July 6, 2011
UNCG’s Finney to play overseas in 2011 European Global Challenge
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Recent graduate and former UNCG volleyball player Kayren Finney has been selected to play in the 2011 European Global Challenge in Pula, Croatia for Team Nfinity on July 18-21.
June 10, 2011
Beyond Box Scores: 2010-11 in review (part two)
UNCGSpartans.com writer Rob Daniels takes a look back at the Spartans' 2010-11 academic year in the second installment of this two-part feature.
June 9, 2011
Beyond Box Scores: 2010-11 in review (part one)
UNCGSpartans.com writer Rob Daniels takes a look back at the Spartans' 2010-11 academic year in the first installment of this two-part feature.
June 9, 2011
UNCG inks two more for 2011 volleyball season
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Morgan Freeman and Vicky Harley have agreed to join the UNCG volleyball team for the 2011 season, coach Patrick Nicholas announced on Thursday.
June 3, 2011
UNCG releases 2011 volleyball schedule
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG volleyball coach Patrick Nicholas announced his 2011 schedule on Friday that is highlighted by four early season tournaments, two of which the Spartans will host, and 16 home matches.
June 1, 2011
UNCG finishes second in Commissioner's Cup, fifth in Germann Cup
CHARLESTON, S.C. – After a 2010-11 academic year that saw UNCG turn in competitive showings in virtually every sport, the Spartans finished second in the race for the Commissioner’s Cup and fifth in the extremely tight standings for the Germann Cup, the Southern Conference all-sports trophies for excellence in league competition.
May 24, 2011
All 18 UNCG sports receive satisfactory APR scores
INDIANAPOLIS – All 18 UNCG athletic teams received satisfactory marks in the latest Academic Progress Report (APR) scores released by the NCAA on Tuesday.
May 6, 2011
Twenty-seven Spartan student-athletes become UNCG graduates
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Twenty-seven UNCG student-athletes walked as part of several graduation ceremonies across campus and at the Greensboro Coliseum in the last few days.
March 30, 2011
UNCG makes change to spring schedule
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG has announced a change to its spring schedule for this weekend’s match.
March 25, 2011
UNCG set for spring competition after successful 2010 season
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Coming off a great season in the fall that saw the team advance to the semifinals of the Southern Conference Tournament, the UNCG volleyball team will kick off its spring schedule this weekend.
March 21, 2011
Blackburn hired as assistant volleyball coach
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Former Tusculum assistant coach and University of Alabama standout Abbi Blackburn has been hired as UNCG’s next assistant volleyball coach, head coach Patrick Nicholas announced on Monday.
March 7, 2011
UNCG to hold spring high performance volleyball clinic
UNCG head volleyball coach Patrick Nicholas has announced a special opportunity for area volleyball players to enhance their skills by holding the first-ever UNCG Spring High Performance Volleyball Clinic.
February 8, 2011
Five set to join UNCG for the 2011 volleyball season
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG volleyball squad has added Holland Hoefnagel, Emily McMurtrey, Kelsey Sidney, Chelsea Evans and Brittany Morris for the 2011 season, coach Patrick Nicholas announced on Tuesday.
January 31, 2011
Beyond Box Scores: A mentor in the family
Nobody asks Bill James if he’s related to LeBron. A couple of years ago, Ari Lysacek realized introductions would never be the same, and she was more than happy to say that, yes, she is kin to Evan Lysacek, world champion figure skater. Cousins, to be precise. Closer than some siblings, in fact.
December 9, 2010
Finney earns All-Region honors by COBRA Magazine
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG senior Kayren Finney was named to the COBRA Magazine Atlantic South All-Region Team this week, while junior Ariel Newman earned honorable mention honors.
December 7, 2010
UNCG women first, men fourth in SoCon all-sports races
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNCG is in solid contention in the Southern Conference all-sports races for both the men’s and women’s sports, as UNCG’s women lead the league and the men are fourth after the fall season of competition.
November 21, 2010
Finney named to SoCon All-Tournament team
BOONE, N.C. – For her efforts earlier this weekend, UNCG senior Kayren Finney was named to the 2010 All-Tournament Team as the Southern Conference Championships.
November 20, 2010
UNCG falls to CofC in SoCon Semifinals, 3-1
BOONE, N.C. – Trailing 2-0 at intermission, UNCG came out strong and took the third set, but College of Charleston proved too tough as the Spartans fell to the Cougars, 3-1 (25-17, 25-19, 22-25, 25-19), in the semifinals of the Southern Conference Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
November 19, 2010
UNCG advances to SoCon semifinals after five-set thriller
BOONE, N.C. – After coming back to force a fifth and final set, UNCG exploded for 10 kills and a .400 hitting percentage in the fifth set to defeat Furman, 3-2 (25-18, 21-25, 22-25, 25-19, 15-9), in the Southern Conference quarterfinals on Friday morning in the Holmes Center.
November 18, 2010
Spartans meet Furman in first round of SoCon Championship
UNCG, the No. 2 seed in the North Division, will kick off its stay at the Southern Conference Championship on Friday as the Spartans face Furman, the No. 3 seed in the South Division, at 10 a.m. on Friday in Boone, N.C.
November 18, 2010
UNCG in quest for first Southern Conference title
GREENSBORO, N.C. – In idle moments, they ponder interior-design ideas about the rafters of Fleming Gym. Right side or left? Middle or on an end?
November 17, 2010
Orewiler named to SoCon All-Freshman Team
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNCG libero Kellie Orewiler was named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team in balloting conducted by the league’s 12 volleyball coaches, the conference announced Wednesday.
November 16, 2010
Orewiler named SoCon Freshman of the Week
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference named UNCG’s Kellie Orewiler as the Freshman of the Week for the matches played the week of Nov. 8-15, the league office announced on Tuesday afternoon. The players of the week are voted on by the league office.
November 13, 2010
Balanced attack propels UNCG on Senior Day
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG received double-digit kills from five different players on Senior Day as the Spartans defeated Appalachian State, 3-1 (22-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-22), on Saturday night in Fleming Gymnasium. Prior to the match, seniors Alissa Beaudway, Billi Baker, Kayren Finney, Kimiko Naito and Caley Redden were honored in their final home match of their careers.
November 12, 2010
UNCG to hold Holiday Volleyball Clinics
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG head volleyball coach Patrick Nicholas has announced a special opportunity for area volleyball players to enhance their skills by holding the first-ever UNCG Holiday Volleyball Clinics.
November 12, 2010
UNCG dominates Western Carolina, 3-0
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Ariel Newman and Olivia Humphries had 10 kills and nine kills, respectively, as the Spartans swept the Catamounts, 3-0 (25-17, 27-25, 25-15), in volleyball action at Fleming Gymnasium on Friday evening.
November 11, 2010
UNCG closes out regular season with pair of home contests
Coming off a 3-1 setback against High Point on Tuesday, UNCG will look to close out its regular season on a high note as the Spartans host Western Carolina and Appalachian State this weekend. The Spartans will start the weekend off on Friday as they host the Catamounts at 7 p.m. before playing against the Mountaineers on Saturday at 7 p.m.
November 9, 2010
UNCG falls in final midweek match, 3-1
GREENSBORO, N.C. – After dropping the first two sets, UNCG battled back to win the third set, but couldn’t hold on as the Spartans fell to High Point, 3-1, on Tuesday evening in Fleming Gymnasium. It was the final midweek game for the Spartans this season.
November 8, 2010
Spartans look to bounce back against High Point on Tuesday
After dropping a pair of Southern Conference matches this past weekend, UNCG will look to rebound on Tuesday in its final nonconference game of the season. The Spartans will host High Point at 7 p.m. in Fleming Gymnasium in the last midweek game of the season for both teams.
November 6, 2010
UNCG falls on the road at Furman, 3-0
GREENVILLE, S.C. – UNCG hit the road for the final time this season and failed to have one player record double-digit kills as the Spartans fell to Furman, 3-0, on Saturday night in Alley Gymnasium.
November 5, 2010
Unforced errors doom UNCG against Elon
GREENSBORO, N.C. – In a battle of the top teams in the North Division, UNCG committed a total of 27 unforced errors in just three sets as the Spartans fell to Elon, 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-21), on Friday evening in Southern Conference action in Fleming Gymnasium.
November 4, 2010
UNCG hosts backyard-rival Elon, travels to Furman
After spending seven of its last 10 matches on the road, UNCG will return home to host backyard-rival Elon on Friday night before traveling to Furman the following day. The meeting on Friday at 6 p.m. in Fleming Gymnasium will not only be a rivalry game, but will also be a battle for first place in the North Division. The Spartans will then turn around on Saturday and travel to Greenville, S.C. to face Furman at 7 p.m.
October 31, 2010
Balanced attack propels UNCG to 3-2 comeback win
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – UNCG had five players record double-digit kills and the Spartans came back from a 2-0 deficit at the break to defeat Chattanooga on the road, 3-2 (18-25, 20-25, 25-21, 25-23, 15-8), on Sunday afternoon in Maclellan Gym. The win put UNCG back into a tie for first place in the North Division with Elon after the Phoenix fell to Samford this afternoon.
October 30, 2010
Spartans fall on the road to Samford, 3-1
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – UNCG fell behind 2-0 heading into intermission and couldn’t recover late in the match as the Spartans fell to Samford, 3-1 (25-20, 25-11, 20-25, 25-10), in Southern Conference volleyball action on Saturday afternoon.
October 29, 2010
School-record eight to be inducted into Golden Chain
GREENSBORO, N.C. – A school-record eight UNCG student-athletes will be inducted into the school’s prestigious Golden Chain Honor Society on Sunday, Oct. 31.
October 29, 2010
UNCG hits the road for two North Division battles
Coming off a win over The Citadel last weekend, UNCG will once again hit the road this weekend as the Spartans travel to Samford and Chattanooga for a pair of North Division matches. The Spartans will start the weekend on Saturday with a 2 p.m. match before turning around and playing at Chattanooga on Sunday at 5 p.m.
October 23, 2010
Newman helps lead UNCG past The Citadel, 3-1
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG received a career-high 17 kills by junior Ariel Newman to lead the Spartans past The Citadel, 3-1 (30-28, 25-10, 22-25, 25-23), on Saturday night in Fleming Gymnasium. The match marked the final match of Dig Pink weekend for the Spartans, where they raised over $500 that will go towards the fight against breast cancer.
October 22, 2010
Spartans fall to South Division leader College of Charleston, 3-1
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG won the second set to tie the match at one heading into intermission, but College of Charleston won the next two sets as the Spartans fell, 3-1 (25-19, 17-25, 25-21, 25-18), on Friday evening in Fleming Gymnasium. The match marked the first of two matches for UNCG during Dig Pink weekend.
October 21, 2010
UNCG hosts pair of SoCon foes for Dig Pink Weekend
Playing at home for just the second time since Sept. 25, UNCG will play host to South Division leader College of Charleston and The Citadel for a pair of Southern Conference tilts this weekend in Fleming Gymnasium. The Spartans will face the Cougars from College of Charleston on Friday at 7 p.m. before playing The Citadel on Saturday at 7 p.m.
October 19, 2010
UNCG to hold annual Dig Pink matches this weekend
GREENSBORO, N.C. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, UNCG has partnered with the Side-Out Foundation and The Womens Hospital of Greensboro to host its Dig Pink weekend on Oct. 22-23, when the Spartans host South Division leader College of Charleston and The Citadel. The highlight of the weekend will be having two-time Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor in attendance for the match against The Citadel.
October 17, 2010
Baker, Redden lead UNCG past Davidson, 3-1
DAVIDSON, N.C. Billi Baker and Caley Redden had a match-high 14 kills each to help lead UNCG over Davidson, 3-1 (25-20, 25-21, 21-25, 25-20), on Sunday afternoon in Belk Arena. With the win, the Spartans are now tied atop the North Division with Elon and Appalachian State.
October 15, 2010
Spartans fall on the road to Georgia Southern, 3-0
STATESBORO, Ga. UNCG had a set point in the first set, but Georgia Southern battled back to win the opening set en route to defeating the Spartans, 3-0 (27-25, 25-11, 25-22), on Friday evening in Hanner Fieldhouse.
October 14, 2010
Spartans hit the road for pair of SoCon matches
Coming off a win over Wofford on Saturday, UNCG will once again hit the road for a pair of Southern Conference matches this weekend. The Spartans will begin their weekend with a match at Georgia Southern on Friday at 6 p.m. UNCG will then head back to North Carolina for a 4 p.m. match on Sunday at Davidson at 4 p.m.
October 11, 2010
Finney named SoCon Defensive Player of the Week
SPARTANBURG, S.C. For the second time this season, UNCGs Kayren Finney was selected as the Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.
October 9, 2010
Finney, Newman lead UNCG past Wofford, 3-2
GREENSBORO, N.C. Senior Kayren Finney and junior Ariel Newman each posted double-doubles for UNCG as the Spartans defeated Wofford, 3-2, in Southern Conference volleyball action on Saturday night in Fleming Gymnasium.
October 8, 2010
Spartans fall to backyard-rival Elon, 3-1
ELON, N.C. In a battle of North Division leaders, UNCG won the first set, but Elon, led by four players with double-digit kills, won the next three sets as the Spartans fell to the Phoenix, 3-1 (17-25, 25-17, 26-24, 25-22), on Friday evening in Jordan Gym.
October 7, 2010
UNCG travels to Elon, hosts Wofford this weekend
Currently in a three-way tie for first place in the North Division, UNCG hits the court this weekend for another pair of Southern Conference matches. The Spartans will face fellow North Division leader and backyard rival Elon on Friday on the road at 6 p.m. in Jordan Gym. UNCG will then return home on Saturday for a home match in Fleming Gymnasium at 7 p.m. against South-Division foe Wofford.
October 3, 2010
Spartans bounce back to sweep Appalachian State, 3-0
BOONE, N.C. Coming off a tough five-set loss on Saturday, the UNCG volleyball team bounced back behind double-digit kill efforts from Caley Redden and Ariel Newman as the Spartans swept Appalachian State, 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-22), on Sunday afternoon in the Holmes Center.
October 2, 2010
UNCG falls on the road to Western Carolina, 3-2
CULLOWHEE, N.C. Western Carolina took the first two sets before UNCG battled back to take the next two sets, but the Spartans fell to the Catamounts in the third set as the Spartans fell, 3-2 (29-27, 25-22, 18-25, 18-25, 15-11), on Saturday in the Ramsey Center.
October 1, 2010
UNCG heads to the mountains for a pair of SoCon tilts
After a perfect 2-0 mark to open Southern Conference play last weekend, UNCG will hit the road up the mountain this weekend as the Spartans play at Western Carolina on Saturday before traveling to Appalachian State on Sunday. The Spartans and Catamounts will meet at 3 p.m. on Saturday and UNCG and Appalachian State will play at 5 p.m. Sunday.
September 25, 2010
Spartans sweep Chattanooga, 3-0
GREENSBORO, N.C. Coming off a sweep of Samford on Friday night, UNCG carried that momentum into its match against Chattanooga as the Spartans also swept the Mocs, 3-0 (25-22, 25-15, 27-25), on Saturday night in Fleming Gymnasium.
September 24, 2010
Spartans sweep defending division champion Samford in SoCon opener
GREENSBORO, N.C. Behind a double-double from senior Caley Redden, UNCG swept two-time defending North Division champion Samford, 3-0 (25-16, 30-28, 25-20), in the Southern Conference opener for both schools on Friday night in Fleming Gymnasium.
September 23, 2010
UNCG begins SoCon action by hosting Samford, Chattanooga
UNCG will kick off the Southern Conference portion of its schedule this weekend as the Spartans host Samford and Chattanooga this weekend in Fleming Gymnasium. The Spartans will have their conference-opener on Friday at 5 p.m. against Samford before facing Chattanooga on Saturday at 5 p.m.
September 20, 2010
Orewiler named SoCon Freshman of the Week
SPARTANBURG, S.C. UNCG true freshman Kellie Orewiler was named the Southern Conference Freshman of the Week for Aug. 20, the league office announced on Monday afternoon.
September 18, 2010
UNCG completes sweep to claim Spartan Spiketacular title
GREENSBORO, N.C. UNCG defeated Norfolk State, 3-1 (24-26, 25-22, 25-15, 25-15), in its first match of the day before scoring a 3-1 (25-16, 25-13, 24-26, 25-18) win over Gardner-Webb to win the Spartan Spiketacular title on Saturday afternoon in Fleming Gymnasium.
September 17, 2010
UNCG sweeps Morgan State to open Spartan Spiketacular
GREENSBORO, N.C. UNCG hit a season-high .382 as a team and never trailed the entire match as the Spartans swept Morgan State, 3-0 (25-15, 25-12, 25-7), on Friday evening in the first game of the Spartan Spiketacular for the host school.
September 16, 2010
Spartans host Spartan Spiketacular this weekend
UNCG will welcome Gardner-Webb, Morgan State and Norfolk State to town this weekend as the Spartans host the schools for the Spartan Spiketacular. Action begins on Friday at 4 p.m. as Gardner-Webb faces Norfolk State before UNCG plays Morgan State at 7 p.m.
September 15, 2010
Spartans sweep North Carolina A&T, 3-0
GREENSBORO, N.C. Coming off a rough weekend, Ariel Newman and the middle blocking duo of Alissa Beaudway and Olivia Humphries picked UNCG up and helped it sweep crosstown rival North Carolina A&T, 3-0 (25-15, 25-8, 25-16), in the home opener for the Spartans on Wednesday evening.
September 14, 2010
Spartans host cross-town rival N.C. A&T on Wednesday
UNCG returns home for its home-opener this week as the Spartans host cross-town rival North Carolina A&T at 6 p.m. in Fleming Gymnasium on Wednesday.
September 11, 2010
Spartans swept at Buccaneer Classic
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. UNCG dropped a 3-1 decision to host East Tennessee State earlier in the afternoon before falling to Austin Peay, 3-0, in the final match of the day at the Buccaneer Classic on Saturday afternoon.
September 10, 2010
UNCG opens Buccaneer Classic with 3-1 win over UNC Asheville
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. Senior Caley Redden was one of four Spartans to record at least nine kills as she turned in a team-high 16 kills to help lead the UNCG volleyball team to a 3-1 (25-20, 25-21, 21-25, 25-23) win over UNC Asheville on Friday afternoon in the opening match of the Buccaneer Classic.
September 9, 2010
Spartans hit the road for the Buccaneer Classic this weekend
Carrying a 7-1 record to begin the season, UNCG looks to build upon that as the Spartans travel to Johnson City, Tenn. this weekend for the Buccaneer Classic. The Spartans will begin their stay at the tournament on Friday with a 4:30 p.m. match against UNC Asheville. UNCG will wrap up play on Saturday with matches against East Tennessee State and Austin at 12:30 and 4:30, respectively.
September 4, 2010
UNCG splits on final day of UNCW Tournament
UNCG fell to UCF, 3-2, in the battle of two unbeaten teams earlier in the afternoon, but rebounded to sweep host UNC Wilmington, 3-0, as the Spartans split at the UNCW Courtyard by Marriott Tournament on Saturday.
September 3, 2010
UNCG sweeps S.C. State to open UNCW Tournament
UNCG received a match-high eight kills from Ariel Newman and Olivia Humphries to lead the Spartans to a sweep over South Carolina State, 3-0 (25-15, 25-16, 25-17), on Friday afternoon in the first match of the UNCW Courtyard by Marriott Tournament. It was the third sweep for the Spartans in their first six matches and their second in as many matches.
September 2, 2010
Spartans set for UNCW Tournament this weekend
After a sweep of North Carolina Central on Wednesday, UNCG will now set its sights towards the opponents this weekend at the UNCW Courtyard by Marriott Tournament. The Spartans will begin their play at the tournament with a match against South Carolina State on Friday at 4:30 p.m. UNCG will conclude its stay on Saturday with a 1 p.m. match against UCF before playing host UNC Wilmington at 7:30 p.m.
September 1, 2010
Balanced attack leads Spartans to sweep over N.C. Central
DURHAM, N.C. UNCG got at least five kills from six separate players and had a .303 hitting percentage as a team as the Spartans swept North Carolina Central, 3-0, in volleyball action on Wednesday evening in McDougald Gym.
August 31, 2010
UNCG travels to North Carolina Central on Wednesday evening
UNCG volleyball returns to regular-season competition on Wednesday as the Spartans travel to Durham, N.C. for a 6 p.m. contest against North Carolina Central.
August 30, 2010
UNCG sweeps Wingate in Monday exhibition
GREENSBORO, N.C. After winning the Spartan Classic title this past weekend, UNCG kept its season rolling as it swept Wingate, 3-0, in an exhibition match on Monday night in Fleming Gymnasium.
August 30, 2010
Finney named SoCon Defensive Player of the Week
GREENSBORO, N.C. UNCGs Kayren Finney has been named the Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week for Aug. 30, the league office announced on Monday.
August 29, 2010
Spartans set to host Wingate on Monday for exhibition
Coming off a great first weekend, UNCG is set to host Wingate on Monday at 6:45 in Fleming Gymnasium for an exhibition match.
August 28, 2010
UNCG wins final two matches to claim Spartan Classic title
NORFOLK, Va. UNCG began its day with a dramatic come-from-behind win over Norfolk State before defeating Providence, 3-1, later in the day to win the Spartan Classic title on Saturday in Joseph Echols Hall. It was the first tournament title for UNCG since winning the High Point Volleyball Classic in 2008.
August 27, 2010
Spartans claim pair of wins to kick off 2010 season
NORFOLK, Va. UNCG got a career-high 13 kills from Billi Baker in at 3-0 sweep over Navy and Caley Redden and Ariel Newman each posted double-doubles in a 3-1 win over Kent State in volleyball action on Friday afternoon at the Spartan Classic.
August 26, 2010
UNCG opens 2010 campaign at the Spartan Classic
UNCG will kick off its 2010 season this weekend as the Spartans travel to Norfolk State University to compete in the Spartan Classic on Friday and Saturday. The Spartans open the tournament on Friday at 1 p.m. against Navy, before playing Kent State later in the day at 5 p.m. The tournament will wrap up on Saturday with a noon matchup against Norfolk State and a match against Providence at 6 p.m.
August 25, 2010
Spartans unite through team-bonding trip
GREENSBORO, N.C. The UNCG volleyball team recently took a quick two-day break from their preseason schedule to drive up to Valle Crucis, N.C. for a mountain getaway and ropes course challenge in order to become more of a close-knit team.
August 24, 2010
UNCG tabbed fourth in North Division in volleyball preseason poll
GREENSBORO, N.C. UNCG was selected to finish in fourth place in the North Division by the Southern Conference volleyball head coaches, the league announced on Tuesday.
August 21, 2010
Spartans wrap up Blue/Gold scrimmage on Saturday night
GREENSBORO, N.C. Sophomore Olivia Humphries had a match-high 16 kills and senior Caley Redden added a double-double with 11 kills and 11 digs for the Blue team as they defeated the Gold team, 3-1, on Saturday evening in Fleming Gymnasium.
August 20, 2010
Spartans set to hold Blue/Gold scrimmage on Saturday
GREENSBORO, N.C. The UNCG volleyball team will be putting its talents on display for the first this season as the Spartans will hold their first annual Blue/Gold scrimmage on Saturday at 7 p.m. in Fleming Gymnasium.
August 17, 2010
UNCG volleyball opens 2010 fall camp
GREENSBORO, N.C. Heading in to his second season as head coach of the UNCG volleyball team, Patrick Nicholas is sleeping more easily during fall camp than he was last season.
July 9, 2010
UNCG to co-host USA Volleyballs High Performance camp
GREENSBORO, NC - USA Volleyball will be hosting their East Coast High Performance volleyball camp at UNC Greensboro's Fleming Gym and the Greensboro Sportsplex from July 12-16.