2019 SHU Women's Volleyball News

  • Scioletti Named NEC Defensive Player of the Week
    November 19, 2019
    Senior is program's all-time blocks leader
  • Seniors Lead Volleyball To Fourth Straight Win
    November 16, 2019
    Pioneers defeat Bryant 3-1 to secure second-seed in NEC Tournament
  • Volleyball Sweeps Merrimack For Third Straight Victory
    November 15, 2019
    Pioneers hit .301 and had 12 blocks
  • Volleyball Defeats Central; Clinches NEC Tournament Berth
    November 13, 2019
    The Pioneers earned their 16th win, with a 3-1 win over CCSU
  • Volleyball Sweeps FDU
    November 09, 2019
    Three Pioneers were in double figures for kills as the team hit .300 not he night
  • Volleyball Falls In Four At RMU
    November 02, 2019
    Three Pioneers, led by Liisel Nelis’ 19 reached double digits in kills on the night
  • Volleyball Wins Eighth Straight With Sweep of SFU
    November 01, 2019
    Murawinski recorded 10 kills in victory over Red Flash
  • Ciszek Named NEC Volleyball Player Of The Week
    October 28, 2019
    Pair of double-doubles and .586 hitting percentage in three wins last week
  • Balanced Attack Leads Women’s Volleyball to 3-0 Sweep of LIU
    October 26, 2019
    Nearly a month removed from dropping a five-setter to the Sharks in Brooklyn, the Sacred Heart women’s volleyball team exacted some revenge on Saturday night as the Pioneers swept LIU, 3-0, in the Pitt Center. A sixth straight NEC victory (seventh straight win overall) vaults SHU to 13-10 overall and 8-2 in the league while the Sharks drop to 7-15 overall and 6-4 in the conference.
  • Volleyball Wins Sixth Straight
    October 25, 2019
    Pioneers sweep match, and season series, from St. Francis Brooklyn
  • Woman's Volleyball Sweeps Merrimack at Home
    October 22, 2019
    FAIRFIELD, Conn. - The Sacred Heart University women's volleyball sept NEC-foe Merrimack at home in straight sets (25-4, 25-12, 25-8) Tuesday evening. With the win, SHU improves to 11-10 on the season and 6-2 in NEC-play, while Merrimack falls to 1-16 on the season and 0-10 in the NEC. Liisel Nelis led SHU with 13 kills while Sarah Ciszek added 24 assists, six digs and three service aces in the win. The Pioneers return to action Friday, Oct. 25, when SHU plays host to St. Francis Brooklyn at 6 p.m.
  • Volleyball Powers To 3-2 Win At Hartford
    October 20, 2019
    Murawinski leads Pioneers offensive effort as SHU records season-high block total
  • Volleyball Sweeps FDU For Third Straight Win
    October 18, 2019
    Nelis records double-double in win
  • Sarah Ciszek and Gianna Scioletti Earn NEC Weekly Awards for Women's Volleyball
    October 14, 2019
    FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Sacred Heart University women's volleyball had numerous players earn NEC weekly awards as sophomore Sarah Ciszek was named the NEC Co-Player of the Week and senior Gianna Scioletti was named the NEC Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league Monday afternoon.
  • Women's Volleyball Sweeps Bryant on the Road
    October 12, 2019
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. - The Sacred Heart University women's volleyball defeated NEC-foe Bryant on the road in straight sets (25-20, 25-17, 25-22) Saturday evening. With the win, SHU improves to 8-10 on the season and 4-2 in NEC-play, while Bryant. falls to 10-13 on the season and 5-2 in the NEC. Liisel Nelis led SHU with nine kills and added eight digs, while Sarah Ciszek added 28 assists and nine digs in the win. The Pioneers return to action Friday, Oct. 18, when SHU travels to take on NEC-foe Fairleigh Dickinson at 7 p.m.
  • Ciszek Triple-Double Leads Volleyball To 3-1 Win Over CCSU
    October 11, 2019
    Sophomore setter finished with 11 kills, 40 assists and 21 digs
  • Volleyball Falls 3-1 To RMU
    October 05, 2019
    Nelis and Ciszek post double-doubles
  • Women's Volleyball Sweeps St. Francis U. at Home
    October 04, 2019
    FAIRFIELD, Conn - The Sacred Heart University women's volleyball defeated NEC-foe St. Francis U. at home in straight sets (29-27, 25-15, 25-13) Friday evening. With the win, SHU improves to 6-9 on the season and 2-1 in NEC-play, while St. Francis U. falls to 1-13 on the season and 1-1 in the NEC. Liisel Nelis led SHU with 12 kills and 10 digs for the double-double, while Sarah Ciszek added 32 assists, eight kills, four digs and two block in the win. The Pioneers return to action Saturday, Oct. 5, when SHU plays host to NEC-foe Robert Morris at 7 p.m.
  • Ciszek Tallies Career-High 60 Assists in Women's Volleyball's Five-Set Loss at LIU
    September 28, 2019
    BROOKLYN, N.Y. - The Sacred Heart University women's volleyball fell to NEC-foe LIU on the road in five sets (25-22, 22-25, 25-20, 23-25, 12-15) Saturday afternoon. With the loss SHU falls to 5-9 on the season and 1-1 in NEC-play, while LIU improves to 3-11 on the season and 2-0 in the NEC. Sarah Ciszek led SHU with a career-high 60 assists and added 10 kills and 11 digs in the loss. Liisel Nelis added 16 kills and 22 digs, while Makayla Dole recorded 15 kills of her own. The Pioneers return to action Friday, Oct. 4, when SHU plays host to NEC-foe St. Francis U. at 6 p.m.
  • Women's Volleyball Downs St. Francis Brooklyn in Five Sets to Open NEC-Play
    September 27, 2019
    BROOKLYN, N.Y. - The Sacred Heart University women's volleyball defeated St. Francis Brooklyn in five sets (23-25, 25-23, 25-19, 22-25, 15-7) to open NEC-play Friday afternoon. With the win SHU improves to 5-8 on the season and 1-0 in NEC-play, while St. Francis Brooklyn falls to 5-9 on the season and 0-1 in the NEC. Sarah Ciszek led SHU with 44 assists and 25 digs for the double-double, while Liisel Nelis led the team with 19 kills and added 15 digs for the double-double as well. The Pioneers return to action Saturday, Sept. 28, when SHU travels to take on NEC-foe LIU at 4 p.m.
  • Women's Volleyball Falls to Stony Brook in Five Sets at Yale Invitational
    September 21, 2019
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Sacred Heart University women's volleyball team fell to Stony Brook in five sets (19-25, 25-23, 25-20, 19-25, 11-15) to open day two of the Yale Invitational Saturday afternoon. With the loss SHU falls to 4-7, while Stony Brook improves to 4-9 on the season. Gianna Scioletti led the way for SHU with 12 kills, while Sarah Ciszek added 40 assists, 14 digs ands seven kills.The Pioneers return to action Saturday, Sept. 21, when SHU closes the Yale invitational vs. Yale at 7 p.m.
  • Women's Volleyball Falls to Yale in Straight Sets to Close Yale Invitational
    September 21, 2019
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Sacred Heart University women's volleyball team fell to Yale in five sets (25-27, 13-25, 25-9) to close day two of the Yale Invitational Saturday evening. With the loss SHU falls to 4-8, while Yale improves to 4-5 on the season. Sarah Ciszek led SHU with 18 assists, nine digs and seven kills, while Makayla Dole added seven kills.The Pioneers return to action Friday, Sept. 27, when SHU travels to take on St. Francis Brooklyn at 4 p.m. to open NEC play.
  • Women's Volleyball Falls to Army West Point in Straight Sets
    September 20, 2019
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Sacred Heart University women's volleyball team fell to Army West Point in straight sets (24-26, 19-25, 10-25) to open day one of the Yale Invitational Friday afternoon. With the loss SHU falls to 4-6, while Army West Point improves to 7-3 on the season. Reghan Palanchi led the way for SHU with eight kills, while Sarah Ciszek added 26 assists, nine digs and four kills.The Pioneers return to action Saturday, Sept. 21, when SHU closes the Yale invitational vs. Stony Brook at 11 a.m. and Yale at 7 p.m.
  • Women's Volleyball's Jasmine Rogers Named NEC Rookie of the Week
    September 16, 2019
    FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Sacred Heart University women's volleyball freshman Jasmine Rogers was named the NEC Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league Monday afternoon.
  • Women's Volleyball Sweeps Northeastern in Day Two of SHU Invitational
    September 14, 2019
    FAIRFIELD, Conn.. - The Sacred Heart University women's volleyball team defeated Northeastern in five sets (25-20, 25-22, 25-22) to open day two of the SHU Invitational Saturday afternoon. With the win SHU improves to 4-4, while Northeastern falls to 4-5. Julia Murawinski led the Pioneers with 11 kills, while Sarah Ciszek added 37 assists, eight kills and six digs. Jasmine Rogers contributed a career-high 10 kills in the win as well. The Pioneers return to action tonight at 6 p.m. vs. Fairfield to close the SHU Invitational.
  • Women's Volleyball Falls to Fairfield in Four Sets to Close SHU Invitational
    September 14, 2019
    FAIRFIELD, Conn. - The Sacred Heart University women's volleyball team fell to in-state rival Fairfield in four sets (25-15, 21-25, 25-27,19-25) to close day two of the SHU Invitational Saturday afternoon. With the loss SHU falls to 4-5, while Fairfield improves to 5-4 on the season. The Pioneers went 2-1 in the SHU Invitational, with Sarah Ciszek and Reghan Palanchi being named to the All-Tournament team for their play throughout the weekend. The Pioneers return to action Friday, Sept. 20, when SHU travels to New Haven to take on Army West Point in the Yale Invitational at 4:30 p.m.
  • Volleyball Sweeps NJIT In Home Opener
    September 13, 2019
    Palanchi leads the way with nine kills
  • Women's Volleyball Splits With Rhode Island and Colgate to Close Harvard Invitational
    September 07, 2019
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Sacred Heart women's volleyball team went 1-1 on the final day of the Harvard Invitational, defeating Rhode Island 3-2, then falling to Colgate 3-2. Sarah Ciszek was named to the All-Tournament team.
  • Women's Volleyball Falls to Harvard in Five Sets
    September 06, 2019
    CAMBRIDGE , Mass. - The Sacred Heart University women's volleyball team fell to Harvard in day one of the Harvard Invitational in five sets, (21-25, 25-19, 25-16, 12-25, 13-15), on Friday evening. With the loss SHU falls to 1-3, while Harvard opens the season at 1-0. Sarah Ciszek led the Pioneers with 41 assists, 14 digs and 10 kills. Jillian Kim led added 18 kills, while Liisel Nelis totaled 12 kills and 17 digs. The Pioneers return to action tomorrow for day two of the Harvard Invitational as they take on Rhode Island at 10 a.m. and Colgate at 5 pm.
  • Women's Volleyball Falls to Central Arkansas, Defeats Rider in Georgetown Invitational
    August 31, 2019
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Sacred Heart women's volleyball team went 1-1 on the final day of the Georgetown Invitational, falling to Central Arkansas 3-1, then defeating Rider 3-1. Sarah Ciszek and Jillian Kim were both named to the All-Tournament team.
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