2013-14 Eastern Washington Women's Volleyball News

February 17, 2014
Volleyball’s Fermantez Takes Talents To Different Kind Of Stage
The junior middle blocker will be appearing in Eastern Washington University’s stage production of Macbeth in March

February 10, 2014
Michael King Named @EWUVolleyball Associate Head Coach
King served as an assistant coach at Eastern during the 1998, 1999 and 2002 seasons

February 6, 2014
@EWUVolleyball's 2001 NCAA Tournament Win Named Ninth Greatest Women's Moment In #BigSky25
Eastern remains the only Big Sky team to advance past the opening round of the NCAA Women's Volleyball Championships

January 24, 2014
54 Selected to Fall All-Academic Team
A total of 54 Eastern Washington University student-athletes have been honored on the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team for fall quarter 2013. Of the total, 19 were from football, 17 were from women's soccer, nine from volleyball and nine six from women's cross country.

January 9, 2014
Buckner To Resign As Associate Head Coach Of @EWUVolleyball
Eastern Washington University Women’s Volleyball Associated Head Coach Darren Buckner will resign his position effective February 15, head coach Wade Benson announced Thursday, Jan. 9

January 9, 2014
@EWUVolleyball Adds Pair Of Talented Transfers
Heather Meeuwsen and Jennifer Nakata have joined the Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team in time for offseason training, head coach Wade Benson announced Thursday, Jan. 9

December 30, 2013
Former @EWUVolleyball Great Kim Exner Named To Big Sky's "25 Greatest Female Athletes" List
Exner, who lettered for the Eagles from 1995-98, is one of three Big Sky Conference women's volleyball players to claim two regular-season MVP Awards. She's also the only MVP to have also won the league's Newcomer of the Year honor

December 3, 2013
Football's Cooper Kupp, Volleyball's Allie Schumacher Named December Scholar-Athletes
The two honorees picked up postseason accolades from the Big Sky Conference and sport GPA's above 3.0

November 28, 2013
Schumacher Collects All-Big Sky Honor
After a stellar sophomore campaign, sophomore outside hitter Allie Schumacher has earned All-Big Sky Honorable Mention honors, announced by the league office Thursday, Nov. 28

November 24, 2013
Balanced Attack Paces Eagles To Victory Over Weber State In Season Finale
Three players notched double-digit kills as the Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team concluded its 2013 campaign with a four-set win over host Weber State Saturday, Nov. 23, in a Big Sky match at Swenson Gym

November 21, 2013
Eastern Upended At Idaho State
The Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team fell in straight sets at third-place Idaho State Thursday, Nov. 21, in a Big Sky match at Reed Gym

November 20, 2013
@EWUVolleyball Wraps Up Regular Season At Idaho State, Weber State
The Eastern Washington women's volleyball team will wrap up its 2013 campaign with a pair of Big Sky road matches this weekend, taking on Idaho State and Weber State

November 16, 2013
Eagles Lose Five-Set Heartbreaker To Visiting Bears
Up two sets to one, the Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team saw visiting Northern Colorado rally to win a five-set thriller Friday, Nov. 15, in a Big Sky counter at Reese Court

November 16, 2013
Visiting North Dakota Spoils Volleyball's Senior Night
On a night dedicated to the Eagles’ seniors, visiting North Dakota played spoiler, defeating the Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team in three sets Saturday, Nov. 16, in a Big Sky counter at Reese Court

November 13, 2013
Benson Announces Trio Of Commitments To @EWUVolleyball
One junior college standout and two high school seniors have committed to Eastern Washington Volleyball, head coach Wade Benson announced Wednesday, Nov. 13

November 13, 2013
@EWUVolleyball Hosts Final Home Stand, Says Goodbye To Seniors
The Eastern Washington women's volleyball team will play its final home matches this weekend, hosting Northern Colorado and North Dakota for a pair of Big Sky counters. The Eagles square off with the Bears on Friday, Nov. 15, before taking on UND on Saturday. Both matches begin at 6 p.m

November 9, 2013
Eastern Comes Up Aces, Downs Thunderbirds In Four
The Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team recorded a school-record 16 aces against visiting Southern Utah Friday, Nov. 8, keeping the Thunderbirds out of system for a majority of the night en route to a four-set win at Reese Court

November 7, 2013
Eagles Push Lumberjacks, Fall In Three Sets
The Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team continued to show improvement against visiting Northern Arizona Thursday, Nov. 7, pushing the Lumberjacks in each set before falling in three in a Big Sky counter at Reese Court

November 5, 2013
@EWUVolleyball Begins Four-Match Home Stand Against NAU, SUU
After playing seven of its last 10 matches on the road, the Eastern Washington women's volleyball team returns to the friendly confines to Reese Court this week for the start of a four-match home stand

November 2, 2013
Complete Performance Propels Volleyball To Convincing Win At Montana State
Eastern hit .250 for the match and recorded 12 blocks in its win over the Bobcats Saturday, Nov. 2

October 31, 2013
Double-Doubles From Niemeier, Julian Not Enough As Eastern Falls In Four At Montana
The Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team did nearly everything right Thursday night against host Montana, recording a higher hitting percentage, fewer errors and more service aces than the Grizzlies

October 30, 2013
@EWUVolleyball Takes Show On The Road To Montana Schools
Eastern will square off with Montana and Montana State this week in a pair of Big Sky matches

October 28, 2013
Eagles Show Fight, Fall To Portland State
Eastern stole a set off the visiting Vikings Monday, Oct. 28, behind 12 kills from junior Kelsey Julian

October 27, 2013
Strong Showings From Middles Unable To Propel Eagles To Victory
A strong first-set showing and strong performances from its middle blockers were unable to propel the Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team to victory Saturday, Oct. 26, as the Eagles fell in four set to Sacramento State in a Big Sky match at the Nest

October 23, 2013
@EWUVolleyball Starts Second Half Of Big Sky Play At Sacramento State, Home Against Portland State
The Eagles welcome Portland State to Reese Court for a Dam Cup match after opening the second half of Big Sky play on the road at Sacramento State

October 19, 2013
Eastern Upended By Idaho State
Sophomore Allie Schumacher posted her fourth double-double of the season but visiting Idaho State defeated the Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team in four sets Saturday, Oct. 19, in a Big Sky match at Reese Court

October 17, 2013
Eagles Make Quick Work Of Weber State In Return To Reese Court
Playing at home for the first time in three weeks, the Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team put together a complete performance in its convincing sweep of Weber State Thursday, Oct. 17, in a Big Sky tilt at Reese Court

October 14, 2013
@EWUVolleyball Returns To Reese Court For Homecoming Week
The Eagles will host a pair of Big Sky teams in their first home matches in three weeks

October 12, 2013
Road-Weary Eagles Drop Big Sky Tilt At Northern Colorado
Eastern rallied to win the third set but fell in four to host Northern Colorado Saturday, Oct. 12

October 10, 2013
Eastern Shows Fight, Falls At Big Sky Unbeaten North Dakota
Senior Lindsay Niemeier tallied 21 assists and seven kills Thursday, Oct. 10

October 8, 2013
@EWUVolleyball Continues Road Swing At North Dakota, Northern Colorado
The Eastern Washington women's volleyball continues its road swing with two more conference counters this week, taking on North Dakota and Northern Colorado

October 5, 2013
Eastern Falls At Northern Arizona
The Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team fell in three sets to Northern Arizona Saturday, Oct. 5, in a league match at the J.C. Rolle Activity Center

October 3, 2013
Eagles Down Thunderbirds In Four Sets
Taking some time to warm up, the Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team eventually founds its rhythm, downing Southern Utah in four sets Thursday, Oct. 3, in a Big Sky counter at Centum Arena

October 2, 2013
@EWUVolleyball Opens October At Southern Utah, Northern Arizona

September 29, 2013
Errors Undo Eastern Against Visiting Montana
The Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team committed too many errors against visiting Montana Saturday, Sept. 28, falling to the Grizzlies in four sets in a Big Sky match at Reese Court

September 27, 2013
Eagles Pushed To Five, Rally To Beat Montana State
The Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team was stretched to five sets by a feisty Montana State squad but rallied to beat the visiting Bobcats Thursday, Sept. 26, in a Big Sky counter at Reese Court

September 24, 2013
@EWUVolleyball Hosts Montana Schools For Pair Of Big Sky Showdowns
The Eagles square off with Montana State on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. before taking on the Griz on Saturday, Sept. 28, also at 6 p.m.

September 23, 2013
Eastern Drops First Big Sky Road Match At Preseason No. 1 Portland State
Facing a tough test in its first road Big Sky match of the season, the Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team fell in three sets to preseason No. 1 Portland State in Portland, Ore., Monday, Sept. 23

September 19, 2013
Eagles Come All The Way Back To Beat Sacramento State In Big Sky Opener
Facing an early 0-2 hole, the Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team came all the way back to defeat visiting Sacramento State in a five-set thriller Thursday, Sept. 19.

September 17, 2013
Home At Last, @EWUVolleyball Opens Big Sky Play Versus Sacramento State
The Eagles will play their first home match of the season this Thursday, Sept. 19, when Sacramento State comes to Cheney for a Big Sky match

September 14, 2013
Volleyball Ends Nonconference Slate With Tough Loss To Top-Ranked USC
Ending its nonconference slate against the top-ranked team in the nation, the Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team lost a tough three-set battle to No. 1 USC Saturday, Sept. 14, as part of the USD Tournament in San Diego, Calif

September 14, 2013
EWU Falls In Three To No. 9 San Diego
Taking on their first top-10 opponent of the day, the Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team fell to No. 9 San Diego in three sets Saturday, Sept. 14, as part of the USD Tournament in San Diego, Calif

September 13, 2013
Eastern Falls To UC Santa Barbara In First Match Of USD Tournament
Senior Ashley Wright and junior Melissa Waelter each notched a team-best seven kills Friday, Sept. 13

September 12, 2013
Eagles Fall In Hard-Fought Five-Setter At San Jose State
Double-doubles from senior Lindsay Niemeier and sophomore Allie Schumacher were not enough as the Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team lost a hard-fought five-set match to San Jose State Wednesday, Sept. 11, in San Jose, Calif.

September 10, 2013
Tilts With Top-10 Foes Highlight @EWUVolleyball's Final Nonconference Road Trip
Eastern will play a quartet of California schools this weekend, highlighted by matches versus No. 9 San Diego and top-ranked USC

September 9, 2013
Schumacher Named Big Sky Player Of The Week
Sophomore outside hitter Allie Schumacher has earned Big Sky Player of the Week honors after leading the Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team to a pair of wins last week, announced by the conference office Monday, Sept. 9.

September 7, 2013
Niemeier, Waelter Notch Double-Doubles As EWU Upends Texas Tech
The Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team notched its first signature win of the 2013 season, upending Big XII member Texas Tech in four sets Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Cougar Challenge in Pullman, Wash.

September 6, 2013
Comeback Attempt Falls Short As Eastern Drops Five-Set Thriller
Despite a valiant comeback attempt, the Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team dropped a five-set match to South Dakota Friday, Sept. 6, at the Cougar Challenge in Pullman, Wash.

September 6, 2013
Eagles Drop Opening Match Of Cougar Challenge To Host Washington State
Facing its second Pac-12 opponent of the season, the Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team came out undaunted but fell in three sets to Washington State Friday, Sept. 6, in its first match of the Cougar Challenge in Pullman, Wash.

September 3, 2013
@EWUVolleyball Continues Road Swing At Cougar Classic
Eastern will play three matches this weekend at the Cougar Classic, hosted by Washington State in Pullman, Wash. from Friday to Saturday, Sept. 6-7.

September 2, 2013
Balanced Offensive Attack Leads Volleyball To Sweep Of Seattle
A balanced offensive attack led the Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team to a sweep of Seattle Monday (9/2) at the Connolly Center in Seattle, Wash.

August 31, 2013
EWU Claims First Win Of 2013 In Sweep Of Bryant
Eastern ended the Oregon Classic with a sweep of Bryant Saturday, Aug. 31

August 31, 2013
Eagles Unable To Overcome Slow Start, Fall To Ohio
Eastern came on in the second and third sets but were unable to sustain leads Saturday, Aug. 31

August 30, 2013
Eastern Falls In Hard-Fought Match Against Eighth-Ranked Oregon To Open 2013
The Eagles led the Ducks in each of the three sets, extending the final set to four match points Friday, Aug. 30.

August 27, 2013
@EWUVolleyball Hits The Road For First Matches Of 2013
The Eagles will play three matches at the Oregon Classic in Eugene, Ore., this weekend before taking on Seattle on Tuesday, Sept. 2

August 13, 2013
@EWUVolleyball Tabbed Sixth In Big Sky Preseason Poll
The Eastern Washington women’s volleyball team has been picked sixth in the Big Sky Preseason Coaches Poll as announced by the league office Tuesday (Aug. 13).

August 7, 2013
@EWUVolleyball Recognized With AVCA Team Academic Award
The Eastern Washington volleyball team once again finds itself among the nation’s top academic programs, earning the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 10th time in program history as announced by the organization Wednesday (Aug. 7).

August 6, 2013
For @EWUVolleyball, 2013 Campaign Is All About The Journey
For this year’s edition of Eastern Washington Women’s Volleyball, it’s more about the journey than the destination. Although, with a strong core of returning players, an exciting group of newcomers and the return of former head coach Wade Benson, the destination might prove to be sweeter than anticipated.

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