2014 Santa Clara Volleyball News
May 22, 2015
Katrina Inch On Spring, Summer, And Season
Sophomore Katrina Inch (KI) chatted with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about her spring season goals, summer plans, and excitement for what next year holds for the Santa Clara Women's Volleyball team.
May 18, 2015
Volleyball Continues Work Indoors; In The Fall Will Look For 3rd NCAA Bid In 4 Years
In its third week of indoor training, Santa Clara's volleyball is already fast at work to make improvements for next year. The team will be looking to clinch its third NCAA tournament bid in four years in 2015.
May 8, 2015
2015 Indoor Schedule Released; Sand Finishes No. 18 Nationally
Looking for its third NCAA tournament bid in four years, Santa Clara volleyball will open the 2015 season at home Aug. 28 and travel to New Mexico, Texas and Sacramento for preseason tournaments before starting West Coast Conference play at home on Sept. 24 vs. San Diego. After finishing with a final sand ranking of No. 18 nationally, the women have come indoors for four weeks of training beginning this week.
May 6, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — May 6, 2015 (Celebrity Golf Edition)
Santa Clara Athletics hosted the second annual SCU Celebrity Golf Tournament Monday, May 4 at Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club in Menlo Park, Calif. The tournament benefitted Santa Clara Athletics and the Bronco Bench Foundation. EYEBRONCO reporters Nici Gilday and Jared Brownridge took this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap out to the links to catch up with the celebrity field. Take a look at interviews with Steve Nash '95, Jerry Rice, Randy Winn '96, Jose Vizcaino, Dwight Clark, Dan Jansen, Ronnie Lott, JT Snow, Shawn Estes, Lloyd Pierce '98, Stuart Holden and many more in this EYEBRONCO production!
May 2, 2015
Madison Dutra's Road to Recovery
Santa Clara Broncos (SCU) caught up with sophomore outside hitter Madison Dutra (MD) to find out how her recovery from ACL surgery is going. She talks about her rehabilitation routine and looks forward to getting back on to the court in early August.
May 1, 2015
Sand Season Wraps Up; Team Looks Ahead To Indoor Season
With a 3-2 loss to No. 14 Stanford, No. 18 Santa Clara wrapped its spring sand season with a 7-7 record. The Broncos posted a 2-6 record vs. ranked teams this year, including defeating Saint Mary’s twice.
April 15, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — April 14, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday bring you the latest in Santa Clara University Bronco sports. As we march on in April, Monday-Wednesday marks the first of the West Coast Conference spring championships.
April 7, 2015
No. 16 Sand Travels To Southern California To Play No. 1 USC and No. 14 LMU As Well As Pairs Tournament
This weekend Santa Clara’s sand volleyball team, ranked No. 16 nationally by DiG magazine, will travel to Southern California to play in one of the top sand tournaments this spring, the USA Volleyball Collegiate Challenge.
April 2, 2015
No. 16 Sand Wins On The Road In the State Capitol
No. 16 Santa Clara won 4-1 at Sacramento State on Wednesday. The Broncos are off until next weekend when they compete in the Hermosa Open in Southern California. The Broncos move to 6-2 with the win.
March 31, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 31, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday kick off their final quarter with EYEBRONCO by giving you the latest in Bronco Sports.
March 31, 2015
Sand Finishes Successful Weekend In Santa Cruz With Pairs Play Sunday
The No. 16 Santa Clara sand volleyball team finished a successful weekend in Santa Cruz with a strong showing in pairs play on Sunday.
March 30, 2015
No. 16 Sand Finishes As Runner-Up To No. 3 Hawaii In Santa Cruz
Santa Clara's sand volleyball team, ranked No. 16 nationally, finished as the runner-up at the Santa Cruz Duals on Saturday on Main Beach in Santa Cruz. Posting a 2-1 record, the Broncos lost in the finals to No. 3 Hawaii. The Broncos are now 5-2 this season.
March 17, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 17, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, student-athlete hosts Nici Gilday and Denzel Johnson get you caught up on the latest in Santa Clara athletics. Seven Bronco teams competed last week, so take a look as Gilday and Johnson spin you around the world of Bronco sports.
March 10, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 10, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of Bronco weekly sports wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you up to date on the latest in Bronco sports.
March 3, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 3, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco weekly sports wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you up to date on the latest in Bronco sports during one of the busiest times of the athletic year for SCU.
January 21, 2015
Sand Volleyball Ranked No. 18 As It Begins Preseason Practice
The Santa Clara sand volleyball team opens the year at No. 18 in DiG magazine’s 2015 preseason poll released Jan. 21. Proving the strength of sand volleyball in California, there are four West Coast Conference teams ranked in the top 10: Pepperdine (1), LMU (5), Saint Mary’s (7), Pacific (10).
December 16, 2014
Volleyball's Successful Season Included 15th NCAA Tournament Appearance And 11 WCC Honorees
On the final day of action in 2013, the Santa Clara volleyball team, up 2-0 vs. Pepperdine, was primed to end the year on a high note. But that momentum was cut short. Santa Clara would go on to fall in five sets, finish the season with 11 wins and head into the offseason with the bitter feeling of defeat resonating inside each competitor. Something needed to change.
December 11, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Bronco of the Month — November 2014
Bronco of the Month is an honor started by SAAC, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, that highlights the great accomplishments by our Broncos on and off their respective playing fields. Check out these Broncos of the Month for November 2014 in this EYEBRONCO video.
December 5, 2014
Volleyball Falls At No. 13 Oregon In NCAA Tournament's First Round
Eugene, Ore. – Playing in the school’s 15th NCAA tournament, Santa Clara lost 3-0 at No. 13 Oregon. Set scores were 15-25, 17-25 and 16-25. Santa Clara finishes the year at 22-10. Oregon is 22-9 and advances to the second round to play LSU.
December 3, 2014
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — December 3, 2014
On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, co-hosts Denzel Johnson from the men's basketball team and Nici Gilday from the women's basketball team give a quick update on the latest Bronco sports news. This edition features interviews and highlights that you won't want to miss!
December 3, 2014
Four More Broncos Honored On Volleyball's WCC All-Academic Team
Joining the seven Bronco volleyball players honored on the court Tuesday, four more Broncos were honored on the 2014 West Coast Conference Volleyball All-Academic Team on Wednesday. GiGi Cresto was named to the First Team and Madison Dutra, Katy Schatzman and Mary Shepherd were named Honorable Mention.
December 3, 2014
Volleyball Set for NCAA Tournament First Round vs. Oregon
On the eve of the first round of the 2014 NCAA tournament, Bronco head coach Jon Wallace sat down with SantaClaraBroncos.com to talk about the team, their opponent, No. 13 Oregon, and what former Broncos have taught this team this year.
December 2, 2014
Seven Broncos Honored by WCC
Leading Santa Clara to the school's 15th NCAA tournament, including the 12th under Bronco head coach Jon Wallace, seven Santa Clara volleyball players were honored by the West Coast Conference on Tuesday, including one on the All-WCC First Team and another as the WCC Freshman of the Year.
November 30, 2014
Volleyball Receives 15th NCAA Tournament Bid; To Play No. 13 Oregon In Eugene Thursday
The Santa Clara volleyball team received the school's 15th NCAA tournament bid on Sunday and will play at No. 13 Oregon at 7 pm on Thurs., Dec. 4. LSU and Oklahoma will play in the match prior to that and the winners will advance to a 4 pm match on Fri., Dec. 5 at Oregon.
November 25, 2014
Volleyball Tops Saint Mary's 3-0 on Senior Night; NCAA Tournament Berths Announced Sunday
In the final game of the regular season, on Senior Night, Santa Clara volleyball took down Saint Mary’s 3-0 in the Leavey Center. It was their second straight win over the Gaels. Set scores were 25-18, 25-22, and 25-15. Santa Clara is 22-9 and 12-6 in the WCC. Saint Mary’s is 12-19 and 5-13 in the WCC.
November 24, 2014
Volleyball Wraps Up Regular Season Tuesday vs. Saint Mary's on Senior Night
Getting set to wrap-up the regular season, Santa Clara volleyball hosts Saint Mary’s on Tues., Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. for Senior Day. Earlier this year the Broncos took down the Gaels 3-1 on the road.
November 24, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Jon Wallace and the 2014 Volleyball Seniors
Volleyball head coach Jon Wallace reflects on the careers of three players spending their last season with the Broncos in 2014 —Chloe Sliger, Katy Schatzman, and Taylor Milton — for this EYEBRONCO video. The seniors also took time to share their experiences and favorite memories.
November 20, 2014
Volleyball Finishes Off USF In Three
Led by senior Taylor Milton, who had 17 kills, hitting .484 with five aces, Santa Clara took care of San Francisco 3-0 in the Leavey Center on Thursday night. Set scores were 25-18, 25-22 and 26-24. Santa Clara is 21-9 and 11-6 in the WCC. USF is 12-17 and 5-12 in the WCC.
November 18, 2014
Volleyball Hosts USF on Thursday
Santa Clara volleyball hosts one home match this week and it's a big one! The Broncos welcome Bay Area rival, San Francisco, at 6 pm on Thurs., Nov. 20 in the Leavey Center. Santa Clara will be looking to avenge its 3-0 loss to the Dons on Sept. 26 in San Francisco.
November 15, 2014
No. 25 Volleyball Drops 3-1 Match To Pepperdine
Battling all day, No. 25 Santa Clara lost 3-1 to Pepperdine Saturday afternoon in the Leavey Center. Set scores were 20-25, 23-25, 25-22 and 22-25. Santa Clara is 20-9 and 10-7 in the WCC. Pepperdine is 11-16 and 6-9 in the WCC.
November 14, 2014
No. 25 Volleyball Falls At Home To LMU
After Santa Clara defeated then-No. 24 LMU on Oct. 18, the Broncos knew the Lions would be looking for revenge. LMU got it as the Lions defeated SCU 3-0 on Thursday night. Set scores were 20-25, 21-25 and 25-21. No. 25 Santa Clara is 20-8 and 10-5 in the WCC and LMU is 21-5 and 9-5 in the WCC.
November 13, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Bronco of the Month (September & October)
SAAC has nominated the October Broncos of the Month! For a quick recap, our September winners were Brittany Ambrose and Andrew Papenfus. Brittany: Scored four game-winning goals this season. Her hard work off the field has been recognized by her team. She has been a key player this season. She works hard, is determined to do well, and wants to win. She is a great model of a Bronco Athlete. (WOMEN'S SOCCER) Andrew: Went through brain surgery and still had a good attitude. Once he came back, he was ready to start working to get back onto the court. Everyone has noticed this dedication and wanted to recognize him for it. (MEN'S BASKETBALL) Our October winners are our volleyball team and Kurt Ruegg. Volleyball Team: Had a weekend sweep against ranked teams. They've been playing really well all season. Their team chemistry seems better and everyone is focused. It's great to see that a whole team is working its hardest to achieve the ultimate goal. (VOLLEYBALL) Kurt Ruegg: Broke the school record for the 8k on October 18 at the Bronco Invite and broke it again on November 1st, at the West Coast Conference. He's a red shirt from Harvard that walked onto our team this year. He has been our number one men's runner consistently all season. He works very hard and will do whatever it takes to get better and run faster. (MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY)
November 13, 2014
Welcome! Santa Clara Volleyball Signs Three To National Letters Of Intent
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara head volleyball coach Jon Wallace Thursday announced the signing of three prep players to National Letters of Intent, including Danville product Hailey Lindberg, Taylor Odom and Anna McCreadie.
November 11, 2014
Volleyball Ranked No. 25 In This Week's AVCA Poll
Winning its last four matches in the West Coast Conference, including its 20th match at Portland on Nov. 8, Santa Clara jumped into the AVCA top 25 this week. They are ranked No. 25. Santa Clara hosts its final four regular season matches of the season, beginning with LMU on Thurs., Nov. 23 at 6 pm.
November 11, 2014
No. 25 Volleyball Hosts LMU, Pepperdine This Weekend
Returning home for its final four regular season matches of the year, No. 25 Santa Clara hosts LMU on Thurs., Nov. 13 at 6 pm and then Pepperdine at 1 pm on Sat., Nov. 15. Winning its last four matches in the West Coast Conference, including its 20th match at Portland on Nov. 8, Santa Clara jumped into the AVCA top 25 this week. They are ranked No. 25.
November 8, 2014
Volleyball Wins 20th Match Of The Season At Portland
Winning its fourth straight match, the Santa Clara volleyball team won 3-0 at Portland on Saturday afternoon, collecting its 20th victory of the season. Set scores were 25-16, 25-11 and 25-14. Santa Clara is 20-7 and 10-4 in the WCC and Portland falls to 6-18 and 1-12 in the WCC.
November 6, 2014
Volleyball Wins Five-Set Match At Gonzaga
Having four hitters score double digit kills, including Lacey Maas who hit .800, the Broncos took a 2-0 lead at Gonzaga and hung on to win the two and a half hour match, 3-2, in Spokane Thursday night. Set scores were 25-19, 28-26, 21-25, 22-25 and 15-12. The Broncos are 4-2 in five-set matches this season.
November 5, 2014
Volleyball Travels To Gonzaga, Portland This Weekend
Coming off a successful weekend where Santa Clara defeated the top team teams in the West Coast Conference, the Broncos will put that behind them as they travel to Gonzaga for a 6 pm match on Nov. 6 and then a 1 pm match at Portland on Nov. 8.
November 4, 2014
Watch this Week's Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap
On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, co-hosts Denzel Johnson from the men's basketball team and Nici Gilday from the women's basketball team give a quick update on the latest Bronco sports news. This edition features interviews, highlights, pictures and bloopers that you won't want to miss! EyeBronco first gets an inside look to the Volleyball team’s very successful two win weekend. On Thursday night, the team had a huge win over No. 11 BYU in three straight sets. Then they battled through a five set match to beat top-ranked San Diego on Saturday. Volleyball has beaten four top 25 teams this season. It was the first time a West Coast Conference team has swept both BYU and San Diego in the same weekend since BYU joined the league three years ago. Yannick Atanga spoke to Player of the Week Nikki Hess about the weekend. Women’s soccer had two games in Buck Shaw this weekend and walked away with two conference wins. They defeated Gonzaga on Friday night, 3-0, behind the goals from Sofia Huerta and Mariana Galvan. Then on Sunday, Huerta was able to score a last minute goal to lift the Broncos over Portland, 1-0. Huerta leads the team with 15 goals on the season. After the Portland match, EyeBronco heard from Huerta and goalkeeper Andi Tostanoski about the final weekends of the season. This Wrap also features EyeBronco interviews over the past week with Kelly Ryan and Kurt Reugg from cross country. They hosted the WCC Championships at Baylands Park on Saturday. The team totaled nine PR runs, including a school record of 23:52 by senior Kurt Ruegg in the men's 8k race. Ruegg finished 16th overall while the team came in 5th. The top five runners on the women’s side all set personal best 6k times and placed 7th overall. Lastly, don’t forget to watch the bloopers! Go Broncos! #OnAMission
November 3, 2014
After Leading Team to Victories Over League's Top Two Teams, Volleyball's Hess Named WCC Player of the Week
Santa Clara volleyball’s Nikki Hess was on fire from start to finish all weekend, helping the Broncos defeat the West Coast Conference’s top two teams in No. 11 BYU and No. 30 San Diego. For her efforts, she was named the WCC Player of the Week on Monday.
November 1, 2014
Volleyball Handles No. 11 BYU In Three
Behind the 18 kills of Nikki Hess, Santa Clara defeated No. 11 BYU 3-0 on Thursday night for its third straight win at home vs. the Cougars. Set scores were 25-14, 25-21 and 25-15. The Broncos move to 17-7 and 7-4 in the WCC and No. 11 BYU is 18-4 and 9-2 in the WCC.
November 1, 2014
Volleyball Defeats No. 30 USD In Five
Battling all day, Santa Clara defeated No. 30 San Diego on Saturday afternoon in the Leavey Center. It is the first time a West Coast Conference team has swept both BYU and San Diego in a single weekend since BYU joined the league three years ago as USC beat No. 11 BYU 3-0 on Thursday. Set scores were 20-25, 25-19, 25-27, 25-12 and 15-12.
October 29, 2014
Volleyball Hosts Top Two WCC Teams This Week In No. 11 BYU and No. 30 San Diego
After playing seven of its first 10 WCC matches on the road, Santa Clara volleyball will return home this weekend to host the league’s top two teams. The Broncos host No. 11 BYU on Thurs., Oct. 30 at 6 pm and then continues play at the Leavey Center Sat., Nov. 1 with a 1 pm match vs. No. 30 San Diego. On the bright side, Santa Clara plays six of its last eight conference matches at home.
October 25, 2014
Volleyball Falls In Three At Pacific
Santa Clara never got going off the bus in Stockton on Saturday afternoon as the Pacific Tigers rallied to win the match 3-0. Santa Clara defeated UOP at home 3-0 earlier this season. Set scores were 13-25, 17-25 and 15-25. Santa Clara is 16-7 and 6-4 in the WCC. Pacific is 18-5 and 7-3 in the WCC.
October 24, 2014
Volleyball Wins 3-1 At Rival Saint Mary's; Hess Leads All With 22 Kills
Scoring a match-high 22 kills with 14 digs and three aces, Nikki Hess led Santa Clara to a 3-1 victory at WCC rival Saint Mary’s on Thursday night. Set scores were 25-20, 23-25, 25-20 and 25-18. The Broncos move to 16-6 and 6-3 in the WCC and Saint Mary’s is 6-13 and 2-7 in the WCC.
October 22, 2014
Danielle Rottman Reflects on Her Time as a Volleyball Player
Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) spoke with junior Danielle Rottman (DR) of the women’s volleyball team about how volleyball has always played a large role in her life.
October 21, 2014
Volleyball Travels To Saint Mary's, Pacific This Weekend
The Santa Clara volleyball team will hit the road again this weekend for two important West Coast Conference matches in the Bay Area. The Broncos will play at Saint Mary’s on Thurs., Oct. 23 at 7 pm. They will then travel up to Stockton to play at Pacific on Sat., Oct. 25 at 12 pm.
October 21, 2014
Nikki Hess: Finishing the Season Strong
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) talked with sophomore outside hitter Nikki Hess (NH) of the women’s volleyball team about the ongoing season and the team’s chemistry.
October 18, 2014
Volleyball Upsets No. 24 LMU In Los Angeles
With Sabrina Clayton and Nikki Hess both collecting 19 kills each, the Santa Clara volleyball team defeated No. 24 LMU in Los Angeles Saturday afternoon, giving the Lions just their third defeat in 20 matches this season. Set scores were 25-21, 19-25, 9-25, 25-18 and 16-14. It is Santa Clara’s second road win vs. a ranked WCC team this year, adding to SCU’s 3-1 win at No. 24 San Diego on Oct. 2.
October 17, 2014
Volleyball Wins In Four At Pepperdine
Santa Clara won the last three sets at Pepperdine to defeat the Waves 3-1. Set scores were 23-25, 25-19, 25-21 and 25-23. The Broncos move to 14-6 and 4-3 in the WCC and Pepperdine is 7-12 and 2-5 in the WCC.
October 15, 2014
Volleyball Travels South For Pair Of WCC Matches
Santa Clara volleyball will hit the road again this weekend, traveling south to the Los Angeles area for a pair of matches. The Broncos travel first to Malibu to face Pepperdine at 7 pm on Oct. 16. They finish off the weekend at No. 24 LMU on Oct. 18 at 12 pm.
October 14, 2014
Wishing a Warm Welcome to Kaity Edwards
Kaity Edwards (KE) started her first season on the Santa Clara volleyball team this past August. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) reached out to Edwards welcoming her to the Mission campus and asking her about her first experiences as a Bronco.
October 10, 2014
Volleyball Falls In Five Sets To Gonzaga
Going hard for five sets, Gonzaga got the best of Santa Clara in five sets Friday night at the Leavey Center. Set scores were 25-22, 25-18, 15-25, 14-25 and 18-16. The Broncos move to 13-6 and 3-3 in the WCC and Gonzaga is 13-4 and 4-2 in the WCC. It was Gonzaga’s second straight five set match as they won 3-2 at USF on Thursday.
October 9, 2014
Coach Wallace Talks Bronco Volleyball; Host Portland, Gonzaga This Weekend
Santa Clara enters this weekend’s home series with Portland and Gonzaga with a 12-5 record, including 2-2 in the WCC. The Broncos will host Portland on Oct. 9 and Gonzaga on Oct. 10. Last week the team played three WCC matches in a single week: defeating Pacific 3-0 at home on Sept. 30, coming from behind at No. 24 San Diego to post a 3-1 win and then falling 3-0 at No. 10 BYU.
October 9, 2014
Volleyball Battles To Defeat Portland In Four
Battling all night, Santa Clara came away with a 3-1 victory over Portland Thursday night in the Leavey Center. Set scores were 25-20, 16-25, 25-21 and 26-24. The Broncos move to 13-5 and 3-2 in the WCC and Portland moves to 5-11 and 0-5 in the WCC.
October 5, 2014
Volleyball Falls at No. 10 BYU
Playing its third WCC match in four tries on the road, Santa Clara lost 3-0 at No. 10 BYU. Set scores were 25-10, 25-16 and 25-18. The Broncos move to 12-5 and 2-2 in the WCC and No. 10 BYU moves to 14-2 and 5-0 in the WCC.
October 3, 2014
Volleyball Upsets No. 24 San Diego In Four
Down 1-0 at No. 24 San Diego, Santa Clara came charging back to defeat the Toreros 3-1 on Thursday night. Set scores were 23-25, 25-19, 25-23 and 25-23. The Broncos move to 12-4 and 2-1 in the WCC and San Diego falls to 9-7 and 2-2 in the WCC.
October 2, 2014
Volleyball Travels To No. 23 San Diego, No. 10 BYU
After defeating Pacific 3-0 on Tuesday evening, Santa Clara’s volleyball team (11-4, 1-1 WCC) will travel south and then east this weekend for two more West Coast Conference matches. The Broncos will play at No. 23 San Diego (9-6, 2-1 WCC) on Oct. 2 at 7 pm and then play at No. 10 BYU (12-2, 3-0 WCC) on Oct. 4 at 7 pm as well.
September 30, 2014
Volleyball Defeats Pacific In Three To Open Home WCC Play
Santa Clara opened its 2014 West Coast Conference season at home Tuesday night with a big 3-0 win over rival Pacific. Set scores were 25-22, 25-20 and 25-21. Santa Clara is 11-4 and 1-1 in the WCC and Pacific is 13-3 and 2-1 in the WCC.
September 30, 2014
Volleyball Hosts Pacific Tuesday Evening
Santa Clara, in a rare Tuesday evening match in West Coast Conference action, will host Pacific on Tuesday at 6 pm in the Leavey Center. The two teams split their matches last season, with each team winning on the road.
September 26, 2014
Volleyball Falls at San Francisco In WCC-Opener
Santa Clara opened its 2014 West Coast Conference season at San Francisco and fell 3-0. Set scores were 25-22, 25-15 and 25-19. Santa Clara is 10-4 and 0-1 in the WCC and USF is 8-4 and 1-0 in the WCC.
September 25, 2014
Volleyball Players Talk About Recent Past, Excited For WCC Play To Begin
Focusing on the last past couple of weeks, with the future in mind, SantaClaraBroncos (SCU) chatted with five Bronco volleyball players this week in anticipation of Friday’s WCC opener at USF on Friday night. Kirsten Mead (KM), Mary Shepherd (MS), Sabrina Clayton (SC), Danielle Rottman (DR) and Taylor Milton (TM) all shared their thoughts as they prepare to begin WCC play.
September 23, 2014
Volleyball Opens WCC Season At USF; Returns Home To Host UOP
Closing the books on the 2014 non-conference season with a 10-3 record, Santa Clara volleyball will begin a new chapter on Fri., Sept. 26 when it plays its first West Coast Conference match at USF. The match in War Memorial Gym is set to begin at 7 pm. USF is 7-5 this season, including 3-0 record at home.
September 21, 2014
Volleyball Wins 3-2 At Cal Poly
Trailing 2-1 Saturday night on the road, the Broncos rallied to win 3-2 at Cal Poly. Set scores were 21-25, 25-12, 23-25, 25-20 and 15-8. Santa Clara is 10-3 and Cal Poly is 5-5. The Broncos open the 2014 WCC season at USF on Sept. 26.
September 20, 2014
Volleyball Takes Care Of Northern Illinois In Three
Behind the stellar play in the middle of freshman Natasha Calkins, Santa Clara got back on track on Saturday morning, beating Northern Illinois 3-0 in its second round of the UC Santa Barbara / Cal Poly Invitational. Set scores were 25-17, 25-15 and 25-22. Santa Clara is 9-3 and Northern Illinois is 7-5.
September 19, 2014
Volleyball Falls In Three At UC Santa Barbara
Santa Clara lost 3-0 at UC Santa Barbara in its opening match of the UC Santa Barbara / Cal Poly Invitational. Set scores were 25-18, 25-23, 26-24. Santa Clara is 8-3 and UCSB is now 4-6.
September 19, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Volleyball Santa Barbara Preview
EYEBronco caught up with the volleyball team before they headed south to Santa Barbara this weekend. The Broncos will face host-UC Santa Barbara on Fri., Sept. 19 at 5 pm and play Northern Illinois at 10 am on Sat., Sept. 20. The Broncos will then travel to San Luis Obsipo for an 8 pm match at Cal Poly that same evening. It is the second straight Saturday they have played two matches in different cities on the same day. Check out what Madison Dutra, Mary Shepherd, Nikki Hess and Kaity Edwards had to say!
September 17, 2014
Volleyball Travels South For Final Three Non-Conference Matches
Santa Clara travels south this weekend to play its final three non-conference matches before starting West Coast Conference play at San Francisco on Sept. 26.
September 17, 2014
Jon Wallace Reflects On Last Week, Looks Forward To This Week
The Santa Clara volleyball team will play in its final non-conference tournament this weekend, travelling to Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo to play UC Santa Barbara, Northern and Illinois and Cal Poly.
September 16, 2014
The Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap is Back!
On the 2014-15 first edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, co-hosts Denzel Johnson from the men's basketball team and Nici Gilday from the women's basketball team give a quick update on the latest Bronco sports news.
September 14, 2014
Volleyball Falls In 3 At No. 1 Stanford As Milton & Edwards Named All-Tournament
Playing its second top 20 team of the day, Santa Clara fell in three sets at No. 1 Stanford on Saturday night. Santa Clara is 8-2 and Stanford is 7-0. Stanford won the Invitational with the Broncos finishing as the runner-up. Set scores were 25-14, 25-15 and 25-11.
September 13, 2014
Volleyball Dispatches Of No. 20 Duke In 3; Play At No. 1 Stanford Tonight
Playing two top 20 teams in one day, Santa Clara dispatched of the first one, No. 20 Duke in three sets on Saturday morning at the Leavey Center. Game scores were 25-22, 25-22. Santa Clara is 8-1 and Duke is 5-3. It is Santa Clara’s first win over a top 20 team since it defeated then-No. 18 Pepperdine 3-2 on 9/29/12. It is their fourth win over a top 25 team in the last two years. Santa Clara’s last win over a non-conference team vs. No. 16 Kansas State in the 2008 NCAA tournament first round on 12-5-08. (3-2).
September 12, 2014
Volleyball Defeats Penn To Open 2014 Home Slate
Santa Clara opened its 2014 home slate with a 3-0 victory over the Penn Quakers on Friday night. Game scores were 25-22, 25-12 and 25-19. Santa Clara is 7-1 and Penn is 2-3.
September 12, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Volleyball Weekend Preview
After starting the season with a 6-1 record on its East Coast road trip, Santa Clara volleyball returns to the South Bay for two home matches and a road match this weekend. EYEBRONCO reporters Madison Dutra and Mary Shepherd caught up with teammates Kirsten Mead and Taylor Milton to recap the road swing and preview the upcoming weekend of matches.
September 11, 2014
Sabrina Clayton Enjoying Start To Sophomore Season
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Volleyball sophomore Sabrina Clayton (SC) talked to Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about her summer, training and goals for the team.
September 10, 2014
Volleyball Hosts Penn and No. 20 Duke Before Traveling To No. 1 Stanford This Weekend
On the road for their first seven matches, the Broncos (6-1) will return home Fri., Sept. 12 for a 7 pm match vs. Penn (2-2) and then host No. 20 Duke (5-1) on Sat., Sept. 13 at 11 am. The Broncos will then travel up I-280 on Saturday night to face the new No. 1 in college volleyball, Stanford (4-0), at 7 pm in Palo Alto. Santa Clara's last time facing the No. 1 team was also at Stanford, when the Broncos fell 3-0 in in the opening round of the NCAA tournament in 2007 (Nov. 30, 2007). They also fell 3-0 to No. 1 Nebraska in the Final Four in 2005 as the only two matches vs. No. 1s. Nebraska went on to win the NCAA title that year as well.
September 9, 2014
Lacey Maas Comes Out Swinging Her Junior Year
Junior Lacey Maas (LM) talked to Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about her offseason and what’s coming up this year. The Broncos open up at home this weekend with Penn at 7 pm on Fri., Sept. 12 and No. 20 Duke on Sat., Sept. 13 at 11 am.
September 6, 2014
Volleyball Finishes East Coast Swing With 3-0 Win Over Delaware; Milton and Clayton Named All-Tournament
In its final match on the East Coast, Santa Clara defeated Delaware 3-0 on Saturday morning to move to 6-1 while the Blue Hens dropped to 3-3. Set scores were 25-21, 25-20 and 25-20. Taylor Milton and Sabrina Clayton were both named to the Harvard Invitational All-Tournament Team.
September 5, 2014
Volleyball Loses In Five At Harvard
Taking a 2-0 lead wasn’t enough for the Broncos as they dropped the next three games to host-Harvard on Friday night at the Harvard Invitational in Cambridge, Mass. The Broncos move to 5-1 with Harvard opening its season at 1-0. Set scores were 25-17, 25-18, 23-25, 18-25 and 13-15.
September 5, 2014
Volleyball Tops Central Conn. State 3-0 In First Match Of The Day
With Taylor Milton leading the Broncos with 13 kills, Santa Clara made fast work of Central Connecticut State in its first match at the Harvard Invitational in Cambridge, Mass. The Broncos move to 5-0 with Central Connecticut State falling to 0-4. Set scores were 25-14, 25-15 and 25-13.
September 4, 2014
Volleyball Set To Play In Harvard Invitational
Santa Clara takes its 4-0 record to Boston this weekend as the Broncos play three matches at host-Harvard University. Santa Clara will play Central Connecticut State (0-3) at 1 pm on Fri., Sept. 5 and then later in the day will open Harvard’s season at 4 pm. Santa Clara will finish off East Coast play vs. Delaware (2-2) on Sat., Sept. 6 at 10 am.
September 3, 2014
Undefeated On the East Coast, Catch Up With Head Coach Jon Wallace
After posting a 4-0 record in the state of New York to start the season, the Santa Clara volleyball team moved up the East Coast further on Wednesday, pitching their camp in Boston, Mass. They will spend time practicing the next two days, while squeezing in some sightseeing in anticipation of playing at the Harvard Invitational this weekend in Cambridge, Mass.
September 2, 2014
Bronco Volleyball Handles Army 3-0, Moves to 4-0
On the hottest day of the summer in New York, continuing its strong early-season play, Santa Clara defeated Army 3-0 at West Point Academy on Tuesday evening. The Broncos move to 4-0 with Army falling to 2-3.
September 1, 2014
Volleyball Prepares For Army Match Tuesday
After winning its first preseason tournament last weekend and touring New York City on Sunday,Santa Clara volleyball moved its camp north to the West Point Academy, where it will play at Army on Tues., Sept. 2 at 4 pm Pacific.
August 31, 2014
Milton Named MVP, Mead All-Tournament As Volleyball Wins Tournament With Win Over Host-Hofstra
Dropping its first set for the first time this year, Santa Clara rallied to win the next three sets and defeated host-Hofstra 3-1 to win the ACICS Hofstra Invitational on Saturday night. Senior Taylor Milton was named the MVP and freshman Kirsten Mead was named to the All-Tournament team.
August 30, 2014
Volleyball Makes Quick Work of Lafayette To Move To 2-0
Continuing to play behind the hot hand of Sabrina Clayton, Santa Clara made quick work of Lafayette on Saturday afternoon in Long Island, N.Y. in its second match of the season at host-Hofstra. The Broncos move to 2-0 and Lafayette falls to 1-3. The match lasted one hour and five minutes. Santa Clara will finish play vs. host-Hofstra Saturday evening at 4:30 pm Pacific.
August 29, 2014
Volleyball Opens 2014 By Sweeping St. Francis Brooklyn
Santa Clara started off the 2014 season on Friday with a 3-0 victory over St. Francis Brooklyn in Long Island, N.Y. The Broncos are 1-0 and SFU is 0-2. Santa Clara moves on to play Lafayette on Saturday at 12 pm and then host-Hofstra to close out the tournament at 4:30 pm (both are Pacific time).
August 26, 2014
Bronco Volleyball Opens 2014 Season With East Coast Swing
The Santa Clara volleyball team hits the road for a seven-game stretch to open the 2014 season. The Broncos will play three matches in Long Island, N.Y. to open the year. They will then travel to West Point, N.Y. to play Army. Their 10-day trip will end in Boston with three matches at Harvard.
August 26, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Fall Photo Day with Bronco Volleyball
EYEBRONCO joined the volleyball team for its fall photo day on the Mission Campus last week. Reporters Annie Freman, Denzel Johnson, and Jared Brownridge talked to some of the players about their favorite things and the upcoming season.
August 15, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Mystery Excursion Day with Volleyball
The Bronco Volleyball coaching staff planned a mystery excursion day for the team as a break from double days and a fun team bonding activity. The women found themselves at the Google offices in San Francisco and heard four former Bronco volleyball players speak about their experiences at Santa Clara and how they transitioned into their roles at Google. After lunch, the team drove down Lombard Street and walked on the Golden Gate Bridge. Hear from EyeBronco reporters Madison Dutra and Mary Shepherd about their day! The season starts on August 29th versus Saint Francis in Long Island, New York. Go Broncos!
August 13, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Volleyball Double Days
The Santa Clara volleyball team returned to the court on Friday, August 8. Now with five practices under their belt, senior Taylor Milton and sophomore Sabrina Clayton give EYEBronco an inside look to what they have been working hard on during double days. We look forward to the upcoming season, which starts on August 29 versus Saint Francis in Long Island, New York. Go Broncos!
August 7, 2014
Bronco Volleyball Reports Friday
The Santa Clara volleyball team opens its 2014 season on the East Coast in Long Island, N.Y., but prior to departing, the Broncos will spend 17 days practicing, bonding and getting to know each other better on and off the court. In the calm before the storm of two-a-days, Bronco head coach Jon Wallace (JW) sat down Thursday morning to talk about the schedule for the next week, what the team will to do bond and what kind of shape the team is coming back to campus in (GREAT!).
July 28, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Meet Volleyball Freshman Kirsten Mead
As EYEBRONCO continues to introduce freshmen on the Santa Clara volleyball team, Mary Shepherd sits down with Palo Alto native Kirsten Mead. They discuss the appeal of Santa Clara, transitioning to college volleyball, and where they are excited to go for road matches early in the 2014 season.
July 25, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Close Up with Volleyball Freshman Gianna Ruggeroli
In this edition of EYEBRONCO news - current volleyball player and EYEBRONCO reporter Madison Durta introduces her new teammate and bronco student-athlete Gianna Ruggeroli. They talk about the university, the volleyball program and some fun interesting facts about themselves.
July 16, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Inside View of Volleyball's Summer Camp and Preseason Workouts
In this edition of EYEBRONCO report, volleyball players - Madison Dutra and Mary Shepherd - discuss the fun and excitement of the summer camps that are going on all summer long. They also talk about looking forward to the upcoming season as well as traveling to the East coast for several days - playing against some good schools and spending a day in New York City.
July 15, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Up Close with Volleyball Freshman Natasha Calkins
Current volleyball sophomore Madison Dutra talks with incoming freshman Natasha Calkins about transitioning to college life and volleyball, her sports psychology class and hobbies outside of the game in this EYEBRONCO interview.
July 14, 2014
Mary Shepherd Looks Forward To Sophomore Season
Mary Shepherd (MS) is using her summer to train hard and prepare herself for her second season on the Bronco volleyball team. After having a standout freshman season, Shepherd is hoping that putting in some extra work will pay off down the line and bring the Broncos closer to a WCC title. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) caught up with Shepherd to see how her summer training has been going.
July 8, 2014
Katy Schatzman Prepares For Her Senior Year
San Jose native Katy Schatzman (KS) is keeping herself busy this summer, working for a local company as well as training hard with her summer volleyball workouts. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) checked in with Schatzman to see how she’s prepping herself this summer before heading into her senior season.
June 18, 2014
Meet the Future of Bronco Volleyball: Natasha Calkins
Our neighbor to the north is lending Santa Clara volleyball one of their bight young talents, Natasha Calkins. Calkins, a 6’1 middle blocker/right side, who hails from Calgary, Alberta will be joining the 2014 Bronco volleyball squad in August.
June 17, 2014
Meet the Future of Bronco Volleyball: Kirsten Mead
Leading her high school team to a top 10 ranking nationally last season, Kirsten Mead will join the 2014 Santa Clara volleyball squad after a standout career at Valley Christian High School.
June 16, 2014
Meet the Future of Santa Clara Volleyball: Gianna Ruggeroli
Gianna Ruggeroli, a native of Las Vegas, Nev., will join the Bronco volleyball team this summer for the 2014 season. Standing at 5'10, Ruggeroli will be a libero and outside hitter for the Broncos.
June 13, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Meet Volleyball's Emily Burke and Kaity Edwards
Santa Clara volleyball assistant coach Emily Burke '11 and transfer middle blocker Kaity Edwards sat down with EYEBRONCO this week about joining the team for the 2014 season. Get to know the new Broncos through these exclusive interviews!
June 2, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Volleyball Photo Day
EYEBRONCO reporter Nici Gilday met up with five Bronco volleyball players: Chloe Sliger, Taylor Milton, Katy Schatzman, Sabrina Clayton and Nikki Hess during the team's 2014 photo shoot. Find out what sports the girls watch other than volleyball, who on the team has a strong Instagram/selfie game and which songs they listen to before a match.
May 19, 2014
Volleyball Releases 2014 Schedule
Looking to get back to the NCAA Tournament, Santa Clara volleyball announced its schedule Thursday. The season kicks off Aug. 29 at Hofstra where the Broncos will play four games in two days as part of a tournament. West Coast Conference play begins Sept. 26 at San Francisco with the conference home opener coming four days later.
April 23, 2014
Bronco Sand Defeats Cal 3-2 To Close Out Season
Santa Clara wrapped up its sand season on April 18 with a 3-2 victory at Cal. The Broncos finished their second season of sand with a 7-8 record, falling six times to top 10 teams.
April 23, 2014
Bronco Sand Looks Back At Successful Second Season
Playing a number of the top teams in the country, Santa Clara ended its sand season with a 7-8 record this year. With six of its losses to top 10 nationally-ranked teams, the Broncos collected wins vs. Cal, Stanford and USF in their second-season of play.