Phoenix uses full week off to rest, recooperate ahead of tough conference schedule
The Elon university volleyball team fell to the University of North Carolina- Greensboro on Wednesday, 3-1 (17-25, 25-21, 21-25, 21-25). The contest marks the last game for the Phoenix before beginning conference play in the Colonial Athletic Association.
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There are many different factors that go into choosing a college. For some, academics are most important, while others choose schools based on scholarships or location. For volleyball player Megan Gravley, though, the choice to come to Elon held a highly personal connection.
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There were a handful of games in September 2014 in which the Elon University volleyball team dressed eight or fewer players. Not exactly a recipe for success. It also shouldn’t be a problem for this year’s Phoenix. With six new additions — including Michigan State University transfer junior and outside hitter Ebony Scott — Elon has a full roster and won’t see too many empty seats on the bench for games this year. There really isn’t anywhere to go but up for Elon after a 6-26 season and 1-15 mark in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play.
The transition to the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) has been a mixed experience for Elon University thus far.
This offseason, the Elon University volleyball team added six new players, a rather large recruiting class.
Danielle and Chanelle Smith saw “Phoenix” and instantly thought of Arizona. So after meeting volleyball coach Mary Tendler, the twins were convinced she was recruiting them to come play at Elon University in Arizona. “We had to do a little background to find it was in North Carolina,” Danielle Smith said. Nearly six years and more than 100 volleyball games later, the Smith twins and fellow senior Kris Harris have completed their volleyball careers at a school none of them originally envisioned themselves attending.
The Elon University volleyball team lost its last two matches of the year this past weekend, getting swept by the University of Delaware (25-21, 27-25, 25-14) and falling in four sets to Towson University (25-18, 22-25, 25-19, 25-19). The Phoenix ends its inaugural season in the Colonial Athletic Association with an overall record of 6-26 and a mark of 1-15 in CAA play.
The Elon University volleyball team couldn't get much going on the attacking end during a 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-21) loss to College of Charleston on Saturday, Nov.
The Elon University volleyball team had trouble attacking the University of North Carolina at Wilmington's net defense on Wednesday, Nov.
There’s a beach on the eastern side of the Hawaiian island O’ahu, not far from Honolulu, where Kayla Agae’s mother used to tell her and her sisters not to go past a certain marker. Near that beach is the United States Marine Corps base where Agae’s mom, Suzanne, and dad, Papaevalu, worked from 1997 to 2003. Much farther away is Okinawa, Japan, where Agae was born, Las Vegas, where her family moved after their time in Hawaii, and Elon University, where she’s a sophomore outside hitter on the volleyball team.
After nearly five sets of back-and-forth action filled with strong hits, setters dumping the ball and recurring runs, it all came down to an indecisive whirlwind of confusion at Alumni Gym. A call reversed by the officials became the winning point for the James Madison University volleyball team against Elon University, a punch to the gut for a Phoenix team upstart off its first Colonial Athletic Association victory.
Halloween is a time for tricks and treats. On Halloween night, the Elon University volleyball squad had some tricks up its sleeves in the third set and treated the fans in Alumni Gym to a five-set (30-28, 23-25, 25-21, 19-25, 15-11) victory over the College of William & Mary Tribe.