Tornado take wins over Eastern Mennonite and Lancaster BibleHARRISONBURG, Va. – Following a tough loss on Friday night, the King University men’s volleyball team rebounded with a pair of wins on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado defeated Eastern Mennonite University 3-1 before topping Lancaster Bible College 3-1 later in the evening.
11th-ranked Patriots too much for KingBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team took to the road for the first time this season, taking on the 11th-ranked team in the country in George Mason University. The Tornado stayed with the Patriots, but George Mason ultimately took the 3-0 victory, handing King their first defeat of the season.
Tornado defeat Charleston, start 2-0 for first time in program historyBRISTOL, Tenn. – Following Friday night’s contest, the King University men’s volleyball team is 2-0 for the first time in program history. It didn’t come easy as the Tornado had to comeback in the second set, but ultimately took the contest 3-0 behind a stellar night from Jon Wheaton.
Tornado open season with win over LMUBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team opened the 2017 campaign with a resounding victory over Lincoln Memorial University. The Tornado seem to improve throughout the match, topping the Railsplitters 3-0.
Former Tornado, Casner signs professional contractBRISTOL, Tenn. – Former King University men’s volleyball player Mason Casner recently signed a contract to play volleyball professionally in Iceland. Casner signed with Knattspyrnufelag Akureyrar (KA) in Akureyri, Iceland.
Three Tornado named to preseason award watch listsBRISTOL, Tenn. – With the men’s volleyball season around the corner, preseason watch lists were announced last week and three Tornado were named. Jeff Sprayberry, Nick Drooker and Jon Wheaton are all on watch lists for national awards leading into the 2017 season.
Booher announces signing class for 2017BRISTOL, Tenn. – As the new year has started, King University men’s volleyball coach Ryan Booher has announced his signing class for the 2016-17 campaign. Booher added transfer student Adam Krzos, freshmen Tristen Luu, and Kiel Bell returns to the Tornado.
Bullock hired as volleyball assistant coachBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University athletic department has added a volleyball coaching position, an assistant coach that will help both the men’s and women’s programs. Men’s volleyball coach Ryan Booher and women’s volleyball coach Morris Cephas have announced the hire of Caitlin Bullock who will assist both squads this upcoming season.
Sprayberry selected All-Conference CarolinasBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team saw their season come to an end in the Conference Carolinas Tournament quarterfinal last week, but one Tornado was honored by the league at their annual banquet on Friday. Jeff Sprayberry led the Tornado in kills and garnered second team All-Conference Carolinas honors.
Top seed Erskine tops King in CC Tournament QuarterDUE WEST, S.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team qualified for the Conference Carolinas Tournament for the second straight season, but the Tornado had the task of face top seed Erskine College in the first round. The Flying Fleet took the first two sets before King took the third set to extend the match. However, the Tornado couldn’t complete the comeback, falling 3-1.
Tornado end regular season with sweep of Mount OliveBRISTOL, Tenn. – Topping off the regular season on Senior Day with a sweep, the King University men’s volleyball team defeated the University of Mount Olive in straight sets. In honor of, lone senior Matthew Lychock, the Tornado gutted out a three set, tough fought victory over the Trojans with Lychock recording seven kills and hitting a blistering .500.
Tornado fall short in battle with BulldogsBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's volleyball team fell to Barton College in a gritty five set match. After dropping the first set, the Tornado came back to win two straight sets but were unable to hold on as the Bulldogs rallied back taking the final two. Jeff Sprayberry posted a match-high 23 kills for the Tornado, while also recording 11 digs.
Tornado trio named academic All-Conference CarolinasBRISTOL, Tenn. – The men’s volleyball regular season concludes this weekend, and the Conference Carolinas office has announced their academic all-conference recipients for the season. Three members of the King University men’s volleyball team were recognized as part of the 18 honored across the conference.
King topped by league leader ErksineBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's volleyball team fell to Conference Carolinas leader Erskine College in a three set battle. The Flying Fleet was able to come out on top in each set but the Tornado put up a fight falling by no more than four points in all three sets.
Sprayberry sets season kills mark, King falls to CokerBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team jumped out of Conference Carolinas play to take on Coker College on Saturday afternoon in the Student Center Complex. Coker took the first two sets, but the Tornado came storming back to take the next two sets, forcing a fifth set. However, the Cobras took the set 15-12 for the 3-2 victory.
Sprayberry voted Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Player of the MonthBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in program history, the King University men’s volleyball team has an Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Player of the Month as voted on by the fans. Jeff Sprayberry had a stellar month for the Tornado and earned 2,968 votes, nearly 1,250 more than the second place vote-getter.
Team effort gives King sweep of Lees-McRaeBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team returned home on Wednesday evening and put together a solid team effort in a Conference Carolinas victory over Lees-McRae College. The Tornado hit nearly .400 and posted 11 blocks en route to the 3-0 win.
Conference leading Pfeiffer comes back to top TornadoMISENHEIMER, N.C. – Early on it appeared the King University men’s volleyball team was primed for the upset when they took on Conference Carolinas leading Pfeiffer University. The Tornado offense was on fire, taking the first two sets, but the Falcons came back to force the fifth set. King had a chance at match point, but the league-leaders scored the final three points to take the match 3-2.
Block helps Tornado top LimestoneBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team got a much needed win on Tuesday evening when the defeated Limestone College in Conference Carolinas tilt. The Tornado took two sets that went to extra points, including the fourth set after scoring the final three points to take the 3-1 victory.
George Mason takes match from King in threeBRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing for the second time in as many days, the King University men’s volleyball team squared off with George Mason University in the Student Center Complex. The first set went back-and-forth, but the Patriots took the frame on their way to the 3-0 victory.
Tornado drop match to McKendreeBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team returned to action with a tough match against McKendree University. The Bearcats took the first two sets before the Tornado bounced back to force a fourth set. However, McKendree took the fourth set, taking the 3-1 victory.
Saint Francis tops King in fourLORETTO, Pa. – After their tournament early in the week, the King University men’s volleyball team traveled to take on Saint Francis University on Saturday night. The Tornado took the second set, evening the match at one, but the home standing Red Flash took the final two sets for the 3-1 win.
King falls to ABU, Quincy on final day of tournamentBEREA, Ky. – The King University men’s volleyball team wrapped up play at their tournament with a pair of tough matches on Tuesday against Alderson Broaddus University and Quincy University. The Battlers topped King 3-1 in the first match of the day before the Tornado fell to Quincy 3-0 in the afternoon.
King outlasts Belmont Abbey, falls to GracelandBEREA, Ky. – The King University men’s volleyball team started their spring break with a win over Belmont Abbey College in Berea, Kentucky. The Tornado outlasted the Crusaders in five sets behind a pair of double-doubles and 29 kills from Jeff Sprayberry. King then dropped a nonconference affair to Graceland University in three sets.
Tornado fall in five at EmmanuelFRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men’s volleyball team took to the road to take on Emmanuel College in Conference Carolinas matchup. The Lions took the first set before King took the next two behind a high powered offensive attack. However, Emmanuel won the final two sets to take the contest 3-2.
Tornado fall in three at ErskineDUE WEST, S.C. – The King University men's volleyball team fell at Erskine College in three sets. After putting up a fight in each set King was unable to close one out falling 3-0. The Tornado posted 21 total blocks in the match, led by Matthew Lychock and Jon Wheaton with five each.
Sprayberry leads King past MarymountBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team got back into the win column on Friday night as they hosted Marymount University in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado got 17 kills from Jeff Sprayberry as they took the 3-0 sweep from the Saints.
King falls at LimestoneGAFFNEY, S.C. – A night after a tough five set home loss, the King University men’s volleyball team traveled to take on Limestone College in another Conference Carolinas match. The Saints used an early run to take the first set before winning a tight second set. Limestone then took the third set for the 3-0 victory.
Tornado drop heartbreaker to North GreenvilleBRISTOL, Tenn. – In a rematch of a tight five set match a couple weeks ago, the King University men’s volleyball team locked up with North Greenville University in another close match in the Student Center Complex. The Crusaders took the first two sets before Jeff Sprayberry and the Tornado offense brought King back to force a fifth set. The teams went back-and-forth down the stretch and the Crusaders prevailed, taking the set 18-16 and the match 3-2.
King edged in battle at Mount OliveMOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men's volleyball traveled to take on the University of Mount Olive Saturday afternoon in Conference Carolinas play. The Trojans were able to edge the Tornado in three-of-four sets by just two points each set taking a tough 3-1 victory.
Tornado fall at BartonBOONE, N.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team continued Conference Carolinas play on the road Friday night at Barton College. The Bulldogs took a narrow first set before taking the final two frames for the 3-0 victory.
Falcons top King in threeBRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off a victory on Friday night, the King University men’s volleyball team returned to Conference Carolinas play with a contest against Pfeiffer University. The Falcons set the tone from the onset, taking the contest 3-0.
Offense leads King past Alderson BroaddusBRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their first match of the week due to weather, the King University men’s volleyball team came out with an impressive offensive performance on Friday night. The Tornado hit .315 in the match and got a double-double from Jeff Sprayberry as they defeated Alderson Broaddus University 3-0.
Breast cancer awareness headlines weekend at KingBRISTOL, Tenn. – Come out to King University for many different athletic events, starting with a men’s volleyball match on Friday night, followed by basketball and wrestling on Saturday and acrobatics and tumbling on Sunday. At all of these events, King will be raising money for breast cancer as they will have t-shirts as well as other items for sale all weekend long.
King at Limestone postponedBRISTOL, Tenn. – With snow falling in the Tri Cities the King University men’s volleyball match at Limestone College scheduled for tonight has been postponed. The match has been rescheduled for February 24 with first serve from Gaffney, S.C. slated for 7:00 p.m.
Career nights not enough for Tornado to top CrusadersTIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team had three players post career nights on Thursday night at North Greenville, but it wasn’t enough for the Tornado to come away with a victory. The Tornado took the middle to sets to take a 2-1 lead, but the Crusaders staved off match points in the fourth set, taking the frame 28-26 before winning the fifth set 16-14 to take the match 3-2.
Tornado split matches with St. Andrews and Belmont AbbeyBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team traveled to Belmont Abbey College to play a pair of matches on Friday afternoon. The Tornado opened the day with a 3-0 victory over St. Andrews University before dropping a 3-0 decision to Belmont Abbey in a Conference Carolinas tilt.
Block leads to Tornado win at Lees-McRaeBRISTOL, Tenn. – In search of their first win of the season, the King University men’s volleyball team looked rested as they earned a sweep at Lees-McRae College on Wednesday evening. The Tornado took the first two sets, and scored the final five points of the third set, taking the sweep with a 26-24 third set victory.