COLCHESTER, Vt. Saint Michaels College has announced that Chris Kilmer, an assistant coach for the Purple Knights volleyball team for the last three seasons, has been promoted to head coach. Kilmer, the eighth coach in the programs 29-year history, replaces Emily Decker, who resigned last month after four successful seasons as head coach of the NCAA Division II program. Decker led Saint Michaels to 28 wins in her four seasons, including an 11-victory campaign in 2006.
COLCHESTER, Vt. The Saint Michaels volleyball team (7-21, NE-10 2-12) ended their season on Sunday afternoon at the hands of Merrimack College (17-12, NE-10 12-3) in four sets 30-17, 30-19, 28-30, 30-18. Seniors Leslie Herwig (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston) and Kelsey Kobelt (Rye, N.Y./The Ursuline School) played their final match at the Ross Sports Center in a Purple Knights uniform after four years under Head Coach Emily Decker.
COLCHESTER, Vt. Despite a third game spark from freshman Sara Reney (Sunapee, N.H./Sunapee Middle), the Saint Michaels Volleyball team (7-20, NE-10 2-11) could not mount a comeback against the Dolphins of Le Moyne College (13-17, NE-10 7-7), falling in four sets 30-24, 30-23, 24-30, 30-18 on Saturday afternoon at the Ross Sports Center. The women play their final match of the season at home on Sunday, November 4 at 1 p.m.
COLCHESTER, Vt. The Saint Michaels College volleyball team (7-19, 2-10 NE-10) suffered a 3-0 loss to Bentley College (19-8, 11-1 NE-10) in Northeast-10 Conference action on Friday evening at the Ross Sports Center. Bentley, second in the NE-10 standings, earned wins of 30-14, 30-11, and 30-22. For the Purple Knights, freshman Emma Briscoe (Petersburg, Ind.) had a team-best eight kills and eight digs.
COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College volleyball junior Stephanie Smetana (Independence, Mo./Truman) was named to the Northeast-10 Conference All-Academic First Team, it was announced on Wednesday. Smetana is among the conference leaders in digs per game, and currently sports a 3.64 Grade Point Average in journalism and mass communications.
MANCHESTER, N.H. - The Saint Michael's College volleyball team (7-18, 2-9 Northeast-10 Conference) suffered a 3-0 loss at Southern New Hampshire University on Tuesday, falling 27-30, 28-30, and 19-30. Saint Michael's hosts its final three matches of the season, beginning on Friday with a 7 p.m. match versus Bentley College at the Ross Sports Center.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - The Saint Michael's College volleyball team (7-17) won its final match at the Skidmore Invitational Tournament on Saturday, edging Ramapo, 3-2 (24-30, 30-21, 30-16, 23-30, 16-14) to claim seventh place. Saint Michael's lost its first match on Saturday to Hamilton, 3-1 (28-30, 26-30, 30-22, 26-30). Saint Michael's returns to Northeast-10 Conference action on Tuesday with a 7 p.m. match at Southern New Hampshire University.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - The Saint Michael's College volleyball team (6-15) dropped a pair of matches at the Skidmore Invitational Tournament on Friday, falling to the host Thoroughbreds, 3-0 (13-30, 21-30, 22-30), and losing to Saint Lawrence University, 3-0 (25-30, 20-30, 27-30). The Purple Knights conclude play at the Skidmore Tournament with two matches on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. versus Hamilton.
COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michaels Volleyball team (6-14, NE-10 2-8) fell to Franklin Pierce (14-12, NE-10 9-4) on Tuesday evening at the Ross Sports Center in straight sets, 30-28, 30-25, 30-18. Currently in 14th place in the Northeast-10, Saint Michaels would have to make a run in their last four conference matches to qualify for the playoffs.
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College volleyball team (6-13, 2-7 Northeast-10 Conference) snapped a five-match losing skid on Saturday with a 3-0 win (30-22, 30-23, 30-27) at Assumption College. Saint Michael's returns to action on Tuesday with a 7 p.m. home match versus Franklin Pierce University at the Ross Sports Center.
Springfield, Mass. The American International College womens volleyball squad slipped into a 2-0 hole but reeled off three consecutive match victories to notch a 3-2 (22-30, 25-30, 30-18, 31-29, 16-14) Northeast-10 victory over Saint Michaels College Friday evening at the Springfield High School of Science and Technology.
COLCHESTER, Vt. - After winning at Plattsburgh State (7-16, 1-4 SUNYAC) 3-0 earlier in the season, Saint Michael's volleyball (5-12, 1-6 NE-10) fell to the Cardinals in a battle to the finish at the Ross Sports Center Tuesday evening. Despite taking games two and three convincingly, Saint Michaels lost the deciding fifth game 16-14 to drop their fourth straight match.
SMITHFIELD, R.I. - The Saint Michael's College volleyball team (5-10, 1-5 Northeast-10 Conference) lost a pair of matches on Friday evening, falling to host Bryant University, 3-1 (17-30, 23-30, 30-27, 16-30), and then dropping a 3-2 decision to the University of Bridgeport (27-30, 30-19, 30-27, 29-31, 5-15).
MANCHESTER, N.H. - The Saint Michael's College volleyball team (5-9, 1-4 Northeast-10 Conference) earned its first league win of the season on Tuesday evening, blanking Saint Anselm College, 3-0 (30-24, 30-26, 30-21).
COLCHESTER, Vt. The Saint Michaels College volleyball team (4-8, 0-4 Northeast-10 Conference) dropped a pair of matches in a tri-meet at the Ross Sports Center. In the opener, the University of Massachusetts Lowell (5-10, 3-3 NE-10) defeated the Purple Knights, 3-0 (30-15, 30-25, 30-25), in a conference match. In the second contest, Adelphi University (10-4) bested the River Hawks, 3-1 (28-30, 30-27, 30-25, 30-18), and in the finale, the Panthers downed Saint Michaels, 3-0 (32-30, 30-17, 30-17).
COLCHESTER, Vt. Saint Michael's Volleyball (4-6, 0-3 NE-10) defeated Norwich University (7-1, GNAC 2-0) in straight sets Thursday night, 30-18, 30-21, 30-13 at the Ross Sports Center. Saint Michaels has yet to win a conference match, but handed previously undefeated Norwich their first loss of the season.
ALBANY, N.Y. - The Saint Michael's College volleyball team (3-5, 0-3 Northeast-10 Conference) lost two matches on Saturday at the College of Saint Rose, falling to the host Golden Knights in the opening match, 3-1 (15-30, 30-24, 20-30, 28-30), and dropping a 3-0 decision (7-30, 30-32, 19-30) to New York Institute of Technology in the finale.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - Junior Audrey Rose Hagert (Berlin, Conn./Berlin) tallied a team-high 10 kills as the Saint Michael's College volleyball team (3-3) evened its record with a 3-0 victory (30-27, 30-23, 30-25) at Plattsburgh State University in non-conference action on Tuesday evening.
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College volleyball team (2-2) went 2-1 to tie for first place in the four-team Assumption Tournament on Friday and Saturday. The Purple Knights opened with wins versus Felician and the host Greyhounds, before ending the tournament with a loss to Mercy.
COLCHESTER, Vt. Saint Michael's (0-1, 0-1 NE-10) lost a highly-contested Northeast-10 match to Southern Connecticut (3-0, 1-0 NE-10) by scores of 30-16, 28-30, 28-30, 30-21, 15-13 on Tuesday at the Ross Sports Center. The Owls got off to a hot start but the Purple Knights rallied to take two sets in a row. Saint Michaels could not maintain the momentum and dropped the deciding fifth game by just two points.
COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College volleyball team, led by fourth-year head coach EMily Decker, is picked to finish 14th in the Northeast-10 Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll, released on Thursday. Saint Michael's opens its season on Tuesday at home versus SOuthern Connecticut State University at 6 p.m.