Blue Knight Women's Volleyball
Volkmer Named 2nd Team All-MEC
Urbana University volleyball standout Kelsey Volkmer (Galion, Ohio/Colonel Crawford HS) earned All-Mountain East Conference honors on Wednesday. Volkmer was the Blue Knights' lone representative on the all-conference squad after a 10-19 season and 8th place finish in the MEC. The junior hitter made All-MEC Second Team in her third season at UU.
Volkmer appeared in all 29 matches and 102 sets this season, pacing the Urbana offense with 267 kills. On November 9th, she became just the 3rd Blue Knight in the program's 40-year history to reach 1,000 career kills. Read More
Yellow Jackets Sting Back, Eliminate UrbanaNov. 19th, 2013
Just five days after the Urbana University volleyball team ended the regular season with a dominating 3-0 win over West Virginia State University, the same two teams met again in UU's Grimes Center on Tuesday night. The teams, location and rowdy home crowd were all the same, but the result was much, much different. A re-energized Yellow Jacket squad stung back and ended Urbana's season with a 25-19, 29-27, 24-26, 25-13 stunner.
Urbana's lone senior, hitter Chelsea Winderl, led the Blue Knights in her final collegiate match. Winderl recorded a double-double in her finale, finishing with a team-high 16 kills and 10 digs. Read More
Volleyball to Host MEC Tournament Match Tuesday, "Blue Out" WVSU!Nov. 18th, 2013
With a 3-0 win over West Virginia State University on Friday night, the Urbana University volleyball team earned the right to host a first round Mountain East Conference tournament match on Tuesday night. The Blue Knights leapfrogged the Yellow Jackets into the #8 seed. WVSU had to settle for the #9 seed, and now must return to the Grimes Center on Tuesday at 7 PM to battle the Blue Knights in an elimination match.
The Blue Knight volleyball team is seeking their first post-season win since the 2006 season. The Grimes Center Gymnasium was packed on Friday night during Urbana's straight sets win over the Yellow Jackets. Members of the Urbana Elementary Volleyball League attended (pictured with the Blue Knights after the match on Friday). UU is hoping for a similar turnout on Tuesday, and the team is asking fans to wear blue to "BLUE OUT THE YELLOW JACKETS." Read More
#UUVB Wins on Senior Night, Will Host MEC Tournament MatchNov. 15th, 2013
Urbana University senior volleyball player Chelsea Winderl will have one more opportunity to play in front of the home crowd. Winderl's Blue Knights knocked off visiting West Virginia State University on Senior Night Friday to secure a first round home match in the Mountain East Conference Tournament. Urbana upended the Yellow Jackets 25-19, 25-15, 25-21.
The Blue Knights had to win their final two matches of the season to earn the right to host, and each match pitted Urbana against a squad ahead of the Blue Knights in the MEC standings. First, Urbana took care of West Liberty University in 4 sets on Saturday. Then, the Blue Knights topped State in the Grimes Center in the regular season finale to leapfrog the Yellow Jackets in the final standings. Winderl went out on top on Senior Night, finishing with 9 kills, 7 digs, an assist and a block. Read More
Volleyball Avenges Loss, Defends Home Court vs. WLU (Update)Nov. 9th, 2013
For the second time in two weeks, the Hilltopper volleyball team from West Liberty University and the Blue Knights from Urbana University squared off in a conference match. The first meeting was a 5-set thriller that went WLU's way in West Virginia. Saturday afternoon’s match went the Blue Knights' way as Urbana avenged the earlier loss in a 25-21, 23-25, 25-22, 25-16 four-set victory in the Grimes Center.
In a 12-10 match in the fourth set, Blue Knight sophomore Mary Hendricks started to serve. By the time she was finished, UU had doubled the Toppers' score and the final result was inevitable. Hendricks led the home team with 39 assists and 2 aces. She also tacked on 13 digs, 3 kills and 4 block assists. Read More