March 2, 2011
Volleyball to Host Alumni Match April 10
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - The Swarthmore College Volleyball Team will host its Alumni Game on Sunday, April 10, starting at 11:00 a.m. from Tarble Pavilion. All those who are interested in playing should email Kearney Bangs at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 20th.
January 18, 2011
Three Named to Philadelphia Inquirer Fall Academic All-Area Team
PHILADELPHIA - Swarthmore College student-athletes David D'Annunzio '12 (Men's Soccer), Micah Rose '12 (Men's Soccer) and Allison Coleman '13 (Volleyball) have been selected as Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Stars for their respective fall sports, the paper announced on Tuesday.
December 1, 2010
Six Swarthmore Student-Athletes Named to Centennial Conference All-Sportsmanship Team
Lancaster, Pa. - Six Swarthmore student-athletes have been named to the 2010 Fall All-Centennial Sportsmanship Team, the Conference announced on Wednesday morning. The Centennial Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) established the All-Sportsmanship team in 2007. Each team elected a member from their squad who displayed good sportsmanship throughout the season to be selected to the All-Centennial sportsmanship team.
November 15, 2010
36 Swarthmore Student-Athletes Named to Centennial Conference Fall Honor Roll
LANCASTER, Pa. -- 36 Swarthmore College student-athletes have been named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll for the 2010 fall season, the Conference announced on Friday. The honor roll recognizes athletes' performance both on the field and in the classroom.
November 13, 2010
Volleyball Falls to Bethany 3-2 in ECAC Semifinals
LATROBE, Pa. – The magical 2010 season came to end for the Swarthmore College volleyball team (20-12), as Bethany College rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Garnet 3-2 (17-25, 19-25, 25-23, 25-20, 15-8 ) in the ECAC South Region semifinal on Saturday afternoon from St. Vincent College.
November 11, 2010
Pezzola, Montemurro and Santana Receive All-Centennial Honors; Chwastyk Celebrates Second Coach of the Year Honor
LANCASTER, Pa. - The Centennial Conference runners-up Swarthmore volleyball team (20-11) landed three players on the All-Centennial team with as junior Genny Pezzola was named first-team All-Centennial while sophomore Kat Montemurro and junior Hillary Santana received second-team honors, the Conference announced Thursday morning. Harleigh Chwastyk was named the Centennial Conference Coach of the Year for the second-consecutive season.
November 10, 2010
Volleyball Downs DeSales 3-1; Move onto ECAC Semifinals
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Junior Genny Pezzola's 18 kills and 19 digs led the Garnet (20-11) to its first ECAC tournament victory on Wednesday night over the visiting DeSales Bulldogs (15-16) in four sets, 3-1 (21-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-16). The win not only moves Swarthmore into an ECAC semifinal match against the hosting St. Vincent Bearcats on Saturday but also gives coach Harleigh Chwastyk her first 20 win season.
November 8, 2010
Volleyball to Host First Round of 2010 ECAC Division III South Women's Volleyball Championship; Set to Face DeSales
Cape Cod, Mass. - The Centennial Conference runner-up Swarthmore College volleyball team (19-11) was named No. 2 seed in the 2010 ECAC Division III South Women's Volleyball Championship tournament and will serve as host to its first round match against the DeSales Bulldogs on Wednesday November 10 at 7:00 PM.
November 7, 2010
Volleyball Falls to F&M 3-0 in Centennial Conference Championship Match
HAVERFORD, Pa. - It was championship Sunday for Swarthmore volleyball team (19-11, 7-3 CC) for the first time in program history but the Franklin & Marshall Diplomats (22-6, 8-2 CC) would outlast the Garnet 3-0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-22) to capture its first Centennial Conference Championship since 2000.
November 6, 2010
Volleyball Upsets Top Seed Haverford 3-2 To Reach Centennial Conference Final; Pezzola Records 1,000th Kill
HAVERFORD, Pa. - The Swarthmore volleyball team (19-10) pulled off the upset of the year, beating the top seed Haverford Fords (18-13) in five sets, 3-2 (25-20, 17-25, 20-25, 27-25, 15-8). The win puts Swarthmore in the Centennial Conference Championship final for the first time in history while snapping Haverford's four year reign as Centennial Conference champion.
November 5, 2010
Live Audio: Volleyball at Haverford (Centennial Conference Semifinal)
Action begins at noon with commentary from Victor Brady '13.
November 5, 2010
Men's Soccer, Volleyball Set to Make Final Push Towards Centennial Titles
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - It's championship weekend for the Swarthmore College men's soccer and volleyball teams, as both squads will be in Centennial Conference semifinal action this Saturday with hopes of advancing to title games on Sunday.
November 4, 2010
Coleman Named Cosida/ESPN Academic All-District II First Team for Volleyball
SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Sophomore Allie Coleman of the Swarthmore College volleyball team was named to the CoSIDA ESPN Academic All-District volleyball first-team as announced on Thursday November 4.
November 3, 2010
Garnet Volleyball Guns Down Bullets 3-0; Move onto Centennial Conference Championship Semifinals
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Prior to the 2010 season, the Swarthmore volleyball team (18-10, 8-3 CC) hadn't defeated Gettysburg (16-14, 7-4 CC) in the 17-year existence of the Centennial Conference. With a 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-21) victory Wednesday night from Tarble Pavilion in the first round of the Centennial Conference playoffs, the Garnet would make it two victories over the Bullets in two weeks, as junior Genny Pezzola led the way with 16 kills and 14 digs. With the win, Swarthmore moves onto the semifinals of the Centennial Conference Championships for a grudge match against the hosting Haverford Fords. Play is set to begin at 12:00 PM.
November 1, 2010
Field Set for Men's Soccer, Volleyball Centennial Conference Championships
LANCASTER, Pa. - The field is set for the upcoming men's soccer and volleyball Centennial Conference Championships, and both Garnet squads will begin their quests for a title with home events from the College.
October 30, 2010
Dips Sweep Volleyball 3-0
LANCASTER, Pa. - The Swarthmore volleyball team (17-10, 7-3 CC) fell in a tough Conference match-up to the F&M Diplomats (20-6, 8-2 CC) in another back and forth battle 3-0 (19-25, 24-26, 19-25). The loss gives the Garnet the fourth seed in the Centennial Conference playoffs and will host Gettysburg College on Wednesday for first round action.
October 27, 2010
Haverford Edges Garnet Volleyball in Battle of Centennial Leaders, 3-1
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - The Swarthmore volleyball team (17-9, 7-2 CC) fought a hard battle in its heated Conference rivalry game against Haverford (16-13, 9-0 CC) but fell short as the Fords would go on to win 3-1 (20-25, 19-25, 25-23, 19-25).
October 23, 2010
Volleyball Sweeps Gettysburg to Clinch Playoff Spot on Senior Day
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - The Swarthmore volleyball team (17-8, 7-1 CC) celebrated senior day in style with the a playoff clinching victory in straight sets over the Gettysburg Bullets (14-13, 5-3 CC) on Saturday afternoon before a record-setting crowd in Tarble Pavilion. The 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-16) victory marks Swat's first over the Bullets in program history.
October 20, 2010
Volleyball Tops Ursinus in Straight Sets, 3-0
COLLEGVILLE, Pa. - The Swarthmore volleyball team (16-8, 6-1 CC) is back to winning fashion after taking down Centennial Conference foe, the Ursinus Bears (9-14, 2-6 CC), in straight sets on Wednesday night in Helfferich Hall. The 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-20) rout of the Bears was led by sophomore Kathryn Montemurro's 14 kills and .458 hitting percentage.
October 18, 2010
Volleyball Falls on Day Two of Cal Lutheran Fall Classic
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - The Swarthmore volleyball team (15-8, 5-1 CC) had a tough Saturday at the Fall Classic with another five set heart-breaker to Whittier College (5-17)and three set loss to host Cal Lutheran (18-3).
October 17, 2010
Swarthmore Volleyball Blog - Days 2 and 3
CALIFORNIA - Days two and three of the Garnet volleyball fall break trip to California would be yet another great example of west coast hospitality, volleyball and beautiful sights. Between junior Genny Pezzola's parents' meals and tours of San Francisco and an amazing Swarthmore fan turnout at the tournament its easy to say that Swarthmore felt at home in California in the past two days.
October 16, 2010
Volleyball Drops Two in Opening Day of Cal Lutheran Fall Invitational
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Sophomore Kat Montemurro's explosive attack led the Garnet offense but wasn't enough as the Swarthmore College volleyball team (15-6, 5-1 CC) would drop its first two games on Friday in the California Lutheran Fall Classic with a heartbreaking five set loss to Chapman University and a three set loss to Occidental College. Montemurro racked up 24 kills and two service aces on the day.
October 15, 2010
Swarthmore Volleyball Blog - Day 1
CALIFORNIA - Airplanes, west coast hospitality, home-cooked meals and beautiful scenery; all on day one of the Swarthmore College volleyball team's first day of its fall break trip to California.
October 12, 2010
Garnet Volleyball Takes Down Mules 3-0 for Fifth-Straight Victory
SWARTHMORE, Pa. Freshman Maggie Duszyk led the attack with 12 kills while junior Hillary Santana led the defense with 19 digs as the Swarthmore College volleyball team (15-4, 5-1) routed Muhlenberg 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-21) from Tarble Pavilion on Tuesday evening. With the victory, the Garnet has now won five consecutive Centennial Conference matches without dropping a single game.
October 9, 2010
Red-Hot Volleyball Sweeps Dickinson 3-0
CARLISLE, Pa. - Junior Genny Pezzola had 12 kills, seven digs and two service aces and a trio of Garnet freshmen - Danielle Sullivan (7), Brone Lobichusky (6), and Maggie Duszyk (6) - combined for 19 kills as the streaking Swarthmore volleyball team (14-4, 4-1) went on the road and swept Dickinson 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-19) on Saturday afternoon.
October 7, 2010
Chwastyk Records 100th Victory with 3-0 Rout of Bryn Mawr
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - The Swarthmore volleyball team (13-4, 3-1 CC) went on a 7-0 run capped off by four straight aces from sophomore Allison Coleman to win game three and take down conference opponent Bryn Mawr (6-8, 2-3 CC) 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-17) on Thursday night in Tarble Pavilion.
September 22, 2010
Garnet Volleyball Suffers 3-0 Loss to Johns Hopkins
BALTIMORE - Junior Lisa Shang led the Garnet defense with 13 digs but the Swarthmore volleyball team (10-4) would fall in straight sets to Conference foe Johns Hopkins (6-7) on Wednesday night.
September 18, 2010
Volleyball Drops Two in Duck Classic Finale
HOBOKEN, N.J. - The Swarthmore College volleyball team fell just short in its quest to capture three tournament championships in three weekends, as the Garnet (10-3) dropped a pair of games on Saturday afternoon in the final day of the Stevens Duck Classic, losing to FDU Florham 3-0 ( 22-25, 23-25, 19-25 ) and host Stevens 3-1 (25-18, 17-25, 19-25, 18-25).
September 17, 2010
Streaking Volleyball Takes Two on Opening Day of Duck Classic
HOBOKEN, N.J. - Aiming for its third consecutive tournament championship to open the 2010 season, the red-hot Swarthmore College volleyball team (10-1) got off to another outstanding start on the first day of the Stevens Tech Duck Classic, as the Garnet bested SUNY Oneonta 3-1 (20-25, 25-14, 25-16, 25-17) and Elmira 3-1 (17-25, 25-17, 25-19, 25-21) on Friday evening.
September 14, 2010
Montemurro Named Centennial Conference Player of the Week
LANCASTER, Pa. - Sophomore Kat Montemurro of the Swarthmore College volleyball team has been named the Centennial Conference Player of the Week for the week ending September 14, the conference announced this afternoon.
September 11, 2010
Dramatic Comeback Win Over Cabrini Gives Swat Second Straight Garnet Classic Title
SWARTHMORE, Pa. Senior captain Sarah Lambert won tournament MVP with 14 aces and 45 assists, as the Swarthmore College volleyball team (8-1) defeated Wesley 3-0 (25-10, 25-6, 25-18) and Cabrini 3-2 (23-25, 15-25, 25-21, 25-16, 15-9) to win its second consecutive Garnet Classic on Saturday afternoon from Tarble Pavilion. The Classic championship marks the first time the host Garnet have won the in consecutive years. The four weekend wins also extends the Garnets winning streak to five matches, as the squad continues to have the programs best start in 35 years.
September 10, 2010
Swat Volleyball Dominant in Day One of Garnet Classic
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Sophomore Kathryn Montemurro dominated up front with 19 kills and five service aces while freshman Danielle Sullivan recorded 25 digs in two games to lead the Swarthmore Volleyball team (6-1) over Albright College (1-5) and Marymount University (1-5). The Garnet make quick work of its opponents on Friday night, winning each match 3-0 to stay perfect on day one of the Garnet Classic in Tarble Pavilion.
September 8, 2010
Shang Named Centennial Conference Player of the Week for Volleyball
LANCASTER, Pa. - Junior Lisa Shang of the Swarthmore College volleyball team has been named the Centennial Conference Performer of the Week for the week ending September 8, the conference announced on Wednesday afternoon.
September 7, 2010
Volleyball Blanks Widener 3-0
SWARTHMORE, Pa. Junior Genny Pezzola had 16 kills to lead the Swarthmore College volleyball team (4-1) to a convincing 3-0 win over the Widener Pride (1-4) in Swats home opener on Tuesday night from Tarble Pavilion.
September 4, 2010
Garnet Volleyball Capture Greyhound Premiere Championship with 3-1 Win Over Moravian
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - After a tough 3-2 loss to Richard Stockton (3-1) to open championship bracket play Saturday morning, the Swarthmore Volleyball team (3-1) rebounded to take down host Moravian (3-1) in a four set battle. The 3-1 victory earned the Garnet its second Greyhound Premiere championship. Junior Lisa Shang was named the tournament's most valuable player while junior Genny Pezzola was named to the all-tournament team for the second straight year.
September 3, 2010
Volleyball Opens Season With 3-0 Victories Over Wilkes, Alvernia
BETHLEHEM, Pa. The Swarthmore College volleyball team wasted no time getting off to a fast start in 2010, as the Garnet earned 3-0 victories against Wilkes and Alvernia during the opening day of the Moravian Greyhound Premiere on Friday evening. With the victories, the Garnet (2-0) move to the Championships bracket and will face Richard Stockton (12:00) and host Moravian (2:00) tomorrow afternoon).
August 27, 2010
Volleyball Tied for Third in Centennial Conference Preseason Poll; Receive First-Place Vote
LANCASTER, Pa. -The Swarthmore College volleyball team was picked third in the 2010 Centennial Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll, the conference announced on Friday afternoon. The Garnet tied Gettysburg for third place while picking up a first-place vote.
August 26, 2010
2010 Volleyball Season Preview
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - After surprising the Centennial Conference with a fourth-place finish and its first ever playoff victory and ECAC playoff appearance last season, expectations are high for the Swarthmore College volleyball team in 2010, as the Garnet return two all-conference performers while setting sights on even bigger goals for the upcoming season.