2014 Men's Volleyball News

April 10, 2014
Serowski named third team all-conference
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s volleyball player Nick Serowski recently completed a stellar first season in the Scarlet and Navy, which earned him recognition from Conference Carolinas. Serowski was named to the All-Conference Carolinas third team when the conference announced the awards on Thursday.

April 4, 2014
King falls to Erskine on Senior Night
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Needing a win to keep its postseason hopes alive, the King University men’s volleyball team took a dramatic 32-30 first-set victory over Erskine College before the Flying Fleet came back to take the match 3-1 and win the Conference Carolinas regular season championship.

April 4, 2014
Funk named academic all-conference for second time
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s volleyball player Jeremy Funk was named to the Conference Carolinas academic all-conference team by the league office on Friday afternoon.

March 26, 2014
Win over Lees-McRae keeps conference tournament hopes alive
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Needing a win to stay alive in the race for the final berth in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University men’s volleyball team avenged a February loss to Lees-McRae with a 3-1 win over the Bobcats.

March 24, 2014
King to collect donations for DeShaun Greer Memorial Fund
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Wednesday night, March 26, King University’s men’s volleyball team will collect donations in memory of classmate DeShaun Greer who was tragically killed on March 23. During the match against Lees-McRae College, donations will be collected for the DeShaun Greer Memorial Fund. The memorial fund will help with the cost of the funeral services and other expenses.

March 22, 2014
Tornado fall to Mount Olive
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Attempting to rebound from a crushing four-set loss to Barton College on Friday night, the King University men’s volleyball team fell to the University of Mount Olive 3-0 in a match separated by the slimmest of margins.

March 21, 2014
31-29 second-set win propels Barton to win over King
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After seeing Barton College come back from a 1-0 deficit in the match to take a 2-1 lead, the King University men’s volleyball team attempted to mount a comeback of its own in the fourth set. But the Tornado’s effort came up just short as Barton hung on for a 25-23 fourth-set win to clinch a match for the Bulldogs that featured 33 ties and 12 lead changes.

March 19, 2014
Pfeiffer downs King 3-1 in conference play
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Returning home for the first time in 46 days, the King University men’s volleyball team faced Pfeiffer University in a conference match on Wednesday. The visiting Falcons were able to spoil King’s homecoming, however, taking the match in four sets to drop the Tornado to seventh place in the conference standings.

March 17, 2014
Serowski earns National Freshman of the Week Honorable Mention
BRISOL, Tenn. – King University men’s volleyball player Nick Serowski turned in another solid week for the Tornado, and earned national recognition. The freshman was named National Freshman of the Week Honorable Mention by Off the Block, a website that covers collegiate men’s volleyball.

March 15, 2014
King falls to Quincy and Lindenwood at McKendree Crossover Classic
LEBANON, Ill. – The King University men’s volleyball team fell to Quincy University and Lindenwood (Mo.) University by identical 3-1 scores on Saturday as the Tornado wrapped up play at the McKendree Crossover Classic, hosted by McKendree University.

March 14, 2014
Bosslet's double-double leads King to sweep of McKendree
LEBANON, Ill. – Seeking to get back into the win column, the King University men’s volleyball team opened play at the McKendree Crossover Classic with a sweep of the homestanding Bearcats.

March 12, 2014
Men's volleyball team springs into action to help man having seizure
BRISTOL, Tenn. – As a part of its coaching requirements, the NCAA mandates that all coaches be trained in CPR and administering first aid. Those that undergo the training hope that they will not have to use it, but can be assured that they will have the skills necessary to help those in need if they encounter someone requiring urgent care.

March 8, 2014
No. 13 Ball State sweeps King
MUNCIE, Ind. – Facing a ranked team on the road for the second time in as many nights, the King University men’s volleyball team fell to No. 13 Ball State University 3-0.

March 7, 2014
Tornado fall at No. 15 IPFW
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The King University men’s volleyball team traveled to Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne on Friday night as part of a two-match road swing against nationally-ranked opponents, falling to the No. 15 Mastodons in a 3-0 sweep despite keeping the second and third sets in doubt until the final moments.

February 28, 2014
Erskine sweeps King in road conference match
DUE WEST, S.C. – Playing its third conference road match in as many days, the King University men’s volleyball team suffered a setback on Friday afternoon, falling 3-0 to Conference Carolinas leaders Erskine College.

February 27, 2014
Tornado swept by Limestone
GAFFNEY, S.C. – In the second of three straight road matches in conference play on consecutive nights, the King University men’s volleyball team fell 3-0 to Limestone College after a four-set loss at Pfeiffer University the previous night.

February 26, 2014
Pfeiffer's 33-31 fourth-set victory seals win over King
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Despite a furious comeback attempt, the King University men’s volleyball team was unable to come away with a road win in conference play on Wednesday night, falling to Pfeiffer University 3-1.

February 22, 2014
Tornado sweep away Siena Heights in tournament play
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men’s volleyball team was able to shake off a difficult day Friday, sweeping by Siena Heights University to go 1-2 in Emmanuel College Tournament play.

February 21, 2014
Tornado fall in a pair of tournament matches
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – Taking a brief respite from conference play at the Emmanuel College Tournament over the weekend, the King University men’s volleyball team was unable to come away with a win in their first day of tournament play, being swept by the tournament hosts before falling in four sets to Warner University in the nightcap.

February 18, 2014
Tornado swept by Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team was unable to put together a winning streak in conference play, falling in a road match at Lees-McRae College 3-0 after a sweep of Belmont Abbey over the weekend.

February 17, 2014
Serowski named National Freshman of the Week Honorable Mention
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Freshman Nick Serowski has been named a National Freshman of the Week Honorable Mention by Off the Block, a website devoted to covering collegiate men’s volleyball.

February 15, 2014
Serowski's 18 kills lead Tornado to sweep of Belmont Abbey
BELMONT, N.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team came away with a sweep on the road in conference play on Saturday, notching a win over Belmont Abbey College to remain in a tie for fourth play in the Conference Carolinas standings.

February 10, 2014
Men's volleyball match at Limestone postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Tomorrow’s men’s volleyball match at Limestone College has been postponed due to impending winter weather in the Gaffney, S.C. area.

February 8, 2014
King drops four-set nailbiter at Mount Olive
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team saw its three-match winning streak come to an end on Saturday afternoon, falling to preseason Conference Carolinas favorite University of Mount Olive in four sets.

February 7, 2014
Tornado block Barton in Conference Carolinas match
WILSON, N.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team continued its winning ways on Friday night, winning its third consecutive match with a thrilling five-set victory at Conference Carolinas opponent Barton College.

February 1, 2014
King sweeps away Marymount, Emmanuel
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team picked up a pair of wins on Saturday afternoon, sweeping Marymount University and Emmanuel College to break above the .500 mark for the first time since a win over conference foe Belmont Abbey on January 18.

January 24, 2014
Tornado swept by St. Francis to open weekend
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off a 2-2 weekend to open the season, the King University men’s volleyball team dropped its first of two matches this weekend to visiting Saint Francis (Pa.) University 3-0.

January 18, 2014
Tornado split with Belmont Abbey and Quincy
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team closed out play at the 2014 King University Invitational by splitting a pair of matches on Saturday, defeating conference opponent Belmont Abbey College in a five-set thrilling match before falling to Quincy University 3-1.

January 17, 2014
Tornado fall to Limestone, defeat Coker at King University Invitational
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After opening its season with a loss to Conference Carolinas foe Limestone College, the King University men’s volleyball team rebounded to take a 3-1 win over Coker College and begin the season with a 1-1 record at the 2014 King University Invitational.

January 15, 2014
Tornado aim for conference tournament berth in 2014
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A season ago, the King University men’s volleyball team narrowly missed a spot in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, giving the Tornado extra motivation in 2014. Head coach Ryan Booher returns two of his top three hitters from a season ago, and adds a talented freshmen class as the Tornado look to earn a Conference Carolinas Tournament berth.

January 13, 2014
King raises money for Oklahoma City Tornado Relief fund
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team kicked off their season last Saturday with their annual alumni match. They used the opportunity to raise money for the Oklahoma City Tornado Relief fund, and they outdid their goal by raising $700.

January 8, 2014
Alumni match and fundraiser slated for Saturday
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the men’s volleyball season just around the corner, the King University men’s volleyball team will be having their annual alumni match on Saturday, January 11 at the Student Center Complex. The team is also using the event as a fundraiser for the Oklahoma City tornadoes that took place last spring as they will be taking donations to send to the relief fund.

October 11, 2013
Tornado volunteer at Bristol YWCA
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Since the beginning of school this fall, the King University men’s volleyball team has been volunteering at the Bristol, Tenn., YWCA. Two nights a week, members of the team have taught volleyball to young girls at the YWCA Youth Volleyball League.