VolleyballNovember 10, 2017 NCAA First Round: Tufts 3, UMass Boston 0 Sophomore Maddie Stewart and junior Mackenzie Bright combined for 16 kills to help third-seeded Tufts pick up a 3-0 win over UMass Boston in NCAA...
VolleyballNovember 8, 2017 NESCAC Volleyball All-NESCAC Teams Unveiled Wesleyan sophomore Nicole Hilton is the NESCAC Player of the Year. Bates sophomore Gabi Eustache is the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year and...
VolleyballNovember 6, 2017 Tufts & Wesleyan Earn NCAA Volleyball Tournament Bids NESCAC Champion Wesleyan and runner-up Tufts will compete in the 2017 NCAA Volleyball Championship.
VolleyballNovember 6, 2017 Volleyball Weekly Release #9 Wesleyan sophomore Nicole Hilton is the NESCAC Player of the Week after leading the Cardinals to their first NESCAC Championship.
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VolleyballNovember 4, 2017 NESCAC Semifinal: No. 1 Tufts 3, No. 5 Amherst 0 Sophomores Christina Nwankpa and Maddie Stewart combined for 23 kills and the top-seeded Tufts picked up a 3-0 win over No. 5 Amherst in a NESCAC...
VolleyballNovember 3, 2017 NESCAC Quarterfinal: No. 3 Bowdoin 3, No. 6 Middlebury 2 No. 3 Bowdoin volleyball team rallied from a two-set deficit to defeat No. 6 Middlebury, 3-2, in the NESCAC Quarterfinals at Tufts.
VolleyballNovember 3, 2017 NESCAC Quarterfinal: No. 5 Amherst 3, No. 4 Hamilton 1 No. 5 Amherst out scored No. 4 Hamilton, 50 to 19 over the final two sets to clinch a 3-1 victory at Chase Gymnasium in a NESCAC Quarterfinal contest.
VolleyballNovember 3, 2017 NESCAC Quarterfinal: No. 2 Wesleyan 3, No. 7 Williams 0 For the first time since 2008, Wesleyan has advanced to the semifinals of the NESCAC Championship as the Cardinals swept Little Three rival Williams...
November 6, 2017
Nicole Hilton Nicole Hilton
Wesleyan University
Sophomore • Outside Hitter • Wantagh, N.Y.

Hilton played a pivotal role in Wesleyan’s run to its first NESCAC Championship in program history. She recorded at least 13 kills and two blocks in all three matches. In a 3-0 sweep against Williams, she totaled 14 kills and had a .545 hitting percentage. In the semifinals against Bowdoin, she totaled 13 kills and three blocks, and added a 13-kill performance and a .310 hitting percentage in the final. For the tournament, Hilton averaged 3.64 kills per set with a .353 hitting percentage.

October 30, 2017
Kyndal Burdin Kyndal Burdin
Hamilton College
Senior • Setter • Boynton Beach, Fla.

Burdin averaged 9.46 assists, 2.38 digs, 0.38 blocks and 0.31 aces per set in a 2-1 weekend. In Friday’s five-set win against Middlebury, she tied a career high with 55 assists and added 10 digs and two blocks. The win helped the Continentals clinch a 7-3 conference record and the No. 4 seed in the NESCAC Championship, both of which are the best in the program’s history.

October 23, 2017
Caroline Flaharty Caroline Flaharty
Bowdoin College
Sophomore • Outside Hitter • Fort Myers, Fla.

Flaharty averaged 3.91 kills and 2.73 digs per set as the Polar Bears went 2-1 at the Hall of Fame Tournament hosted by Amherst last weekend. She finished with a .400 hitting percentage for the weekend.

Nicole Hilton Nicole Hilton
Wesleyan University
Sophomore • Outside Hitter • Wantagh, N.Y.

Hilton totaled 13 kills with a .478 hitting percentage against Johnson & Wales, and in Wesleyan’s 3-1 win against Susquehanna, she totaled 12 kills with just two errors on 19 attempts for a .526 hitting percentage while also recording five blocks. For the week, Hilton averaged 2.91 kills per set with a .410 hitting percentage and 0.91 blocks per set.

October 16, 2017
Jacqueline Forney Jacqueline Forney
Bates College
Senior • Setter • Bloomington, Ind.

Forney, a team captain, averaged 12.9 assists, 4.3 digs, 0.3 kills and 0.2 blocks per set in a 3-0 week for the Bobcats. Bates won nine sets in a row on the week, in a 3-1 win over Bowdoin followed by 3-0 victories over Connecticut College and Wesleyan. Bates defeated Connecticut College for the first time since 2004, Bowdoin for the first time since 2009, and dealt Wesleyan its first NESCAC loss of the season.

October 9, 2017
Caroline Flaharty Caroline Flaharty
Bowdoin College
Sophomore • Outside Hitter • Fort Myers, Fla.

Flaharty was dominant in a pair of key NESCAC road wins for the Polar Bears.  At Trinity, she recorded 12 kills and had seven digs in a 3-0 sweep. In a five-set comeback win at Amherst, she notched a career-high 26 kills against just two errors, hitting .393 and earning 12 digs as the Polar Bears claimed a 3-2 victory. For the week, she averaged 4.75 kills and 2.38 digs per set while hitting at a .365 clip.

October 2, 2017
Harper Graves Harper Graves
Wesleyan University
First Year • Outside Hitter • Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Graves led Wesleyan to a 3-0 week, which included sweeps of Trinity (3-0) and Amherst (3-0) and a win over Stevens (3-1). In the two conference wins, she registered a hitting percentage of .432. For the week, Graves averaged 2.50 kills, 1.20 digs and 0.70 blocks per set. The Cardinals secured the Little Three title for the first time since 1992.

September 25, 2017
Becca Raffel Becca Raffel
Middlebury College
Senior • Outside Hitter • Palo Alto, Calif.

Raffel led the Panthers to a 4-0 week by averaging 3.85 kills and 2.92 digs per set. She finished the week with a .331 hitting percentage, earning four service aces and a pair of blocks.
September 18, 2017
Mackenzie Bright Mackenzie Bright
Tufts University
Junior • Outside Hitter • Duxbury, Mass.

Bright was an offensive spark for Tufts in a pair of NESCAC wins. She turned in 16 kills with a .353 hitting percentage in the Jumbos’ 3-0 win over Bates. She added 13 kills with a .360 hitting percentage to help Tufts down Colby, 3-0. Bright finished the week with 29 kills for an average of 4.83 kills per set and a .356 hitting percentage.
September 11, 2017
Kate Kiser Kate Kiser
Bowdoin College
First Year • Setter • Volo, Ill.

Kiser was outstanding in a 3-1 week for the Polar Bears. She averaged 11.5 assists per set while also racking up 3.0 digs and 1.13 kills per set in her collegiate debut. In Bowdoin’s lone loss of the week, a five-setter to Minnesota-Morris on Saturday, she recorded 61 assists, the second-highest total in a single match in program history.

 

School Conf Overall
Tufts 10-0 23-7
Wesleyan 8-2 22-6
Bowdoin 8-2 15-10
Hamilton 7-3 14-9
Amherst 5-5 17-10
Middlebury 5-5 16-9
Williams 5-5 11-12
Bates 4-6 12-14
Connecticut College 2-8 13-10
Trinity 1-9 7-14
Colby 0-10 6-16
Nov 11
Women's Volleyball Final
2 Wesleyan
3 at Johnson & Wales
NCAA Second Round - Providence, R.I.
Nov 11
Women's Volleyball Final
2 Tufts
3 vs. MIT
@ Providence, R.I.
NCAA Second Round - Providence, R.I.
Nov 10
Women's Volleyball Final
0 Wellesley
3 vs. Wesleyan
@ Providence, RI
NCAA First Round - Providence, R.I.
Nov 10
Women's Volleyball Final
0 UMass Boston
3 vs. Tufts
@ Providence, R.I.
NCAA First Round - Providence, R.I.
Nov 05
Women's Volleyball Final
3 Wesleyan
1 at Tufts
NESCAC Final - Medford, Mass.
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