2011 UCCS Volleyball Releases

November 16, 2011Kinzer named to Daktronics All-Central Region TeamUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs middle blocker Nikki Kinzer was named second-team Daktronics All-Central Region, it was announced Wednesday.
November 11, 2011UCCS' Bathelt named to academic all-district teamCindy Bathelt of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs was named to the 2011 Capital One Division II Academic All-District VII Volleyball Team, it was announced Thursday.
November 8, 2011Kinzer, Bathelt named all-RMACCOLORADO SPRINGS - Nikki Kinzer and Cindy Bathelt of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs were each named to the 2011 all-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Team, the RMAC announced Tuesday.
November 5, 2011UCCS concludes season with win over Chadron StateCHADRON, Neb. – Behind solid production from the team’s seniors, each of whom was likely playing in their final collegiate match, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs swept the Chadron State Eagles 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-19).
November 4, 2011No. 6-ranked Nebraska-Kearney beats Mountain LionsKEARNEY, Neb. – Laura Loosbrock’s 10 kills weren’t enough to overcome the No. 6-ranked team in the nation as the University of Colorado Colorado Springs fell 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-14) to the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers Friday evening.
October 30, 2011UCCS beats Colorado Christian, avenges earlier lossLAKEWOOD – Skylar Lewandowski and Alex Wood had 12 and 10 digs respectively at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs avenged an earlier loss by sweeping the Colorado Christian Cougars 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-20) Saturday evening at the CCU Event Center.
October 25, 2011Mountain Lions sweep No. 21 Colorado MinesCOLORADO SPRINGS - It's always a quandary; what to do to make senior night special?
October 22, 2011Metro State overcomes two-set deficit to drop UCCSCOLORADO SPRINGS - Skylar Lewandowski's five service aces, one away from tying the University of Colorado Colorado Spring record, weren't enough to keep the Metro State Roadrunners from pulling off their second stunning comeback victory in as many nights as the Mountain Lions fell 3-2 (16-25, 21-25, 25-21, 25-18, 16-14) Saturday evening at the Gallogly Events Center.
October 21, 2011Dig Pink Night scheduled for SaturdayOctober is breast cancer awareness month. The UCCS volleyball team will stage its annual Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Match on Saturday, Oct. 22nd when the Mountain Lions take on Metro State (7 p.m.) at Gallogly Event Center. The Mountain Lions will be holding a competition for prizes during the match.
October 21, 2011Ludicrous playoff format has UCCS' chances dim after loss to RegisCOLORADO SPRINGS - Nikki Kinzer had 19 kills and seven assisted block but the University of Colorado Colorado Springs saw its playoff hopes dim to a flicker Friday evening with a 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 31-29) loss to the Regis Rangers Saturday evening at the Gallogly Events Center.
October 18, 2011Bathelt, Johnson, three others named to academic all-RMAC teamThe Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced its All-Conference Academic teams for women’s volleyball on Tuesday. Five Mountain Lions were awarded; Cindy Bathelt was named first team, Sonja Johnson second team, and Alex Wood, Skylar Lewandowski, and Jenica Shippy were all named to the honor roll.
October 18, 2011UCCS drops Ursuline in nonconference matchCOLORADO SPRINGS - Alex Wood had nine kills and a team-high 18 digs as the University of Colorado Colorado Springs defeated the Ursuline College Arrows 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-19) Tuesday evening at the Gallogly Events Center.
October 15, 2011Kinzer leads UCCS to third straight winCOLORADO SPRINGS - Nikki Kinzer had 21 kills and hit .562 as the University of Colorado Colorado Springs defeated the Western State Mountaineers 3-2 (27-29, 25-15, 25-19, 23-25, 15-5) Saturday evening at the Gallogly Events Center.
October 14, 2011UCCS earns second sweep in as many nights, topple West leader Adams StateThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs produced another straight-set (25-18, 25-22, 25-14) sweep of a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference foe when it beat the Adams State Grizzlies Friday night in Colorado Springs.
October 13, 2011Koop helps lead her new team over her old team as UCCS sweeps CSU-PuebloCOLORADO SPRINGS - Megan Koop had 11 kills to lead her current team, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, to a decisive 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-9) victory over her former team, the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves, Thursday evening at the Gallogly Events Center.
October 8, 2011Mountain Lions drop five-set decision to RegisDENVER – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs couldn’t preserve a two-set lead at the Mountain Lions dropped a 3-2 (19-25, 22-25, 25-21, 25-17, 15-13) decision to the No. 22-ranked Regis Rangers Saturday at Regis Fieldhouse.
October 7, 2011No. 9 Metro State beats Mountain LionsDENVER - Alex Wood had 10 kills, but the No. 9-ranked Metro State Roadrunners proved to be more that the University of Colorado Colorado Springs could handle as the Mountain Lions dropped a 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-17) decision Friday evening at Auraria Fieldhouse.
September 30, 2011Short-handed Mountain Lions can't keep pace with Colorado ChristianCOLORADO SPRINGS - Eleven kills each by Nikki Kinzer and Sonja Johnson weren't enough to carry the University of Colorado Colorado Springs as the shorthanded Mountain Lions were beaten by 3-1 (25-18, 22-25, 30-28, 25-17) by the Colorado Christian Cougars Friday evening at the Gallogly Events Center.
September 27, 2011Mountain Lions find road blocked by OrediggersGOLDEN, Colo. – The Colorado School of Mines Orediggers blocked 22 Mountain Lion attacks, the most ever against a University of Colorado Colorado Springs volleyball team, to take a 3-2 (25-20, 22-25, 25-21, 21-25, 15-9) decision Tuesday evening at Lockridge Arena.
September 24, 2011No. 4 Nebraska-Kearney too much for Mountain LionsCOLORADO SPRINGS - You never want to be the team that has to play a great team the game after it's had a poor performance. The Mountain Lions were that team Saturday night.
September 23, 2011UCCS volleyball sweeps Chadron State, runs win streak to sevenCOLORADO SPRINGS -The University of Colorado Colorado Springs volleyball team extended its winning streak to seven matches with a 3-0 (25-11, 25-11, 25-19) victory over the Chadron State Eagles Friday evening at the Gallogly Events Center.
September 21, 2011Mountain Lions win battle of Colorado SpringsCOLORADO SPRINGS - Colorado Springs' team soundly defeated the other team from Colorado Springs Wednesday evening at the Gallogly Events Center.
September 19, 2011Bathelt Named RMAC Setter of the WeekMountain Lion Senior setter, Cindy Bathelt was honored Monday by the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference when they released their players of the week for volleyball. Bathelt was named setter of the week, the other two weekly awards went to Nebraska-Kearney’s Ashley Leitner (Player of the week), and Cassidee Young of Regis (Defensive player of the week).
September 17, 2011Mountain Lions beat Highlands, complete sweep of epic road tripLAS VEGAS, N.M. – Playing their third match in as many nights and having already traveled over 1,000 miles on a bus since Thursday, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs volleyball team called on defense for the cure to fatigued legs and fannies.
September 16, 2011Mountain Lions come back from two sets down to beat MustangsSILVER CITY, N.M. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs volleyball team overcame a two-set deficit and a serious case of road fatigue to defeat the Western New Mexico Mustangs Friday evening.
September 15, 2011UCCS begins epic road trip with win over Fort LewisDURANGO, Colo. – Behind 18 kills by Nikki Kinzer, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs won its third straight match with a 3-1 (26-28, 25-19, 25-20, 25-21) victory over the Fort Lewis Skyhawks Thursday evening at Whalen Gymnasium.
September 10, 2011Mountain Lions knock off Lock HavenDENVER – All of this pulling rank is starting to get tiresome.
September 10, 2011UCCS beats Nebraska-Omaha, finishes Colorado Premier Challenge at 2-2DENVER – Nikki Kinzer had 19 kills to lead the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to its second win on Saturday, a 3-1 (25-21, 17-25, 28-26, 25-20) victory over the Nebraska-Kearney Mavericks at the Auraria Events Center.
September 9, 2011UCCS takes set, but not match, against No. 4-ranked WashburnDENVER - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs became only the second team this season to take a set off the No. 4-ranked Washburn Lady Blues but couldn't take a second as the Mountain Lions fell 3-1 (25-15, 23-25, 25-18, 25-20) Friday afternoon in both teams' first game at the Colorado Premier Challenge at the Auraria Events Center.
September 9, 2011UCCS slips to 0-2 for tournamentDENVER - Cindy Bathelt had team-high totals of 15 digs and 24 assists as the University of Colorado dropped its second match Friday, this one a 3-1 (25-20, 25-14, 13-25, 25-13) decision to the West Florida Argos at the Auraria Events Center.
September 5, 2011Koop named to all-tournament teamMiddle blocker Megan Koop was the lone University of Colorado Colorado Springs player named to the BritKare Lady Buff Classic All Tournament Team.
September 3, 2011UCCS finishes season-opening tournament with splitCANYON, Texas - Nikki Kinzer had 13 kills and Megan Koop added 11 and a spectacular .647 hitting mark as the University of Colorado Colorado Springs salvaged a split at the 2011 Lady Buff Invitational by notching a 3-0 (25-15, 25-16, 25-14) victory over the Eastern New Mexico Zias Saturday afternoon at WTAMU Fieldhouse.
September 2, 2011Mountain Lions fall to West Texas A&M in five setsCANYON, Texas – Megan Koop had 15 kills but she and her University and Colorado Colorado Springs teammates were unable to put Friday evening’s match away after leading two sets to none, eventually falling to the West Texas A&M Lady Buffs 3-2 (21-15, 23-25, 25-19, 25-18, 15-12).
September 2, 2011Mountain Lions win volleyball openerCANYON, Texas – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs volleyball team hit a solid .304 to open its season with a 3-0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-20) victory over the Texas Woman’s Pioneers Friday afternoon at WTAMU Fieldhouse.
August 16, 2011UCCS volleyball picked sixth in preseason coaches' pollCOLORADO SPRINGS - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team was picked to finish sixth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in 2011, according to the conference's preseason coaches' poll that was released Tuesday.
February 7, 2011Volleyball announces 4 recruits for 2011 season. The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball program has announced the addition of four players to their roster for the 2011 season. These players have already joined the team in this spring semester workouts and practices.
February 27, 2012Cindy Bathelt to play professional volleyball in RomeCindy Bathelt will be playing in Rome next fall! The UCCS senior setter will be playing for Aprilia Volleyball Club from August 2012 through May 2013. Aprilia is currently a ‘Serie C’ team that is looking to regain its form and move up the ladder in the Italian rankings. The club is serious about this undertaking, as they’ve hired a trio of American players. Joining Cindy are an outside hitter from Wake Forest and a middle blocker from the University of Miami. They will be 20 minutes south of Rome and living together after a month each with a host family. Italian lessons are mandatory and Cindy is excited to, “have the opportunity to pursue the next chapter in (her) career in such an incredible place as Italy. The people are very outgoing, rich in culture, and the pizza is the best in the world!”
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