Two-time All-America selection Linda Ly and Chapman University womens volleyball head coach Mary Cahill were recognized by the Association of Division III Independents last week. Ly, a senior libero, was named the All-Independents Player of the Year for 2009 and Cahill earned Coach of the Year honors for the first time in her career.
A year after Chapman University set a school record with 12 All-America recipients in the 2008-09 school year, Panthers volleyball star Linda Ly has become the schools first honoree this year. The senior libero was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America team for the second straight year after leading the nation in digs average and setting an NCAA record in the process.
For the third consecutive year, Chapman University womens volleyball star Linda Ly has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-West Region team as first team libero selection. The senior who earned All-America honors in 2008 becomes the fifth Panther in the schools Division III history to earn regional honors three times in her career.
The Chapman University womens volleyball team was eliminated from the NCAA Division III West Region championships with a three-set defeat 25-16, 25-8, 25-12 at the hands of tournament host University of Redlands at Currier Gym on Thursday night. The No. 6-seed Panthers could not repeat their victorious five-game performance the last time they visited the Bulldogs in October.
It finished the regular season playing probably its best volleyball of the year. Now the Chapman University womens volleyball team will try to keep it going in the NCAA Division III tournament. The Panthers have been selected to the NCAA postseason for the first time since 2005 and will travel to the University of Redlands for the West Region championships beginning this Thursday, Nov. 12.
The Chapman University womens volleyball team won its 18th match of the season the most the Panthers have won in 15 years with a three-game sweep over visiting Hope International University, 25-14, 25-19, 25-21 at the Hutton Sports Center on Thursday night. It was Chapmans regular season finale and Senior Night for the Panthers, who won their fifth straight home match.
Playing in its first home match in exactly one month, the Chapman University womens volleyball team defeated visiting La Sierra University 25-9, 25-4, 25-6 at the Hutton Sports Center on Thursday night. The Panthers have now won six of their past eight matches.
The Chapman University womens volleyball team won for the fourth time in its past five matches, defeating visiting Whittier College 25-15, 25-17, 25-19 on Tuesday night at the Hutton Sports Center. The Panthers evened their record at home to 3-3, but will have to play their next 13 matches all on the road.
A night after dropping a tough five-game match to Pomona-Pitzer on its home court, the Chapman University volleyball team responded by defeating Southwestern (AZ) College in four sets 25-22, 18-25, 25-22, 25-14 on Saturday night at the Hutton Sports Center.
The Chapman University volleyball team rebounded from a two-game deficit to force a decisive fifth game against the visiting Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens on Friday night at the Hutton Sports Center, only to see its rally fall just short. Pomona escaped in five games winning 21-25, 18-25, 25-17, 28-26, 4-15.
The Chapman University womens volleyball team rebounded from losing its first two home matches of the season to defeat visiting Dickinson College (Pa.) in three games, 25-18, 25-16, 25-22 at the Hutton Sports Center on Saturday afternoon. The victory also snapped the Panthers three-match losing streak and handed Dickinson its fourth straight defeat.
On Tuesday night, the Chapman University volleyball team made its long-awaited home debut after opening the season with nine road matches. The Panthers lost. On Wednesday, Chapman was again at home and the results werent any better for the Panthers, who were defeated by visiting University of Redlands 25-20, 25-16, 28-26 at the Hutton Sports Center.
No. 18-ranked University of La Verne rallied from opening set defeat to win three straight sets and beat host Chapman University 15-25, 25-18, 25-16, 25-21 to spoil the Panthers home opener at the Hutton Sports Center on Tuesday night. It was La Vernes 21st consecutive victory over Chapman a streak that dates back to 1999.
For all of the digs records Linda Ly owns at Chapman, there was one that had eluded her in her first three years on the Panthers volleyball team. No more. The senior set a new school record with 53 digs in a five-match thriller with UMass-Boston on Saturday as part of the Pacific Coast Classic hosted by Pomona-Pitzer Colleges.