2019 Defiance Volleyball News

  • Umbdenstock joins volleyball as assistant coach
    March 05, 2020
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College volleyball coach Brie Brenner has announced Nick Umbdenstock as the program’s new assistant coach.
  • Volleyball to host 4v4 Holiday Spiketacular
    November 19, 2019
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College volleyball has announced the 2019 4v4 Holiday Spiketacular, set to take place on Saturday, December 7. 
  • Porter, Monnin, and Davis earn All-HCAC honors
    November 11, 2019
    CARMEL, Ind. - The league office announced on Monday afternoon that junior Morgan Porter (Defiance) and sophomore Delaney Monnin (Defiance/Tinora) earned top All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honors to lead the way for the Defiance College volleyball team. Senior Jessi Davis (Delta) also earned all-conference accolades being named Honorable Mention.
  • Narrow Defeat Concludes Volleyball's Season in HCAC Tournament
    November 06, 2019
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - For the second time this season, it took five exciting sets of volleyball to split Defiance College and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. After a meeting in early October, Defiance once again made the trip to west-central Indiana, this time for the opening round of HCAC Tournament action. The Fightin’ Engineers' prevailed by a 3-2 (25-20, 21-25, 15-25, 25-15, 15-12) margin in the postseason affair. 
  • Senior Day Success Sends Volleyball into Postseason on Win Streak
    November 02, 2019
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College volleyball took to the court in the Karl H. Weaner Center one last time for the 2019 season on Saturday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets, celebrating Senior Day, emphatically sealed the regular season with a 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-21) victory over the Mount St. Joseph Lions. 
  • Thrilling Victory Sends Volleyball Back to HCAC Tourney
    October 30, 2019
    BLUFFTON, Ohio - Defiance volleyball made the short journey to rival Bluffton for a crucial match in the hunt for a Heartland College Athletic Conference Tournament berth. The Yellow Jackets left the Sommer Center with a thrilling 3-2 (21-25, 25-16, 17-25, 25-22, 15-13) victory. 
  • Tri-Match Action Sees Volleyball Defeated at Home
    October 26, 2019
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - A busy day in the Karl H. Weaner Center saw Defiance College volleyball host both Transylvania University and Olivet College in tri-match action. The Yellow Jackets fell to the nationally ranked Pioneers 3-1 (25-18, 23-25, 25-21, 25-17) before dropping the affair with the Comets 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 27-25). 
  • Volleyball Sweeps Their Way to HCAC Victory
    October 23, 2019
    DEFIANCE, OHIO - As a good crowd filled in the Karl H. Weaner Center for Purple with a Purpose Night, Defiance College volleyball promptly rewarded the Yellow Jacket faithful with a 3-0 (25-17, 25-12, 25-19) sweep of HCAC foe Anderson University. 
  • Three Set Rally Launches Volleyball to HCAC Victory
    October 18, 2019
    FRANKLIN, Ind. - A thrilling evening at Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Franklin College saw Defiance volleyball launch past the hosts with a three set rally Friday evening. The Yellow Jackets fought back to claim a massive HCAC victory, 3-2 (20-25, 19-25, 25-23, 25-14, 15-9). 
  • Rally Falls Short as Quakers Defeat Yellow Jackets
    October 16, 2019
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - With their backs against the wall, trailing Earlham 2-0, Defiance College volleyball set out to rally behind the support of the Yellow Jacket faithful on Wednesday evening. Ultimately, Defiance was defeated in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference matchup, 3-1 (25-21, 28-26, 21-25, 26-24). 
  • Porter Collects HCAC Player of the Week Honors
    October 14, 2019
    CARMEL, Ind. - Morgan Porter collected another Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week award Monday afternoon. Recently announced by the league office, Porter claims her second Defensive Player of the Week award of the season. 
  • Volleyball Edged by Engineers in HCAC Play
    October 12, 2019
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Defiance College volleyball continued a busy stretch of Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference matches with a trip to Rose-Hulman on Saturday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets fell to Fighting Engineers is a tight five-set match.
  • Volleyball Soars to HCAC Victory
    October 09, 2019
    NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. - The Defiance College volleyball team recorded the first Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference win in just the second HCAC match of the season on Wednesday evening. The Yellow Jackets soared to a 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-22) win over Manchester. 
  • Volleyball Topped in HCAC Opener
    October 05, 2019
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College volleyball team launched into the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference season with a five set thriller against Hanover College on Saturday. The Yellow Jackets dropped the close contest 3-2 (23-25, 25-16, 24-26, 25-20, 15-8). 
  • Volleyball Splits Tri-Match with Thrilling Five Set Victory
    September 28, 2019
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Defiance College volleyball headed to Kalamazoo for a tri-match with the Hornets and the Alma Scots on Saturday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets fell to Alma 3-1 (23-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-19) before rallying to defeat the hosts 3-2 (24-26, 25-19, 24-26, 25-23, 15-8). 
  • Volleyball Splits Results at ONU Tri-Match
    September 21, 2019
    ADA, Ohio - Defiance College volleyball made the short journey to Ohio Northern University for a tri-match with the nationally ranked Polar Bears and the Kenyon College Ladies on Saturday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets split the day with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-19) loss to ONU and a 3-1 (17-25, 25-20, 25-13, 25-21) win over Kenyon. 
  • Volleyball Outlasts Albion in Three-Set Thriller
    September 17, 2019
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College volleyball team continued their winning ways in front of a raucous Karl H. Weaner Center crowd on Tuesday evening. The Yellow Jackets left no one disappointed as they grabbed a 3-0 (26-24, 30-28, 25-20) victory over the Albion College Britons. 
  • Volleyball Soars to 2-0 Saturday
    September 14, 2019
    DELAWARE, Ohio -  Deja vu strikes again as the Defiance College volleyball team sweeps their Saturday opponents in tournament action. The Yellow Jackets defeated Wilmington 3-1 (25-17, 25-23, 23-25, 25-12) at the Bishop Invitational before defeating the hosts Ohio Wesleyan 3-1 (28-30, 25-18, 25-17, 25-23). 
  • Volleyball Begins Bishop Invitational with Otterbein Rematch
    September 13, 2019
    DELAWARE, Ohio - In a rematch of the season-opening battle, Defiance College volleyball took on the Otterbein Cardinals as part of another weekend-long tournament. This time at the Bishop Invitational hosted by Ohio Wesleyan, the Yellow Jackets took one game from the in-state foe before falling 3-1 (25-19, 25-15, 21-25, 25-13). 
  • Volleyball Collects Victory in Home Opener
    September 10, 2019
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - The large contingent of fans on hand in the Karl H. Weaner Center saw Defiance College volleyball continue their string of wins in the 2019 home opener. The Yellow Jackets flew to a 3-0 (25-23, 25-14, 25-17) victory over the Adrian College Bulldogs. 
  • Porter Named HCAC Defensive Player of the Week
    September 09, 2019
    CARMEL, Ind. - Just two weeks into the season, Defiance College volleyball has earned their first Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week honor. Junior Morgan Porter (Defiance / Defiance) earned the recognition after her performance in last weeks five matches. 
  • Brenner Surpasses 100 Wins as Volleyball Rolls on Saturday
    September 07, 2019
    ERIE, Pa. - The Defiance College volleyball team had plenty to celebrate on Saturday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets grabbed two more victories with 3-1 (25-21, 20-25, 25-18, 25-21) and 3-1 (25-19, 25-21, 23-25, 25-22) defeats of Bethany and Fredonia respectively. 
  • Volleyball Responds with a Sweep in Friday Night Action
    September 06, 2019
    ERIE, Penn. - The Defiance College volleyball team hit the road for another packed weekend of action, this time visiting the Penn St.-Behrend Tournament. The Yellow Jackets fell in a close five set battle with Westminster 3-2 (25-20, 17-25, 14-25, 25-20, 18-16) before responding with an emphatic 3-0 (27-25, 25-13, 25-21) win over the hosts. 
  • Volleyball Streak Subdued in Midweek Action
    September 04, 2019
    ANN ARBOR, MICH. - The Defiance College volleyball team, coming off a 3-1 start to the season, took their momentum to Concordia University on Wednesday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets were defeated by the Cardinals 3-0 (25-14, 25-21, 25-20). 
  • Saturday Sweep Moves Volleyball to 3-1
    August 31, 2019
    COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Defiance College Volleyball team carried Friday's momentum into Saturday at the Pam Briggs Capital Classic. The Yellow Jackets swept their competition with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-17, 25-10) win over Capital and a 3-1 (25-16, 25-17, 23-25, 25-21) defeat of St. John Fisher. 
  • Volleyball Rebounds with Season Opening Split
    August 30, 2019
    COLUMBUS, OHIO - A season opening split saw the Defiance College Yellow Jacket volleyball program fall to Otterbein before defeating Lawrence in the Pam Briggs Capital Classic Friday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets fell 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-12) in the opening contest before rebounding with a sweep of their own at 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-18). 
  • HCAC Releases Volleyball Preseason Poll
    August 22, 2019
    DEFIANCE, OHIO - The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference volleyball coaches' preseason poll, released Thursday morning, found the Defiance College program ranked ninth.