2016-17 Men's Volleyball News
May 12, 2017
Department of Athletics Celebrates Career Achievements Of Class of 2017
Ellen Nighbor of the women’s golf team and Justin Danforth of the men’s ice hockey received the top honors of the Pioneer Award
May 1, 2017
Joshua Ayzenberg Selected As 2017 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
Joshua Ayzenberg (Long Beach, N.Y.) was selected as a 2017 AVCA Men’s Division I-II All–America Honorable Mention. The junior libero lead the EIVA in digs per set, averaging 2.92, which landed him second in the NCAA. Ayzenberg recorded 13 double-digit games in digs, as he finished the year with 251 total digs, besting the previous year by 32. Among one of the Pioneers most successful seasons in program history, Ayzenberg led SHU past #13 Penn State on Feb. 18th, as he recorded 22 digs. He also received EIVA All-Academic honors for the second consecutive season.
April 20, 2017
Pioneers Drop EIVA Semi-Finals In Four Sets
The Sacred Heart Men’s Volleyball team hit the road to compete in the 2017 EIVA tournament, taking on the Red Flash of Saint Francis U in the semi finals. The Pioneers would drop the match 3-1, to end their season in the EIVA semi-finals. Christoper DeLucie would lead the Pioneers in kills adding 10. The Red Flash will take on the winners of the Penn State vs. Princeton game tonight.
April 19, 2017
Three Pioneers On EIVA All-Academic Team
The Sacred Heart Men’s Volleyball team has had quite the year on the court, but has also excelled off the court with three Pioneers earning a spot on the 2017 EIVA All-Academic team. Sacred Heart holds the most athletes on the list of All-Academic athletes in the EIVA. Senior Christopher DeLucie, Junior Joshua Ayzenberg, and Sophomore Emerson Waumans were among the nine athletes in the EIVA to make the list.
April 18, 2017
Pioneers Earn EIVA Honors
The Sacred Heart Men’s Volleyball had three athletes selected to the 2017 All-EIVA teams, as well as Head Coach Greg Walker was named the Bob Sweeney EIVA Coach of the Year. Junior Joshua Ayzenberg, and Senior Christopher DeLucie were selected to the 2017 All-EIVA First Team, after posting standout performances this season. Senior Eduardo Zardo, who is the primary setter for the Pioneers, was selected to the 2017 All-EIVA Second Team. The Pioneers look to take on Saint Francis U, this Thursday at 5:00pm, in the semi-finals of the EIVA tournament, at tournament host, Penn State.
April 17, 2017
Bloomquist Blocks His Way To EIVA Defensive Play of the Week
For the second time this season, Taylor Bloomquist was selected as the EIVA Defensive Player of the Week. Bloomquist helped lead the Pioneers to their first EIVA tournament since 2010, after posting 14 total blocks in a pair of must win games for the Pioneers. Bloomquist currently leads the EIVA in blocks per set, with 1.20, and sits 5th in the NCAA. The Pioneers start their road to the EIVA Championship, Thursday the 20th at 5:00pm as they enter as the #3 seed, taking on the Red Flash of Saint Francis (PA) in the opening round.
April 15, 2017
SHU Men's Volleyball Sweeps Princeton To Secure Bid To EIVA Tournament
The Sacred Heart men’s volleyball team pulled off the regular season finale with a sweep over the Princeton Tigers, to secure a spot in the EIVA playoffs for the first time since 2010. The Pioneers entered the game in a three way tie for the final spot of the playoffs, with a must win game. Taylor Bloomquist led the way with 8 total blocks, and 8 kills on the day to end the night with a .636 hitting percentage. SHU enters the EIVA tournament as the #3 seed, and look to take on Saint Francis U in the opening round.
April 14, 2017
Pioneers Keep Post-Season Hopes Alive, With 3-1 Win
The Sacred Heart men’s volleyball team kept their playoffs dreams alive, as they picked up a 3-1 win over the Highlanders of NJIT. SHU was led by Emerson Waumans who tallied an impressive 18 kills, of his 27 attempts, to finish the night with a .519 kill percentage. The Pioneers play their final game of the regular season tomorrow, as they take on the Princeton.
April 10, 2017
Eduardo Zardo Named EIVA Offensive Player Of the Week After Big Weekend
Eduardo Zardo was selected as the EIVA Offensive Player of the week after a stellar performance over the weekend. Zardo dished out 35 assists over #12 Penn State in the 3-0 sweep over the Nittany Lions, and finished the weekend with 69 total assists. The Pioneer finish off the EIVA regular season against NJIT, and Princeton this weekend in hopes to make the post season.
April 8, 2017
SHU Falls In Four Sets, In Final Home Game
The Sacred Heart Pioneers drop an EIVA contest against the Red Flash of Saint Francis U. Emerson Waumans led the pack with 12 kills, as he only appeared in three of the four sets. The Pioneers are back in action next week as they take on the NJIT Highlander on the 14th.
April 7, 2017
Greg Walker Named AVCA 30 Under 30 Honoree
Sacred Heart University head men’s volleyball coach Greg Walker was named an AVCA 2017 30 under 30 honoree. The award was created in 2009 to honor up-and-coming coaching talent at all levels of the sport. Walker, 29, was selected from among 200 nominees.
April 7, 2017
Get Your Brooms Out, As SHU Sweeps #12 Penn State 3-0
The Sacred Heart Men’s Volleyball team took on the #12 Penn State Nittany Lions at the Williams H. Pitt Center and went on to sweep them 3-0. Doug Dzema led the charge as he put up an incredible seven blocks. The Pioneers continue the push to the postseason, as they take on the Red Flash of Saint Francis U, tomorrow night at 7pm for senior night.
April 1, 2017
Pioneers Come Up Short Against George Mason
The Sacred Heart Men’s Volleyball team dropped an EIVA match to George Mason 3-1 Friday night. The Pioneers were led by Michael Comens who tallied 11 kills on the night. Doug Dzema finished the night hitting .500, while adding 10 kills on the night. SHU is back in action tonight as they take on George Mason again.
April 1, 2017
Pioneers Lose Heart Breaker In Five Sets
The Sacred Heart Men’s Volleyball lost a heart breaker to the Patriots of George Mason in a five set match. The Pioneers opened up taking the opening set, but the Patriots rallied to take the second, third, and fifth set to defeat the Pioneers. SHU is now 5-5 in the EIVA, and look to get back on track as they are back in the Pitt Center this week taking on Penn State on Friday, and Senior Day against St. Francis U on Saturday.
March 24, 2017
Pioneers Fall 3-0 To Harvard
The Sacred Heart men’s volleyball team took the crimson of Harvard at Malkin Center in Cambridge, Mass. The Pioneers fell 3-0, as they now sit 12-7 on the season, and 5-3 in the EIVA. SHU was led by Christopher DeLucie who tallied 13 kills on the day. The Pioneers are back in action as they take on George Mason in a double header next weekend.
March 17, 2017
Pioneers End West Coast In Five Set Thriller With USC
The Sacred Heart mens volleyball team ended up their west coast trip going 0-3 among the top teams in the nation. The Pioneers took on #1 Long Beach State, #6 UCLA, and finished the trip against USC. The Pioneers brought USC into the final set, but couldn’t get the job done losing in a five set thriller. The Pioneers will stay on the road as they get back into EIVA play, taking on Harvard this Friday.
March 6, 2017
Michael Comens Earns EIVA Offensive Player of the Week
Michael Comens earned the first EIVA Offensive Player of the Week award for the 2017 season after picking up 19 kills against Harvard this weekend. The Pioneers currently sit in a three way tie for first place in the EIVA with a 5-2 record. This is the Pioneers fourth weekly award this season. SHU heads to the west coast to test their skills among the best colleges in the country this weekend.
March 3, 2017
Dont Call It A Comeback... Pioneers Hand Harvard A 3-2 Loss
The Sacred Heart men’s volleyball team hosted the Crimson of Harvard in an EIVA showdown, as the Pioneers took down the Crimson 3-2. Despite dropping the opening two sets, Sacred Heart would rattle off three straight sets to takedown Harvard and advance to 5-2 in the EIVA. The Pioneers hit the west coast for a tough road trip till they come back for more conference play.
February 27, 2017
Doug Dzema Claims EIVA Defensive Player Of The Week
The Pioneers have made made a splash in the EIVA thus far this season. The Pioneers currently sit in 2nd place with a 4-2 record in the EIVA. This past weekend Doug Dzema led the Pioneers to a 1-1 record, and helped take down 3rd ranked Princeton in four sets, and claim his first EIVA award this season as Defensive Player Of The Week. The Pioneers are back at home this Friday as they take on Harvard at 7:00pm!
February 25, 2017
Pioneers Hand Princeton A 3-1 L
The Sacred Heart men’s volleyball team took down the top ranked Princeton 3-1. The Pioneers hit a minor speed bump, dropping the opening set, but regrouped to rattle off three straight sets and dethrone the Tigers. The Pioneers now improve to 4-2 in the EIVA and as they prepare for Harvard next weekend in the Pitt Center, March 3rd.
February 24, 2017
Pioneers Fall 3-1 to NJIT
The Sacred Heart men’s volleyball team took on the NJIT Highlanders in an EIVA contest that ended the with Highlanders on top 3-1. The Pioneers were led by Bobby Costigan who hit .833 (5-6). The Pioneers are back in action tomorrow as they take on Princeton at 4:00pm.
February 18, 2017
Pioneers Welcome Nittany Lions to Upset City
The Sacred Heart Men’s Volleyball team headed to #13 ranked Penn State for an EIVA competition. The Pioneers took down the Nittany Lions in four set. The Pioneers rattled off three set to win the match 3-1. The Pioneers are back at home as they take on NJIT the 24th, at 7:00pm.
February 17, 2017
Pioneers Fall Short 3-1 To Saint Francis U
Loretto, PA, - The Pioneers were handed their first EIVA loss of the season as they fell 3-1 to the Red Flash of Saint Francis U. The Pioneers were led by Chris DeLucie who tallied 17 kills, and ended the night with 18.5 points for SHU. The Pioneers take on #14 Penn State tomorrow night.
February 13, 2017
Taylor Bloomquist Blocks His Way To EIVA Defensive Player of the Week
After helping the Pioneers to a 2-0 start in the EIVA, sophomore Taylor Bloomquist has been named the EIVA Defensive Player of the Week. This is the second time in a row the Pioneers have recieved this honor. The Pioneers are on the road this weekend as they look to take on the Red Flash of Saint Francis, and the #14 Nittany Lions of Penn State.
February 11, 2017
Pioneers Sweep Golden Eagles Second Night In A Row
Fairfield, CT- The Sacred Heart men’s volleyball team improve to 9-1 overall and 2-0 in EIVA play as they sweep the Golden Eagles of Charleston for the second night in a row. The Pioneers were lead by Emerson Waumans who finished the night with 11 kills. The Pioneers hit the road for a pair of games next weekend as they take on St. Francis U, and Penn State.
February 6, 2017
Josh Ayzenberg Selected As EIVA Defensive Player of the Week
Junior Josh Ayzenberg was selected as EIVA Men?s Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Pioneers to a 4-0 weekend. Ayzenberg becomes the first Pioneers to be selected for a weekly award for the 2017 season.
February 5, 2017
Pioneers Take Lincoln Memorial 3-1
Fairfield, CT.- The Sacred Heart men’s volleyball team continues to roll as they took out Lincoln Memorial 3-1. The Pioneers were lead by Bobby Costigan who tallied nine kills on the day. Doug Dzema continues to show his dominance, and precision as he registered seven kills, and ended with a hitting percentage of .778%. The Pioneers start conference play as they take on Charleston (W.V.) Friday the 10th at 7:00pm.
February 4, 2017
Pioneers Dominate Lincoln Memorial
Fairfield, CT.- The Sacred Heart mens volleyball team improved to 6-1 on the season as they took out Lincoln Memorial is dominating fashion. The Pioneers were led by Emerson Waumans with 12 kills. The Pioneers are back in action as they take on the Rail Splitters again tomorrow at 1:00pm.
February 3, 2017
SHU Sweeps Alderson Broaddus
Fairfield, CT.- The Sacred Heart mens volleyball team improved to 5-1 as they swept the Battlers of Alderson Broaddus for the second straight night. The men’s volleyball team is back at home for the next two games as they take on Lincoln Memorial at 7:00.
February 2, 2017
Chris DeLucie Tallies 15 Kills As SHU Sweeps Alderson Broaddus 3-0
Fairfield, CT.- The Sacred Heart Pioneers improved to 4-1 on the season after sweeping the Battlers of Alderson Broaddus. The Pioneers were led by Christopher DeLucie who tallied 15 kills in the win. The Pioneers are back at home to take on the Battlers again tomorrow at 7:00pm.
January 21, 2017
SHU Falls to #13 Ball State
Fairfield CT.- The Sacred Heart men’s wrestling team hosted #13 Ball State tonight and went on to fall 0-3. The Pioneers were lead by Emerson Waumans who recorded 13 kills on the night. Waumans ended the night with a kill percentage of .333 (13-21). The Pioneers take a week off as they host four straight home games to start February on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th.
January 20, 2017
Pioneers Sweep Fort Wayne and Improve to 3-0
FAIRFIELD, CT.- The Sacred Heart Pioneers pulled away with a big win over Fort Wayne tonight to move to 3-0 on the season. The Pioneers were led by Taylor Bloomquist who hit a perfect 8-8 on the night. Michael Comens was also a main contributor for the Pioneers as he added 13 kills to bring the Pioneers ahead of the Mastodons.
January 14, 2017
SHU Sweep North Greenville and Move to 2-0
SHU men’s volleyball kicked off the season with a double header against North Greenville, taking both games. The Pioneers defeated the Crusaders in three straight sets, and move to 2-0 on the season. Blake Cox, lead Sacred Heart with eight kills while only playing two of the three sets.
January 13, 2017
Pioneers Kick Off Season With 3-0 Sweep
FAIRFIELD, CONN. – The Sacred Heart men’s volleyball team kicked off their 2017 season with a 3-0 sweep over North Greenville University. The Men’s volleyball team was lead by Christopher DeLucie, and Taylor Bloomquist in route of the sweep. Delucie tallied the match high 10 kills in the match, while Bloomquist added five block assists to help Sacred Heart secure their first match of the season.
December 20, 2016
2017 Men's Volleyball Schedule Release
The 2017 Men’s Volleyball team has announced their schedule and look to capitalize after a good 2016 showing. Head Coach Greg Walker enters his third season, with the help of newly added Assistant Coach Eric Duda. The team looks to host a number of home matches, as they will total 15 home matches to their 10 road games.
December 20, 2016
Sacred Heart Selected 7th In EIVA Coaches Poll
BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – The Sacred Heart Men’s Volleyball team was picked seventh at the Preseason Coaches’ Poll as announced on Monday afternoon by the conference office. The Pioneers look to kick off their season in a few weeks as they host North Greenville January 13th at 2:00pm.