Men's Volleyball News Archives
March 27, 2015
King gets back in win column with sweep of Emmanuel
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team got a much needed win on Friday night at the Student Center Complex when they hosted Emmanuel College. Not only was it much needed, but the Tornado matched the program record with 13 wins this year with the 3-0 victory over the Lions.
March 26, 2015
Erskine escapes Student Center with five set win
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Squaring off against the second team near the top of the Conference Carolinas standings this week, the King University men’s volleyball team went five sets with Erskine College for the second time this season. The Tornado forced a fifth set with a 25-23 fourth set win, but couldn’t complete the comeback as the Flying Fleet took the final set 15-13 and the match 3-2.
March 24, 2015
King falls in 5 sets to Pfeiffer
Misenheimer, N.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team took the court against Conference Carolinas first place opponent, Pfeiffer University. In a five set thriller, King fell short behind three in double figure kills, led by Nick Serowski with 13 kills.
March 21, 2015
Tornado blow by Mount Olive in four sets
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – Coming off a tough five set loss to Barton College, the King University men’s volleyball team took the court again for the second time in as many days against the University of Mount Olive. The Tornado was able to win the first two sets before dropping one and finalized the match in four behind the strong play of Nick Serowski and Stephen Brown.
March 20, 2015
King drops conference contest to Barton
WILSON, N.C. – Back on the road, the King University men’s volleyball team looked to start their three game road trip in winning fashion when they matched up against Barton College in a Conference Carolinas affair. Although Nick Serowski posted 17 kills, the Tornado was not able to get it done as they fell to Barton in five sets.
March 18, 2015
Moushikhian, Serowski lead Tornado past North Greenville
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Looking to get back into the win column in Conference Carolinas play, the King University men’s volleyball team squared up against North Greenville University. The Tornado was able to get the first and eventually won in four sets behind the strong play of Eddie Moushikhian.
March 14, 2015
King sweeps Marymount triangular
ARLINGTON, Va. – The King University men’s volleyball team closed their spring break in impressive fashion, taking a pair of sweeps at the Marymount University triangular. The Tornado started with a sweep of the hosts 26-24, 25-19, 25-20 and followed it with a win over Bluefield College 25-12, 25-13, 25-8.
March 12, 2015
Tornado drop five set match at Erskine
DUE WEST, S.C. – Following their five set victory on Wednesday, the King University men’s volleyball team returned to Conference Carolinas play on Thursday night when they faced preseason favorite Erskine College. Just as they did a day earlier, the Tornado came back to force a fifth a decisive fifth set, but unlike Wednesday, King couldn’t complete the comeback, falling to the Flying Fleet 3-2.
March 11, 2015
Tornado take out Coker in five
HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team start their spring break with by outlasting Coker College in a five set nonconference match. The Tornado took the first two sets before the Cobras bounced back to force a fifth set, which King won 15-12 to take the match.
March 6, 2015
Comeback comes up short, King falls to Alderson Broaddus
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team jumped out of conference play to take on Alderson Broaddus University on Friday night. The Battlers took the first two sets, only to see the Tornado come storming back by winning the third and fourth sets. However, King couldn’t complete the comeback as Alderson Broaddus escaped with the 3-2 win.
March 4, 2015
King drops conference match to Pfeiffer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – It did not go as planned for the King University men’s volleyball team when they hosted Pfeiffer University in a Conference Carolinas contest. Being able to tally the first point in every set was not the answer for the Tornado as they fell to the Falcons 3-0.
February 28, 2015
Lychock leads King to 3-0 win over Limestone
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their first match in about two weeks, the King University men’s volleyball team looked superb on the court when Limestone College came to town. The Tornado started fast and did not look back, defeating the Saints in three sets in a key Conference Carolinas contest. Leading the way for the Tornado was Matthew Lychock with nine kills, hitting .900 in the match.
February 25, 2015
Thursday's match against Limestone moved to Saturday
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the impending snow due to hit Bristol on Thursday, the volleyball match that was scheduled against Limestone College tomorrow has been postponed. The Conference Carolinas match has been rescheduled for Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center Complex.
February 20, 2015
Match at North Greenville postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to the snow, and more winter weather moving in on Saturday, the men’s volleyball match at North Greenville University that was scheduled for Saturday has been postponed. The conference Carolinas battle has rescheduled for Monday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m.
February 16, 2015
Snow postpones baseball, men's volleyball this week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With winter weather moving in, King University has postponed games that were slated to take place this week. First, Tuesday’s men’s volleyball match against Pfeiffer has been postpone and rescheduled for Tuesday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. The baseball game at Mars Hill University that was scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed, and rescheduled for Tuesday, March 10 with first pitch slated for 2:00 p.m.
February 15, 2015
King swept at McKendree
LEBANON, Ill. – A day after falling at Quincy University, the King University men’s volleyball team faced McKendree University on Sunday afternoon. The Bearcats came out swinging early, and didn’t let up as they took the three-set sweep 25-21, 25-15, 25-16.
February 14, 2015
Quincy tops King in four
QUINCY, Ill. – The King University men’s volleyball team took to the road for a nonconference match with Quincy University on Saturday night. The Tornado were close to the Hawks in every set, but could only come away with one victory as Quincy came away with the 3-1 victory, 25-22, 25-22, 22-25, 25-20.
February 10, 2015
King cruises by Lees-McRae in three
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Looking to go three and zero in their last three matches, the King University men’s volleyball team did exactly that when Lees-McRae College came to the Student Center. After a quick set one, the Bobcats pushed King in set two and took them to extra points in set three but it would not be enough as King was able to defeat Lees-McRae 3-0.
February 7, 2015
King downs Mount Olive in four sets
BRISTOL,Tenn. – Less than 24 hours after a very exciting match, the King University men’s volleyball team took the court again against Conference Carolinas opponent the University of Mount Olive. After falling in set one, King won the next three giving them a 3-1 win behind Eddie Moushikhian’s 19 kills and Chandler Wellmann’s 12 digs.
February 6, 2015
King's block comes up big in 3-2 win over Barton
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a game full of excitement, the King University men’s volleyball team prevailed over the Bulldogs of Barton College in a five set thriller. The sets went back and forth till the Tornado took the last two, to go on and defeat Barton 3-2 behind Eddie Moushikhian’s 19 kills and Stephen Brown’s 15 kills and 12 digs.
January 30, 2015
King defeats Emmanuel in four sets
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off a loss against Limestone College, the King University men’s volleyball team looked to get back in the winning column when they traveled to Emmanuel College. In what was a first set that did not go in favor of the Tornado, saw themselves come back to win three sets in a row to go on and defeat the Lions of Emmanuel.
January 27, 2015
King falls in five to Limestone
GAFFNEY, S.C. – In their first road match of the season, the King University men’s volleyball team took the court against Conference Carolinas opponent Limestone College. In a match where King saw themselves in the same predicament as they were against Belmont Abbey after two sets, showed the same result in the next two sets, with the final set going against them as King fell to Limestone in five sets.
January 23, 2015
King rallies back from 2 sets down to defeat Belmont Abbey
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a match full of excitement, the King University men’s volleyball team prevailed over Belmont Abbey College in the Tornado’s first Conference Carolinas match of the year. Strong play from Eddie Moushikhian, Matthew Lychock and Chandler Wellmann powered the Tornado over the Crusaders in five sets after a slow start from King.
January 17, 2015
Quincy hands King first loss of the season
BRISTOL, Tenn. – It did not go as planned for the King University men’s volleyball team when they took on Quincy University in their second game of the season. Behind a ferocious service attack, the Hawks were able to blow the ball by the Tornado, handing King the 3-0 loss.
January 16, 2015
Tornado sweep Charleston in season-opening win
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team took the court for the first time in the 2014-15 season looking for a season-opening win for the first time in program history. The University of Charleston came to town for their first ever match but the near double-double from Eddie Moushikhian helped give King the 3-0 win over the Golden Eagles.
January 14, 2015
Tornado aim for postseason in 2015
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team has been knocking on the door to postseason play each of the last two years, and the Tornado hope to knock down that door in 2015. King returns their top three hitters from a season ago as they set their sights on qualifying for the Conference Carolinas Tournament for the first time since the 2011 season.
July 11, 2014
Booher signs three for upcoming year
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head men’s volleyball coach Ryan Booher has announced his signing class for the 2014-15 season. The trio of student-athletes, Sean Luhmann, Nick Drooker and Jeff Sprayberry will join the Tornado on campus this fall.
April 21, 2014
Volleyball coaches announce 2014 summer camps
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ryan Booher and Morris Cephas, head coaches of the King University men’s and women’s volleyball teams, have announced the dates of the 2014 Tornado Volleyball Skill Camps.
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 25, 2014
Saturday games postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With snow falling in northeast Tennessee and western North Carolina, today’s home men’s volleyball match against Pfeiffer University has been postponed. Men’s and women’s basketball at Lees-McRae College has also been postponed as well as men’s and women’s swimming and diving at Mars Hill University.
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.
June 27, 2013
Booher inks six for 2014
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s volleyball coach Ryan Booher announced his signees for the 2013 class. The six newcomers will look to make an impact for the Tornado in the 2014 season.
April 4, 2013
Koebel, Funk earn Academic All-Conference honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Two members of the King University men's volleyball team were named to the Conference Carolinas Academic All-Conference team. Jeremy Funk and Michael Koebel were both named to the academic all-conference team.
April 2, 2013
Bobcats sweep Tornado, end season
BANNER ELK, N.C. – Coming into Tuesday’s regular season finale at Lees-McRae, the King University men's volleyball team knew they need to win to qualify for the Conference Carolinas tournament. However, the Bobcats came out on fire and defeated the Tornado 3-0 (25-15, 25-16, 25-23).
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 23, 2013
King drops heartbreaker at Barton
WILSON, N.C. – Playing for the final spot in the Conference Carolinas tournament, the King University men’s volleyball team found themselves in a fight at Barton College on Saturday evening. The Tornado fell behind and forced a fifth set, but could not complete the comeback as Barton held off a late Tornado surge to take the contest 3-2 (21-25, 25-19, 27-25, 15-25, 17-15).
March 22, 2013
King falls to conference-leading Mount Olive
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men’s volleyball traveled to take on conference leading Mount Olive College on Friday night, and the Trojans defended their home court. Mount Olive took the Conference Carolinas match 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-13) behind an attacking percentage of .361.
March 16, 2013
King falls to high powered Ball State
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their final home game of the season, the King University men’s volleyball team took on a Ball State University team that was coming off of a win against 10th ranked Penn State. The Cardinals scored early and often in their 3-0 (25-10, 25-18, 25-18) victory.
March 14, 2013
Men's Volleyball falls 3-0 to NJIT.
King to Host Div. I Ball State this Sat. at 7 pm !
March 12, 2013
Men's Volleyball defeats Cairn Univ. 3-1
Senior night success as the three seniors lead King Tornado to 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.
March 2, 2013
Volleyball drops 3 at Lindenwood Tournament.
Stephen Brown leads with 22 kills !
February 26, 2013
Men's Volleyball defeated 3-1 at Pfeiffer
Tornado start slow and drop conference match to Pfeiffer.
February 23, 2013
King Men's Volleyball gets Conf. Carolinas victory over Barton
A mix of youth and senior leadership contribute to conference victory
February 23, 2013
Tornado drops a 3-1 decision to Erskine
Men's Volleyball starts slow comes on late but loses in 4 sets.
February 22, 2013
King Men's Volleyball defeats Emmanuel 3-1
King Volleyball defeats Emmanuel and will host Erskine and Barton tomorrow afternoon.
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 9, 2013
2013 King Tornado Men's Volleyball Season Preview
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.
Midnight Madness to Make its Return on Monday, Oct. 15
Students, faculty, and staff: Come celebrate the return of Midnight Madness recognizing all 24 varsity teams heading into the winter season!
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 20, 2012
Get Closer to Tornado Athletics with Text Updates!
Tornado Athletic is introducing a new way to keep up-to-date on your favorite King sport team with its text message update service. The service is open to all and free of charge.
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)
June 29, 2012
King Places Third Among Conference Schools in Learfield Sports Directors Cup
King ranked third among Conference Carolinas institutions and 166th overall among the 244 nationally-ranked schools in the 2011-12 Learfield Director's Cup Standings.
June 4, 2012
Tornado to Add Four to Incoming Class
King College Men's Volleyball welcomes Eddie Moushikhian (OH), Pele Ili (OPP/OH), Zach Prexta (OH/MB), and Matthew Lychock (MB) to the 2012-13 squad.
May 3, 2012
Men’s Volleyball Signs Matthew DeLong to 2012-13 Squad
Men's Volleyball will welcome New York native and setter Matthew Delong to the team after signing a National Letter of Intent to play at King.
April 25, 2012
Men’s Volleyball and Women’s Basketball to Host Summer Camps
Men's Volleyball and Women's Basketball will each hold a youth summer camp this July. Click for more details.
April 25, 2012
King Athletics Host Student-Athlete Awards Banquet
The King College Athletic Department hosted an end-of-the-year awards banquet for the student-athletes of its 24 varsity sports, faculty, and staff on Tuesday night.
April 16, 2012
King College Invites Alumni and Friends to Celebrate 86th Dogwood Weekend
Alumni and friends of King College are invited to join in the upcoming 86th celebration of Dogwood Weekend on April 20-23.
April 13, 2012
Friddle, Glenn Named to Men’s Volleyball All-Conference Team
Outside hitter James Friddle was named to the Conference Carolinas All-Conference Second Team while teammate Eric Glenn was named Third Team.
April 6, 2012
Four Named to Men's Volleyball Academic All-Conference Team
King College featured four student-athletes on the 2012 Academic All-Conference Team, as released by Conference Carolinas on Friday.
April 4, 2012
Tornado Keep It Close but Fall in Season Finale
King's season came to a close with a three-set loss to the Lees-McRae Bobcats on Wednesday night. Eric Glenn led the team with seven kills and seven block assists.
March 31, 2012
Seniors Close Careers on Home Court in Big Way, Defeat Barton 3-1
James Friddle and Eric Glenn each totaled double-digit kills, combining for 24, while Brandon Rorer tallied nine digs in the Tornado's 3-1 win over Barton.
March 29, 2012
Koebel Tallies 10 Kills in Straight Set Win over Shock
The Tornado took a three-set win (25-9, 25-11, 25-7) from the Washington Adventist Shock on Thursday night, paced by Michael Koebel's 10 kills.
March 27, 2012
Men’s Volleyball to Host ‘Youth Day’ This Saturday
Fans under the age of 18 in attendance for this Saturday's match versus Barton will receive FREE admission and a FREE King mini volleyball!
March 24, 2012
Men’s Volleyball Splits in Tri-Match Saturday
King College hosted a tri-match with the College of Mount St. Joseph and Mount Olive College, taking one of two on the day.
March 23, 2012
Tornado Fail to Finish Off Pfeiffer, Fall in Five
King carried a 2-1 lead into the fourth set of Friday night's match with Pfeiffer, but the Falcons came from behind to take the final two frames and a win, 3-2.
March 21, 2012
Rorer Topping NCAA Stat Charts
Senior Brandon Rorer has made the switch to libero in stride and now finds himself currently No. 1 in digs per set in all of NCAA Division I Men's Volleyball.
March 17, 2012
Friddle Tallies 19 Kills in Five-Set Defeat to NJIT
Down 2-0 early, senior James Friddle collected a season-high 19 kills to force game five before falling to the NJIT Highlanders (25-18, 25-22, 19-25, 20-25, 15-13)
March 15, 2012
Friddle Tacks on Ten Kills in Loss to Loyola
King lost its third straight match against Loyola University, 3-0, on Thursday evening despite another 10-kill performance by senior James Friddle.
March 13, 2012
Tornado Downed by No. 6 Lewis Flyers
Senior James Friddle led the Tornado with 10 kills in their 3-0 loss to nationally-ranked Lewis University on Tuesday night.
March 10, 2012
Harper and Glenn Put Up 11 in Heartbreaking Loss
King battled back from two sets down to force a fifth set, but fell facing match point in a 18-25, 24-26, 25-21, 25-22, 14-16 loss to Limestone.
March 5, 2012
Tornado Bounce Back at Quincy Behind Glenn’s 12 Kills
Senior middle blocker Eric Glenn rallied the Tornado with 12 kills and eight blocks in an upset win over the Quincy Hawks, Monday night.
March 4, 2012
Tornado Hit Well, Fall Twice in Final Day of Lindenwood Classic
Eric Glenn led the second-day action at the Lindenwood Classic with 24 kills during a pair of losses to Cal Baptist and Missouri Baptist.
March 2, 2012
Tornado Lose to Lindenwood in Three
King Men’s Volleyball fell to 6-11 overall after a three set loss to Lindenwood University (17-25, 22-25, 14-25).
February 25, 2012
Limestone Delivers Loss to King
Matthew Harper led the Tornado with seven kills in a three-set loss to the Limestone Saints on Saturday afternoon.
February 23, 2012
Bobcats Take Down Tornado in Four
Jeremy Funk led the Tornado with eight kills in the Tornado's 3-1, home-opening loss to the Lees-McRae Bobcats, Thursday night.
February 21, 2012
Tornado Men’s Volleyball to Host “Beach Night”
The first 75 people wearing a King t-shirt and shorts to this Thursday's Men's Volleyball home opener will receive a free King volleyball!
February 19, 2012
Tornado Turn Down Barton in Three
King ended its weekend road trip with a three-set win (25-23, 26-16, 25-21) over the Barton Bulldogs, behind Stephen Brown's nine kills on Saturday night.
February 17, 2012
Mount Olive Takes Down Tornado
Mathew Harper led the Tornado with 10 kills in a four-set loss to Mount Olive, Friday night. King falls to 5-8 (0-2) on the season.
February 11, 2012
Tornado Drop Pair in Final Day
King Men's Volleyball fell to 5-7 on the season after losing to Johnson & Whales (CO) and host Grand Canyon University on Saturday.
February 10, 2012
Friddle and Glenn Highlight Day One Split in ‘Zona
Senior James Friddle collected 20 kills while teammate Eric Glenn had 18 over two games in a day one split to improve to 5-5 overall.
February 4, 2012
Pfeiffer Downs Tornado in Conference Carolinas Opener
King Men's Volleyball opened their Conference Carolinas slate with the Pfeiffer Falcons, falling in straight sets on the road (25-21, 25-23, 25-18).
January 22, 2012
King Brings Out Brooms in Day Two Tourney Action
The Tornado men's volleyball team won both of their games at the Charlie Wrubezki Tournament in Cincinnati, Ohio on Sunday to improve to 4-3 overall.
January 22, 2012
Tornado Split in Opening Day of Charlie Wrubezki Tournament
James Friddle led the Tornado in each of their two matches at the Charlie Wrubezki Tournament while earning a win and loss on Saturday.
January 17, 2012
King College Set to Kick Off Tornado Athletic Club
King College will introduce a new way to spread generosity toward Athletics when it introduces the Tornado Athletic Club this Saturday, Jan. 21
January 14, 2012
King Downed in Three by Quincy
The Quincy Hawks ended King's stay at the Mount Olive Invitational with a 3-0 loss on Saturday morning.
January 13, 2012
King Splits Opening Day Doubleheader at Mount Olive Invitational
After falling to Limestone in three games, King earned their first win of the season against newcomer Barton College at the MOC Invitational.
January 12, 2012
Men’s Volleyball Season Begins Friday at Mount Olive Invitational
Led by James Friddle, Eric Glenn and a host of Tornado the King Men's Volleyball team begins its journey toward a league title this weekend.
January 6, 2012
Men’s Volleyball Picked Third in Preseason Poll
In their first season as a full member of Conference Carolinas, King Men's Volleyball has been ranked to finish third in the Coaches' Preseason Poll
December 14, 2011
Live Stats Now Available for Tornado Athletics!
Tornado Athletics is proud to unveil a new way for fans to get closer to King events with its new Live Stats feature!
November 9, 2011
Former King Men’s Volleyball Star Signs Professional Deal
Former King College Men's Volleyball standout Joel Salva has signed a contract to play professional volleyball in Puerto Rico for Patriotas de Lares.
October 27, 2011
Find Your Conference Carolinas Destination Right Here!
Ever wonder where each of our new conference member schools are located or how to get there? Wonder no more! More details inside...
September 22, 2011
Support King Athletics with Nike Gear Fundraiser
For a limited time only, you can purchase stylish, King Tornado Nike gear and support your student-athletes at the same time! More details inside...
June 21, 2011
Ryan Booher has announced the signing of Matthew Harper
King Men's Volleyball coach Ryan Booher has announced the signing of Matthew Harper, a 6 ft. 7 in. middle blocker from Petersburg, Va. Harper played on his high school volleyball at Matoaca High School. Currently, he plays for the MAVC club volleyball team in the area.
May 29, 2011
King brings in Nevada standout for Men's Volleyball
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College head men’s volleyball coach Ryan Booher announced that Jordan Pils will join the Tornado program as a part of the 2011 signing class.
May 27, 2011
Numerous Top-10 NCAA Stat Rankings for Tornado Volleyball
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – King College finished the men’s volleyball season with five Top-10 NCAA Division I/II stat rankings in the final report from the national office.
May 17, 2011
Dates announced for King Men's Volleyball Camp
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College head men’s volleyball coach Ryan Booher announced the dates for his summer camp will be July 25-28.
May 8, 2011
King adds Casner to roster for 2012
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College head men’s volleyball coach Ryan Booher announced the addition of Mason Casner to the 2011 signing class.
April 27, 2011
King collects five NCAA Top-10 Men's Volleyball rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – King College posted three Top-10 individual rankings with a pair of Top-10 team rankings in the newest NCAA Division I/II men's volleyball stat report released by the national office.
April 21, 2011
King suffered 3-0 setback in Conference Carolinas title tilt at MOC
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. - Benedikt Schirmers led all players with 17 kills and match Most Valuable Player John Nunns added 15 kills with no errors in 18 attempts as Mount Olive defeated King 25-19, 27-25, 25-20 Thursday at Kornegay Arena to capture the 2011 Conference Carolinas Men's Volleyball Championship, the second straight for Mount Olive.
April 20, 2011
Conference Carolinas Player and Coach of the Year honors for King
HIGH POINT, N.C. - King College collected three All-Conference Carolinas Men's Volleyball squad places which included the league's player and coach of the year winners.
April 15, 2011
Top-10 NCAA Stat Rankings for King Volleyball
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College held onto a pair of team and two individual Top-10 rankings in newest NCAA Division I/II men's volleyball stat report from the national office.
April 14, 2011
Glenn earns Conference Carolinas Men's Volleyball Player of the Week nod
HIGH POINT, N.C. - King College's Eric Glenn was the winner of the Conference Carolinas Men's Volleyball Player of the Week announced by the league office.
April 12, 2011
King advances to Conference Carolinas title tilt
MISENHEIMER, N.C. - King College has punched a ticket to the 2011 Conference Carolinas Men's Volleyball Championship thanks to a 3-1 win at Pfeiffer (N.C.) University to close out the regular season Tuesday.
April 10, 2011
King trio on Conference Carolinas Academic All-Conference squad
HIGH POINT, N.C. - Conference Carolinas is proud to announce the 2011 Men's Volleyball Academic All-Conference award winners with three coming from King College.
April 8, 2011
King knocks off Conference Carolinas champion Mount Olive, 3-2
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. - King College upended Conference Carolinas regular season men's volleyball champion Mount Olive (N.C.) College 3-2 Friday to keep title hopes alive.
April 6, 2011
King ranks in Top-10 NCAA stat rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College kept two Top-10 team rankings in this week's edition of the NCAA Division I/II men's volleyball stat report released by the national office.
April 5, 2011
Tornado Volleyball knocks off Lees-McRae in five on senior night
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College celebrated men's volleyball senior night Tuesday with a 3-2 victory over Conference Carolinas foe Lees-McRae (N.C.) College.
March 30, 2011
King knocked off by Carthage
KENOSHA, Wis. - King College was overtaken 3-0 at Carthage (Wis.) College in men's volleyball action Wednesday.
March 29, 2011
King digs to top spot in NCAA stat ranking
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College owns the top spot nationally in the team digs per set category in the newest NCAA Division I/II men's volleyball stat report.
March 28, 2011
Tornado drops 3-1 decision at Quincy
QUINCY, Ill. - King College was upended 3-1 in men's volleyball action at Quincy (Ill.) on Monday despite a season high for a Tornado hitter.
March 26, 2011
King battles Ball State in tough 3-1 setback
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College battled Ball State (Ind.) University Saturday, but the visiting Cardinals posted a 3-1 decision over the Tornado in men's volleyball play.
March 24, 2011
King posted 3-0 win at Eastern Mennonite
HARRISONBURG, Va. - The King College men's volleyball team won for a third straight match with another 3-0 score when the Tornado defeated Eastern Mennonite (Va.) University Thursday in a road contest.
March 17, 2011
Tornado Volleyball rankings among NCAA's bests
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The King College men's volleyball team kept the top spot in three Conference Carolinas three individual stat rankings as the team held onto seven Top-50 individual rankings in the newest NCAA report.
March 15, 2011
King sweeps past Philadelphia Biblical
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's volleyball team took care of Philadelphia Biblical University Tuesday with a 3-0 sweep in front of the home crowd.
March 9, 2011
King maintains NCAA stat rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The King College men's volleyball team ranked first among Conference Carolinas teams in three individual stat rankings as the team posted seven Top-50 individual rankings in the NCAA report.
March 4, 2011
Tornado sweeps past Eastern Mennonite
BANNER ELK, N.C. - King College was a 3-0 winner in men's volleyball action over Eastern Mennonite (Va.) University Friday in a match played in Banner Elk, N.C.
March 3, 2011
New NCAA Men's Volleyball ranking for Tornado
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College added a Top-50 individual NCAA Men's Volleyball stat rankings to give the team seven, as announced by the national office, which included two atop Conference Carolinas standings.
February 26, 2011
King knocked off by Limestone, 3-2
GAFFNEY, S.C. - The King College men's volleyball team saw a 2-1 lead go away at Conference Carolinas foe Limestone (S.C.) College Saturday as the home team came from behind for a 3-2 win.
February 24, 2011
Tornado Volleyball racks up NCAA stat rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College kept six Top-50 individual NCAA Men's Volleyball stat rankings, as announced by the national office. The Tornado also collected four Top-50 team rankings.
February 18, 2011
King keeps NCAA Volleyball stat rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College held onto six Top-50 individual NCAA Division I/II Men's Volleyball stat rankings, as announced by the national office.
February 9, 2011
King’s Friddle Named Men’s Volleyball Player of the Week
HIGH POINT, N.C. - King College's James Friddle has been selected as the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas men's volleyball Player of the Week during week number two in the 2011 season.
February 8, 2011
Tornado overtaken at Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. - King College suffered a 3-0 setback at Conference Carolinas foe Lees-McRae (N.C.) College Tuesday in men's volleyball action.
February 8, 2011
Tornado Volleyball among best in NCAA
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College posted six Top-50 individual NCAA Division I/II Men's Volleyball stat rankings, the national office announced.
January 27, 2011
King picks up first Conference Carolinas win of 2011
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's volleyball team earned the first Conference Carolinas win of the season by coming from behind for a 3-2 victory over Limestone (S.C.) College Thursday.
January 26, 2011
Glenn placed on Wrublewski Invitational All-Tournament squad
CINCINNATI, Ohio - King College's Eric Glenn was named to the College of Mount St. Joseph Men's Volleyball Second Annual Charlie Wrublewski Invitational All-Tournament team.
January 23, 2011
King Men's Volleyball splits Sunday matches at Wrublewski
CINCINNATI, Ohio - The King College men's volleyball team wrapped up the Wrublewski Invitational Sunday with a win and loss with matching 3-1 scores. The Tornado was defeated by Missouri Valley College and then ended the event by beating Siena Heights (Mich.) University.
January 22, 2011
King wins twice in opening day of Wrublewski Invite
CINCINNATI, Ohio - The King College men's volleyball team notched wins one and two of the season Saturday at the Charlie Wrublewski Invitational. The Tornado blew by Rust College and host Mount St. Joseph with matching 3-0 scores.
January 15, 2011
King unable to win Conference Carolinas opener
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College saw Mount Olive (N.C.) College come and take the 2011 season opener of Conference Carolinas men's volleyball action Saturday by the score of 3-1.
January 14, 2011
King battles with No. 14 Lewis in season opener
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's volleyball team started the 2011 season Friday with a 3-1 setback against No. 14 Lewis (Ill.) University.
January 13, 2011
King Men's Volleyball starts 2011 campaign Friday
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The 2011 King College men's volleyball team opens the season this weekend with a pair of home matches including a key Conference Carolinas tilt.
January 6, 2011
Conference Carolinas announces 2011 Men's Volleyball Athletes to Watch
HIGH POINT, N.C. - Conference Carolinas men's volleyball teams kick-off the 2011 season with teams beginning play next weekend and the league office announced the 10-member Athletes to Watch list.
February 19, 2010
King defeats Pfeiffer in five
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's volleyball team needed to win the last two sets and that is what the Tornado did in a 3-2 Conference Carolinas win over the visitors from Pfeiffer (N.C.) University Saturday.