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A constant life on the road for Rosenthal

Lipscomb volleyball Coach Brandon Rosenthal just got back to Nashville from a recent trip to Orlando and by Monday he'll be in Atlanta. Such is the life of a college volleyball recruiter.

Alex Kelly named assistant coach at Appalachian State

Lipscomb volleyball standout Alex Kelly was named assistant coach at Appalachian State University. Kelly graduated from Lipscomb last month and was a two-time Atlantic Sun Player of the Year during her career with the Lady Bisons. recognizes Lipscomb recruiting class

The Lipscomb volleyball program was recognized recently by for "High Honorable Mention" for its 2011 recruiting class. Lipscomb was the only program recognized from the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Eight Lipscomb teams have perfect academic progress

Eight Lipscomb University athletic teams received perfect NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores and twelve teams exceeded the national average for private schools in the latest report issued Tuesday by the NCAA.

Rosenthal releases 2011 volleyball schedule

The Lipscomb Volleyball team has announced their schedule for the upcoming 2011 season. Not only will next year's team have six new players, but the Lady Bisons will also play a schedule unlike any from past years.

Kelly, Pease named to CVU Stellar Spiker teams

The Collegiate Volleyball Update (CVU) has announced the 2010 Stellar Spiker teams. Lipscomb middle blocker Alex Kelly was named to the CVU Stellar Spiker Second Team. Setter Stefine “Jake” Pease was Honorable Mention.

Lady Bisons volleyball adds Abby Fay

Abby Fay, a graduate student from Kansas State in the Big 12, will play her final year of eligibility for the Lady Bisons volleyball team. Fay played on the same club team with Alex Kelly, Stefine "Jake" Pease and Meghan Hinemeyer during high school.

Lipscomb student-athletes earn new A-Sun awards

Four Lipscomb student-athletes earned the President's Scholar Award and three were given the Commissioner's Scholar Award by the A-Sun.

Rosenthal will welcome five recruits this fall

In what could prove to be one of his most important recruiting classes Lipscomb volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal will be welcoming five new players in the fall.

Kelly, Pease named to AVCA All-America team

Seniors Alex Kelly and Stefine “Jake” Pease have been named American Volleyball Coaches Association honorable mention All-America for the second year in a row. AVCA selects the All-America teams for the NCAA.

Kelly, Pease named to AVCA South Region Team

For the second year in row middle blocker Alex Kelly and setter Stefine "Jake" Pease were named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association's South Region Team.

Lady Bisons season ends with 3-1 lost to Ohio State

Lipscomb missed their best opportunity in three trips to advance past the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Friday night at the Frericks Center here on the campus of the University of Dayton the Lady Bisons fell 3-1 in the first round to Ohio State.

Lady Bisons want to make some NCAA first round noise

Friday at 5 p.m. CST the Lady Bisons, 24-6, will face Ohio State, 22-11, at the Frericks Center on the campus of host Dayton in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Dayton, the No. 14 seed, will face Butler in the second match.

Jake's Journal: NCAA Tournament

Stefine "Jake" Pease regulary writes a blog on Lipscomb volleyball. The team is in full NCAA Tournament mode this week.

Book about importance of teammates inspires Lady Bisons

The book "Teammates Matter", written by Nashville's Alan Williams, has been an inspiration for the Lady Bisons volleyball team for the past four years.

Lady Bisons will play Ohio State in NCAA first round

If its December and the NCAA Tournament then the Lady Bisons are heading to Ohio. Friday at Dayton, Ohio the Lady Bisons will face Ohio State in the first round. It is the third time Lipscomb has played a tournament match in Ohio.

Final test passed in preparation for NCAA Tourney

The Lady Bisons closed out the regular season with a 3-2 win over Xavier at Allen Arena. The Lady Bisons, 24-6, find out Sunday afternoon their opponent and where they will play in the NCAA Tournament.

Lady Bisons facing test against Xavier

The Lady Bisons will face Xavier from the Atlantic 10 Conference Saturday at 2 p.m. at Allen Arena in the final match before the NCAA Tournament.

A volleyball Thanksgiving

It's not part of his coaching duties but Lady Bisons volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal is serving Thanksgiving dinner to his team today. They will practice in the morning and eat turkey and watch football the rest of the day.

Ten minutes made the difference for the Lady Bisons

Ten minutes saved the Lipscomb Lady Bisons from a crushing season-ending defeat allowing them to regroup and win three straight sets for a 3-2 A-Sun Championship victory over ETSU.

Kelly named CVU National Player of the Week

The Collegiate Volleyball Update ( is pleased to announce that Lipscomb senior Alex Kelly has been selected as the National Player of the Week for Nov. 15 through Nov. 21.

Lady Bisons repeat as A-Sun Tourney Champions

The top-seeded Lipscomb Lady Bisons spotted No. 3 seed ETSU the first two sets and then rallied to win the next three to win the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship for the second year in a row Saturday afternoon at Alico Arena in Fort, Myers, Fla.

Lady Bisons must beat ETSU for A-Sun title

The top-seeded Lady Bisons earned a spot in the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship match for the fourth season in a row and will be seeking their third title when they face ETSU at 2 p.m. at Alico Arena in Fort Myers, Fla.

Lady Bisons advance to A-Sun Tourney finals

The Lady Bisons will be seeking their third Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament title in the past four years after sweeping Belmont 3-0 at Alico Arena in semifinals.

Lady Bisons, Belmont will battle again in the A-Sun Tourney

The "Battlle of the Boulevard" has a Florida as the Lipscomb Lady Bisons and Belmont play in the semifinals of the A-Sun Tournament in Fort Myers. It is the fifth time in the past five years the two rivals have played each other in the tourney.

Jake's Journal: Part 9

Lipscomb senior setter Jake Pease has been writing a journal during the season. She plans to have additional entries from the A-Sun Tournament this weekend.

Pease named A-Sun Player of the Year

Lipscomb senior setter Stefine "Jake" Pease has been named A-Sun Player of the Year by the conference coaches. Pease and middle blocker Alex Kelly were unanimous First Team All-Conference. Outisde hitter Meghan Hinemeyer is a second teamer.

Lady Bisons are a perfect 10 in A-Sun this season

The Lady Bisons finished the Atlantic Sun regular season unbeaten for the second year in a row with a 3-1 match victory over Belmont Tuesday night at Allen Arena on "Senior" Night.

Tears might be shed as Rosenthal honors five seniors

The Lady Bisons will close out the regular season Tuesday night when Belmont visits Allen Arena. Five seniors will also be honored _ setter Stefine "Jake" Pease, middle blocker Alex Kelly, outside hitter Meghan Hinemeyer, defensive specialist Elly Kaiser and setter Tory Ashcraft.

Lady Bisons win second straight A-Sun Championship

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons won their 20th match of the season with a 3-0 sweep of Stetson Saturday afternoon in DeLand, Fla., earning their second straight A-Sun Championship and the No. 1 seed in the tournament.

Lady Bisons edge Florida Gulf Coast 3-2

For the first time this season the Lipscomb Lady Bisons played a five-set match holding off Florida Gulf Coast 3-2 Friday night at the Alico Arena in Fort Myers, Fla.

Kelly earns District IV academic honors

Lipscomb Lady Bisons' senior middle blocker Alex Kelly has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)/ESPN Academic All-District third team for District IV on the university level.

Jake's Journal: Part 8

Senior setter Stefine "Jake" Pease writes a weekly blog on the Lady Bisons volleyball program. Preparations for the Jacksonville and Florida Gulf Coast matches and some practice issues are discussed.

Lady Bisons mix paranoia with a dose of calmness

When the Lady Bisons head to Florida this weekend to face Florida Gulf Coast and Stetson they will be packing both paranoia and a dose of calmness to go with their 7- 0 conference record.

Lady Bisons clinch berth in A-Sun Tournament

The Lady Bisons, 7-0 in the Atlantic Sun with three regular season matches left, clinched a berth in the conference tournament. The Lady Bisons swept Jacksonville 3-0 Saturday afternoon at Allen Arena.

Lady Bisons beat UNF in straight sets

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons continued their winning ways Friday night beating North Florida 3-0 in Atlantic Sun Conference play. The Lady Bisons won by scores of 24-11, 25-19 and 25-17 on their home court at Allen Arena.

Lady Bisons match with UNF will support Dig For the Cure

The Lady Bisons have two key Atlantic Sun home matches this weekend facing North Florida Friday and Jacksonville Saturday at Allen Arena. Friday night's game is also "Dig for the Cure" a breast cancer awareness event. Fans are encouraged to wear pink.

Lady Bisons close to putting everything together

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons sit at the top of the Atlantic Sun standings with a 5-0 record. But they still have five more conference matches to play, starting this weekend at 6:30 against North Florida at Allen Arena followed by Jacksonville on Saturday.

Jake's Journal Part 7

In part seven of her journal setter Stefine "Jake" Pease talks about the many aspects of the Louisville match and what it was like to have four days off.

Lady Bisons fall 3-0 at Louisville

The Lady Bisons played Louisville for the first time ever in a volleyball match Wednesday night, falling 3-0.

Jake's Journal, part 6

This is the sixth installment of senior setter Jake Pease's journal of the 2010 season.

Lady Bisons will challenge Louisville

The Lady Bisons are in Louisville Wednesday night for their first ever volleyball match with the Louisville Cardinals from the Big East. The match begins at 6.

Lady Bisons defeat Campbell 3-1 after slow start

After dropping the first set to Campbell 25-23, the Lady Bisons volleyball team won three consecutive sets to take the match against the Camels 3-1 Saturday afternoon at the Curb Event Center.

Ursell adjusting to the freedom of Lady Bisons volleyball

Lipscomb opposite Charlyn Ursell has the top hitting percentage in Atlantic Sun Conference games. The transfer from Arkansas State is becoming more adjusted to Lady Bisons volleyball and that is a plus for coach Brandon Rosenthal.

Lady Bisons not worried about playing a home match at Belmont

It's a home match on the schedule for the Lady Bisons, but Saturday afternoon at 2 they are going to be playing Campbell down the road at Belmont's Curb Center.

Lady Bisons earn "best of" mention

The Lady Bisons have been busy. They climbed from 102 in the NCAA Division I RPI rating to 83 and also received a mention in the Nashville Scene's "Best of Nashville" issue.

Lipscomb will host A-Sun volleyball tourney in 2011, 2012

Lipscomb University's Lady Bisons will host the Atlantic Sun Conference Volleyball Tournament in 2011 and 2012. Lipscomb athletic director Philip Hutcheson presented the bid Tuesday during the conference meetings in Macon, Ga.

The road trip east was long but was also fun

It was a long trip east for the Lady Bisons, but Atlantic Sun wins at ETSU and USC Upstate made the trip a happy one.

Kelly leads Lady Bisons to 3-1 win at Upstate

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons closed out their road trip with a 3-1 win Saturday afternoon at USC Upstate. he Lady Bisons won set one 25-13 and set 2 25-12, but fell 25-22 in set three before winning set four 25-17.

Lady Bisons sweep ETSU in A-Sun volleyball

The Lady Bisons faced a tough challenge from ETSU but swept the Atlantic Sun Conference match 3-0 Friday night at the Brooks Gym in Johnson City.

Lady Bisons face major test against ETSU

ETSU gave the Lady Bisons their toughest matches last season and 2010 looks like it is going to be just as intense as the two teams meet Friday night in Johnson City.

T-shirts and music are back and so are the wins

The T-shirts and music are back for the Lady Bisons and so are the wins. Find out what the latest edition of "Jake's Journal" has to say.

Kelly's double-double leads Lady Bisons to sweep of KSU

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons swept Kennesaw State 3-0 Saturday afternoon in Atlantic Sun Conference play at Allen Arena. The Lady Bisons recorded set wins of 25-18, 25-15 and 25-11.

Lady Bisons keep unbeaten streak alive

The Lady Bisons swept Mercer 3-0 to extend their home winning streak to 21 matches and their Atlantic Sun Conference regular season win streak to 26 straight matches.

Lady Bisons open A-Sun schedule with visit from Mercer

The Lady Bisons, 11-5 overall, begin the defense of the Atlantic Sun Championship Friday when Mercer, 6-12, visits Allen Arena for a 6:30 p.m. match. Saturday afternoon they face Kennesaw State at 2 p.m.

Jake's Journal reviews a week of success on the court

Stefine "Jake" Pease reviews a successful week for the Lady Bisons who were 2-0 with match sweeps of Austin Peay and Florida Gulf Coast.

Hinemeyer earns first A-Sun POTW award

Lipscomb's Meghan Hinemeyer claimed the first Atlantic Sun Volleyball player of the week award of her career, announced by the league office Monday, for her performance in a 2-0 week for the Lady Bisons.

Lady Bisons sweep FGCU 3-0

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons swept Florida Gulf Coast 3-0 Sunday afternoon at Allen Arena. Scores were 25-22, 25-22 and 25-13.

Freshman duo contributing to Lady Bisons success

Freshmen Caitlin "Dot" Dotson and Claire Peterson are making big contributions for the Lady Bisons this season. The Lady Bisons face FGCU Sunday at 1 p.m. at Allen Arena.

Lady Bisons back home to play FGCU

The "back to basics" approach has continued this week as the Lady Bisons, 10-5, prepare to face Florida Gulf Coast, 2-10, Sunday at 1 p.m. at Allen Arena.

Lady Bisons like back to basics approach

In the second installment of Jake's Journal she talks about the Austin Peay match and the team's "back to basics" approach.

Lady Bisons get back to basics with 3-0 sweep of APSU

The Lady Bisons got back to basics and back on the winning track Tuesday night with a 3-0 win over Austin Peay at the Dunn Center in Clarksville.

Jake Pease offers first journal installment

This is the first installment of a journal that senior setter Stefine "Jake" Pease will be writing about the volleyball team for the rest of the season.

Lady Bisons fall 3-1 to Marshall

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons lost 3-1 to Marshall Saturday evening to close out the Billiken Invitational in St. Louis. After winning set one 25-15 the Lady Bisons lost 25-19, 25-22 and 25-18.

Lady Bisons swept 3-0 by Western Kentucky

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons lost 3-0 to Western Kentucky Saturday in the second day of the Billiken Invitational hosted by St. Louis University. The Lady Bisons face Marshall at 4:30 p.m. to close out the tournament.

Lady Bisons lose to St. Louis in Billiken Invitational

Lipscomb fell 3-1 to host St. Louis Friday night in the Billiken Invitational to end a seven-match winning streak. They face Western Kentucky and Marshall Saturday in the second round.

Lady Bisons set for toughest tournament of the season

The Lady Bisons play this weekend in St. Louis in the Billiken Invitational. The Lady Bisons face host St. Louis Friday night at 7. Saturday they will play Western Kentucky at noon and Marshall at 4:30.

Lady Bisons get tested in 3-1 win at Belmont

The Lady Bisons rivalry with Belmont in volleyball heated up a little more Tuesday night in a 3-1 match win for Lipscomb at the Curb Center.

Lady Bisons set for tough match with Belmont

Tuesday afternoon at 5 the Lady Bisons, 8-2, make the short trip to Belmont, 4-7, for volleyball's version of the “Battle of the Boulevard”. This match will not count in the Atlantic Sun Conference standings.

Kelly wins second A-Sun POTW of the season

For the second time this season and eighth in her career, Lipscomb's Alex Kelly earned the Atlantic Sun Volleyball Player of the Week award, announced Monday by the league office.

Lady Bisons win South Carolina Invite with first SEC win

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons won the Gamecock Invitational with a 3-0 match sweep of host South Carolina Saturday morning. The set scores were 25-18, 25-21 and 25-21.

Rosenthal spreads the playing time out in S.C. State win

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons swept South Carolina State 3-0 in the second match of the Gamecock Invitational at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. The Lady Bisons won 25-11, 25-18 and 25-11.

Lady Bisons sweep Furman

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons swept Furman 3-0 Friday morning in the first match of the Gamecock Invitational hosted by the University of South Carolina in Columbia. The Lady Bisons won by scores of 25-18, 25-19 and 25-18.

Lady Bisons anxious to compete against Furman

Lipscomb and Furman both were undefeated in their respective conferences last season. Friday they will face each other to see who is the best in the Gamecock Invitational in Columbia, S.C.

Lady Bisons hold off determined TSU team for 3-0 win

The Lady Bisons won their 19th consecutive match at Allen Arena and their third match sweep with a 3-0 win over Tennessee State Tuesday night.

Lady Bisons are home for TSU match

The Lady Bisons play their first home match of the season Tuesday night at 6:30 at Allen Arena when Tennessee State visits.

Kelly, Green, Pease lead Lady Bisons to 3-0 sweep of Pitt

The Lady Bisons swept tournament host Pittsburgh 3-0 Saturday morning in the Pitt Invitational. It was the second match sweep in a row for the Lady Bisons who finished the tournament with a 2-1 record.

Lady Bisons earn 1st sweep of the season against Tulane

The Lady Bisons rebounded from a 3-0 loss to Purdue to sweep Tulane 3-0 in the first day of the Pittsburgh Invitational behind Kaycee Green's match-high 12 kills.

Lady Bisons have to rebound after Purdue loss

The Lady Bisons will have to rebound Friday afternoon after losing 3-0 to Purdue in the morning match at the Pittsburgh Invitational. It was the first time this season the Lady Bisons have been swept in a match.

Lady Bisons face Purdue, Tulane

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons have a busy Friday in the opening round of the Blue-and-Gold Invitational hosted by the University of Pittsburgh.The Lady Bisons play Purdue at 10 a.m. followed by Tulane at 4 p.m.

Kelly, Rose formidable duo in the middle

Coach Brandon Rosenthal expected Alex Kelly to be a force in the middle again this season, but he has been pleasantly surprised by how quickly Katie Rose has made the transition to middle blocker, a position she has not played since high school.

Kelly earns first A-Sun POTW of the season

Lipscomb senior middle hitter Alex Kelly earned the first Atlantic Sun Player of the Week Award for the 2010 season. It is the seventh time she has been honored in her career.

Lady Bisons begin the season 2-1 in Omaha

With a 3-1 win against the San Francisco Dons tonight, the Lady Bisons end the Bluejay Invitational at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska with a record of 2-1.

Senior Alex Kelly Shines at Bluejay Invitational

Led by Alex Kelly, the Lady Bisons come from behind to defeat the Creighton Bluejays in the second match of the Bluejay Invitational.

Lady Bisons fall 3-1 to Kansas

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons opened the 2010 volleyball season with a 3-1 loss to Kansas Friday night in the Bluejay Invitational. Saturday the Lady Bisons will play host Creighton at noon and San Francisco at 5:30 in Omaha, Neb.

Lady Bisons ready for rematch with Kansas

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons kick off the 2010 volleyball season Friday at 4:30 in the Bluejay Invitational hosted by Creighton in Omaha, Neb. The Lady Bisons will play Creighton and San Francisco Saturday.

Lady Bisons want to return to NCAA Tournament

The main goal set by the Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team is to win a first round match in the NCAA Tournament. For two of the last three seasons the Lady Bisons have earned a berth in the tournament and lost each time in the first round.

Kelly is a candidate for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award

Lipscomb middle blocker Alex Kelly has been named as a candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. From the list of 30 candidates, 10 finalists will be selected by a national media committee and announced in mid-October.

Where are they now? with Kelly Houff Ehlert

Kelly Houff Ehlert received her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy earlier this month from Belmont University. She played volleyball from 2002 to 2005 under Brandon Rosenthal

Volleyball seeking an extra two or three points in a set

The Lady Bisons have taken the level of competition up a notch as they close out preseason volleyball drills this weekend.

Lady Bisons earn 10 first place votes in preseason poll

Stefine "Jake" Pease is A-Sun Preseason Player of the Year and joins Alex Kelly and Meghan Hinemeyer on the preseason all-conference team.

Competition level is high in early volleyball sessions

Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal doesn't have to worry about that problem with his team that won both the Atlantic Sun regular season championship with a 22-0 record and the conference tournament championship in 2009.

Video: Rosenthal previews first volleyball practice

Volleyball teams around the country took to the court Monday morning for the first day of official practice. Lipscomb head coach Brandon Rosenthal took a few minutes to preview the first practice with

Lady Bisons earn AVCA Team Academic Award

The Lipscomb volleyball team has been honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for its academics. The Lady Bisons are one of 94 NCAA Division I teams receiving the AVCA Team Academic Award for 2009-2010.

Life is beach volleyball for Alex Kelly this summer

No one is kicking sand in the face of Alex Kelly as she explores the outdoor side of the game this summer in Southern California. Kelly is based in South Bay near Los Angeles as an intern with “The Net Live” and the “Volleyball Network”.

McGee wins AVCA regional media award

Mark McGee, senior publisher and director of athletics media relations, was recently named an AVCA Sports Information Director Honoree NCAA Division I – South Region for his promotion of the Lady Bison Volleyball Team during the 2009-10 season.