2012 Butler Volleyball Headlines

May 14, 2013
Butler Adds Stellar Volleyball Recruiting Class
The Butler volleyball program has added five standout players for the upcoming season, head coach Sharon Clark announced recently.

April 25, 2013
Volleyball Spring Round-Up
The Butler volleyball team completed its spring exhibition season undefeated. The Bulldogs only dropped two sets, defeating six teams across the Midwest.

March 13, 2013
Feature: Kelly Kyle To Play In 2013 Deaflympics
Butler volleyball player Kelly Kyle will represent Team USA in the 2013 Deaflympics in Bulgaria this summer. Click here to read more.

February 26, 2013
Butler Volleyball Update
It’s been a busy offseason for Butler Volleyball. Two players spent time in Colorado Springs with USA Volleyball, the team visited Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital and the women have several spring contests upcoming.

December 10, 2012
Butler Volleyball Online Auction
Butler fans can make a difference in the lives of BU volleyball student-athletes by bidding in the 6th Annual Butler Volleyball Online Auction. Bidding begins Monday, Dec. 10.

November 16, 2012
VCU Edges Butler In 5 Sets
VCU, which owns the most wins in the Atlantic 10, needed every point it earned to get past a hot Butler volleyball team on Friday. The Rams outlasted the Bulldogs 3-2 to advance to the league semifinal.

November 14, 2012
Volleyball Tourney Time: Butler vs. VCU
The Butler volleyball team will make its first appearance in the Atlantic 10 Volleyball Championship this weekend when it takes on No. 3 seed VCU Friday, Nov. 16. The tournament is hosted by Duquesne.

November 12, 2012
Barber Named A-10 Offensive Co-Player of the Week
Senior outside hitter Rachel Barber has been named A-10 Offensive Co-Player of the Week after helping the Bulldogs beat Saint Louis Saturday and clinch the sixth and final spot in the Atlantic 10 Volleyball Championship.

November 11, 2012
Butler Seeded 6th In A-10 Tournament
After a 2-7 start, the Butler volleyball team rallied for five straight wins and will play in the Atlantic 10 Volleyball Championship this week. BU is the No. 6 seed and will face No. 3 seed VCU.

November 10, 2012
Bulldogs Rout SLU, Claim Spot In A-10 Tourney
In the final regular season match of her college career, senior Rachel Barber led all players with 14 kills and hit .433 to lead the Butler volleyball team to a 3-0 win over Saint Louis.

November 8, 2012
Bulldogs Host Saint Louis In Must-Win Saturday Match
The Butler volleyball team brings a four-match winning streak into this weekend’s season finale, a Saturday evening match against Saint Louis. A win over the Billikens would lift the Bulldogs to a .500 record in their first season in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

November 4, 2012
Bulldogs Roll Past Temple
Junior Maggie Harbison had 16 kills and six blocks to lead the Butler volleyball team to a 3-1 win over Temple on Sunday. Butler has now won four straight matches.

November 2, 2012
Bulldogs Rout La Salle
Junior Morgan Peterson, the starting setter, led BU with nine kills and .643 hitting as the Butler volleyball team cruised past La Salle 3-0 on Friday night. Butler hit a season-best .354 in a victory that took just 66 minutes.

November 1, 2012
Bulldogs Host La Salle And Temple This Weekend
After its most successful weekend in league play this season, the Butler volleyball team can make a push in the standings this weekend at home against La Salle and Temple. The Explorers visit Hinkle Friday, Nov. 2 and Temple is at BU two days later at noon.

October 27, 2012
Bulldogs Rout Rhode Island
The Bulldogs stifled Rhode Island into .021 hitting as the Butler volleyball team rolled past URI 3-0 on Saturday night.

October 26, 2012
Butler Sweeps Fordham
The Butler volleyball team hit .274 and built a large advantage in blocking in a 3-0 win at Fordham.

October 21, 2012
No. 18 Dayton Edges Butler 3-1
Sophomore Brooke Ruffolo led BU with 21 digs but the Butler volleyball team couldn't hold leads as the 18th-ranked Dayton Flyers won 3-1 at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

October 19, 2012
Xavier Slides Past Butler
Xavier hit .301 as a team and had two players with 16 kills each to beat the Butler volleyball team on Friday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Junior Claire Randich led Butler in kills and blocks.

October 17, 2012
Bulldogs Hosting Xavier, Dayton This Weekend
The Butler volleyball team returns to Hinkle Fieldhouse this weekend for Homecoming, hosting Xavier Friday night and 18th-ranked Dayton Sunday at noon.

October 13, 2012
VCU Sweeps Butler 3-0
Sophomore Erica Stahl led the Bulldogs in kills and blocks but the Butler volleyball team lost 3-0 at VCU on Saturday night. It was the first-ever meeting between the two new Atlantic 10 Conference members.

October 11, 2012
Bulldogs Get Road Win At Charlotte
Junior Maggie Harbison had 15 kills on .270 hitting and the Butler volleyball team got its first A-10 road win with a 3-1 victory at Charlotte on Thursday.

October 10, 2012
Bulldogs On Road At Charlotte, VCU
The Butler volleyball team will be playing two teams for the first time ever this weekend when it travels to Charlotte and VCU. The Bulldogs are aiming to bounce back after two straight losses.

October 8, 2012
Photo Gallery: Butler Volleyball
Click here to see recent photos of Butler's 3-0 win over George Washington.

October 6, 2012
Saint Louis Edges Butler
Junior Maggie Harbison led all players with 14 kills on .351 hitting but an off night serving cost the Butler volleyball team in a 3-1 loss at Saint Louis on Saturday.

October 4, 2012
Bulldogs Take On Saint Louis This Saturday
Next up for the Butler volleyball team is a trip to its Atlantic 10 travel partner Saint Louis Saturday, Oct. 6. The Bulldogs enter the weekend having split at home last weekend vs. George Washington and Duquesne.

September 29, 2012
Duquesne Downs Dawgs
Junior Maggie Harbison led Butler with 15 kills and 10 digs and BU had an early lead but Duquesne out-lasted the Bulldog volleyball team 3-1 on Saturday night.

September 28, 2012
Bulldogs Rout GW In A-10 Home Opener
In its first Atlantic 10 home match, the Butler volleyball team showed it will be a force in the conference with a quick 3-0 rout of George Washington on Friday night.

September 26, 2012
Bulldogs Host First A-10 Weekend At Hinkle
The Butler volleyball team will be the first team to host an Atlantic 10 event when George Washington visits Hinkle Fieldhouse Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.The Bulldogs, who went 10-4 in non-conference play, will be looking for their first A-10 win.

September 24, 2012
Butler Volleyball Photos
Click here to see some recent shots of the Bulldogs in action.

September 22, 2012
Bulldogs Swept 3-0 At Xavier
The Butler volleyball team finished its first weekend of A-10 play with a 3-0 loss at Xavier. The Bulldogs will be at home against George Washington and Duquesne next weekend at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

September 21, 2012
Dawgs Lose A-10 Opener At Dayton
For two sets, Butler was as good as the nation's 22nd-ranked team before falling 3-1 Friday night at Dayton's Frericks Center.

September 19, 2012
Bulldogs Open A-10 Play At Dayton, Xavier
The Butler volleyball team will be the first team at BU to play an Atlantic 10 contest when it travels to Dayton and Xavier this weekend. BU enters conference play having won four of its last five matches.

September 17, 2012
Erica Stahl Tabbed A-10 Defensive Player Of The Week
Erica Stahl, a 6-4 sophomore middle blocker, was selected as Atlantic 10 Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week after leading Butler to a 3-1 record last week.

September 15, 2012
Bulldogs Sweep Kent State
The Butler volleyball team made quick work of Kent State Saturday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse, beating the Golden Flashes 3-0. With the victory, Butler finished its week 3-1, including a 2-1 mark at the Butler Invitational.

September 14, 2012
Bulldogs Come From Behind To Beat SEMO
Down 2-1, the Butler volleyball team fought back to capture a 3-2 win over Southeast Missouri State on Friday at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Junior Maggie Harbison led Butler with 17 kills, 17 digs and five blocks.

September 14, 2012
Bulldogs Split Friday Matches
After starting the day with a thrilling 3-2 win over SEMO, the Butler volleyball team fell to UC-Davis 3-0 on Friday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

September 12, 2012
Bulldogs Hosting Butler Invitational This Weekend
For the second consecutive weekend, the Butler volleyball team will host a four-team invitational at Hinkle Fieldhouse, as SEMO, UC-Davis and Kent State come to BU Sept. 14-15.

September 11, 2012
Bulldogs Rout Wright State In 3
The Butler volleyball team hit .306 with a balanced offensive attack and made quick work of Wright State in a 3-0 blowout on Tuesday night. The victory lifted BU to an 8-3 overall record, the team's best start since 2008.

September 10, 2012
Harbison, Randich Named All-Tournament
Juniors Maggie Harbison and Claire Randich were selected to the all-tournament team at the Butler Classic over the weekend. The two Bulldog players were honored after leading BU to a 2-1 record at the four-team event.

September 10, 2012
Randich Named A-10 Defensive Player Of The Week
Junior Claire Randich was selected as Atlantic 10 Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week after leading Butler to a 3-1 record last week. It is the first career weekly honor for the junior middle blocker from Joliet, Ill.

September 8, 2012
Bulldogs Roll Past Indiana
The Butler volleyball team finished its third straight 2-1 weekend with a 3-1 win over Indiana on Saturday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Junior Maggie Harbison had 16 kills and junior Claire Randich posted nine blocks in the win over the Hoosiers.

September 7, 2012
Bulldogs Beat Western Illinois In Classic Opener
Junior Maggie Harbison had team highs of 18 kills and 19 digs to lead the Butler volleyball team to a 3-1 win over Western Illinois on Friday afternoon. The match was the opener of the four-team Butler Classic at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

September 7, 2012
Stephen F. Austin Holds Off Butler
Butler went toe-to-toe for the first two sets before falling 3-0 to Stephen F. Austin on Friday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Bulldog volleyball team went 1-1 on the first day of the four-team event.

September 6, 2012
Bulldogs Hosting Butler Classic This Weekend
After playing its first seven matches on the road, the Butler volleyball team will host the Butler Classic at Hinkle Fieldhouse this weekend. Butler will play Western Illinois and Stephen F. Austin before a Saturday night showdown vs. Indiana.

September 4, 2012
Bulldogs Block IUPUI In 5 Sets
Missing a starter and with players playing out of position, the Butler volleyball team blocked its way to a 3-2 win at IUPUI on Tuesday night. Butler had 19 team blocks, holding IUPUI to .128 hitting on the night.

September 1, 2012
Dawgs Hang On For 3-2 Victory
Sophomore Belle Obert posted 19 kills and 11 digs and the Butler volleyball team served aggressively to a 3-2 win over Coastal Carolina on Saturday.

September 1, 2012
BU Falls At Pitt
The Butler volleyball team lost two close sets in a 3-0 loss at Pittsburgh on Saturday night. The Bulldogs finished the weekend 2-1, leaving Pittsburgh with wins over Howard and Coastal Carolina.

August 31, 2012
Bulldogs Cruise To Easy Win
BU hit .330 and 12 players saw action as the Butler volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 win over Howard on Friday evening. The Bulldogs have won three straight.

August 30, 2012
Bulldogs Face Road Trip To Pittsburgh
Coming off a successful season-opening weekend in Chicago, the Butler volleyball team will travel to Pittsburgh for three matches at Pitt. BU opens the weekend vs. Howard Friday, Aug. 31 and plays Coastal Carolina and Pitt on Saturday.

August 25, 2012
Bulldogs Sweep Eastern Illinois
Sophomore Belle Obert posted a double-double and junior setter Morgan Peterson had a strong all-around performance to lead the Butler volleyball team to a 3-0 win over Eastern Illinois.

August 25, 2012
Butler Takes 5-Set Thriller Over DePaul
The Butler volleyball team fell behind 2-1 but finished strong to win in five sets at DePaul Saturday night. Butler and Eastern Illinois each went 2-1 to lead the tourney field, and the Bulldogs defeated the Panthers Saturday afternoon.

August 24, 2012
Dawgs Fall To Indiana State In Season Opener
Junior Maggie Harbison smacked 13 kills with seven digs, but the Butler volleyball drop its 2012 season opener 3-1 to Indiana State at DePaul. The Bulldogs play Eastern Illinois and DePaul Saturday in Chicago.

August 23, 2012
Bulldogs Open Season At DePaul
The 38th season of Butler volleyball will begin this weekend in Chicago, as the Bulldogs play Indiana State, Eastern Illinois and DePaul at the DePaul Invitational. The weekend in the Windy City begins Butler’s quest for a fifth straight winning season.

August 21, 2012
Putting The Pieces Together: 2012 Butler Volleyball
Head coach Sharon Clark says the 2012 edition of Butler volleyball is one of the most talented teams in years. Several experienced players may set the table for Butler to have a winning season for the fifth straight year. Whether the team can put all the pieces together and playing in a new conference will be the year's top storylines.

August 20, 2012
Butler Volleyball Earns Academic Recognition
The Butler volleyball team earned AVCA Team Academic Award status for the 2011-12 school year. The Bulldogs, who as a team posted a 3.396 cumulative GPA, were one of 103 NCAA Division I teams recognized.

June 12, 2012
Butler Volleyball Finalizes Schedule
Two in-season invitationals and a new and exciting Atlantic 10 schedule highlight the 2012 Butler volleyball schedule. BU will have 13 home matches this season at Hinkle Fieldhouse.