May 1, 2012
C-N Volleyball's Angelle Hayes Reflects on her Spring Break Mission Trip to Haiti
Carson-Newman junior volleyball player Angelle Hayes shares her experiences in Haiti after spending her spring break on a medical mission’s trip with the Carson-Newman nursing department.
December 12, 2011
Lady Eagle volleyball signs two for 2012 season
The Carson Newman Volleyball Head Coach Shannon Mincey added 2 players to her roster for the 2012 campaign during the early signing period.
November 21, 2011
Carson-Newman’s James earns All-Region honors
ROCK HILL, S.C. – Carson-Newman's Nikki James has been named to the 2011 Daktronics NCAA Division II Southeast Region Volleyball team. James was the nation's leading blocker for much of the second straight season. She is averaging 1.61 blocks per set, which is second in Division II (by .01). She has 69 block solos and 111 block assists on the year.
November 11, 2011
Lady Eagles push top-seeded Wingate to five sets, fall 3-2 in SAC Tournament
HARROGATE, Tenn. — Six points was all it took to steal away No. 8-seeded Carson-Newman College’s storybook ending. After trailing 2-0, the Lady Eagles volleyball team did what no team has been able to do this season, force the Wingate Lady Bulldogs into a fifth and deciding set. In the end, the breaks went top-seeded Wingate’s way and they held on to a 3-2 victory in the opening round of the South Atlantic Conference Tournament.
November 10, 2011
Lady Eagles’ James named All-SAC, Santarelli earns All-Freshman Team honors
ROCK HILL, S.C. – Carson-Newman’s Nikki James has been named to the 2011 All-South Atlantic Conference Second Team, and Lauren Santarelli has been named to the All-SAC Freshman Team, as part of the year-end awards the league announced Thursday.
November 7, 2011
Lady Eagles face top-seeded Wingate in SAC Tournament on Friday
ROCK HILL, S.C. - The Carson-Newman Lady Eagles are the No. 8 seed and face top-seeded and unbeaten Wingate University on Friday afternoon in the 2011 Fool Lion South Atlantic Conference Volleyball Tournament played at Mars Gymnasium in Harrogate, Tenn.
November 5, 2011
Lady Eagles handle Brevard to end regular season, 3-1
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — The Carson-Newman College Volleyball team ended its regular season with a win Saturday night, downing South Atlantic Conference rival Brevard College 3-1 at Holt Field House.
November 4, 2011
Harper’s career high leads Lady Eagles past Lenoir-Rhyne in five
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Freshman Rachel Harper had a career-high 19 kills and senior Carly Swisher matched her with 19 more as the Carson-Newman Lady Eagles beat visiting Lenoir-Rhyne, 3-2, on Friday night in Jefferson City.
November 2, 2011
Mars Hill topples C-N on Tuesday night, 3-0
MARS HILL, N.C. - Mars Hill's Marissa Wixson posted a season-high 20 kills and to go along with 14 digs and led her team to a three-set match victory over Carson-Newman on Tuesday inside Stanford Arena. The Lions (13-11, 8-10 South Atlantic Conference) defeated the Lady Eagles (15-13, 5-11) by scores of 25-22, 25-14 and 25-20.
October 30, 2011
Block Party Continues: James, Lady Eagles lead nation in blocks
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – For the second straight season, no one is better than Carson-Newman’s Nikki James at turning back opponents at the net. The C-N senior and middle blocker leads the nation in blocks per set. She averages 1.67 per game in this week’s NCAA statistics.
October 28, 2011
Lady Eagles handle Maryville in four sets, 3-1
MARYVILLE, TENN. – The Carson-Newman Lady Eagles surrendered a tight second set, but controlled the other three to beat Maryville College on the road in non-conference play on Thursday night, 3-1. C-N won by a score of 25-13, 23-25, 25-19, and 25-18, to improve to 15-12 overall.
October 27, 2011
Lady Eagles are No. 7 in NCAA Volleyball Regional Rankings
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The Carson-Newman Lady Eagles are seventh in this week’s NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Rankings, released late Wednesday. C-N is trying to make its fourth-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. The top eight teams in the poll advance to the Southeast Regional Tournament, which begins the weekend of Nov. 17.
October 25, 2011
Lady Eagles can't hold early lead in loss to Tusculum, 3-1
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Carson-Newman Lady Eagles let a dominant first-set win slip away in three tight set losses in a 3-1 defeat to Tusculum College at Pioneer Arena on Tuesday night in South Atlantic Conference play.
October 22, 2011
Lady Eagles fall in five sets to Newberry
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman rallied from a 2-0 deficit to force a fifth set, but couldn’t put away visiting Newberry College, falling 3-2 on Saturday afternoon in Holt Fieldhouse. The Wolves rallied from a 10-6 deficit in the fifth set to improve to 12-12 and 5-9 in SAC play. C-N falls to 14-11 overall and 5-9 in SAC play.
October 21, 2011
Swisher swings Lady Eagles to sweep of Anderson
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman senior Carly Swisher (Ft. Collins, Colo.) had 14 kills to lead the Lady Eagles to a sweep of visiting Anderson (S.C.) on Friday night in Holt Fieldhouse. C-N won 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-17) to improve to 14-10 overall and 5-8 in South Atlantic Conference play. Anderson falls to 7-17 and 4-9 overall.
October 18, 2011
Swisher leads Lady Eagles to sweep of Milligan
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — The Carson-Newman Volleyball team made quick work of visiting Milligan College Tuesday night at Holt Fieldhouse, recording a 3-0 sweep; 25-18, 25-24 and 25-20. The win breaks a three-game losing streak for the Lady Eagles, who are 13-10 on the season with a 4-4 record at home.
October 15, 2011
Lady Eagles fall to Wingate on Friday Night
Wingate, N.C.----The 15th-ranked Wingate University Bulldogs swept the visiting Eagles of Carson-Newman College in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action Friday night in Cuddy Arena. The Bulldogs won by scores of 25-11, 25-17 and 31-29 to improve to 20-0 overall and 11-0 in the SAC.
October 15, 2011
Catawba tops Lady Eagles in four sets
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba moved into a tie for second place in the South Atlantic Conference volleyball race with a four-set win over visiting Carson-Newman on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym. The Catawba Indians improved to 14-6 overall and 8-4 in the SAC with the 25-15, 21-25, 26-16 and 25-20 victory. The Lady Eagles fall to 12-10 and 4-8.
October 11, 2011
Lincoln Memorial sweeps Lady Eagles on Tuesday night
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Lincoln Memorial’s Blaire Fowler (Fort Worth, Tex.) had 15 kills as the visiting Railsplitters swept Carson-Newman in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Tuesday night in Holt Fieldhouse.
October 11, 2011
Swisher, Santarelli earn named to Pepsi Beach Bash All-Tournament Team
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Carson-Newman’s Carly Swisher (Fort Collins, Colo.) and Lauren Santarelli (Colorado Springs, Colo.) have been named to the Pepsi Beach Bash All-Tournament Team, held last weekend at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
October 9, 2011
Lady Eagles split Saturday matches at Beach Bash; Top Shepherd, 3-1
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Senior Carly Swisher had 15 kills as Carson-Newman wore down Shepherd University, 3-1, on Saturday afternoon at the Pepsi Beach Bash. The Lady Eagles, with the 3-1 (30-28, 23-25, 25-17, 25-18) win, improve to 12-7 overall.
October 7, 2011
Lady Eagles extend win streak to six at Beach Bash; Top Davis and Elkins, thump JCSU
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Carson-Newman Lady Eagles beat Davis and Elkins, 3-1, and swept Johnson C. Smith, 3-0, to extend its season-high win streak to six matches after Friday’s two wins at the Pepsi Beach Bash in West Palm Beach, Fla. With the wins, the Lady Eagles are now 11-6 on the season and will face Shepherd University and Seton Hill on Saturday afternoon.
October 3, 2011
Carson-Newman's James earns SAC Player of the Week honors
ROCK HILL, S.C. – Carson-Newman middle hitter Nikki James (Cookeville, Tenn.) has been named SAC Player of the Week, and Mars Hill libero Maggie Murphy is the league's Specialist of the Week, the league announced on Monday. James led Carson-Newman to a 3-0 week that has the Eagles back among the top teams in the SAC standings.
October 1, 2011
Lady Eagles sweep Brevard to cap perfect week in SAC play
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Senior Carly Swisher had 11 kills and freshman Ashley Ferris added nine more as the Carson-Newman Lady Eagles swept Brevard, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon in South Atlantic Conference play. With the sweep (25-20, 25-18, 25-16), Carson-Newman improves to 9-6 overall and 4-5 in SAC play. The win is C-N’s fourth straight in SAC play.
September 30, 2011
Swisher, James block L-R’s path, 3-2
HICKORY, N.C. – Carson-Newman’s Carly Swisher (Colorado Springs, Colo.) had 18 kills and Nikki James (Cookeville, Tenn.) added 10 blocks as the Lady Eagles rallied from a 2-1 deficit to top L-R, 3-2 (22-25, 25-13, 19-25, 29-27 and 15-13), on Friday night in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action.
September 27, 2011
Lady Eagles rally from slow start to bounce Mars Hill, 3-1
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — The Carson-Newman College volleyball team fell behind early, came back with a vengeance Tuesday night at Holt Field House. Just a few points away from going down two sets to zero, the Lady Eagles buckled down, winning three consecutive sets to finish off Mars Hill 17-25, 25-23, 26-24 and 25-13 in a South Atlantic Conference match up.
September 24, 2011
Lady Eagles get on track in SAC play, sweep Newberry
NEWBERRY, S.C. - Perhaps feeling the effects of a crushing five-set defeat at the hands of Lincoln Memorial a night earlier, the Wolves couldn't match Carson-Newman's intensity falling 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-19) at Eleazer Arena on Saturday afternoon.
September 23, 2011
Anderson sweeps Lady Eagles on Friday night
ANDERSON, S.C. – The Anderson volleyball team took advantage of Carson-Newman miscues to defeat the Lady Eagles, 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-19) in South Atlantic Conference action Friday night at the Abney Athletic Center. Following a five-day layoff, Anderson (5-8, 3-1 SAC) claimed its second straight victory and has won three of its last four outings, while Carson-Newman slipped to 5-6 overall and 0-5 in the league and has dropped three of its last four contests.
September 23, 2011
Livestats/Live Video available for both C-N volleyball matches this weekend
Livestats and a live video feed of Carson-Newman's two road volleyball contests at Anderson and Newberry this weekend are available online.
September 20, 2011
Lincoln Memorial tops Lady Eagles in four sets
HARROGATE, Tenn. – The Carson-Newman Lady Eagles dropped their 2011 South Atlantic Conference road debut, 3-1 (21-25, 25-22, 25-14, 25-19), at Lincoln Memorial University on Tuesday evening. LMU improves to 7-2 with the win and 3-1 in SAC play, while C-N falls to 5-5 overall and 0-4 in league play.
September 16, 2011
Lady Eagles sweep visiting Lander on Friday night
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – National blocking leader Nikki James (Cookeville, Tenn.) had six blocks and freshman Lauren Santarelli (Colorado Springs, Colo.) had 12 kills as the Carson-Newman Lady Eagles swept visiting Lander on Friday night in Holt Fieldhouse. C-N won 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 26-24) to improve to 5-4 on the year. Lander falls to 6-5.
September 13, 2011
Tusculum rallies to top Lady Eagles, 3-2, in five-set thriller
JEFFERSON CITY- The Carson-Newman Lady Eagles entered Tuesday night’s contest with Tusculum in search of their first South Atlantic Conference win. It appeared as if they were headed in that direction, winning the first two games.
September 10, 2011
Lady Eagles split Saturday matches; Top Converse 3-1
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The Carson-Newman Lady Eagles split a pair of volleyball matches on Saturday afternoon in Jefferson City, falling to Catawba in South Atlantic Conference play, 3-0, before beating Converse College, 3-1, in the nightcap.
September 9, 2011
Video Webcast Available for C-N Volleyball Sept. 9-10, Soccer at TC Sept. 9 & 11
Carson-Newman volleyball and soccer matches over the weekend can be followed by accessing the following links.
September 9, 2011
Lady Eagles push Wingate; Fall to Bulldogs, 3-1
Jefferson City, Tenn.---- The Carson-Newman Lady Eagles saw a six-point lead late in the third set slip away, en route to falling to visiting 19th-ranked Wingate University, 3-1 on Friday night in Jefferson City. Wingate pushed its league-record SAC winning streak to 65 matches in the conference opener for both teams. Wingate won by scores of 25-10, 20-25, 25-23 and 25-13 to improve to 5-0 overall and 1-0 in the SAC. The Eagles fall to 3-2 overall and 0-1 in the conference.
September 3, 2011
Lady Eagles beat Erskine, sweep Francis Marion to finish 3-1 at FMU Invitational
FLORENCE, S.C. – The Carson-Newman Lady Eagles won both of their matches on Saturday afternoon at the Francis Marion Invitational, beating Erskine, 3-1, and sweeping Francis Marion, 3-0. The Lady Eagles finish the tournament 3-1 to open the 2011 season.
September 2, 2011
Lady Eagles open 2011 with sweep of Belmont Abbey
FLORENCE, S.C. – The Carson-Newman Lady Eagles came up with the crucial points late in close sets in a 3-0 sweep of Belmont Abbey to open their 2011season early Friday morning at the Francis Marion Invitational. The Lady Eagles won their opening match 25-23, 25-14, 26-24 to open the season with the win.
August 31, 2011
Lady Eagles Open 2011 Season at Francis Marion Tournament Beginning Friday
ROCK HILL, S.C. — The Carson-Newman Lady Eagles begin their quest for a fourth-straight NCAA Tournament appearance and their first South Atlantic Conference title under eighth-year head coach Shannon Mincey this Friday as the 2011 volleyball season begins.
August 16, 2011
James, Swisher receive preseason All-SAC volleyball honors
ROCK HILL, S.C. — Carson-Newman seniors Nikki James (Cookeville, Tenn.) and Carly Swisher (Fort Collins, Colo.) have been named to the 2011 preseason All-South Atlantic Conference volleyball team, league officials announced Tuesday. James received first team honors, while Swisher garnered second team honors.
August 16, 2011
Lady Eagles picked to finish third in 2011 SAC volleyball race
ROCK HILL, S.C. – The Carson-Newman Lady Eagles are picked to finish third in the 2011 South Atlantic Conference Volleyball Preseason Coaches’ Poll, the conference office announced on Tuesday.
August 15, 2011
Lady Eagles report to camp; Begin preparations for 2011 season
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The Carson-Newman Lady Eagles and eighth-year head coach Shannon Mincey reported to preseason camp on Monday to begin preparations for the 2011 volleyball season. The Lady Eagles have put together back-to-back seasons in which they have reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament, most recently on the strength of an opening-round win over rival Tusculum.