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VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University volleyball team was defeated in the first game of day one at the Blazer Classic by John A Logan in four sets; 22-25, 24-26, 25-14, 18-25. VU would bounce back and finish day one with a 3-1 win over Wabash Valley; 25-22, 17-25, 25-14, 25-13.The Trailblazers started day two vs. Walters State and lost 3-1 25-18, 20-25, 18-25, 17-25, and finished...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -  The Vincennes University volleyball team defeated Brescia University JV in straight sets on Wednesday, by scores of 25-14, 25-14, 25-20 at the P.E. Complex. VU Statistical Leaders The Trailblazers were led by an all-around performance my sophomore Ryleigh Fidler (Linton, Ind.) who led VU with 10 kills with 0 errors and a .400 hit percentage, also tied for the...

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Perrysburg, Ohio. -  The Vincennes University volleyball team took one of four matches over the weekend at the Owens CC Tournament in Perrysburg, OH. The Trailblazers took down Mott CC in straight sets, 25-16, 25-8, 25-23. VU then fell to DII #2-ranked Parkland in four sets, 26-24, 20-25, 5-25, 15-25, on Friday Kellogg in four sets, 22-25, 25-16, 19-25, 23-25, and DII #9-ranked Grand...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -  The Vincennes University volleyball team took three to five sets over Lincoln Trail in VU’s first home match of the season, by scores of 25-15, 25-20, 27-29, 23-25, 15-9.   VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Ryleigh Fidler and freshman Savannah Grimes both had double-doubles with Fidler ending her night with 14 kills and 13 digs, and Grimes’ team leading 25 set...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -  The Vincennes University volleyball team’s first week of competition continued with two matches at the McHenry County College Invite on Saturday. VU vs. Carl Sandburg College Carl Sandburg, No. 20 in the NJCAA Division II preseason poll, won 25-23, 14-25, 25-18, 28-26 against the Trailblazers. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Alison Smith (Oakland, Ill.)  notched...

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MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. - The Vincennes University volleyball team opened the 2019 season with a four-set victory over Wabash Valley, winning 25-21, 25-8, 22-25, 25-19 on Thursday. VU Statistical Leaders Both sophomore Ryleigh Fidler (Linton, Ind.) and freshman Morgen Tinkle (Rockville, Ind.) had double-doubles on the first official day of NJCAA competition. Fidler led the Trailblazers...

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2019 Vincennes University Team Photo VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University Coach Gary Sien brings an experienced team into the 2019 volleyball season. He knows the Trailblazers have a shot at a memorable season. VU is in strong shape with a great deal of incoming and returning talent, Region 24 Player of the Year Alison Smith (Oakland, Ill.) and all-region second team player...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - VU Volleyball's scrimmage on Monday August 12th vs. Brescia University has been cancelled. The Trailblazers' first scrimmage will be on Saturday August 17th at 1 pm eastern, when they travel to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. VU's first home match is Tuesday August 27th at 7 pm vs. Lincoln Trail. For a complete volleyball schedule follow the link below to keep up to date with...

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  VINCENNES, Ind. – Former Vincennes University volleyball player Erica Kik will play this season for Indiana University Northwest in Gary, Indiana. Kik played for the Trailblazers during the 2016 and 2017 seasons, and led the team in blocks both years. She collected 80 blocks (1.01 per set) as a sophomore and added 152 kills. She contributed 82 blocks (.82 per set) and 135 kills in 2016....

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University volleyball players Brantli Lannan and Rachel Rupert achieved great success in the classroom and have earned NJCAA All-Academic honors. Lannan (Linton, Ind.) was picked for the second team. Rupert (Granger, Ind.) was selected to the third team.   Photo: Brantli Lannan Photo: Rachel Rupert “We are proud of our team this past year, overall they...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Allison Ruddick led the Vincennes University volleyball team and NJCAA Division I in digs with 848 last season. After an impressive career at VU, the 5-foot-8 defensive specialist/libero will play next for Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky. “It’s a very good NAIA program,” VU Volleyball Coach Gary Sien said. Photo: Allison Ruddick Ruddick averaged 6.24 digs per...

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VINCENNES, Ind. –  Vincennes University Volleyball Coach Gary Sien has added transfer Jaddy Duarte to the 2019 roster. The 6-foot-1 middle blocker played last season at Monroe College in New York. She is from Brasilia, Brazil. Duarte brings experience from a competitive college program. Monroe College reached the the NJCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball National Championships for a third...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University Volleyball Coach Gary Sien has announced the signing of Morgen Tinkle for the 2019 season. Tinkle is a 5-foot-5 setter from Parke Heritage High School in Rockville, Indiana. She was an American Volleyball Coaches Association Under Armour All-American nominee in 2018. She amassed 870 assists last season, averaging 8.8 per set. She added 155 digs, 54...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University Volleyball Coach Gary Sien has signed Charleston (Illinois) High School product Kacee Nicholson to play for the Trailblazers. Nicholson is a 5-foot-9 defensive specialist and outside hitter. “She can hit,” Sien said. “I recruited her primarily to play in the back row. She’s got really good first contact skills like serve receive and digs. She’s a...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University sophomore Lucie Strasser has signed a letter of intent to continue her volleyball career at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri. Strasser is joining a program that advanced to the 2018 NAIA National Tournament, won a Heart of America Athletic Conference South Division Championship, finished as runner-up in the conference tournament...

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Vincennes University volleyball team played four matches in a Spring Scrimmage Tournament at the University of Evansville on Saturday. Allison Ruddick notched 53 digs, Kloie McGrew recorded 39 assists and Mackenzie Haworth tallied 17 kills in eight sets over four matches. Each match consisted of two 15-minute sets. Kentucky Wesleyan College beat VU 2-0. The...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University volleyball team opened the spring season with exhibition scrimmages against Rose-Hulman and Indiana University East at the P.E. Complex on Saturday. Each scrimmage was four sets. The Trailblazers’ Alison Smith and Lucie Strasser had double-double performances in both matches. In the first scrimmage, VU played Rose-Hulman and split the four sets ...

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VINCENNES, Ind . – The Vincennes University volleyball team has two competition dates set for the spring schedule. The Trailblazers open the spring season on Saturday against Rose-Hulman at 10 a.m. at the P.E. Complex. In the afternoon, they play Indiana University East at 2 p.m. Former VU players Cali Topolski and Genesis Semfle Milisde are on the Red Wolves roster. The Trailblazers...

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