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Pitt volleyball team elated to make NCAA tournament, ready for Dayton

Redshirt senior Jenna Potts (14) helped the Pitt volleyball team qualify for the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2004. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 29, 2016

Members of the Pitt volleyball team sat anxiously in front of a TV screen inside their locker room Sunday night, eyes fixated on the 2016 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Selection Special. Some held hands, others crossed their legs and fidgeted in their Pitt-embroidered cushioned seats. The regular season...

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....

Pitt volleyball splits pair of conference matches over weekend

Mariah Bell (10) and the Pitt volleyball team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 3-1 win over Dayton on Friday. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

October 17, 2016

The Pitt volleyball team picked up a big conference win on the road Friday but narrowly missed adding an even bigger one to its resumé on Sunday. The Panthers (14-6 overall, 5-3 ACC) continued their road trip this weekend with a 1-1 performance against conference opponents in Florida. The Panthers defeated the ...

Volleyball sweeps 3-0 win against Virginia

Mariah Bell (10) led the Panthers with 12 kills against Virginia on Sunday at the Fitzgerald Field House. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | For The Pitt News

October 2, 2016

After conquering Virginia Tech for its third-straight ACC win of the season, the Pitt women’s volleyball team was looking for a victory against the University of Virginia Cavaliers. Sunday afternoon was the first time the teams faced off since Pitt swept the university 3-0 last year. “I was c...

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...

Stephanie Williams: Coming back for the kill

Redshirt freshman Stephanie Williams gets ready for the 2016 ACC conference games. Theo Schwarz | Senior Staff Photographer

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

September 21, 2016

Stephanie Williams had been here before, almost one year to the day.   It was the Michigan game. The Pitt volleyball team faced a 12-9 deficit in the fifth and final set. Last year, the Panthers lost, and Williams left the court with a broken foot. She would have to sit out a majority of her fi...

Pitt volleyball goes undefeated at UCSB Thunderdome Classic

Stephanie Williams led the Pitt volleyball team to a 3-0 record at the 2016 UCSB Thunderdome Classic. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By David Leftwich / Staff Writer

September 5, 2016

It was home sweet home for Pitt volleyball head coach Dan Fisher last weekend at the UCSB Thunderdome Classic in Santa Barbara, California. Playing in Fisher’s hometown, the Panthers (5-1) proved they can not only finish matches but come from behind to win. Pitt went undefeated in three matches ov...

Pitt volleyball focusing internally in advance of Panther Invitational

Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

By David Leftwich / For The Pitt News

September 17, 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

Stephanie Williams led the Pitt volleyball team to a 3-0 record at the 2016 UCSB Thunderdome Classic. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

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...

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