2009 Volleyball News

  • Volleyball 2009 Season In Review
    November 30, 2009
    Simmons Volleyball ended the 2009 season with an appearance in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Tournament, reaching the quarterfinals after a 13-15 season (7-5 GNAC). Led by Head Coach Jason Conetta, the Sharks racked up the second-most wins for the program for the second year in a row. Simmons also earned the best GNAC finish since 1999 as the 6th seed heading into the conference tournament, after being ranked 8th in the preseason poll.
  • Two Sharks Named to 2009 GNAC Volleyball All-Conference Team
    November 06, 2009
    Sophomore OH Meaghan Flynn (Laguna Beach, Calif.) was named to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Second Team, and sophomore Krista Evans (Killen, Ala.) earned a spot on the All-Conference Sportsmanship Team, the GNAC announced Friday evening. The honors came after the Sharks finished the 2009 fall season with a 7-5 conference record, and the highest post-season seeding since the 1999 tournament.
  • Sharks Topped by Saints in GNAC Quarterfinals
    November 04, 2009
    Simmons Volleyball was defeated by Emmanuel, 3-1, on Tuesday night in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference Tournament Quarterfinal match. The 3rd-seeded Saints escaped a tough Sharks team, which held a solid lead in three of the four sets. Emmanuel’s tournament experience paid off, as the Saints edged the 6th-seeded Sharks in four sets (25-23, 21-25, 25-15, 25-23).
  • Volleyball Edges Past Cadets, Secures #6 Seed in GNAC Tournament
    November 01, 2009
    The Simmons College Sharks concluded their regular season on Saturday with an exciting 3-2 victory over Great Northeast Athletic Conference opponent Norwich University. Simmons’ victory (25-20, 18-25, 25-22, 11-25, 15-10) secured the sixth seed for the Sharks in the postseason conference Tournament, which opens on Tuesday, November 3, when #6 Simmons travels to #3, rival Emmanuel College for a 7pm quarterfinal game.
  • Volleyball Falls to Lynx, 3-1
    October 29, 2009
    Simmons Volleyball was defeated by non-conference Lesley University on Wednesday night, 3-1. The Sharks won the first set but was steamrolled by the Lynx for the next three. With the win, Lesley improved to 11-12 (3-2 NECC) while Simmons falls to 12-15 on the season, and remains 6-4 in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.
  • Volleyball Sweeps Conference Tri-Match
    October 28, 2009
    Simmons Volleyball hosted Lasell College and Saint Joseph College of Connecticut for a weekend tri-match on Saturday, October 24. The Sharks bested the Lasers, 3-1, and defeated the Blue Jays, 3-0, to improve their Great Northeast Athletic Conference record to 6-4, and their overall record to 12-14.
  • Volleyball Splits GNAC Tri-Match
    October 19, 2009
    Simmons Volleyball hosted Saint Joseph’s Maine and Rivier on Saturday in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference tri-match. The Sharks pulled out a 3-0 win over the visiting Monks, but fell to the Raiders 3-0. With the split, Simmons improves to 4-3 in the conference, and 10-13 overall.
  • Volleyball Tops Newbury, 3-1
    October 08, 2009
    Simmons Volleyball earned a 3-1 win over local non-conference program Newbury College on Wednesday night, playing their first game at home in four weeks. The Sharks relished their home court advantage, and with the victory improve to 8-10 overall, and remain at 2-1 in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.
  • Volleyball Extends GNAC Streak, Defeats Suffolk 3-0
    October 02, 2009
    Simmons Volleyball swept Thursday evening’s Great Northeast Athletic Conference match vs. Suffolk, 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-20). With the win, the Sharks improve to 7-9 overall, 2-0 GNAC, and the Rams fall to 2-3 GNAC, 5-7 overall. Only Simmons, Emmanuel an Emerson remain undefeated in the conference at this point in the season, with the Sharks sitting in third place in the standings.
  • Volleyball Competes at Ramapo Classic
    September 27, 2009
    Simmons Volleyball traveled to the 2009 Ramapo Roadrunner Classic in Mahwah, N.J. on Saturday to take on three non-conference teams. The Sharks fell to Baruch College (3-1), Ramapo (3-0), and USMMA (3-1). The Sharks now stand at 6-9 overall, 1-0 in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.
  • Volleyball Seizes GNAC Opener vs. Pine Manor, 3-0
    September 16, 2009
    Simmons Volleyball upended Pine Manor 3-0 in their Great Northeast Athletic Conference opener on Tuesday night, besting the Gators in three sets, 25-8, 25-14 and 25-11. With the win, Simmons improves to 5-6 overall, 1-0 GNAC, and Pine Manor falls to 1-2 (0-1 GNAC) in the defeat.
  • Volleyball’s Weaver Named to GNAC Weekly Honor Roll
    September 15, 2009
    Simmons senior Volleyball captain Amanda Weaver (Eaton, Ohio) has been named to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll for her excellence in last week’s competition for the Sharks, the conference announced on Monday.
  • Sharks Dominate UMD Invitational, Capture Second Place
    September 13, 2009
    Simmons Volleyball traveled to Dartmouth, Mass. on Friday and Saturday to compete in the UMass Dartmouth Invitational, and finished the weekend with a 3-1 record for the tournament, good for second place behind host UMass Dartmouth. Senior captain Amanda Weaver (Eaton, Ohio) received All-Tournament Team Honors.
  • Fionte Named to 2009 Emerson/Wentworth All-Tournament Team
    September 05, 2009
    Simmons Volleyball competed in the 2009 Emerson/Wentworth Women’s Volleyball Invitational All-Tournament Team this weekend. The Sharks took on four teams over two days, and emerged from the tournament with one win over Wentworth, and the selection of sophomore outside hitter Kate Fionte (Andover, Mass.) to the All-Tournament Team.
  • Volleyball Drops Match to WPI in Season Opener, 3-2
    September 02, 2009
    Simmons Volleyball opened the season at home on Tuesday night, falling to WPI, 3-2. The Sharks opened the match by taking two straight sets, but failed to follow through on the next three despite the promising start to the evening.
  • Volleyball Ranked 8th in GNAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll
    August 28, 2009
    Simmons Volleyball earned the number eight ranking in Great Northeast Athletic Conference preseason voting, the conference office announced on Wednesday. The Sharks achieved a seventh seed in the 2008 GNAC Tournament, after posting a 13-11 overall record and 6-6 GNAC record.
  • Volleyball 2009 Season Preview
    August 24, 2009
    Simmons Volleyball is about to embark on another season under Head Coach Jason Conetta, who in 2008 led the team to its first winning season since 1999, in his second year at the helm of the program. The Sharks closed the season with a 13-11 overall record, and a 6-6 mark in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. The Sharks also entered the GNAC postseason with its highest-ever 7th seed ranking.
  • Sharks Earn 2009-10 GNAC Academic All-Conference Honors
    July 19, 2009
    The Great Northeast Athletic Conference recognized 530 student-athletes from 15 league sports on the 2010 Great Northeast Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference Team. 40 Simmons athletes received the honor, and all seven of the Simmons varsity programs sponsored by the GNAC were represented on this year’s Academic All-Conference Team.