2013-14 Santa Clara Volleyball News

April 23, 2014
Bronco Sand Defeats Cal 3-2 To Close Out Season
Santa Clara wrapped up its sand season on April 18 with a 3-2 victory at Cal. The Broncos finished their second season of sand with a 7-8 record, falling six times to top 10 teams.

April 23, 2014
Bronco Sand Looks Back At Successful Second Season
Playing a number of the top teams in the country, Santa Clara ended its sand season with a 7-8 record this year. With six of its losses to top 10 nationally-ranked teams, the Broncos collected wins vs. Cal, Stanford and USF in their second-season of play.

April 15, 2014
Bronco Sand Finishes Season At Stanford, Cal This Week
Santa Clara’s sand team will play its final two matches this week with a 3:30 pm match on Tues., April 15 at Stanford and a 4 pm match at Cal on Fri., April 18. In its second year, Santa Clara is 6-7 this season. Stanford is 3-8 and Cal is 3-5.

April 1, 2014
Bronco Sand Travels To Sacramento This Weekend, Saint Mary's Monday; Victory Over Host-Stanford Highlights Last Weekend's Play
Santa Clara’s sand volleyball team will travel to the state capitol this weekend to play Boise State (3 pm) and host-Sacramento State (6 pm) on Sat., April 5. They will return to the Bay Area to play No. 9 Saint Mary’s on Mon., April 7 at 4 pm.

March 28, 2014
Bronco Sand Plays At Stanford Vs. Two Top Six Teams This Weekend
Santa Clara sand travels up I-280 North a few miles to play at Stanford on March 29 and 30. The Broncos will face host-Stanford, No. 3 Hawaii and No. 6 UCLA on Saturday. The teams will play the Stanford Pairs Tournament on Sunday. This week Bronco head coach Jon Wallace (JW) talked about the team’s goals in practice this week, what they are looking to accomplish this weekend and how rain could be a factor.

March 13, 2014
Bronco Sand Defeats San Jose State
Santa Clara defeated San Jose State Wednesday 5-0 in sand volleyball. The match was considered a home match for the Broncos even though both teams train and play at Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos.

March 12, 2014
Santa Clara Sand Hosts San Jose State on Wednesday
Santa Clara's sand volleyball team will host San Jose State on Wed., March 12 at 4 pm at Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos. The match will begin about 4 pm with No. 5 and No. 4 playing each other and then about an hour later No. 3 and 6 will play. No. 1 and 2 will play each other after the matches vs. No. 3 and 6 conclude. Bronco head coach Jon Wallace (JW) chatted on Tuesday about last weekend's 1-1 record at Pacific and this week's challenge in hosting San Jose State.

March 6, 2014
Bronco Volleyball Opens Sand Schedule This Spring At Pacific Saturday
Santa Clara volleyball opens play this weekend at University of the Pacific in its first sand match of the season. SCU will play at host Pacific at 9 am on Sat., March 8 and then play San Jose State at 12 pm. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCU) sat down with head coach Jon Wallace to talk about the first tournament of the year and to find out what sand scoring is all about.

March 5, 2014
Bronco Volleyball Making Big Strides With Off-Season Strength and Conditioning Program
The Bronco volleyball team has been hard at work this quarter in the gym, outside in the sand and in the weight room. SantaClaraBroncos.com sat down to talk with Bronco assistant coach Aaron Mansfield (AM) about the team’s time in the weight room and what results they are hoping for this spring and beyond.

February 13, 2014
Nikki Hess Hopeful For a WCC Title
Freshman Nikki Hess (NH) has really enjoyed her freshman year so far while staying active in the off-season playing beach and indoor volleyball preparing for next season. Hess talks a little bit about how she is hopeful for a great season and a chance at winning the WCC next fall.

February 13, 2014
Sabrina Clayton Excited For the Upcoming Season
WCC All-Freshman selection Sabrina Clayton (SC) hopes to be an impactful leader for her next season as a sophomore. Working to accomplish specific goals, Clayton and her team are working hard on and off the court. Clayton shares a little bit about her Santa Clara experience so far and why she chose to be a Bronco.

January 23, 2014
Mary Shepherd Kills Her First Season For Women’s Volleyball
Having an outstanding freshman season, Mary Shepherd (MS) is ready for the next one. Playing in 86 sets with 29 assists and 18 service aces, Shepherd is only looking to improve. Her determination and passion for the game has kept her skill set strong and we only hope her the best for her upcoming seasons as a Bronco.

December 3, 2013
Three Bronco Volleyball Players Named to WCC All-Academic Teams
With senior All-WCC middle blocker Haley Cameron head-lining the First Team honorees list for the Broncos, the West Coast Conference has announced the 2013 WCC Volleyball All-Academic Team. Katherine Douglas and Katy Schatzman were also named to the Honorable Mention All-Academic Team.

November 26, 2013
Four Volleyball Players Receive WCC Post-Season Honors
Four Bronco volleyball players were honored by the West Coast Conference on Tuesday. Senior Haley Cameron and junior Taylor Milton were both named to the All-WCC Honorable Mention team and freshmen Nikki Hess and Sabrina Clayton were named to the WCC All-Freshman team.

November 22, 2013
WATCH: Volleyball to Honor Senior Class Saturday
Santa Clara volleyball is set to honor its four seniors on Saturday vs. Pepperdine at 1 p.m. The four seniors are Megan Anders, Alyssa Anderson, Haley Cameron and Katherine Douglas.

November 16, 2013
Led by Milton, Volleyball Rallies, Wins In Five At Pacific
Up 2-0 at the break, the Broncos, led by Taylor Milton's 24 kills and 11 digs, had to rally in the fifth set to win their 10th match of the season at Pacific Saturday afternoon. Set scores were 25-18, 25-22, 23-25, 21-25 and 15-12.

November 14, 2013
Volleyball Travels to Saint Mary's, Pacific For Final League Road Matches This Weekend
With the season winding down, Santa Clara will travel to Saint Mary’s on Thur., Nov. 14 for a 6 pm match in Moraga. Santa Clara will finish off its travel for the season when it heads to Stockton to play the league’s newest member, Pacific, on Sat., Nov. 16 at 1 pm.

November 14, 2013
Volleyball Falls In Three At Saint Mary's
Santa Clara fell 3-0 at Saint Mary's on Thursday night. Set scores were 25-17, 25-22 and 25-14. The Broncos play their final road match of the year on Sat., Nov. 14 at 1 pm at Pacific.

November 9, 2013
Volleyball Upsets WCC's First Place Team In Four, Defeating No. 21 BYU At Home For Second Straight Year
Putting the West Coast Conference’s top team on their heels by taking a 2-0 lead to start the match, Santa Clara held on to win 3-1 vs. No. 21 BYU on Saturday afternoon at the Leavey Center. Set scores were 27-25, 25-22, 23-25 and 25-23. It is Santa Clara’s second straight win over BYU at home in as many years.

November 7, 2013
Volleyball Battles, But Falls in Four To No. 8 San Diego
Playing the No. 8 team in the country tough all night wasn’t enough as the Bronco volleyball team fell in four to No. 8 San Diego. Set scores were 26-24, 25-22, 18-25 and 25-12. Santa Clara is 8-14 and 3-10 in the WCC. San Diego is 20-3 and 12-2 in the WCC.

November 6, 2013
Volleyball Hosts Top Two League Teams This Weekend
The Bronco volleyball team returns home this weekend to host the top two teams in the West Coast Conference. Santa Clara hosts No. 8 San Diego on Thurs., Nov. 7 at 6 pm. No. 21 BYU comes to the Leavey Center on Sat., Nov. 9 at 1 pm. The BYU match will be televised nationally on The.Wtv channel online. Click here to watch the BYU match.

November 2, 2013
Volleyball Wins At Portland In Four
The Bronco volleyball team got back in the winning column on Saturday by beating winless Portland 3-1. Set scores were 25-13, 25-18, 26-28 and 25-17. Santa Clara is 8-13 and 3-9 in the WCC. Portland is 0-22 and 0-13. It is Santa Clara’s first win since its 3-1 vs. Portland on Oct. 3. The Broncos return home to host No. 8 San Diego on Thurs., Nov. 7 at 6 pm and then No. 21 BYU on Sat., Nov. 9 at 1 pm.

November 1, 2013
Volleyball Swept in Straight Sets At Gonzaga
With Halloween night not proving to be lucky for the Broncos in the Martin Centre, Santa Clara was swept in straight sets by Gonzaga on Thursday night. Set scores were 25-15, 25-20 and 25-21.

October 31, 2013
Volleyball Travels To Gonzaga On Halloween Night And Then Portland Saturday
The Bronco volleyball travels to the Northwest this weekend to play at Gonzaga on Thurs., Oct. 31 at 6 pm and then finished the trip at Portland on Sat., Nov. 2 at 1 pm.

October 25, 2013
Volleyball Falls In Long Battle At USF
In a close battle all night, San Francisco topped Santa Clara Friday night on the Hilltop 3-1. Set scores were 22-25, 19-25, 25-22 and 17-25. Santa Clara is 7-12 and 2-8 in the WCC. USF is 10-10 and 6-4 in the WCC.

October 19, 2013
Volleyball Rallies, But Drops Match in Five To Saint Mary's
Down 2-1 sets to one to rival Saint Mary's, the Broncos rallied to push the match to five sets on Saturday afternoon but despite having two set points, SCU couldn't hold on and lost in the fifth set 17-15. Set scores were 16-25, 25-17, 20-25, 25-15 and 15-17.

October 18, 2013
Volleyball Drops Match In Four To Pacific
Despite winning the first set, the Broncos dropped the next three to fall 3-1 to Pacific, visiting Santa Clara for the first time as new members of the West Coast Conference. Set scores were 26-24, 28-30, 25-19 and 25-15. Santa Clara is 7-10 and 2-6 in the WCC. Pacific is 11-8 and 4-4 in the WCC. Santa Clara hosts Saint Mary’s on Sat., Oct. 19 at 1 pm.

October 15, 2013
Volleyball Hosts Pacific and Saint Mary's This Week
The Bronco volleyball team returns home this weekend to host the West Coast Conference’s newest member, University of the Pacific, on Thurs., Oct. 17 at 7 pm. It is the West Coast Conference Match of the Week and it will be showcased online by clicking here. Santa Clara will wrap up its home-stand with a 1 pm match on Sat., Oct. 1 at 1 pm vs. rival Saint Mary’s.

October 13, 2013
Volleyball Falls In Three At No. 12 San Diego
Santa Clara was swept by No. 12 San Diego on the road on Saturday at Jenny Craig Pavilion. With the 25-15, 25-17, 25-10 win, the Toreros improve to 13-3 overall, move to 4-2 in the WCC. The Broncos fall to 7-9 overall and 2-6 in the WCC.

October 10, 2013
Volleyball Falls in Heartbreaker At No. 23 BYU
Thinking they’d scored set point in the four stanza, the Broncos were whistled for an illegal substitution and No. 23 BYU went on to keep its record perfect at home, winning 3-1. Set scores were 25-18, 22-25, 10-25 and 26-28. Santa Clara is 7-8 and 2-4 in the WCC and BYU moves ahead 13-3 and 6-0 in league play.

October 9, 2013
Volleyball Travels To West Coast Conference Leaders No. 24 BYU, No. 12 San Diego
After splitting at home last weekend, Santa Clara will hit the road once again for West Coast Conference action and this weekend could be the Broncos stiffest competition yet in league play as they will face No. 24 BYU on Thurs., Oct. 10 at 6 pm and then travel to No. 12 San Diego on Sat., Oct. 12 for a 1 pm match.

October 5, 2013
Volleyball Falls In Four to Gonzaga
Rallying in the third and fourth set, Santa Clara came up short against Gonzaga, falling 3-1 on Saturday in the Leavey Center. Set scores were 21-25, 20-25, 25-19 and 23-25. Santa Clara is 7-7 and 2-3 in the WCC. Gonzaga is 7-8 and 3-3 in the WCC.

October 3, 2013
Volleyball Outlasts Portland 3-1
The Broncos outlasted Portland Thursday night on the volleyball court 3-1. They were led by a red-hot Haley Cameron who hit .565 with 15 kills. Set scores were 23-25, 25-19, 25-17 and 25-23. Santa Clara hosts Gonzaga on Sat., Oct. 5 at 1 pm.

October 3, 2013
Volleyball Prepares To Host Two Key WCC Matches This Weekend
The Santa Clara Broncos will play two important West Coast Conference matches this weekend with Portland coming to town on Thurs., Oct. 3 at 6 pm and the Broncos hosting Gonzaga on Sat., Oct. 5 at 1 pm.

September 26, 2013
Volleyball Falls In Five To USF
With USF fighting off multiple match points in the third and fourth sets, Santa Clara fell 3-2 to San Francisco on Thursday night in the Leavey Center. Set scores were 25-20, 25-17, 25-27, 26-28 and 8-15. Santa Clara is 6-6 and 1-2 in the WCC. USF is 6-7 and 2-1 in the WCC. In its next timeout, Santa Clara hosts Portland Thurs., Oct. 3 at 7 pm and Sat., Oct. 5 at 1 pm Gonzaga comes to town.

September 25, 2013
Volleyball Hosts USF on Thursday In Lone WCC Match This Week
Playing just one match this week, Santa Clara opens up its West Coast Conference home slate with rival San Francisco coming to town for a Thurs., Sept. 26 match at 6 pm.

September 21, 2013
Volleyball Falls in Five At LMU
Looking to go 2-0 to start the 2013 West Coast Conference slate, Santa Clara couldn’t hold on in the fifth set and fell at LMU 3-2. Set scores were 23-25, 26-24, 25-22, 20-25 and 15-6. SCU is 6-5 and 1-1 in the WCC while LMU moves to 7-4 and 2-0 in league play. Santa Clara returns home for just the second time this year with a 6 pm match vs. USF on Thurs., Sept. 25.

September 20, 2013
Volleyball Opens WCC Play With 3-1 Win at Pepperdine
Behind four Broncos with double-digit kills, including senior Megan Anders, who scored 18, hitting .486, Santa Clara started off West Coast Conference play with a 3-1 win at Pepperdine. Set scores were 25-21, 27-29, 25-23 and 25-23.

September 19, 2013
Volleyball Opens WCC Play at Pepperdine, LMU
With non-conference play in the rear-view mirror, Santa Clara travels to the City of the Angels this weekend to begin West Coast Conference play. The Broncos start off with a 7 pm match at Pepperdine (6-2) on Thurs., Sept. 19 and then travel to LMU (5-4) for a 1 pm match on Sat., Sept. 21.

September 18, 2013
Taylor Milton: A Rising Leader
The transition from being an underclassman on the court to an upperclassman is a sizable change. And this change does not come without the onset of many responsibilities. The expectation is that as a junior or senior athlete on the floor, you know exactly what is going on at all times and what needs to be done to put your team in the right position to win. Becoming a leader physically is one thing, but it is another to become an all around leader in a sport like volleyball that is filled with ups and downs. Taylor Milton, a junior outside hitter for Bronco Volleyball has stepped into these very shoes.

September 14, 2013
Volleyball Sweeps Cal Poly
Firing on all cylinders Saturday, the Broncos finished off their non-conference schedule with a 3-0 win over Cal Poly Game scores were 25-16, 25-14 and 25-23 Santa Clara is 5-4 and Cal Poly moves to 4-5. Santa Clara opens WCC play next weekend at Pepperdine on Thursday and LMU on Saturday.

September 14, 2013
Volleyball Falls 3-0 at No. 23 Cal
Playing its third top 25 team in five matches, Santa Clara fell 3-0 at No. 23 Cal on Friday night as part of the Hilton Garden Inn Invitational. Game scores were 25-20, 25-22 and 25-17. Santa Clara is 4-4 and Cal remains undefeated at 7-0.

September 13, 2013
Volleyball Sweeps Undefeated Kansas State at Cal
Sweeping an undefeated Kansas State team at Cal on Thursday night, Santa Clara won 3-0 behind the double-digit kill efforts of Sabrina Clayton (16), Haley Cameron (11) and Nikki Hess (10). Set scores were 25-18, 25-17 and 25-17. Santa Clara is now 4-3 and KSU is 6-1.

September 11, 2013
Volleyball Plays Two Matches At Cal, Return For Home Opener Vs. Cal Poly Saturday
After facing two of the nation’s top 10 teams last weekend in Hawaii, Santa Clara won’t take any easy outs this weekend either as the Broncos travel to Cal to play Kansas State Thursday and No. 23 Cal Friday. The Broncos then return home to play upstart Cal Poly on Saturday in the team’s home opener at 2 pm.

September 11, 2013
2013-14 Volleyball Virtual Guide Is Now Live!
The 2013-14 virtual guide for the Santa Clara volleyball team is now live! Tons of pictures, videos, links, etc. can be found in the virtual guides!

September 8, 2013
Volleyball Scores 3-1 Win Over New Mexico State
Santa Clara finished off its trip to Hawaii on a high note with a 3-1 win over New Mexico State on Saturday night. Game scores were 25-22, 17-25, 25-16 and 27-25. Santa Clara will play Kansas State Thurs., Sept. 12 at 5 pm at Cal as part of the Cal Invitational.

September 7, 2013
Volleyball Battles Again At No. 9 Hawaii, Falls 3-1
Rallying for the second straight night against a top 10 team to a fourth set, Santa Clara couldn’t hold on in the end and fell 3-1 at No. 9 Hawaii. SCU is 2-3 and Hawaii is 4-1. Hawaii won the match 25-23, 25-15, 25-27 and 25-17. Santa Clara closes out the tournament with an 8 pm Pacific match vs. New Mexico State.

September 6, 2013
Cresto: A New Court, A New School, And A New Opportunity
One of the most difficult things in life is realizing you might be in the wrong place. What’s even harder is making a change while still moving forward. GiGi Cresto (GC) did just that. And she did it flawlessly.

September 6, 2013
Volleyball Battles Hard, Falls 3-1 to No. 10 UCLA
Battling the entire night, Santa Clara fell in a tight match from start to finish to No. 10 UCLA 3-1 on Thursday night at Hawaii. UCLA moves to 4-0 and the Broncos fall to 2-2. Things don’t get any easier for the Broncos Friday night as they battle host No. 9 Hawaii at 10:30 pm Pacific at Stan Sheriff Center.

September 5, 2013
Volleyball Travels To Hawaii For 2 of 3 Matches Vs. Nation's Top 10
Travelling west from the Bay Area for top 10 competition normally means one thing – the Broncos are headed to Hawaii! They play in the Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Volleyball Classic from Sept. 5-7 at the Stan Sheriff Center. Santa Clara will start off with No. 10 UCLA on Thurs., Sept. 5 at 8 pm Pacific. The Broncos will play host Hawaii, ranked No. 9 nationally, on Friday at 10:30 pm Pacific. SCU will finish with New Mexico State on Saturday at 8 pm Pacific.

September 1, 2013
Volleyball Wins Two in Final Day of Fresno State Invitational
Playing three matches in less than 24 hours, including two matches in about 5 hours on Saturday, Santa Clara put away host Fresno State 3-2 and defeated Rice 3-1. The Broncos finished the weekend 2-1 and now prepare for the Hawaii Invitational next weekend on the Big Island.

August 31, 2013
Volleyball Falls to CSU Northridge to Open 2013 Season
Playing its first of three matches in 24 hours to start the season, Santa Clara fell 3-0 to Cal State Northridge. The Broncos are 0-1 and CSU Northridge starts the season 1-0. Match scores were 23-25, 22-25 and 24-26.

August 27, 2013
Broncos In Hunt For 15th NCAA Tournament Bid; Travel To Fresno For Opening Weekend
In the hunt for its 15th NCAA tournament bid, Santa Clara, led by 2013 preseason All-West Coast Conference selection Megan Anders, begins the 2013 season Fri., Aug. 30 when it plays Cal State Northridge at 7:30 pm at the Fresno State Tournament in Fresno, Calif. The Broncos start quickly, playing three matches in 24 hours with SCU tangling with host-Fresno State at Noon on Saturday and then Rice at 5 pm.

August 21, 2013
Bronco Volleyball Adapting Well To Double Days With New Faces, Returners
The Bronco volleyball team is in the midst of a few weeks of double and triple days prior to their season opener on Aug. 30 vs. Cal State Northridge in Fresno, Calif. With nine returners and nine newcomers, including eight true freshmen, Santa Clara head coach Jon Wallace (JW) has his hands full with two-three practices a day, planning every minute, film between the on-court sessions, including individual film sessions and team bonding. This week Wallace, in his 15th season as the head coach of the Broncos, sat down with SantaClaraBroncos.com to talk about what the team is working on and had a special shout-out to the freshmen parents.

August 20, 2013
True Bronco Volleyball Freshmen Learning Many Lessons
Eat. Sleep. Volleyball. Repeat. This is the life of a Division I collegiate volleyball player during preseason. They arrive on campus before any other students. Their only job is to play volleyball.

August 16, 2013
EYEBRONCO: Volleyball Head Coach Jon Wallace
In the midst of preseason camp, EYEBRONCO reporter Sean Davis caught up with Bronco volleyball head coach Jon Wallace to talk about the team and the upcoming season.

August 13, 2013
Check Out Video and Photos of Volleyball's Photo Day
The Bronco volleyball team is back on the Mission campus and getting ready for another great season. After welcoming nine new players, the women took a quick break from triple days to have a little fun with their individual and team photos. Check out the video that features behind-the-scenes footage and returning players Katherine Douglas, Haley Cameron, Taylor Milton and Katy Schatzman talking about the season.

August 13, 2013
Megan Anders Reports Back For Volleyball Season
Summer vacation time is up for the Broncos Volleyball team and they have to hit the courts now to prepare for season. Senior and knock-out player, Megan Anders (MA), used her vacation time this summer to travel down to the Dominican Republic to help share her love for volleyball with underprivileged children.

August 8, 2013
Volleyball Looking To Repeat NCAA Tournament Bid; Starts Practice Saturday
Looking for their 15th NCAA tournament bid in 2013, the Bronco volleyball team looks to build on their NCAA tournament run from 2012. With 18 women on the roster to start pre-season, Bronco head coach Jon Wallace is excited to get the ball rolling in practice on Sat., Aug. 10.

August 7, 2013
Maas Anticipates Her Upcoming Season
Sophomore Lacey Maas (LM) is gearing up for her second season as a Bronco on the volleyball team. Despite having an early injury that kept her out for most of her freshman year, Maas has been working hard mentally and physically to get back into the game and compete. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) had a moment to ask Maas a few questions about what she is up to and who she’s most excited to play against this season.

July 10, 2013
Bronco Summer Camps In Full Swing On Mission Campus
No down time for our student-athletes here on the Mission Campus as the Broncos host their program’s summer camps.

July 9, 2013
Bronco Student-Athletes Post Highest Recorded GPA; Top 3.0 for 19th Time in 20 Quarters
With 24 Bronco student-athletes achieving a 4.0 grade point average and four teams checking in with a 3.4 GPA or higher, Santa Clara University's student-athletes recorded a school-record 3.191 grade point average (GPA) for the Spring 2013 quarter. They also topped 3.0 or better for the 19th time in 20 quarters. Santa Clara's cumulative GPA for its student-athletes is 3.107.

June 12, 2013
EYEBRONCO: Volleyball's 2013 Season Poster Photo Shoot and Player Interviews
A few of the members of the SCU volleyball team took a study break to have their pictures taken for the upcoming Fall 2013 season's poster on June 4. EYEBRONCO reporter and women's soccer player Sofia Huerta took advantage of all these outstanding student-athletes being in one place and asked them a few questions about the past spring season and their plans for the summer, as well as what they are looking forward to as they embark on a new season.

May 23, 2013
Volleyball Releases 2013 Schedule, Includes Tournaments at Fresno State, Hawaii and Cal
Coming off of a strong 2012 season, in which the Santa Clara volleyball team earned the school’s 14th NCAA Tournament bid, the Broncos will have to work just as hard in the 2013 season, as their schedule has only increased in difficulty.