2011 Women's Volleyball 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.

May 29, 2012
Lady Tornado Announce Addition of Six
King will welcome Lauren Willoughby, Casey Williams, Hannah “Bug” Smyth, Maribeth Kern, Heather Harvey, and Summer Kremer to the program next season.

April 12, 2012
Hall of Fame to Introduce Class of 2012
Larry Sharrett '99, Coach Susie Toomey, and the 1987 National Champion baseball team will be introduced as the newest members of the Hall of Fame.

March 23, 2012
Women’s Volleyball Opens Registration for Summer Camps
Chris Toomey and the King Women's Volleyball program will host three summer camps in June and July. Click for more information and online registration!

March 14, 2012
Pittman Tabbed Finalist for Murphy Osborne Award
Ashley Pittman was one of 10 Conference Carolinas student-athletes named a finalist for the Murphy Osborne Award.

February 10, 2012
Student-Athletes Engage in Storm Chaser Mentor Program
King student-athletes continue to impact the lives of Bristol elementary school children through Storm Chaser Mentor Program

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

December 19, 2011
Toomey Raids Texas for Pair of Sister Signees
Grace and Olivia Underwood (Pearland, Texas) will join the Lady Tornado in 2012 after signing their letters of intent.

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 15, 2011
Van Goethem Named to All-Tournament Team
Junior outside hitter Sarah Van Goethem was named to the 2011 Conference Carolinas All-Tournament Team by the conference office.

November 12, 2011
Season Concludes with Loss to Lees McRae
Friday night the King Tornado women's volleyball team fell in the Conference Tournament semifinal round to Lees McRae in straight sets.

November 11, 2011
Follow Tornado Volleyball in the Semifinals at Lees McRae ONLINE!
Live statistics and video of tonight's semifinal game at Lees McRae (6:30 p.m.) will be available so you can follow along!

November 9, 2011
Tornado Trio Named to All-Conference Team
Ashley Pittman, Sarah Van Goethem and Shannon Earwood were all named to the Conference Carolinas All-Conference Team, earlier today.

November 8, 2011
Watch Live Video of Conference Carolinas Volleyball Tournament Tonight!
Live video will be provided for tonight's women's volleyball tournament match between King and Mount Olive at 6:30 p.m. tonight!

November 8, 2011
Tornado Conquer Trojans in First Round
The Tornado rallied from two games down to win their final three sets and their first round match up against Mount Olive on Tuesday night.

November 7, 2011
Five Named to Academic All-Conference Team
King College is proud to announce that five Women's Volleyball student-athletes have been named to the Academic All-Conference team.

November 5, 2011
Tornado Top Erskine in Regular Season Finale
In their final home game of 2011, the Lady Tornado defeated Erskine, 3-1, to end the regular season before beginning conference tournament play.

November 4, 2011
Seniors Shine in Conquest of Converse
Seniors Kirsten Hamel and Ashley Pittman shined on Senior Night from the Student Center in a 3-1 win over Converse, Friday night.

November 2, 2011
Lady Tornado Get Groovy in Retro Night Win Against NGU
Junior Sarah Van Goethem led the Lady Tornado to a four-set win behind a season-high 22 kills against North Greenville on Wednesday night.

October 29, 2011
Heavy Hitters Lead Lady Tornado to Win Over Bulldogs
The Lady Tornado rallied back in each of the first two games against Barton before defeating the Bulldogs in straight sets on Saturday afternoon.

October 28, 2011
Trojans End King Run with Three-Set Road Loss
The Lady Tornado fell in three sets (22-25, 24-26, 20-25) to the Mount Olive Trojans on Friday night, snapping a seven-match win streak.

October 26, 2011
Lady Tornado Extend Streak to Seven with Wins Over Limestone and Concord
Double-double performances were found up and down the lineup as the Lady Tornado rolled to a pair of wins over Limestone and Concord on Tuesday

October 25, 2011
Pittman Again Named Conference Volleyballer of the Week
Ashley Pittman was named the Conference Carolinas women's volleyball Player of the Week on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

October 20, 2011
Five and Counting…King Handles VI in Straight Sets
The Lady Tornado women's volleyball team defeated the Virginia Intermont Cobras on Thursday evening in three sets across the state line

October 19, 2011
King Wins Fourth Straight Against Crusaders
In the third King athletic event of the night played against Belmont Abbey, King Women's Volleyball took away a 3-1 victory behind a solid team effort

October 15, 2011
Double W’s for King Women’s Volleyball
King Women's Volleyball brought home two wins in Saturday tri-match against Conference Carolinas member St. Andrews (3-0) and regional rival Mars Hill (3-1)

October 14, 2011
Tipton ‘D’ Leads Lady Tornado to Victory
King Women's Volleyball took home a big win in four sets (18-25, 25-20, 25-11, 25-11) against Coker to open up Family Weekend, Friday night

October 11, 2011
Tornado Fall in Offensive Standstill
Tornado women's volleyball dropped a four-set decision, 3-1 (25-21, 12-25, 18-25, 14-25), to the conference unbeaten Lees-McRae Bobcats on Tuesday

October 8, 2011
Pittman and Frantom Named SAAC Athletes of the Month
Senior women's volleyball player Ashley Pittman and men's cross country runner Spencer Frantom were named SAAC Athletes of the Month

October 8, 2011
Lady Tornado Go the Distance but Fall in Fifth Set
The duo of Ashley Pittman and Sarah Van Goethem spotlighted the team again, but were not enough to pull through with a victory at Limestone

October 5, 2011
Defense Stalls Lady Tornado Against Erskine
The Lady Tornado volleyball team saw its three-match win streak come to an end Wednesday night in a four-set loss to Erskine in Due West, S.C.

October 4, 2011
Pittman Named Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week
Senior outside hitter Ashley Pittman was been named the Conference Carolinas Women's Volleyball Player of the Week, Tuesday morning.

October 1, 2011
Twin Tornado Sighting in Dominant Win
Ashley Pittman and Sarah Van Goethem combined for 42 kills while the entire Tornado women's volleyball team contributed in a four-set win over Queens (N.C.)

October 1, 2011
Lady Tornado Top Royals in Tight Finish
Ashley Pittman and Sarah Van Goethem finished with 40-plus kills, combining with a solid defensive effort to knock off Queens University in five sets.

September 27, 2011
Total Team Effort Leads Lady Tornado to Sweeping Victory
From the service line to the net, Lady Tornado volleyball dominated the Converse Valkyries in three sets (25-19, 25-11, 25-17) for their ninth win of the season

September 24, 2011
Bobcats End Tornado Streak in Saturday Loss
The Lady Tornado six-game winning streak came to an end of Saturday when Lees-McCrae handed the Tornado a three-set defeat.

September 23, 2011
Hot Streak Continues with Win Over Belmont Abbey
King women's volleyball extended its winning streak to six matches after a win over Belmont Abbey, who was previously undefeated in league play.

September 20, 2011
Lady Tornado Take Two Matches in Six Sets
Senior Ashley Pittman led the team on to their sixth and seventh wins this season after defeating Bluefield State College and Concord University, Tuesday.

September 17, 2011
Pittman Leads Tornado to Five Set Victory Over NGU
Senior Ashley Pittman paced the Lady Tornado to a five-set victory over North Greenville, giving the program its first Conference Carolinas victory.

September 14, 2011
Lady Tornado Volleyball Dominates in Home Opener
A solid performance from the entire King volleyball squad led to a pair of overpowering wins over Bluefield State and Virginia Intermont on Tuesday night.

September 13, 2011
Watch Tonight's Women's Volleyball Games LIVE Online!
King women's volleyball will be available to view (free of charge) online as they host Bluefield State and Virginia Intermont tonight!

September 10, 2011
Tornado Volleyball Double Downed at Tusculum
King women's volleyball fell to 2-5 on the young season after a pair of losses to Montevallo and Lenoir-Rhyne at the Tusculum Fall Classic Saturday evening

September 9, 2011
Tornado Stumble in TFC Twinbill
King women's volleyball dropped both matches in the opening day of the Tusculum Fall Classic on Friday falling to the Pioneers (3-0) and Francis Marion (3-1).

September 7, 2011
King Powers Through Winston Salem State in Straight Sets
Kirsten Hamels and Sarah Van Goethem led an offensive attack that dispensed the Winston Salem State in straight sets (25-20, 25-15, 25-15).

September 3, 2011
Tornado Split Final Day of Action at OVC
King women's volleyball earned its first win of the season while splitting two games in the Oredigger Volleyball Classic on Saturday

September 2, 2011
Volleyball Drops Pair at OVC Tournament
King women's volleyball ran into stout competition at the Oredigger Volleyball Classic in their season opener, dropping matches to No. 11 Metro State and SWOSU

September 1, 2011
Volleyball Opens Season Friday in Colorado
King College women's volleyball embark on their 2011 season beginning with four matches in two days at the Oredigger Classic (Golden, Colo.).

August 31, 2011
Women’s Volleyball Earns First Places Votes and Third Place Preseason Ranking
King women's volleyball has been voted to finish third in Conference Carolinas this season after the release of this year's preseason coaches' poll.

August 12, 2011
King Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award
King Volleyball was one of a record-breaking 481 schools and 57 Division II programs to earn the 2010-11 AVCA Team Academic Award