Barton comes back to top Tornado in conference semisWILSON, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team was in a familiar place, the Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Championship at north division top seed Barton College. The north division third seeded Tornado started fast and held a 2-1 lead over the Bulldogs. However, Barton rallied to take the final two sets for the 3-2 win, ending King’s season.
Huddleston highlights five All-Conference Carolinas performersBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team finished third in the Conference Carolinas North Division and advanced to the semifinals of the conference championships with a win on Tuesday night. Prior to the semifinals getting underway, five Tornado were recognized when the league handed out their all-conference awards. Becca Huddleston and Cathy Scaniffe led the way as Huddleston garnered Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year accolades and Scaniffe was selected first team all-conference.
King advances to conference semis with sweep of SWUCENTRAL, S.C. – In what has become a common occurrence, the King University women’s volleyball team has advanced to the Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Championship semifinals. However, this year the third seed out of the north division, the Tornado went on the road and defeated south division second seed Southern Wesleyan University 3-0 in the quarterfinals on Tuesday evening.
Beckner, Humphreys named academic All-Conference CarolinasBRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Championship gets underway on Tuesday night, and the league has announced their academic all-conference honorees. King University had two student-athletes recognized, Ashton Beckner and Reghan Humphreys.
King falls at Erskine in regular season finaleDUE WEST, S.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team had a chance to host a Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Championship quarterfinal with a win in the regular season finale on Saturday. However, the Tornado had to square off with defending league champion Erskine College, and the Fly Fleet took the 3-0 victory.
Tornado come back to defeat Emmanuel in fiveFRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – In the final week of the regular season, the King University women’s volleyball team knew they need a pair of wins and some help to host a Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball championship match next week. The Tornado started the weekend with a 3-2 win at Emmanuel College on Friday night behind a career night from Ashton Beckner.
Scaniffe selected CoSIDA Academic All-DistrictBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the fourth consecutive season, the King University women’s volleyball team has had a member of the CoSIDA Academic All-District team. This season, Cathy Scaniffe earns the distinction for the first time in her career.
Tornado down Mount Olive in threeMOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team bounced back from a defeat on Friday night to take a 3-0 victory at the University of Mount Olive. Ashton Beckner continued her hot play of late, leading the Tornado with 13 kills.
King falls at Barton in fourWILSON, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team had a chance to avenge a Conference Carolinas defeat earlier in the season on Friday night when they traveled to take on Barton College. However, the Bulldogs took the first set, and then the final two frames to take the 3-1 win to stay on top of the Conference Carolinas North Division standings.
Serowski tabbed ECAC Defensive Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this season, King University women’s volleyball player Amy Serowski has been honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). The defensive specialist garnered ECAC Defensive Player of the Week honors following a big week in the back row, helping the Tornado to a 2-1 week.
Doran, Huddleston selected TSWA Players of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – For their performances last week, King University’s Becca Huddleston and Paula Doran were selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association Players of the week. Huddleston helped lead the women’s volleyball team to a 2-1 week while Doran led the women’s soccer team to a pair of wins.
Tornado sweep UVa-Wise in final regular season home matchBRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their final home regular season home match, the King University women’s volleyball team took a 3-0 victory over UVa-Wise on throwback night. The Tornado were led by senior Ashton Beckner who hit a blistering .562 in the match.
Tornado split pair of matches at Pfeiffer triangularMISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team split a pair of matches at Pfeiffer University on Saturday, taking the Conference Carolinas affair against the Falcons 3-0. The Tornado then fell to Georgia College 3-2 in the nightcap.
Tornado outlast Belmont Abbey in five set thrillerBELMONT, N.C. – In what has become a rivalry in Conference Carolinas, the King University women’s volleyball team outlasted Belmont Abbey College on Friday night. The Crusaders forced a fifth set after the Tornado took the second and third sets, but King scored the final three points of the fifth set to take the match 3-2.
Scaniffe tabbed TSWA Athlete of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this season, King University women’s volleyball player Cathy Scaniffe was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Volleyball Player of the Week. She had a solid week, averaging 4.50 kills per set in three matches last week.
On Senior day King sweeps Mount Olive 3-0BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's volleyball team played their final home regular season Conference Carolinas match of the year against Mount Olive University on Saturday afternoon. On senior day, the lone king senior, Ashton Beckner had eight kills and Cathy Scaniffe had 14 kills. The Tornado won in three sets to win their seventh conference game of the year.
Barton holds on to top Tornado in fiveBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team returned home to face Barton College in a key Conference Carolinas North Division matchup. The match lived up to the billing, going the distance as the Tornado battled back to force fifth set. The Bulldogs escaped the Student Center Complex with the 3-2 victory as the scored the final three points to take the fifth set 15-13.
King falls at Concord 3-1ATHENS, W.Va. – The King University women’s volleyball team continued their road trip, taking on Concord University in a nonconference tilt on Tuesday evening. The Mountain Lions earned the 3-1 behind a solid offensive performance.
Bobcats take tight four set match from KingBRISTOL, Tenn. – In a rematch of a thrilling five set match two weeks ago, the King University women’s volleyball team traveled to take on Lees-McRae College. This time, the Bobcats came out with a narrow 3-1 victory, taking the final set 32-30 as three of the four sets went to extra points.
Roe selected TSWA Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – Haley Roe had a stellar week, leading the King University women’s volleyball to a 2-1 record a week ago. The sophomore also garnered some individual accolades, being named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week.
Tornado drop first road test of the seasonCHARLESTON, W.Va. – The King University women’s volleyball team played their first true road match of the season on Wednesday night at the University of Charleston (W.Va.). The Golden Eagles set the tone early and took the match 3-0.
King rebounds with four set win over North GreenvilleBRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing less than 24 hours following their first loss in Conference Carolinas play, the King University women’s volleyball team returned to the court to face North Greenville University. The Tornado offense played well in the first set, but the Crusader offense may played a bit better in the second set to even the match. However, the Tornado came back late, taking the third set before winning the fourth set to take the match 3-1.
Warriors hand King first Conference Carolinas defeatBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this season, the King University women’s volleyball team dropped a Conference Carolinas match, falling to Southern Wesleyan University. King took the first set, but the Warriors came back, winning the next three sets for the 3-1 victory.
Tornado fight back to top Lees-McRae in fiveBRISTOL, Tenn. – How teams respond to adversity shows a lot about their character, and the King University women’s volleyball team showed their character once again on Tuesday night in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado trailed Lees-McRae College numerous times, but the King fought back and forced a fifth set, which King took 15-13 to take the match 15-13 and stay unbeaten in Conference Carolinas play.
Service line leads King to sweep of PfeifferBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team continued Conference Carolinas play with a sweep of Pfeiffer University on Wednesday night in the Student Center Complex. Tristyn Lozano led the Tornado offense as they topped the Falcons 25-6, 25-18, 25-17.
Huddleston, Scaniffe earn ECAC weekly awardsBRISTOL, Tenn. – The offensive duo of Becca Huddleston and Cathy Scaniffe helped the Tornado start the Conference Carolinas season 3-0 last week, and this week they were both recognized from the Eastern College Athletic Conference. Huddleston was named ECAC Rookie of the Week and Scaniffe garnered ECAC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
Scaniffe selected TSWA Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – Cathy Scaniffe helped lead the King University women's volleyball team to three Conference Carolinas victories last week, and she was rewarded on Tuesday when she was named Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week. The highlight of her week was her first career double-double in a 3-2 victory over Limestone College.
Scaniffe tabbed Conference Carolinas Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – Cathy Scaniffe helped lead the King University women’s volleyball team to three Conference Carolinas victories last week, and she was rewarded on Tuesday when she was named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week. The highlight of her week was her first career double-double in a 3-2 victory over Limestone College.
Tornado top Converse, stay unbeaten in league playBRISTOL, Tenn. – Not even 24 hours following a thrilling five set victory, the King University women’s volleyball returned to the court in the Student Center Complex to face another Conference Carolinas opponent. The Tornado took the first two sets from Converse College behind a stellar offensive attack, but the Valkyries came back to take the third set. The King offense got back on track in the fourth set, taking the match 3-1.
Scaniffe's career night helps King to thrilling win over LimestoneBRISTOL, Tenn. – In what was a thrilling match in the Student Center Complex, the King University women’s volleyball team came away with a Conference Carolinas victory on Friday night. The Tornado came back to defeat Limestone College 3-2 behind a career night from Cathy Scaniffe who posted her first career double-double.
Huddleston's double-double lifts King over Belmont AbbeyBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team played a tough nonconference schedule to get prepared for the Conference Carolinas season, and that paid off for the Tornado on Tuesday night. The Tornado got another double-double from Becca Huddleston as they defeated Belmont Abbey College 3-0, earning their first win of the season.
King drops pair at Flagler College ClassicST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The King University women’s volleyball team took their first road tip of the season and dropped a pair of match to solid competition at the Flagler College Classic. The Tornado fell to Armstrong State University 3-0 in the morning before dropping a 3-1 decision to Wingate University in the afternoon.
King falls in final two matches of King InviteBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team concluded play at the King Invitational with a pair of tough losses to Newberry College and Lincoln Memorial University. The Tornado fell to Newberry 3-1 in the opener before dropping the nightcap to the Railsplitters 3-0.
Tornado drop first two matches of King InviteBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team opened their season at the first day of the King Invitational where they faced a pair of solid opponents, Tusculum College and the University of Montevallo. The Tornado dropped a close 3-0 decision to Tusculum early in the day before falling 3-2 in a thriller against Montevallo to conclude the first day.
King earns AVCA Team Academic AwardBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team was recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for the six straight year when the organization announced their annual Team Academic Award recipients. The AVCA Team Academic Award honors collegiate and high school teams that maintain at least a 3.30 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Cephas inks eight for 2016BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off back-to-back Conference Carolinas North Division titles, and three straight conference championships, King University women’s volleyball head coach Morris Cephas has added eight student-athletes to help the Tornado earn another title in 2016.
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.
Tornado grow on mission trip to Costa RicaBRISTOL, Tenn. – There are many different ways for collegiate teams to give back to not only their home community, but communities around the world, and King University women’s volleyball coach Morris Cephas likes to take a mission trip every other year to not only give back to a community in need, but to help team bonding. Earlier this spring, Cephas and his team partnered with Sport X Change to travel to a few cities in Costa Rica and spent 10 days on this ministry.
King to host volleyball camps in June and JulyBRISTOL, Tenn. – King University will be hosting four different volleyball camps this summer in the Student Center Complex. The camps wills start with the high school hitter/setter camp on June 25-26 and continue with high school front row and back row defensive camp on June 27-28. From July 5-7 there will be middle school camp and the Tornado Team Camp is slated for July 25-27.