2017-18 Volleyball News
  • Friday, January 26, 2018

    Coach Spotlight: Simon Fraser's Gina Schmidt

    Get to know Gina Schmidt, the head volleyball coach at Simon Fraser University, in our latest GNAC Coach Spotlight.

  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017

    Phelps, Farrell Lead GNAC Volleyball All-America Selections

    Western Washington's Abby Phelps is named a First Team All-American by the AVCA while Northwest Nazarene's Madi Farrell earns first-team honors from the D2CCA to lead eight GNAC All-American honorees.

  • Saturday, December 2, 2017

    Coyotes Shock Vikings To Win Volleyball West Regional

    Meeting in the West Region title match for the second time in three years, No. 4 seed Cal State San Bernardino stuns No. 2 seed Western Washington in a three-set sweep to end the Vikings' season.

  • Friday, December 1, 2017

    Vikings Back In Regional Final, Down Nighthawks In Four

    For the third straight season, Western Washington will play for the NCAA West Region championship after downing GNAC rival Northwest Nazarene in four sets in the regional semifinals.

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017

    Phelps Keys Vikings To Quarterfinals Win Over Seawolves

    The GNAC Player of the Year finished with a double-double of 28 kills and 13 digs to lead No. 2 seed Western Washington to a four-set win over No. 7 seed Alaska Anchorage in the NCAA West Regional.

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017

    Nighthawks Advance After Another Five-Set Battle With CWU

    Northwest Nazarene and Central Washington went five sets for the third time this season with the Nighthawks prevailing to advance in the NCAA West Region Volleyball Championships.

  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    Seven GNAC Performers Land AVCA All-Region Laurels

    Conference honorees on the 2017 AVCA Volleyball All-West Region Team include four first-team honorees from Western Washington and Northwest Nazarene.

  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    Four GNAC Teams Ready For Volleyball West Regional

    Western Washington, Northwest Nazarene, Central Washington and Alaska Anchorage will all face each other for the chance to play for the title in the NCAA Division II Volleyball West Regional.

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    Six GNAC Players Net D2CCA Volleyball All-Region Honors

    Six of the GNAC's top performers, including the league's Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, earn selection to the D2CCA Volleyball All-West Region Team.

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017

    Phelps, Wheelhouse Lead Volleyball All-GNAC Selections

    Western Washington's Abby Phelps is named the conference Player of the Year while Central Washington's Sabrina Wheelhouse earns the top defensive honor to lead the GNAC Volleyball All-Conference Team.

  • Monday, November 20, 2017

    Vikings Lead Four GNAC Teams In Volleyball West Regional

    The GNAC champions are joined by Northwest Nazarene, Central Washington and Alaska Anchorage in the NCAA Division II Volleyball West Regional, Nov. 30-Dec. 2 in Riverside, Calif.

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017

    Leah Swiss Earns CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors

    The junior outside hitter is the lone GNAC representative on the CoSIDA Division II Academic All-District 8 Volleyball Team, representing excellence on the court and in the classroom.

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    A Volleyball Title Showdown Is Upcoming In Carver

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: Western Washington hosts Northwest Nazarene on Thursday in a big match that holds the key to the GNAC championship. The two teams have not played each other since Sept. 16.

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017

    Tight Race Developing With Two Weeks Left In Season

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: It is coming down to a two-team race with two weeks left as Western Washington and Northwest Nazarene sit atop of the GNAC standings with one match between them.

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017

    Codd, Bettinson Headline Volleyball All-Academic Team

    The two seniors are among 10 three-time selections to the GNAC Volleyball All-Academic Team and among 11 honorees to compile a 3.80 cumulative GPA or better.

  • Thursday, November 2, 2017

    Vikings Put Win Streak On Line Against Alaska Schools

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: Western Washington's 12-match win streak will receive a good test in Carver Gymnasium this week as the Vikings host Alaska Anchorage and Alaska.

  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    Seawolves' Johnson Picks Up AVCA National Weekly Honor

    Alaska Anchorage junior outside hitter follows up her GNAC Offensive Player of the Week award with selection as the AVCA/Sport Imports Division II National Player of the Week.

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    The Block Party Continues For GNAC Volleyball Teams

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: Blocking continues to be the strength for the GNAC with three teams ranked in the Division II top-50 in the category and three GNAC players in the top-five nationwide.

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017

    Nighthawks, Vikings On Top At Volleyball Halfway Point

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: With Northwest Nazarene's loss last week to Central Washington, the Nighthawks and Western Washington are battling for the top spot as the second half of GNAC play commences.

  • Monday, October 16, 2017

    Massive Upset Earns CWU Volleyball Team Of The Week

    With their upset against then-undefeated No. 12 Northwest Nazarene and sweep of Montana State Billings, the Wildcats are tabbed as this week's Team of the Week.

  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    With Crusaders' Loss, It's A GNAC Volleyball Race Again

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: With Northwest Nazarene's loss at Central Washington, the door opens again for Western Washington and the Wildcats to challenge for a spot in the championship race.

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    Crusaders Continue To Roll, Wildcats Continue To Block

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: Northwest Nazarene seemingly can't be stopped with its 14-0 record, while Central Washington leads Division II in every blocking statistical category.

  • Monday, October 2, 2017

    Dominant Displays Earn NNU Team Of The Week Accolade

    A sweep of the Alaska schools last week and continued dominance against GNAC opposition has earned Northwest Nazarene volleyball Team of the Week honors.

  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    Seawolves, Crusaders Brace For Undefeated Showdown

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: Northwest Nazarene hosts Alaska Anchorage on Thursday in a contest between the two remaining undefeated teams in the GNAC as the third week of conference play continues.

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Crusaders, Seawolves Charge Ahead With Start Of GNAC Play

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: Northwest Nazarene and Alaska Anchorage open GNAC play with 2-0 records, leading the way in what could be a balanced season between conference squads.

  • Sunday, September 17, 2017

    From Taekwondo Black Belt To Yellowjackets' Setter

    Before she joined the Montana State Billings volleyball team as a setter, Kylee Clarke was a world champion in taekwondo. She was a third-degree blackbelt by age 12.

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    GNAC Continues To Dominate West Region Showcase

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: Conference teams went 27-17 in the D2 West Region Volleyball Showcase with the tournament providing a great warm-up to the start of league play.

  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Come On Down For The D2 West Region Showcase

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: After an opening weekend that sent teams all across the nation, the West Region converges on GNAC Country for the 2017 D2 West Region Volleyball Showcase.

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Swiss Headlines First VB Preseason All-Conference Team

    The Alaska Anchorage junior and returning All-American outside hitter is named the GNAC Preseason Player of the Year, leading 14 selections to the inaugural GNAC Volleyball Preseason All-Conference Team.

  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Seawolves, Vikings Top Close Volleyball Preseason Poll

    The top two teams in the West Region in 2016 are separated by one vote in the 2017 GNAC Volleyball Preseason Coaches Poll, with Alaska Anchorage picked to win its third consecutive title.

  • Monday, August 14, 2017

    Seawolves, Vikings Open Season In AVCA Top-25 Poll

    Alaska Anchorage, the defending national runner-up, is ranked No 4 and Western Washington is No. 12 in the AVCA Division II Coaches Preseason Top-25. Northwest Nazarene and Central Washington received votes.

  • Monday, August 14, 2017

    GNAC Video Streaming Extends To More OTT Platforms

    In addition to its presence on Roku, GNAC.tv will now be available to Apple TV, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV users through apps developed by streaming partner Stretch Internet.

  • Monday, July 24, 2017

    Three GNAC Teams Receive AVCA Team Academic Award

    Central Washington, Northwest Nazarene and Seattle Pacific earn the AVCA's Team Academic Excellence Award, recognizing exceptional academic achievement.

  • Saturday, July 15, 2017

    SAAC Spotlight: Seattle Pacific's Amanda Ganete

    Amanda Ganete is a junior on the Seattle Pacific volleyball team and a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).