Men's Volleyball News Archives

  • Tornado sweep Emmanuel behind 15 blocks
    March 23, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team played well at the net for the second straight day as they swept Conference Carolinas foe Emmanuel College. The Tornado matched a season-high with 15 blocks and had three players account for at least five stuffs in the win.
  • King block leads to sweep of Erskine
    March 22, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team avenged an early season defeat in emphatic fashion on Friday night in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado swept Erskine College behind 11 blocks, seven coming from Dalton Johnson.
  • Tornado drop nonconference match at LMU
    March 19, 2019
    HARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball traveled to take on Lincoln Memorial University on Tuesday night. The Railsplitters got off to a hot start, and the Tornado couldn’t recover as the Lincoln Memorial took the match 3-0.
  • Tornado sweep BAC
    March 16, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team earned a Conference Carolinas victory on Saturday afternoon in the Student Center Complex. Sean Kohlhase hit .500 in the 3-0 victory over Belmont Abbey College.
  • King tops Quincy in nonconference tilt
    March 15, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team returned home to take on Quincy University on Friday night. The Tornado played well at the net in their 3-1 victory.
  • King falls to #15 Ball State in Outrigger Resorts Invite finale
    March 09, 2019
    HONOLULU, Hawaii – The King University men’s volleyball team closed the Outrigger Resorts Invitational squaring off against their third ranked team in as many days. The Tornado were led by Joshua Kim who hit .545, but it was enough as 15th-ranked Ball State University came away with the 3-0 victory.
  • Tornado fall to #6 Pepperdine
    March 08, 2019
    HONOLULU, Hawaii – For the second straight day, the King University men’s volleyball team squared off with a top 10 team at the Outrigger Resorts Invitational. The Tornado fell 3-0 to sixth-ranked Pepperdine University.
  • #2 Hawaii overpowers Tornado
    March 07, 2019
    HONOLULU, Hawaii – The King University men’s volleyball team opened the Outrigger Resorts Invitational against the hosts and second-ranked University of Hawaii on Thursday night. The Rainbow Warriors got off to a hot start to take the 3-0 victory.
  • King comes back to defeat Queens in five sets
    March 01, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball had to come from behind on Friday night to earn a victory against Queens University. The Royals won the opening two sets before the Tornado offense got rolling. King hit over .400 in the final two sets, take the 3-2 comeback win.
  • Team effort leads King to sweep of Lees-McRae
    February 27, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball earned another Conference Carolinas win on Wednesday night in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado used a balanced attack to take the 3-0 victory over Lees-McRae College.
  • King outlasts Limestone
    February 19, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team earned another tough five-set win on Tuesday night in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado offense had three players reached double figures in kills as they defeated Limestone College 3-2.
  • King bounces back with sweep at UMO
    February 16, 2019
    MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team bounced back from a defeat on Friday night with a sweep of the University of Mount Olive on Saturday. The Tornado worked their way back in the first two sets before taking the final set in extra points for the 3-0 win.
  • Tornado fall at Barton
    February 15, 2019
    WILSON, N.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team went on the road to take on Conference Carolinas preseason favorite Barton College. The Bulldog offense was too much for the Tornado defense to slow down as Barton took the match 3-0.
  • Tornado top league-leading NGU
    February 12, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team earned another Conference Carolinas victory, knocking off league-leader North Greenville University on Tuesday night. The Tornado topped North Greenville in four sets behind 12 blocks.
  • Tornado come back to defeat LMU
    February 05, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team returned home for the first time in nearly a month and earned a tight victory over Lincoln Memorial University. The Tornado fought back to win the second and third sets from pulling out the 3-2 victory with a 15-13 fifth set win.
  • Career nights lift King over Emmanuel
    February 02, 2019
    FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men’s volleyball team bounced back from a defeat on Friday night to defeat Emmanuel College on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado received career-high performances from Sean Kohlhase, Julian Young and JT Deppe in the 3-1 victory.
  • Late run downs King at Erskine
    February 01, 2019
    DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team stayed on the road to face Conference Carolinas foe Erskine College. Road conference games are always tough, and the Tornado learned that in the 3-2 defeat on Friday night.
  • Kohlhase leads King to comeback win at BAC
    January 26, 2019
    BELMONT, N.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team earned their second Conference Carolinas victory of the season, defeating Belmont Abbey College on the road. The Tornado dropped the opening set, but came storming back to take the 3-1 win behind a career-night from Sean Kohlhase.
  • King opens conference play with win at LMC
    January 22, 2019
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team opened the Conference Carolinas season with a win at Lees-McRae College on Tuesday night. The Tornado were led in the 3-1 victory by a career night from Joshua Kim.
  • Tornado fall in four at Charleston
    January 18, 2019
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The King University men’s volleyball team fell behind early at the University of Charleston early on Friday night. King came back to take the fourth set, but the Tornado couldn’t complete the comeback as the Golden Eagles took the contest 3-1.
  • Tornado take first win at Queens
    January 16, 2019
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team earned their first win of the young season on Wednesday night at Queens University. The first set was tight before the Tornado pulled away to take the 3-0 victory.
  • King comes up short against #8 Loyola Chicago
    January 12, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their second top-10 team in as many nights, the King University men’s volleyball team put together a solid effort against eighth-ranked Loyola University Chicago. The Tornado played a couple tight sets, but ultimately the Ramblers came away with a 3-0 victory.
  • Tornado drop season-opener to #9 Lewis
    January 11, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team opened their season against ninth-ranked Lewis University on Friday night in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado hung with the Flyers early, but Lewis pulled away late to take the 3-0 victory.
  • King prepared to make run at third straight conference title
    January 07, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University men's volleyball team earned their first NCAA Division I Men's Volleyball Championship appearance a season ago, and have aspirations of making a return trip in 2019. The Tornado have to replace three all-conference performers, making the task even more difficult for head coach Ryan Booher. King will be led by their depth in the middle with Jon Wheaton and Dalton Johnson.
  • Kirby hired as assistant volleyball coach
    July 31, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Morgan Kirby has been hired as the assistant men’s and women’s volleyball coach as announced by men’s volleyball coach Ryan Booher and women’s volleyball coach Dave Ulrich today. Kirby joins the Tornado staff following a two-year stint as the head coach at Brunswick Community College.
  • Sprayberry signs to play professionally in Finland
    July 18, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s volleyball player, Jeff Sprayberry became the fourth Tornado to sign a professional contract this month when he signed to play with Karelian Hurmos in Finland. Sprayberry is King’s all-time leader in kills and will join the team in Joensuu, Finland in August.
  • Tornado earn AVCA Team Academic award
    July 16, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's volleyball team was recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for the first time 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.
  • Booher travels to The Netherlands with USA Athletes International
    July 12, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this summer, King University Men’s Volleyball Head Coach Ryan Booher traveled to the Netherlands with U.S.A Athletes International (USAAI). This marked the second straight year, Booher was a coach for the men’s volleyball team that traveled overseas.
  • Sprayberry earns AVCA honorable mention All-America honors
    April 30, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s volleyball player Jeff Sprayberry had a spectacular senior season, and he was rewarded by earning honorable mention All-America honors by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).
  • Tornado come up short against #6 Ohio State in NCAA tournament
    April 26, 2018
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – The King University men’s volleyball team traveled to #6 Ohio State University Thursday night for the first round of the NCAA men’s volleyball tournament. The Tornado battled hard and hit well, but the sixth-ranked Buckeyes proved to be too much as they defeated King 3-0.
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