For the second week in a row, a Rebel middle blocker has been named the Southeastern Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week, when the league announced junior Regina Thomas as a winner of the weekly award on Monday.
Thomas helped lead Ole Miss (14-5, 8-2 SEC) to a pair of wins over the weekend including a 3-0 shutout of No. 12 LSU and a win over Arkansas. The victories put Ole Miss atop the SEC Western Division standings and second in the overall league standings halfway through conference play. The Texas native averaged 1.43 blocks per set on the weekend as she put down 10 blocks – a team-high five blocks in both sets – to help the Rebels run their win streak out to five consecutive matches. (October 19, 2010, Page 9)
It’s been three seasons since Ole Miss’ volleyball program last graced an NCAA Tournament bracket.
Following Sunday’s hard-fought 3-1 (25-13, 25-20, 22-25, 25-22) victory over Arkansas at the Gillom Sports Complex, the Lady Rebels appear to have positioned themselves for a return trip to the tournament.
The win capped a successful weekend that began with a 3-0 (25-21, 25-18, 25-18) victory against No. 12 LSU on national television and extended Ole Miss’ winning streak to five matches.
With an 8-2 league record (and 14-5 overall), Ole Miss hopes it has done enough halfway through the conference schedule to legitimize its tournament hopes. (October 18, 2010, Page 3B)
The 2010 season was supposed to be a year of transition for Ole Miss women’s volleyball team.
That sentiment couldn’t be further from the truth, and it was blatantly evident on Sunday when Ole Miss dismantled Georgia 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-19) at the Gillom Sports Complex.
Transitioning from a 10-20 overall record a year ago had the potential to make this season a long and difficult one.
That hasn’t been the case, however, as the Lady Rebels have already secured an improved Southeastern Conference record (6-2) and are looking to finish in the top half of the SEC for the first time since the 2007 season. (October 11, 2010, Page 4B)
Following Lafayette’s 28-6 victory over the Itawamba-AHS Indians I got a chance to catch up with Ole Miss commit Maikhail Miller.
The 6-foot-3, 235-pound quarterback had physically just gone through hell but took the time to talk about the game and where he stands with Ole Miss. (more…) (September 13, 2010)
After going to five sets against both Southern Miss and Louisiana-Lafayette, the Ole Miss Lady Rebels made quick work of the Samford Lady Bulldogs on Saturday night, claiming their fourth consecutive Magnolia Invitational with a 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-20) victory.
Head coach Joe Getzin said the key to the match was the team’s ability to clean up its play on its own side of the court.
In the three sets against Samford, Ole Miss had just 14 attack errors, compared to Samford’s 24. (September 13, 2010, Page 5B)
Ole Miss volleyball hosted its first full preseason scrimmage on Saturday at the Gillom Sports Center and head coach Joe Getzin was not disappointed with what he saw.
“I thought we had a good outing,” he said. “Anytime you split the team it’s pretty difficult to get a true indication, but I thought there was points of intensity that show the potential of the team.
“I’m sure they’re excited to play against somebody else instead of beating each other.” (August 24, 2010, Page 7)
Currently at the Gillom Sports Center for Ole Miss volleyball’s first full scrimmage of the fall I figured it would be a good time to get y’all up to date on some news and notes from around the area. (more…) (August 21, 2010)
There’s a specific reason “GET” and “BETTER” are prominently displayed where the home and away teams are normally listed on the Gillom Sports Center scoreboard.
One year after posting a 10-20 overall record, it’s obvious what the goal of the Ole Miss volleyball team is, to get back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 2007 season. (August 13, 2010, Page 7A)