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As numbers spike, chances for a fall NCAA volleyball season keep sinking |

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In this shot, Baylor's Yossiana Pressley gets ready to attack in last year's NCAA national semifinals in Pittsburgh's PPG Paints arena. Will we have an NCAA Championship in 2020?/Ed Chan, VBshots.com This story has been updated to show the changes made Wednesday by the ACC and Northeast Conference and a statement from the Mountain West. Ah, the good old days, when spike meant something positive for us in volleyball. Now spike is a negative term, and with coronavirus spiking the nation over, volleyball is in jeopardy. Serious jeopardy in 2020. Need convincing? There are 32 NCAA Division I conferences. Nine
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Kessel joins BeachNation, FIVB Slovenia, USAV, AAU juniors and more

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Action rom the USA Volleyball Junior Nationals in Huntsville/Quad C Photography John Kessel has joined Beach Nation as part of its coaching and leadership team. According to the Beach Nation news release, “After 30-plus years with USA Volleyball, John will now help guide Beach Nation’s transition from beach athletes and coaches to now include doubles volleyball on grass as well. John remains heavily involved in the FIVB, NORCECA, World ParaVolley, US Center for Coaching Excellence, Starlings Volleyball USA, and learning and teaching volleyball in less traditional areas to grow the game and facilitate opportunity. Beach Nation will follow his lead on
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Top 5 USA Colleges to Gain a Volleyball Scholarship

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If you’re professional in volleyball and think of getting recruited for it in college? Explore the best colleges that offer volleyball scholarships.Top 5 USA Colleges to Gain a Volleyball ScholarshipStudent-athletes who enter the college have a lot of pathways in athletics, and volleyball is one of the most common ones. Being engaged in college athletics opens a lot of opportunities for students. But combining sports and education is difficult for students, especially if they study in college, whose volleyball team competes at the highest levels of intercollegiate athletics. However, there’s nothing impossible, especially for athletes, who are used to doing
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Emily Hartong makes debut subbing in for Karissa Cook

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Kelly Reeves is hoping to break out of Friday's Wilson Cup qualifier with partner Terese Cannon/Mpu Dinani, AVP Three weeks before the Monster Hydro Cup, the first in the AVP’s series of three tournaments this season, Jace Pardon couldn’t hit a serve in bounds. “I was like ‘Oh shoot, I have to get the ball over the net,’” Pardon recalled, laughing. “It was interesting, because usually we rely on our tough serving and getting a lot of digs.” Pardon and Karissa Cook figured it out fast enough, qualifying on July 17 after wins over Katie Spieler and Delaney Mewhirter, and
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Second interview the key for new ECU volleyball coach Augustin |

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Adler Agustin will face new challenges as ECU volleyball head coach/SFA photo Adler Augustin wasn’t exactly looking for a head-coaching position in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, but East Carolina University athletic director Jon Gilbert was looking for him. The two men originally met in 2018 when Augustin interviewed for the opening at Southern Miss, where Gilbert was the athletic director at the time. That job went to Stephanie Radecki, but Gilbert, who took the AD position at ECU in December 2018, immediately thought of the Stephen F. Austin associate head coach this spring when he once again found
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AVP Champions Cup: A qualifier that felt like a Saturday

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Piotr Marcinak hits past Ed Ratledge/Photo by Robert Beck, AVP In the first of three AVP Hunger Games — er, qualifiers at the Champions Cup — teams of every type made it through: the tried and true (Billy Allen, Stafford Slick), the brand new (Ed Ratledge, Skylar del Sol), the relatively recently established (Karissa Cook, Jace Pardon) and the up and coming (Traci Callahan, Crissy Jones). To label Friday’s play in Long Beach, California, at the first Champions Cup a qualifier is a bit of a misnomer. Every team on the men’s side had at least one player who had
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Teen Volleyball Player & TikTok Maker: Katlynn Gill

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Hello everyone we had the chance to interview teen volleyball player and TikTok maker Katlynn Gill.  Katlynn is a teen volleyball player for her local high school. She also enjoys making cool  TikToks in her free time outside of school whenever she’s not playing volleyball. She currently has 15.3k followers on instagram. Make sure you checkout her page and show her some love. How old are you?  I’m 18 and my birthday is October 20,2001  What are some of your favorite volleyball games you’ve played in? All my volleyball games have memorable moments so it’s hard to chose just one,
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Finally An App For Open Play Volleyball!

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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD IT FROM THE APP STORE & CLICK HERE FOR ANDROID USERS! VBaller app brings volleyball enthusiasts together to the nearest open gym. Players can enjoy the sport they love while on travel, establish connections, meet local players, socialize, and possibly make friends for life. VBaller also makes meeting people and making connection less daunting because you already have a common interest which is volleyball. When you need a break from your workload simply launch the VBaller App and discover the nearest open gym near you. You can specify the radius distance instead of the default 50
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