Volleyball


NEWS 8/28/12 6:35pm

Tough tournament play, setter uncertainty tests volleyball team

The Elon University volleyball team started off its season last weekend with the Hilton RTP/NCCU Tournament in Durham, but fell to Hampton University, Bradley University and Liberty University. With mainly tournaments for the next four weeks, the team will take on schools such as the University of Alabama, Duke University and Northeastern University.


NEWS 5/7/12 11:02pm

"Bex" follows pre-med, volleyball path simultaneously at Elon

Her real name is Megan McMahon, but everyone associated with volleyball just calls her “Bex.” “It’s so funny to even say Megan,” said volleyball head coach Mary Tendler. The nickname, which has nothing to do with her real name whatsoever, came from a senior on the team when Megan was an incoming freshman in 2008. “During the summer we all email each other back and forth just keeping in touch,” McMahon said.


NEWS 3/14/12 7:17pm

Fry embraces new role on volleyball team

A smile spread widely across the face of Jennifer Fry while talking about the opportunity she has been given here at Elon as an assistant volleyball coach. “The community, the ability to work under  (head coach) Mary (Tendler), the reputation Elon has academically and athletically, the students love it here,” she said.


NEWS 11/10/11 11:11pm

Volleyball team fighting for playoff spot

Thanks in no small part to Georgia Southern University, the Elon University volleyball team's playoff odds took a turn for the better this weekend. While the Phoenix was busy sweeping its match against the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the Eagles put a downer on Western Carolina University's Senior Night, helping the Phoenix get to within a game and a half of the Southern Conference North Division's final playoff spot. The weekend couldn't have started off worse for the Phoenix.


NEWS 9/28/11 4:53pm

Volleyball looks to rebound from early season losses

Last year, the Elon Phoenix volleyball team started its Southern Conference schedule 2-0 on its way to winning the SoCon North Division crown. This year, the team started 0-2 in conference play and looks to rebound to defend its division title. Trailing the match by two sets early Sept.


NEWS 9/22/11 11:05pm

Volleyball team returns to Elon as tournament co-champions

After dropping its first match of the Butler Tournament to host Butler University, the Elon University volleyball team rallied throughout the weekend to come back and become co-champions of the tournament and looks to use its momentum this weekend, starting with a game against Campbell University. The Phoenix started the doubleheader portion of the tournament Saturday morning against Central Michigan University.


NEWS 9/22/11 10:46am

Volleyball takes 11-4 record into SoCon play

Despite one loss while hosting the Elon Phoenix Classic Sept. 16-17, the Elon University volleyball team has completed its out of conference schedule and looks to begin its second season: Southern Conference play. After taking the first two matches of the Elon Phoenix Classic, it looked like the Elon Phoenix might find itself with a 12-3 record after a three-game sweep of Campbell University, North Carolina Central University and Winthrop University.


NEWS 9/22/11 10:44am

A look back: Seniors relive last four seasons

At season's end, the women's soccer team will have a void to fill. There are only two seniors on the squad, but coach Chris Neal says the experience and leadership will be difficult to fill after the graduation of defender Andrea Keller and midfielder Noell McCain. "They are the best human beings I've ever coached and they are great role models," Neal said.