Carin Avery Signs New Multi-Year Contract

One of the most successful coaches in Valpo Athletics history, Carin Avery will continue to lead the Valpo Volleyball program into the future, as Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that Avery has signed a new multi-year contract.

Miranda Strongman to Join Valpo Volleyball Program

Valpo volleyball head coach Carin Avery announced today that Miranda Strongman, a middle hitter from Wolverine Lake, Mich., will join the Beacons’ program as a graduate transfer for the 2022 season. Strongman, the sister of former Valpo men’s swimmer Brett, played her first three years of collegiate volleyball for LIU and has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Sophia Foster Signs With Valpo Volleyball Program

A local prep star will stay close to home, as Valpo volleyball head coach Carin Avery announced today that Sophia Foster, a 5-7 outside hitter from Kouts H.S., has signed with Valpo and will join the Beacon program as a freshman for the 2022 season.

Olivia Blackketter Joins Valpo Volleyball

Valpo volleyball head coach Carin Avery announced today that Olivia Blackketter (Bloomington, Ind./Bloomington South) has transferred to Valpo and will be immediately eligible to play in the fall of 2021. A 6-2 middle, Blackketter played her first two collegiate seasons at Winthrop.

Cookerly Named to CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team

In the culmination of a stellar career at Valpo, both on the court and in the classroom, fifth-year libero Rylee Cookerly (Brownsburg, Ind./Brownsburg) was one of just 10 Division I players selected Wednesday to the CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team.

Volleyball Season Comes to End With Runner-Up Finish in NIVC

The Valpo volleyball team came up one step shy of claiming the first postseason tournament championship in program history on Sunday night in front of 2,220 fans at the ARC, as the Beacons finished as 2021 NIVC runner-ups behind visiting UNLV, which earned a 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-18) victory in the tournament championship match. Peyton McCarthy (Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton) and Brittany Anderson (East Chicago, Ind./Bishop Noll) represented Valpo on the All-Tournament Team, while Rylee Cookerly (Brownsburg, Ind./Brownsburg) finished her career in second place in NCAA D-I history in career digs.

Volleyball Ready to Host NIVC Title Match Sunday

The Valpo volleyball team takes to the court for the championship match of the 2021 NIVC on Sunday evening, facing off against UNLV at the ARC. Valpo is in search of its first postseason championship in the history of Valpo Athletics and would be the first program outside the Power Five to win the NIVC since 1994.

Volleyball Sweeps UConn In Front Of Raucous Crowd; Advances to NIVC Title Match

The Valpo volleyball team, buoyed by tremendous fan turnout and support Friday evening at the ARC, swept three closely-contested sets from UConn in the semifinals of the 2021 NIVC to advance to the tournament championship match. Valpo will host UNLV for the crown on Sunday night at 7 p.m. at the ARC.

Volleyball Faces UConn In NIVC Semifinal Friday Night

The Valpo volleyball team looks to continue its run in the 2021 National Invitational Volleyball Championship on Friday night, as the Beacons host a semifinal match at the ARC against UConn, with a berth in the tournament title match on the line.