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The Women’s Volleyball Team celebrates after a match in 2018. Archived photo by Yusuf Tas

Volleyball teams earn academic honors

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer September 28, 2019
“Keeping the balance is difficult, especially in season. It mostly comes from experience. As a senior, I have been balancing long enough where I know how to dedicate the time I can to volleyball and use the rest of my time for academics,” senior Amber Gibson said.
Mercer Volleyball finishes season on highs and low

Mercer Volleyball finishes season on highs and low

Kyle Mullins, Sports Writer November 29, 2018

The season is over for Mercer’s volleyball team after they lost in the second round of the SoCon tournament to no.1 seed East Tennessee State University. In the first round, the Bears played no....

Mercer Volleyball going into the SoCon tournament

Mercer Volleyball going into the SoCon tournament

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor November 15, 2018

This 2018 team has had a remarkably improved season over last year’s team, finishing the regular season 15-12 overall and 8-8 in the conference. So far this year three of the players have gotten...

Brittany Major (#14) contributed 15 kills in Mercer's win over Western Carolina Friday night.

Athlete Profile: Freshman volleyball Sensation Brittany Major

Ryan Weaver November 14, 2018

Brittany Major has started her college career with a stellar first season, tallying 254 kills and 45 blocks this season. But her transition to college life and sport was helped along by the seniors on...

Brittany Major (#14) contributed 15 kills in Mercer's win over Western Carolina Friday night. Phot by Yusuf Tas.

Mercer Volleyball splits weekend at home

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor September 24, 2018

The Catamounts came to Hawkins Arena Friday night deciding they were determined to give the Bears a run for their money. The first set went to the Catamounts, 21 - 25. The two teams traded the lead...

Paige Alsten (5) and Olivia Sass (15) have a short celebration after a score.

Mercer Volleyball sweeps first three sets in home opener

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor September 6, 2018

Tuesday night, the Mercer volleyball team hosted Florida A&M for their first home game of the season after traveling on the road for two invitationals. Though the Bears seemed to make quick work...

Coach Derek Schroeder talks to his players.

Volleyball​ ​welcomes​ ​Derek​ ​Schroeder​ ​as​ ​new​ ​coach 

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer August 25, 2017
Furious​ ​pace—it’s​ ​something​ ​Derek​ ​Schroeder​ ​has​ ​experienced​ ​in​ ​his​ ​first​ ​few​ ​weeks​ ​at​ ​Mercer, but​ ​it’s​ ​appropriate​ ​considering​ ​that’s​ ​exactly​ ​what​ ​he​ ​plans​ ​to​ ​incorporate​ ​into​ ​his​ ​new​ ​team.     Mercer​ ​announced​ ​the​ ​hiring​ ​of​ ​Schroeder​ ​July​ ​25​ ​as​ ​the​ ​new​ ​indoor​ ​and​ ​beach​ ​volleyball coach.​ ​He​ ​will​ ​replace​ ​Damian​ ​Elder,​ ​who​ ​left​ ​for​ ​personal​ ​reasons,​ ​according​ ​to​ ​the​ ​program.      "This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​great​ ​day​ ​for​ ​Mercer​ ​volleyball​ ​and​ ​Mercer​ ​University​ ​as​ ​a​ ​whole,"​ ​Mercer​ ​Athletics Director​ ​Jim​ ​Cole​ ​said.​ ​"Coach​ ​Schroeder​ ​is​ ​a​ ​proven​ ​winner​ ​with​ ​experience​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Southern Conference,​ ​and​ ​I​ ​cannot​ ​wait​ ​to​ ​see​ ​how​ ​he​ ​takes​ ​our​ ​indoor​ ​and​ ​beach​ ​volleyball​ ​programs​ ​to​ ​the next​ ​level​ ​as​ ​we​ ​aim​ ​for​ ​conference​ ​championships." 
Volleyball a family affair for Danielle Faust

Volleyball a family affair for Danielle Faust

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor March 30, 2017
"When I come out to beach or just playing doubles in general, it’s almost more at home for me,” Faust said. “I love relying on other teammates, but I like relying on me and one other person to get the job done."
Ellie James was injured all four years of playing volleyball at Mercer, but says she’s proud of how she’s been able to bounce back from so much time on the bench.

Senior volleyball player on career at Mercer

Ireal James, Contributing Writer October 3, 2016

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,...

Photo courtesy of Mercer Marketing.

Inside the Den: Softball’s Kaytlin Haney

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule April 1, 2016

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...

The sand volleyball team runs a drill on setting teammates up for a spike at practice.

Tori Penrod and Emily Krogman: Dynamic duo in the sand

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer March 30, 2016

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...

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

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...

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