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2011 Chicago Women's Volleyball News

  • Isis Smalls Nets Cobra Magazine All-National Accolades
    January 10, 2012
    CHICAGO -- University of Chicago senior outside hitter Isis Smalls has been named to Cobra Magazine's All-National Team.
  • Maroons to Tour Costa Rica
    December 08, 2011
    CHICAGO -- The University of Chicago volleyball team will spend nine days in Costa Rica during the University's winter break.
  • Caroline Brander Earns AVCA All-America Honors
    November 16, 2011
    CHICAGO -- University of Chicago junior middle blocker Caroline Brander (River Forest, Ill./ Trinity) has been named to the 2011 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) NCAA Division III All-America Team.
  • Caroline Brander Named All-Region
    November 14, 2011
    CHICAGO -- University of Chicago junior middle blocker Caroline Brander (River Forest, Ill./ Trinity) has been selected to the 2011 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Midwest Region Team.
  • Four Maroons Named to All-UAA Team
    November 14, 2011
    CHICAGO -- Four members of the University of Chicago volleyball team have been chosen to the 2011 All-University Athletic Association Team.
  • Nikki DelZenero Selected to NCAA All-Tournament Team
    November 14, 2011
    CHICAGO -- University of Chicago sophomore setter Nikki DelZenero (Hinsdale, Ill./ Hinsdale Central) was named to the all-tournament team at this past weekend's NCAA Division III Volleyball Regional at Washington (Mo.) University.
  • Maroons Fall to Washington in NCAA Regional
    November 12, 2011
    ST. LOUIS -- Second-ranked Washington (Mo.) University defeated the 15th-ranked University of Chicago in three sets Saturday night in the second round of the 2011 NCAA Division III Volleyball Championship at the Washington Field House.
  • Maroons Defeat Whitewater in NCAA Regional
    November 11, 2011
    ST. LOUIS -- Winning an NCAA tournament match for the first time in the program's 40-year history, the 15th-ranked University of Chicago defeated 21st-ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in four sets Friday night in the opening round of the 2011 NCAA Division III Volleyball Championship at Washington University.
  • Maroons Receive NCAA Tournament Bid
    November 07, 2011
    CHICAGO -- The University of Chicago has earned an at-large bid to the 2011 NCAA Division III Volleyball Championship. The Maroons will travel to Washington University in St. Louis, where they will take on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (26-7) in first round play Friday at 5:30 p.m.
  • Maroons Capture 3rd Place at UAA Championship
    November 05, 2011
    NEW YORK -- The 16th-ranked University of Chicago volleyball team (29-5, 7-3 UAA) rallied from a two-set deficit en route to a 18-25, 21-25, 25-12, 25-15, 15-11 win over Case Western Reserve University (22-10, 5-5 UAA) in the third-place match at the 2011 University Athletic Association Championship Saturday at New York University.
  • Maroons Fall in UAA Semifinals
    November 04, 2011
    NEW YORK -- After defeating the University of Rochester in three sets in the quarterfinals, the 16th-ranked University of Chicago dropped a three-set decision to #3 Washington (Mo.) University in the semifinals Friday at the 2011 University Athletic Association Volleyball Championship at New York University.
  • Maroons Win Three of Four at Elmhurst Tournament
    October 22, 2011
    ELMHURST, Ill. -- The 16th-ranked University of Chicago volleyball team won three of four matches Friday and Saturday at the Elmhurst College Invitational.
  • Maroons Win 5-Set Home Finale
    October 19, 2011
    CHICAGO -- Senior outside hitter Isis Smalls (Humble, Texas/ Atascocita) led four Maroons in double digit kills with 15 as the 16th-ranked University of Chicago volleyball team outlasted Dominican University 24-26, 25-22, 25-12, 22-25, 15-13 in its home finale Wednesday night at the Ratner Athletics Center.
  • Walby Wins #100 as Maroons Take Two at UAA Round Robin
    October 16, 2011
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- University of Chicago Head Volleyball Coach Vanessa Walby earned her 100th career victory as the 16th-ranked Maroons won a pair of matches on the final day of the University Athletic Association Round Robin Sunday at the University of Rochester.
  • Maroons Defeat Brandeis, Fall to #2 Washington
    October 15, 2011
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The 16th-ranked University of Chicago volleyball team split two matches Saturday at the University Athletic Association Round Robin, defeating Brandeis University in three sets before falling in four sets to second-ranked Washington (Mo.) University.
  • Three Maroons Earn UAA Weekly Honors
    October 10, 2011
    CHICAGO -- University of Chicago junior volleyball player Caroline Brander (River Forest, Ill./ Trinity) and junior football players Dee Brizzolara (Aurora, Ohio/ Aurora) and Jeff Sauer (Saddle River, N.J./ Northern Highlands) have been selected as this week's University Athletic Association Athletes of the Week.
  • Maroons Defeat Wheaton for 20th Win
    October 07, 2011
    WHEATON, Ill. -- Sparked by 17 kills from junior middle blocker Caroline Brander (River Forest, Ill./ Trinity) and 56 assists from sophomore setter Nikki DelZenero (Hinsdale, Ill./ Hinsdale Central), the 16th-ranked University of Chicago volleyball team defeated host Wheaton (Ill.) College 25-19, 19-25, 25-16, 29-27 Friday evening.
  • Maroons Sweep Concordia Chicago
    October 05, 2011
    RIVER FOREST, Ill. -- The 16th-ranked University of Chicago volleyball team improved to 19-2 on the season with a 25-15, 25-13, 25-17 win Wednesday night at Concordia University Chicago.
  • Maroons Defeat Rochester at UAA Round Robin
    October 02, 2011
    ST. LOUIS -- Senior outside hitter Colleen Belak (Louisville, Ky./ Presentation) (pictured) hit eight kills and junior middle blocker Caroline Brander (River Forest, Ill./ Trinity) collected six blocks as the 16th-ranked University of Chicago defeated the University of Rochester in three sets Sunday at the University Athletic Association Volleyball Round Robin.
  • Maroons Split at UAA Round Robin
    October 01, 2011
    ST. LOUIS -- On the opening day of the University Athletic Association Volleyball Round Robin at Washington (Mo.) University, the 16th-ranked University of Chicago split a pair of five-set matches, falling to fourth-ranked Emory University before defeating Case Western Reserve University.
  • Maroons Win Fifth Straight
    September 28, 2011
    CHICAGO -- Sophomore outside hitter Morgan Clark (Purcellville, Va./ Loudon Valley) hit a team-high seven kills as the 16th-ranked University of Chicago volleyball team defeated Wisconsin Lutheran College 25-19, 25-22, 25-22 Wednesday night at the Ratner Athletics Center.
  • Maroons Win Two More; Improve to 15-1
    September 24, 2011
    CHICAGO -- The University of Chicago volleyball team, ranked 17th in the most recent NCAA Division III poll, won a pair of matches Saturday on the second day of the Gargoyle Classic at the Ratner Athletics Center.
  • Maroons Win Two at Gargoyle Classic
    September 23, 2011
    CHICAGO -- Rebounding from its first loss of the season earlier this week, the 17th-ranked University of Chicago volleyball team won two matches Friday night at the Gargoyle Classic at the Ratner Athletics Center.
  • Maroons Suffer Season's First Loss
    September 21, 2011
    CHICAGO -- Seventh-ranked Carthage College handed the 17th-ranked University of Chicago volleyball team its first loss of the 2011 campaign in a five-set affair Wednesday at the Ratner Athletics Center.
  • Chicago Wins Oshkosh Tournament; Improves to 9-0
    September 10, 2011
    OSHKOSH, Wis. -- Led by all-tournament selections, senior outside hitter Isis Smalls (Humble, Texas/ Atascocita) and sophomore setter Nikki DelZenero (Hinsdale, Ill./ Hinsdale Central), the 23rd-ranked University of Chicago volleyball team captured first place at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Pizza Hut Invitational Saturday afternoon.
  • Maroons Win Two at Oshkosh Invite
    September 09, 2011
    OSHKOSH, Wis. -- The 23rd-ranked University of Chicago volleyball team won two matches on the opening night of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Pizza Hut Invitational Friday night. With the two victories, the Maroons improved to 7-0 on the year.
  • No. 23 Chicago Defeats IWU in Four Sets
    September 06, 2011
    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Junior middle blockers Caroline Brander (River Forest, Ill./ Trinity) and Katie Trela (Glencoe, Ill./ Regina Dominican) collected 10 kills and eight block assists, respectively, as the 23rd-ranked University of Chicago volleyball team defeated host Illinois Wesleyan University 25-15, 25-20, 18-25, 25-22 Tuesday night.
  • Maroons Improve to 4-0
    September 03, 2011
    ELMHURST, Ill. -- The 25th-ranked University of Chicago volleyball team won twice on the second and final day of the Elmhurst College Invitational Saturday afternoon to improve to 4-0 on the year.
  • Maroons Win Two in 2011 Debut
    September 02, 2011
    ELMHURST, Ill. -- The 25th-ranked University of Chicago volleyball team opened its 2011 campaign with a pair of victories Friday night at the Elmhurst College Invitational.
  • Chicago Ranked #25 in National Preseason Poll
    August 18, 2011
    CHICAGO -- The University of Chicago volleyball team has been ranked 25th in the American Volleyball Coaches Association preseason poll for NCAA Division III.