Tornado sweep past ErskineBRISTOL, 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 EmmanuelBRISTOL, 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 winMISENHEIMER, 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 QuincyBRISTOL, 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 winBRISTOL, 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 WeekBRISTOL, 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 SaturdayBRISTOL, 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 LindenwoodBRISTOL, 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.
Tornado sweep past Lees-McRaeBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team pulled within one win of make some history on Wednesday night when they topped Lees-McRae College 3-0. King now has 14 wins on the season and nine in Conference Carolinas play, coming within one of each school record.
Bell's double-double lifts King over LimestoneGAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team continued their hot start to the season with a sweep of Conference Carolinas foe Limestone College. Kiel Bell led the way for the Tornado, posting a double-double in the 3-0 win.
Tornado bounce back behind Sprayberry to top NGUTIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team got off to a slow start on Wednesday night at North Greenville University. However, the Tornado came back after dropping the first set behind Jeff Sprayberry to take the 3-1 victory.
Tornado come back to top BartonBRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a tough five set defeat on Friday night, the King University men’s volleyball team found themselves behind Barton College 2-1 on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado fought back to force a fifth set, and then took the fifth set 17-15 behind senior Eddie Moushikhian for the 3-2 victory.
Mount Olive comes back to stun Tornado in fiveBRISTOL, Tenn. – In the biggest match of the season thus far for the King University men’s volleyball team, the Tornado came out playing well in the first two sets against the University of Mount Olive. However, the Trojan offense picked up in the third and fourth sets, forcing a fifth set. In the fifth set, Mount Olive came back late in the frame to take the set 15-13 an the match 3-2.
Balanced attack lifts Tornado over LMUHARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team continued their hot start to the season with their second straight sweep, topping Lincoln Memorial University 3-0. The Tornado used a balanced attack, four players with at least seven kills to take the nonconference tilt.
King sweeps Erskine, stays undefeated in league playDUE WEST, S.C. – Following a five set match on Friday, the King University men’s volleyball team came away with a sweep at Erskine College on Saturday. The Tornado improved their record to 9-1, their best start in program history.
Tornado come back to defeat EmmanuelFRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – Winning conference matches on the road is never easy, the King University men’s volleyball team learned that on Friday night. The Tornado trailed at Emmanuel College, but King came back to take the 3-2 victory, keeping the best start in program history intact.
Moushikhian tabbed Conference Carolinas Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball program is off to their best start in program history behind a stellar offensive attack. One of those offensive players, Eddie Moushikhian was selected Conference Carolinas Player of the week after helping lead King to a pair of league wins last week.
Moushikhian powers King past Belmont AbbeyBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team stayed perfect in Conference Carolinas play with a sweep of Belmont Abbey College on Saturday. Eddie Moushikhian led the offense with 15 kills, moving King to 7-1 on the season.
Record setting night leads King to victoryBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's volleyball team returned to the Student Center for the first time since January 13th on Tuesday night to take on Pfeiffer University. The Tornado had a score of 25-13 for three straight sets to take the victory behind a .644 hitting percentage in the match.
King opens league play with win at LMCBANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men's volleyball team opened Conference Carolinas play with a road victory at Lees-McRae College on Wednesday night. Following a setback in the second set, the Tornado took the final two sets for the 3-1 victory.
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.