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SPECIAL GUEST COMMENTATOR NEVAEH DILLARD LOOKS AT SPORTS

 Baby New Year has come early this year in the form of this adorable young lady, Nevaeh Dillard. Nevaeh’s  mother is Rae Dillard and her proud grandparents are Lonnie Dillard and Janice Dillard, better known as “The Angel” because she has powers beyond the ken of mere mortals.  Nevaeh is an expert on college sports so without further ado let’s turn the narrative over to Balladeer’s Blog’s very own version of one of Dickie V’s Diaper Dandies.  

Nevaeh: Since the guy who normally writes Balladeer’s Blog has been so swamped with covering the college football playoffs and bowl games in Continue reading

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ONE WORD: PAVANAPALOOZA!

LEBANON, Tenn.Wilson Central’s Jenna Pavan became the latest addition to the Cumberland University volleyball team, inking with the Bulldogs recently, head coach Dwayne Deering announced.

 The setter and defensive specialist was named All-District her senior year, playing for coach Tammy Serbin at WCHS, where she played two seasons after transferring from Parkersburg High School in Continue reading

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PALM BEACH ATLANTIC SAILFISH READY FOR TOURNAMENT PLAY

Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications
11/29/2010

KISSIMMEE, Fla.- Although the Palm Beach Atlantic University volleyball team is hoping for as much support in person at the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) National Tournament this week, those parents, fans, and alumni that are unable to make the trip will have the opportunity to view the games online through a free web stream provided by Webcast America. Continue reading

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VOLLEYDAWG: A QUICK Q AND A WITH CUMBERLAND U’S ANGELYN STANTON

 

Cumberland University’s volleyball team goes by the nickname Volleydawgs instead of Bulldogs. The Volleydawgs went 24-13 overall and 8-6 in TranSouth Conference play. CU’s Angelyn Stanton was recently named First Team All Conference following a stellar season in which she had 91 kills and 62 blocks in 79 sets. Stanton comes from an athletic family; her father, the late Patrick Stanton, played baseball for the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders and her uncle, Steve Sandefur, played football for the West Virginia Mountaineers. The time seemed right to do a Quick Q&A segment with this senior volleyball star.

 Angelyn Stanton

Position: MH

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VOLLEYBALL INFERNO: A QUICK Q AND A WITH ALVERNO’S JORDAN NICKELATTI

Jordan Nickelatti, in her first year playing volleyball for the Alverno Inferno, has been named to the Northern Athletics Conference All-Sportsmanship Team. She was a starter in all 25 games and compiled 37 kills (I’ll admit it- I’m all out of cute jokes playing on the volleyball term “kills”), 117 digs (And yes, she remembered to “Call before you dig”) and 19 service aces. Her 5 aces against the Indiana University Northwest Redhawks tied the Inferno’s 5-set-single- match record. Since Nickelatti will be keeping her talents in Milwaukee, it seemed a good time to subject her to some of Balladeer’s Blog’s usual probing, yet inane, questions. 

Jordan Nickelatti

Position: Defensive Specialist 

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ERSKINE FLYING FLEET VOLLEYBALL: LETHAL LAUREN LAMBASTES LIMESTONE

Due West, SC – Sophomore Lauren Stewart earned her first double-double of the season with a game-high 15 kills and 11 digs as #2 Erskine defeated #7 Limestone 3 to 1 (25-23, 19-25, 25-23, and 25-17) in the first round of the Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Championship Tournament at Belk Arena.

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DIPLOMATS NEGOTIATE THEIR WAY INTO THE NCAA PLAYOFFS

HAVERFORD, Pa. – Pam Horner had 42 assists and 15 digs to lead Franklin & Marshall to a 3-0 victory over Swarthmore in the Centennial Conference (CC) Volleyball Championship Sunday. The victory gives the Diplomats the conference’s automatic qualifier bid in the NCAA Tournament.  

The title is the fifth in F&M history. The last one was won in 2000, head coach Mary Kate Boland’s senior season.

The Franklin & Marshall volleyball team earned its Continue reading

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TRITONS DOWN THE GOLDEN EAGLES

LOS ANGELES – Hillary Williamson racked up a season-high 20 kills and finished with 13 digs, leading the UC San Diego women’s volleyball team to a 3-2 victory over Continue reading

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“ELDRITCH” ELDRIDGE AND “J-WAY” HONORED

AIKEN, S.C.- After a solid showing at the Pacer Invitational this past weekend on the campus of the University of South Carolina-Aiken, two members of the Sailfish volleyball team were honored with Continue reading

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FLYING FLEET STAR “SASSY” MASSEY PILOTS ERSKINE PAST CONVERSE

 

The Erskine Flying Fleet volleyball team improved to 15-8 overall and 10-3 in Conference Carolinas play with a win over the Converse Valkyries. The Flying Fleet was led by Liz Massey, Official Balladeer’s Blog Nickname “Sassy Massey”, who had 10 kills, 15 digs and 2 blocks. Erskine snapped a 3-game losing streak and Sassy Massey chalked up her 1st double-double of the season. 

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