Recruiting pays off for Saluki volleyball

Three high school volleyball players have signed on the dotted line and will make Carbondale their home next fall. Abby Barrow, Anna Himan and Gabriella Shepherd each signed their National Letters of Intent to join the Salukis and help a program coming ... Continue Reading →
Freshman setter Hannah Kaminsky bumps the ball Oct. 11 during the Salukis’ three-set victory over the Drake University Bulldogs at Davies Gym. Kaminsky was named Missouri Valley Conference Freshman Player of the Week for the second time this season after recording 51 assists, 15 digs and four kills Friday during the Saluki win against the University of Evansville.
SARAH GARDNER | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Salukis continue scorching play

It has been two weeks since the SIU volleyball team knew what it was like to lose a match. The Salukis are riding a four-game winning streak and find themselves fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference standings. SIU traveled to the University of Evansville ... Continue Reading →
Freshman setter Hannah Kaminsky sets the ball Tuesday during practice at Davies Gym. Kaminsky was named Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week, her first collegiate and conference award. Kaminsky earned the award after recording 29 digs, 127 assists, nine kills, three blocks and four aces last week during the Salukis’ matches against Murray State University, Indiana State University and Illinois State University.
TIFFANY BLANCHETTE | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Freshman volleyball player earns MVC honor

Many teams do not reap much production from their players during their freshman year, but setter Hannah Kaminsky has had to adjust to new strategies and develop relationships with her teammates from the start. Kaminsky, who was named the Missouri Valley ... Continue Reading →
SIU women’s volleyball players celebrate after a play Tuesday night against Murray State University in
Davies Gym. The Salukis defeated the Racers 3-1, and will face Indiana State University Friday in Terra Haute, Ind.
ZANE ECKLUND | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Salukis grab final non-conference win

The Salukis ran all over the Racers Tuesday in a match when SIU finished with more than 65 kills. The team put on a show for the crowd at Davies Gym as Pack the House Night was felt in full force. SIU took control from the beginning and won the first ... Continue Reading →
Senior outside hitters Jessica Whitehead, left, and Emily Less celebrate between plays Tuesday night against St. Louis University
at Davies Gym. The Salukis went undefeated as they claimed the first three sets. The team will head to Huntington, W. Va., Friday
for the Marshall Invitational at Marshall University.
ALEXA ROGALS | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Resilient Salukis sweep Billikens

SIU could do no wrong, and St. Louis University could do no right Tuesday during the Salukis’ home match at Davies Gym. The Salukis controlled the entire match as they came away with the three-set win 25-15, 25-19 and 25-19. It was the team’s third ... Continue Reading →
Senior outside hitter Jessica Whitehead goes for the kill Tuesday at Davies Gym. The Salukis lost to the Middle Tennessee University Blue Raiders 3-2. SIU will continue play this weekend at the K-State Invitational in Manhattan, Kan.
JON-ERIK BRADFORD | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Volleyball team loses heartbreaker in home opener

The Salukis lost a thrilling five set match against Middle Tennessee State in front of a large crowd Tuesday at Davies Gym. SIU and MTSU competed for over two hours in a match that looked as if it would only last three sets, but the Salukis fought back ... Continue Reading →

Women’s basketball coach demands Saluki pride

Coming off a sub-par season can be hard for players and coaches alike. But sometimes it can create an opportunity to better the team in the offseason. That’s exactly what coach Cindy Stein and the women’s basketball team hope to accomplish. One of ... Continue Reading →
Senior outside hitter Jessica Whitehead goes for the kill Tuesday at Davies Gym. The Salukis lost to the Middle Tennessee University Blue Raiders 3-2. SIU will continue play this weekend at the K-State Invitational in Manhattan, Kan.
JON-ERIK BRADFORD | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Volleyball team loses heartbreaker in home opener

The Salukis lost a thrilling five set match against Middle Tennessee State in front of a large crowd Tuesday at Davies Gym. SIU and MTSU competed for over two hours in a match that looked as if it would only last three sets, but the Salukis fought back ... Continue Reading →
Freshman setter Meg Viggars sets the ball Friday during practice at Davies Gym. Viggars, a criminology and criminal justice major from Stoke-on-Trent, England, is one of three international players on the team this year.
TIFFANY BLANCHETTE | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Saluki International players bump MVC trend

Three Saluki freshman volleyball players found a new home in Carbondale after they moved from their native countries to play college sports in the states. Only two other Missouri Valley Conference teams include international players. Illinois State boasts ... Continue Reading →
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Saluki volleyball hits aces in classroom

  Academic honors have been common for the Salukis over the past few years. The team earned their eighth consecutive American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award this past season with a spring 2013 cumulative GPA of 3.628. The award ... Continue Reading →

Team marks 20th win in season

Four seniors honored in final home match  After knocking down the last point and kill of Saturday’s match, senior Laura Thole turned to celebrate a win with her team and fellow seniors in the last match at Davies Gymnasium. “Getting any point is ... Continue Reading →

Efficient offense key in Evansville sweep

Mayes posts career-high .842 hitting percentage  The Salukis swept conference competitor Evansville with an energetic and efficient offense Friday. The match was the team’s annual Dig for the Cure event, where the players wore pink socks and headbands ... Continue Reading →

Volleyball takes two MVC matches

The Salukis won both conference matchups this weekend after losing two on the road last weekend. SIU is now 13-3 overall and 4-2 in Missouri Valley Conference play, ranking the team in third place. The team has won all eight home games, the first time ... Continue Reading →

Volleyball sweeps two MVC matchups

The Saluki volleyball team extended its winning streak to 11 this weekend after beating conference matchups Indiana State University and Illinois State University. “This is what we’re supposed to be doing,” said coach Justin Ingram. “I think the ... Continue Reading →

Volleyball wins St. Louis tournament

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