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Alyssa Taylor Named AVCA Third Team All-America

The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) on Tuesday announced its 35th annual All-America teams for NCAA Division III and Gustavus Adolphus College senior middle hitter Alyssa Taylor (Trimont, Minn.) has been named to the Third Team. Taylor becomes just the fifth Gustie to earn All-America honors, and first since 1986, in the 47-year history of the program. Taylor joins Amy LeClaire-Sachs (1984) Linn Erickson (1985, ’86), Valerie Flom (1985, ’86) and Deborah Jungwirth (1986) as the only Gusties to be named All-America.


AVCA Names Sherden Region Coach Of The Year, Taylor And Holtan Also Honored

The American Volleyball Coaches Association announced its Division III Regional Awards on Thursday and three Gusties were honored. Rachelle Sherden was named Central Region Coach of the Year, while Alyssa Taylor (Sr., Trimont, Minn.) was named All-Region as a middle blocker and Nora Holtan (Fy., Rochester, Minn.) was named Honorable Mention and the Central Region Freshman of the Year.


Volleyball Comes Up Short In Hard-Fought Loss To UW-Eau Claire

The Gustavus volleyball team’s dream season came to an end in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday as the Gusties lost in four sets to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire by scores of 13-25, 25-17, 20-25 and 26-28. Gustavus battled all the way to the end, but came up short to finish the season with a remarkable 27-3 record.

Preview: Volleyball Squares Off Against UW-Eau Claire At NCAA Tourney Thursday

For the fifth time in program history and the first time since 2008, the Gustavus volleyball team is making an appearance in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament. The Gusties (27-2) received the No. 2 seed in the Whitewater, Wis. regional and are set to face the No. 7 seed University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (26-9) at 3 p.m. Thursday at Russell Arena.

Volleyball Faces UW-Eau Claire In First Round Of NCAA Tournament

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) on Monday morning announced the 64-team field for its Division III Volleyball Championship and Gustavus (27-2) is selected to face the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (26-9) in the first round at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.


Volleyball Claims MIAC Playoff Title And NCAA Tourney Bid With Four-Set Win Over Bethel

It was battle to the end with both teams giving it their all on every volley Saturday night, but when the final point was recorded it was the Gustavus volleyball team that came out on top as the MIAC Playoff champions, defeating Bethel University in four sets 25-20, 25-21, 20-25 and 26-24.

Volleyball Looks To Keep Rolling, Hosts Bethel Saturday In MIAC Championship

After a convincing straight-set victory over Saint Mary’s on Thursday night in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Playoff Semifinals, the top-seeded Gustavus volleyball team is primed and ready to host No. 2-seed Bethel University for the conference championship at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Royals reached the title match with a 3-1 win over Saint Benedict.

Championship Saturday: Women’s Soccer and Volleyball Battle for MIAC Playoff Crowns

The Gustavus women's soccer and volleyball teams will compete for their respective Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Playoff Championship on Saturday, Nov. 7. Women's soccer competes at the University of St. Thomas at 1 p.m., while the volleyball team will host Bethel University in Lund Center at 7 p.m.


Volleyball Advances To MIAC Championship With Straight Set Win Over Saint Mary’s

The Gustavus volleyball team showed no doubt in its MIAC Semifinal match Thursday night as it swept Saint Mary’s in straight sets 25-11, 25-20 and 25-18 to advance to the MIAC Championship for the first time since 2008. With the victory, the Gusties extend their program record win streak to 26 matches and improve to 26-2 overall.

Volleyball Hosts Saint Mary’s In MIAC Semifinals Tonight

Not even a week after sweeping Saint Mary’ University in straight sets to close out the regular season, the Gustavus volleyball team once again hosts the Cardinals, this time in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Playoff Semifinals at 7 p.m. Thursday. The Gusties are the No. 1 seed in the playoffs after finishing the conference schedule 11-0, while the Cardinals are the No. 4 seed (8-3 MIAC) and are coming off a straight set victory over Concordia on Tuesday in the quarterfinals.