2013 Butler Volleyball
December 11, 2013
AVCA Announces 2013 Division I All-Region Awards
Just two weeks after earning All-BIG EAST Conference honors the trio of Erica Stahl, Morgan Peterson, and Belle Obert continued to be recognized for their outstanding efforts as all three players were named All-East Region by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).
November 29, 2013
#24 Marquette Eliminates Butler from BIG EAST Tournament
The 2013 volleyball season came to a close on Friday afternoon as Butler dropped a 3-1 decision to No. 24 Marquette in the first round of the BIG EAST Tournament (18-25, 25-14, 22-25, 16-25). The Bulldogs ended the year with an overall record of 24-8, their highest win total under the guidance of head coach Sharon Clark.
November 27, 2013
BIG EAST Announces Volleyball All-Conference Teams
The BIG EAST office has recognized Belle Obert and Erica Stahl as First Team All-BIG EAST performers for the 2013 season. Senior setter Morgan Peterson was also honored as she was selected to the All-BIG EAST Second Team.
November 26, 2013
Volleyball to Face Top-Seed Marquette in BIG EAST Tournament
The tournament schedule is set and the Bulldogs are ready for their first taste of postseason volleyball action as members of the BIG EAST conference. Butler earned the No. 4 seed and will therefore face No. 1 seed Marquette on Friday, Nov. 29. The match will begin at 5 p.m. EST.
November 23, 2013
Butler Falls to Marquette in Regular Season Finale
Butler ended the2013 regular season with a 3-1 setback at the Al McGuire Center as the Golden Eagles held off the Bulldogs 25-22, 23-25, 27-25, and 29-27. The intense battle between two tournament teams featured 15 lead changes and 38 ties.
November 22, 2013
Butler Volleyball Defeats DePaul 3-1
Butler lost the opening set to DePaul on Friday night, but the team responded with a 3-0 run to record their 24th win of the season (20-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-11). Stephanie Kranda exploded with a match-high 17 kills as Butler improves to 11-4 in the BIG EAST.
November 21, 2013
Regular Season Finale on Deck for Butler Volleyball
The 2013 volleyball regular season will come to a close this weekend as the Bulldogs end the BIG EAST schedule with matches at DePaul and Marquette. Both Butler and Marquette will be in the BIG EAST Tournament next weekend along with Xavier and Creighton. The tournament teams are locked but the seeds will not be set until the final regular season match.
November 16, 2013
Bulldogs Sweep Wildcats on Senior Day
The Butler volleyball team improved to 23-6 overall after sweeping Villanova on Saturday afternoon (25-20, 25-20, 26-24). The win gave Butler a 10-4 BIG EAST record with just two regular season matches left in the 2013 season.
November 15, 2013
Bulldogs Sweep Hoyas on Friday Night
The Butler volleyball team improved in each set on Friday night as they swept the Georgetown Hoyas 3-0 (25-23, 25-17, 25-14). Tomorrow’s match vs. Villanova will mark the final home game of the 2013 regular season as the Bulldogs host the Wildcats with a 9-4 BIG EAST record.
November 14, 2013
Volleyball Ends Home Schedule vs. Georgetown and Villanova
A unique twist in the BIG EAST schedule will have Georgetown and Villanova playing at Hinkle Fieldhouse just one weekend after the teams hosted Butler at their respective home courts. The Bulldogs swept both teams on the road to improve to 8-4 in the BIG EAST Conference. Each match down the stretch will be very important as the top four teams in the standings make the conference tournament.
November 10, 2013
Bulldogs Sweep Hoyas to Cap Perfect Weekend
The Butler volleyball team recorded a 3-0 win over Georgetown on Sunday to improve to 21-6 overall (25-16, 25-20, 25-16). The Bulldogs move to 8-4 in conference games with the sweep over the Hoyas.
November 9, 2013
Bulldogs Reach 20 Wins at Villanova
The Butler volleyball team is now 20-6 overall after recording a 3-0 sweep over Villanova on Saturday night (25-7, 25-18, 25-17). The Bulldogs dominated the opening set to take control of the action as the team now moves to 7-4 in BIG EAST competition.
November 8, 2013
Volleyball to Play at Villanova and Georgetown this Weekend
Butler will play a pair of road matches this weekend as they travel to Villanova on Saturday to face the Wildcats and end the weekend with a Sunday afternoon match at Georgetown. This is the first meeting of the season for Butler against either opponent as the Bulldogs begin the road trip with a 6-4 record in the BIG EAST conference.
November 2, 2013
Volleyball Ends Weekend with 3-0 Sweep over DePaul
The Butler volleyball team improved to 19-6 overall with a 3-0 victory over the DePaul Blue Demons on Saturday night (25-22, 25-17, 25-11). The win moves Butler to 6-4 in the BIG EAST conference with six matches remaining in the regular season.
November 1, 2013
First Place Eagles Defeat Bulldogs 3-1
Marquette fought off Butler on Friday night in a highly competitive BIG EAST matchup by the final score of 3-1 (24-26, 28-30, 27-25, 23-25). The entertaining match featured 35 ties and 12 lead changes.
October 30, 2013
Bulldogs to Host Marquette and DePaul this Weekend
The month of November will begin with a BIG EAST showdown between Butler and Marquette on Friday night as the Bulldogs host the Golden Eagles at 7 p.m. Action continues on Saturday, Nov. 2 as Butler hosts DePaul at 7 p.m.
October 29, 2013
Stahl Earns BIG EAST Player of the Week Honors
Erica Stahl earned her first BIG EAST Player of the Week honor on Tuesday as the middle blocker helped Butler record two conference wins to end the month of October. The junior recorded her first two double-doubles of the season in road wins over Seton Hall and St. John’s.
October 26, 2013
Butler Wins in Five Sets at St. John’s
It took all five sets on Saturday night, but the Bulldogs were able to improve their overall record to 18-5 with a 3-2 win at St. John’s (25-21, 25-20, 24-26, 23-25, 15-9).
October 25, 2013
Volleyball Earns 3-1 Road Win at Seton Hall
The Bulldogs snapped a two-match losing streak by defeating Seton Hall on the road this afternoon 3-1 (25-19, 22-25, 25-22, 25-17). With the win, Butler improved their overall record to 17-5 which includes a 4-3 mark in the BIG EAST.
October 24, 2013
Volleyball Continues Road Trip to End October
The Bulldogs will try to sweep the season series against Seton Hall and St. John’s this weekend with a pair of road matches. Butler will face the Pirates on Friday afternoon and finish the weekend with a 7 p.m. match against the Red Storm.
October 20, 2013
Butler Falls at Creighton 3-1
The Butler volleyball team took a 3-1 loss at Creighton on Sunday afternoon (22-25, 14-25, 25-20, 19-25). With the loss, Butler moves to 16-5 overall with a 3-3 BIG EAST record. The Bluejays tie the season series with the win and improve to 14-4 overall with a 5-1 conference record.
October 17, 2013
Volleyball Shifts Focus to Creighton
The Bulldogs will be on the road this weekend as they face the Creighton Bluejays at D.J. Sokol Arena on Sunday, Oct. 20. The match will begin at 2 p.m.
October 11, 2013
Bulldogs Fall in Five at Xavier
The Bulldogs held a 2-1 advantage after winning set three 25-13, but the Xavier Musketeers forced a fifth set and went on to win Friday night’s match to improve to 4-1 in the BIG EAST (22-25, 28-26, 25-13, 25-27, 9-15). With the loss, the Bulldogs move to 16-4 with a 3-2 conference record.
October 10, 2013
Volleyball Looks Ahead to Xavier Match
Only one match appears on the weekend schedule for Butler as the volleyball team returns to the court after improving their overall record to 16-3 with three conference wins to start the month of October. The focus now shifts to Xavier as the Bulldogs will attempt to even the season series on Friday, Oct. 11.
October 8, 2013
Peterson Tabbed BIG EAST Player of the Week
Setter Morgan Peterson has been named BIG EAST Volleyball Player of the Week as announced by the conference office on Monday, Oct. 7. Peterson helped the Bulldogs post a 3-0 record last week with wins over No. 22 Creighton, St. John’s and Seton Hall.
October 6, 2013
Volleyball Ends Weekend with 3-0 Sweep over Seton Hall
The Butler volleyball team put the finishing touches on a great weekend as they improved to 16-3 overall with a 3-0 victory over Seton Hall (25-13, 25-16, 25-17). The Bulldogs went 3-0 this weekend against BIG EAST opponents moving their conference record to 3-1.
October 5, 2013
Butler Volleyball Sweeps St. John’s 3-0
Less than 24 hours after defeating a nationally-ranked opponent, the Butler women’s volleyball team returned to the court and continued to play at a high level on Saturday as they easily defeated the St. John’s Red Storm 3-0 (25-12, 25-9, 25-13). Butler is now 15-3 overall with a 2-1 record in the BIG EAST.
October 4, 2013
Butler Knocks Off No. 22 Creighton 3-1
After taking a tough 26-24 loss in the opening set, the Butler women’s volleyball team responded by winning three-straight sets in order to defeat No. 22 Creighton 3-1 (24-26, 25-20, 25-17, 25-22).
October 3, 2013
Volleyball to Host Pink Weekend
The Butler volleyball program will host three BIG EAST opponents this weekend inside Hinkle Fieldhouse. Creighton, St. John’s and Seton Hall will all visit Hinkle Fieldhouse for the first time as the Bulldogs search for their first conference win of the year.
September 28, 2013
Bulldogs Beat Marian 3-0
The Butler women's volleyball team improved to 13-3 overall with a 3-0 sweep over the Marian Knights on Saturday afternoon (25-6, 25-12, 25-13).
September 27, 2013
Bulldogs Take 3-1 Loss to Xavier in BIG EAST Opener
INDIANAPOLIS – The Butler Bulldog women’s volleyball team competed in BIG EAST competition for the first time on Friday night as they hosted the Xavier Musketeers at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Slow starts became a theme for Butler as the team took a 3-1 loss (23-25, 25-21, 20-25, 24-26).
September 26, 2013
Volleyball Opens BIG EAST Schedule with Xavier
The women’s volleyball team will host two matches over the weekend as the BIG EAST conference opener sets the tone on Friday, Sept. 27. The Bulldogs will host the Xavier Musketeers at 7 p.m. and end the weekend hosting Marian on Saturday at 4 p.m.
September 24, 2013
Butler Volleyball Alum Featured on The Today Show
Former Butler student-athlete Eileen Orban was featured on The Today Show this morning with her dog Dempsey. Dempsey is a survivor who was intentionally burned as a puppy, but at two-and-a-half years old this boxer / mastiff mix now has a chance to be featured on NBC’s Chicago Fire as the producers search for the top firehouse dog in the nation.
September 21, 2013
Bulldogs Sweep Toledo in Championship Match
The Butler volleyball team swept Toledo 3-0 on Saturday night to win the 2013 Butler Classic (25-21, 25-18, 25-16). Morgan Peterson was named Tournament MVP for the Bulldogs as she ended the weekend with her fifth double-double of the season.
September 20, 2013
Bulldogs Open Classic with 3-0 Sweep over Green Bay
The Bulldogs improved to 10-2 on the year with a 3-0 win over Green Bay in the opening match of the Butler Classic (25-19, 25-14, 25-21). The team will return to the court tonight at 7 p.m. to play UT Martin.
September 20, 2013
Butler Sweeps UT Martin 3-0
Butler improved to 2-0 in the Butler Classic and 11-2 overall on Friday night after defeating the UT Martin Skyhawks 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-17). The classic will resume tomorrow with Toledo playing Green Bay at 11 a.m., Green Bay playing UT Martin at 3 p.m. and Butler hosting Toledo in the nightcap at 7 p.m.
September 19, 2013
Butler Classic Set for Sept. 20-21
After posting a 2-1 record last weekend in the Butler Invitational, the Bulldogs will return to Hinkle Fieldhouse this weekend to host the Butler Classic from Sept. 20-21. Green Bay, UT Martin and Toledo will round out the field as Butler looks to continue a successful 2013 campaign.
September 14, 2013
No. 15 Michigan State Closes Out Butler 3-0
No. 15 Michigan State defeated Butler on Saturday night to win the 2013 Butler Invitational championship match 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-18). The Bulldogs were highly competitive in each set, but the nationally ranked Spartans were able to close out the close sets to earn the 3-0 sweep.
September 13, 2013
Volleyball Wins Nightcap 3-0 over IPFW
The Bulldogs improved to 9-1 overall with a 3-0 win over IPFW on Friday night. Butler posted a high attack percentage in all three sets to earn the sweep.
September 13, 2013
Bulldogs Rally for 3-2 Win over Illinois State
The Butler volleyball team picked up their eighth win of the season with a comeback victory over Illinois State in the first game of the Butler Invitational on Friday afternoon. The Bulldogs were down 2-0 at the break, but adjustments were made and the team came back to record an impressive 18-16 win in the fifth set to earn the victory.
September 11, 2013
Volleyball to Host Butler Invitational
Four high-profile teams will compete in the Butler Invitational this weekend as the Bulldogs play host to Illinois State, IPFW and No. 15 Michigan State. Three games will be played on both Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14. The format for the tournament will have games being played at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day.
September 10, 2013
Volleyball to Host Wright State at Hinkle Fieldhouse
The volleyball team will host Wright State in a midweek contest on Tuesday, Sept. 10. This match marks the beginning of a long stretch of home games as the Bulldogs will play their next 12-straight matches inside Hinkle Fieldhouse.
September 10, 2013
Butler Sweeps Wright State 3-0
The Butler volleyball team is 7-1 overall after sweeping Wright State 3-0 on Tuesday night (25-7, 25-16, 25-21). The Bulldogs have won three-straight matches and are now a perfect 2-0 inside Hinkle Fieldhouse.
September 7, 2013
Bulldogs Record 3-0 Win over Eastern Kentucky
Butler finished the Arizona Classic on a high note by defeating the Eastern Kentucky Colonels by the final score of 3-0 on Saturday night. The Bulldogs cruised to an easy win in the first set, but they were forced to battle to end the match in three with a 25-22 win in the second followed by a 26-24 win in the finale.
September 7, 2013
Butler Sweeps Utah Valley 3-0
Butler improved to 5-1 on the regular season with a 3-0 win over Utah Valley in day two of the Arizona Classic. The Bulldogs dominated sets one and three on their way to winning their fifth match of the season. The Arizona Classic will end later today as the Bulldogs face Eastern Kentucky at 7:30.
September 6, 2013
Volleyball Takes First Loss at Arizona
Butler’s four-match winning streak came to an end on Friday night as the team fell 3-0 at Arizona in the first game of the Desert Classic. Butler dropped the first set 25-11, but came back with two competitive sets in two and three falling 25-19 and 25-20.
September 5, 2013
Arizona Classic Up Next for Women’s Volleyball
The undefeated women’s volleyball team will participate in another non-conference tournament this weekend when they take on the competition in the Arizona Classic. The Bulldogs will play the Wildcats on Friday night at 10 p.m. and end the weekend with two matches on Saturday.
September 3, 2013
Home Opener up Next for Volleyball
The volleyball team will host IUPUI in the 2013 home opener just days after sweeping the competition in the Cincinnati Invitational. Action inside the Hinkle Fieldhouse will start at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
September 3, 2013
Butler Wins Home Opener in Five Sets
It took all five sets on Tuesday night, but the Butler Bulldogs remain undefeated after beating cross-town rival IUPUI 3-2 in the 2013 home opener (25-21, 28-30, 23-25, 26-24, 15-9). Butler moves to 4-0 with the win and IUPUI falls to 1-3 on the year with the loss.
August 31, 2013
Butler Remains Undefeated with 3-0 Win over Tennessee
The Butler volleyball team put the finishing touches on an awesome weekend as the Bulldogs defeated Tennessee 3-0 in the final game of the Cincinnati Invitational (25-22, 25-21, 25-18). Belle Obert was named Tournament MVP on Saturday while Morgan Peterson and Claire Randich took home All-Tournament Team honors.
August 30, 2013
Volleyball Opens 2013 Season at Cincinnati Invitational
The 2013 women’s volleyball season begins this weekend as the Butler Bulldogs travel to Cincinnati to compete in the UC Invitational. Butler will play Cincinnati and Morehead State on Friday, Aug. 30 and end the round-robin tournament with a single match against Tennessee on Saturday.
August 30, 2013
Bulldogs Comeback to Defeat Morehead State 3-1
Butler lost the opening set, but came back to dominate the rest of the match as they improve to 2-0 with a 3-1 win over Morehead State in the 2013 Cincinnati Invitational. Hours after defeating host Cincinnati, the Bulldogs returned to Fifth Third Arena to defeat the Eagles 21-25, 25-13, 25-13, 25-18.
August 30, 2013
Volleyball Sweeps Cincinnati in Season Opener
The Butler women’s volleyball team got off to a great start to the 2013 season by defeating Cincinnati 3-0 in the regular season opener 25-17, 25-23, 25-22. The Bulldogs will play two more games in the Cincinnati Invitational with a night game vs. Morehead State coming up later today and an afternoon match vs. Tennessee on Saturday.
August 28, 2013
Volleyball Prepares for Upcoming 2013 Schedule
Head Coach Sharon Clark has put together a challenging 2013 volleyball schedule after posting a 17-12 overall record last season. The Bulldogs will face five teams that made the NCAA Tournament a year ago, including two teams that made the AVCA Top 25 Preseason Poll.
August 27, 2013
Women’s Volleyball Honored for Academic Excellence
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has recognized the Butler women’s volleyball program for their academic excellence during the 2012-13 season. The Bulldogs earned the AVCA Team Academic Award along with 621 other teams setting a new all-time record for this award.
August 26, 2013
Volleyball Picked Sixth in BIG EAST Preseason Poll
NEW YORK – The Butler volleyball team was tabbed sixth in the 2013 BIG EAST preseason poll as voted on by the leagues head coaches. Junior middle blocker Erica Stahl earned an individual honor making the preseason All-BIG EAST Team.
July 31, 2013
Deaflympics Team USA: Kelly Kyle Blog 4
Butler's Kelly Kyle, in Bulgaria with Team USA in the Deaflympics, participated in the games' opening ceremonies. Click here to read about her experience.
July 30, 2013
Deaflympics Team USA: Kelly Kyle Blog 3
After enjoying her first international flight, Kelly Kyle checks in from Bulgaria, where she is playing with Team USA in the Deaflympics.
July 22, 2013
Deaflympics Team USA: Kelly Kyle Blog 2
Kelly Kyle, playing for Team USA this summer, checks in as she trains for the Deaflympics in Washington, D.C. Click here to read Kelly's most recent post.
July 18, 2013
Kailey Eaton Makes Back Draw Final At WMU
Kailey Eaton, an incoming Butler women's tennis freshman, advanced to the back draw final in a recent ITA Summer Circuit Event at Western Michigan University.
July 18, 2013
Deaflympics Team USA: Kelly Kyle
Click here to read an update from Kelly Kyle, who is playing volleyball for Team USA in the Deaflympics. This first post details a trip to Washington, D.C.
June 6, 2013
Volleyball Notebook: Clark To Forum, Webb Nets Honor
Butler head coach Sharon Clark will once again serve as a facilitator at an NCAA forum and incoming freshman Kristen Webb received an honor from PrepVolleyball.com.