Category Archives: VolleyBall

Historic season for WLU volleyball comes to an end

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer
 
“We can expect another history making season from the Lady Toppers next year.” 
 
These were the words that closed the Trumpet’s recap for the West Liberty women’s volleyball team after 2016’s 23-win season and MEC Tournament semifinal appearance. After this season’s 20-14, 9-7 MEC season, and an MEC Tournament Finals appearance, and near victory over the Atlantic Region powerhouse Wheeling Jesuit, it is safe to say that the Lady Toppers have not only met those expectations, but have exceeded them in every way.

Lady Toppers make their third straight MEC tournament

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager
 
Our Lady Toppers begin post-season play today against the No. 3 seed, Shepherd University. After trading wins in the regular-season, both teams will look to secure a victory tonight to keep their hopes alive in the Mountain East Conference (MEC) Championship race. 

WLU volleyball faces tough MEC test this weekend

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer

The West Liberty women’s volleyball team will be closing at-home play in the 2017 regular season this weekend, with games against Fairmont State and Shepherd. Both of those teams sit towards the top of the Mountain East Conference (MEC).

Senior volleyballer hopes to finish season off strong

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
Three years ago, heading into the 2014-15 season, head coach Kayla Mull of the Lady Hilltoppers volleyball program knew she needed a solid recruiting class if they wanted to compete in the Mountain East Conference. Traits like experience, height, quickness, jumping and mental toughness are characteristics Mull and every volleyball coach looks for. For the Hilltoppers, however, intelligence is at the forefront as well. One player in that recruiting class fits into all those categories: Erin Jans. 

Senior volleyballer looks to wrap up the season on a high note

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor

Middle blocker Sydney Scherer is playing her last season here on the hilltop. Scherer earned 2016 First-Team All-MEC middle blocker and 2014 MEC All-Freshman Team. As of Oct. 4, she is third in the NCAA Division II in Active Career blocks with 455. Her goal for her last season on the hilltop is to win conference.

WLU Volleyball team ready for final month of 2017 season

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer
 
The volleyball team split with their first two home MEC opponents last weekend, which sets the stage for the final month of the 2017 season packed with conference play.

Shepherd, Fairmont on this week’s volleyball schedule  

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer
 
After a tough start, the West Liberty women’s volleyball team earned a split at this past weekend’s MEC/PSAC Crossover at the ASRC, managing to knock off two Atlantic Region teams on their way to MEC conference play this weekend. 

Lady Toppers prepare to get back on track this weekend  

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer
 
After a tough tournament at last weekend’s Cavalier Classic at Walsh University, the West Liberty University volleyball team is ready for tournament action at the ASRC in this weekend’s MEC/PSAC crossover.

Lady Toppers set for Walsh Tournament this weekend 

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer
 
After returning a history making team and making key offseason additions, the West Liberty women’s volleyball team began their 2017 season on the road by sweeping the Long Island Tournament this past weekend, starting with a perfect 4-0 record.

Lady Toppers ready to take to the court for 2017 season

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer

After last year’s record setting season, the West Liberty women’s volleyball team is ready to do it all again. Last season saw the Lady Toppers put up a 23-14 record and 11-6 in conference, making it their first winning season since 1991 and their most wins since back-to-back 26-win seasons in 1981 and 1982, when West Liberty began play.