2006 UCCS Volleyball Releases

December 20, 2006Jessica Wood featureAfter graduation, former student-athletes are rarely able to continue their lives in the sport they have grown up with and competed in to earn a degree. It is very unusual for a graduate to find a head coaching position less than five years after their final competition as a student. However, if any Racer could achieve that, it would be Jessica Wood.
November 2, 2006Akers, Ottino named All-RMACUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs middle blockers Brooke Akers and Caroline Ottino were named to the 2006 All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference teams, the conference announced Wednesday.
November 2, 2006Season ends with playoff lossSILVER CITY, N.M. – The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs wasn’t just invited to the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers’ block party Thursday, the Mountain Lions were the guests of honor.
October 31, 2006RMAC Volleyball Tournament to be available via “live statsFans will be able to follow the 2006 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Volleyball Tournament play-by-play via the “live stats” function on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Athletic Department Web site.
October 28, 2006Mountain Lions roll in regular-season finaleCOLORADO SPRINGS - Wow. Where did that come from?
October 27, 2006Volleyball clinches playoff berthThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team clinched a spot in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference playoffs Friday night without playing a match.The Western New Mexico Mustangs defeated Colorado State-Pueblo 3-0 at Pueblo, keeping the Mustangs a game behind UCCS with just one match remaining for both teams. Also Friday, Western State was beaten 3-2 by Mesa State. Western State also entered the match a game behind UCCS.
October 24, 2006Regis sweeps UCCSLocking up a spot in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference playoffs will have to wait a few days for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
October 21, 2006UCCS falls to LopersCOLORADO SPRINGS - Brooke Akers and Caroline Ottino each had 14 kills but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was unable to keep pace with Nebraska-Kearney Saturday, losing to the Lopers 3-1 (30-17, 33-31, 24-30, 30-19) at the Lions’ Den.
October 20, 2006Akers keys win over Chadron StateCOLORADO SPRINGS - Brooke Akers had 11 kills and six blocks, both match highs, to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 3-0 (30-17, 30-23, 30-20) victory over the Chadron State Eagles Friday night at the Lions' Den.
October 14, 2006Season-best hitting performance leads way to winThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team hit a season-high .366 Saturday in a 3-0 (30-19, 30-18, 30-21) win over the Colorado Christian Cougars at Lakewood.
October 13, 2006Volleyball comeback falls short in loss to Metro StateDiane Sheldon had 17 kills, 16 digs and four aces but it wasn't enough to prevent the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs from dropping a 3-2 (30-19, 31-29, 31-33, 28-30, 15-12) decision to the Metro State Roadrunners Friday night at the Auraria Events Center.
October 7, 2006UCCS volleyball tops Adams StateKEARNEY, Neb. - Two down and counting -
October 7, 2006UCCS completes crossover sweepKEARNEY, Neb. – The Mountain Lions came into the second Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference east/West Crossover Tournament knowing it was a make-or-break weekend for them.
October 6, 2006UCCS tops Highlands at crossover tournamentKEARNEY, Neb. – Andrea Weedman had 13 kills to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 3-1 (30-25, 30-23, 23-30, 30-25) victory over the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls Friday at the Health and Sports Center.
September 30, 2006Weedman helps serve up a win at ChadronThe Mountain Lions went to Nebraska needing a split and got exactly that Saturday.
September 29, 2006UCCS can't shake Kearney jinxAndrea Weedman had 14 kills and Brooke Akers added 11 more but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was unable to break the Nebraska-Kearney jinx, losing to the Lopers 3-1 (32-30, 28-30, 30-20, 30-17) at the Health and Sports Center in Kearney, Neb.
September 23, 2006UCCS comes back to stun Metro StateCOLORADO SPRINGS � University of Colorado at Colorado Springs coach Jessica Wood had seen this before. After battling back to force a deciding fifth game, her Mountain Lions tightened like those too-snug pants on Thanksgiving afternoon. That tension increased with every point as their 5-2 lead over the Metro State Roadrunners turned into a 10-8 deficit.
September 22, 2006Ottino leads UCCS volleyball to second straight winCOLORADO SPRINGS – Caroline Ottino had 12 kills and hit .579 as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team defeated the Colorado Christian Cougars 3-0 (30-17, 30-19, 30-21) Friday evening at the Lions’ Den.
September 15, 2006UCCS has five in double-figure kills in winStephanie Laband and Andrea Weedman had 12 kills each to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 3-1 (23-0, 30-22, 30-22, 30-20) win over the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers Friday evening at Golden, Colo.
September 12, 2006UCCS blows big lead in loss to RegisCOLORADO SPRINGS – Schizophrenia is alive and well at the Lions’ Den.After dominating the first two games, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team folded like origami to drop a 3-2 (25-30, 19-30, 30-18, 31-29, 15-7) decision to the Regis Rangers Tuesday night.
September 9, 2006UCCS volleyball scores come-from-behind win, grab series pointsDENVER – Down 29-28 in Game 4 of Saturday’s volleyball match against the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was not just facing match point. The Mountain Lions were also staring at an 0-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference record, a fourth straight loss and an 0-4 deficit in Steel and Silver Series points.
September 9, 2006Poor hitting dooms UCCS against Mesa StateDENVER – Inconsistent hitting hurt the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team as the Mountain Lions concluded the first of two Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference East/West Crossover Tournaments with a 3-0 (30-20, 31-29, 30-23) loss to the Mesa State Mavericks Saturday evening at the Auraria Events Center.
September 8, 2006UCCS volleyball swept on Day 1 of crossover tournamentThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs struggled on the opening day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference East/West Crossover Tournament, dropping a 3-0 (30-22, 30-26, 30-27) decision to the Fort Lewis Skyhawks and falling 3-1 (30-15, 30-26, 20-30, 30-26) to the Western New Mexico Mustangs Friday at the Auraria Events Center in Denver.
September 7, 2006Feature: Akers, Sheldon key ingredients for volleyball successSuccess in collegiate athletics is achieved much like a great meal is created. A team has its chef, or coach, who goes out and gets the best ingredients, the players, and puts them all together to make one fantastic meal, or team.
September 2, 2006Volleyball splits on second day in PhoenixStephanie Laband had a career-high 13 kills as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs avenged an earlier defeat to top the Armstrong Atlantic Pirates 3-2 (26-30, 30-19, 30-27, 26-30, 15-13) Saturday morning.
September 1, 2006Volleyball drops pair in ArizonaBrook Akers had 15 kills but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs lost to 3-1 the Barry Buccaneers in its second match at the Grand Canyon Cactus Classic Friday afternoon at Phoenix.
August 27, 2006Stewart, Akers named to all-tournament teamJessica Stewart and Brooke Akers were named to the 2006 AmeriSuites/Mountain Lion Invitational all-tournament team Saturday.
August 26, 2006Yellowjackets outlast UCCSThe Montana State-Billings Yellowjackets defeated the University of Colorado at Colorado Mountain Lions in game 13 of the 2006 AmeriSuites Mountain Lion Invitational 3-1 (31-29, 19-30, 30-14, 30-15).
August 26, 2006Mountain Lions take tournament finaleCOLORADO SPRINGS – Andrea Weedman had 20 kills and 17 digs as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs wrapped up the 2006 AmeriSuites/Mountain Lion Invitational with a 3-1 (30-18, 31-33, 30-28, 30-26) victory over the Georgian Court Lions Saturday night at the Lions’ Den.
August 25, 2006Armstrong Atlantic stops UCCSCOLORADO SPRINGS – Andrea Weedman had 12 kills and 17 digs but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs couldn’t keep pace with the Armstrong Atlantic Pirates in a 3-1 (22-30, 30-27, 30-26, 30-18) loss Friday night at the Lions’ Den.
August 24, 2006Akers, UCCS have fun in openerCOLORADO SPRINGS – Brooke Akers had a lot of fun Thursday night, and that made it fun for all Mountain Lions fans.
August 21, 20062006 volleyball previewHaving led the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference playoffs in each of her first two seasons, it might be reasonable to expect that coach Jessica Wood and the Mountain Lions had earned a little respect from their peers.
August 14, 2006UCCS chosen fourth in coaches' pollThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team was selected to finish fourth in the East Division in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s annual preseason coaches’ poll.
May 11, 20062006 volleyball recruiting class announcedIn 2005, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball coach Jessica Wood raised eyebrows with her first recruiting class by signing two NCAA Division I transfers and three highly regarded freshmen. Because of that initial success, perhaps rival Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference coaches will be a bit less surprised when they learn that Wood’s 2006 class includes – you guessed it – two Division I transfers and three highly regarded freshmen.
April 24, 2006Volleyball camp ready to accept record numbersUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball coach Jessica Wood announced Monday that the UCCS volleyball camps will be able to accommodate a record number of participants this year.
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