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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.