2012 Volleyball News
February 4, 2013
Chris Duarte-McDermott hired as new Volleyball Coach
This morning, Executive Director of Athletics Robert Coleman announced that Chris Duarte-McDermott will be taking over the Head Coaching reigns in the Fall of 2013 for the Whittier College Volleyball program.
November 26, 2012
Alyssa Sialaris Earns AVCA Honorable Mention All-American Honors
Senior Alyssa Sialaris continues to add to her 2012 volleyball resume by being named Honorable Mention All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
November 15, 2012
Ali Oliver resigns as volleyball coach
Whittier College Executive Director of Athletics Robert Coleman announced this week that Ali Oliver has resigned her position as Head Coach of the volleyball program.
November 12, 2012
Alyssa Sialaris makes AVCA All West Regional Team
Senior outside hitter Alyssa Sialaris again added to her impressive volleyball resume by earning a spot on the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-West Regional Team.
November 2, 2012
Alyssa Sialaris grabs All-SCIAC recognition
The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced this morning the All-SCIAC teams for volleyball, and senior Alyssa Sialaris collected 2nd Team honors
October 27, 2012
Poets drop season finale to La Verne 3-0
The Whittier College volleyball team wrapped up their regular season with a three set loss to the Leopards of the University of La Verne Saturday afternoon falling 21-25, 8-25, 20-25.
October 26, 2012
Poets split doubleheader on Senior Night
The Whittier College volleyball team wrapped up their final home games of 2012 by splitting with Caltech and UC Santa Cruz Friday evening in the friendly confines of the Graham Athletic Center.
October 23, 2012
Poets spike out Breast Cancer but not Panthers
The Whittier College volleyball team went the distance Tuesday evening against the Panthers of Chapman University in a night where Breast Cancer Awareness was evident both on the court and in the stands.
October 20, 2012
Poets snap losing skid; Sweep Redlands
For the second time this season he Whittier College volleyball team has swept the Bulldogs of the university of Redlands as they cruised to the 25-22, 25-23, 25-14 victory Saturday afternoon at Currier Gym.
October 19, 2012
No. 8 Regals roll past Poets in three
The Whittier College volleyball team took on the Regals of No. 8 Cal Lutheran University in Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) competition on Friday night but came up short in a three-set decision.
October 18, 2012
Athenas silence Poets in four
A second round match-up between the Whittier College Poets and the Claremont-M-S Athena’s went in favor of the visitors as the Athena’s recorded a 25-19, 25-18, 25-27, 25-23 triumph over the Poets in SCIAC volleyball action Wednesday night at the Graham Athletic Center.
October 13, 2012
Poets drop second straight during Colorado Invitational
The Whittier College volleyball team wrapped up the Colorado Invitational this morning as they dropped a straight sets decision to No. 20 Colorado College 25-17, 25-17, 25-19.
October 12, 2012
Poets suffer setback to Baker University 3-0
The Whittier College volleyball team dropped their Colorado Invitational opener Friday afternoon to Baker University 27-25, 25-14, 25-17 dropping their record to 8-12, 3-7 SCIAC.
October 10, 2012
Alyssa Sialaris named SCIAC Female Athlete of the Week
Whittier College senior outside hitter Alyssa Sialaris was recognized this morning as the SCIAC Female Athlete of the Week in the fifth week of voting.
October 9, 2012
Poets fall in three sets to Tigers
The Whittier College women’s volleyball team was swept for the second time this season by the Tigers of Occidental College Tuesday evening 16-25,17-25, 13-25.
October 6, 2012
Poets snap three game losing streak; Beat Sagehens 3-1
The Whittier College volleyball team snapped their three game losing streak Saturday afternoon against the Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer cruising to the four set victory 29-31, 25-22, 25-10, 25-21.
October 5, 2012
Poets fall in five to nationally ranked opponents Juniata and Cal Lutheran
The Whittier College volleyball team dropped two tight five set decisions Friday afternoon to nationally ranked opponents in Juniata and Cal Lutheran after having a 2-1 lead in both matches.
October 2, 2012
Poets swept by Leopards 3-0
For the fourth time in five matches the Whittier College Poets have dropped a SCIAC matchup being swept as they fell 25-21, 25-14, 25-19 to the Leopards of the University of La Verne Tuesday evening.
September 29, 2012
Poets get back to .500; Cruise to straight sets victory over Caltech
The Whittier College volleyball team got back to their winning ways Saturday evening and moved to .500 on the season at 7-7 when they cruised to a straight sets victory over the Beavers of the California Institute of Technology 25-15, 25-21, 25-20.
September 28, 2012
Whittier drops fourth straight; Fall 3-0 to Chapman
The Whittier College women’s volleyball team dropped their fourth straight SCIAC contest Friday evening as they fell 25-12, 25-9, 25-16 to the Panthers of Chapman University dropping their record to 6-7, 1-4 SCIAC.
September 22, 2012
Poets drop three-set decision to Athena’s
The Whittier College volleyball team dropped their second straight SCIAC contest as they fell in three sets 20-25, 25-27, 11-25 to the Athena’s of Claremont-M-S Saturday morning dropping their record to 6-5, 1-2 SCIAC.
September 21, 2012
Poets lose in straight sets to Tigers
Alyssa Sialaris had a game high 16 kills but the Whittier College volleyball team lost in straight sets to Occidental College Friday night, 15-25, 20-25, 18-25.
September 18, 2012
Poets drop first SCIAC contest; Fall in five to Sagehens
The Whittier College volleyball team jumped out in front 2-1 against the Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer Tuesday evening but saw the Sagehens rally back to win in a decisive fifth game winning the final four points to steal away the key SCIAC matchup.
September 15, 2012
Poets dominate SCIAC opener sweeping Redlands 3-0
The Whittier College volleyball team continues to impress in 2012 winning their second straight game and their Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener sweeping the Bulldogs of the University of Redlands 25-10, 25-15, 25-17.
September 8, 2012
Poets wrap up Whitman Invitational with memorable victory
The Whittier College volleyball team wrapped up Day 2 of the Whitman Invitational with one of the most memorable victories in Whittier College volleyball history earning a 33-31 victory in the fourth game to clinch the four set victory over Luther College.
September 7, 2012
Whittier Sweeps on Day 1 of Whitman Invitational; Upsets Whitman University
The Whittier College volleyball team wrapped up Day 1 of the Whitman Invitational sweeping Wall Walla University 25-16, 25-5, 25-5 and then coming back from a set down to knock off Whitman University 25-23, 24-26, 17-25, 25-18, 15-12.
September 6, 2012
Alyssa Sialaris named to All-Tournament Team
Pomona-Pitzer this morning announced their All-Tournament team from the Pacific Coast Classic and Senior Alyssa Sialaris was the lone Poet to make the team after helping the Purple & Gold finish the tournament 2-2.
September 1, 2012
Volleyball wraps up Day 2 of Pacific Coast Classic; Move to 2-2
The Whittier College volleyball team wrapped up Day 2 of the Pacific Coast Classic getting swept by No. 14 Colorado College 26-24, 27-25, 25-19 but bounced back to sweep Alverno College 25-15, 25-11, 25-14.
August 31, 2012
Whittier splits on day one of Pacific Coast Classic
Whittier College bounced back from being a set down in their first match against North Central (Ill.) but was unable to hold on as they dropped the next two falling 15-25, 25-22, 23-25, 20-25 in their season opener. In the second match WC dominated Colby Sawyer, winning 25-17, 25-17, 25-15.
June 11, 2012
Whittier releases 2012 volleyball schedule
The Whittier College volleyball team will participate in three tournaments and will play a full conference schedule as head coach Ali Oliver officially released the Poets' 2012 season schedule this morning.
Sialaris and Kish named to Whitman Invitational All-Tournament Team
Whitman University announced their All-Tournament Team from the Whitman Invitational this past week and Senior Alyssa Sialaris and Junior Lindsey Kish garnered All-Tournament Team Honors.