Volleyball aims to reclaim national dominance, title

The team’s No. 11 ranking is its lowest ever in a preseason poll, but most of last year’s key players return and give the Bears hope for another run to a championship.

| Editor-in-Chief

In the coaching box with new volleyball coach Vanessa Walby

Vanessa Walby overtakes the No. 11-ranked Bears after a successful six-year stint at the University of Chicago, a University Athletic Association (UAA) conference rival.

| Senior Sports Editor

Volleyball falls to Elmhurst in tournament second round

A transitional season for the Washington University volleyball team ended in disappointment Saturday in Elmhurst, Ill., as the Bears fell in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament, their earliest elimination ever. The No.

| Staff Reporter

Washington University volleyball postseason primer

OUTLOOK: What has been a disappointing season thus far for Washington University’s volleyball team can be salvaged with a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. But if the No. 11 Bears fail to win their regional and advance to the national quarterfinals, it will be their third straight year of elimination in the first weekend—the first such occurrence in program history.

| Sports Reporter

Fourth-place UAA finish worst in volleyball’s history

The Washington University volleyball team’s season-high 12-game winning streak came to a screeching halt in the University Athletic Association Championships, and in a span of 20 hours of lackluster play, the Bears went from prospective conference champions to a team on a losing streak as it prepares for the national tournament.

| Staff Reporter

Volleyball coach not to return for 2014 season

Following the leave of absence he is taking this season, longtime Washington University volleyball head coach Rich Luenemann will not be returning to the team, Director of Athletics John Schael announced Wednesday. Luenemann, who joined Wash. U.

| Staff Reporter

Volleyball upsets No. 4 Emory for share of regular-season UAA title

With a conference title on the line, the crowded Field House loud and its top rival on the other side of the net, Washington University’s volleyball team had its best stretch of play of the season and earned a share of the University Athletic Association regular season crown. Just two points from defeat against No. 4 Emory University, the No.

Volleyball beats No. 18 Whitewater, takes tournament

Last week’s loss to the University of Chicago marked the fifth straight time Washington University’s volleyball team dropped a match against a ranked opponent, a virtually unprecedented run of futility for the historically dominant program. But a 16-14 win in the fifth set against No.

| Staff Reporter

Volleyball caught by surprise in upset loss to No. 18 Chicago

Washington University’s ninth-ranked volleyball team fell to 2-5 against ranked opponents this season by dropping a conference bout against No. 18 University of Chicago at the University Athletic Association Round Robin #1 in Cleveland, Ohio. After sweeping Rochester and Brandeis Universities on Friday, the Bears faced their first serious competition of the weekend Saturday and […]

| Staff Reporter

Women’s Volleyball hosts “Dig for Pink,” falls to No. 6 Elmhurst

While raising awareness and money to fight breast cancer, the No. 9 Washington University women’s volleyball won two matches and lost one in the WU Invitational Friday and Saturday. The University hosted its second annual Dig for Pink event on Friday, raising over $1,500, and the Bears defeated the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in straight sets.

Tyler Friedman | Contributing Reporter