2021-22 Volleyball News
  • Friday, June 24, 2022

    Kolof To Represent Team Canada At Maccabiah Games

    Simon Fraser sophomore Hanna Kolof will play for Team Canada in volleyball at the Maccabiah Games, an international athletic festival for Jewish athletes in Israel in July.

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2022

    Leauanae Goes The Distance To Aid Ukrainians

    Instead of heading home at the end of the academic year, Alaska Anchorage volleyball player Talia Leauanae headed to Poland to aid the humanitarian effort to help Ukrainian refugees.

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022

    Jason Rhine Named Seattle Pacific Head Volleyball Coach

    Jason Rhine earns his first collegiate head coaching assignment, hired as Seattle Pacific's volleyball coach after seven years on the staff at Colorado Christian.

  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022

    Abbie Wright Steps Down As Seattle Pacific Volleyball Coach

    Abbie Wright is leaving Seattle Pacific after five seasons to become the associate head coach at Fresno State. Wright led the Falcons to a 65-61 overall record.

  • Thursday, February 17, 2022

    Nahale-a Returns To GNAC As Western Oregon Head Coach

    Kaiao Nahale-a is named Western Oregon's head volleyball coach after spending 2021 as the interim head coach at Lewis & Clark College. He was previously an assistant coach at former GNAC member Concordia.

  • Friday, December 17, 2021

    Net Potential: Stephens Named Academic All-American

    The Alaska Anchorage junior right-side hitter is the GNAC's first volleyball Academic All-American since 2003. She helped lead the Seawolves to a return to the NCAA West Regional.

  • Monday, December 13, 2021

    Aleaga Named To NCAA Championships All-Tournament Team

    The Western Washington sophomore setter averaged nine assists per set and recorded six skills at the championship site as the Vikings advanced to the national semifinals.

  • Friday, December 10, 2021

    Vikings' Postseason Run Ends In Four-Set Loss To Ichabods

    Western Washington's Division II Volleyball Championships run ends in the semifinals as the No. 2- seeded Vikings fall in four sets to No. 3-seeded Washburn in a hard-fought match.

  • Thursday, December 9, 2021

    Vikings Fire On All Cylinders To Beat Daemen In Quarterfinals

    Western Washington finished with a GNAC season-high .435 hitting percentage and committed just six total attack errors to sweep Daemen in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II Volleyball Championships.

  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021

    Gunterman Leads Eight GNAC Volleyball All-Americans

    The GNAC Player of the Year is selected as a First Team All-American by the AVCA and an honorable mention by the D2CCA, leading eight conference players elected All-Americans.

  • Saturday, December 4, 2021

    Vikings Sweep Title Match In Come From Behind Fashion

    Western Washington rallied from late deficits in each of the first two sets before dominating the third, winning the program's fourth West Region volleyball title in a three-set sweep of Cal State LA.

  • Friday, December 3, 2021

    Vikings Vanquish Wildcats To Return To West Region Final

    Western Washington receives contributions all across the board, topped by Gabby Gunterman's 16 kills and nine digs, to take a four-set win over rival Central Washington in the West Regional semifinals.

  • Thursday, December 2, 2021

    Seawolves Season Ends At Hands Of Defending Champs

    Alaska Anchorage kept Cal State San Bernardino's hands full but the top-seeded Coyotes closed the season for the Seawolves in four sets in the NCAA West Region quarterfinals.

  • Thursday, December 2, 2021

    Winning Streak Rolls On As Vikings Outlast Simon Fraser

    Tess Biscup and Gabby Gunterman each finished with 17 kills as Western Washington wins its 17th in a row with a four-set win over Simon Fraser to advance to the NCAA West Regional semifinals.

  • Thursday, December 2, 2021

    Wildcats Stun Chaminade With Big Fourth-Set Run

    Central Washington scored the final 10 points of the match to come from behind and stun PacWest champion Chaminade in four sets in the NCAA West Regional quarterfinals.

  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021

    Gunterman, Fairchild Lead Volleyball West Region Honorees

    Eight GNAC players receive All-West Region honors from the AVCA and D2CCA, with Western Washington's Gabby Gunterman & Olivia Fairchild earning first-team accolades from both organizations.

  • Tuesday, November 23, 2021

    The Ellen Show: Floyd Captures AVCA National Honor

    The Alaska Anchorage junior setter is selected as the Sports Imports/AVCA Division II Player of the Week after averaging 11.83 assists per set to lead the Seawolves to two wins that secured a playoff berth.

  • Tuesday, November 23, 2021

    Vikings, Wildcats Lead Volleyball All-Conference Selections

    Western Washington's Gabby Gunterman is named Player of the Year as the Vikings and Central Washington lead the way in selections to the 2021 GNAC Volleyball All-Conference Team.

  • Monday, November 22, 2021

    Vikings Lead Four GNAC Teams In VB West Regional Field

    Earning the No. 2 seed, Western Washington leads four GNAC programs earning berths in the NCAA Volleyball West Regional, which runs December 2-4 at Cal State San Bernardino.

  • Friday, November 19, 2021

    Five GNAC Players Named To Academic All-District VB Team

    A quintet of the conference's top players comprise the majority of the CoSIDA Division II Academic All-District 8 Volleyball Team, leading all West Region conferences.

  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021

    Vikings Claim Title As Teams Battle For NCAA Berths

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: While Western Washington clinched its fourth consecutive GNAC championship, a number of other teams try make their postseason cases in the final week of the season.

  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021

    One Match Away: Vikings Near Fourth Straight Title

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: Western Washington is riding a 13-match win streak and an 11-0 mark in Carver Gym as it is on the verge of claiming its fourth consecutive GNAC championship.

  • Wednesday, November 3, 2021

    Alaska Sweep Puts Vikings In Volleyball Driver's Seat

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: After winning both matches on their recent Alaska road trip, including a three-set sweep of Alaska Anchorage, Western Washington is in firm control of the GNAC title chase.

  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021

    For Seattle Pacific, There's No Place Like Brougham

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: Seattle Pacific is 9-0 this season in Royal Brougham Pavilion, which included statement wins over Alaska Anchorage and Alaska last week.

  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021

    Weber, Gooding Lead Record Numbers on VB All-Academic

    The Alaska outside hitter and Saint Martin's right-side hitter are among six four-time honorees and a record 107 selections to the GNAC Volleyball All-Academic Team, presented by Barnes & Noble College.

  • Wednesday, October 20, 2021

    Nighthawks' Wins Punctuate End Of First Half Of GNAC Play

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: Northwest Nazarene's two home victories put the Nighthawks in the GNAC win column for the first time this season. The second half begins with tight races for first and third place.

  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021

    First Half Of Conference Volleyball Play Ends With Tight Race

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: Just two matches separate the top four teams in the conference standings as Alaska Anchorage looks to keep its undefeated GNAC season alive.

  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    She Does It All: Andaya Ties Triple-Double Record

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: Central Washington's Tia Andaya has tied the conference single-season record for triple-doubles in just 11 matches and is helping keep the Wildcats a title contender.

  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021

    Then There Were Two: Nanooks & Seawolves Undefeated

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: After two weeks of GNAC play, Alaska and Alaska Anchorage are the only remaining undefeated teams. Both squads face tough challenges at Simon Fraser & Western Washington this week.

  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021

    Nanooks, Falcons Lead First Week Volleyball Unbeatens

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: Alaska and Seattle Pacific were among four teams to finish the first week of conference play undefeated, earning the two teams some rare national poll recognition.

  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021

    At Long Last, The GNAC Volleyball Season Commences

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: After a 663-day break from conference competition, GNAC play returns with marquee matchups between Saint Martin's & Alaska Anchorage and Western Washington & Simon Fraser.

  • Wednesday, September 8, 2021

    Undefeateds Lead Impressive First Weekend Of Net Action

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: Saint Martin's, Simon Fraser and Western Washington all start with undefeated opening weekends as some of the conference's newest players impress.

  • Tuesday, September 7, 2021

    Freshman Firepower: Dexter Earns AVCA National Honor

    Simon Fraser freshman opposite Brooke Dexter earned the first AVCA Division II Player of the Week award for the 2021 season after leading her team to four big wins at the Seaside Invitational.

  • Wednesday, September 1, 2021

    Seawolves, Nanooks Get Head Up On Volleyball Competition

    Volleyball Weekly Notebook: Alaska Anchorage and Alaska opened the season with four-match sets in Hawaii. The rest of the conference gets the 2021 season underway this weekend.

  • Monday, August 23, 2021

    Western Washington Opens At No. 14 In AVCA Preseason Poll

    The defending GNAC champions from 2019 are among two West Region teams listed in the AVCA Division II Coaches Top-25 Preseason Poll. Alaska Anchorage and Central Washington are among teams receiving votes.

  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021

    Stephens Headlines Volleyball Preseason All-Conference

    The Alaska Anchorage opposite is the Preseason Player of the Year to lead players selected by coaches to the GNAC Volleyball Preseason All-Conference Team.

  • Monday, August 16, 2021

    Western Washington Narrow Pick To Win Volleyball Title

    The Vikings are picked narrowly by coaches over Alaska Anchorage in the annual GNAC Volleyball Preseason Poll. Western Washington is vying for its fourth consecutive conference title.

  • Tuesday, July 27, 2021

    Seven GNAC Teams Net AVCA Team Academic Award

    The seven programs were recognized for a year-long team GPA of 3.30 or greater. Four GNAC programs made the Team Academic Honor Roll for being among the top 20 percent of GPAs in Division II.