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Blazers volleyball remains perfect; ready for weekend

By: Shane Thomas It’s always exciting when results equal expectations. It’s even better when results exceed those expectations. Though the volleyball season is only in its first week, it’s hard to not be impressed by a 5-0 start. The VSU Lady Blazers are fresh off their home opener victory against the Albany State Golden Rams in what was a 3-0 ...

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Volleyball team sets to prepare for season opener

by Neil Frawley   After countless hours of practice, the VSU volleyball team is just about ready for its season-opening West Georgia Invitational in Carrollton, Ga. this weekend. Seven teams will be on display at the tournament, and three represent the Gulf South Coast Conference, including host team West Georgia, West Alabama and VSU. The two-day tournament will have the ...

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VSU volleyball enters season with seven lucky newcomers

by Neil Frawley   With a new regime intact, the VSU volleyball team welcomes seven new players to its family. The seven newcomers include: Natalia Campos (Fr.), Taylor Holder (Fr.), Danyelle Drummond (Fr.), Marissa Woodworth (Fr.), Kelsey Hedman (So.), Jessica Codato (Jr.), and Jenna Kirkwood (Jr.), making it a total of four freshmen, one sophomore, and two juniors. Aside from ...

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Blazer volleyball heating up for 2013 campaign

Written by: Neil Frawley   Big things are brewing for the Lady Blazer volleyball program. After 17 years away from coaching a Division II program, Blazers’ new head coach Mike Swan returns after coaching the Evansville Aces, a Division I program in the Missouri Valley Conference. “I am very excited to join the Valdosta State family and look forward to ...

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Transfer volleyball player challenges All-conference Lala for starting spot

Written by: Shane Thomas   Jessica Caraponale Codato arrives at Valdosta State from Division I Winthrop University in search of a home away from home. VSU represents a fresh start for the transfer, who already feels comfortable in her new surroundings. “Everybody is so nice,” Codato said smiling. “I feel really welcomed here. I talk to Coach Swan a lot ...

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Mike Swan named VSU head volleyball coach

After spending ten seasons rebuilding Division I Evansville University’s volleyball program into contenders, Mike Swan now has the same opportunity to do so for the Blazers.   The veteran colligate head coach was announced Monday as the new helm of Valdosta State volleyball.   “I would like to thank President McKinney, Herb Reinhard (Athletic Director) and the rest of the ...

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VSU volleyball coach search begins

The ball is now in Valdosta State University’s court as the athletic department begins searching for a new volleyball coach. Former VSU volleyball head coach, Sia Poyer, recently accepted an offer to return to his alma mater, Eastern New Mexico, to take on the same position. Athletic Director, Herb Reinhard, is now in the process of filling the position. The ...

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Blazer volleyball team prepares for postseason

The Valdosta State volleyball team will pack their bags in a couple weeks to head to the beach but the trip will be far from a vacation. Pensacola, Fla,. again is the destination for this year’s Gulf South Conference tournament where the Blazers will try to make history by winning a conference title for the first time ever. The hosting ...

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West Florida host Blazers tonight

The Valdosta State volleyball team will face off against the West Florida Argonauts tonight in Pensacola Fla. The ladies come in with a (10-5) record hoping to pick up another Gulf South Conference win. Katie Onushko and Tania Tauiliili will look to follow up their dazzling West Alabama performance with a victory against these tough Argonauts. The Argonauts also had ...

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VSU volleyball roadtrip update

VSU Lady Blazer Volleyball team faces West Alabama at 7 p.m. Friday in Livingston, Ala., The Lady Blazers, (8-5 overall, 2-3 GSC), coming back from a win against Union University, play West Alabama (9-5 overall, 2-4 GSC). Tania Tauiliili, a senior and middle blocker for the Blazers, brought home VSU’s first GSC Player of the Week Award  for her performance ...

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