Volleyball Escapes Bite from Bulldogs to Win NEC Opener

January 4th, 2015
6 months ago

by Sean Begin The Central Connecticut volleyball victory over the Bryant Bulldogs on Saturday wasn’t their most polished performance of the season. But, against a Northeast Conference opponent who came out firing, it’s a win the team will take. “I gotta tell you, Bryant played their hearts out. They came with a lot more energy […]


Central Volleyball Loses Two

January 4th, 2015
6 months ago

by Sean Begin The Central Connecticut volleyball team lost more than just two games over the weekend. Junior Heather Trueman and sophomore Cassidy Stankowski both fell awkwardly during Saturday’s five-set loss to Robert Morris University. Neither has been officially diagnosed but both went down with left knee injuries that may sideline them for weeks if […]


Volleyball Splits Wild Weekend, Breaks NCAA Record

January 4th, 2015
6 months ago

by Sean Begin It felt like two different Central Connecticut teams stepped onto the volleyball court this past weekend. The first lacked energy and faced a Fairleigh Dickinson team on Saturday that came into Detrick Gymnasium and played the best volleyball of its season, according to its head coach, sweeping Central in three sets. The […]


Hanging on but in Control

January 4th, 2015
6 months ago

by Sean Begin It hasn’t been the smoothest season for the women’s volleyball team, facing season ending injuries and forced into a new offensive system they headed into the final weekend of regular season play, holding their postseason fate in their own hands. “Only one game separates four schools from one spot, so all four […]


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Volleyball Opens Home Play with Pair of Wins

September 27th, 2014
9 months ago

by Sean Begin By no means was it a perfect weekend of play for the Central Connecticut women’s volleyball team. But it wasn’t one to throw away either. “This weekend really showed us the character of the team that even when we’re not quite on top of our game we’re not willing to give up,” […]


From Junior College to Central: Dunlap Earns Captain in Senior Year

September 27th, 2014
9 months ago

by Sean Begin When women’s volleyball head coach Linda Sagnelli went to San Antonio, Texas for the NCAA Division I Final Four in 2011 she left having met the player who would become a centerpiece to a highly successful Northeast Conference team. Walking through the Alamodome on Sunday during a talent showcase the day after […]


For Central Volleyball, New Players, New System, Same Goal

September 13th, 2014
10 months ago

by Sean Begin In April of this year, Central Connecticut volleyball announced the signing of four new players to National Letters of Intent, to replace departing seniors Amalia Ashley and Veronika Ban and freshman Katie Wirth. Lindsey Massicotte and Emma Schissel, both from Connecticut, join as defensive specialists with Nicole Celarek (from Illinois) and Maddie […]


Volleyball Adds Depth with 2018 Recruits

April 23rd, 2014
1 year ago

by Sean Begin When Central Connecticut volleyball takes the court again in the fall, it’ll be without the presence of seniors Veronika Ban and Amalia Ashley. They will, however, feature four freshman recently signed by head Coach Linda Sagnelli, all of whom add depth to a team fresh off its second straight conference finals appearance. […]


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Volleyball Falls In NEC Championship Match

December 5th, 2013
2 years ago

by Sean Begin Brooklyn, New York – For the Central Connecticut volleyball team, a successful season ended with a difficult defeat at the hands of Long Island University-Brooklyn last Sunday in the Northeast Conference Championship game at Long Island. The Blue Devils (21-9) fell in straight sets to the Blackbirds (23-7) by scores of 25-12, […]


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Central Volleyball Splits Weekend Games

November 19th, 2013
2 years ago

By Sean Begin With a spot in the Northeast Conference tournament already secure, the only impact the weekend’s games meant for the volleyball team was seeding. Wins over Long Island University-Brooklyn and Saint Francis-Brooklyn, coupled with an LIU loss to Bryant on Sunday, would secure the number one seed for Central in the NEC tournament. […]


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