2014 Santa Clara Volleyball News
October 22, 2014
Danielle Rottman Reflects on Her Time as a Volleyball Player
Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) spoke with junior Danielle Rottman (DR) of the women’s volleyball team about how volleyball has always played a large role in her life.
October 21, 2014
Volleyball Travels To Saint Mary's, Pacific This Weekend
The Santa Clara volleyball team will hit the road again this weekend for two important West Coast Conference matches in the Bay Area. The Broncos will play at Saint Mary’s on Thurs., Oct. 23 at 7 pm. They will then travel up to Stockton to play at Pacific on Sat., Oct. 25 at 12 pm.
October 21, 2014
Nikki Hess: Finishing the Season Strong
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) talked with sophomore outside hitter Nikki Hess (NH) of the women’s volleyball team about the ongoing season and the team’s chemistry.
October 18, 2014
Volleyball Upsets No. 24 LMU In Los Angeles
With Sabrina Clayton and Nikki Hess both collecting 19 kills each, the Santa Clara volleyball team defeated No. 24 LMU in Los Angeles Saturday afternoon, giving the Lions just their third defeat in 20 matches this season. Set scores were 25-21, 19-25, 9-25, 25-18 and 16-14. It is Santa Clara’s second road win vs. a ranked WCC team this year, adding to SCU’s 3-1 win at No. 24 San Diego on Oct. 2.
October 17, 2014
Volleyball Wins In Four At Pepperdine
Santa Clara won the last three sets at Pepperdine to defeat the Waves 3-1. Set scores were 23-25, 25-19, 25-21 and 25-23. The Broncos move to 14-6 and 4-3 in the WCC and Pepperdine is 7-12 and 2-5 in the WCC.
October 15, 2014
Volleyball Travels South For Pair Of WCC Matches
Santa Clara volleyball will hit the road again this weekend, traveling south to the Los Angeles area for a pair of matches. The Broncos travel first to Malibu to face Pepperdine at 7 pm on Oct. 16. They finish off the weekend at No. 24 LMU on Oct. 18 at 12 pm.
October 14, 2014
Wishing a Warm Welcome to Kaity Edwards
Kaity Edwards (KE) started her first season on the Santa Clara volleyball team this past August. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) reached out to Edwards welcoming her to the Mission campus and asking her about her first experiences as a Bronco.
October 10, 2014
Volleyball Falls In Five Sets To Gonzaga
Going hard for five sets, Gonzaga got the best of Santa Clara in five sets Friday night at the Leavey Center. Set scores were 25-22, 25-18, 15-25, 14-25 and 18-16. The Broncos move to 13-6 and 3-3 in the WCC and Gonzaga is 13-4 and 4-2 in the WCC. It was Gonzaga’s second straight five set match as they won 3-2 at USF on Thursday.
October 9, 2014
Coach Wallace Talks Bronco Volleyball; Host Portland, Gonzaga This Weekend
Santa Clara enters this weekend’s home series with Portland and Gonzaga with a 12-5 record, including 2-2 in the WCC. The Broncos will host Portland on Oct. 9 and Gonzaga on Oct. 10. Last week the team played three WCC matches in a single week: defeating Pacific 3-0 at home on Sept. 30, coming from behind at No. 24 San Diego to post a 3-1 win and then falling 3-0 at No. 10 BYU.
October 9, 2014
Volleyball Battles To Defeat Portland In Four
Battling all night, Santa Clara came away with a 3-1 victory over Portland Thursday night in the Leavey Center. Set scores were 25-20, 16-25, 25-21 and 26-24. The Broncos move to 13-5 and 3-2 in the WCC and Portland moves to 5-11 and 0-5 in the WCC.
October 5, 2014
Volleyball Falls at No. 10 BYU
Playing its third WCC match in four tries on the road, Santa Clara lost 3-0 at No. 10 BYU. Set scores were 25-10, 25-16 and 25-18. The Broncos move to 12-5 and 2-2 in the WCC and No. 10 BYU moves to 14-2 and 5-0 in the WCC.
October 3, 2014
Volleyball Upsets No. 24 San Diego In Four
Down 1-0 at No. 24 San Diego, Santa Clara came charging back to defeat the Toreros 3-1 on Thursday night. Set scores were 23-25, 25-19, 25-23 and 25-23. The Broncos move to 12-4 and 2-1 in the WCC and San Diego falls to 9-7 and 2-2 in the WCC.
October 2, 2014
Volleyball Travels To No. 23 San Diego, No. 10 BYU
After defeating Pacific 3-0 on Tuesday evening, Santa Clara’s volleyball team (11-4, 1-1 WCC) will travel south and then east this weekend for two more West Coast Conference matches. The Broncos will play at No. 23 San Diego (9-6, 2-1 WCC) on Oct. 2 at 7 pm and then play at No. 10 BYU (12-2, 3-0 WCC) on Oct. 4 at 7 pm as well.
September 30, 2014
Volleyball Defeats Pacific In Three To Open Home WCC Play
Santa Clara opened its 2014 West Coast Conference season at home Tuesday night with a big 3-0 win over rival Pacific. Set scores were 25-22, 25-20 and 25-21. Santa Clara is 11-4 and 1-1 in the WCC and Pacific is 13-3 and 2-1 in the WCC.
September 30, 2014
Volleyball Hosts Pacific Tuesday Evening
Santa Clara, in a rare Tuesday evening match in West Coast Conference action, will host Pacific on Tuesday at 6 pm in the Leavey Center. The two teams split their matches last season, with each team winning on the road.
September 26, 2014
Volleyball Falls at San Francisco In WCC-Opener
Santa Clara opened its 2014 West Coast Conference season at San Francisco and fell 3-0. Set scores were 25-22, 25-15 and 25-19. Santa Clara is 10-4 and 0-1 in the WCC and USF is 8-4 and 1-0 in the WCC.
September 25, 2014
Volleyball Players Talk About Recent Past, Excited For WCC Play To Begin
Focusing on the last past couple of weeks, with the future in mind, SantaClaraBroncos (SCU) chatted with five Bronco volleyball players this week in anticipation of Friday’s WCC opener at USF on Friday night. Kirsten Mead (KM), Mary Shepherd (MS), Sabrina Clayton (SC), Danielle Rottman (DR) and Taylor Milton (TM) all shared their thoughts as they prepare to begin WCC play.
September 23, 2014
Volleyball Opens WCC Season At USF; Returns Home To Host UOP
Closing the books on the 2014 non-conference season with a 10-3 record, Santa Clara volleyball will begin a new chapter on Fri., Sept. 26 when it plays its first West Coast Conference match at USF. The match in War Memorial Gym is set to begin at 7 pm. USF is 7-5 this season, including 3-0 record at home.
September 21, 2014
Volleyball Wins 3-2 At Cal Poly
Trailing 2-1 Saturday night on the road, the Broncos rallied to win 3-2 at Cal Poly. Set scores were 21-25, 25-12, 23-25, 25-20 and 15-8. Santa Clara is 10-3 and Cal Poly is 5-5. The Broncos open the 2014 WCC season at USF on Sept. 26.
September 20, 2014
Volleyball Takes Care Of Northern Illinois In Three
Behind the stellar play in the middle of freshman Natasha Calkins, Santa Clara got back on track on Saturday morning, beating Northern Illinois 3-0 in its second round of the UC Santa Barbara / Cal Poly Invitational. Set scores were 25-17, 25-15 and 25-22. Santa Clara is 9-3 and Northern Illinois is 7-5.
September 19, 2014
Volleyball Falls In Three At UC Santa Barbara
Santa Clara lost 3-0 at UC Santa Barbara in its opening match of the UC Santa Barbara / Cal Poly Invitational. Set scores were 25-18, 25-23, 26-24. Santa Clara is 8-3 and UCSB is now 4-6.
September 19, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Volleyball Santa Barbara Preview
EYEBronco caught up with the volleyball team before they headed south to Santa Barbara this weekend. The Broncos will face host-UC Santa Barbara on Fri., Sept. 19 at 5 pm and play Northern Illinois at 10 am on Sat., Sept. 20. The Broncos will then travel to San Luis Obsipo for an 8 pm match at Cal Poly that same evening. It is the second straight Saturday they have played two matches in different cities on the same day. Check out what Madison Dutra, Mary Shepherd, Nikki Hess and Kaity Edwards had to say!
September 17, 2014
Volleyball Travels South For Final Three Non-Conference Matches
Santa Clara travels south this weekend to play its final three non-conference matches before starting West Coast Conference play at San Francisco on Sept. 26.
September 17, 2014
Jon Wallace Reflects On Last Week, Looks Forward To This Week
The Santa Clara volleyball team will play in its final non-conference tournament this weekend, travelling to Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo to play UC Santa Barbara, Northern and Illinois and Cal Poly.
September 16, 2014
The Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap is Back!
On the 2014-15 first 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.
September 14, 2014
Volleyball Falls In 3 At No. 1 Stanford As Milton & Edwards Named All-Tournament
Playing its second top 20 team of the day, Santa Clara fell in three sets at No. 1 Stanford on Saturday night. Santa Clara is 8-2 and Stanford is 7-0. Stanford won the Invitational with the Broncos finishing as the runner-up. Set scores were 25-14, 25-15 and 25-11.
September 13, 2014
Volleyball Dispatches Of No. 20 Duke In 3; Play At No. 1 Stanford Tonight
Playing two top 20 teams in one day, Santa Clara dispatched of the first one, No. 20 Duke in three sets on Saturday morning at the Leavey Center. Game scores were 25-22, 25-22. Santa Clara is 8-1 and Duke is 5-3. It is Santa Clara’s first win over a top 20 team since it defeated then-No. 18 Pepperdine 3-2 on 9/29/12. It is their fourth win over a top 25 team in the last two years. Santa Clara’s last win over a non-conference team vs. No. 16 Kansas State in the 2008 NCAA tournament first round on 12-5-08. (3-2).
September 12, 2014
Volleyball Defeats Penn To Open 2014 Home Slate
Santa Clara opened its 2014 home slate with a 3-0 victory over the Penn Quakers on Friday night. Game scores were 25-22, 25-12 and 25-19. Santa Clara is 7-1 and Penn is 2-3.
September 12, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Volleyball Weekend Preview
After starting the season with a 6-1 record on its East Coast road trip, Santa Clara volleyball returns to the South Bay for two home matches and a road match this weekend. EYEBRONCO reporters Madison Dutra and Mary Shepherd caught up with teammates Kirsten Mead and Taylor Milton to recap the road swing and preview the upcoming weekend of matches.
September 11, 2014
Sabrina Clayton Enjoying Start To Sophomore Season
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Volleyball sophomore Sabrina Clayton (SC) talked to Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about her summer, training and goals for the team.
September 10, 2014
Volleyball Hosts Penn and No. 20 Duke Before Traveling To No. 1 Stanford This Weekend
On the road for their first seven matches, the Broncos (6-1) will return home Fri., Sept. 12 for a 7 pm match vs. Penn (2-2) and then host No. 20 Duke (5-1) on Sat., Sept. 13 at 11 am. The Broncos will then travel up I-280 on Saturday night to face the new No. 1 in college volleyball, Stanford (4-0), at 7 pm in Palo Alto. Santa Clara's last time facing the No. 1 team was also at Stanford, when the Broncos fell 3-0 in in the opening round of the NCAA tournament in 2007 (Nov. 30, 2007). They also fell 3-0 to No. 1 Nebraska in the Final Four in 2005 as the only two matches vs. No. 1s. Nebraska went on to win the NCAA title that year as well.
September 9, 2014
Lacey Maas Comes Out Swinging Her Junior Year
Junior Lacey Maas (LM) talked to Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about her offseason and what’s coming up this year. The Broncos open up at home this weekend with Penn at 7 pm on Fri., Sept. 12 and No. 20 Duke on Sat., Sept. 13 at 11 am.
September 6, 2014
Volleyball Finishes East Coast Swing With 3-0 Win Over Delaware; Milton and Clayton Named All-Tournament
In its final match on the East Coast, Santa Clara defeated Delaware 3-0 on Saturday morning to move to 6-1 while the Blue Hens dropped to 3-3. Set scores were 25-21, 25-20 and 25-20. Taylor Milton and Sabrina Clayton were both named to the Harvard Invitational All-Tournament Team.
September 5, 2014
Volleyball Loses In Five At Harvard
Taking a 2-0 lead wasn’t enough for the Broncos as they dropped the next three games to host-Harvard on Friday night at the Harvard Invitational in Cambridge, Mass. The Broncos move to 5-1 with Harvard opening its season at 1-0. Set scores were 25-17, 25-18, 23-25, 18-25 and 13-15.
September 5, 2014
Volleyball Tops Central Conn. State 3-0 In First Match Of The Day
With Taylor Milton leading the Broncos with 13 kills, Santa Clara made fast work of Central Connecticut State in its first match at the Harvard Invitational in Cambridge, Mass. The Broncos move to 5-0 with Central Connecticut State falling to 0-4. Set scores were 25-14, 25-15 and 25-13.
September 4, 2014
Volleyball Set To Play In Harvard Invitational
Santa Clara takes its 4-0 record to Boston this weekend as the Broncos play three matches at host-Harvard University. Santa Clara will play Central Connecticut State (0-3) at 1 pm on Fri., Sept. 5 and then later in the day will open Harvard’s season at 4 pm. Santa Clara will finish off East Coast play vs. Delaware (2-2) on Sat., Sept. 6 at 10 am.
September 3, 2014
Undefeated On the East Coast, Catch Up With Head Coach Jon Wallace
After posting a 4-0 record in the state of New York to start the season, the Santa Clara volleyball team moved up the East Coast further on Wednesday, pitching their camp in Boston, Mass. They will spend time practicing the next two days, while squeezing in some sightseeing in anticipation of playing at the Harvard Invitational this weekend in Cambridge, Mass.
September 2, 2014
Bronco Volleyball Handles Army 3-0, Moves to 4-0
On the hottest day of the summer in New York, continuing its strong early-season play, Santa Clara defeated Army 3-0 at West Point Academy on Tuesday evening. The Broncos move to 4-0 with Army falling to 2-3.
September 1, 2014
Volleyball Prepares For Army Match Tuesday
After winning its first preseason tournament last weekend and touring New York City on Sunday,Santa Clara volleyball moved its camp north to the West Point Academy, where it will play at Army on Tues., Sept. 2 at 4 pm Pacific.
August 31, 2014
Milton Named MVP, Mead All-Tournament As Volleyball Wins Tournament With Win Over Host-Hofstra
Dropping its first set for the first time this year, Santa Clara rallied to win the next three sets and defeated host-Hofstra 3-1 to win the ACICS Hofstra Invitational on Saturday night. Senior Taylor Milton was named the MVP and freshman Kirsten Mead was named to the All-Tournament team.
August 30, 2014
Volleyball Makes Quick Work of Lafayette To Move To 2-0
Continuing to play behind the hot hand of Sabrina Clayton, Santa Clara made quick work of Lafayette on Saturday afternoon in Long Island, N.Y. in its second match of the season at host-Hofstra. The Broncos move to 2-0 and Lafayette falls to 1-3. The match lasted one hour and five minutes. Santa Clara will finish play vs. host-Hofstra Saturday evening at 4:30 pm Pacific.
August 29, 2014
Volleyball Opens 2014 By Sweeping St. Francis Brooklyn
Santa Clara started off the 2014 season on Friday with a 3-0 victory over St. Francis Brooklyn in Long Island, N.Y. The Broncos are 1-0 and SFU is 0-2. Santa Clara moves on to play Lafayette on Saturday at 12 pm and then host-Hofstra to close out the tournament at 4:30 pm (both are Pacific time).
August 26, 2014
Bronco Volleyball Opens 2014 Season With East Coast Swing
The Santa Clara volleyball team hits the road for a seven-game stretch to open the 2014 season. The Broncos will play three matches in Long Island, N.Y. to open the year. They will then travel to West Point, N.Y. to play Army. Their 10-day trip will end in Boston with three matches at Harvard.
August 26, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Fall Photo Day with Bronco Volleyball
EYEBRONCO joined the volleyball team for its fall photo day on the Mission Campus last week. Reporters Annie Freman, Denzel Johnson, and Jared Brownridge talked to some of the players about their favorite things and the upcoming season.
August 15, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Mystery Excursion Day with Volleyball
The Bronco Volleyball coaching staff planned a mystery excursion day for the team as a break from double days and a fun team bonding activity. The women found themselves at the Google offices in San Francisco and heard four former Bronco volleyball players speak about their experiences at Santa Clara and how they transitioned into their roles at Google. After lunch, the team drove down Lombard Street and walked on the Golden Gate Bridge. Hear from EyeBronco reporters Madison Dutra and Mary Shepherd about their day! The season starts on August 29th versus Saint Francis in Long Island, New York. Go Broncos!
August 13, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Volleyball Double Days
The Santa Clara volleyball team returned to the court on Friday, August 8. Now with five practices under their belt, senior Taylor Milton and sophomore Sabrina Clayton give EYEBronco an inside look to what they have been working hard on during double days. We look forward to the upcoming season, which starts on August 29 versus Saint Francis in Long Island, New York. Go Broncos!
August 7, 2014
Bronco Volleyball Reports Friday
The Santa Clara volleyball team opens its 2014 season on the East Coast in Long Island, N.Y., but prior to departing, the Broncos will spend 17 days practicing, bonding and getting to know each other better on and off the court. In the calm before the storm of two-a-days, Bronco head coach Jon Wallace (JW) sat down Thursday morning to talk about the schedule for the next week, what the team will to do bond and what kind of shape the team is coming back to campus in (GREAT!).
July 28, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Meet Volleyball Freshman Kirsten Mead
As EYEBRONCO continues to introduce freshmen on the Santa Clara volleyball team, Mary Shepherd sits down with Palo Alto native Kirsten Mead. They discuss the appeal of Santa Clara, transitioning to college volleyball, and where they are excited to go for road matches early in the 2014 season.
July 25, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Close Up with Volleyball Freshman Gianna Ruggeroli
In this edition of EYEBRONCO news - current volleyball player and EYEBRONCO reporter Madison Durta introduces her new teammate and bronco student-athlete Gianna Ruggeroli. They talk about the university, the volleyball program and some fun interesting facts about themselves.
July 16, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Inside View of Volleyball's Summer Camp and Preseason Workouts
In this edition of EYEBRONCO report, volleyball players - Madison Dutra and Mary Shepherd - discuss the fun and excitement of the summer camps that are going on all summer long. They also talk about looking forward to the upcoming season as well as traveling to the East coast for several days - playing against some good schools and spending a day in New York City.
July 15, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Up Close with Volleyball Freshman Natasha Calkins
Current volleyball sophomore Madison Dutra talks with incoming freshman Natasha Calkins about transitioning to college life and volleyball, her sports psychology class and hobbies outside of the game in this EYEBRONCO interview.
July 14, 2014
Mary Shepherd Looks Forward To Sophomore Season
Mary Shepherd (MS) is using her summer to train hard and prepare herself for her second season on the Bronco volleyball team. After having a standout freshman season, Shepherd is hoping that putting in some extra work will pay off down the line and bring the Broncos closer to a WCC title. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) caught up with Shepherd to see how her summer training has been going.
July 8, 2014
Katy Schatzman Prepares For Her Senior Year
San Jose native Katy Schatzman (KS) is keeping herself busy this summer, working for a local company as well as training hard with her summer volleyball workouts. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) checked in with Schatzman to see how she’s prepping herself this summer before heading into her senior season.
June 18, 2014
Meet the Future of Bronco Volleyball: Natasha Calkins
Our neighbor to the north is lending Santa Clara volleyball one of their bight young talents, Natasha Calkins. Calkins, a 6’1 middle blocker/right side, who hails from Calgary, Alberta will be joining the 2014 Bronco volleyball squad in August.
June 17, 2014
Meet the Future of Bronco Volleyball: Kirsten Mead
Leading her high school team to a top 10 ranking nationally last season, Kirsten Mead will join the 2014 Santa Clara volleyball squad after a standout career at Valley Christian High School.
June 16, 2014
Meet the Future of Santa Clara Volleyball: Gianna Ruggeroli
Gianna Ruggeroli, a native of Las Vegas, Nev., will join the Bronco volleyball team this summer for the 2014 season. Standing at 5'10, Ruggeroli will be a libero and outside hitter for the Broncos.
June 13, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Meet Volleyball's Emily Burke and Kaity Edwards
Santa Clara volleyball assistant coach Emily Burke '11 and transfer middle blocker Kaity Edwards sat down with EYEBRONCO this week about joining the team for the 2014 season. Get to know the new Broncos through these exclusive interviews!
June 2, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Volleyball Photo Day
EYEBRONCO reporter Nici Gilday met up with five Bronco volleyball players: Chloe Sliger, Taylor Milton, Katy Schatzman, Sabrina Clayton and Nikki Hess during the team's 2014 photo shoot. Find out what sports the girls watch other than volleyball, who on the team has a strong Instagram/selfie game and which songs they listen to before a match.
May 19, 2014
Volleyball Releases 2014 Schedule
Looking to get back to the NCAA Tournament, Santa Clara volleyball announced its schedule Thursday. The season kicks off Aug. 29 at Hofstra where the Broncos will play four games in two days as part of a tournament. West Coast Conference play begins Sept. 26 at San Francisco with the conference home opener coming four days later.
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.