2018 Volleyball News

  • Storm tally AVCA Team Academic Award
    July 22, 2019
    The Simpson volleyball team received the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 11th straight season, the AVCA announced Monday.
  • Simpson places 60 on American Rivers All-Academic Team
    January 22, 2019
    Sixty student-athletes competing in fall sports earned a spot on the 2018-19 American Rivers Conference All-Academic Team.
  • Lester earns conference volleyball honors
    November 08, 2018
    Simpson volleyball player Hannah Lester earned Honorable Mention All-American Rivers Conference honors for her performance during the 2018 season, as voted on by the league’s head coaches.
  • Hawtrey leads Storm against Graceland
    October 23, 2018
    Madison Hawtrey had nine kills but it wasn’t enough as the Simpson volleyball team to Graceland 3-0 in the home finale Tuesday at Cowles Fieldhouse.
  • Valiant comeback falls short in five-set thriller with Loras
    October 20, 2018
    Lexie Parks tied a career-high with 17 kills and the Simpson volleyball team erased a 2-0 deficit only to fall in the fifth set of a 3-2 loss to Loras on Saturday at Cowles Fieldhouse.
  • Storm fire on all cylinders, shock Dubuque in four
    October 19, 2018
    Morgan Taylor and Lexie Parks combined for 23 kills, Alyssa Mathews polished off a big night with the match-winner in the fourth set and the Simpson volleyball team shocked Dubuque 3-1 on Friday night at Cowles Fieldhouse.
  • Storm fall to league-leading Wartburg
    October 16, 2018
    Hannah Lester had a team-high eight kills but it wasn’t enough as the Simpson volleyball team lost to league-leading Wartburg 3-0 on Tuesday night. Wartburg won by set scores of 25-11, 25-17, 25-23.
  • Smith picks up milestone win in sweep
    October 13, 2018
    Hannah Lester hit .545 with 14 kills and head coach Lana Smith became the program’s career wins leader as the Simpson volleyball team beat Monmouth 3-0 on Saturday afternoon. Simpson won by set scores of 25-14, 25-18, 25-19.
  • Big nights from Taylor, Lester not enough against Nebraska Wesleyan
    October 11, 2018
    Morgan Taylor tied a career-high with 20 kills and Hannah Lester set a career-high with 17, but it wasn’t enough as the Simpson volleyball team lost a five-set thriller to Nebraska Wesleyan on Thursday. Nebraska Wesleyan won by set score of 25-21, 22-25, 18-25, 25-22, 15-11.
  • Hawtrey solid as Storm fall to Coe
    October 06, 2018
    Madison Hawtrey hit .259 with a team-high nine kills but it wasn’t enough as the Simpson volleyball team lost to Coe 3-0 on Saturday at Kohawk Arena. Coe won by set scores of 25-18, 25-12, 25-14.
  • “S” Club Hall of Fame welcomes three in 2018
    October 04, 2018
    All-American wrestler Dustin Brewer '08, All-American women's basketball player Katelyn Whiton Brelsford '08 and All-American volleyball player Tiffany Everding Goodchild '07 make the Hall of Fame Class of 2018.
  • Storm battle in five-set thriller at Buena Vista
    September 25, 2018
    Lexie Parks had a career-high 17 kills and the Simpson volleyball team came out of the gates strong, but Buena Vista came back to steal a 3-2 win Tuesday night. Buena Vista won by set scores of 20-25, 21-25, 25-17, 25-18, 15-12.
  • Storm blank Iowa Wesleyan, Smith ties win record
    September 20, 2018
    Madison Hawtrey had 12 kills to lead three players in double figures and Simpson beat Iowa Wesleyan 3-0 (25-21, 25-16, 25-21) on Thursday, giving head coach Lana Smith a milestone win.
  • LeMay, Martinez named A-R-C Players of the Week
    September 19, 2018
    Simpson volleyball players Megan LeMay and Ariana Martinez have been named American Rivers Conference Players of the Week for the period ending Sunday, Sept. 16, the league office announced Tuesday. LeMay is the league’s offensive player of the week while Martinez is the league’s co-defensive player of the week.
  • Lester leads Storm at Luther
    September 18, 2018
    Hannah Lester had a season-high 14 kills to lead three players in double figures but the Simpson volleyball team came up short in a four-set loss to Luther on Tuesday (23-25, 27-25, 25-13, 25-20).
  • Storm drop two on last day in River Falls
    September 15, 2018
    The Simpson volleyball team lost a pair of four-set matches to Minnesota Conference foes to close play at the Wis.-River Falls Invitational on Saturday. The Storm lost to St. Catherine and St. Thomas.
  • Storm split on first day in River Falls
    September 14, 2018
    The Simpson volleyball team avenged a five-set loss to Hamline earlier in the season, splitting its first two matches at the UW-River Falls Invitational on Friday. The Storm beat Hamline in three sets before falling to Saint Benedict in four.
  • Storm cruise to three-set win over Central
    September 11, 2018
    Morgan Taylor and Megan LeMay had eight kills apiece, Francesca Pollina and Alyssa Mathews led a dominant serve game and the Simpson volleyball team swept Central 25-21, 25-8, 25-21 in the American Rivers Conference opener on Tuesday.
  • Storm drop two on final day in Minnesota
    September 08, 2018
    Despite a pair of solid performances from Lexie Parks, the Simpson volleyball team lost its final two matches at the Saint Benedict Tournament on Saturday. The Storm lost to Valley City State in three sets and St. Scholastica in four.
  • Taylor leads Storm to split at Saint Benedict
    September 07, 2018
    Morgan Taylor tallied a team-high 20 kills as the Simpson volleyball team beat Concordia-Moorhead in four sets in the first match of the Saint Benedict Tournament on Friday. Simpson closed the day with a three-set lost to the host Blazers.
  • Parks leads Storm to comeback win in home opener
    September 04, 2018
    Freshman Lexie Parks dominated the final two sets as the Simpson volleyball team came back to beat previously unbeaten Grinnell in five sets (25-20, 27-29, 23-25, 25-18, 15-11) Tuesday at Cowles Fieldhouse.
  • American Rivers Conference releases volleyball preseason coaches’ poll
    August 16, 2018
    The Simpson volleyball team has been picked eighth in the American Rivers Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, as announced by the league office earlier this week.
  • Summer Internship Spotlight: Katrina Hartman
    August 02, 2018
    Volleyball player Katrina Hartman is conducting research on hypertension up the road at Des Moines University.
  • Athletic department signs five-year deal with BSN SPORTS, Nike
    July 23, 2018
    The Simpson athletic department has signed a five-year agreement with BSN SPORTS to be the official supplier of athletic apparel and equipment for all 19 varsity sports. Under the partnership, Nike will become the exclusive supplier of the Storm’s uniforms, apparel and accessories.