Nikki Kinzer

Number2
ClassSr
PositionMB
Height6-2
HometownColorado Springs, Colo.
Prev. SchoolColorado (Rampart HS)

Statistics

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Season    G    K   K/G    E   TA    Pct    A   A/G   SA   SE  SA/G  RE  DIG   D/G  BS  BA Total   B/G  BE BHE
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2011     101  283  2.80   89  631   .307   13  0.13   11   21  0.11   2   64  0.63  13 110   123  1.22  11   0
2010     114  328  2.88  107  813   .272    6  0.05   24   35  0.21   2  115  1.01  18 112   130  1.14   9   1  426.0

Notes:

2011: Named second-team Daktronics All-Central Region

2010: Named third-team All-RMAC ... named RMAC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 13 ... named to the 2010 Hyatt Place Mountain Lion Invitational All-Tournament Team ... during the Hyatt Place Mountain Lion Invitational averaged 16.25 kills per match along with 1.12 blocks per match and contributed seven aces while hitting at a .326 clip on her way to earning her RMAC Player of the Week award ... finished the season with team highs in kills with 328 and blocks with 130 ... her 1.14 blocks per game average was second best in the RMAC ... had 16 or more kills on six occasions including one of her best performances of the season as she recorded 17 kills and 10 blocks against New Mexico Highlands in a 3-1 win on Sept. 18 ... her season (and team season) high in blocks came against Fort Lewis in a 3-2 win on Sept. 16 when she had 12 to go along with her 12 digs and 14 kills ... hit at a team season best .682 against Chadron State on Nov. 5 when she had 16 kills in a 3-0 win ... her 112 block assists is most all time by a Mountain Lion for a single season and after just one year has her 16th on the career list.

Pre UCCS Notes:

Started 26 matches for the Colorado Buffaloes in 2009 and played in 87 sets ... made her first career start against Valparaiso (9/12) and recorded her first block solo against Northern Colorado (9/1) ... posted a season-high six total blocks twice, against Fairfield (9/4) and Texas Tech (10/14) ... registered a season-best six kills and eight points against Cal Poly (9/12). On the season, recorded 65 kills, 12 assists and a team-high 64 total blocks ... was named the Colorado Springs Big School's Player of the Year as a senior by the Colorado Springs Gazette as well as all-state, all-league and all-area ... was a first-team selection for the All-Colorado team (Rocky Mountain News) as well as the MVP and co-captain ... the Rams took third-place at the Colorado State 5A Tournament with an overall record of 24-6 ... recorded 377 kills and 105 blocks on the season ... as a junior she was named to the all-state second team as she helped the Rams to a sweet 16 appearance at the state tournament ... was named to the all-area, all-league and all-metro first teams ... tallied 250 kills that season ... was also recruited by Missouri, James Madison, Georgetown and Cal Poly ... earned four letters in basketball at RHS

CLUB TEAM: Colorado Juniors

Personal Notes:

Majoring in English with an emphasis in education ... hopes to become a high school English teacher ... daughter of Ken and Lori Kinzer ... has one younger sister, Jenna, and a younger brother, Mitchell ... hobbies include basketball, volleyball, hiking, camping and reading ... has been a part of mission trips to Mexico, Ecuador and the Ukraine ... Nickname is Giraffe ... Favorite restaurant is Fugiyama ... Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan ... Favorite non UCCS sports team is the Pittsburgh Steelers ... Favorite book is The Art of Racing in the Rain ... Favorite move within the last year is Hunger Games ... Favorite food is pasta ... Favorite place on campus other than athletic facilities is the Library ... Favorite show is One Tree Hill ... Favorite music artist is Jason Mraz ... Least successful sport is Soccer ... First job was at Chick Fil A ... Desired travel location is Greece ... admits that parents were right when they told me "to pursue anything I'm passionate about" ... Biggest pet peeve is cabinets left open ... Most prized possession is Norton Anthology of British Literature

Stories featuring Nikki Kinzer

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.
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.
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.
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, 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 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, 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, 2012This Week in Mountain Lion AthleticsThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs volleyball team begins postseason action on Tuesday night in the RMAC Tournament while the nationally-ranked Mountain Lion cross country teams travel to the national championships on Saturday. Both UCCS basketball teams begin their regular seasons this weekend in non-conference classics.
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 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 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, 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 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 5, 2012This Week in Mountain Lion Athletics
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.
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 22, 2012This Week in Mountain Lion Athletics
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 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 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 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 13, 2012Mountain Lions conclude road trip with a win over CSU-P
October 13, 2012Mountain Lions conclude road trip with a win over CSU-P
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 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 1, 2012This Week in Mountain Lion AthleticsThree of the six University of Colorado Colorado Springs fall teams will be in action home for Homecoming, with two more teams in action along the Front Range and the final team taking on the nation’s top teams in the Northwest in a busy week for Mountain Lion athletics.
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 24, 2012This Week in Mountain Lion Athletics
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 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 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 11, 2012This Week in Mountain Lion AthleticsWomen's soccer will end its six-game homestand with three games this week and will start the RMAC season this weekend along with men's soccer and volleyball. Men's golf wrapped up the Falcon Invitational on Monday and men's cross country will compete against Saturday in the Colorado College Invitational.
September 4, 2012This Week in Mountain Lion AthleticsAll six fall teams are in action at home or in the Colorado Springs area this week. Men's soccer hosts in-town rival Colorado College, womens' soccer goes for a 3-0 start on Friday night, volleyball hosts four other teams for the Mountain Lion Invitational, the cross country teams host the fifth annual Rust-Buster and men's golf opens the season on Sunday at Air Force.
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.
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, 2012This Week in Mountain Lion AthleticsThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs begins the fall sports season this weekend with men’s soccer in California, volleyball in Phoenix and women’s soccer hosting the first two games of a six-game homestand this weekend. The Mountain Lions begin the opening weekend with eight contests over a four-day span during the extended Labor Day weekend.
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.
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 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 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 28, 2011UCCS to be featured on RMAC Showcase TV showThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs will be the focus of The RMAC Showcase television show, episode #85, which will debut on Friday, Oct. 28 and will air 17 times in the Colorado Springs market.
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, 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, 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 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 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 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, 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 10, 2011Mountain Lions knock off Lock HavenDENVER – All of this pulling rank is starting to get tiresome.
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 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 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.
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).
November 11, 2010Playoff Loss to Mesa State Ends Mountain Lions' SeasonCOLORADO SPRINGS - Alex Nuttall and Nikki Kinzer of the University of KEARNEY, Neb. - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' foray into the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference postseason tournament ended with its first match, a 3-1 (23-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-19) loss to the No. 2 seeded Mesa State Mavericks Thursday at the health & Sports Center.
November 10, 2010Nuttall, Kinzer named to All-RMAC volleyball teamsCOLORADO SPRINGS - Alex Nuttall and Nikki Kinzer of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs were named to the All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Volleyball second and third team respectively, the conference announced Tuesday.
November 6, 2010UCCS Ends Regular Season with Loss, Playoffs on TapCOLORADO SPRINGS – The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs completed its regular season Saturday with a 3-0 (27-25, 25-16, 25-20) loss to the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers at the Gallogly Events Center.
November 5, 2010Mountain Lions Clinch Playoff Berth with Win over Chadron StateCOLORADO SPRINGS - Behind 16 kills and a .682 hitting mark by Nikki Kinzer, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs clinched a berth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference postseason tournament by dispatching the Chadron State Eagles 3-0 (25-10, 25-12, 25-13) Friday evening at the Gallogly Events Center.
November 2, 2010Mountain Lions Lose Close Match, Not Playoff HopesThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs fell 3-2 (25-20, 23-25, 21-25, 25-14, 15-17) in a back-and-forth, five-set match against the Colorado College Tigers Tuesday night. Nine Tiger aces were too much to overcome in a game leading up to the Mountain Lion’s (15-11) final playoff push this weekend.
October 26, 2010Win Over Mines Sets Up Huge Match on FridayGOLDEN – Alex Nuttall had 21 kills to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 3-1 (25-22, 19-25, 25-20, 25-18) victory over the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers Tuesday evening at Lockridge Arena.
October 23, 2010Mountain Lions rebound from two-set deficit, beat RegisDENVER – Alex Nuttall had 17 kills and Nicole Pederson had 12 blocks to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a come-from-behind 3-2 (22-25, 14-25, 25-21, 25-16, 15-9) victory over the Regis Rangers Saturday at Regis Fieldhouse.
October 22, 2010Nuttall's 17 kills can't keep UCCS apace of Metro StateDENVER – Alex Nuttall had 17 kills but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team nonetheless dropped a 3-1 (23-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-23) decision to the Metro State Roadrunners Friday evening at the Auraria Events Center.
October 18, 2010UCCS Defeats New Mexico Highlands in Four SetsCOLORADO SPRINGS - Nikki Kinzer had 17 kills and 10 blocks, both match highs, the lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 3-1 (25-18, 25-23, 24-26, 25-17) victory over the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls Saturday evening at the Gallogly Events Center.
October 16, 2010Mountain Lions Streak their Way to Win over Western StateGUNNISON – Things have gotten a bit trendy concerning the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball program.The Mountain Lions kept a number of perplexing streaks alive as they defeated the Western State Mountaineers 3-1 (29-31, 25-17, 25-19, 25-17) Saturday evening at Paul Wright Gymnasium.
October 14, 2010Mountain Lions Top CSU-Pueblo in Five Sets, UCCS Takes Steel & Silver LeadPUEBLO – The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs took a 10-4 lead in the 2010-11 Steel & Silver Series Thursday evening with a 3-2 (20-25, 25-23, 25-23, 20-25, 15-12) volleyball victory over the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves at Massari Arena.
October 9, 2010UCCS' Vailiant Comeback Falls Short COLORADO SPRINGS- After a 2-0 set lead, it took Metro State everything they had to hold off the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, winning in five (21-25, 19-25, 25-23, 26-24, 14-16) sets. Despite several impressive performances by the Mountain Lions (10-8, 4-5 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference), the relentless attack and defensive play of the Roadrunners (13-5, 8-2 RMAC) outlasted the valiant comeback attempt of UCCS.
October 8, 2010Regis' Front Line Too Much, Mountain Lions Fall 3-0COLORADO SPRINGS- The Regis Rangers' front line was too much for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to overcome as the Mountain Lions fell 3-0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-17). The Rangers (11-6, 6-2 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) put up 10 blocks on the night while UCCS (10-7, 4-4 RMAC) only managed three and gave up four points on block errors.
September 30, 2010UCCS Notches Key Road Win at Colorado ChristianLAKEWOOD, Colo. - Sonja Johnson had 10 kills and three other Mountain Lions had nine each as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs scored a 3-1 road victory over the Colorado Christian Cougars Thursday evening at the CCU Event Center.
September 28, 2010Mines Too Deep for Mountain LionsCOLORADO SPRINGS - Alex Nuttall's 17 kills and 10 digs weren't enough to keep the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team from dropping a 3-1 (26-24, 25-22, 25-27, 25-19) decision to the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers Tuesday evening at the Gallogly Events Center.
September 25, 2010Mountain Lions Respond with Sweep of their OwnCHADRON, Neb. - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs rebounded from Friday night’s loss to Nebraska-Kearney with a win in straight sets (25-17, 25-14, 25-14) over the Chadron State Eagles. UCCS dominated from the get go as their only deficit of the match came via a 1-0 score to start the second set.
September 24, 2010No. 12 Nebraska-Kearney Sweeps UCCSKEARNEY, Neb. - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs proved no match for the No. 12-ranked Nebraska-Kearney Lopers Friday night at the Health & Sports Center, dropping a 3-0 (25-19, 25-8, 25-15) decision.
September 17, 2010Western New Mexico's big two puts end to UCCS win streakCOLORADO SPRINGS – Despite 17 kills by Nikki Kinzer, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' five-match winning streak came to an end Friday as the Mountain Lions were beaten 3-1 (29-27, 13-25, 25-23, 29-27) by the Western New Mexico Mustangs at the Gallogly Events Center.
September 16, 2010Mountain Lions Overcome 0-2 Deficit, Block their Way to Win Over Fort LewisCOLORADO SPRINGS - The Mountain Lions fought off five match points in Thursday's third set, and then they rolled all the way back to win their Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opener.
September 13, 2010Kinzer named RMAC offensive player of the weekNikki Kinzer, a sophomore, middle blocker from Colorado Springs, Colorado was named RMAC offensive player of the week.
September 13, 2010Pederson, Kinzer named to all-tournament teamCOLORADO SPRINGS – Nikki Kinzer and Nicole Pederson of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs plus five others were named to the 2010 Hyatt Place Mountain Lion Invitational all-tournament team, which was released Monday.
September 11, 2010Mountain Lions win third straight at Hyatt Place InvitationalCOLORADO SPRINGS - Middle blockers Nikki Kinzer and Nichole Pederson combined for 31 kills to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 3-2 victory over the Lees McRae Bobcats Saturday afternoon and keep the Mountain Lions unbeaten at the Hyatt Place Mountain Lion Classic.
September 11, 2010Mountain Lions Win Their 4th Straight at Home in a Victory Over the Grand Canyon LopesOn the strength of .267 hitting the Mountain Lions won their fourth and final match of the Hyatt Place Mountain Lion Invitational against the Grand Canyon Lopes 3-0, securing their position as tournament champions.
September 10, 2010UCCS Volleyball Initiates Gallogly Center with Win Over Fort LewisCOLORADO SPRINGS - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team scored a couple of firsts in Friday's win over Fort Lewis. First, the Mountain Lions recorded a win in its first match at UCCS' Gallogly Events Center. Also, they handed the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's last unbeaten team its first loss.
September 10, 2010Mountain Lions grab second Friday win with decision over Winona StateCOLORADO SPRINGS - The Mountain Lions were lethargic, lackadaisical and ultimately successful in Friday's late match.
September 4, 2010Lynn hammers UCCS in Saturday's openerBOCA RATON, Fla. – Coming off an impressive, two-win day Friday at the 2010 Lynn University Courtyard by Marriott Invitational, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs got schooled in Saturday’s opener.
September 3, 2010Mountain Lions Sweep Valdosdta State, Even Record at 1-1BOCA RATON, Fla. – Nikki Kinzer had 12 kills and Lindsey Stich filled in admirably at setter as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs swept the Valdosta State Blazers 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-16) Friday afternoon at the de Hoernle Center.
September 3, 2010Mountain Lions Complete Friday Sweep by Knocking Off California-PennsylvaniaBOCA RATON, Fla. – The Mountain Lions gave their fans a TGIF feeling.
September 2, 2010Mountain Lions lose match, Bathelt in season openerBOCA RATON, Fla. – The Mountain Lions won, lost and lost again Thursday at the de Hoernle Center.
May 25, 2010Kinzer transfers to UCCS from Division I ColoradoCOLORADO SPRINGS The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball program added another big cog to its championship-seeking machinery Tuesday when it was announced that Nikki Kinzer had transferred in from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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