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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University volleyball is proud to announce sophomore Olga Vasovic has signed to continue her playing career at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. “Olga had a challenge last year; she was playing behind two returning All-Region outside hitters last year, so it was going to be very difficult for her or anyone at that position to get playing time,” Sien said....

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VINCENNES, Ind. –The new look Vincennes University volleyball team had to shake off some of the rust this afternoon after not playing a match since Nov. 9, 2019, as VU hosted a scrimmage match against Calumet College of St. Joseph. The Trailblazers looked strong in the scrimmage against CCSJ with VU learning throughout the game how this young group would play with so many getting their first...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University volleyball team recently completed the signings of three incoming freshmen ready for the 2020-21 season. Jamie Russell (East St. Louis, Ill.) joins as a middle blocker and outside hitter. Elizabeth Combs (Bloomfield, Ill.) is a middle blocker and opposite hitter. Amee Beedle (Wheaton, Ill.) is an outside/opposite hitter.   Jamie Russell ...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University volleyball has added Emilie Cornelson to its 2020 recruiting class. Cornelson is a 6-foot middle blocker and opposite hitter from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. "Emilie will be a key cog in the front row as we have to replace our entire lineup at the net,” VU Volleyball Coach Gary Sien said. “She is another middle blocker who is strong at...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Anna Johnsey (Westfield High School/Westfield, Ind.) will join the Vincennes University volleyball program for the 2020 season, head coach Gary Sien has announced. The 6-foot middle blocker and opposite hitter has signed with the Trailblazers. She recorded 198 kills, 77 blocks and a .316 hitting percentage in 32 matches for Westfield. The Shamrocks finished third in the...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University volleyball recruiting class continues to grow as VU coach Gary Sien has signed Kylie Giesler (Forest Park High School/Ferdinand, Ind.). Giesler is a 5-foot-10 opposite hitter and setter. She tallied 644 set assists, 401 digs, 71 blocks, 60 kills, 36 aces over 92 sets in 26 matches last season. She totaled 1,647 assists for her career. Giesler ...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University volleyball coach Gary Sien has added Grace Earp (Mattoon High School/Mattoon, Illinois) to the Trailblazers’ 2020 roster. Earp is a 5-8 defensive specialist and outside hitter. She was a Mattoon High School all-tournament pick in 2019 and was named to the all-Apollo Conference second team. Earp tallied 176 kills for a 41.81 percentage. She also...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University volleyball coach Gary Sien has signed Allyson Kuhl (Newton Community High School/Newton, Illinois) to play for the Trailblazers in 2020. Kuhl, a 6-foot middle blocker and opposite hitter, helped Newton to a 28-9 overall record, an 8-0 Little Illini Conference record and a regional championship match. She played in every match and collected 120...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University sophomore volleyball players Alison Smith, Ryleigh Fidler and Ariana Gentzler have earned All-Region 24 honors. Smith (Oakland, Ill.) and Fidler (Linton, Ind.) were named to the first team. Gentzler (Paxton, Ill.) was named to the second team. “Though these three sophomores received well deserved recognition, they are part of a tremendous group of...

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. – Vincennes University’s volleyball team held leads in all three sets, but No. 11 Iowa Western managed to get by the Trailblazers 25-20, 25-21, 25-21 in the semifinals of the NJCAA Division I Midwest A District Championship on Nov. 9 at Carterville High School. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Alison Smith (Oakland, Ill.) recorded eight kills and eight digs....

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  VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University volleyball team will play in the NJCAA Division I Midwest A District Championship tournament on Nov. 9 in Carterville, Illinois. The Trailblazers (23-19) will play Iowa Western (26-9) in a semifinal at noon EST at Carterville High School, 1415 W. Grand Ave. Iowa Western was ranked 11th in the final NJCAA Division I regular-season poll. The...

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  CENTRALIA, Ill. - The Vincennes University volleyball rallied after dropping the first two sets to defeat host Kaskaskia, 22-25, 24-26, 25-9, 25-20, 15-8 and win its 10th consecutive match on Tuesday. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Alison Smith (Oakland, Ill.) contributed a career-high 23 kills, while adding eight digs. Sophomore Grace Doane (Vincennes, Ind.) added a dozen kills....

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  VINCENNES, Ind. - Nine Vincennes University sophomore volleyball players went out winners as the Trailblazers took out visiting Lake Land and Frontier on Sophomore Day at the P.E. Complex on Oct. 19. VU improved to 11-1 in the month of October and 21-13 overall by going the distance against Lake Land, 25-16, 18-25, 25-22, 18-25, 18-16 and rolling past Frontier, 25-17, 25-21, 25-21. ...

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ROBINSON, Ill. - The Vincennes University volleyball team handled host Lincoln Trail College in four games, 25-23, 25-11, 25-27, 25-19 on Tuesday. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Alison Smith (Oakland, Illinois) had a big night at the net for the Trailblazers with a team-high 12 kills, while sophomore Grace Doane (Vincennes, Indiana) contributed 10. Freshman Savannah Grimes ...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -  The Vincennes University volleyball team picked up a victory with a 25-18, 22-25, 25-19, 25-23 win over Snead State at the P.E. Complex on Thursday. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomores Alison Smith (Oakland, Ill.), Ryleigh Fidler (Linton, Ind.) and Lauren McCrary (Vincennes, Ind.) as well as Savannah Grimes (Dieterich, Ill.) recorded double-doubles. Smith led the way...

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. – The Vincennes University volleyball team snapped a five-match win streak and fell 25-14, 25-16 and 25-17 to John A. Logan on Tuesday. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Alison Smith (Oakland, Ill.) tallied seven kills and 12 digs. Sophomore Brantli Lannan (Linton, Ind.) added eight digs. Sophomore Ariana Gentzler (Paxton, Ill.) recorded four blocks. Freshman...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University volleyball team defeated Kaskaskia College in straight sets on Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night by the scores of; 27-25, 25-20, 25-16, and extends their winning streak to five.   VU Statistical Leaders The Trailblazers were led in kills by sophomore Ryleigh Fidler (Linton, Ind.) who finished with 7. Fidler also added 8 digs. Sophomore...

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FAIRFIELD, Ill – The Vincennes University Volleyball team hit the road ahead of Faculty and Staff appreciation night this Friday at won over Frontier College in four sets; 25-22, 17-25, 25-13, 25-18.   VU Statistical Leaders VU was led in kills by sophomore Grace Doane (Vincennes, Ind.) who finished the match with 9 and also adding 5 blocks. Sophomore Alison Smith (Oakland, Ill.) and...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -  Vincennes volleyball defeated Ancilla College and Joliet Junior College in a tri-match in straight sets, winning 25-20, 25-18, 25-16 over Ancilla and 25-8, 26-24, 25-18 over Joliet.   VU Statistical Leaders Ancilla: Freshman Breanna Metzger and sophomore Alison Smith led the Trailblazers attack with 8 kills each.  Sophomore Ryleigh Fidler followed close behind with...

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Vincennes, Ind. – The Vincennes University Volleyball team is proud to invite you to Faculty and Staff Appreciation night at the P.E. Complex.   The Trailblazer volleyball team will be taking on Region 24 foe Kaskaskia College on Friday September 20th at 7 pm eastern. All VU faculty and Staff are invited to come out to the P.E. Complex and help cheer on your Blazers when they take on...

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