2014 Santa Clara Volleyball News

  • EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — June 10, 2015 (Season Finale)
    June 10, 2015
    EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — June 10, 2015 (Season Finale) On the season finale of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday take you around the horn for the best of Santa Clara University sports in 2014-15. EYEBRONCO thanks the seniors Denzel and Nici for their exceptional work during their time as Broncos. Enjoy their last episode as hosts of the BWSW!
  • Katrina Inch On Spring, Summer, And Season
    May 22, 2015
    Katrina Inch On Spring, Summer, And Season Sophomore Katrina Inch (KI) chatted with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about her spring season goals, summer plans, and excitement for what next year holds for the Santa Clara Women's Volleyball team.
  • Volleyball Continues Work Indoors; In The Fall Will Look For 3rd NCAA Bid In 4 Years
    May 18, 2015
    Volleyball Continues Work Indoors; In The Fall Will Look For 3rd NCAA Bid In 4 Years In its third week of indoor training, Santa Clara's volleyball is already fast at work to make improvements for next year. The team will be looking to clinch its third NCAA tournament bid in four years in 2015.
  • 2015 Indoor Schedule Released; Sand Finishes No. 18 Nationally
    May 08, 2015
    2015 Indoor Schedule Released; Sand Finishes No. 18 Nationally Looking for its third NCAA tournament bid in four years, Santa Clara volleyball will open the 2015 season at home Aug. 28 and travel to New Mexico, Texas and Sacramento for preseason tournaments before starting West Coast Conference play at home on Sept. 24 vs. San Diego. After finishing with a final sand ranking of No. 18 nationally, the women have come indoors for four weeks of training beginning this week.
  • WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — May 6, 2015 (Celebrity Golf Edition)
    May 06, 2015
    WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — May 6, 2015 (Celebrity Golf Edition) Santa Clara Athletics hosted the second annual SCU Celebrity Golf Tournament Monday, May 4 at Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club in Menlo Park, Calif. The tournament benefitted Santa Clara Athletics and the Bronco Bench Foundation. EYEBRONCO reporters Nici Gilday and Jared Brownridge took this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap out to the links to catch up with the celebrity field. Take a look at interviews with Steve Nash '95, Jerry Rice, Randy Winn '96, Jose Vizcaino, Dwight Clark, Dan Jansen, Ronnie Lott, JT Snow, Shawn Estes, Lloyd Pierce '98, Stuart Holden and many more in this EYEBRONCO production!
  • Madison Dutra's Road to Recovery
    May 02, 2015
    Madison Dutra's Road to Recovery Santa Clara Broncos (SCU) caught up with sophomore outside hitter Madison Dutra (MD) to find out how her recovery from ACL surgery is going. She talks about her rehabilitation routine and looks forward to getting back on to the court in early August.
  • Sand Season Wraps Up; Team Looks Ahead To Indoor Season
    May 01, 2015
    Sand Season Wraps Up; Team Looks Ahead To Indoor Season With a 3-2 loss to No. 14 Stanford, No. 18 Santa Clara wrapped its spring sand season with a 7-7 record. The Broncos posted a 2-6 record vs. ranked teams this year, including defeating Saint Mary’s twice.
  • WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — April 14, 2015
    April 15, 2015
    WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — April 14, 2015 SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday bring you the latest in Santa Clara University Bronco sports. As we march on in April, Monday-Wednesday marks the first of the West Coast Conference spring championships.
  • No. 16 Sand Travels To Southern California To Play No. 1 USC and No. 14 LMU As Well As Pairs Tournament
    April 07, 2015
    No. 16 Sand Travels To Southern California To Play No. 1 USC and No. 14 LMU As Well As Pairs Tournament This weekend Santa Clara’s sand volleyball team, ranked No. 16 nationally by DiG magazine, will travel to Southern California to play in one of the top sand tournaments this spring, the USA Volleyball Collegiate Challenge.
  • No. 16 Sand Wins On The Road In the State Capitol
    April 02, 2015
    No. 16 Sand Wins On The Road In the State Capitol No. 16 Santa Clara won 4-1 at Sacramento State on Wednesday. The Broncos are off until next weekend when they compete in the Hermosa Open in Southern California. The Broncos move to 6-2 with the win.
  • WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 31, 2015
    March 31, 2015
    WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 31, 2015 SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday kick off their final quarter with EYEBRONCO by giving you the latest in Bronco Sports.
  • Sand Finishes Successful Weekend In Santa Cruz With Pairs Play Sunday
    March 31, 2015
    Sand Finishes Successful Weekend In Santa Cruz With Pairs Play Sunday The No. 16 Santa Clara sand volleyball team finished a successful weekend in Santa Cruz with a strong showing in pairs play on Sunday.
  • No. 16 Sand Finishes As Runner-Up To No. 3 Hawaii In Santa Cruz
    March 30, 2015
    No. 16 Sand Finishes As Runner-Up To No. 3 Hawaii In Santa Cruz Santa Clara's sand volleyball team, ranked No. 16 nationally, finished as the runner-up at the Santa Cruz Duals on Saturday on Main Beach in Santa Cruz. Posting a 2-1 record, the Broncos lost in the finals to No. 3 Hawaii. The Broncos are now 5-2 this season.
  • WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 17, 2015
    March 17, 2015
    WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 17, 2015 SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, student-athlete hosts Nici Gilday and Denzel Johnson get you caught up on the latest in Santa Clara athletics. Seven Bronco teams competed last week, so take a look as Gilday and Johnson spin you around the world of Bronco sports.
  • WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 10, 2015
    March 10, 2015
    WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 10, 2015 SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of Bronco weekly sports wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you up to date on the latest in Bronco sports.
  • WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 3, 2015
    March 03, 2015
    WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 3, 2015 SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco weekly sports wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you up to date on the latest in Bronco sports during one of the busiest times of the athletic year for SCU.
  • Sand Volleyball Ranked No. 18 As It Begins Preseason Practice
    January 21, 2015
    Sand Volleyball Ranked No. 18 As It Begins Preseason Practice The Santa Clara sand volleyball team opens the year at No. 18 in DiG magazine’s 2015 preseason poll released Jan. 21. Proving the strength of sand volleyball in California, there are four West Coast Conference teams ranked in the top 10: Pepperdine (1), LMU (5), Saint Mary’s (7), Pacific (10).
  • Volleyball's Successful Season Included 15th NCAA Tournament Appearance And 11 WCC Honorees
    December 16, 2014
    Volleyball's Successful Season Included 15th NCAA Tournament Appearance And 11 WCC Honorees On the final day of action in 2013, the Santa Clara volleyball team, up 2-0 vs. Pepperdine, was primed to end the year on a high note. But that momentum was cut short. Santa Clara would go on to fall in five sets, finish the season with 11 wins and head into the offseason with the bitter feeling of defeat resonating inside each competitor. Something needed to change.
  • EYEBRONCO: Bronco of the Month — November 2014
    December 11, 2014
    EYEBRONCO: Bronco of the Month — November 2014 Bronco of the Month is an honor started by SAAC, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, that highlights the great accomplishments by our Broncos on and off their respective playing fields. Check out these Broncos of the Month for November 2014 in this EYEBRONCO video.
  • Volleyball Falls At No. 13 Oregon In NCAA Tournament's First Round
    December 05, 2014
    Volleyball Falls At No. 13 Oregon In NCAA Tournament's First Round Eugene, Ore. – Playing in the school’s 15th NCAA tournament, Santa Clara lost 3-0 at No. 13 Oregon. Set scores were 15-25, 17-25 and 16-25. Santa Clara finishes the year at 22-10. Oregon is 22-9 and advances to the second round to play LSU.
  • WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — December 3, 2014
    December 03, 2014
    WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — December 3, 2014 On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, co-hosts Denzel Johnson from the men's basketball team and Nici Gilday from the women's basketball team give a quick update on the latest Bronco sports news. This edition features interviews and highlights that you won't want to miss!
  • Four More Broncos Honored On Volleyball's WCC All-Academic Team
    December 03, 2014
    Four More Broncos Honored On Volleyball's WCC All-Academic Team Joining the seven Bronco volleyball players honored on the court Tuesday, four more Broncos were honored on the 2014 West Coast Conference Volleyball All-Academic Team on Wednesday. GiGi Cresto was named to the First Team and Madison Dutra, Katy Schatzman and Mary Shepherd were named Honorable Mention.
  • Volleyball Set for NCAA Tournament First Round vs. Oregon
    December 03, 2014
    Volleyball Set for NCAA Tournament First Round vs. Oregon On the eve of the first round of the 2014 NCAA tournament, Bronco head coach Jon Wallace sat down with SantaClaraBroncos.com to talk about the team, their opponent, No. 13 Oregon, and what former Broncos have taught this team this year.
  • Seven Broncos Honored by WCC
    December 02, 2014
    Seven Broncos Honored by WCC Leading Santa Clara to the school's 15th NCAA tournament, including the 12th under Bronco head coach Jon Wallace, seven Santa Clara volleyball players were honored by the West Coast Conference on Tuesday, including one on the All-WCC First Team and another as the WCC Freshman of the Year.
  • Volleyball Receives 15th NCAA Tournament Bid; To Play No. 13 Oregon In Eugene Thursday
    November 30, 2014
    Volleyball Receives 15th NCAA Tournament Bid; To Play No. 13 Oregon In Eugene Thursday The Santa Clara volleyball team received the school's 15th NCAA tournament bid on Sunday and will play at No. 13 Oregon at 7 pm on Thurs., Dec. 4. LSU and Oklahoma will play in the match prior to that and the winners will advance to a 4 pm match on Fri., Dec. 5 at Oregon.
  • Volleyball Tops Saint Mary's 3-0 on Senior Night; NCAA Tournament Berths Announced Sunday
    November 25, 2014
    Volleyball Tops Saint Mary's 3-0 on Senior Night; NCAA Tournament Berths Announced Sunday In the final game of the regular season, on Senior Night, Santa Clara volleyball took down Saint Mary’s 3-0 in the Leavey Center. It was their second straight win over the Gaels. Set scores were 25-18, 25-22, and 25-15. Santa Clara is 22-9 and 12-6 in the WCC. Saint Mary’s is 12-19 and 5-13 in the WCC.
  • Volleyball Wraps Up Regular Season Tuesday vs. Saint Mary's on Senior Night
    November 24, 2014
    Volleyball Wraps Up Regular Season Tuesday vs. Saint Mary's on Senior Night Getting set to wrap-up the regular season, Santa Clara volleyball hosts Saint Mary’s on Tues., Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. for Senior Day. Earlier this year the Broncos took down the Gaels 3-1 on the road.
  • EYEBRONCO: Jon Wallace and the 2014 Volleyball Seniors
    November 24, 2014
    EYEBRONCO: Jon Wallace and the 2014 Volleyball Seniors Volleyball head coach Jon Wallace reflects on the careers of three players spending their last season with the Broncos in 2014 —Chloe Sliger, Katy Schatzman, and Taylor Milton — for this EYEBRONCO video. The seniors also took time to share their experiences and favorite memories.
  • Volleyball Finishes Off USF In Three
    November 20, 2014
    Volleyball Finishes Off USF In Three Led by senior Taylor Milton, who had 17 kills, hitting .484 with five aces, Santa Clara took care of San Francisco 3-0 in the Leavey Center on Thursday night. Set scores were 25-18, 25-22 and 26-24. Santa Clara is 21-9 and 11-6 in the WCC. USF is 12-17 and 5-12 in the WCC.
  • Volleyball Hosts USF on Thursday
    November 18, 2014
    Volleyball Hosts USF on Thursday Santa Clara volleyball hosts one home match this week and it's a big one! The Broncos welcome Bay Area rival, San Francisco, at 6 pm on Thurs., Nov. 20 in the Leavey Center. Santa Clara will be looking to avenge its 3-0 loss to the Dons on Sept. 26 in San Francisco.
  • No. 25 Volleyball Drops 3-1 Match To Pepperdine
    November 15, 2014
    No. 25 Volleyball Drops 3-1 Match To Pepperdine Battling all day, No. 25 Santa Clara lost 3-1 to Pepperdine Saturday afternoon in the Leavey Center. Set scores were 20-25, 23-25, 25-22 and 22-25. Santa Clara is 20-9 and 10-7 in the WCC. Pepperdine is 11-16 and 6-9 in the WCC.
  • No. 25 Volleyball Falls At Home To LMU
    November 14, 2014
    No. 25 Volleyball Falls At Home To LMU After Santa Clara defeated then-No. 24 LMU on Oct. 18, the Broncos knew the Lions would be looking for revenge. LMU got it as the Lions defeated SCU 3-0 on Thursday night. Set scores were 20-25, 21-25 and 25-21. No. 25 Santa Clara is 20-8 and 10-5 in the WCC and LMU is 21-5 and 9-5 in the WCC.
  • EYEBRONCO: Bronco of the Month (September & October)
    November 13, 2014
    EYEBRONCO: Bronco of the Month (September & October) SAAC has nominated the October Broncos of the Month! For a quick recap, our September winners were Brittany Ambrose and Andrew Papenfus. Brittany: Scored four game-winning goals this season. Her hard work off the field has been recognized by her team. She has been a key player this season. She works hard, is determined to do well, and wants to win. She is a great model of a Bronco Athlete. (WOMEN'S SOCCER) Andrew: Went through brain surgery and still had a good attitude. Once he came back, he was ready to start working to get back onto the court. Everyone has noticed this dedication and wanted to recognize him for it. (MEN'S BASKETBALL) Our October winners are our volleyball team and Kurt Ruegg. Volleyball Team: Had a weekend sweep against ranked teams. They've been playing really well all season. Their team chemistry seems better and everyone is focused. It's great to see that a whole team is working its hardest to achieve the ultimate goal. (VOLLEYBALL) Kurt Ruegg: Broke the school record for the 8k on October 18 at the Bronco Invite and broke it again on November 1st, at the West Coast Conference. He's a red shirt from Harvard that walked onto our team this year. He has been our number one men's runner consistently all season. He works very hard and will do whatever it takes to get better and run faster. (MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY)
  • Welcome! Santa Clara Volleyball Signs Three To National Letters Of Intent
    November 13, 2014
    Welcome! Santa Clara Volleyball Signs Three To National Letters Of Intent SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara head volleyball coach Jon Wallace Thursday announced the signing of three prep players to National Letters of Intent, including Danville product Hailey Lindberg, Taylor Odom and Anna McCreadie.
  • Volleyball Ranked No. 25 In This Week's AVCA Poll
    November 11, 2014
    Volleyball Ranked No. 25 In This Week's AVCA Poll Winning its last four matches in the West Coast Conference, including its 20th match at Portland on Nov. 8, Santa Clara jumped into the AVCA top 25 this week. They are ranked No. 25. Santa Clara hosts its final four regular season matches of the season, beginning with LMU on Thurs., Nov. 23 at 6 pm.
  • No. 25 Volleyball Hosts LMU, Pepperdine This Weekend
    November 11, 2014
    No. 25 Volleyball Hosts LMU, Pepperdine This Weekend Returning home for its final four regular season matches of the year, No. 25 Santa Clara hosts LMU on Thurs., Nov. 13 at 6 pm and then Pepperdine at 1 pm on Sat., Nov. 15. Winning its last four matches in the West Coast Conference, including its 20th match at Portland on Nov. 8, Santa Clara jumped into the AVCA top 25 this week. They are ranked No. 25.
  • Volleyball Wins 20th Match Of The Season At Portland
    November 08, 2014
    Volleyball Wins 20th Match Of The Season At Portland Winning its fourth straight match, the Santa Clara volleyball team won 3-0 at Portland on Saturday afternoon, collecting its 20th victory of the season. Set scores were 25-16, 25-11 and 25-14. Santa Clara is 20-7 and 10-4 in the WCC and Portland falls to 6-18 and 1-12 in the WCC.
  • Volleyball Wins Five-Set Match At Gonzaga
    November 06, 2014
    Volleyball Wins Five-Set Match At Gonzaga Having four hitters score double digit kills, including Lacey Maas who hit .800, the Broncos took a 2-0 lead at Gonzaga and hung on to win the two and a half hour match, 3-2, in Spokane Thursday night. Set scores were 25-19, 28-26, 21-25, 22-25 and 15-12. The Broncos are 4-2 in five-set matches this season.
  • Volleyball Travels To Gonzaga, Portland This Weekend
    November 05, 2014
    Volleyball Travels To Gonzaga, Portland This Weekend Coming off a successful weekend where Santa Clara defeated the top team teams in the West Coast Conference, the Broncos will put that behind them as they travel to Gonzaga for a 6 pm match on Nov. 6 and then a 1 pm match at Portland on Nov. 8.
  • Watch this Week's Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap
    November 04, 2014
    Watch this Week's Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, co-hosts Denzel Johnson from the men's basketball team and Nici Gilday from the women's basketball team give a quick update on the latest Bronco sports news. This edition features interviews, highlights, pictures and bloopers that you won't want to miss! EyeBronco first gets an inside look to the Volleyball team’s very successful two win weekend. On Thursday night, the team had a huge win over No. 11 BYU in three straight sets. Then they battled through a five set match to beat top-ranked San Diego on Saturday. Volleyball has beaten four top 25 teams this season. It was the first time a West Coast Conference team has swept both BYU and San Diego in the same weekend since BYU joined the league three years ago. Yannick Atanga spoke to Player of the Week Nikki Hess about the weekend. Women’s soccer had two games in Buck Shaw this weekend and walked away with two conference wins. They defeated Gonzaga on Friday night, 3-0, behind the goals from Sofia Huerta and Mariana Galvan. Then on Sunday, Huerta was able to score a last minute goal to lift the Broncos over Portland, 1-0. Huerta leads the team with 15 goals on the season. After the Portland match, EyeBronco heard from Huerta and goalkeeper Andi Tostanoski about the final weekends of the season. This Wrap also features EyeBronco interviews over the past week with Kelly Ryan and Kurt Reugg from cross country. They hosted the WCC Championships at Baylands Park on Saturday. The team totaled nine PR runs, including a school record of 23:52 by senior Kurt Ruegg in the men's 8k race. Ruegg finished 16th overall while the team came in 5th. The top five runners on the women’s side all set personal best 6k times and placed 7th overall. Lastly, don’t forget to watch the bloopers! Go Broncos! #OnAMission
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