Serowski tabbed ECAC Defensive Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this season, King University women’s volleyball player Amy Serowski has been honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). The defensive specialist garnered ECAC Defensive Player of the Week honors following a big week in the back row, helping the Tornado to a 2-1 week.
Doran, Huddleston selected TSWA Players of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – For their performances last week, King University’s Becca Huddleston and Paula Doran were selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association Players of the week. Huddleston helped lead the women’s volleyball team to a 2-1 week while Doran led the women’s soccer team to a pair of wins.
Tornado sweep UVa-Wise in final regular season home matchBRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their final home regular season home match, the King University women’s volleyball team took a 3-0 victory over UVa-Wise on throwback night. The Tornado were led by senior Ashton Beckner who hit a blistering .562 in the match.
Tornado split pair of matches at Pfeiffer triangularMISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team split a pair of matches at Pfeiffer University on Saturday, taking the Conference Carolinas affair against the Falcons 3-0. The Tornado then fell to Georgia College 3-2 in the nightcap.
Tornado outlast Belmont Abbey in five set thrillerBELMONT, N.C. – In what has become a rivalry in Conference Carolinas, the King University women’s volleyball team outlasted Belmont Abbey College on Friday night. The Crusaders forced a fifth set after the Tornado took the second and third sets, but King scored the final three points of the fifth set to take the match 3-2.
Scaniffe tabbed TSWA Athlete of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this season, King University women’s volleyball player Cathy Scaniffe was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Volleyball Player of the Week. She had a solid week, averaging 4.50 kills per set in three matches last week.
On Senior day King sweeps Mount Olive 3-0BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's volleyball team played their final home regular season Conference Carolinas match of the year against Mount Olive University on Saturday afternoon. On senior day, the lone king senior, Ashton Beckner had eight kills and Cathy Scaniffe had 14 kills. The Tornado won in three sets to win their seventh conference game of the year.
Barton holds on to top Tornado in fiveBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team returned home to face Barton College in a key Conference Carolinas North Division matchup. The match lived up to the billing, going the distance as the Tornado battled back to force fifth set. The Bulldogs escaped the Student Center Complex with the 3-2 victory as the scored the final three points to take the fifth set 15-13.
King falls at Concord 3-1ATHENS, W.Va. – The King University women’s volleyball team continued their road trip, taking on Concord University in a nonconference tilt on Tuesday evening. The Mountain Lions earned the 3-1 behind a solid offensive performance.
Bobcats take tight four set match from KingBRISTOL, Tenn. – In a rematch of a thrilling five set match two weeks ago, the King University women’s volleyball team traveled to take on Lees-McRae College. This time, the Bobcats came out with a narrow 3-1 victory, taking the final set 32-30 as three of the four sets went to extra points.
Roe selected TSWA Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – Haley Roe had a stellar week, leading the King University women’s volleyball to a 2-1 record a week ago. The sophomore also garnered some individual accolades, being named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week.
Tornado drop first road test of the seasonCHARLESTON, W.Va. – The King University women’s volleyball team played their first true road match of the season on Wednesday night at the University of Charleston (W.Va.). The Golden Eagles set the tone early and took the match 3-0.
King rebounds with four set win over North GreenvilleBRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing less than 24 hours following their first loss in Conference Carolinas play, the King University women’s volleyball team returned to the court to face North Greenville University. The Tornado offense played well in the first set, but the Crusader offense may played a bit better in the second set to even the match. However, the Tornado came back late, taking the third set before winning the fourth set to take the match 3-1.
Warriors hand King first Conference Carolinas defeatBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this season, the King University women’s volleyball team dropped a Conference Carolinas match, falling to Southern Wesleyan University. King took the first set, but the Warriors came back, winning the next three sets for the 3-1 victory.
Tornado fight back to top Lees-McRae in fiveBRISTOL, Tenn. – How teams respond to adversity shows a lot about their character, and the King University women’s volleyball team showed their character once again on Tuesday night in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado trailed Lees-McRae College numerous times, but the King fought back and forced a fifth set, which King took 15-13 to take the match 15-13 and stay unbeaten in Conference Carolinas play.
Service line leads King to sweep of PfeifferBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team continued Conference Carolinas play with a sweep of Pfeiffer University on Wednesday night in the Student Center Complex. Tristyn Lozano led the Tornado offense as they topped the Falcons 25-6, 25-18, 25-17.
Huddleston, Scaniffe earn ECAC weekly awardsBRISTOL, Tenn. – The offensive duo of Becca Huddleston and Cathy Scaniffe helped the Tornado start the Conference Carolinas season 3-0 last week, and this week they were both recognized from the Eastern College Athletic Conference. Huddleston was named ECAC Rookie of the Week and Scaniffe garnered ECAC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
Scaniffe selected TSWA Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – Cathy Scaniffe helped lead the King University women's volleyball team to three Conference Carolinas victories last week, and she was rewarded on Tuesday when she was named Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week. The highlight of her week was her first career double-double in a 3-2 victory over Limestone College.
Scaniffe tabbed Conference Carolinas Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – Cathy Scaniffe helped lead the King University women’s volleyball team to three Conference Carolinas victories last week, and she was rewarded on Tuesday when she was named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week. The highlight of her week was her first career double-double in a 3-2 victory over Limestone College.
Tornado top Converse, stay unbeaten in league playBRISTOL, Tenn. – Not even 24 hours following a thrilling five set victory, the King University women’s volleyball returned to the court in the Student Center Complex to face another Conference Carolinas opponent. The Tornado took the first two sets from Converse College behind a stellar offensive attack, but the Valkyries came back to take the third set. The King offense got back on track in the fourth set, taking the match 3-1.
Scaniffe's career night helps King to thrilling win over LimestoneBRISTOL, Tenn. – In what was a thrilling match in the Student Center Complex, the King University women’s volleyball team came away with a Conference Carolinas victory on Friday night. The Tornado came back to defeat Limestone College 3-2 behind a career night from Cathy Scaniffe who posted her first career double-double.
Huddleston's double-double lifts King over Belmont AbbeyBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team played a tough nonconference schedule to get prepared for the Conference Carolinas season, and that paid off for the Tornado on Tuesday night. The Tornado got another double-double from Becca Huddleston as they defeated Belmont Abbey College 3-0, earning their first win of the season.
King drops pair at Flagler College ClassicST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The King University women’s volleyball team took their first road tip of the season and dropped a pair of match to solid competition at the Flagler College Classic. The Tornado fell to Armstrong State University 3-0 in the morning before dropping a 3-1 decision to Wingate University in the afternoon.
King falls in final two matches of King InviteBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team concluded play at the King Invitational with a pair of tough losses to Newberry College and Lincoln Memorial University. The Tornado fell to Newberry 3-1 in the opener before dropping the nightcap to the Railsplitters 3-0.
Tornado drop first two matches of King InviteBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team opened their season at the first day of the King Invitational where they faced a pair of solid opponents, Tusculum College and the University of Montevallo. The Tornado dropped a close 3-0 decision to Tusculum early in the day before falling 3-2 in a thriller against Montevallo to conclude the first day.
King earns AVCA Team Academic AwardBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team was recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for the six straight year when the organization announced their annual Team Academic Award recipients. The AVCA Team Academic Award honors collegiate and high school teams that maintain at least a 3.30 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Cephas inks eight for 2016BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off back-to-back Conference Carolinas North Division titles, and three straight conference championships, King University women’s volleyball head coach Morris Cephas has added eight student-athletes to help the Tornado earn another title in 2016.
Bullock hired as volleyball assistant coachBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University athletic department has added a volleyball coaching position, an assistant coach that will help both the men’s and women’s programs. Men’s volleyball coach Ryan Booher and women’s volleyball coach Morris Cephas have announced the hire of Caitlin Bullock who will assist both squads this upcoming season.
Tornado grow on mission trip to Costa RicaBRISTOL, Tenn. – There are many different ways for collegiate teams to give back to not only their home community, but communities around the world, and King University women’s volleyball coach Morris Cephas likes to take a mission trip every other year to not only give back to a community in need, but to help team bonding. Earlier this spring, Cephas and his team partnered with Sport X Change to travel to a few cities in Costa Rica and spent 10 days on this ministry.
King to host volleyball camps in June and JulyBRISTOL, Tenn. – King University will be hosting four different volleyball camps this summer in the Student Center Complex. The camps wills start with the high school hitter/setter camp on June 25-26 and continue with high school front row and back row defensive camp on June 27-28. From July 5-7 there will be middle school camp and the Tornado Team Camp is slated for July 25-27.
Willoughby selected Conference Carolinas Scholar AthleteBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third consecutive year, the King University women’s volleyball team has had the Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Scholar Athlete of the Year. Lauren Willoughby keep the streak going this season, earning the honors following her great senior season in the scarlet and navy.
Tornado season comes to end in conference semisDUE WEST, S.C. – For the third straight year the King University women’s volleyball team reached the Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinals, and for the second straight year they faced Limestone College in the Final Four that was hosted by Erskine College. The Tornado took the first set, but couldn’t reach their third straight final as they fell to the Saints 3-1.
Willoughby headlines Tornado all-conference selectionsBRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to their Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinal showdown with Limestone College, four members of the King University women’s volleyball team were recognized at a banquet where the league announced their award winners. Lauren Willoughby earned first team accolades while Ashleigh Manke, Sarah Collins and Amy Serowski all were selected third team all-conference.
Willoughby selected ECAC DII Women's Volleyball Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this year, King University's Lauren Willoughby has been named Corvias Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II Women's Volleyball Player of the Week. The senior helped lead the Tornado to their second straight Conference Carolinas North Division title and posted a pair of double-doubles last week.
Tornado advance to semis with win over Mount OliveBRISTOL, Tenn. – In a rematch of the regular season finale, the King University women’s volleyball team squared off against the University of Mount Olive. As the top seed in the Conference Carolinas North Division, the Tornado hosted the north division fifth seed in the first round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament and the Trojans made things interesting. After King took the first two sets, Mount Olive won the third set before King took the final set 25-23 to advance 3-1.
Willoughby earns TSWA Volleyball Player of the Week honorsBRISTOL, Tenn. – King University’s Lauren Willoughby earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Volleyball Player of the Week honors on Tuesday after posting a pair of double-doubles to help the Tornado win the Conference Carolinas North Division.
Willoughby selected Conference Carolinas Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this year and second time in three weeks, King University’s Lauren Willoughby has been named Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week. The senior helped lead the Tornado to their second straight Conference Carolinas North Division title and posted a pair of double-doubles last week.
League-high eight Tornado earn Academic All-Conference Carolinas honorsBRISTOL, Tenn. – With the Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Tournament is about to kick off the league announced their academic All-Conference Carolinas honorees. The Tornado led the league with eight individuals earning recognition, led by Grace Underwood who was named CoSIDA Academic All-District last week.
Tornado sweep Mount Olive, clinch CC North Division titleBRISTOL, Tenn. – Less than 24 hours after in exhilarating come-from-behind victory, the King University women’s volleyball team clinched the outright Conference Carolinas North Division title for the second straight year. The Tornado offense powered King to the 3-0 victory over the University of Mount Olive to take the title.