The Collegian

Volleyball team closes season with Summit League wins

Volleyball team closes season with Summit League wins

John Begeman

November 14, 2018


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Just like that, 77 days has come and gone and the 2018 South Dakota State volleyball season is over. Their final record of 6-23, 3-14 was four wins better than that of the 2017 season (2-25, 0-14) in which they did not win a single conference game. The Jacks not only won one conference game this year,...

Jacks snap Summit League losing streak

Jacks snap Summit League losing streak

John Begeman

October 17, 2018


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It took 706 days, but the South Dakota State volleyball team finally found the ‘W’ column in Summit League play. On Friday, Oct. 12 the Jacks (4-17, 1-7) took down the Western Illinois Leathernecks (1-20, 0-8)  in a highly contested match. After losing the first set 25-22, the Jacks then w...

Volleyball benefits from youth resurgence

Volleyball benefits from youth resurgence

Trenton Abrego

October 10, 2018


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There is a youth resurgence on the South Dakota State volleyball team. Three true freshmen have seen their way into the starting lineup. Last year, only one freshman saw the starting lineup routinely. This year, freshmen are contributing in big ways. It’s all thanks to the recruiting class of 2022....

Jacks stay winless in Summit League play, shift focus to USD

Jacks stay winless in Summit League play, shift focus to USD

John Begeman

October 3, 2018


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One. That’s the number of sets the South Dakota State volleyball team (3-14, 0-4) has won in the past two weeks, resulting in a five-game losing streak. Opening the weekend Friday in Fargo the Jacks played an energized North Dakota State team backed by over 1,000 Bison fans. After three ...

Volleyball looks to get in ‘W’ column after three straight losses

Volleyball looks to get in ‘W’ column after three straight losses

John Begeman

September 26, 2018


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After 18 straight losses in Summit League play for the South Dakota State volleyball team, the Jacks look to flip the switch this weekend. Nov. 5, 2016 was the last time SDSU won a conference game.  The Jacks (3-12, 0-2) dropped games to the Omaha Mavericks and Denver Pioneers this past weekend.  ...

Volleyball to take on Mavericks and Pioneers

Volleyball to take on Mavericks and Pioneers

Trenton Abrego

September 21, 2018


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After going 1-2 at the Owl Classic in Boca Raton, Florida, the South Dakota State Jackrabbits will open up Summit League play this weekend. Last year, the Jacks went defeated in Summit League play last year and won just three sets in their 16 games against conference foes. This weekend, the Jack...

Volleyball picks up third win in Florida

Volleyball picks up third win in Florida

Trenton Abrego

September 14, 2018


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After getting swept by Florida Atlantic, the Jackrabbits got their third win of the season over North Florida. The Jacks (3-9) were led by junior outside hitter Makenzie Hennen, who had a team-highs with 15 kills, 39 total assists and 18.5 points. It was the second game for the Jacks in the Owls...

Volleyball breaks losing streak during Drake Invitational

Volleyball breaks losing streak during Drake Invitational

John Begeman

September 12, 2018


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For the first time since Sept. 16, 2017, the South Dakota State volleyball team won a match. The Jackrabbits (2-8) found success this past weekend beating UMass Lowell to open the Drake Invitational in four sets and Eastern Illinois in five highly competitive sets. The team lost two games in three se...

Volleyball notches first win of 2018

Volleyball notches first win of 2018

Trenton Abrego

September 7, 2018


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In its seventh match of the year, the South Dakota State volleyball team found the win column. Makenzie Hennen led the Jacks with 22 kills and 10 digs. Hennen also had 29 points and five aces. Ashlynn Smith contributed 15 kills and an assist. The Jacks will play the Drake Bulldogs at 7 p.m., Se...

SDSU to host Comfort Suites University Jackrabbit Invitational

SDSU to host Comfort Suites University Jackrabbit Invitational

John Begeman

August 29, 2018


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South Dakota State’s volleyball team will host the Comfort Suites University Jackrabbit Invitational this weekend in Frost Arena. This will be the second year in a row the Jacks will play host to a tournament.  The participating teams will include the Seattle Redhawks, Weber State Wildcats and...

Cirillo hopes team progresses under changed culture

Cirillo hopes team progresses under changed culture

Trenton Abrego

August 20, 2018


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Head volleyball coach Nicole Cirillo is focusing on changing the culture and furthering the program’s progression in her fourth season as the head coach of the South Dakota State volleyball team. In the past three seasons, the volleyball team has a combined record of 12-75. They are hoping to ...