Women's Volleyball News Archives

  • Ward garners honorable mention All-America honors from AVCA
    December 11, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Julie Ward becomes the first King University women's volleyball player to earn national recognition from the America Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). The sophomore garnered honorable mention All-America honors when the organization announced their awards this week.
  • Ward selected all-region by D2CCA and AVCA
    December 04, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Julie Ward of the King University women’s volleyball team continues to add awards to her collection as she was selected first team All-Southeast Region by the D2 Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA).
  • Lion comeback stuns King in CC final
    November 24, 2019
    BELMONT, N.C. – In what was reminiscent of a heavyweight bout, the King University women’s volleyball team went blow-for-blow with Emmanuel College. King was the west division top seed and took the first two sets from the west division second seed. However, the Lions came back to win the final three sets and stun the Tornado with the 3-2 win.
  • King wins eighth straight, advances to conference final
    November 23, 2019
    BELMONT, N.C.. – The King University women’s volleyball team advanced to the Conference Carolinas Tournament championship match for the first time in six years with a sweep of east division No. 2 seed Limestone College. The west division champion Tornado took the first set in extra points before cruising to wins in the final two sets for the 3-0 victory.
  • Ward selected CC POY, five Tornado earn all-conference honors
    November 23, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Championship semifinal matches, the league announced their all-conference award winners. King University had five individuals honored, led by Conference Carolinas Player of the Year and first team all-conference performer Julie Ward. Tristyn Lozano was selected second team all-conference while Keri Ricker, Kayley Holtzclaw and Brittney Ramsey all earned third team honors.
  • King sweeps Converse, advances to CC semis
    November 19, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. –King University women’s volleyball team advanced to the Conference Carolinas semifinals for the second straight season with their sweep of Converse College on Tuesday night. The Tornado capped an unbeaten home schedule with the 3-0 win.
  • King sweeps LMC, earns share of CC West Division title
    November 16, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team clinched a share of their third Conference Carolinas West Division title with a sweep of rival Lees-McRae College on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado kept their unbeaten record in the Student Center Complex as Remi Thele paced the offense in the 3-0 win.
  • Ward, Floyd selected TSWA Players of the Week
    November 13, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following spectacular weeks, Julie Ward of the King University women’s volleyball team and Jordan Floyd of the men’s basketball team were each selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Player of the Week.
  • Ward's attack leads to CC Player of the Week
    November 11, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a spectacular week, Julie Ward was selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week for the third time this season. The sophomore hit better than .300 and averaged 5.00 kills per set as she led the King University women's volleyball team to three wins last week.
  • Lozano leads King to sweep at Erskine
    November 09, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team kept the momentum going from Friday night with a sweep of Erskine College on Saturday afternoon. Tristyn Lozano led the Tornado with a double-double as King took the Conference Carolinas match.
  • Tornado pull into tie atop CC West Division with win at EC
    November 08, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team pulled into a tie atop the Conference Carolinas West Division with a tight 3-1 win at Emmanuel College on Friday evening. The Tornado took two sets 29-27 along with winning the opening 25-23 to take the match.
  • Tornado offense overpowers NGU
    November 06, 2019
    TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team may have turned in their best performance of the season, hitting better than .400 in a come-from-behind win at North Greenville University on Wednesday night. The Tornado received 24 kills from Julie Ward as they took the Conference Carolinas tilt 3-1.
  • Ramsey, Ward earn ECAC monthly wards
    November 05, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team had a great month of October and two individuals were recognized. Julie Ward was selected Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Offensive Player of the Month while Brittney Ramsey garnered ECAC Defensive Player of the Month honors.
  • Well-rounded effort leads King to sweep of Converse
    November 02, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball posted their sixth straight sweep at home on Saturday afternoon with a 3-0 triumph over Converse College. The Tornado hit over .300 as a team and posted eight blocks in their victory over the Valkyries.
  • Tornado block leads to sweep of CC-leading Limestone
    November 01, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s team turned in another stellar performance in the Student Center Complex as they swept Conference Carolinas-leading Limestone College. The Tornado matched a season-best in blocks and closed the match on a 15-1 run, taking the 3-0 victory.
  • King offense held down by stout TU defense
    October 29, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team took to the road to face Tusculum University for the second time this season. However, the Tornado ran into a stout Pioneer defense on Tuesday night as Tusculum took the 3-0 victory.
  • Ward's big week leads to CC Player of the Week honor
    October 28, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Julie Ward led the King University women’s volleyball team to a pair of wins last week and was selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week after hitting .400 in two matches.
  • Tornado top Erskine for fifth straight win
    October 26, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team took their fifth straight win and fourth straight sweep on Saturday when they defeated Erskine College in the Student Center Complex. Julie Ward led the attack for the Tornado, hitting .400 for the second straight match as King topped the Flying Fleet 3-0.
  • Ward leads King past CC division-leading Emmanuel
    October 25, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team continued their hot play, sweeping Conference Carolinas West Division-leading Emmanuel College. The first set went to extra points before the Tornado pulled away to take the final two sets behind 18 kills from Julie Ward.
  • 23 Tornado named Academic All-Conference Carolinas
    October 23, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas announced their fall academic all-conference honorees on Wednesday. King University had 23 juniors and seniors recognized from men’s soccer, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s cross country.
  • Offense lifts King past NGU
    October 19, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team put together one of their best offensive performances of the season to defeat one of Conference Carolinas' top teams, North Greenville University. King hit over .300 for the second time this season as the Tornado offense was led by Julie Ward and Tristyn Lozano in the 3-0 victory.
  • Tornado block leads to sweep of SWU
    October 18, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team used their block to sweep Southern University on Friday night. King posted 11 blocks and hit .268 in the 3-0 Conference Carolinas victory.
  • Ricker and Ward lead King to win at Chowan
    October 12, 2019
    MURFREESBORO, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team dropped the first set at Chowan University, but came back to take the 3-1 victory. Keri Ricker and Julie Ward each posted double-doubles in the Conference Carolinas victory.
  • Tornado offense stymied at Barton
    October 11, 2019
    WILSON, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team ran into a stout Barton College defense on Friday night. The Tornado couldn’t get their offense going as the Bulldogs took the 3-0 victory.
  • Tornado comeback falls short at LMC
    October 05, 2019
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team traveled to take on rival Lees-McRae College on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado fell behind but fought back to force a fifth set. However, the Bobcats took the set 15-11 to defeat King 3-2.
  • Double-doubles lead King past SWU
    October 01, 2019
    CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team went on the road and took a resounding Conference Carolinas victory on Tuesday night. The Tornado came away with a 3-0 win at Southern Wesleyan University behind double-doubles from Tristyn Lozano and Julie Ward.
  • Lozano's career night leads King past Tusculum
    September 24, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In front of a sellout crowd, the King University women’s volleyball team squared off in an intense match against regional rival Tusculum University. The teams split the first two sets before the Tornado pulled away in the final two sets to take the match 3-1.
  • Tornado top ECSU to win home-opener
    September 22, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's volleyball team played their first home match of the season and earned a resounding 3-0 win over Elizabeth City State University. The Tornado pulled away late in the first and third sets while gaining the advantage early in the second set en route to the 3-0 victory.
  • Tornado bounce back with win at UMO
    September 21, 2019
    MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball bounced back from their five-set defeat on Friday night with a four-set win at the University of Mount Olive on Saturday afternoon. After splitting the first two sets, the Tornado won the final two sets for the 3-1 victory.
  • Tornado fight back, but fall in five at BAC
    September 20, 2019
    BELMONT, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team got off to a slow start in their Conference Carolinas opener at Belmont Abbey College on Friday night. However, the Tornado fought back and forced a fifth set, winning the second and fourth sets. King held a lead early in the fifth set, but the Crusaders came back to stun King 15-12 and take the match 3-2.
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