women's volleyball

Volleyball Aims to Repeat

By Caitlin Graveson '11

Rob Browning

Volleyball Ranked No. 21 in Nation

By Caitlin Graveson ’11

Saint Mary’s women’s volleyball team capped a record-breaking season with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the second round before being beaten by No. 3 Stanford in Palo Alto.

Volleyball Gears Up for Good Things

Saint Mary’s women’s volleyball looks to follow up last year’s phenomenal season with another great showing. The Gaels made it to the first round of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2005 and finished the season with a 19-7 record.

Saint Mary’s Supersedes Adversity in Sacramento

Dillon Valadez ‘10

3/1/2009 (Sacramento, CA)-- Have you ever wanted to know what happens when an unstoppable force hits an unmovable object? If you were present at the Saint Mary’s and Sacramento State games over the weekend, you would know. The back to back series between SMC (the unstoppable force) and Sacramento (the unmovable object) ended in a steadfast split 1-1.

Volleyball Earns Postseason Bid

The women’s volleyball team earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, but fell to New Mexico State in its first-round game at UC Berkeley’s Haas Pavilion. Head coach Rob Browning expressed disappointment, but complimented his team for playing hard in every competition.

Gael Bolsters British Bid for Olympic Home Court

By John Grennan

Stacey O'Connor '05, top row, number 15.

When millions of sports-crazed Britons pack arenas and tune in tellies for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, former Gael Stacey O’Connor ’05 (circled above) hopes to give them reason to cheer.

A View of the Court: Interview with Bob Browning, New Saint Mary's Women's Volleyball Coach

Between big road matches against Stanford and Cal State Long Beach, Rob Browning, SMC’s new volleyball coach, took some time to reflect on his hopes for the up-and-coming program that he just took over. He and staff writer Joseph Wakelee-Lynch conducted this interview in late September.

What are your goals for this season?