Blazers sophomore Ayanna Meadows (Springfield, Mass.) finished with a match-best 16 kills, hitting .282 from the floor, helping the Elms Blazers to a 3-1 (25-13, 25-13, 22-25, 25-15) victory over the Newbury Nighthawks on Saturday afternoon in the opening game of New England Collegiate Conference play for both teams.
Nighthawks sophomore Monica Bolduk (Vernon, Conn.) finished with a match-high 14 kills, helping the Nighthawks to a 3-1 (25-20, 29-31, 25-21, 25-18) victory over the Fitchburg State Falcons on Thursday evening at Pappas Gymnasium in non-conference play.
Lasers freshman Kiana Perez (Juncos, P.R.) put up a career-high 31 kills to go with 16 digs as the Lasell College Lasers defeated the Newbury Nighthawks 3-1 (25-21, 25-19, 23-25, 25-23) on Tuesday night at Pappas Gymnasium in non-conference play.
The Nighthawks were handed a pair of losses on Saturday morning, starting the day with a 3-0 (25-7, 25-11, 25-20) loss to the undefeated Amherst College. In the afternoon, the Nighthawks were again shutout 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-21) to Sage College.
Falcons freshman Jaiden Williams (Orange, Conn.) recorded a double-double of 31 assists and 12 digs, helping the Falcons to a 3-0 win over the Newbury Nighthawks on Tuesday evening.
The Nighthawks earned a split of the action on Saturday but secured their first win of the season with a 3-0 win over Pratt Institute.
Bison junior Megan Gardner (South Deerfield, Mass.) finished with a match-high 11 kills while hitting .321 from the floor, helping lead Nichols College to a 3-0 (27-25, 25-12, 25-16) victory over the Newbury Nighthawks on Wednesday night at Nichols Athletic Complex in Newbury's first match of the 2018 season.
Defending champions Elms College top the 2018 NECC Women’s Volleyball Preseason Coaches Poll, collecting 98 points, including nine first-place selections.
The Nighthawks women's volleyball team is looking to bounce back in 2018, looking to return to the New England Collegiate Conference Postseason this season. New England College and Eastern Nazarene College join the NECC full time in 2018, giving the sport 10 teams, the highest amount of teams that women's volleyball has seen since nine teams played in the NECC in 2015.
Newbury College Director of Athletics Jonathan Harper announced today the hiring of Katherine Frankowski as Head Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Coach, effective August 15.