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Panther Spotlight: Fall athletes to watch

Layne Van Buskirk (7) recorded the third highest hitting percentage in program history last season.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

August 27, 2019

A pair of Pitt Canadians are poised to build on sensational performances, while a junior running back looks to separate himself on the depth chart

Pitt volleyball places six on All-ACC teams

The Pitt volleyball team placed six players on the 2016 All-ACC teams, highlighted by first-team members Stephanie Williams (13) and Jenna Potts. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 29, 2016

After discovering they were heading to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004 on Sunday night, Pitt’s volleyball players had a new reason to celebrate Monday. The Panthers placed six players on the various All-ACC teams, second-most in the conference behind North Carolina with seven....

Layne Van Buskirk earns second ACC Freshman of the Week award

Pitt first-year middle blocker Layne Van Buskirk has already been named ACC Volleyball Freshman of the Week twice in 2016. Courtesy of Pitt Media Relations/Alex Mowrey

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

October 4, 2016

Middle blocker Layne Van Buskirk keeps making an impact in her first year with the Pitt volleyball team, earning her second ACC Volleyball Freshman of the Week award on Monday. A native of Windsor, Ontario, Van Buskirk racked up 23 kills on 35 attempts for a .571 hitting percentage in Pitt’s wins...

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

Senior Jenna Potts clinched Pitt's win at Virginia Tech with a match-ending block. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

September 29, 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...

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