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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Haley Eckerman’s first year shows volleyball’s ‘potential’ for next season

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor November 17, 2022

It has been a year of “figuring things out” for Kent State volleyball coach Haley Eckerman. In her first season as a Division I head coach, Eckerman led her team to its best starting record since...

The volleyball team gathers for a photo alongside Alex Haffner, Lana Strejcek, Erin Gardner and Danie Tyson, the four seniors graduating this year, following the game on Nov. 12, 2022.

‘Lucky’ Lana Strejcek and other 4+ year players celebrate second-to-last volleyball match

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor November 13, 2022

Lana Strejcek had tears in her eyes after Kent State’s volleyball game against Toledo – but she was not sad over her team’s loss. Saturday night was the program’s super senior celebration, and...

Mia and Mackenzie do it again: Star freshmen carry volleyball against conference No. 1

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor November 6, 2022

Freshman outside hitter Mackenzie McGuire has out killed every hitter on the conference-leading team this season – and she was the third-highest scoring player against Ball State over the weekend. “When...

After 13 sets, volleyball sweeps first three-game tournament of season

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor September 11, 2022

Coach Haley Eckerman said her blood pressure rose several times during her volleyball team’s weekend tournament. Each of Kent State’s games went to at least four sets. In the last game of the weekend,...

New coach, new season, no problem as volleyball enters home opener

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor September 2, 2022

A rebuilding year doesn’t sound bad to Haley Eckerman. Her volleyball team starts this year predicted to finish third in the Mid-American Conference. But Kent’s new head coach is not fazed. “It’s...

Setter Alex Haffner serves against Miami University on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the MACC.

Volleyball out of final tournament, splits last weekend against Miami

Isabella Schreck Reporter November 14, 2021

After splitting their weekend against Miami, the Kent State volleyball team no longer qualifies for the six-team Mid-American Conference tournament starting Nov. 21. Kent State is now tied with Central...

Kent State’s women’s volleyball team huddles together in celebration during a match against the University at Buffalo on Saturday, Oct. 23. Photo by Morgan McGrath.

Volleyball looks to win final regular season games after 4 consecutive 3-0 losses

Isabella Schreck Reporter November 7, 2021

After suffering two 3-0 losses this weekend to Bowling Green, the Kent State volleyball team must win all three of its final games to advance to the finals. The Flashes' chances of making the Mid-American...

Volleyball swept across all sets in rough weekend away

Isabella Schreck Reporter October 31, 2021

The Kent State volleyball team headed into the weekend coming off of four straight five-set games.The Flashes would be swept in back-to-back games, not winning a single set. “It was a tough weekend,”...

Danie Tyson (17) and Jacqlyn Caspers (8) celebrate during the Kent State volleyball teams celebrate win over Akron on Friday Oct. 15, 2021. 

Caspers’ huge weekend leads volleyball to sweep over Akron

Isabella Schreck Reporter October 17, 2021

Middle blocker Jacqlyn Caspers had by far the best weekend of her college career to lead Kent State to a sweep of two games against Akron.Caspers, a 6-4 redshirt junior from Swaledale, Iowa, had a career-high...

The Kent State womens volleyball team celebrates winning a point during the volleyball match against Youngstown University on Sept. 16, 2021. The Flashs beat Youngstown 3-1.

Guse’s big night hitting leads volleyball past Youngstown State

Isabella Schreck Reporter September 17, 2021

Freshman middle blocker Ainsley Guse walked away from the first game of the Golden Flash Invitational with the third-highest hitting percentage in Kent State volleyball history. Guse hit .812 against...

Volleyball losses 2-0 lead, falls to OU at home

Jimmy Oswald Sports Reporter March 17, 2021

The Kent State volleyball team entered the third set in Tuesday’s game against Ohio up two sets and looking for a sweep. The Flashes would hit only .186 over the next three sets, blowing their lead...

Volleyball wins close match against Ball State

Jimmy Oswald Sports Reporter March 13, 2021

The Kent State volleyball team went into the fourth set of the game Thursday down 2-1 and in danger of losing the fourth game of its last five. The Flashes proceeded to win a dominating set, 25-14, and...

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