2012-13 Men's Volleyball News
March 29, 2013
King escapes Coker with five set victory
HARTSVILLE, S.C. – With both teams vying for the final spot in the Conference Carolinas tournament, the King University men’s volleyball team knew they would be in for a fight when the traveled to Coker College on Friday. The Tornado quickly took the first two sets, only to see the Cobras for a decisive fifth set. King grabbed the early lead in the fifth frame and didn’t look back en route to the 15-10 set win, and 3-2 victory.
March 11, 2013
King Men's Volleyball to honor 3 Seniors Tuesday night
Michael Koebel, Ashton Hippenstiel, and Ned Parker to be honored Tuesday, March 12th.
March 7, 2013
King Men's Volleyball visits Church Hill Intermediate School
In late September 2012 the King Men's Volleyball team visited Church Hill Intermediate school to promote education and promote the sport of volleyball.
February 19, 2013
King Men's Volleyball Cancer Awareness Weekend
During the weekend of Feb. 22-23, King Men's Volleyball will host a Cancer Awareness Weekend.
February 14, 2013
King Athletics Announces Schedule Alterations
Due to weather and other conflicts, Tornado Athletics has announced multiple schedule alterations for the weekend and next week.
February 13, 2013
Funk Shines From Outside in Loss
After a first set that combined for more than 60 points scored, Limestone rolled to a 3-0 (33-31, 25-20, 25-19) victory. Jeremy Funk led King with 13 kills.
February 12, 2013
Belmont Abbey Downs King in Three
Matthew Lychock nearly tied his career high in kills with 12 in a 25-22, 25-23, 25-23 loss to the Crusaders.
February 9, 2013
King Ends Tournament On High Note, Defeats Rust in Four
Mason Casner and Matthew Lychock each tallied seven kills in the Tornado’s 25-22, 18-25, 25-22, 25-21 win over Rust College.
February 8, 2013
Brown Tallies 15 Kills in Day One of Emmanuel Tournament
Junior Stephen Brown combined for 15 kills in two matches as the Tornado went 1-1 in the first day of this weekend’s tournament.
February 1, 2013
By the Dozens! Career Nights by Koebel, Casner Dispose of Cobras
Michael Koebel and Mason Casner each smashed 12 kills in the Tornado’s 3-1 (25-10, 25-20, 25-27, 25-20) win over Coker College.
January 26, 2013
Tornado Downed by Saints, 3-0
Michael Koebel led the Tornado men’s volleyball team with nine kills in the team’s 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-20) loss to Limestone, Saturday afternoon.
January 25, 2013
Tornado Turn Down Fleet in Three
Senior outside hitter Michael Koebel led King (3-4, 2-3 CC) with eight kills in their straight-set victory over the Erskine Flying Fleet, Friday night.
January 23, 2013
Tornado Overcome Bobcats, Rule Nets in Five-Set Win
Down 2-1, King used strong hitting and an overwhelming defense at the net to earn a come-from-behind, 3-2 (25-22, 22-25, 20-25, 25-15, 18-16) victory over Lees-McRae.
January 19, 2013
King Falls in Four to Pfeiffer
Michael Koebel led the Tornado with 12 kills, but it wasn’t enough as King dropped its third straight match of the young season to Pfeiffer.
January 15, 2013
Men’s Volleyball Announces Schedule Alteration
Games originally scheduled for January 24 have been altered. King will not play P.R.-Rio Piedras and have rescheduled their match versus Lees-McRae.
January 12, 2013
King Drops Two Heartbreakers in Five Sets
Belmont Abbey saved two match points and came back to defeat King. Quincy had a strong performance in the fifth set to take the second half of the doubleheader.
January 11, 2013
King Connects in First Win Over Rust College
Eddie Moushikhian and Mason Casner each had six kills to lead the Tornado to their first win of the 2013 season in straight sets.
January 10, 2013
Tornado Drop Opener in Tough Three-Set Loss to Mount Olive
King Men’s Volleyball opened their season with a well-fought, 3-0 loss to the conference preseason favorite Mount Olive Trojans.
January 9, 2013
Men’s Volleyball Opens 2013 Season Versus Mount Olive
Fresh faces and new weapons help Tornado Men’s Volleyball reload for the 2013 season. King opens the season on Thursday at home.
January 7, 2013
King Ranked Fifth in Conference Preseason Poll
Men’s Volleyball has been tabbed to finish fifth in 2013 based on the Preseason Coaches’ Poll, released today.
December 7, 2012
Men’s Volleyball Reaches Out to Youth at YWCA of Bristol
King Men’s Volleyball gave back to the community by teaching and supporting young boys and girls at the YWCA of Bristol.
September 5, 2012
King and Lees-McRae to Begin Battle for Blue Ridge Cup
Beginning in the 2012-13 athletic season King and Lees-McRae College will deepen their rivalry with an annual competition for the Blue Ridge Cup.
August 15, 2012
Tornado Names Abundant in D2ADA Academic Awards
King placed 72 student-athletes on the Division II Athletic Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Awards list.
July 26, 2012
Committed to Success - King helps athletes excel both on and off the field
Read the KTN's recent front page article highlighting the triumphs of King College student-athletes. (Credit: Pat Kenney, Kingsport Times-News)