2012 UCCS Volleyball Releases

June 24, 2013Kinzer Receives RMAC Degree Completion AwardUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs All-American Nikki Kinzer was one of several RMAC student-athletes to receive a Degree Completion Award from the conference to assist in costs to finish her education.
June 10, 2013Shaswar, Kinzer Earn RMAC Scholar-Athlete AwardsUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs seniors Mash Sashwar and Nikki Kinzer earned the RMAC Scholar-Athlete Award from the conference office.
April 15, 2013Mountain Lions Spend Sunday Teaching Skills to Girl ScoutsMembers of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs volleyball team taught skills to approximately 100 Girl Scouts from the area during the organization's Sports Extravaganza on Sunday at Doherty High School.
April 2, 2013Audrey Nelson Hall of Fame ProfileOne of the top offensive producers in University of Colorado Colorado Springs volleyball history will be one of four inductees for the 2013 UCCS Athletic Hall of Fame.
January 24, 20132013 RMAC Schedule SetCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will open the RMAC volleyball schedule at home Sept. 20 in the 2013 conference schedule announced today. The Mountain Lions will play 11 of its 21 conference matches at home in the Gallogly Events Center.
January 16, 2013Mountain Lions Sign Three For Fall 2013COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs announces three new additions to the Mountain Lion volleyball team for next season. Cameron Girard, Morgan Evans and Emily Whitelaw have all signed letters of intent during the early signing period to join UCCS in the Fall.
January 10, 2013Elder Named Next UCCS Head Volleyball CoachThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs is proud to announce Chrissy Elder as the new head coach of the UCCS volleyball team. She spent the last four seasons as the Head Assistant Coach at the University of Central Missouri.
December 5, 2012Kinzer Earns Spot on Daktronics All-America Third TeamUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs senior middle blocker Nikki Kinzer finished a record-setting career with a spot on the Daktronics All-America Third Team, announced this morning by the Division II Sports Information Directors. She's the first All-American in program history.
December 4, 2012Barnett Resigns as UCCS Head Volleyball CoachKeith Barnett, the four-year Head Volleyball Coach for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, resigned his position this morning. His resignation will be effective immediately. The Mountain Lions advanced to the RMAC tournament for the seventh time in the last nine seasons and for the third time under Barnett in 2011.
November 27, 2012Kinzer Earns Daktronics All-South Central Region First Team HonorLAKEWOOD, Colo. - Nikki Kinzer, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs career record holder in block assists, earned Daktronics First Team All-South Central Region honors today. The RMAC Defensive Player of the Year will advance to the national ballot for All-America consideration.
November 19, 2012Mountain Lions left out of the 2012 NCAA tournamentINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs missed the 2012 NCAA Division II women's volleyball regional tournament as announced by the NCAA Sunday night. UCCS concluded their season last Tuesday in the quarterfinal match of the 2012 RMAC tournament.
November 13, 2012Mountain Lions conclude their season with a close match against the GrizzliesALAMOSA, Colo. – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs volleyball team concludes its season tonight as they fall to No. 12 ranked Adams State in the quarterfinal match of the 2012 RMAC tournament 3-1(25-22, 25-11, 25-27, 26-25).
November 13, 2012Mountain Lions take on Grizzles tonight in the 1st round of the RMAC tournamentCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs volleyball team heads to Alamosa tonight to take on Adams State (23-4, 16-3 RMAC) at 7 p.m. in a quarterfinal matchup of the 2012 RMAC tournament.
November 13, 2012Kinzer Named RMAC Defensive Player of the YearCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – University of Colorado Colorado Springs middle blocker Nikki Kinzer earned RMAC Defensive Player of the Year honors from the conference coaches as the 2012 RMAC Postseason Awards were announced today. She also earned a spot on the All-RMAC First Team.
November 10, 2012Mountain Lions will take on the Grizzles in the 1st round of the RMAC TournamentCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs volleyball team will travel to Alamosa on Tuesday, November 13 to play in a quarterfinal matchup of the 2012 RMAC tournament against Adams State at 7 p.m.
November 10, 2012Mountain Lions finish the regular season at home for senior nightCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs volleyball falls to Colorado Christian (22-8, 12-7 RMAC) in straight sets (25-23, 26-24, 25-18) on Saturday night. The Mountain Lions drop to an overall record of 18-8 with an RMAC record of 12-7.
November 9, 2012Banich Leads Mountain Lions as They Fall to No. 12 Colorado MinesCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs volleyball team fell to No. 12 ranked, Colorado Mines on Friday night in straight sets (25-21, 25-23, 25-12). With the loss, the Mountain Lions fall to 18-9 overall, 12-6 RMAC.
November 8, 2012Volleyball RMAC Tournament BracketologyCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women’s volleyball team is currently in prime position to host the RMAC postseason tournament. The Mountain Lions stand fourth in the conference, with a one match lead over Metro State and Western New Mexico, and a game-and-a-half lead against Colorado Christian.
November 8, 2012Mountain Lions play for positioning as they host Orediggers & Cougars this weekendThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs volleyball team (18-8, 12-5 RMAC) prepares for the final two regular season matches this weekend as they host No. 12 ranked Colorado Mines (22-5, 16-2 RMAC) and Colorado Christian (21-8, 11-7 RMAC), who trails UCCS by one match in the RMAC.
November 7, 2012Mountain Lions Remain Eighth in New NCAA Regional RankingCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs volleyball team remains eighth in the South Central Region according to the latest NCAA Division II Regional Rankings. The top eight teams will earn a spot in the 2012 NCAA post season tournament
November 5, 2012Kinzer named RMAC defensive player of the week for the fourth time this seasonSenior middle blocker, Nikki Kinzer, was named the RMAC defensive player of the week for the fourth time this season. Kinzer finishes this weekend with 20 total blocks, including 16 block assists, as she led UCCS to three road victories. Kinzer adds to her all-time career block assist record at UCCS as she currently ranks first in school history with 371. She also moves into a tie this weekend for second all-time in the rally scoring era (since 2001) in career solo block at UCCS with 41. Kinzer also added 14 digs to the Mountain Lion defense.
November 3, 2012UCCS concludes final regular season roadtrip with a win against Black Hills StateSPEARFISH, South Dakota – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women’s volleyball teams beats Black Hills State 3-1 ( 25-23, 24-26, 25-17, 25-18) on Saturday night. The Mountain Lions improve to 18-8 overall, 12-5 RMAC, and stand fourth in RMAC.
November 2, 2012Mountain Lions Claim 16th Straight Victory Against EaglesCHADRON, NEB. - Nikki Kinzer's 16 kills led the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to the 16th consecutive win against Chadron State as the Mountain Lions (17-8 / 11-5 RMAC) beat the Eagles 3-1 (21-25, 25-17, 25-22, 25-15) tonight at Armstrong Gym.
November 1, 2012Mountain Lions continue on the last road trip of the regular seasonThe UCCS volleyball team won the first of three road games this week as they defeated Colorado College 3-2 (25-20, 23-25, 25-21, 19-25, 15-10). The Mountain Lions will go back on the road to take on Chadron State and Black Hills State this weekend.
October 31, 2012Mountain Lions Eighth in First NCAA Regional Ranking of SeasonNDIANPOLIS, Ind. – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs came in at eighth in the first 2012 NCAA Division II Volleyball South Central Regional Rankings released this afternoon.
October 30, 2012Bloom Finishes with Career-Best Night in Win with Cross-Town Rival Colo. CollegeBloom and Jordan Banich each finished with 16.5 points. Bloom started off the match strong with five of her team-high and career-best 16 kills in the set.
October 30, 2012Volleyball team begins three game road tripThe UCCS volleyball team (15-8, 10-5 conference) will take a trip down Nevada Ave. to play cross-town rivals Colorado College (21-8, 8-2 Conference) tonight at 7 p.m.
October 30, 2012UCCS Friday Match with Chadron State Moved Up to 5 p.m.COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs volleyball match with Chadron State on Friday has been moved up to 5 p.m.
October 27, 2012Kinzer breaks all-time record for career block assists at UCCSCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women’s volleyball team falls to No. 23 ranked Metro State in straight sets (25-14, 25-20, 25-23). With the loss, the Mountain Lions drop to 15-8 overall, and 10-5 RMAC.
October 26, 2012Kinzer Ties UCCS All-Time Career Blocks Assist RecordCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (15-7 / 10-4 RRMAC) held a two-set lead against No. 15 Regis, but the Rangers (19-6 / 13-2 RMAC) took the next three sets in a 25-23, 25-19, 17-25, 26-28, 9-15 match tonight at the Gallogly Events Center.
October 25, 2012UCCS looks to extend undefeated (10-0) home record this weekendThe Mountain Lions (15-6, 10-3 RMAC) are set to host No. 15 ranked Regis (18-6, 12-2 RMAC), and No. 23 ranked Metro State (14-8, 9-5 RMAC). UCCS is currently 10-0 at home for the first time in history,
October 22, 2012Kinzer Named RMAC Defensive Player of the Week for the Second Straight WeekCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Nikki Kinzer, the reigning RMAC Player of the Month, was named the RMAC Defensive Player of the week for the second week in a row and the third time this season.
October 22, 2012Dig Pink this Saturday Night for the UCCS volleyball game against Metro StateCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - October is breast cancer awareness month. The UCCS volleyball team will stage its annual Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Match on Saturday, Oct. 27 when the Mountain Lions take on Metro State at the Gallogly Events Center.
October 19, 2012Kinzer's career match helps lead UCCS to another home win to remain undefeatedCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women’s volleyball team beats Colorado Mesa 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 26-24, 25-20). The Mountain Lions improve to 15-6 overall, 10-3 RMAC, and remain undefeated at home with a record of 10-0.
October 18, 2012UCCS Remains Undefeated at Home: 9-0COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women’s volleyball team beats Fort Lewis College in straight sets (28-26, 25-18, 25-18).
October 17, 2012UCCS looks to remain undefeated at home as the Kinzer sisters clashUCCS (13-6, 8-3 RMAC) looks to defend their undefeated home record (8-0) this weekend as they host Fort Lewis (9-9, 5-5 RMAC) and Colorado Mesa (13-5, 7-3 RMAC).
October 15, 2012Kinzer named RMAC defensive player of the weekCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Nikki Kinzer, the reigning RMAC Player of the Month, was named RMAC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.
October 15, 2012Kinzer named to RMAC All-Academic First TeamCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo- Senior middle blocker, Nikki Kinzer, the national leader in blocks per set, earned a spot on the RMAC All-Academic First Team.
October 13, 2012Mountain Lions conclude road trip with a win over CSU-P
October 12, 2012Stich Climbs to 8th all-time at UCCSThe UCCS women's volleyball team falls to No. 24 ranked Adams State 3-1(19-25, 25-17, 27-29, 18-25) on Friday night. With the loss, the Mountain Lions drop to 12-6 overall 7-3 RMAC.
October 11, 2012UCCS wins first of three road games of the weekendGunnison, Colo. – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women’s volleyball team beats Western State 3-1 (23-25, 25-21, 25-15, 25-23) . The Mountain Lions extend their winning streak
October 10, 2012Mountain Lion Road TripCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The UCCS volleyball team (11-5 / 6-2 RMAC) will be on the road this weekend as it takes a three day, 471-mile trip to Gunnison, Alamosa and Pueblo.
October 6, 2012Mountain Lions Still Unbeaten at Home: 8-0Colorado Springs, Colo. – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women’s volleyball team beats New Mexico Highlands University 3- 1 (25-20, 25-21, 23-25, 25-12) on Saturday night. With the win, UCCS improves to 11-5 / 6-2 RMAC and extents their home record to 8-0.
October 5, 2012Kinzer named RMAC player of the monthColorado Springs, Colo. - Senior middle blocker Nikki Kinzer was named the RMAC player of the month after she helped the Mountain Lions to nine wins in 14 matches in the month of September.
October 4, 2012UCCS remains undefeated at home with win on White Out NightColorado Springs, Colo. – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women’s volleyball team beats Western New Mexico 3-1 (25-16, 25-21, 23-25, 25-14) on Thursday night. With the win, the Mountain Lions improve to 10-5/5-2 RMAC and remain undefeated at home this season with a record of 7-0.
October 4, 2012UCCS presents White Out Night TonightUCCS proudly presents White Out Night tonight as the women's volleyball team (9-5, 4-2 RMAC) hosts Western New Mexico (7-9, 4-2 RMAC). Students can arrive at the Gallogly Events Center before the 7 p.m.
September 29, 2012Einspahr leads the way against No. 23 ranked RegisDenver, Colo. – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women’s volleyball team falls to No. 23 ranked Regis 0-3 (18-25, 19-25, 19-25) on Saturday, September 29.
September 28, 2012UCCS falls to No. 14 Metro State 2-3Denver, Colo. – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women’s volleyball team loses its first conference match of the season as they fall to No. 14 Metro State 2-3 (19-25, 25-12, 25-22, 19-25, 10-15) on Friday, September 28.
September 27, 2012Mountain Lions look to extend 8 game winning streakThe Mountain Lions (9-3, 4-0 RMAC) are looking to extent an eight game winning streak as they head up to Denver this weekend to take on No. 14 Metro State (8-4, 3-1 RMAC) and No. 22 Regis (8-6, 2-2 RMAC). UCCS is currently 2-2 against ranked teams and 2-1 on the road this season.
September 22, 2012The Mountain Lions win 8th straight matchColorado Springs, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colroado Springs women’s volleyball team beat Chadron State 3-1 (18-25, 25-14, 25-20, 25-15) Saturday night at the Gallogly Events Center.
September 21, 2012UCCS Beats Black Hills State in Straight SetsColorado Springs, Colo. – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women’s volleyball team beats Black Hills State in straight sets (25-22, 26-16, 26-16), on Friday, Sept. 21.
September 20, 201210 Questions with Nikki KinzerGoMountainLions.com caught up with Nikki Kinzer of Colorado Springs, Colo., for 10 questions with the Senior middle blocker from the UCCS
September 20, 2012Mountain Lions look to defend home courtThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's volleyball team (7-3, 2-0 RMAC) is set to host their first home conference match of the season as the Mountain Lions take on Black Hills State (4-6, 0-2 RMAC),
September 19, 2012Kinzer Featured on RMAC Radio ShowCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – RMAC Defensive Player of the Week Nikki Kinzer was one of the two featured guests on this week’s episode of the RMAC Radio Show,
September 17, 2012Kinzer Named Defender of the WeekKinzer averaged 1.43 blocks in each of the Mountain Lions two road wins last week. On Friday in a 3-1 win at Colorado Christian, she totaled five block assists,
September 15, 2012UCCS beats No. 17 Colorado Mines in threeThe Mountain Lions win in straight sets (25-16, 25-21, 25-19), as they beat No. 17 ranked Colorado Mines on Saturday, in Golden Colorado. With the win, UCCS improves to 7-3 overall and 2-0 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
September 14, 2012UCCS Beats Colorado Christian in fourThe Mountain Lions got off to a slow start against the Cougars as UCCS fell 8-25 in the first set. The Mountain Lions had 13 errors in that first set, resulting in a 0-1 beginning to the match.
September 13, 2012UCCS opens conference season this weekendUCCS has won 13 out of the past 14 meetings with Colorado Christian, dating back to October 8, 2004 with an overall record of 23-15 against the Cougars.
October 9, 2012Koop, Einspahr Named to All-Invitational TeamUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs middle blockers Megan Koop and Amy Einspahr were named to the 2012 All-Mountain Lion Invitational team by the coaches after leading the Mountain Lions to a 4-0 record.
September 8, 2012UCCS remains undefeated at homeUCCS concluded its 2012 Mountain Lion Invitational on Sept. 8, as they defeated Midwestern State University in straight sets (25-17, 25-22, 25-19).
September 8, 2012UCCS beats Fort Lewis 3-1The Mountain Lion’s balanced approach has led them to another victory on their home court improving to 3-0 at home, and 4-3 overall.
September 8, 2012UCCS beats No. 12 Wayne StateThe well rounded attack by UCCS led them to victory in consecutive sets against No. 12 Wayne State at the 2012 Mountain Lion Invitational on Friday night.
September 7, 2012UCCS beats Franklin Pierce in threeUCCS won in straight sets as they beat Franklin Pierce University (25-15, 25-23, 25-22) at the 2012 Mountain Lion Invitational on Sept. 7, 2012
September 2, 2012Kinzer leads the Mountain Lions against No. 17 UC San DiegoColorado Springs, Colo.- The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's volleyball team falls to 1-3 as they lose to N0. 17 UC San Diego at the Grand Canyon University Invitational in three consecutive sets (25-21, 25-20, 25-14), on September 1, 2012.
September 1, 2012Koop Leads Mountain Lions to First Win of SeasonColorado Springs Colo.- The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women’s volleyball team gets their first win of the season as they beat California Poly Pomona 3-0, at the Grand Canyon University Invitational on September 1, 2012 in three consecutive sets (26-24, 25-15,25-16).
September 1, 2012Kinzer Leads Mountain Lions in Day One at Grand Canyon InviteColorado Springs, Colo.- The UCCS women's volleyball team starts the season 0-2 after dropping their first two games at the Grand Cayon University Invitational on August 31, 2012 to hosts GCU and the defending national champion California State-San Bernardino.
August 30, 20122012 Volleyball Preview-Fourth of four editions: Outside HittersThe position of outside hitter will see more new faces to the Mountain Lion team than any other this season. The team loses starters Jenica Shippy and Sonja Johnson, both of which rank in the top 20 for most attacks in UCCS history.
August 29, 20122012 Volleyball Preview-Third of four editions: Middle BlockersThere have been many changes in the Mountain Lion squad from last year to this year. The one position that has not changed much is that of middle blocker.
August 27, 20122012 Volleyball Preview-First of four editions: SettersEditors Note: This is the first of four stories to come which will highlight the UCCS woman’s volleyball teams primary positions, returning players, and new additions to the team.
August 14, 2012Mountain Lions Projected to Make RMAC TournamentCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Middle blocker Nikki Kinzer earned a spot on the preseason team as the University of Colorado Colorado Springs was projected to advance to the postseason tournament in the 2012 RMAC Volleyball Coaches Preseason Poll released this morning.
August 13, 2012Volleyball Opens Fall Practices with Two-A-DaysCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – After reporting to campus over the weekend, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Mountain Lion volleyball team wasted little time with two practices today at the UCCS Recreation Center.
August 10, 2012Mountain Lion Volleyball Opens 2012 Practices MondayCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – University of Colorado Colorado Springs Head Volleyball Coach Keith Barnett will open the 2012 fall season Monday morning with two practices at the UCCS Recreation Center. The Mountain Lions will begin with 14 student-athletes on the roster, including five seniors.
August 3, 2012Barnett Adds Seven Student-Athletes for 2012 SeasonCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - UC-Colorado Springs Head Volleyball Coach Keith Barnett is excited to announce the addition of seven student-athletes to the 2012 Mountain Lion roster.
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
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