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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.
Pitt volleyball secured a slot in the 2017 NCAA tournament after clinching the ACC Championship title this weekend. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

Pitt volleyball makes NCAA championship tournament for second year in a row

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor November 26, 2017

After claiming the ACC Conference title this past weekend on a nine-game winning streak, the Pitt women’s volleyball team has secured a slot in the NCAA championship tournament. This is the second...

First year Chinaza Ndee received her second honor as ACC Freshman of the Week after recording five kills in the team’s match against Miami and nine kills in the team’s match against Florida State over the weekend. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

Chinaza Ndee earns second ACC Freshman of the Week honor

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Sports Editor November 6, 2017

First-year volleyball player Chinaza Ndee earned her second ACC Freshman of the Week honor after her standout performance during the Panthers’ weekend domination of the Miami Hurricanes and the Florida...

Redshirt sophomore Stephanie Williams had 14 kills in the Panther’s victory over Florida State Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

Pitt volleyball serves weekend of success

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer November 5, 2017

The Pitt volleyball team used not one, but two weekend wins to demonstrate why they belong at the top of ACC volleyball standings. The Panther volleyball team defeated Miami (15-5 overall, 9-5 ACC)...

Pitt women’s volleyball team is tied with NC State for No. 1 in the conference after their first ACC loss to NC State Sunday. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

Pitt volleyball splits two-game home stand

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer October 22, 2017

The Panthers volleyball team’s 13-game winning streak came to an end this weekend — but they still sit at the top of the ACC. In a weekend homestand at the Fitzgerald Field House, Pitt volleyball...

Forward Taylor Pryce scored her fourth goal of the season in the team’s loss against NC State this weekend. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Staff Photographer)

Weekend sports: Panthers’ performances vary from court to field

By Trent Leonard | For The Pitt News October 9, 2017

While the Pitt women’s cross country and volleyball teams excelled this weekend, other Panther performances were less than ideal. Both men’s and women’s swim teams opened their seasons with unsatisfactory...

Redshirt sophomore Stephanie Williams still leads the Panthers in kills this season despite inconsistent performance. (TPN file photo)

Volleyball analysis: Error-prone Panthers struggle against top teams

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer September 18, 2017

After fighting their way back from a two-set deficit against No. 25 Iowa State, the Panthers held serve with a chance to win the volleyball match in the fifth set. In losing that point and eventually the...

Pitt volleyball coach Dan Fisher has had great success on both the collegiate and international stages. Theo Schwarz | Senior Staff Photographer

Head volleyball coach Dan Fisher given extension

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor February 28, 2017

Head volleyball coach Dan Fisher has restored the Panthers’ program to national prominence, and he’s being rewarded for his efforts. Interim Athletic Director Randy Juhl announced Monday afternoon...

Pitts Jenna Potts (14) and Kamalani Akeo (3) both received All-ACC Academic honors Thursday. Meghan Sunners | Assistant Visual Editor

Four Panthers make All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor February 9, 2017

After capping a record-breaking career on the court, senior middle blocker Jenna Potts wrapped up her undergraduate career with a 4.00 GPA and a consistent place on the Dean’s List. Potts highlighted...

Pitt running back James Conner rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers 42-39 victory over Penn State. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

Editor’s Picks: Greatest Games of 2016

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor January 19, 2017

No. 3. — Sept. 10 - Pitt 42, Penn State 39 With 69,983 people in attendance — a record for a Pittsburgh sporting event — this game’s fame was set to reach epic proportions before the players...

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