2009 UCCS Volleyball Releases

December 5, 2009UCCS volleyball signs threeUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball coach Keith Barnett announced Saturday that he had signed three recruits to national letters of intent. Joining the Mountain Lions for the 2010 season will be Skylar Lewandowski from Rampart High School, Danica Lawrence from Columbine High School and Erika Cushnie from the Waiakea High School in Hilo, Hawaii.
November 12, 2009Mountain Lions Eliminated in First Round of RMAC PlayoffsKEARNEY, Neb. - University of Colorado at Colorado Springs coach Keith Barnett's first trip to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference playoffs ended prematurely as the No. 4-seed Mountain Lions were beaten 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-19) by the fifth-seeded Colorado School of Mines Orediggers Thursday evening at the Health and Sports Center.
November 11, 2009Laura Brodie Named RMAC Freshman of the Year, Bathelt also HonoredLaura Brodie of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was named the 2009 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year, the RMAC announced Wednesday.
November 7, 2009Mountain Lions Win in Five Sets, Head to RMAC Playoffs on Positive NoteCOLORADO SPRINGS - It was a bad night for monkeys at the Lions' Den on Saturday.The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions got their personal monkey off their backs, taking a five-set 3-2 (25-23, 15-25, 25-20, 22-25, 15-12) victory over the Regis Rangers.
November 6, 2009Loss to Metro State Puts Mountain Lions' Regional Aspirations in JeopardyCOLORADO SPRINGS - With the sets even at one each and Mountain Lions leading by five in the third, everything changed in a moment for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team. Laura Brodie, who represents one-half of one of the most formidable pair of middle blockers in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, went high to hammer a set from Cindy Bathelt. A Metro State player had crossed far enough under the net that her foot was at Brodie's landing point, her out of the game with an ankle injury and, with just a couple of weeks remaining, likely out for the season.
October 30, 2009No. 5 Lopers Too Much for UCCSCOLORADO SPRINGS - Behind a powerful attack that forged a .345 hitting mark, the No. 5-ranked Nebraska-Kearney Lopers ended the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' winning streak at nine with a 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-22) victory Friday evening at the Lions' Den.
October 27, 2009Mountain Lions Set New School Recordwith Ninth Consecutive VictoryCOLORADO SPRINGS - Jenica Shippy had 11 kills as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs set a new school record with its ninth straight win, a 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-17) decision over the Colorado Christian Cougars Tuesday evening at the Lions' Den.
October 26, 2009Laura Brodie Named RMAC Offensive Player of the WeekUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs Volleyball player Laura Brodie was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference offensive player of the week, the conference announced Monday.
October 24, 2009UCCS Surges into Third Place with School-Record Tying Eighth Straight WinGOLDEN - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs leapfrogged all the way into third place in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference standings with a 3-1 (26-24, 20-25, 25-19, 25-11) victory over the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers Saturday evening at Lockridge Arena.
October 23, 2009Streaks Aplenty as Mountain Lions Beat Chadron State, Clinch Playoff SpotCHADRON, Neb. - There's a lot of streaking going on with the Mountain Lions volleyball team.The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs won its seventh straight match and locked up a spot in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference playoffs with a 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-21) victory over the Chadron State Eagles Friday evening at Armstrong Gym.
October 22, 2009Five Mountain Lions named to RMAC Volleyball All-Academic teamswo players from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Volleyball team, Sonja Johnson and Andrea Brodie, were named to Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Academic second team, which was announced on Thursday.
October 17, 2009Season-Best Hitting Percentage Allows UCCS to Extend Winning Streak to SixSILVER CITY, N.M. - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs hit a season-high 35.6 percent to extend its winning streak to six with a 3-0 (25-15 25-14 25-19) win over the Western New Mexico Mustangs Saturday evening at Drag's Court.
October 16, 2009Mountain Lions Take Fifth Straight with Win Over New Mexico HighlandsLAS VEGAS, N.M. - Make it five straight for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team.The Mountain Lions took just one hour, 15 minutes in winning their fifth in a row and seventh of the past eight Friday evening with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-21, 25-19) victory over the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls at the Wilson Complex.
October 13, 2009Bathelt named RMAC setter of the weekCindy Bathelt of the surging University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference setter of the week on Monday.
October 10, 2009Mountain Lions Finish Run of Gauntlet Unbeaten with Sweep of Western State MountaineersCOLORADO SPRINGS - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team finished the most physically grueling stretch of their schedule unbeaten as the Mountain Lions defeated the Western State Mountaineers 3-0 (30-28, 25-22, 25-20) Saturday evening at the Lions' Den.
October 9, 2009Mountain Lions Stay Hot withFifth Win in Past Six MatchesCOLORADO SPRINGS - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team won for the fifth time in its past six matches as the Mountain Lions defeated the Adams State Grizzlies 3-1 (21-25, 25-15, 25-19, 25-19) Friday evening at the Lions' Den.
October 8, 2009Mountain Lions Sweep CSU-Pueblo to Grab Steel & Silver Series PointsCOLORADO SPRINGS - Middle blockers Nicole Pederson and Laura Brodie combined for 22 kills as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs posted a season-best 33.6 percent hitting in a 3-0 (25-14, 25-14, 29-27) victory over the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves Thursday evening at the Lions' Den.
October 6, 2009Feature: Barnett's around-the-World journey leads him to helm at UCCSKeith Barnett learned quite a bit about how to be a teammate while playing in Spain, Belgium, and Romania. And he enjoyed his time there so much, that after multiple seasons here at the Olympic Training Center as part of the U.S. National Team, he and his wife planned on returning. Though fate can be a double-edged sword, it appears that the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs won this swo
October 3, 2009Mountain Lions Find the Middle Pathis the Way to Victory Over Fort LewisDURANGO, Colo. - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' middle blockers were in the middle of the action Saturday night as Laura Brodie and Nicole Pederson combined for 19 kills on just 30 attempts to lead the Mountain Lions to a 3-1 (25-22, 25-22, 23-25, 25-14) win over the Fort Lewis Skyhawks at Whalen Gymnasium.
October 2, 2009Mesa State Beats UCCS in Straight SetsGRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Jenica Shippy's 11 kills weren't enough to keep the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs from suffering a straight-set defeat at the hands of the Mesa State Mavericks Friday evening at Brownson Arena.
September 30, 2009Former UCCS player Akers featured in Palm Springs newspaperThe Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs, Calif., wrote a feature on former UCCS volleyball star Brooke Akers.
September 26, 2009Bathelt Keeps Everyone Involved as Mountain Lions Sweep Chadron StateIt's little wonder why Cindy Bathelt is a geography major. She really knows where things belong.
September 25, 2009UCCS Comes from Behindto Topple OrediggersCOLORADO SPRINGS - Jenica Shippy had 15 kills as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs scored a convincing 3-1 (23-25, 25-14, 25-14, 25-18) come-from-behind victory over the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers Friday evening at the Lions' Den.
September 19, 2009Mountain Lions fall to Metro StateDENVER - Sonja Johnson's 12 kills weren't enough to prevent the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs from dropping its third straight match, this one a 3-2 (23-25, 25-16, 25-18, 23-25, 15-9) defeat Saturday evening at the hands of the Metro State Roadrunners.
September 18, 2009Mountain Lions Blow Lead, Fall to RegisDENVER - In what is becoming a disturbing trend, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team blew a 2-0 lead and went on to drop a 3-2 (23-25, 21-25, 25-18, 25-18, 15-9) decision to the Regis Rangers Friday evening at Regis Fieldhouse.
September 17, 2009Radio interview features BatheltUCCS sophomore Cindy Bathelt was on this week's addition of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference radio show in preview their games this week at Regis and Metro State.
September 12, 2009Lopers Waste Little Time in Beating UCCSKEARNEY, Neb. - Through the first nine matches of the season, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team has given tantalizing glimpses of just how good it could eventually become. Saturday at the Health and Sports Center, the Mountain Lions got a harsh lesson in just how far they have to go to get there.
September 8, 2009UCCS Sweeps Colorado Christian in Opening RMAC MatchLAKEWOOD, Colo. - A dominant defense led University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' first-year volleyball coach Keith Barnett to a win in his first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference match, 3-0 (25-10, 25-16, 25-23) over Colorado Christian Tuesday evening at Cougar Arena.
September 5, 2009UCCS Finishes Tournament with 2-2 MarkDURANGO, Colo. - Sonja Johnson had 33 kills as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs split its two matches on Saturday and completed its participation in the Fort Lewis Volleyball Tournament with a 2-2 record
September 4, 2009UCCS gets split at Fort Lewis tournamentDURANGO - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team had a classic good news / bad news kind of day Friday at the Fort Lewis Volleyball Tournament.
August 29, 2009Mountain Lions Use Depth Chargeto Sink Texas Woman's PioneersCoaches often worry about whether they have a deep enough bench to get their teams through the rigors of a intercollegiate season.
August 29, 2009Brodie Sisters Help Mountain Lions get Both Win and Steel & Silver PointsCOLORADO SPRINGS - The Brodie sisters combined for 21 kills to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a win over the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves 3-1 (25-13, 23-25, 25-23, 25-17) Saturday evening in the final match of the 2009 Marriott Volleyball Invitational at the Lions' Den.
August 29, 2009Bathelt, Brodie Named All-TournamentCOLORADO SPRINGS - The Hillsdale Chargers were named the champion of the 2009 Marriott Volleyball Invitational after posting a perfect 4-0 record for the tournament, which concluded Saturday.
August 28, 2009Crowder, Experience Prove Difference as Hillsdale Outlasts Mountain LionsCOLORADO SPRINGS - Ashlee Crowder had 26 kills to lead the Hillsdale Chargers to a 3-2 (25-27, 17-25, 25-23, 25-21, 15-13) come-from-behind victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in the first match of the 2009 Marriott Volleyball Invitational Friday at the Lions' Den.
August 28, 2009UCCS Topples No. 25 Wayne StateThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions held Wayne State to a .074 hitting mark and rolled to a 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-21) victory over the No. 25-ranked Wildcats Friday evening at the Lions’ Den.
August 17, 2009Mountain Lions picked eighth overall in preseason coaches' poll, fifth in EastThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team was picked to finish fifth in the East Division and eighth overall in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s preseason coaches’ poll, the conference announced Monday.
July 9, 2009Former UCCS coach gets Boise State jobFormer University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball coach Shawn Garus was recently named the new coach at Division I Boise State.
June 10, 2009Mountain Lions Add Division I TransferCOLORADO SPRINGS - Just when the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs thought volleyball coach Keith Barnett had wrapped up his first recruiting class, he landed another big prize.
April 16, 2009Enrollment opened forsummer volleyball campsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs announced Thursday that enrollment has begun for summer volleyball camps, which will be run by new Mountain Lions volleyball coach Keith Barnett and assistant coach Lindsey Myers. Three camps - All Skills, Advanced Skills and Team - will be held.
April 9, 2009Barnett Announces First Recruiting ClassUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball coach Keith Barnett announced his first recruiting class Monday. Joining the Mountain Lions for the 2009 season will be transfers Nicole Pederson, Jenica Shippy and Kendall Utz along with freshmen Darby Jones, Lindsey Stich and Laura Brodie.
January 19, 2009Former U.S. National Team member Barnett to coach UCCS volleyball teamUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs athletic director Stephen Kirkham announced Monday that Keith Barnett had been hired as the school’s new womens volleyball coach.
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