2017 Youngstown State Volleyball News

  • Hardaway Steps Down as Head Coach of YSU Volleyball Program
    November 14, 2017
    Mark Hardaway has stepped down as the head coach of the Youngstown State volleyball program after completing his sixth season.
  • Varcolla Earns Horizon League Defensive-Player-of-the-Week Award
    November 13, 2017
    Youngstown State junior middle blocker Sarah Varcolla has been named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week for the period of Nov. 6-12, the conference office announced on Monday.
  • Volleyball Finishes Season With Four-Set Win Over Milwaukee
    November 11, 2017
    The Youngstown State volleyball team posted 15 blocks and finished the 2017 campaign with a four-set win over Milwaukee on Saturday at Beeghly Center.
  • Blanco Repeats as Horizon League All-Academic Team Honoree
    November 10, 2017
    Youngstown State senior Lauren Blanco has been named to the Horizon League All-Academic Team for the second straight season, the conference office announced on Friday.
  • Blanco Becomes 16th Penguin to Reach 1,000 Career Digs
    November 08, 2017
    Senior libero Lauren Blanco became the 16th player in Youngstown State volleyball history to record 1,000 career digs on Wednesday evening.
  • Volleyball Travels to Wright State, Hosts Milwaukee in Final Week
    November 07, 2017
    The Youngstown State volleyball team begins its final week of the 2017 season on Wednesday with a contest at Wright State. The Penguins will then conclude the campaign at Beeghly Center on Saturday against Milwaukee.
  • Penguins Show Grit in Five-Set Loss to Oakland
    November 05, 2017
    The Youngstown State volleyball team put forth a valiant effort but came up short in an upset bid against Oakland on Sunday afternoon at Beeghly Center. The Golden Grizzlies won the five-setter 25-27, 25-14, 21-25, 25-19, 15-12.
  • Volleyball Begins Weekend With Loss at Cleveland State
    November 04, 2017
    Lauren Blanco and Margaux Thompson combined for 30 digs on Saturday afternoon as the Youngstown State volleyball team lost 3-0 at Cleveland State. The set scores were 25-12, 25-13, 25-20.
  • Volleyball Battles Two First-Place Teams This Weekend
    November 03, 2017
    The Youngstown State volleyball team will play a match on the road and another at Beeghly Center this weekend against two teams that are deadlocked in a three-way tie atop the Horizon League standings. The Penguins will play at Cleveland State on Saturday at 4 p.m., and they’ll host Oakland on Sunday at 4 p.m.
  • Blanco Earns Second Horizon League Defensive Nod
    October 30, 2017
    For the second time in three weeks, Youngstown State senior libero Lauren Blanco is the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week.
  • Brown Becomes 13th Penguin to Record 1,000 Kills
    October 28, 2017
    Senior Sam Brown became the 13th player in Youngstown State volleyball history to record 1,000 career kills in the Penguins’ match Saturday at Northern Kentucky.
  • Penguins Fall at IUPUI to Begin Road Stretch
    October 27, 2017
    IUPUI hit .347 as a team and got 11 kills from Kori Waelbroeck in a three-set victory over Youngstown State on Friday at The Jungle. The set scores were 25-18, 25-15, 25-12.
  • Volleyball Begins Road Stretch at IUPUI, Northern Kentucky This Weekend
    October 26, 2017
    The Youngstown State volleyball program begins a stretch of three straight Horizon League road contests this week with a match Friday at conference newcomer IUPUI. The Penguins will also play at Northern Kentucky on the road swing, and a match at Cleveland State looms next week.
  • Flames Outlast Penguins in Four Sets
    October 21, 2017
    UIC outlasted Youngstown State in a long third set and held on to beat the Penguins in four sets on Saturday afternoon at Beeghly Center. The set scores were 25-13, 21-25, 28-26, 25-19.
  • Phoenix Sweep Penguins in Offense-Heavy Match
    October 20, 2017
    The Youngstown State volleyball team had its best offensive performance in almost two months, but Green Bay was even better as the Penguins lost 25-15, 25-20, 25-22 on Friday evening at Beeghly Center.
  • Volleyball Hosts Parents Night, Senior Day This Weekend
    October 19, 2017
    The Youngstown State volleyball team will begin the second half of its Horizon League schedule this weekend as it hosts a pair of matches at Beeghly Center. The Penguins will face off with Green Bay on Friday at 6 p.m., and they’ll play UIC on Saturday at 4 p.m.
  • Blanco Named Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week
    October 16, 2017
    Youngstown State senior libero Lauren Blanco has been named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 15, the conference office announced on Monday.
  • Tippie Has Efficient Night in Loss at Milwaukee
    October 14, 2017
    Bridget Wallenberger had 15 kills to lead Milwaukee to a 3-0 win over the Youngstown State volleyball team on Saturday afternoon at the Klotsche Center. The set scores were 25-19, 25-15, 25-23.
  • Three Reach Double Digits in Kills in Loss to Wright State
    October 11, 2017
    Youngstown State got double digit kills from three different players, including a double-double from Margaux Thompson, in a four-set loss to Wright State on Wednesday evening at Beeghly Center. The set scores were 30-32, 25-16, 25-17, 25-22.
  • Volleyball Returns Home to Host Wright State on Wednesday
    October 10, 2017
    The Youngstown State volleyball team will have an irregular conference schedule this week with two days between its pair of matches. The Penguins will host Wright State at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Beeghly Center, and they’ll hit the road to play at Milwaukee on Saturday at 5 p.m. Eastern. Wednesday's match will be streamed live on ESPN3 / WatchESPN, and live stats links for both matches will be on YSUsports.com.
  • Oakland Takes Sunday Contest Versus Volleyball
    October 08, 2017
    Oakland used 10 blocks as a team and 11 kills from Darien Bandel to beat the Youngstown State volleyball team 25-21, 25-15, 25-20, on Sunday afternoon at the Athletics Center O’rena).
  • Brown Notches 11 Kills in Loss to Cleveland State
    October 06, 2017
    Sam Brown posted 11 kills and 13 points for the Youngstown State volleyball team as the Penguins fell in three sets to Cleveland State on Friday evening at Beeghly Center. The set scores were 25-22, 25-12, 25-17.
  • Volleyball Hosts Cleveland State Friday, Travels to Oakland on Sunday
    October 05, 2017
    The Youngstown State volleyball team will conclude a three-match homestand on Friday evening when it hosts Cleveland State at 6 p.m. at Beeghly Center. The Penguins will then travel to Oakland for a Sunday afternoon contest against the Golden Grizzlies. Both matches will be streamed live on ESPN3/WatchESPN, and live stats links will be available through YSUsports.com.
  • Volleyball Drops Three-Setter to IUPUI
    September 30, 2017
    IUPUI had nine blocks and hit .262 to beat the Youngstown State volleyball team in straight sets on Saturday at Beeghly Center. The set scores were 25-11, 25-10, 25-21.
  • Balanced Attack Comes Up Short vs. NKU
    September 29, 2017
    Freshman Margaux Thompson posted a double-double to lead a balanced effort by the Youngstown State volleyball team, but the Penguins fell in four sets to Northern Kentucky on Friday evening at Beeghly Center. The set scores were 22-25, 25-16, 25-23, 25-22.
  • Volleyball Begins Horizon League Home Schedule This Weekend
    September 28, 2017
    The Youngstown State volleyball team will the home portion of its Horizon League schedule this weekend with a pair of matches at Beeghly Center. The Penguins will host Northern Kentucky on Friday at 6 p.m., and they’ll welcome conference newcomer IUPUI on Saturday at 4 p.m.
  • Penguins Drop Three-Setter at Green Bay
    September 23, 2017
    Green Bay used a strong defensive effort to sweep the Youngstown State volleyball team on Saturday evening at the Kress Center, 25-23, 25-11, 25-13.
  • YSU Falls at UIC in League Opener
    September 22, 2017
    UIC hit .376 as a team and swept a short-handed Youngstown State volleyball team on Friday evening in the Horizon League opener for both teams. The set scores were 25-14, 25-18, 25-13.
  • Volleyball Starts Horizon League Slate This Weekend
    September 21, 2017
    The Youngstown State volleyball team will begin its 17th season in the Horizon League this weekend as it opens the conference slate at UIC and Green Bay. The Penguins will play at UIC on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, and they’ll play at Green Bay on Saturday at 5 p.m. Eastern. Both matches will be broadcast on ESPN3 and WatchESPN, and live stats links will be available on YSUsports.com.
  • Penguins Beat Toledo in Five Behind Varcolla's 20 Kills
    September 16, 2017
    Sarah Varcolla finished with 20 kills, and the Youngstown State volleyball team outlasted Toledo for a five-set victory on Saturday to close out the Penguins’ non-conference schedule. The set scores were 23-25, 25-18, 25-20, 14-25, 16-14.
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