November madness

November madness

As players from Southwestern University hoisted the NCAA regional trophy high in the air atop the green and orange “Comets” logo at the midcourt of the Activity Center gym, UTD’s volleyball team could do nothing but stand and watch in silence. After a nearly two-and-a-half hour match that saw the...

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Volleyball advances to third round of NCAA tourney

Volleyball advances to third round of NCAA tourney

UTD’s volleyball team advanced to the third round of the NCAA D-III Tournament for the first time after defeating no. 25 Hendrix College Warriors 3-2 (20-25, 25-21, 20-25, 27-25, 12-15). The Comets improved to 32-2 on the season after a close match that went five sets. A crowd of 595...

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UTD volleyball beats down Whitworth to advance in tourney

UTD volleyball beats down Whitworth to advance in tourney

The volleyball team got off to a fast start in its NCAA tournament appearance by taking down Whitworth 3-0 (25-20,25-13,25-19) in front of a raucous home crowd to improve to 31-2 on the year. Coming into the game, the first-ever NCAA volleyball tournament game hosted on campus, the odds favored the...

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Volleyball coaches lead team to 300 wins

Volleyball coaches lead team to 300 wins

The UTD volleyball team won its 300th game in school history under the guidance of the same duo that coached the program to its first victory 12 years ago. Head coach Marci Sanders and assistant coach Zach Villarreal have been with the program since its inception in 2004. During their...

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Volleyball crowned conference champs

Volleyball crowned conference champs

For just the third time in volleyball history, the volleyball team has been crowned as the champion of the ASC. The team took home the trophy after being UMHB 3-0 (25-10, 25-19, 25-18) on Nov. 7 in front of a raucous home crowd. The Comets, who hosted the tournament after...

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Volleyball crushes Wiley in season opener

The volleyball team opened the season with a strong showing on Sept. 2, taking down Wiley College 3-0. Despite some unforced errors in the first set, the Comets still won 25-15. A versatile attack led by senior outside hitter Meredith Crawford and junior middle blocker Holyn Handley, who finished with...

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Head volleyball coach wins gold medal in Peru

Head volleyball coach wins gold medal in Peru

Staff member for U.S. Women’s National volleyball team returns to UTD with plans to implement strategies, poise for school squad After serving as a staff member on the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball team at the Pan American Cup, UTD’s head volleyball coach Marci Sanders recently came home with a gold...

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UTD V-Ball comes out on top over ETBU in tight match

UTD V-Ball comes out on top over ETBU in tight match

The volleyball team (7-2, 1-0 ASC) won its first conference home game against ETBU (1-8, 0-1ASC)  in five sets on Tuesday night, going 26-24, 23-25, 22-25, 26-24, and 15-11 in the last set. The game was tightly contested from the start, with ETBU winning two out of the first three...

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UTD coach selected to assist U.S. collegiate national volleyball team for second time

For the second year in a row, head volleyball coach Marci Sanders will be an assistant coach to the U.S. Collegiate National Team. USA Volleyball selected 36 athletes to participate in the U.S. Collegiate National team program, and Sanders will train the athletes and help them prepare for the USA...

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