Men's Volleyball News Archives

  • Tornado ranked 5th in opening Off the Block/Springback DII Poll
    January 17, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team cracked the Off the Block/Springbak Division II Coaches Poll for the first time. In the first poll of the season, the Tornado are ranked fifth in the Off the Block/Springbak Division II Coaches poll.
  • Bell tabbed Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
    January 08, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team opened the season against good competition over the week, and Kiel Bell had a great weekend for the Tornado. He set a pair of career-highs, earning him Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors.
  • Tornado split on second day of Wooden Classic
    January 06, 2018
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Following a tough loss to host school UCLA on Friday night, the King University men’s volleyball team split their games on Saturday. The Tornado started off the day by defeating McKendree University 3-1, but fell to UC San Diego in their second matchup 3-1.
  • Tornado fall in season opener to #4 UCLA
    January 05, 2018
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The King University men’s volleyball team opened their season Friday night in Los Angeles, California when they took on nationally ranked UCLA. King fought hard, but struggled against the much larger UCLA team. The Tornado fell to Bruins in straight sets.
  • King ready for run at another Conference Carolinas title
    January 02, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The 2017 season was a memorable one for head coach Ryan Booher and the King University men's volleyball team. The Tornado won their first Conference Carolinas title, going 16-2 in league play. Booher returns a majority of the firepower from last year's squad that won 28 matches as the Tornado aim for another conference title.
  • Four Tornado named to preseason award lists from Off the Block
    January 02, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The men’s volleyball season starts on Friday, and four King University players have been named to watch lists from Off the Block. The Tornado quartet of Jeff Sprayberry, Nick Drooker, Jon Wheaton and Jimmy Nuckolls all garnered recognition leading up to the season.
  • Sprayberry tabbed honorable mention Preseason All-America
    December 18, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Men’s volleyball season is right around the corner, and one Tornado received some recognition prior to the season. Off the Block announced their Preseason All-American teams and King University’s Jeff Sprayberry earned honorable mention recognition.
  • Former Tornado Moushikhian signs professional contract
    October 24, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Former King University men’s volleyball player Eddie Moushikhian has signed a contract to play professionally. A 2017 graduate, Moushikhian has signed to play Anorthosis Famagusta Volleyball in Limassol, Cyprus.
  • Booher coaches USA team in the Netherlands
    June 22, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – This summer, King University men’s volleyball head coach Ryan Booher had an opportunity to coach volleyball overseas. Booher traveled to Amsterdam, Netherlands with a group of nine college men’s volleyball players that formed a team for United States of America Athletes International (USAAI).
  • Booher inks four for 2018
    June 20, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a Conference Carolinas championship, King University head men’s volleyball coach Ryan Booher has announced his 2017 signing class. This class of four will help the Tornado improve on an impressive 2017 season.
  • Sprayberry earns AVCA All-America honorable mention
    May 01, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in program history, the King University men’s volleyball team has a player recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) when they announced their postseason awards on Monday. Jeff Sprayberry earned honorable mention All-America honors following his stellar season.
  • Sprayberry, Booher headline All-Conference Carolinas selections
    April 21, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team has had the most successful season in program history, and six Tornado earned All-Conference Carolinas honors when the league announced the award winners at a banquet prior to the conference tournament semifinals. Jeff Sprayberry and Ryan Booher headlined this group, being selected Conference Carolinas Offensive Player of the Year and Coach of the Year.
  • Tornado fall to Mount Olive in conference semifinals
    April 21, 2017
    WILSON, N.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team played for a spot in the Conference Carolinas Tournament match when they squared off with third seed University of Mount Olive on Friday. The seconded seed Tornado fell behind early and couldn’t recover as the Trojans took the match 3-1, ending King’s historic season.
  • Four Tornado selected academic All-Conference Carolinas
    April 18, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team concluded the regular season last week, clinching a share of the Conference Carolinas title. Prior to the tournament, the league announced their academic all-conference performers and the Tornado had four players recognized.
  • King tops NGU for first conference tournament win
    April 18, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team continued to set new program standards, starting with hosting their first Conference Carolinas Tournament match on Tuesday night. The second seeded Tornado swept seventh seed North Greenville University 3-0 for their first-ever conference tournament victory.
  • Sprayberry tabbed Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
    April 17, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Jeff Sprayberry helped the King University men’s volleyball team clinch a share of their first Conference Carolinas title last week, and earned Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors for his performance.
  • King tops NGU, clinches Conference Carolinas title
    April 11, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – As they have all season long, the King University made more history on Tuesday night when they defeated North Greenville University 3-0. With the win, King clinched their first Conference Carolinas regular season title in program history.
  • Moushikhian named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
    April 10, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this season, Eddie Moushikhian has earned weekly recognition from Conference Carolinas. His double-double on Senior Day led him to Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors.
  • Moushikhian's double-double leads King past Limestone
    April 08, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Senior Day, the King University men’s volleyball team was led by one of their seniors, Eddie Moushikhian as the Tornado defeated Limestone College. King got off to a hot start and withstood a hiccup in the second set to defeat the Saints 3-1.
  • King alum Apolinario selected AVCA Thirty Under 30 award winner
    April 07, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball might still be young by program standards, but it has produced some successful student-athletes in that time. Ariel Apolinario (’10) was part of the start of the program in 2009-10 and has become a successful coach since his graduation from King in 2010. This spring, Apolinario was selected as one of the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s (AVCA) Thirty Under 30 award winners.
  • King's 15-match winning streak ends in 5 sets at Barton
    April 01, 2017
    WILSON, N.C. – Following a big road win on Friday night, the King University men’s volleyball team couldn’t come back for the second straight day, falling at Barton College on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado forced a fifth set, but the Bulldogs took the frame 15-9, to win the match 3-2 and create a tie atop the Conference Carolinas standings.
  • Offense leads King back to top UMO
    March 31, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Nearing the end of the season, the King University men’s volleyball team had a chance to avenge their lone Conference Carolinas loss this season, and inch closer to their first Conference Carolinas championship when they traveled to the University of Mount Olive on Friday night. The Tornado fell behind, and trailed 2-1 in the match before winning the final two sets, taking the match 3-2 and extending their winning streak to 15 matches.
  • Tornado sweep past Erskine
    March 25, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team ran their winning streak to 14 matches on Sunday with a Conference Carolinas victory over Erskine College. The Tornado set the tone in the first set and took the match 3-0.
  • Offense lifts King past Emmanuel
    March 24, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team ran their winning streak to 13 matches on Friday night with a 3-1 victory over Emmanuel College. The Tornado were led offensively by Jon Wheaton who hit .556 in the match, pacing the high powered offense.
  • Tornado sweep Pfeiffer for 12th straight win
    March 21, 2017
    MISENHEIMER, N.C. – It has been a record-breaking 2017 season for the King University men’s volleyball team, and the Tornado made more history with a sweep of Pfeiffer University on Tuesday night. The 3-0 win gave King their 12th straight win and 11th win in Conference Carolinas play, both program records.
  • King pushes winning streak to 11 with win over Quincy
    March 18, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team matched another program standard on Saturday when they defeated Quincy University 3-0. The win gave King their 11th straight win, marking the program record.
  • King sweeps Belmont Abbey for 10th league win
    March 17, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team returned to Conference Carolinas play on Friday evening when they hosted Belmont Abbey College. The Tornado swept the Crusaders in three tight sets, to match the school record for conference wins in a season with 10.
  • Drooker tabbed Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
    March 13, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s volleyball setter Nick Drooker had a solid week, leading King to a 4-0 record over the weekend. He set a school record for assists and was named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week on Monday morning.
  • King pushes win streak to 9 with two wins Saturday
    March 11, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team pushed their winning streak to nine match with a pair of wins on Saturday afternoon. King had to come-from-behind once again, defeating Eastern Mennonite University 3-2 before topping Alderson Broaddus University 3-0 later in the day.
  • King sets program record for wins, comes back to top Lindenwood
    March 10, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team made history on Friday afternoon in the Student Center Complex when they swept Southern Virginia University. The 3-0 victory gave King a school record 16 wins on the season. The Tornado added another win to that later Friday night in come-from-behind fashion, defeating Lindenwood University 3-2.
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