KU Volleyball

KU volleyball plans to lean on defense against Texas

On the whiteboard outside the Kansas volleyball locker room of Horejsi Family Athletics Center, libero Allie Nelson wrote down five words in all caps, underlined it and signed her name next to it. “DEFENSE WINS GAMES (AND CHAMPIONSHIPS) - Allie Nelson.” The Kansas backrow of Allie Nelson ...

Hill named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

University of Kansas junior middle blocker Zoe Hill is the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon. Hill was instrumental in the Jayhawks' comeback win against West Virginia (Oct. 3), tallying a career-high 11 blocks. She notched 10 blocks during the final ...

KU volleyball rallies back to top WVU in 5 sets

After being within 2 points of being swept, the University of Kansas volleyball team responded with a 43-16 scoring run to dominate in a 3-2 (22-25, 22-25, 25-23, 25-9, 15-7) win over West Virginia Wednesday night. In the fifth set, when Kansas was within 2 points of victory itself, “Grove ...

Langs named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

Kansas volleyball freshman middle blocker Rachel Langs is the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Langs registered a 14-block outing at Oklahoma, which was one block shy of the Big 12 record of 15 total blocks in a five-set match. The freshman recorded 11 of her ...

Kansas volleyball outlasts Oklahoma in 5 sets

Behind a record-setting night for freshman middle blocker Rachel Langs, the University of Kansas volleyball team defeated Oklahoma in five sets (22-25, 25-16, 18-25, 25-20, 15-10) in a league clash Wednesday at McCasland Field House. The Jayhawks (9-4, 2-0 Big 12) lost the first set before ...

KU AD Jeff Long announces another new hire

Nearing the end of his second month on the job, University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long on Tuesday announced his second major hire. And it came from a familiar place. Chris Freet, who has served as the senior associate athletics director for external operations and strategic ...

Hill named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

University of Kansas volleyball junior middle blocker Zoe Hill is the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon. Hill was involved in half of the team's 32 team blocks during wins over Drake and TCU last week, totaling 15 block-assists and one solo block. Hill ...

KU volleyball defeats TCU to open Big 12 play

Junior outside hitter Jada Burse recorded a career-high 23 kills to lead the University of Kansas volleyball team to a 3-1 victory (28-30, 27-25, 25-21, 25-23) over TCU Saturday afternoon at Horejsi Family Athletics Center to begin Big 12 play. The Jayhawks (8-4, 1-0 Big 12) extend their ...

KU volleyball defeats Drake to wrap up nonconference play

Darrin McBroom, coach of the Drake Bulldogs, kept pacing himself late in the fourth set. Kansas had just snapped a three-point run at set point, claiming a fourth-set win and the match to deal the Bulldogs their second straight loss. Confused about the point going to the Jayhawks, the ...

KU junior Patricia Montero to miss yet another volleyball season after injury

The injury-plagued career of Kansas volleyball player Patricia Montero has taken another hit. Montero, a junior outside hitter from Ponce, Puerto Rico, who already has endured a pair of season-ending knee injuries during her time at KU (2015 and 2017), once again fell victim to the injury bug ...

Following hurricane, Jayhawks welcome UNC Greensboro volleyball for competition, fun

Though the scoreboard might have told a different story, the UNC Greensboro volleyball program kept cheering as the Spartans kept a close third set Saturday night. It signaled the end of a two-game series that wasn’t even supposed to happen. The University of Kansas volleyball team was set ...

KU volleyball drops 2 matches in Kansas Invitational

With deep family roots in Kansas, it only made sense that Loyola Marymount's star setter, Tess Reid would play well in front of some of her family who had performed well in the same gym she stood in. Reid’s cousin, Emily Brown, played volleyball at Kansas under head coach Ray Bechard from ...

‘My dream came true’: Bowen in 1st season as KU volleyball assistant

As the Creighton volleyball team rushed the court at Horejsi Family Athletics center in 2016, it finally sank in that Maggie Anderson had served in her final match. Following the match, the University of Kansas volleyball coach Ray Bechard started to tell a story with a shaky voice and ...

KU volleyball notches 2 victories

Kansas opened the Bluegrass Battle in Lexington, Ky., with a pair of wins on Friday ahead of its matchup with No. 16 Kentucky on Saturday. For its second win of the season, Kansas rallied back from a 2-1 deficit to win its second five-set match of the season against Dayton, 3-2 (25-21, 23-25, ...

KU volleyball falls to Arkansas in home opener

In the midst of a back-and-forth fourth set, Kansas finally had Arkansas on the heels of a true deja vu from Friday. Down two sets to none, Kansas had claimed a 25-21 third set to force a fourth set. At set point, a ball from junior outside hitter Patricia Montero sailed out of bounds to tie ...

KU volleyball’s new lineup ready for challenging 2018 schedule

After the University of Kansas volleyball team posted a 30-3 record en route to a Final Four appearance in 2015, head coach Ray Bechard had a hard time putting together a schedule for his team. Scheduling got much easier for the 2018 campaign, however, after the Jayhawks lost plenty of their ...

KU volleyball notches comeback win at Arkansas

Behind career-high kill totals from juniors Patricia Montero (16) and Zoe Hill (14), the Kansas volleyball team rallied from a two-set deficit to defeat Arkansas. The Jayhawks claimed a 3-2 victory (21-25, 23-25, 25-20, 27-25, 15-8) Friday night inside Barnhill Arena. "I think they served for ...

Kansas volleyball defeats UMKC in exhibition match

The Kansas volleyball team opened the 2018 season with a four-set exhibition victory over UMKC Saturday afternoon at Horejsi Family Athletics Center. In the win, the Jayhawks were led by junior outside hitters Patricia Montero and Ashley Smith, who combined for 37 kills on a .394 hitting clip. ...

Jayhawks excited for start of fall sports

For the first time in awhile, the Kansas volleyball team will have a new setter this season. Ainise Havili, who netted three consecutive Big 12 Setter of the Year honors, has since graduated. Kansas volleyball coach Ray Bechard, who spoke to reporters at Fall Sports Media Day on Thursday in ...