2011 Women's Volleyball News

May 31, 2012
Houlihan Promoted to Associate Head Coach for Volleyball
After three seasons as assistant coach, Michael Houlihan was promoted to Associate Head Coach as announced by head coach Terry Condon.

March 20, 2012
Clark Center Gym to Begin Major Renovation
Gymnasium to receive major update this summer in preparation for the 2012-2013 season.

November 29, 2011
Rattigan and Hanneman to Represent UMass Boston at NEWVA Senior Classic
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – This Sunday, senior volleyball members Cassy Hanneman (Denver, Colo.) and Molly Rattigan (Dorchester, Mass.) will represent UMass Boston as part of the 2011 New England Women’s Volleyball Association (NEWVA) Senior Classic, which will be held at UMass Boston. The two seniors will join 31 other players from New England, and will compete in various competitions beginning at 10 a.m., which will lead up to the All-Star match at 11:30 a.m.

November 17, 2011
Thompson and Hanneman Named AVCA All-Americans
LEXINGTON, Kentucky – Just days after being announced All-Region selections, junior middle Shannon Thompson (Moorpark, Calif.) and senior setter Cassy Hanneman (Denver, Co.) have been named American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Americans, with Thompson earning a Third Team selection, and Hanneman an Honorable Mention selection.

November 14, 2011
Trio Earns AVCA All-Region Honors
LEXINGTON, Kentucky – The American Volleyball Coaches Association announced their 2011 annual All-New England Region selections this past weekend. Earning all-region honors from the University of Massachusetts Boston was senior setter Cassy Hanneman (Denver, Co.), senior outside hitter Molly Rattigan (Dorchester, Mass.), and junior middle blocker Shannon Thompson (Moorpark, Calif.).

November 13, 2011
Springfield Holds Off Beacons Rally in NCAA Regional Championship
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Trailing 2-0 going into the third set, volleyball clawed their way back to force a fourth set, unfortunately, the Beacons rally would not hold-up as the top-seeded Pride of Springfield College (34-2) defeated UMass Boston (28-5) three sets to one to win the 2011 NCAA Division III East Regional title Sunday afternoon in front of a crowd of 700 fans.

November 12, 2011
Volleyball Advances to Championship Match After Five Set Battle with Bowdoin
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – No one ever said the road to the championship was going to be easy, especially when you face a team with everything prove and nothing to lose

November 12, 2011
Fan Bus Available For Tomorrow's Championship Volleyball Match at Springfield
BOSTON, Mass. - A fan bus will be available tomorrow afternoon to transport all fans to Springfield College to support volleyball as they battle Springfield for an NCAA Regional title. The bus will leave the Clark Athletic Center around 1 p.m. The championship is scheduled for a 4 p.m. start.

November 11, 2011
Follow your Beacons Volleyball at the NCAA Regional
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Throughout the 2011 NCAA Division III East Regional tournament, Live Stats, Video and Twitter updates will be available, for all fans that cannot make it to this year's tournament. In the first round your Beacons will face NYU-Polytechnic at 12:30 p.m. from Springfield College's James Naismith Court.

November 11, 2011
No. 19 Volleyball Advances to NCAA Semi-Final Round with 3-0 Win
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Fueled by freshman Kirsten Morrison (North Reading, Mass.) and senior Molly Rattigan (Dorchester, Mass.), volleyball (27-4) advanced to the semi-final round of the 2011 NCAA Division III East Regional tournament with a hard-fought 3-0 win of NYU-Polytechnic Friday afternoon at Springfield College’s James Naismith Court.

November 9, 2011
Five From Volleyball Earn All-Conference Honors

November 7, 2011
Volleyball to Face NYU-Polytechnic in the First Round of NCAA Tournament

November 6, 2011
Follow your Beacons Volleyball at Plymouth State Live

November 6, 2011
Beacons Win Third Straight Little East Conference Title

November 6, 2011
NCAA Division III Volleyball Selection Show Scheduled for Monday at 11 a.m.

November 5, 2011
No. 20 Volleyball One Win Away from a Championship

November 4, 2011
Volleyball Looking for the Three-peat this Weekend at LEC Tournament

October 31, 2011
Four from UMass Boston Earn LEC Weekly Honors

October 29, 2011
No. 18 Volleyball Blanks Brandeis in Regular Season Finale

October 27, 2011
No. 18 Volleyball Closes Out Conference Play with 3-0 Win

October 25, 2011
Plymouth State Upsets #18 Volleyball in Conference Play

October 19, 2011
Wellesley College Stuns No. 17 Volleyball

October 18, 2011
Thompson and Morrison Earn Conference Weekly Honors

October 18, 2011
Thompson Earns National and Regional Player of the Week Honors

October 18, 2011
No. 17 Volleyball Remains Undefeated in Conference Play

October 15, 2011
No. 17 Beacons Win MIT Invitational

October 14, 2011
No. 17 Volleyball Blanks Western New England

October 11, 2011
No. 17 Volleyball Has Record Night Against UMass Dartmouth

October 8, 2011
No. 17 Beacons Continue Winning Ways on Final Day of Invitational

October 7, 2011
No. 17 Volleyball Downs RIT 3-0 in Beacons Invitational

October 6, 2011
No. 17 Beacons Cruise to 15th Straight Win

October 5, 2011
Thompson Named ECAC New England Region Player of the Week

October 4, 2011
Thompson Named LEC Offensive Player of the Week for Volleyball

October 4, 2011
No. 17 Beacons Cruise Past Southern Maine

October 1, 2011
No. 18 Beacons Win Ducks Invitational

September 30, 2011
No. 18 Volleyball Earns Two Hard Fought Wins at Ducks Invitational

September 27, 2011
No. 18 Volleyball Rallies to Defeat Tufts in Non-Conference Action

September 24, 2011
No. 18 Beacons Continue to Roll, Defeat RIC 3-0

September 22, 2011
No. 18 Volleyball Cruises Past Johnson and Wales

September 20, 2011
No. 18 Volleyball Wins Sixth Straight

September 19, 2011
Thompson Earns Conference Weekly Honors

September 19, 2011
Bleed Blue Event Scheduled for Tomorrow's Volleyball Match

September 17, 2011
No. 19 Volleyball Cruises to First Conference Win of 2011

September 14, 2011
Volleyball Climbs Three Spots on National Coaches Poll

September 12, 2011
Morrison Earns LEC Volleyball Rookie of the Week Honors

September 10, 2011
No. 22 Volleyball Takes Two on First Day of Endicott Invitational

September 10, 2011
No. 22 Volleyball Closes out Endicott Invite with Two More Wins

September 7, 2011
Volleyball Ranked 22nd on National Coaches Poll

September 3, 2011
DII Hawaii Hilo Downs No. 19 Volleyball in Season Opener

September 3, 2011
No. 19 Volleyball Falls to Hawaii Hilo, 3-1

August 17, 2011
Volleyball Ranked 19th on AVCA Preseason Poll

August 16, 2011
Volleyball Picked to Win Third Straight Conference Title in 2011