2011-12 Volleyball News

  • What Lies Ahead
    June 28, 2012
    Katherine Douglas (KD) hasn’t been thrown off by the outcome of last season on the volleyball court. With an entire summer in front of her, Douglas – and her teammates - will prepare to make another push at the WCC Tournament title.
  • Athletic's Janice DeMonsi Named Sustainability Champion for SCU Staff; Volleyball's Megan Anders Works As Sustainability Intern
    June 15, 2012
    Working to become a champion in Sustainability, including environmental conservation, social justice and fiscal responsibility, Santa Clara’s own Janice DeMonsi was named the Sustainability Champion for SCU Staff. DeMonsi is the Director of Recreation as part of Bronco Athletics.
  • Brad Keller Resigns to Take Position With UCLA Men’s Volleyball
    June 11, 2012
    Brad Keller, who has been with the Santa Clara volleyball program since Feb. 6, 2012, resigned his position with the Broncos on June 9 to take a similar position with the UCLA men’s volleyball team.
  • Dream Moment for Bronco Student-Athlete Tanya Schmidt Includes NCAA President
    June 11, 2012
    Imagine on one of your last days as an NCAA Division I student-athlete, after speaking to a room full of college presidents and administrators, the President of the NCAA applauds your efforts by personally stopping by your table. As he continues to acknowledge all you have done, he tells you he will make sure the NCAA increases the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship award so you can receive matching funds at your dream graduate school, NYU. It’s enough to make you run outside the building and do your happy dance! That’s exactly what happened to Tanya Schmidt last Wednesday night.
  • SAAC Hands Out 2012 Senior Student-Athlete Awards
    June 06, 2012
    The Student Athelete Advisory Committee, known as SAAC, handed out the Santa Clara Senior Student-Athlete Awards last week. Women's Basketball's Alyssa Shoji and men's tennis' Kyle Dandan were named the top student-athletes, while Austin Jones and Tanya Schmidt were recognized for the top individual cumulative grade point average.
  • Leavey Center Wins First-Ever Sports Gear Drive
    June 06, 2012
    This year featured Santa Clara’s first-ever sports gear drive between the Malley Center and the Leavey Center with the Leavey Center being crowned the champion! Sustainability intern Megan Anders, a rising junior middle block on the Bronco volleyball team, was there every step of the way!
  • Volleyball Continues To Make Huge Strides In Spring Play
    May 23, 2012
    Santa Clara’s volleyball team finished a busy spring season on May 12 with the Walk 4 Pancreatic Cancer, where the Broncos helped raise almost $30,000 for cancer research and then closed out play on the court on May 13 with seven straight wins vs. Cal Poly.
  • Walk 4 Pancreatic Cancer Raises Almost $30,000!
    May 22, 2012
    Helping raise almost $30,000 for cancer research (as of May 22), the Santa Clara volleyball team hosted the fourth annual Walk 4 Pancreatic Cancer on the Mission Campus on May 12. The Walk 4 Pancreatic Cancer has raised more than $83,000 since its start in 2009 with all proceeds being donated to the UCSF Foundation.
  • Santa Clara Volleyball's Walk 4 Pancreatic Cancer May 12 (TOMORROW!) on the Mission Campus!
    May 11, 2012
    On May 12, TOMORROW, SATURDAY!, the Santa Clara volleyball team, along with the Bronco Athletic Department, will host the fourth annual Walk 4 Pancreatic Cancer on the beautiful Santa Clara University campus. Last year's event - which featured the Bronco volleyball, women's golf and men's and women's basketball teams - was bigger and better than ever and this year we need your participation even more.
  • Lexi Williamson Reflects on Immersion Trip to Peru
    May 03, 2012
    Lexi Williamson sat on the roof of San Estaban Church in Lima, Peru and gazed out over the entire San Juan de Miraflores District. But instead of feeling at peace, concern crept up on her. All her eyes could observe were the countless homes without electricity and running water.
  • Bronco Volleyball Student-Athletes Compete in Iron Bronco
    May 02, 2012
    Each year during spring quarter, students hit the gym, the pavement, and the pool, more than ever to participate in the annual Iron Bronco. This event is a spinoff of the well-known Iron Man, a triathlon consisting of a 2.4 mi swim, 112 mi bike ride, and 26.2 mi run. Santa Clara students, as well as staff, are able to compete on their own or in groups of 3 over the two weeks. This year, a number of Bronco volleyball players decided to test out the race and compete together. SantaClaraBroncos.com SCB: was able to catch up with one of the team members, Kayla Lommori (KL), to discuss her training and why she chose to compete.
  • Bronco Volleyball Competes In Sand Volleyball Tournament in Malibu
    April 25, 2012
    Another first for Bronco Athletics! The Santa Clara volleyball team travelled down to Malibu last weekend to compete in its first-ever sand volleyball tournament with Pepperdine and UC Santa Barbara. A day Bronco assistant coach Matt Lyles termed as a ”typical spring tournament where there were no winners or losers”, Santa Clara’s team came away with a little sand in its hair and a lot of smiles.
  • Schatzman Hopes to Help Broncos Back to NCAA Tournament
    April 23, 2012
    Rising sophomore Katy Schatzman had an immediate impact for the Broncos in her freshman year. The defensive specialist played in 42 sets and collected 70 digs during her first season at SCU. With two new additions to the coaching staff, Schatzman spoke with www.SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) about what the Broncos are doing to improve in the off-season.
  • Ali Rambis Ready to Get Back on the Court
    April 17, 2012
    Ali Rambis (AR) played in 35 sets this fall and recorded service aces in four different matches, but she was sidelined for a large part of the season with an elbow injury. The rising junior is preparing to make her return in the fall as she trains with the Broncos throughout the spring. She recently spoke with www.SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) about the state of the volleyball program and her father’s induction into the WCC Hall of Fame.
  • Register Today for Santa Clara Volleyball's Walk 4 Pancreatic Cancer May 12 on the Mission Campus!
    April 04, 2012
    On May 12, the Santa Clara volleyball team, along with the Bronco Athletic Department, will be hosting the fourth annual Walk 4 Pancreatic Cancer right here on our beautiful Santa Clara University campus. Last year's event - which featured the Bronco volleyball, women’s golf and men's and women’s basketball teams - was bigger and better than ever and this one promises to be even more successful.
  • Santa Clara Athletic Director Dan Coonan Makes Good On Promise, Joins Volleyball Team in First Spring Practice
    April 03, 2012
    While a number of fall sports may have started spring practice around the country on Monday, it’s very unlikely many teams had the special guest Santa Clara volleyball hosted on its first day. Bronco Athletic Director Dan Coonan, in his eighth year at the Santa Clara, kept good on a promise and went through the full practice in the Leavey Center, including wind sprints to start day.
  • 10th annual Bronco Volleyball Bocce Ball Tournament Set For Thursday May 31!
    April 02, 2012
    Calling all Bronco fans, friends and alums! The Santa Clara volleyball team will host its 10th annual Bocce Ball tournament and Fundraiser on Thurs., May 31 at 4:30pm at Campo di Bocce in Los Gatos.
  • VIDEO: Bronco Volleyball Wraps Up Individual Season, Gets Ready for Spring Practice
    March 27, 2012
    Santa Clara has wrapped up individual practice and is getting ready for Spring Practice, which begins April 2. Check out the work the Broncos have been doing in the gym and on the Jones Trail! Their first tournament this spring is at Sac State on April 14. Go Broncos! #SCUBroncos
  • Volleyball Releases 2012 Spring Schedule; Includes a Beach Tournament in Malibu
    March 23, 2012
    Revitalized with a re-tooled coaching staff under Bronco head coach Jon Wallace, Santa Clara released its 2012 spring volleyball schedule on Friday. Included on the schedule will be Santa Clara’s first-ever appearance in a Beach Tournament in Malibu and a spring season finale visit with Stanford.
  • Local Girl Kaleigh Durket Looks to Impress One Last Time on Volleyball Court
    March 21, 2012
    The Santa Clara women’s volleyball team is hungry to get back on the court and rising senior Kaleigh Durket has high expectations for the upcoming season. She is ready to make an impact on the court and help lead the Bronco squad back to the postseason.
  • Talented Taylor Milton Committed to Improving
    March 19, 2012
    The Bronco volleyball squad looked to young talent last year to contribute and Taylor Milton took on that responsibility. With a year on the Mission campus under her belt, Milton is committed to raising her level of play and helping the Broncos compete day in and day out.
  • Volleyball's Anders Making Sustainability Contributions Felt
    March 15, 2012
    Bronco volleyball’s rising junior Megan Anders discovered a way to combine her love for sports and sustainability when she landed the position of Sustainability Intern, Athletics and Recreation on the Mission Campus. Being involved as a student-athlete always appealed to her, and when the opportunity to apply for an internship position in the Sustainability Office popped up on BroncoLink, she couldn’t pass.
  • Volleyball's Schmidt Awarded NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship
    March 08, 2012
    Santa Clara University senior volleyball player Tanya Schmidt was one of 29 female student-athletes awarded a prestigious one-time, nonrenewable $7,500 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship this week. Schmidt was named twice to the All-WCC team during her Bronco career, including first team in 2010. She was also named three times to the WCC All-Academic Team and twice to the Capital One Academic All-District All-American team. The team captain last fall, Schmidt was also named one of 30 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award this past fall.
  • Volleyball's Kayla Lommori Pumped About Santa Clara's Future
    February 09, 2012
    There are a lot of terrific changes going on with Santa Clara volleyball these days, including adding two new assistant coaches with fantastic backgrounds and a new sports performance coach as well. Rising senior Kayla Lommori, a three-year starter, is excited about the changes and looking forward to spring training. Check out her answers below.
  • Brad Keller Joins Santa Clara Volleyball As An Assistant Coach
    February 06, 2012
    Bronco head volleyball coach Jon Wallace is proud to announce that Brad Keller, a 2002 graduate of Loyola Marymount University, is joining his staff effective immediately. Bringing a resume of helping build national championship teams, Brad Keller spent the last six seasons on the collegiate level; including helping lead Southern California to the 2009 NCAA men’s volleyball title match.
  • Former National Team Player Matt Lyles Returns As An Assistant Coach with Santa Clara Volleyball
    January 18, 2012
    Welcome Back! Playing an important role in the Broncos’ Final Four run in 2005, Matt Lyles has returned to the Mission Campus as an assistant coach with the Bronco volleyball program. He will be involved in all aspects of the program, including the overall training of the team on a daily basis. This will include practice planning and match preparation.
  • Five Volleyball Players Honored by the WCC, including First Team Member Dana Knudsen
    November 24, 2011
    For the 14th straight season the Santa Clara volleyball team has placed at least one player on the West Coast Conference First Team and this year’s entry is junior Dana Knudsen. In addition, senior Schmidt posted the highest GPA of the 12-member All-Academic Team with three others being named Honorable Mention: juniors Kayla Lommori, Alexandra Palmer and Kaleigh Durket.
  • Volleyball Finishes Season With Loss to Saint Mary's on Senior Day; Schmidt Interviewing for Rhodes Scholarship
    November 19, 2011
    Despite Bronco Senior Day for Bridget O’Hara and Tanya Schmidt, Saint Mary’s defeated Santa Clara 3-0 in the Leavey Center on Saturday. Set scores were 26-24, 25-22 and 25-20. Santa Clara ends the 2011 season at 11-16 and 6-10. Saint Mary’s ends its season at 16-12 and 10-6 in the WCC. Schmidt wasn’t at Senior Day because she was in San Francisco interviewing for the Rhodes Scholar.
  • No. 20 San Diego Edges SCU In WCC Volleyball Action Thursday Night
    November 17, 2011
    The 20th-ranked University of San Diego women’s volleyball team got past visiting Santa Clara University Thursday night at USD’s Jenny Craig Pavilion.
  • Volleyball Finishes Season at USD on Thursday and vs. Saint Mary's on Saturday
    November 16, 2011
    Santa Clara looks to finish the season with a bang as it travels to San Diego on Thurs., Nov. 17 at 7 pm before returning to the Leavey Center Sat., Nov. 19 at 1 pm vs. St. Mary’s for its final match of the season.
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