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Pitt volleyball stays hot with 3-1 win at Virginia Tech

Pitt volleyball stays hot with 3-1 win at Virginia Tech

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

September 28, 2016

Whether it’s the unfamiliar arena or the heckling fans, playing on the road in any sport can be difficult. But the Pitt volleyball team settled right in Wednesday night with a victory in Blacksburg, Virginia. Pitt (12-3 overall, 3-0 ACC) began its second week of conference play by cruising to a 3-1...

Steely Dan: Fisher’s winning ways lead him to Pitt

Steely Dan: Fisher’s winning ways lead him to Pitt

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 22, 2016

In his office, Pitt head volleyball coach Dan Fisher proudly displays his bronze medal from the 2016 Pan American Cup for anyone who wishes to see it. The really special hardware, though, is tucked away inside a case right beside it: his gold medal from the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. Ear...

Fisher, Team USA secure bronze medals at 2016 Pan Am Cup

Fisher, Team USA secure bronze medals at 2016 Pan Am Cup

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

July 10, 2016

With his second major tournament as head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team behind him, Pitt head volleyball coach Dan Fisher now has two medals to his credit: a gold and a bronze. After a semifinal loss to Puerto Rico Saturday night, Team USA came up short in its quest for a second consecutive Pa...

Pitt coach Dan Fisher guides Team USA to undefeated start at Pan Am Cup

Pitt coach Dan Fisher guides Team USA to undefeated start at Pan Am Cup

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

July 5, 2016

Pitt women’s volleyball head coach Dan Fisher has the U.S. Women’s National Team off to a sizzling start at the 2016 Pan American Cup in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Team USA swept its opener against Peru 3-0 July 2 and did the same in its match against Trinidad and Tobago the following day....

Fisher brings experience, leadership to Pitt volleyball

Fisher brings experience, leadership to Pitt volleyball

By Jessie Wallace / Staff Writer

October 12, 2015

By 2013, Dan Fisher already had a packed resume. He had completed his collegiate volleyball career at University of the Pacific, participating on the U.S. men’s national team. He coached at four different college programs, compiling an undefeated season at one of them. He served as the offensive coordina...

Pitt volleyball focusing internally in advance of Panther Invitational

Pitt volleyball focusing internally in advance of Panther Invitational

By David Leftwich / For The Pitt News

September 16, 2015

Pitt volleyball will face three Division I opponents this weekend in the Panther Invitational — but the Panthers are their own biggest adversaries during the upcoming slate of games. After a successful 2-1 performance last weekend in which the Panthers’ only loss was a closely contested battle ...

Women’s volleyball prepares for test of Michigan Challenge

Women’s volleyball prepares for test of Michigan Challenge

By David Leftwich / For The Pitt News

September 9, 2015

After two mostly successful tournament runs this season, the Pitt women’s volleyball team will move onto the boss level during an invitational this weekend in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Freshman outside hitter Stephanie Williams is not underestimating the challenge. “I think this is the toughest tour...

Pitt volleyball sets sights on home opener

Pitt volleyball sets sights on home opener

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

September 2, 2015

After a successful triad of matches in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Pitt women’s volleyball team will hit familiar hardwood for the first time this season. The Panthers will debut in front of their own fans, taking on a trio of opponents during this weekend’s Pitt/Duquesne Invitational. The matches thems...

Panthers sweep tournament

Panthers sweep tournament

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

September 1, 2014

Although the Pitt volleyball team may have won all of its games over the weekend, the players know what they need to improve. Head coach Dan Fisher and the Panthers travelled to Bowling Green, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday to compete in the Hampton Inn Invitational, and they came out as tournament champio...

Feature: Senior volleyball player reps Pitt on national level

Feature: Senior volleyball player reps Pitt on national level

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

July 8, 2014

In some ways, Delaney Clesen is like other typical college students who are entering their final undergraduate year. This summer, she is working toward her dream job and getting the chance to travel.But Clesen is not a typical college senior — her dream job is to be a professional volleyball player.For the last two...

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