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Senior volleyball player on career at Mercer

Senior volleyball player on career at Mercer

Ireal James, Contributing Writer
October 3, 2016
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Despite being a gifted basketball and volleyball player, Mercer’s Ellie James decided volleyball would suit her best at the college level. While it's been a rough road for the volleyball player, the senior outside hitter continues on in her college career playing the sport. “All four ye... Read more »

Inside the Den: Softball’s Kaytlin Haney

Inside the Den: Softball’s Kaytlin Haney

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule
April 1, 2016
Filed under Golf, Lacrosse, Podcast, Softball, Sports, Tennis, Volleyball

https://soundcloud.com/the-cluster-sports/inside-the-den-softballs-kaytlin-haney What's it like moving from Texas to Macon, Georgia? Justin and Hayes are joined by softball's Kaytlin Haney on this week's episode of Inside the Den. The hosts talk to the senior about her career at Mercer as well as... Read more »

Tori Penrod and Emily Krogman: Dynamic duo in the sand

Tori Penrod and Emily Krogman: Dynamic duo in the sand

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
March 30, 2016
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Six years ago, beach volleyball was not an NCAA-sanctioned sport. But in 2012, 16 schools started a program. Mercer was one of those first 16 teams. And after four competitive seasons, beach volleyball became the 90th NCAA championship sport in June of 2015. The sport now features 50 programs an... Read more »

Season Preview: Mercer Women’s Sand Volleyball Looks to Build on last Year’s Success

Season Preview: Mercer Women’s Sand Volleyball Looks to Build on last Year’s Success

Ahmed Jama, Contributing Writer
January 30, 2016
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Women’s Sand Volleyball had one of the most successful seasons last year at Mercer’s including all other athletic programs on campus. In 2015 the Mercer Women reached the conference tournament final by beating a Stetson team which was ranked number 9 in the country. In the end however, Stetson bea... Read more »

Concussions cause problems for volleyball team

Concussions cause problems for volleyball team

Emma Peel, Staff writer
September 28, 2015
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Three weeks into the 2015 Southern Conference volleyball season, three of Mercer’s volleyball players were already out with concussions. When one thinks “concussion,” volleyball is probably not the sport that immediately comes to mind. High-contact sports such as football and soccer are notorious... Read more »

Mercer to hold ‘Fan Appreciation Day’ as new year begins

Mercer to hold ‘Fan Appreciation Day’ as new year begins

August 18, 2015
Filed under Football, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Young cubs and seasoned bears descend upon the Macon campus as a new school year and fall sports season dawns. To celebrate the occasion, Mercer Athletics is hosting a Fan Appreciation Day Saturday (Aug. 22). The day begins at 9 a.m. as the Lady Bears’ volleyball team take the floor for their annua... Read more »

Volleyball hosts 5k for the Miracle League of Macon

April 2, 2015
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

About 60 people ran in Mercer University Volleyball’s first ever 5k last weekend. The 5k raised money for the team and for Miracle League of Macon, an organization that gives children with disabilities the opportunity to play baseball. In addition to being the first 5k that the team has hosted, it... Read more »

Sand volleyball ready to earn their rings

Justin Baxley
March 19, 2015
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

One of the two Mercer teams left in the Atlantic Sun Conference is the Women's Sand Volleyball Team, which has the hope to add to Mercer's collection of A-Sun titles.  The Southern Conference does not have a sand volleyball program, so unlike most Mercer sports who made the jump, the Lady Bears will... Read more »

Fall Sports Overview

Emily Rochefort
November 5, 2014
Filed under Golf, News, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Men’s Soccer   In another overtime game, the Mercer Men’s Soccer Team came out victorious against the Wofford Terriers 3-2. In the exciting Tuesday night matchup, the Terriers scored first, making the score 1-0 in the 27th minute. The Bears did not answer until 40 minutes later, when Will... Read more »

Fall sports overview

Emily Rochefort
October 22, 2014
Filed under Golf, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Women’s Soccer   After a full 90 minutes and two overtimes, the Mercer Women’s Soccer Team could not overpower the Furman University Paladins, tying the team 0-0. In the Oct. 5th contest, the Bears outshot the Paladins 16-12 but could not find the back of the net. Senior Tess Patton led th... Read more »

Fall Sports Overview: Sept. 21- Oct. 3

Emily Rochefort
October 10, 2014
Filed under Golf, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Women’s Soccer In its last non-conference game of the season, the Mercer Women’s Soccer Team overwhelmed the University of South Carolina-Aiken 5-0. Four of the five goals in the contest were scored in the first half. Maddie Clark, Tess Patton, Brianna Stampler and Lauren Gassie all found the back... Read more »

Things to know about…Molly Locke

Emily Rochefort
September 25, 2014
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Molly Locke, junior outside hitter for Mercer University’s Women’s Volleyball Team, has been a crucial part of the team since her first year as a freshman. In her sophomore season, Locke led the team with 278 kills, averaging 2.40 kills per set. She also led the team with nine double-double performances... Read more »

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