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FCA offers safe space for student-athletes to grow in faith

Alyse Riffer, Reporter February 13, 2023

Student-athletes explore new ideas and build strong connections weekly in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The fellowship first began in 1986 by Ted Schumacher. His son Kyle Schumacher, who graduated...

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...

Freshman outside hitter Mackenzie McGuire (left) and fifth-year middle blocker Lana Strejcek block an attack from Western Michigan Oct. 29.

‘It’s been a lot of fight’: Volleyball ends losing streak and splits M.A.C.C weekend

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor October 30, 2022

In Friday’s game against Northern Illinois, the Kent State volleyball team made 22 errors – its lowest total of the season. Against Buffalo Oct. 20, the team made 33 errors, and 22 came from attack...

The Kent State volleyball team members on the sideline celebrate after winning a rally.

Volleyball splits first weekend back at M.A.C.C. with school down the road

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor October 16, 2022

Coach Haley Eckerman said it's hard to beat a team twice. After two weeks of away competition, Kent State’s volleyball team won all three sets of its Friday game back home by at least four points. Saturday,...

Defensive specialist/libero Bryn Roberts bumps the ball during on Wednesday, Nov. 17 against Ohio University. Photo by Morgan McGrath.

A disappointing volleyball season comes to a winning end for Flashes

Isabella Schreck Reporter November 18, 2021

The Kent State volleyball team “went out with a bang,” redshirt junior middle blocker Jacqlyn Caspers said. The Flashes commanded their last game of the season against Ohio, closing out the match...

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...

Senior defensive specialist Erin Gardner gets ready to serve against Ball State on Sept. 24 at Kent State. 

Volleyball wins big match against Ball State Friday but falls Saturday

Isabella Schreck Reporter September 26, 2021

On Friday, the Kent State volleyball team lost the first two sets, then fought off two match points in the third and beat the team with the best record in the league in five sets.But the next afternoon,...

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...

Senior Ashley Makruski, number 16, goes up for a spike during the Ohio University game. The Flashes lost 0-3.

Flashes Volleyball drops to 0-4 in MAC, look for first conference win in Buffalo

Nicholas Pedone Sports reporter October 6, 2019

With a 6-3 record just a few weeks ago, Kent State’s volleyball team was off to its best start since 2014.Since then, the Flashes have only walked away with a victory one time, owning a 7-9 record so...

Flashes bounce back after tough start to Golden Flashes Classic

Ian Kreider September 3, 2018

Kent State (5-2) used a strong Saturday showing to help propel it to a second-place finish in the Golden Flashes Classic. Purdue Fort Wayne 3, Kent State 0Slow starts were the theme of the game for the...

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