2018-19 Volleyball News
  • Friday, December 21, 2018

    Metro Takes Over Western Oregon Volleyball Program

    A longtime fixture in the Oregon volleyball community, Stacy Metro becomes Western Oregon's head volleyball coach after a successful stint at Churchill High School in Eugene.

  • Monday, December 3, 2018

    National Runner-Up Vikings Named GNAC Team Of The Week

    The Western Washington volleyball team cruised through last week's quarterfinals and semifinals before falling in a five-set thriller in Saturday's national championship match.

  • Saturday, December 1, 2018

    Vikings Fall Just Short In National Championship Match

    An incredible run for Western Washington to the last possible point before the Vikings fell to No. 1 seeded Tampa in five sets in the NCAA Division II Volleyball Championship final.

  • Friday, November 30, 2018

    Vikings Fly Past Lewis To Earn Spot In Volleyball Title Match

    After dropping the first set, Western Washington was dominant in the final three sets in a four-set victory over No. 6 seed Lewis to earn a spot in the Division II Championships national final.

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018

    Vikings Sweep Their Way Into Division II Volleyball Semifinals

    Coming back from a deficit midway through each set, Western Washington secured the program's third trip to the NCAA Division II Volleyball national semifinals with a three-set sweep of Tarleton State.

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    Trio Of Vikings Earn Volleyball All-America Honors

    Western Washington standouts Abby Phelps, Kayleigh Harper and Brette Boesel all earn All-America honors from the AVCA and the D2CCA. Another six GNAC performers are selected as honorable mentions by the AVCA.

  • Wednesday, November 21, 2018

    Nine GNAC Players, Flick-Williams, Earn AVCA Region Honors

    The GNAC lands five first-team selections and the Coach of the Year in Western Washington's Diane Flick-Williams as nine players are named to the AVCA All-West Region Team.

  • Saturday, November 17, 2018

    Vikings Deliver One-Two Punch To Win Regional Title

    The battle between the top-two ranked teams in the nation was epic indeed as No. 2 Western Washington beat No. 1 Cal State San Bernardino in five sets to win the NCAA Volleyball West Regional.

  • Friday, November 16, 2018

    One-Two Showdown Set As Vikings Beat Broncos In Three

    The No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the country will meet for the regional title on Saturday night after Western Washington swept past Cal Poly Pomona in the NCAA Division II West Regional semifinals.

  • Friday, November 16, 2018

    Cats Scratch Out Dog Fight In Regional Semifinals Loss

    No. 6 seed Central Washington took the opening set from No. 2 seed Cal State San Bernardino, but the Coyotes rallied to score the four-set victory in the NCAA Volleyball West Regional semifinals.

  • Friday, November 16, 2018

    Three GNAC Players Earn Academic All-District VB Honors

    Western Washington's Abby Phelps and Michaela Hall, along with Western Oregon's Morgan Haskett, are named to the Google Cloud/CoSIDA Division II Academic All-District 8 Volleyball Team.

  • Friday, November 16, 2018

    Five GNAC Players Earn D2CCA Volleyball All-Region Honors

    Five of the GNAC's top players from the conference's two NCAA West Regional Championships qualifiers, are represented on the 2018 D2CCA Volleyball All-West Region Team.

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018

    Vikings Send Home Crowd Off With Opening Round Victory

    Hosting the NCAA Volleyball West Regional for the first time, No. 1 seed Western Washington held off a scrappy Cal State East Bay squad for a three-set sweep in the tournament's opening round.

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018

    Lucky Seven: Wildcats Advance In Volleyball West Regional

    A first-set loss did little to dampen Central Washington, which came back to beat Cal State LA in five sets for the Wildcats' first win in the NCAA Volleyball West Regional since 2005.

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    Vikings, Wildcats Look To Prove Themselves In West Regional

    When Western Washington and Central Washington take the court in the NCAA Division II West Regional Volleyball Tournament on Thursday, both teams will have something to prove to the whole region.

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    Abby Road: Phelps Repeats As Volleyball Player Of The Year

    The senior outside hitter becomes just the second player in conference history to earn back-to-back Player of the Year awards to lead selections to the GNAC Volleyball All-Conference Team.

  • Sunday, November 11, 2018

    Best In The West Head To Bellingham For West Regional

    Earning the No. 1 seed in the region on the weight of a 25-match win streak, Western Washington will host the NCAA Division II Volleyball West Regional this week. Central Washington earns the No. 6 seed.

  • Friday, November 9, 2018

    Difference-Making Nanook Tops Volleyball All-Academic Team

    While helping Alaska make a resurgence on the court, Cate Whiting has maintained a stellar GPA in the classroom to lead the 2018 GNAC Volleyball All-Academic Team selections.

  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018

    Western Washington Leaves No Doubt As Volleyball Champs

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: Western Washington made easy work of weekend opponents to secure its second straight outright GNAC championship. Now the Vikings look to secure the right to host the West Regional.

  • Thursday, November 1, 2018

    The Only Question Is Will The Vikings Have To Share?

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: With at least a share of the GNAC championship assured thanks to a 21-match win streak, Western Washington has a chance to claim the title outright with a win this week.

  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    Trophy Within Reach As Vikings' Streak Reaches 20 Matches

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: Having not lost since August, Western Washington finds itself as the top team in the West Region and in a position to clinch a share of the GNAC title this week.

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Vikings, Nanooks Surge As Conference Blocks Big

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: Western Washington and Alaska continue to build on win streaks as the two programs prepare to meet on Saturday. The rest of the league, meanwhile, blocks its way into national rankings.

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Western Washington Is Still The Team To Beat

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: With a perfect 10-0 record through the first half of GNAC and a 15-match win streak, one has to wonder if anyone can slow the Vikings down as it aims to defend their title.

  • Tuesday, October 9, 2018

    Whiting's All-Around Week Nets AVCA National Honor

    Alaska's sophomore setter is named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division II Player of the Week after her 75 assists, 10 blocks, 12 kills and 20 digs helps extend the Nanooks' win streak to four matches.

  • Wednesday, October 3, 2018

    Phelps Among Those Climbing Up GNAC Career Lists

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: Western Washington's Abby Phelps, who became the school's all-time kills leader last week, is among a number of GNAC performers moving up on the conference's career lists.

  • Monday, October 1, 2018

    Special Sweeps Award Alaska GNAC Team Of The Week

    It was a historic weekend for the Alaska volleyball team, featuring back-to-back conference sweeps at home for the first time in more than a decade.

  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    Blocks, Digs Place GNAC Volleyball Among Nation's Best

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: Known for its strong volleyball play across the board, the GNAC shows up strong in the NCAA Division II stats this week in both blocks and digs.

  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    Vikings Take Early Control In GNAC Volleyball Race

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: Western Washington is the only team to emerge from the second week of GNAC play undefeated, but four teams are close behind.

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    Freshman Firepower: Stephens Earns AVCA National Award

    Alaska Anchorage freshman middle blocker Eve Stephens is named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division II National Player of the Week after her 55 kills and .427 hitting percentage led UAA to three wins.

  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    Wildcats, Vikings Carry 2-0 Marks Into Big Early Showdown

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: Picked to finish first and second in the GNAC, Western Washington and Central Washington engage in a big early-season matchup this Saturday in Ellensburg.

  • Wednesday, September 5, 2018

    Vikings, Wildcats Go Undefeated In West Region Showcase

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: After another successful D2 West Region Volleyball Showcase that saw the GNAC go 22-22, all 11 teams turn their attention to conference play.

  • Sunday, September 2, 2018

    Seven GNAC Players Named To Showcase All-Tourney Team

    Western Washington and Central Washington netted two D2 West Region Volleyball Showcase All-Tournament Team selections, joining singular honorees from Simon Fraser, Montana State Billings and Western Oregon.

  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018

    Volleyball Teams Head South For Showcase Showdown

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: The GNAC heads south to Los Angeles, the Bay Area and the Central Valley with hopes to continues its West Region dominance in the D2 West Region Volleyball Showcase.

  • Monday, August 27, 2018

    Weekend Sweep Earns UAA Volleyball Team Of The Week

    The Seawolves started in style and are one of just two undefeated GNAC teams remaining after a perfect weekend at the UAA Invitational.

  • Monday, August 27, 2018

    Leading Players On Unbeatens Earn Player Of Week Awards

    Alaska Anchorage's Chrisalyn Johnson and Vera Pluharova along with Montana State Billings' Eavan Taylor, are named GNAC Volleyball Players of the Week after leading their teams to undefeated opening weekends.

  • Friday, August 17, 2018

    Vikings Unanimous Pick To Repeat As Volleyball Champs

    Returning five starters from its 2017 championship run and an All-American from 2016, Western Washington is the unanimous pick to win in the 2018 GNAC Volleyball Preseason Coaches Poll.

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Phelps, Defending Champs Lead Volleyball Preseason Team

    The 2017 GNAC Player of the Year is named the conference's top incoming player as Western Washington leads selections to the GNAC Volleyball Preseason All-Conference Team.

  • Thursday, August 9, 2018

    Northwest Best: Vikings, Nighthawks In AVCA Top-25

    After finishing first and second in the GNAC standings in 2017, Western Washington and Northwest Nazarene both start 2018 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Coaches Top-25 Poll.

  • Monday, July 16, 2018

    Four GNAC Programs Receive AVCA Team Academic Award

    Central Washington, Northwest Nazarene, Saint Martin's and Western Washington are honored by the coaches association for success in the classroom. The four are among 128 Division II teams recognized.