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Pitt volleyball takes No. 2 spot — and is still climbing

First-year setter Lexis Akeo (1) received her fifth ACC Freshman of the Week honor on Monday.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 29, 2019

In a season that has seen Pitt volleyball continuously surpass its previously established standards, the Panthers once again set a new program record for highest ranking.

Panther Spotlight: Twyman, West, Akeo lead group of autumn overachievers

Jaylen Twyman rushes to tackle. Twyman contributed seven sacks to Pitt’s total of 36, which is the highest in the nation this season.

By Elliott Borawski, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

With the fall sports season approaching its final stretch, these three Pitt athletes have been crucial in helping their teams outperform expectations.

Pitt, Penn State prepare for paramount volleyball series

First-year Lexis Akeo (1) talks with teammate Chinaza Ndee.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

The Petersen Events Center will play host to possibly the most anticipated home volleyball match in Pitt’s history on Sunday. The undefeated No. 6 Panthers will face off against rival and No. 4 team in the country, Penn State.

Pitt volleyball is ready for its encore

Kayla Lund (23) serves the ball

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 11, 2019

With Pitt ranked No. 6 and fielding one of its most talented rosters since Dan Fisher took over in 2013, the team is gearing up for its ultimate goal — an extended run in the NCAA Tournament.

Column: Pitt is a volleyball school now

Redshirt senior Angela Seman bumps the ball during Pitt’s 3-1 victory over Dayton September 7. (Photo by Kaycee Orwig | Staff Photographer)

By Stephen Thompson, For the Pitt News

September 19, 2018

The Pitt volleyball team is driven, experienced and talented — and they deserve all the support our Panther community can give them.

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