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Volleyball snags AVCA Team Academic Award

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons have earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2013-2014 season.

Volleyball's newest members already recognized nationally

The incoming freshman class for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team is receiving national recognition from

Volleyball promotional video nominated for national SVG award

"This is Lipscomb Volleyball" a promotional video shot last fall leading into the A-Sun tournament has been nominated in the “Outstanding Promotion, PSA, Tease, or Marketing Campaign” by the Sports Video Group (SVG) and the National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors of America (NACDA).

Volleyball to face several strong match-ups in 2014 schedule

Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal has never hesitated to challenge his team in terms of scheduling.

Volleyball anxious to get back into A-Sun Championship action

After great spring practices, the Lipscomb volleyball team looks to make a reappearance at the A-Sun Tournament Championships and even the NCAA Tournament after missing out the past two years.

Volleyball heads to final spring competition

LUV looks to capitalize on the momentum built over the past couple of competition dates as they head into their final competition this weekend.

Rosenthal and Volleyball getting geared up for spring

It may be the offseason for volleyball, but there is a lot going on. Feature articles are being written in Volleyball Magazine about the Lipscomb program and Dobson and Ford return from U.S. National Team tryouts.

The Ford Report: Variety of Play at USA tryouts

After day two of the USA Volleyball National Team tryouts, Lipscomb junior Lauren Ford blogs about her experience with teammate Jewell Dobson in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The Dobson Experience: USA Volleyball tryouts

Jewell Dobson and Lauren Ford are blogging about their experiences at the open tryout for the United States Volleyball Team at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Assistant coach Billy Ebel is serving as a floor coach.

Dobson, Ford heading to national team tryouts

Jewell Dobson and Lauren Ford are going to be attending the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team Open Tryouts. They will leave Feb. 20 for Colorado Springs, Colo., where they will live and work at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.

AVCA tabs Dobson and Ford All-America

Lady Bisons junior Jewell Dobson and Lauren Ford were honored on Wednesday by being selected 2013 Honorable Mention All-America by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Dobson, Ford earn AVCA South Region honors

Middle blocker Jewell Dobson and outside hitter Lauren Ford have both been named to the All-South Region Division I Team by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). Dobson and Ford are the first Lipscomb Lady Bisons to earn spots on the team since 2010.

Rosenthal inks three for volleyball's 2014-15 signing class

Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal has added three new players for the 2014 season - outside hitter Chloe Rogers and defensive specialists-liberos Brittany Thomas and Jennifer Phelan.

Caitlin's Corner: Life lessons of Lipscomb Volleyball

Buckle up all, its about to get nostalgic. As the final installment for my blog series, I’m going to try to tie all the themes back together and give you a glimpse into my life lessons learned at Lipscomb:

Lipscomb pacing A-Sun all-sports race after fall

Led by men's and women's cross country, Lipscomb Athletics is setting the pace in the A-Sun All-Sports race through the fall sports. The Bisons lead the field with 117 of a possible 147 total points.

Lady Bisons great effort ends in disappointment

The Lady Bisons, playing their third match in as many days at the Kennesaw State University Convocation Center, battled with Jacksonville for five sets Saturday afternoon but lost 3-2.

Five-set thriller sees volleyball advance to A-Sun championship

The Lady Bisons claimed a five-set heavyweight fight on Friday night over ETSU to advance to Saturday afternoon's A-Sun Championship. The 2 p.m. contest is set to air on ESPN3 and via the WatchESPN app.

ETSU A-Sun rematch awaits volleyball after KSU win

The Lady Bisons advanced to the 2013 Atlantic Sun Volleyball Championship semifinals with a 3-1 win over Kennesaw State on Thursday night in Kennesaw, Ga. Lipscomb is set to take on ETSU on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. in a contest that airs on ESPN3.

Lady Bisons ready for "other team" in A-Sun Tourney

Heading for the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament for the ninth year in a row is still exciting for Rosenthal. But he admits that the tournament is simply a destination on the road to where he wants his Lady Bisons to be- their fifth NCAA Tournament.

Conference Volleyball awards were a team effort

Jewell Dobson was relaxing in her dorm room when teammates Lauren Ford and Megan Stout bursts in shouting the big news that she was the Atlantic Sun Volleyball “Player of the Year”. She is the fourth Lady Bison to win the award.

Dobson, McCombs highlight postseason honors

Lipscomb junior Jewell Dobson highlights the Atlantic Sun Conference Volleyball regular season awards as the 2013 Player of the Year, while Bri McCombs had a solid season to claim the Libero of the Year honor, by leading the A-Sun in digs per set.

Dotson honored as A-Sun Volleyball Scholar Athlete of the Year

The Atlantic Sun Conference honored Caitlin Dotson of Lipscomb University and Meredith Hardy of East Tennessee State University as the 2013 Volleyball Scholar-Athletes of the Year to highlight the league’s Academic All-Conference team.

Caitlin's Corner: Shaping the future of Lipscomb Volleyball

I played my last conference game in Allen Arena on Saturday. I consider myself so very lucky to have had the opportunity to just be with my teammates over the years.

Lady Bisons have momentum after sweep of FGCU

The Lady Bisons ended the A-Sun Conference regular season with a 3-0 sweep of FGCU Saturday afternoon at Allen Arena. They won set one 25-20, set two 25-13 and set three 25-19. The Purple and Gold have won 12 of their last 13 matches.

Lady Bisons pay tribute to seniors with win

The Lady Bisons won 3-1 Friday night over Stetson at Allen Arena. After winning set one 25-14 and set two 25-15, the Lady Bisons dropped set three 25-20. The Purple and Gold took set four 25-17.

Senior trio big part of volleyball's success

Confident leader. Relentless warrior. Brave mainstay. These are just some of the descriptions that fit setter Caitlin “Dot” Dotson, defensive specialist Stephanie Rex and middle blocker Claire Peterson. Friday this trio of Lipscomb seniors will be honored on “Senior Night”.

Caitlin's Corner: Turning the page

One of the most gratifying hobbies in the world has to be journaling. You get to write down your thoughts, emotions and really delve into your own mentality. You can create a world unique to your imagination. Life should be lived like a journal. Every day is a fresh new white page filled with potential.

Lady Bisons volleyball bounces back with win over Upstate

After Friday night's gut-wrenching 3-2 match loss at ETSU the Lady Bisons bounced back with a 3-1 Atlantic Sun win over USC Upstate at the Hodge Center. The Purple and Gold are 19-7, 13-3 in the A-Sun.

Road trip continues for Volleyball at USC Upstate on Saturday

The Lady Bisons have another match to play on this road trip at 2 p.m. against USC Upstate Saturday. The Purple and Gold enter the match 12-3 in the A-Sun, 18-7 overall. The Lady Bisons beat Upstate 3-0 earlier this season. They have not lost to Upstate in 10 meetings.

Volleyball falls in five set battle with ETSU

After winning the first two sets 27-25 and 25-23 the Lipscomb Lady Bisons lost the next three sets and the match to ETSU at Brooks Gym. The Lady Bisons are 12-3 in the conference, 18-7 overall.

Ford named to CoSIDA Academic All-District squad

Lipscomb junior outside hitter Lauren Ford has been named to the COSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) Capital One Academic All-District 3 First Team.

Volleyball looks for revenge at ETSU

The Lipscomb volleyball team seeks revenge on ETSU Friday. Lipscomb has posted nine-straight wins since its last loss which was a 3-2 defeat to ETSU.

Caitlin's Corner: Picturing Victory

Lipscomb senior Caitlin Dotson's blog gives an inside look on what she picture's as victory and gives a rundown of the "LUV'd" things of the week.

Dobson surpasses 1,000 kills in LUV's sweep over Mercer

Lipscomb’s 1,000 kills class has a new addition. Jewell Dobson needed only five kills to reach 1,000 in her career. She finished with nine to go along with 3.5 blocks. The Lady Bisons, 18-6 overall, 12-2 in the A-Sun, won their ninth straight match.

LUV throws block party for eighth-straight win

Right side Brittnay Estes, middle blocker Molly Spitznagle and outside hitter Lauren Ford combined for 7.5 blocks Friday night in a 3-0 sweep of Kennesaw State. The Lady Bisons won by scores of 25-20, 25-23 and 25-21.

Lady Bisons getting points from improved blocking

When it comes to numbers the Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team has put up some impressive ones so far this season. They head into this weekend’s trip to Georgia ranked 74th in the RPI, a jump of 11 places over last week.

Inspired Lady Bisons rally for crucial victory

In a huge conference matchup with Jacksonville on Saturday, LUV lost the first two sets 25-21 and 25-16, before rallying for three set wins and the match. The Lady Bisons improved to 16-6, 10-2 in the A-Sun with the win.

LUV's Ford drives her way to 1,000 kills

Lauren Ford became only the fifth Lady Bison volleyball player to ever reach 1,000 kills in the 3-0 victory over North Florida on Friday night. LUV improved to 15-6, 9-2 in A-Sun play.

LUV approaches A-Sun second round as model of consistency

The Lipscomb volleyball team returns to Allen Arena Friday night hosting North Florida at 6:30 p.m. Saturday the Lady Bisons host Jacksonville at 2 p.m.

Lipscomb’s Dotson earns TSWA Player of the Week

Lipscomb University’s Caitlin "Dot" Dotson garnered Player of the Week honors from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association after registering 107 assists in a pair of Bisons victories last week.

Dotson named A-Sun Player of the Week

Lipscomb senior setter Caitlin Dotson has been Atlantic Sun Volleyball Player of the Week as announced by the league's office on Monday.

Caitlin's Corner: Making memories in final season

LUV has seen a lot of action in the past two weekends. While we’re pleased with our record, I am becoming increasingly aware of how quickly the season is ticking away.

Volleyball wins fifth-straight match sweeping Stetson

The Lipscomb volleyball team won its fifth-straight match Saturday with a 3-0 sweep of Atlantic Sun foe Stetson by scores of 25-16, 25-23 and 25-14.

Total team effort, strong defense keys to win for LUV

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons used a total team approach Friday night to extend their Atlantic Sun winning streak to four matches. The Purple and Gold overcame the dreaded “second set jinx” to beat Florida Gulf Coast 3-1 Friday night in front of a record 2,234 fans at Alico Arena.

Rosenthal thinks LUV is in good place

Friday night at 6 p.m. the Lady Bisons will play Florida Gulf Coast at Alico Arena in Ft. Myers. The Lady Bisons, winners of their last three matches, are 12-6 overall, 6-2 in the A-Sun. The Eagles are 9-11, 5-2 in the conference.

Lady Bisons ranked in the top 100 in volleyball RPI

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons continue to lead the nation in both assists per set and kills per set while this week’s RPI has the Lady Bison rated 92nd in the nation.

Strong week for LUV ends with win over Kennesaw State

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team ended a string of five matches in seven days on a winning note Saturday afternoon at Allen Arena as they beat Kennesaw State 3-1 in Atlantic Sun Conference play.

Lady Bisons happy to see Spitznagle back on court

The Lady Bisons swept Mercer at Allen Arena Friday night with set scores of 25-13, 25-17 and 25-19. The Purple and Gold are 11-6 overall, 5-2 in the A-Sun.

Ford looks to continue her strong play for LUV against Mercer

It is hard to say that a volleyball player averaging just under 18 kills over her last five matches is playing in the shadows. But that might well be the way to describe Lipscomb outside hitter Lauren Ford.

LUV prevails with four-set victory over NKU

The Lipscomb volleyball team picked up a 3-1 win over Northern Kentucky Tuesday night in Allen Arena. Lipscomb won by scores of 25-13, 16-25, 25-17 and 15-23.

Dobson earns second honor of the week

Lipscomb University’s Jewell Dobson garnered Player of the Week honors from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association after registering 47 kills in a pair of conference matches for the Bisons.

Volleyball looks to get back on track hosting NKU

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons have a lot of ones on the NCAA national level, but coach Brandon Rosenthal is more concerned about the number two, as in the number of Atlantic Sun losses this season.

Dobson named A-Sun Player of the Week

Lipscomb junior Jewell Dobson has been named the Atlantic Sun Conference Volleyball Player of the Week after averaging 5.88 kills per set over the weekend.

Volleyball falls in five sets to ETSU

Lipscomb and ETSU both left it all on the court Saturday afternoon in an Atlantic Sun match at Allen Arena. There has to be a winner and that was ETSU taking a 3-2 victory. The Lady Bisons lost the match, but they won in so many ways as well.

LUV rewrites record book in 3-0 win over USC Upstate

In Friday night’s 3-0 Atlantic Sun Conference win over USC Upstate the Lady Bisons tied or set new highs for a three-set match individually and as a team.

Volleyball begins five-game homestand Friday

The Lipscomb volleyball squad hosts USC Upstate Friday at 6:30 p.m. and ETSU Saturday at 2 p.m. to begin a stretch of five straight contests in Allen Arena. Friday's game can also be seen on ESPN3.

Volleyball home game against FGCU added to ESPN3 slate

The Lipscomb volleyball game against Florida Gulf Coast on Nov. 16 has been picked up by ESPN3. The senior day contest will be the seventh home broadcast on ESPN3 for the Lady Bisons.

What's behind numbers matters most for LUV

If he had his choice Brandon Rosenthal would rather his Lady Bisons be 3-0 in the A-Sun Conference than ranked No. 1 in the country in kills per set, but for the third week in a row the Lady Bisons volleyball team is rated first in NCAA Division I in kills per set.

McCombs earns A-Sun Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week

Lipscomb sophomore libero Bri McCombs has been named Atlantic Sun Defensive Player of the Week by the conference office. It is the first A-Sun weekly award for McCombs, a law, justice and society major from Franklin, Tenn.

Caitlin's Corner: LUV's legacy

Senior volleyball player Caitlin "Dot" Dotson blogs about everything LUV. Her topics range from the loss at Jacksonville to Garner Goode becoming a surrogate coach. Also,have you ever wondered about human bicycling?

Volleyball rebounds with 3-0 sweep over North Florida

It was a case of a little less conversation and a little more action for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team as they bounced back with a 3-0 win over North Florida on Saturday after losing to Jacksonville Friday night.

LUV falls to Jacksonville for first conference loss

Friday night at Swisher Gym the Lady Bisons fell 3-1 to the Jacksonville Dolphins in an Atlantic Sun Conference volleyball match. The loss ended an 11-game winning streak for the Lady Bisons against Jacksonville dating back to 2006.

Volleyball looks to continue consistency in Jacksonville

The Lipscomb volleyball team travels to Jacksonville, Fla., for a 6 p.m. match Friday at Jacksonville and a 2 p.m. contest at North Florida Saturday.

LUV plans to move forward after loss to No. 19 Kentucky

Lipscomb fell in three sets to No. 19 Kentucky on Saturday at Allen Arena as the Lady Bisons finished their non-conference slate. During pregame warm-ups, sophomore Molly Spitznagle was sidelined with an ankle injury.

LUV wants to "PIOT" against UK

The Lipscomb volleyball team hosts No. 19 Kentucky in Allen Arena at 2 p.m. Saturday. The game will also be streamed on ESPN3.

Volleyball opens A-Sun slate with sweep over NKU

The Lipscomb volleyball team opened Atlantic Sun Conference play by sweeping Northern Kentucky 25-23, 25-19 and 25-22 at Regents Hall in Highland Heights, Ky.

Volleyball opens conference play at Northern Kentucky

Volleyball has their eye on the crown and the road to a championship begins Wednesday when the Lady Bisons travel to Northern Kentucky to open Atlantic Sun play.

Caitlin's Corner: Everyday Magic

Lipscomb senior volleyball player Caitlin Dotson blogs about the Lady Bisons trip to Virginia Tech. She talks about how the movie "Now You See Me" got her thinking about everyday magic.

Volleyball closes out Hokie Invite with sweep

The Lipscomb volleyball team swept William and Mary 3-0 Saturday night to end the Hokie Invite. Jewell Dobson and Molly Spitznagle were named to the All-Tournament Team following the match.

Dobson powers Lady Bisons volleyball to 3-1 victory

The Lipscomb volleyball team beat Duquesne 3-1 Saturday morning at the Hokie Invitational by scores of 25-21, 25-21, 23-25 and 25-23. The Lady Bisons take on William and Mary at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Lady Bisons ready to move on after gritty loss

The Lipscomb volleyball team played a gritty match losing 25-21 in set one, 25-23 in set two and 28-26 in set three Friday night at Cassell Coliseum in the Hokie Invitational.

Lady Bisons volleyball travels to Virginia Tech Tounament

The Lady Bisons play their final tournament of the preconference schedule Friday and Saturday at the Hokie Classic at Virginia Tech’s Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va. The Lady Bisons will face the host team Friday at 6 p.m.

Volleyball showdown against No. 19 Kentucky set for ESPN3

The Sept. 21 battle between Lipscomb and No. 19 Kentucky has been added to the ESPN3 broadcast schedule. First serve is set for 2 p.m. from Allen Arena. Admission is free.

Dobson tabbed A-Sun Volleyball Player of the Week

After being named Most Valuable Player in the Lipscomb Invitational Dobson earned her first ever Atlantic Sun Player of the Week honor for her stellar performance this past weekend.

Caitlin's Corner: Big crowds and bro tanks

Caitlin Dotson, a senior from Louisville, Ky., writes her first blog of the season on the Lipscomb volleyball team. She touches on the Lipscomb Invitational that was hosted this past weekend.

Volleyball completes sweep to win Lipscomb Invitational

The Lady Bisons beat South Alabama 3-0 on Saturday for their third-consecutive sweep to win the Lipscomb Invitational. The win improved the Purple and Gold to 4-2 on the season.

It was all in the numbers for Lady Bisons in Samford sweep

The Lipscomb volleyball team picked up its second-straight sweep on Friday with a 3-0 victory over Samford. Earlier in the day, the Lady Bisons swept Jacksonville State.

Volleyball uses balanced, aggressive attack to sweep JSU

The Lady Bisons swept Jacksonville State in their opening match of the Lipscomb Invitational sponsored by the Marriott Courtyard-Brentwood by scores of 25-20, 25-13 and 25-15 at Allen Arena.

Lady Bisons look to rebound at Lipscomb Invitational

After finishing 1-2 in the Bulldog Invitational at the University of Georgia, the Lady Bisons hope to return to its winning ways this weekend as they host the Lipscomb Invitational at Allen Arena.

Lady Bisons volleyball left wanting more

The Lady Bisons closed out the Bulldog Invitational with a 1-2 record. They did not go out easily. They came from behind to win set three 25-19. Texas Christian prevailed 3-1 with a 27-25 win in set one, a 25-23 decision in set two and a 25-19 victory in set four.

Volleyball picks up first victory in convincing fashion

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team rebounded Saturday morning with a 3-0 win over Furman in the Bulldog Invitational. They close out the invitational later today with a 4:30 match with Texas Christian.

Dobson's 17 kills not enough to spark volleyball

The Lipscomb volleyball team fell 3-0 at the hands of Georgia in the season opener Friday night. The Lady Bisons have two more games remaining at the Bulldog Invitational on Saturday.

Volleyball hits new season tonight at Georgia

Opening day is finally here for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team.Tonight at 6 they will face host Georgia in the first round of the Bulldog Invitational at the Ramsey Student Center.

Lady Bisons can't wait for season to begin

The Lipscomb volleyball team can't wait for many things during the 2013 season. Head coach Brandon Rosenthal details the upcoming season and what it will take to be successful.

Dotson a candidate for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award

Lipscomb University’s Caitlin “Dot” Dotson is one of 30 NCAA women’s volleyball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court selected today as a candidate for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate volleyball.

Where are they now? Jessica Enderle

Jessica Enderle stays busy as director of Club West volleyball and as the girls’ volleyball coach at Page High School in Franklin, Tenn., but she found time this week to talk with

Three chosen to preseason A-Sun volleyball squad

Three members of the Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team were named to the Atlantic Sun Preseason All-Conference Team.

Lady Bisons inspired by intensity of roller derby

The Lipscomb volleyball squad was inspired by an afternoon spent watching the Nashville Rollergirls roller derby team work out downtown at the Municipal Auditorium. All of the Rollergirls have nicknames so the volleyball players decided they needed new names as well.

Volleyball sets fast pace in preseason scrimmage

The volleyball team took to the court at Allen Arena on Saturday morning with a fast-paced scrimmage that pleased head coach Brandon Rosenthal.

ESPN 3 to air five volleyball games this fall

ESPN 3 is set to air five volleyball contests live from Allen Arena this fall beginning with the Samford match on Sept. 6. Make sure to tune in your computer, smart phone or XBox360 and catch all the action.

Lady Bisons volley into new season

Brandon Rosenthal rated the first practice of his 11th season as head coach of the Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team as possibly the best ever.

Where are they now? Erin Pierce had a chance to catch up with Erin Pierce, a former Lady Bison volleyball player. Pierce is a licensed dietitian at Scales Nutrition and Wellness Center in Nashville.

Challenging 2013 slate set for volleyball

With a veteran-heavy squad, the 2013 volleyball team is set to host 13 matches at Allen Arena this fall including a marquee matchup against SEC foe Kentucky.

Rosenthal tabs Armes to round out volleyball staff

Brandon Rosenthal has tabbed former Kentucky standout Ann Armes as assistant coach to round out his 2013 coaching staff.

Where are they now? Charlyn Ursell was able to catch up with former volleyball player Charlyn Ursell recently to talk about her move to Denver.

Lipscomb adds Ebel as volleyball assistant coach

Lipscomb volleyball head coach Brandon Rosenthal has announced the hiring of Billy Ebel to be the next volleyball assistant coach.