Hawaii is a hotbed for volleyball talent, and Washington University has taken full advantage.
Sophomore libero Hua Katagiri and recently graduated Kelly Pang (class of 2013), the volleyball team’s all-time digs leader, played for the same volleyball club in Hawaii under the same coach and went to high schools only 15 minutes away from each other.
The top ranked Washington University women’s volleyball team fell to arch-rival and No. 3 Emory University in the University Athletic Association Championships for the second consecutive year.
Head coach Rich Luenemann, of the top-ranked Washington University women’s volleyball team, calls sophomore Kelly Pang the best libero in all of Division III volleyball. Those who watch her play are hard-pressed to disagree. But even with Pang out because of a knee injury, the Bears didn’t seem to be missing a step this past weekend at the Bears Classic.
Despite losing players to graduation and injury, the volleyball team has picked up right where it left off last year, going undefeated at 14-0 so far and maintaining the top spot in the American Volleyball Coaches Association national poll. The Red and Green show no signs of slowing down any time soon.
Despite seven new faces and three missing ones from last season’s national champion Washington University women’s volleyball team, the results on the court through one week hardly looked different from those of teams of years past.
The festivities kick off after the basketball doubleheader against Emory University concludes. At 3 p.m., the 2009 volleyball team will be presented with its championship rings and have its national championship banner unveiled.
Volleyball captures tenth national title in program history with a 3-1 victory over No. 1 Juniata College. Sophomore Lauren Budde was named the Most Outstanding Player.
No. 4 Washington University advances to national championship match against No. 1 Juniata College.
Only a few weeks into the season, freshman Kelly Pang helped steer the Washington University women’s volleyball team to an impressive 12-3 overall record.
As the Washington University women’s volleyball team moves through the year, much talk surrounds its upcoming season.
In the Sixth Annual Teri Clemens Invitational at the Field House, the Bears won the tournament by taking down three nationally ranked teams—two of which entered the weekend in the top six.
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