Men's Volleyball News Archives

  • 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.
  • King makes NCAA Tournament debut at #6 Ohio State
    April 25, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's volleyball team won their first Conference Carolinas Tournament on Saturday, earning their first NCAA Men's Volleyball Championship berth. The Tornado travel to take on two-time defending national champion and sixth-ranked Ohio State University on Thursday night in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Tornado to take on #7 Ohio State in NCAA Tournament debut
    April 22, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Saturday night in the Student Center Complex, the King University men’s volleyball team made history, winning their first Conference Carolinas Tournament title and clinching their first NCAA Tournament berth. The Tornado found out their opponent on Sunday afternoon, they will travel to take on two-time defending national champion and seventh-ranked Ohio State University on Thursday night.
  • Champions! Tornado blow past Barton for first NCAA berth
    April 21, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Champions! The King University men’s volleyball team turned in an impressive performance on Saturday in the Conference Carolinas Championship final against second seeded Barton College. The Tornado opened with a 25-10 set win and put the Bulldogs away in the final two sets behind their stellar defense play, taking the match 3-0.
  • Four Tornado selected all-conference, Booher Coach of the Year
    April 20, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the Conference Carolinas Men’s Volleyball Championship semifinal matchups, the league held a banquet on Friday afternoon to announce their all-conference performers. Jeff Sprayberry and Nick Drooker earned first team accolades while Kiel Bell and Jon Wheaten were selected to the second team. Head Coach Ryan Booher also took home Coach of the Year honors for the second straight season.
  • King advances to conference championship game
    April 20, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team hosted Belmont Abbey College in the Conference Carolinas semifinals Friday night. The Tornado offense was dominant as they recorded a .350 hitting percentage as a team while the Crusaders hit .123 for the match. King defeated Belmont Abbey 3-1 to advance to the Conference Carolinas championship game.
  • King to host Conference Carolinas Men's Volleyball Championship
    April 18, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University will be the host for the Conference Carolinas Championship on Friday and Saturday. The Tornado are the top seed and will take on fourth seed Belmont Abbey College in the semifinals on Friday night at 5:00 p.m. The second semifinal will feature second seed Barton College and third seed University of Mount Olive at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tornado advance to conference semifinals with 3-0 win over Bobcats
    April 17, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team opened conference tournament play Tuesday night when they hosted Lees-McRae College in a quarterfinal matchup. The Tornado came out red-hot and dominated the match from start to finish. King defeated Lees-McRae in straight sets to advance to the conference tournament semifinals.
  • Two Tornado named academic all-conference
    April 16, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – On the eve of the beginning of the Conference Carolinas Men’s Volleyball Championship, the league handed out their academic awards. Two members of the conference champion King University men’s volleyball team were recognized as academic all-conference.
  • Booher announces summer camp dates
    April 16, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s volleyball coach Ryan Booher announced the dates of his summer camp. The camp will be on campus from July 9-13 and is open to middle school and high school students.
  • Bell selected Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week
    April 10, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following his big week, King University men’s volleyball player Kiel Bell can add another award to his mantle. On Tuesday he was named Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week.
  • Tornado record second straight 20 win season with win over LMU
    April 10, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team capped off their regular season Tuesday night when they hosted Lincoln Memorial University. The Tornado offense was strong as they hit over .300 for the match and had five players record at least six kills. The offense propelled King to a 3-0 victory over the Railsplitters. The win gave the Tornado their second straight season with at least 20 wins.
  • Bell tabbed Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
    April 09, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kiel Bell of the King University men's volleyball team earned his first Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honor Monday. This is the third time this season that the senior has received this prestigious honor.
  • Win against Mount Olive clinches conference title for second straight year
    April 07, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team clinched a share of the Conference Carolinas regular season title with a win over the University of Mount Olive Saturday afternoon at the Student Center Complex. After coming off of a huge win against Barton College last night, the Tornado showed their dominance once again with a 3-0 victory over the Trojans.
  • Tornado top Barton, move into 1st place tie
    April 06, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team pulled into a first place tie in the Conference Carolinas standings after defeating Barton College on Friday night. In front of a sellout crowd, the Tornado defeated the league-leading Bulldogs 3-1 behind a .347 attack percentage.
  • Sprayberry leads King to sweep at Limestone
    April 03, 2018
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University men’s volleyball pushed their winning streak to six matches with a 3-0 Conference Carolinas sweep at Limestone College on Tuesday night. The sweep marks the sixth straight sweep for the Tornado.
  • Sprayberry selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
    April 02, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this year, King University’s Jeff Sprayberry was selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week. He led the Tornado to a win at North Greenville, hitting .241 in the match.
  • Tornado sweep for the fifth straight match
    March 27, 2018
    TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team traveled to North Greenville University Tuesday night for a Conference Carolinas matchup. The Tornado offense was strong as they recorded a .324 hitting percentage on the night. An all-around strong performance by King propelled the team to a 3-0 victory over North Greenville.
  • Strong net play propels Tornado to sweep over Lions
    March 24, 2018
    FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men’s volleyball team traveled to Emmanuel College Saturday afternoon for a Conference Carolinas matchup. The Tornado dominated the play at the net as they recorded 9.5 total blocks in the match compared to Emmanuel’s 2.0 as well as held the Lions to hit .000 for the contest. The Tornado sweep is the 13th of the season for Head Coach Ryan Booher’s squad.
  • Tornado sweep Flying Fleet with strong defense
    March 23, 2018
    DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University men’s volleyball traveled to Erskine College Friday night for a Conference Carolinas matchup. The Tornado defense was stellar as they held the Flying Fleet to hit -.030 in the contest. King swept Erskine 3-0 for their 12th sweep of the season.
  • Strong offense propels Tornado to a pair of wins
    March 17, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team swept their opponents Saturday afternoon at the Student Center Complex. The Tornado started off the day by defeating Belmont Abbey College 3-0, and proceeded to defeat Bluefield College 3-0 in the later contest.
  • #7 Lewis too much for Tornado
    March 03, 2018
    ROMEOVILLE, IL – The King University men’s volleyball team traveled to Lewis University Saturday night for a nonconference matchup. The Tornado came into the contest coming off of a tough four set match against #6 Loyola last night, only to face another top-ten oppenent in #7 Lewis. The Tornado hung around in the match, however, the Flyers proved to be too much as they defeated King 3-0.
  • Tornado fall to #6 Loyola
    March 02, 2018
    CHICAGO, Ill. – The King University men’s volleyball team traveled to take on the sixth ranked Loyola University Chicago Friday night. The Tornado stole the third set from the Ramblers, but Loyola proved to be too much as they defeated King 3-1.
  • Tornado defense dominates in victory over Lees-McRae
    February 28, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men's volleyball team traveled to Banner Elk, North Carolina Wednesday night for a Conference Carolinas matchup against Lees-McRae College. The Tornado defense was dominant as they held the Bobcats to a -.057 hitting percentage on the night. King’s offense wasn’t too shabby either as they hit .345 on night. The Tornado swept the Bobcats 3-0 to improve to 11-3 overall and 8-1 in Conference Carolinas play.
  • King falls to Barton
    February 24, 2018
    WILSON, N.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team traveled to take on Barton College Saturday afternoon in a matchup of the only two teams left in Conference Carolinas with an undefeated conference record. Coming off of a long and exhausting five set match win over the University of Mount Olive last night, the Tornado not only battled a strong Barton squad, but fatigue as well and fell to the Bulldogs 3-0.
  • Tornado win nail-biter at Mount Olive
    February 23, 2018
    MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team traveled to the University of Mount Olive for a Conference Carolinas matchup Friday afternoon. Despite leading 2-0 in the contest, the Tornado held off a Mount Olive comeback to take a thrilling fifth set 16-14 and maintain an undefeated record in conference play.
  • Strong offense leads Tornado to 3-0 victory over Limestone
    February 20, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team hosted Limestone College in a Conference Carolinas matchup Tuesday night. The Tornado offense proved to be too much for the visiting Saints as King pulled out a 3-0 victory. With the win, the Tornado extended their consecutive sets won streak to 24.
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