Volleyball Extends Program-Best Start With Second Straight MVC Sweep

The Valparaiso University volleyball team extended its winning streak to nine straight matches with its second consecutive road sweep to open MVC play, taking down Evansville (25-14, 26-24, 25-19) on Saturday evening to improve to 15-2 overall.


Carlson, Ketcham Reach Milestones as Valpo Sweeps Indiana State In MVC Opener

It was a night to celebrate for the Valparaiso University volleyball team Friday evening in Terre Haute, Ind. Not only did Valpo open Missouri Valley Conference play with a road sweep of Indiana State (27-25, 25-20, 25-20), but a pair of senior outside hitters – Allison Ketcham (Mishawaka, Ind./Marian) and Katherine Carlson (Lake Orion, Mich./Notre Dame Prep) – both hit the 1,000-kill milestone for their respective careers and became just the eighth and ninth Valpo players all-time to join the 1,000-kill/1,000-dig club. The victory also matched Valpo’s best start through 16 matches in program history.


Volleyball Opens MVC Play On the Road; Returns Home Monday

Coming off a strong close to the non-conference campaign, the Valparaiso University volleyball team jumps right into Missouri Valley Conference play with three matches in four days. Valpo faces the Indiana State/Evansville road swing this weekend before returning home for the first of four consecutive home matches, hosting Southern Illinois on Monday evening. Both Katherine Carlson and Allison Ketcham are poised to hit the 1,000-kill milestone this weekend.


Volleyball Closes Non-Conference Slate With Win at Purdue Fort Wayne

A strong defensive performance keyed a victorious close to non-conference action for the Valparaiso University volleyball team on Tuesday evening, as Valpo recorded a season-best 17 blocks in a hard-fought five-set win (25-17, 13-25, 25-23, 19-25, 15-9) at Purdue Fort Wayne. With the win, Valpo finishes non-conference play with a 13-2 record and continues one of the best starts in program history.


Valpo Wins Crusader Classic Title; Improves to 12-2

The Valparaiso University volleyball team claimed tournament hardware for a third straight weekend on Saturday evening, this time doing so by defending its home court at the ARC with a 3-1 (13-25, 25-15, 25-18, 25-17) victory over Wright State in the championship match of the Crusader Classic. Valpo positioned itself for the potential title with an easy 3-0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-14) win over Western Illinois earlier on Saturday.


Valpo Takes Down Cornell to Open Crusader Classic

14 kills from sophomore Peyton McCarthy (Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton) and a career-best eight blocks from senior Lizzie Zaleski (Oak Lawn, Ill./Marist) led the way for the Valparaiso University volleyball team Friday evening as it opened the Crusader Classic at the ARC with a 3-1 (25-15, 25-20, 22-25, 25-20) win over Cornell.


Volleyball Set to Host Crusader Classic This Weekend

The Valparaiso University volleyball team returns home to the ARC for the first time in regular season play this weekend, as it hosts the Crusader Classic on Friday and Saturday. Cornell, Western Illinois and Wright State make up the tournament field as Valpo looks for its third tournament title in as many weekends.


Another Weekend, Another Tournament Title For Volleyball

The Valparaiso University volleyball team made it back-to-back weekends with tournament titles thanks to a pair of victories on Saturday, defeating CSU Bakersfield 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-19) and Cal Baptist 3-1 (21-25, 25-10, 25-22, 25-12) to earn the Amy Svoboda Memorial Classic championship. Senior Allison Ketcham (Mishawaka, Ind./Marian) was named Tournament MVP, while fellow senior Katherine Carlson (Lake Orion, Mich./Notre Dame Prep) and sophomore Rylee Cookerly (Brownsburg, Ind./Brownsburg) joined Ketcham on the All-Tournament Team.


Volleyball Notches Friday Road Win at Air Force

The Valparaiso University volleyball team battled host Air Force nip-and-tuck through the first three sets of its opener Friday at the Amy Svoboda Memorial Classic, taking two of the three frames, and then pulled away late in set four to earn the 3-1 (25-23, 23-25, 25-23, 25-19) victory.


Valpo Battles #20 Michigan Tuesday Night

The Valparaiso University volleyball team faced its strongest test of the 2018 season on Tuesday evening in Ann Arbor, Mich., battling gamely but falling in straight sets (25-19, 25-13, 25-20) to host Michigan.


Volleyball Heads to #20 Michigan, Air Force This Week

The Valparaiso University volleyball team briefly steps away from tournament play with a Tuesday night matchup at nationally-ranked Michigan before heading to Colorado for the Amy Svoboda Memorial Classic at Air Force.


Dominant Offense Leads to Tournament Title for Volleyball

The Valparaiso University volleyball team put together one of its most dominating offensive performances in recent history on Saturday to emphatically claim the Chippewa Invitational tournament title with a 3-1 (23-25, 25-8, 25-11, 25-16) victory over host Central Michigan. Senior Lizzie Zaleski (Oak Lawn, Ill./Marist) was named Tournament MVP, while classmates Sydney Bronner (Frankenmuth, Mich./Frankenmuth) and Allison Ketcham (Mishawaka, Ind./Marian) joined Zaleski on the All-Tournament Team.


Valpo Sweeps Pair on Opening Day at CMU

Six sets was all it took for the Valparaiso University volleyball team to come out with two victories on Friday during the first day of action at Central Michigan’s Chippewa Invitational, as Valpo swept DePaul (25-7, 25-10, 25-19) in the tournament opener Friday morning before coming back with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 26-24) win over La Salle in the afternoon. Senior Allison Ketcham (Mishawaka, Ind./Marian) became just the eighth player in program history to hit the 1,500-career dig milestone, doing so late in the morning win over the Blue Demons.


Volleyball Continues Early-Season Action at CMU

The Valparaiso University volleyball team continues early-season play this weekend with a trip to Mount Pleasant, Mich. to compete in the Chippewa Invitational. Valpo will face off with DePaul and La Salle on Friday before closing the tournament against host Central Michigan on Saturday.


Anderson, McCarthy Pick Up All-Tournament Team Honors

A pair of sophomores represented the Valparaiso University volleyball team on the All-Tournament Team at the EIU Panther Invitational, as Brittany Anderson (East Chicago, Ind./Bishop Noll) and Peyton McCarthy (Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton) received the accolades at the tournament’s conclusion Sunday.


Volleyball Takes Two Saturday; Carlson Hits 1,000 Career Digs

The Valparaiso University volleyball team closed out the EIU Panther Invitational Saturday on a high note, sweeping Iona in straight sets (25-19, 27-25, 25-8) in the morning before taking down host EIU 3-1 (25-20, 20-25, 25-20, 25-13) to cap the day. In the morning match, Valpo senior Katherine Carlson (Lake Orion, Mich./Notre Dame Prep) surpassed the 1,000-dig milestone for her career.


Volleyball Splits Pair to Open Regular Season

The Valparaiso University volleyball team kicked off the 2018 season Friday at the EIU Panther Invitational in Charleston, Ill., splitting its two matches on the day. Valpo led Fresno State 2-1 before falling by a 3-2 final in its opener, but bounced back in the afternoon to earn a 3-1 victory over Saint Francis (Pa.).


Volleyball Set to Open 2018 Season at EIU

The Valparaiso University volleyball team opens up the 2018 season this weekend at the EIU Panther Invitational with four matches over a two-day stretch. Valpo kicks off action Friday morning against Fresno State and will also face St. Francis (Pa.) and Iona before closing the tournament Saturday evening against host Eastern Illinois.


Volleyball Defeats Milwaukee in Exhibition Action

The Valparaiso University volleyball team took to the floor of the ARC Saturday afternoon for the first time in 2018, defeating Milwaukee in exhibition action, 3-1 (25-18, 21-25, 25-15, 25-19).


Valpo Volleyball Picked Fifth in Preseason Poll

Entering its second season of play in the Missouri Valley Conference, the Valparaiso University volleyball team has been picked to finish in fifth place in the conference in 2018, according to preseason polling of the conference’s head coaches.


Valpo Claims AVCA Team Academic Award

The Valparaiso University volleyball program received the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2017-18 academic year, as announced by the AVCA today. It marks the 13th time in the last 15 seasons that Valpo has earned the award.


Valpo Volleyball Announces 2018 Schedule

The Valparaiso University volleyball program announced today its schedule for the upcoming 2018 season, a slate which features 12 home regular season matches at the ARC.