2016-17 Juniata Women's Volleyball News

  • Women's Volleyball Announces Class of 2021
    May 12, 2017
    HUNTINGDON, PA – The Juniata women’s volleyball program has a longstanding tradition of excellence, as shown by their success in both the Landmark Conference and the NCAA Division III tournament. Head coach Heather Pavlik welcomes eight incoming student-athletes to the team for the 2017 season.
  • Gearhart, Reynolds Named AVCA First Team All-Americans
    November 15, 2016
    LEXINGTON, KY.- The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) on Tuesday announced its 36th annual All-America Teams for Division III women’s volleyball. Seniors Nakita Gearhart (Waynesboro, Pa./Greencastle-Antrim) and Kelly Reynolds (Upper Saint Clair, Pa./Upper Saint Clair) were both named to the First Team. This is Reynolds’ second straight First Team selection while it is Gearhart’s first.
  • Juniata Denied by Mary Washington in NCAA Regional Final 3-1
    November 13, 2016
    FREDERICKSBURG, Va.- In order to advance to the next round of the NCAA Tournament, the Juniata women’s volleyball team needed to knock off a young but talented Mary Washington group on Sunday afternoon. In front of a raucous crowd at Ron Rosner Arena, JC unfortunately saw its season end as UMW won 3-1 to move on to Elite 8.
  • Eagles Defeat Blue Jays 3-1; Advance to NCAA Regional Final
    November 12, 2016
    FREDERICKSBURG, Va.- Juniata women’s volleyball played a tough Johns Hopkins squad on Saturday afternoon in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Mary Washington’s Ron Rosner Arena. The Eagles were able to defeat the Blue Jays 3-1 (26-24, 21-15, 25-15, 25-21) and advance to tomorrow afternoon’s regional final for the second straight season.
  • Eagles Take Down Meredith 3-0 in NCAA First Round
    November 11, 2016
    FREDERICKSBURG, Va.- Juniata women’s volleyball began its journey to the 2016 NCAA Championship on Friday afternoon as it played Meredith College in the first round on the campus of Mary Washington. The Eagles defeated the Avenging Angels 3-0 (25-18, 25-9,25-21) to advance.
  • Four Eagles Selected to AVCA All-Region Team; Phillips Honorable Mention
    November 10, 2016
    LEXINGTON, KY- The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) on Thursday announced its 2016 All-Region Teams. Senior middle hitter Nakita Gearhart (Waynesboro, Pa./Greencastle-Antrim), senior setter Kelly Reynolds (Upper Saint Clair, Pa. /Upper Saint Clair), junior middle hitter Megan Moroney (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) and sophomore defensive specialist Kate Byrne (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) were all named to the North Region Team. In addition, senior outside hitter Mar-Jana Phillips (Carson, Calif./Rolling Hills Prep) received an Honorable Mention.
  • Byrne, Conger, Reynolds Garner Top Landmark Honors
    November 08, 2016
    TOWSON, Md.- The Landmark Conference announced on Tuesday afternoon the 2016 All-Conference Women’s Volleyball Team. Juniata took all four of the top honors and had four named to the First Team and two selected to the Second Team.
  • Juniata Headed to Mary Washington For NCAA Regional
    November 07, 2016
    HUNTINGDON, Pa.- The NCAA selection committee released the 64-team field for the upcoming Division III women’s volleyball national championship tournament on Monday. Juniata will travel to the campus of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. for the regionals this Friday through Sunday Nov. 11-13. The Eagles secured their spot with a 3-0 win over Susquehanna in the Landmark Championship on Saturday night and will be making their 36th NCAA Tournament appearance.
  • Division III Women’s Volleyball NCAA Selection Show Live Streamed on Monday
    November 06, 2016
    HUNTINGDON, Pa.- With their win on Saturday against Susquehanna in the Landmark Conference Championship, the Juniata women’s volleyball team secured the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. For JC, this would be its 36th appearance.
  • Eagles Claim 10th Landmark Conference Title; Gearhart Named MVP
    November 05, 2016
    HUNTINGDON, Pa.- In front of a packed and noisy crowd at Memorial Gymnasium, the Juniata women’s volleyball team hosted Susquehanna for the Landmark Conference Championship on Saturday night. Unlike last year’s match that went to five sets, the Eagles took the River Hawks in three with scores of 25-18, 25-16, 25-22.
  • Moroney Selected to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
    November 03, 2016
    HUNTINGDON, Pa.- The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced their 2016 Academic All-District™ Women's Volleyball Teams on Thursday which recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Junior middle hitter Megan Moroney (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) was one of seven players in Division III in Pennsylvania to be named to the First Team. This is her second selection after being named to last year’s All-District Team.
  • Landmark10: Juniata Volleyball Wins Ninth Landmark Title
    November 03, 2016
    TOWSON, Md. – The 2016-17 season marks the 10-year anniversary for the Landmark Conference. As part of the buildup to each sport's championship season, fans were asked to select their favorite moment from the first decade from a list created by members of the conference. Each winning moment will be announced prior to the conference championship.
  • Eagles Defeat Royals 3-0; Advance to Landmark Championship
    November 02, 2016
    HUNTINGDON, Pa.- Juniata hosted Scranton in the semifinals of the Landmark Tournament on Wednesday night at Memorial Gymnasium. The Eagles were able to defeat the Royals 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-19) and advance to the championship for the 10th straight year.
  • Women’s Volleyball Ends Regular Season With 3-1 Win Over Otterbein
    October 29, 2016
    ALLIANCE, OHIO- The Juniata women’s volleyball team concluded its regular season with a match against Otterbein on Saturday afternoon. The two teams were tied at 1-1 but the Eagles came back to take the last two sets and win 3-1 (25-12, 22-25, 25-15, 25-20).
  • #9 Juniata Takes Downs Mount Union 3-0
    October 28, 2016
    ALLIANCE, Ohio- The Juniata women’s volleyball team embarked on its final regular season road trip of the season on Friday as the Eagles played host Mount Union. JC took out the Purple Raiders in three sets (25-13, 26-24, 25-20).
  • Seven Women’s Volleyball Players Named to Landmark All-Decade Team
    October 26, 2016
    GOUCHER, MD- In celebration of the Landmark Conference’s 10th anniversary, a Women’s Volleyball All-Decade Team has been put together consisting of players that have stood out over the past 10 years. Current Eagles Nakita Gearhart and Kelly Reynolds were named along with former student-athletes Amber Thomas, Kristin Noetzel, Libby Morrison, Megan Sollenberger, and Steph Strauss.
  • Eagles Split on Second Day of Wid Guisler Invitational
    October 22, 2016
    HUNTINGDON, Pa.- Juniata women’s volleyball hosted its final two regular season matches on the second day of the Wid Guisler Tournament on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles defeated Geneva in their first match 3-0 (25-11, 25-19, 25-15) and dropped a 3-1 decision to #7 Emory in the nightcap (21-15, 25-17, 15-15, 19-25).
  • Eagles Take Down #15 Eastern 3-1 at Wid Guisler
    October 21, 2016
    HUNTINGDON, Pa.- It was a battle of two Eagles teams on Friday night at Memorial Gymnasium. It was the Juniata Eagles that came out on top in the end over the Eastern Eagles 3-1 in the second match of the annual Wid Guisler Tournament.
  • Gearhart Named Landmark Women’s Volleyball Athlete of the Week
    October 17, 2016
    TOWSON, MD.- Senior middle hitter Nakita Gearhart (Waynesboro, Pa./Greencastle-Antrim) has been named the Landmark Conference Women’s Volleyball Athlete of the Week. This is her first weekly honor of the season.
  • Juniata Sweeps Goucher and Catholic To Take Top Seed In Landmark
    October 15, 2016
    HUNTINGDON, Pa.- For the nine straight years since it joined the Landmark conference, the Juniata women’s volleyball has been the #1 seed in the postseason tournament. The 10th time will be no different as the Eagles defeated Goucher and Catholic by 3-0 scores on Saturday at Memorial Gym to finish 6-0 in the conference and claim the top position once again.
  • Eagles Take Down Blue Jays 3-0
    October 14, 2016
    HUNTINGDON, Pa.- The Juniata women’s volleyball team hosted Johns Hopkins on Friday night at Memorial Gymnasium. The Eagles took care of the Blue Jays 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-20).
  • Reynolds Named Landmark Conference Women’s Volleyball Athlete of the Week
    October 10, 2016
    TOWSON, Md.- Coming off a strong week for Juniata, senior setter Kelly Reynolds (Upper Saint Clair, Pa./Upper Saint Clair) has been named the Landmark Conference Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week. This is her first honor of the season.
  • Juniata Completes a Sweep at Chicago Invite
    October 08, 2016
    In day two of the Chicago Invite on Saturday, Oct. 8, Juniata women's volleyball walked away with a 3-1 victory. The Eagles defeated University of Chicago 25-17, 20-25, 25-23, 25-19.
  • Reynolds Registers 4,000th Career Assist as Eagles Sweep in Chicago
    October 07, 2016
    CHICAGO, IL.- Juniata women’s volleyball played a pair of matches at the University of Chicago Invite on Friday. In the first match of the day for the Eagles, they defeated Aurora 3-1 (25-16, 25-27, 25-13, 25-16.
  • Eagles Dominate Bobcats 3-0
    October 04, 2016
    HUNTINGDON, Pa.- Juniata women’s volleyball hosted St. Vincent on Tuesday night at Memorial Gymnasium. The Eagles handled the Bobcats with ease as they won 3-0 (25-9, 25-13, 25-8).
  • Byrne Selected as Landmark Women’s Volleyball Athlete of the Week
    October 03, 2016
    TOWSON, Md.- Sophomore defensive specialist Katie Byrne (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) was named the Landmark Conference Women’s Volleyball Athlete of the Week on Monday. This is the first weekly recognition of her career.
  • Women's Volleyball Sweeps on Second Weekend of Landmark Competition
    October 01, 2016
    SELINSGROVE, Pa.- Juniata women’s volleyball played the second round of Landmark competition on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles picked up two wins with 3-0 victories against Moravian and Elizabethtown. Juniata’s overall record is now 11-5 and 4-0 in the Landmark.
  • Eagles Sweep Bison in Three Sets
    September 30, 2016
    HUNTINGDON, Pa.- Juniata women’s volleyball hosted Bethany on Friday night at Memorial Gymnasium. The Eagles needed just over an hour to defeat the Bison 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-12). The win improves Juniata’s record to 9-5 while Bethany evens its record at 11-11.
  • Eagles Bested By Clarion in Five Sets
    September 27, 2016
    HUNTINGDON, Pa.- Juniata women’s volleyball hosted a non-conference match with Clarion University from Division II on Tuesday night. The Eagles hung with the Golden Eagles in a back and forth match but Clarion outlasted JC in the end 3-2 (17-25, 25-20, 25-21, 20-25, 15-12).
  • Juniata Women's Volleyball Begins Landmark Play With Sweep
    September 24, 2016
    SCRANTON, Pa.- The Juniata women’s volleyball team looked to end its four-match winless streak as it began Landmark play on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles proved that they are still are the team to beat as it knocked off Susquehanna 3-0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-21) and host Scranton 3-1 (21-25, 25-14, 25-12, 25-9).
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