas - With wins over Centenary and Dallas on Saturday the Pirates completed a sweep of SCAC conference action over the weekend, using stellar serving as launchpad to the wins.
September 21, 2012
Hustle Plays Fuel Pirate Win in Conference Opener
GEORGETOWN, Texas – SU’s never-say-die attitude fueled the Pirates to a 3-1 win over Austin College to open SCAC conference action on Friday night.
September 15, 2012
Volleyball Sweeps Matches on Day Two at Trinity
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Southwestern won three of four matches over the weekend, falling only to #6 California Lutheran. The wins improve Southwestern to 8-4 on the year.
September 11, 2012
Strickland Announced as SCAC Volleyball Offensive Player-of-the-Week
SUWANEE, Ga. - Lacey Strickland, a first-year setter from Englewood, Colo., has been named SCAC Volleyball Offensive Player-of-the-Week for matches played from Monday, September 3 through Sunday, September 9.
September 10, 2012
Pirates Dominate in Sherman
SHERMAN, Texas - Southwestern volleyball found their groove this weekend and they won four matches without dropping a set. The win improves SU to 5-3 on the season.
September 3, 2012
Offense Stalls as Pirates Open Season
SEATTLE, Wash. - Head Coach Hannah Long knew her Pirates were in for a tough weekend, opening with two nationally-ranked opponents, but had a rough go of it as they open the 2012 season 1-3.
August 27, 2012
2012 Southwestern Volleyball Media Guide
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August 27, 2012
New Faces, Same Expectations
GEORGETOWN, Texas - Despite losing six seniors from last year’s squad, Head Coach Hannah Long and the #19 Southwestern Pirate volleyball team aren’t skipping a beat and are poised to make their eighth consecutive trip to the NCAA National Tournament in 2012.
August 15, 2012
Volleyball Set to Open Practice with #19 National Ranking
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association released their Division III Coaches Top 25 Preseason Poll on Wednesday and the Southwestern Pirates landed tied for 19th in the nation.