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New Coaches allow Pitt fans to dream big

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 makes NCAA championship tournament for second year in a row

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 year in a row they have qualified for the NCAA tournament, the last time before that being 2004. The Panthers look to extend their season as the NCAA tournament begins Friday. Pitt wi...

Chinaza Ndee earns second ACC Freshman of the Week honor

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 State Seminoles. Ndee recorded five kills in Friday’s match against Miami and nine in Sunday’s match ag...

Pitt volleyball serves weekend of success

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) and Florida State (12-10 overall, 6-8 ACC) at the Fitzgerald Field House to pull to 19-6 overall and 12-...

Pitt volleyball splits two-game home stand

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 (16-5, 9-1 ACC) easily defeated North Carolina (10-8, 7-3 ACC) Friday, but lost to NC State (14-7, 9-1...

Weekend sports: Panthers’ performances vary from court to field

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 performances, and the women’s soccer team extended its losing streak. Women’s Vo...

Volleyball analysis: Error-prone Panthers struggle against top teams

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 match on Sept. 2., the team squandered a big win and fell to 1-3 on the season. Despite now holding...

Head volleyball coach Dan Fisher given extension

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 Pitt has extended Fisher’s contract for another two years. He is now signed on to stay with the...

Four Panthers make All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team

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 the Pitt volleyball team’s four selections to the 2016 All-ACC Academic Team Thursday. Joining he...

Editor’s Picks: Greatest Games of 2016

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 even stepped on the field. The pregame atmosphere at Heinz Field on Sept. 10 was teeming with ener...

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