SPORTS 10/5/15 3:42pm

Volleyball's valiant effort not enough Sunday

The Elon University volleyball team fell to the Tigers of Towson University 3-1 (14-25, 20-25, 25-20, 25-18). The loss gives the Phoenix its second consecutive defeat at home in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play this season.  "Our offense is getting better and better, and it's nice to see," said head coach Mary Tendler after the match.

SPORTS 9/17/15 4:26pm

Elon falls to UNCG in last contest before CAA play

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.

SPORTS 9/8/15 6:00pm

Gravley brings leadership in final season

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.

SPORTS 8/26/15 1:45pm

Column: Elon volleyball to reap benefits of deeper bench

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.

NEWS 11/18/14 10:13pm

Coming to a close: Trio of Elon seniors conclude volleyball careers

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.

NEWS 11/15/14 9:09pm

Elon volleyball drops final two games of season

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.