2018-19 SHU Women's Volleyball News

  • Women's Volleyball's Ciszek Named Molten/NEC Co-Rookie of the Week
    September 24, 2018
    FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Sacred Heart University women’s volleyball freshman Sarah Ciszek was named the Molten/NEC Co-Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league Monday afternoon. This is the second week in a row where Ciszek has been named the Rookie of the Week.
  • Women's Volleyball Falls to LIU Brooklyn, 3-0, at Home
    September 22, 2018
    FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Sacred Heart University women's volleyball team suffered its first conference loss of the season, as the Pioneers were swept by LIU Brooklyn (21-25, 17-25, 20-25) on Sunday evening at the William H. Pitt Center. Julia Murawinski led Sacred Heart (8-5, 1-1 NEC) with nine kills, while Sarah Ciszek paced the Pioneers with 24 assists and 11 digs in the loss.
  • Women's Volleyball Sweeps St. Francis (NY) to Open NEC Play
    September 21, 2018
    FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Sacred Heart University women's volleyball team opened NEC play with a win, as the Pioneers swept St. Francis (NY) (25-22, 25-17, 26-24) on Saturday evening at the William H. Pitt Center Liisel Nelis led Sacred Heart (8-4, 1-0 NEC) with 12 kills, while Julia Murawinski added 10 of her own. Sarah Ciszek totaled 34 assists and 14 digs in the victory
  • Women's Volleyball's Smallcomb and Ciszek Earn NEC Weekly Awards Honors
    September 17, 2018
    FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Sacred Heart University women’s volleyball had numerous players earn NEC weekly awards as freshman Emma Smallcomb was named Co-Defensive Player of the Week and freshman Sarah Ciszek was named Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league Monday afternoon. Ciszek and Smallcomb are the second and third players to earn weekly awards this season as red-shirt junior Liisel Nelis was named the Molten/NEC Player of the Week on Sept. 4.
  • Women's Volleyball Closes Day Two of Invitational with Wins over Binghamton and Rhode Island
    September 15, 2018
    The Sacred Heart women's volleyball team went 2-0 on the final day of the Hampton Inn by Hilton Shelton Invitational, defeating Binghamton 3-1 and Rhode Island, 3-2. Sarah Ciszek, Alix Polk and Liisel Nelis were all named to the All-Tournament team, with Ciszek being named the tournament MVP.
  • SHU Women's Volley Sweeps NJIT in Day One of Hampton Inn by Hilton Shelton Invitational
    September 14, 2018
    FAIRFIELD, CT — The Sacred Heart University women’s volleyball team defeated the NJIT Highlanders 3-0 (27-25, 25-15, 25-21) on Friday night at the William H. Pitt Center to open the Hampton Inn by Hilton Shelton invitational. With the win the Pioneers improved to 5-4.
  • SHU Women's Volleyball Falls to UC Santa Barbara and Texas Tech on Final Day of Thunderdome Classic
    September 08, 2018
    The Sacred Heart women's volleyball team suffered defeat in its two matches Saturday at the Thunderdome Classic, falling to host UC Santa Barbara in four sets before a three-set loss to Texas Tech.
  • SHU Women's Volleyball falls to Seton Hall, 3-0
    September 07, 2018
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Sacred Heart University women's volleyball team had its three-game win streak snapped, as the Pioneers fell to Seton Hall 3-0 (19-25, 14-25, 12-25) on Friday afternoon at the Thunderdome Classic. Kathryn Green led Sacred Heart (4-2) with seven kills. Sarah Ciszek, Liisel Nelis and Julia Murawinski added five kills apiece in the loss.
  • Nelis Named NEC Women's Volleyball Player of the Week
    September 04, 2018
    FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Sacred Heart University women’s volleyball redshirt-junior Liisel Nelis was named the Molten/NEC Player of the Week, as announced by the league Monday afternoon.
  • Three Women's Volleyball Players Named to Battle of CT All-Tournament Team
    September 02, 2018
    The Sacred Heart University women’s volleyball team had three players selected to the Battle of Connecticut All-Tournament after the Pioneers went 3-0 in the tournament. Liisel Nelis, Julia Murawinski and Sarah Ciszek were all recognized for their performances in the three game stretch.
  • SHU Women's Volleyball Wins Third-Straight; Defeats Quinnipiac 3-1
    September 01, 2018
    The Sacred Heart University women's volleyball team earned its third-straight win, as the Pioneers defeated Quinnipiac 3-1 (25-20, 25-23, 19-25, 25-16) on Saturday morning on the road. Liisel Nelis led Sacred Heart (4-1) with 14 kills and added five digs in the win. Sarah Ciszek finished with eight kills, 38 assists and three digs, while Emma Smallcomb led the way with 10 digs.
  • SHU Women's Volleyball Defeats Hartford in Five Sets on the Road
    August 31, 2018
    The Sacred Heart University women's volleyball team earned its third win of the season, as the Pioneers defeated Hartford 3-2 (23-25, 25-23, 25-22, 19-25, 15-11) on Friday evening on Yale’s campus. Liisel Nelis led Sacred Heart (3-1) with a season-high 19 kills, four service aces, 18 digs and 23.5 points. Julia Murawinski tied her career-high of 16 kills in the win, while Sarah Ciszek finished with seven kills and a career-high 55 assists.
  • Women's Volleyball Downs Rival Fairfield on the Road, 3-1
    August 29, 2018
    FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Sacred Heart women's volleyball team earned its second win of the 2018 season, as the Pioneers defeated three-time defending MAAC champion and in-state rival Fairfield Wednesday evening. After four dramatic sets, the Pioneers secured the 3-1 (32-30, 30-28, 26-28, 18-25 ) win over the Stags on the road at Alumni Hall. Liisel Nelis led Sacred Heart (2-1) with 14 kills and 15 points, while Julia Murawinski added 12 kills. Sarah Ciszek finished with seven kills and a career-high 38 assists.
  • Women's Volleyball Falls to Boston College, 3-1, to Close B.C. Invitational
    August 25, 2018
    The Sacred Heart women's volleyball team suffered its first loss of the 2018 season, as the Pioneers closed the Boston College Invitational Saturday evening with a 3-1 (25-21, 14-25, 14-25, 18-25 ) loss against the Boston College Eagles at Power Gym. Liisel Nelis led Sacred Heart (1-1) with 14 kills, while Sarah Ciszek added five kills and had 30 assists. Both Nelis and Ciszek were named to the All-Tournament Team at the conclusion of the B.C. invitational.
  • SHU Women's Volleyball Sweeps Providence to Open 2018 Season
    August 24, 2018
    CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Sacred Heart women's volleyball team opened the 2018 season at the Boston College Invitational Friday afternoon with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-14) win over the Providence Friars at Power Gym. Liisel Nelis led Sacred Heart (1-0) with 10 kills, while Sarah Ciszek added seven kills, hit .600 and had 24 assists. Makayla Dole contributed six kills and five digs.
  • Women's Volleyball Tabbed Fifth in Preseason NEC Coaches' Poll
    August 15, 2018
    The Sacred Heart women's volleyball team was picked to finish fifth in the Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll, released on Wednesday.
  • SHU Athletics Announces Single-Game and Season Tickets Available For Women's Volleyball
    August 08, 2018
    For the first time in program-history, Sacred Heart University will be selling game tickets for women’s volleyball for the 2018 season. There will be season tickets and single-game tickets available for purchase. Courtside seating will also be available for season-ticket purchases.
  • Women’s Volleyball Announces 2018 Schedule
    July 06, 2018
    The Sacred Heart women’s volleyball team announced its full schedule for upcoming 2018 season on Thursday.