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Pitt volleyball players celebrate during their game against American University at the Fitzgerald Field House on Sept. 9.

Column | Outlining the chaotic home stretch of the 2022 NCAA volleyball regular season

By Richie Smiechowski, Assistant Sports Editor November 9, 2022
With just a handful of games remaining for the top eight teams in NCAA volleyball, the season is still far from over. Assistant sports editor Richie Smiechowski outlines the most chaotic possibilities for the country's top teams, encouraging fans to enjoy the ride.
Pitt sophomore setter Rachel Fairbanks (10) sets the ball at a game against Bowling Green State University at the Fitzgerald Field House in September.

No. 7 Pitt volleyball sweeps weekend, extends winning streak to 17

By Richie Smiechowski, Assistant Sports Editor November 6, 2022
No. 7 Pitt volleyball dominated on the road this weekend, comfortably beating Syracuse and Boston College. These wins extended the Panthers’ winning streak to 17 games, and head coach Dan Fisher recorded career win no. 250 in the process.
Pitt volleyball players celebrate after their win against Louisville on Sunday.

Pitt volleyball moves up one spot to No. 7 in AVCA coaches ranking

By Richie Smiechowski, Assistant Sports Editor October 25, 2022
No. 7 Pitt volleyball moved up one spot in this week's AVCA coaches ranking following their victory over then No. 2 Louisville on Sunday. The Panthers also hold the No. 4 spot in the volleyball RPI rankings
Pitt Panthers celebrate their win against Louisville on Sunday.

Panthers win five-set instant classic, dealing Louisville first ACC loss in two years

By Richie Smiechowski, Assistant Sports Editor October 23, 2022
No. 8 Pitt volleyball ended No. 2 Louisville’s two-year long ACC winning streak on Sunday, knocking off the Cardinals in a thrilling five-set contest.
Pitt volleyball players huddle up during a game against NC State on Sept. 25.

Preview | Pitt and Louisville set for most important matchup in ACC volleyball history

By Richie Smiechowski, Assistant Sports Editor October 19, 2022
No. 8 Pitt will square off on Sunday against No. 2 Louisville at Fitzgerald Field house in a battle for ACC volleyball supremacy. Assistant sports editor Richie Smiechowski argues that it might be the most important match in ACC volleyball history.
Pitt faces off against Florida State on Sunday at the Fitzgerald Field House.

No. 8 Pitt volleyball handles Florida State with ease, extends win streak to 11

By Sara Meyer, Staff Writer October 16, 2022
No. 8 Pitt volleyball knocked off Florida State in straight sets on Sunday, extending its winning streak to 11 and remaining undefeated in ACC play.
Pitt graduate student middle blocker Serena Gray (21) prepares to spike the ball during Sunday’s game against NC State at Fitzgerald Field House.

Pitt volleyball off to hot start in ACC play, beats UNC and NC State

By Richie Smiechowski, Assistant Sports Editor September 25, 2022
No. 10 Pitt volleyball got off to the perfect start in ACC play this weekend, capturing four set victories against both UNC and North Carolina.
Pitt players celebrate during a game against American University at the Fitzgerald Field House on Sept. 9.

Preview | Pitt volleyball set to open ACC Play, looks to build upon promising start

By David Scott, Staff Writer September 21, 2022
Having just knocked off No. 5 Ohio State at home, Pitt volleyball looks to capitalize on their 9-2 start heading into their first ACC matchups of the season against UNC and NC State.
Pitt players celebrate during Friday’s game against American University at the Fitzgerald Field House.

Pitt volleyball takes two of three games at Panther Invitational, drops last game to upstart Towson

By Richie Smiechowski, Assistant Sports Editor September 12, 2022
Hosting the Panther Invitational, Pitt took two of three games from their opponents, but were upset by Towson for their second loss of the season.
(Illustration by Sylvia Freeman | Staff Illustrator)

New Coaches allow Pitt fans to dream big

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer August 27, 2018
During her first year as athletic director, Heather Lyke hired seven coaches. Because of these additions, Pitt fans can optimistically look forward to the next season.
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