2017 Pioneer Women's Volleyball News

November 20, 2017
Women’s Volleyball Announces a Pair of Signings
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Head coach Rob Machan and the Sacred Heart women’s volleyball program have announced the signing of two players to National Letters of Intent. The pair will join the team in the 2018-19 academic year.

November 16, 2017
Dole Named to Second-Team All-NEC
SOMERSET, NJ – Redshirt-junior, Makayla Dole, was selected to the 2017 Northeast Conference Women’s Volleyball Second Team All-Conference as announced by the league office Thursday evening.

November 11, 2017
Sacred Heart Concludes Season on a High Note with 3-1 Victory Over St. Francis Brooklyn
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, NY – The Sacred Heart women’s volleyball team nearly swept host St. Francis Brooklyn in a competitive matchup Saturday afternoon at the Genovesi Center. The Pioneers won the first two sets before the Terriers’ credited a third set victory. SHU rallied in the fourth and won by its largest margin to finish off its season with a 3-1 victory and a 6-8 NEC clip. The Terriers end at 2-12 in the league.

November 10, 2017
Sacred Heart Comes Up Short at LIU Brooklyn
BROOKLYN, NY – The Sacred Heart women’s volleyball team took the first set of the evening and both teams would trade set victories until LIU Brooklyn broke the pattern, crediting the fifth set for the match win, 3-2, Friday evening at the Steinberg Center.

November 4, 2017
Women’s Volleyball Drops 3-2 Decision at Bryant
SMITHFIELD, RI – The Sacred Heart women’s volleyball team endured its second five-setter in two days, Saturday at the Chace Athletic Center. After going up two sets on the evening, Bryant won the next two to force the deciding set and the Bulldogs would prevail for the 3-2 match victory.

November 3, 2017
Sacred Heart’s Late Comeback Not Enough at Central Connecticut
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – The Sacred Heart women’s volleyball team nearly withstood an early 2-0 set lead by Central Connecticut State forcing a fifth set. The hosts managed to hold the Pioneers to negative hitting in the deciding round escaping with the match victory, 3-2, Friday evening inside of Detrick Gymnasium. The conference loss becomes Sacred Heart’s sixth of the season while CCSU clutches the second spot of the Northeast Conference rankings with an 8-3 league clip.

October 28, 2017
Women’s Volleyball Takes Care of Saint Francis U in Three
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Sacred Heart women’s volleyball team bounced back and rounded out its regular season home-stand putting visiting Saint Francis U away in three sets, Saturday evening at the Pitt Center. The Pioneers (5-5 NEC) have now won four of its last five with its three most recent victories doubling as sweeps. The Red Flash (6-5 NEC) picked up their second loss in three matches.

October 27, 2017
Sacred Heart Falls in Five Against Robert Morris
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – After Sacred Heart women’s volleyball claimed the first two sets, Robert Morris battled back to force a fifth set, Friday evening at The Pitt Center. In the deciding set, the Pioneers held out for four set points before the Colonials landed an attack the Sacred Heart defense was unable to negate. The loss ends the Pioneers three-game win streak and places them at 4-5 in the NEC, while the Colonials have bested their last three opponents and sit at 6-4.

October 20, 2017
Sacred Heart Rolls Past FDU, 3-0, En Route to its Second Consecutive Sweep
Sacred Heart Rolls Past FDU, 3-0, En Route to its Second Consecutive Sweep TEANECK, NJ – The Sacred Heart women’s volleyball team commenced their second round of Northeast Conference action with a 3-0 sweep of Fairleigh Dickinson at Stratis Arena, Friday evening. Capturing their third straight victory and second consecutive sweep, the Pioneers have now evened their league record to 4-4 while the Knights pick up their seventh NEC loss through eight matches.

October 16, 2017
Dole, Scioletti Earn NEC Volleyball Weekly Awards
SOMERSET, NJ – On Monday afternoon, the Northeast Conference announced its volleyball weekly awards with Sacred Heart redshirt-junior Makayla Dole and sophomore Gianna Scioletti earning recognition. Dole was honored as the Co-Player of the Week while Scioletti was tabbed the Defensive Player of the Week.

October 14, 2017
Sacred Heart Rounds Out Back-To-Back with Sweep of St. Francis Brooklyn
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – On the backend of a back-to-back, the Sacred Heart women’s volleyball team swept Northeast Conference member, St. Francis Brooklyn, 3-0, in front of a home crowd at the Pitt Center, Saturday evening. After dropping four conference matchups, the victors are now riding a two-game win streak for a near even league clip to conclude its first trip around the NEC.

October 13, 2017
Pioneers Sever Skid with 3-1 Victory Over LIU Brooklyn
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – After notching a first set victory, the Sacred Heart women’s volleyball team went on to alternate the next two before tacking on a fourth set win for the 3-1 final over Northeast Conference opponent, LIU Brooklyn, Friday night at the Pitt Center. The win ends a four-match drought for the host.

October 7, 2017
Pioneers Fall In Five Sets To Bryant At Pitt Center
The Sacred Heart women’s volleyball team led the Bryant Bulldogs two sets to none Saturday night, but could not hold off the first-place visitors. Bryant rallied back to win the match 3-2 (19-25, 17-25, 32-30, 25-18, 17-15).

October 6, 2017
Women’s Volleyball Drops Five-Set Thriller To CCSU
The Sacred Heart women’s volleyball team rallied from two sets down to force a fifth set Friday night at the Pitt Center against the Central Connecticut Blue Devils. However, CCSU hit .312 in the final set to take it 15-12 and the match 3-2 (25-18, 25-21, 22-25, 25-27, 15-12). 

September 30, 2017
Women’s Volleyball Swept At Saint Francis U
The Sacred Heart women’s volleyball team lost its second straight match of the weekend Saturday, falling 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-22) at Saint Francis U.

September 29, 2017
Pioneers Open Western Pennsylvania Trip With 3-0 Loss At Robert Morris
The Sacred Heart women’s volleyball team moved to 1-1 in Northeast Conference play with a 3-0 (27-25, 26-24, 25-15) loss at Robert Morris Friday night.

September 22, 2017
Pioneers Open NEC Play With Win Over FDU
The Sacred Heart women’s volleyball team opened Northeast Conference action with a 3-1 (21-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-14) victory over the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights on Friday night. 

September 16, 2017
Pioneers Earn Two Wins In Final Day Of Hampton Inn Shelton Invitational
Nelis and Pope earn All-Tournament Team honors

September 15, 2017
Volleyball Falls 3-1 To Lehigh In Hampton Inn Shelton Invitational Opener
Dole records double-double for the Pioneers

September 9, 2017
Volleyball Drops Pair Of Five Setters On Final Day Of Dartmouth Invitational
Robinson hands out 98 assists in two Saturday matches.

September 8, 2017
Women’s Volleyball Sweeps Iona To Open Dartmouth Invitational
The Sacred Heart women’s volleyball team opened play at the Dartmouth Invitational Friday afternoon with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-12) win over the Iona Gaels at Leede Arena. 

September 6, 2017
Pioneers Win Home Opener 3-1 Over Fairfield
Led by a game-high 37 assists and 19 digs from Kiki Robinson, the Sacred Heart women’s volleyball team won its home opener over the Fairfield Stags 3-1 (25-22, 17-25, 25-16, 25-21) at the Pitt Center.

September 2, 2017
Women’s Volleyball Splits Matches On Day Two At Harvard
Pios split with Harvard and Stony Brook; Nelis named to All-Tournament Team

September 1, 2017
Pioneers Drop Five-Set Match To American At Harvard Invitational
The Sacred Heart women’s volleyball team played its third five-set match of the season Friday afternoon, falling 3-2 (15-25, 25-23, 26-24, 15-25, 13-15) to the American Eagles on the first day of the Harvard Invitational.

August 26, 2017
Women’s Volleyball Earns First Win of 2017 In Five Sets Over Gardner-Webb
The Sacred Heart women’s volleyball team earned its first win of 2017 with a five-set win (26-24, 25-20, 24-26, 17-25, 16-14) over the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs at the JMU Classic. 

August 25, 2017
Pioneers Open Season With Two Close Losses At JMU Classic
The Sacred Heart women’s volleyball team opened its 2017 season Friday with two close losses at the JMU Classic, hosted by James Madison. The Pioneers opened the day with a five-set loss to the Rider Broncs (21-25, 25-21, 25-9, 21-25, 10-15), followed by a four-set loss to the host Dukes (24-26, 19-25, 25-19, 16-25).

August 16, 2017
Roleder Promoted To Associate Head Coach
Sixth-year coach is program's recruiting coordinator and in charge of the offense

August 16, 2017
SHU Women’s Volleyball Picked Second In NEC Preseason Coaches Poll
The defending Northeast Conference regular-season champion Sacred Heart women’s volleyball team was picked to finish second in the NEC Preseason Coaches Poll, released on Wednesday.

June 28, 2017
2017 Volleyball Schedule Announced
Sacred Heart University volleyball team announced its 2017 slate this morning