2009 Volleyball News

May 3, 2010
ISLANDER VOLLEYBALL COMPLETES 2010 SCHEDULE
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team has complete the schedule for the upcoming 2010 season for its second year under head coach Tony Graystone. The team will travel for two tournaments in Starkville, Miss. and Flagstaff, Ariz. to open the season before returning home to host its own tournament.

April 21, 2010
ISLANDER VOLLEYBALL INKS FIVE IN SPRING SIGNING CLASS
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball program got a boost on Wednesday morning when it completed the spring signing period with the addition of five new players.

November 18, 2009
EMMA RIDLEY NAMED SOUTHLAND VOLLEYBALL NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Emma Ridley, the top scorer in the Southland Conference this past volleyball season, was recognized as the conference's Newcomer of the Year and a First Team All-Southland member on Wednesday. The awards are voted on by the league's coaches and sports information directors.

November 14, 2009
MAVERICKS SWEEP PAST ISLANDERS
The Texas A&M-Corpus Islanders (9-21, 2-13) were swept in three sets (25-23, 25-20, 26-24) Friday evening at the Dugan Wellness Center by UT Arlington (12-15, 8-7). Emma Ridley added 17 more kills to her impressive total.

November 14, 2009
ISLANDERS LOSE REGULAR SEASON FINALE TO BOBCATS
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team lost their final match of the 2009 season in three to Texas State (25-19, 27-25, 25-22). With the defeat the Islanders finish with a record (9-22, 2-14) and the Bobcats improve to (19-12, 13-3).

November 13, 2009
ISLANDER VOLLEYBALL CLOSES OUT SEASON AT HOME
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team will play the final two games of the 2009 season this weekend at the Dugan Wellness Center. They will take on UT Arlington in a 4 PM match on Friday and face Texas State on Saturday at 2 PM.

November 12, 2009
ISLANDER VOLLEYBALL SIGNS THREE TO NLI
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team added three new players after signing Micah Nolan, Logen Bourque and Brooke Alverson to a National Letter of Intent to kick off the NCAA's early signing period.

November 8, 2009
ISLANDERS BEAT NICHOLLS FOR BACK-TO-BACK ROAD WINS
Thibodaux, La. - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team got another road victory over a Southland Conference opponent with a 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-15) sweep of Nicholls on Saturday afternoon.

November 7, 2009
ISLANDERS SWEEP LADY LIONS FOR FIRST SOUTHLAND WIN
Hammond, La. - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team broke into the Southland Conference win column on Friday night with a 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 26-24) win over Southeastern Louisiana.

November 5, 2009
VOLLEYBALL ENTERS FINAL WEEKEND ON THE ROAD
In the midst of a five match road swing, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team enters the final weekend of the trip looking to secure its first Southland Conference win of the season and break back into the win column. The Islanders face Southeastern Louisiana on Friday in a 7 PM match and end the trip against Nicholls on Saturday at 4 PM.

November 4, 2009
ISLANDERS LOSE SOUTHLAND ROAD MATCH AT UTSA
San Antonio - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team lost 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-10) on Tuesday night against the UTSA Roadrunners at the UTSA Convocation Center.

November 3, 2009
ISLANDER VOLLEYBALL CONTINUES FINAL ROAD TRIP OF SEASON
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team continues its current road trip on Tuesday night when they travel to San Antonio to take on UTSA in a Southland Conference match. Match time is set for 6:30 PM.

October 31, 2009
ISLANDERS DROP SOUTHLAND MATCH TO LADY CARDINALS
Beaumont - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team could not find an answer to a powerful Lamar attack as they lost a 3-0 (25-14, 25-8, 25-5) match at the home of the Lady Cardinals on Friday night.

October 31, 2009
ISLANDERS LOSE FIVE SET THRILLER TO SAM HOUSTON STATE
Huntsville - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team lost a five-set heartbreaker to the Sam Houston State Bearkats for the second time this season in a 3-2 (25-11, 23-25, 19-25, 25-13, 15-12) Southland Conference match on the road.

October 30, 2009
ISLANDER VOLLEYBALL TRAVELS TO LAMAR FOR SOUTHLAND MATCH
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team will continue Southland Conference play on Friday night as they travel to Beaumont to take on the Lamar Lady Cardinals.

October 29, 2009
ISLANDER VOLLEYBALL CHANGES UT ARLINGTON MATCH TIME
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team will be playing a little bit earlier than expected on Friday, Nov. 13 as the match against UT Arlington has been moved up from 7 PM to a 4 PM start in the Dugan Wellness Center.

October 25, 2009
ISLANDERS KNOCKED OFF BY NORTHWESTERN STATE
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball opened Saturday's match against Northwestern State by winning the opening set 25-19, but dropped the final three 25-12, 25-14, and 25-17 at Dugan Wellness Center in a 3-1 loss.

October 23, 2009
ISLANDERS FALL TO SUGAR BEARS IN DUGAN WELLNESS OPENER
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team dropped the first match on the new home court in the Dugan Wellness Center on Thursday night. The Islanders lost a 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-21) match to the top team in the Southland Conference.

October 23, 2009
ISLANDERS HOSTS NORTHWESTERN STATE IN SOUTHLAND MATCHUP
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team will play host to Northwestern State this Saturday as both teams look for their first Southland win of the season. Match time is set for a 4 PM start.

October 21, 2009
ISLANDERS OPEN DUGAN WELLNESS CENTER AGAINST UCA
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team returns home this week for the first ever match in the Dugan Wellness Center at 7 PM on Thursday night. The new 1,200 seat facility opened in January and will be the permanent home to the Islanders.

October 17, 2009
ISLANDER VOLLEYBALL LOSES ROAD MATCH AT MCNEESE
Lake Charles, La. ? The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team lost in straight sets 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-14) to McNeese State in a Southland Conference match on the road.

October 16, 2009
ISLANDER VOLLEYBALL TRAVELS TO TAKE ON MCNEESE STATE
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team will be traveling to Lake Charles, Louisiana this weekend to play a match against the McNeese State Cowgirls. Match time is set for a 2 PM start at Memorial Gym on the campus of McNeese.

October 13, 2009
ISLANDERS CLOSE OUT HOMESTAND WITH LOSS TO SFA
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team lost the final match of its homestand by a 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-18) final to Stephen F. Austin at the Moody Fieldhouse on Monday night.

October 11, 2009
ISLANDER VOLLEYBALL DROPS HOME MATCH TO LAMAR
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team fell in another hard fought Southland Conference match on Saturday afternoon as they lost a 3-1 (25-22, 22-25, 20-25, 18-25) decision to Lamar.

October 9, 2009
ISLANDERS LOSE HEARTBREAKER TO BEARKATS IN FIVE SETS
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team lost a nail biter on Thursday night to the Sam Houston Bearkats on 'Dig Pink' night in front of a capacity crowd at Moody Fieldhouse. 750 fans saw the Islanders battle to the end before falling 3-2 (25-21, 25-19, 18-25, 22-25, 15-12) in five sets.

October 9, 2009
ISLANDER VOLLEYBALL HOSTS LAMAR IN SOUTHLAND MATCH
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team will look to bounce back from a tough loss as they face the Lamar Cardinals on Saturday for a 4 PM Southland Conference match in Moody Fieldhouse.

October 7, 2009
ISLANDERS HOST SAM HOUSTON STATE IN "DIG PINK" MATCH
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team will host its annual 'Dig Pink' match on Thursday night as they take on the visiting Sam Houston State Bearkats.

October 6, 2009
ISLANDER VOLLEYBALL HOSTS DIG PINK NIGHT ON THURSDAY
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi athletic department will host the annual Dig Pink night on Thursday when the Islanders play Sam Houston State. Dig Pink is a national initiative by the Side-Out Fondation, the NCAA and its member universities around the nation to help raise breast cancer awareness and help in the early detection of the illness.

October 3, 2009
ISLANDERS FALL TO UTSA IN CONFERENCE HOME OPENER
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team lost a 3-0 (25-14, 25-23, 25-16) decision to the UTSA Roadrunners in the Southland home opener for the Islanders.

October 2, 2009
ISLANDERS PLAY UTSA IN CONFERENCE HOME OPENER
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team will open up the home part of its Southland Conference schedule this Saturday as they play host to UTSA. The match is set for a 4 PM start at the Moody Fieldhouse on campus at TAMUCC.

September 30, 2009
ISLANDERS OPEN HOME SLATE WITH SWEEP OF UTPA
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team got a big night from junior Emma Ridley as they won their home opener against the Texas-Pan American Lady Broncs in a 3-0 (26-24, 25-13, 25-19) sweep on Tuesday night. The Islanders improved to 7-10 on the season.

September 29, 2009
ISLANDERS OPEN HOME SCHEDULE AGAINST UTPA
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team will open its home schedule on Tuesday evening against Texas-Pan American. Match time is set for 6 PM on campus at the Moody Fieldhouse.

September 26, 2009
ISLANDERS LOSE HEARTBREAKER IN FIVE SETS AT UT ARLINGTON
Arlington - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team lost a heartbreaker of a match on Saturday afternoon against UT Arlington in a Southland Conference road contest.

September 25, 2009
ISLANDERS FALL IN SOUTHLAND OPENER AT TEXAS STATE
San Marcos - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team and first-year head coach Tony Graystone got quite a test in the opening match of the Southland Conference season as they went up against the defending champion Texas State Bobcats.

September 20, 2009
VOLLEYBALL WINS FINAL MATCH AT LADYJACK INVITE
Nacogdoches - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team ended the weekend on a positive note as they won their final match of the day, beating Alcorn State 3-0. The Islander fell to host-team Stephen F. Austin by a 3-0 score in a non-conference match earlier in the day.

September 19, 2009
ISLANDER VOLLEYBALL STUMBLES AT LADYJACK INVITE
Nacogdoches - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team started strong but was unable to close out the match against Miami (OH) on Friday, losing 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 17-25, 19-25) at the Ladyjack Invitational hosted by Stephen F. Austin.

September 17, 2009
ISLANDER VOLLEYBALL TRAVELS TO SFA FOR FINAL NON-CONFERENCE TUNE-UP
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team will be traveling to Nacogdoches this weekend to play in the SFA Ladyjack Invitational, hosted by Southland rival Stephen F. Austin.

September 12, 2009
ISLANDERS FALL IN PAIR OF MATCHES ON DAY ONE OF HUSKY CLASSIC
Houston - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team completed the first day of the HBU Husky Classic with a record of 0-2 on the day. The Islanders are now 4-6 on the season.

September 12, 2009
ISLANDERS TAKE DOWN HBU IN FINAL MATCH OF HUSKY CLASSIC
Houston ? The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team was able to avoid the problems they faced on Friday, taking a 3-0 (25-12, 25-23, 25-18) win against Houston Baptist on Saturday in the Islanders final match of the HBU Husky Classic. The win puts the Islanders at 5-6 on the season.

September 11, 2009
ISLANDERS TRAVEL TO HOUSTON FOR HBU HUSKY CLASSIC
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team will be traveling to its third tournament of the season this weekend as they take the trip a few hours north to Houston for the Houston Baptist Husky Classic on Friday and Saturday.

September 6, 2009
ISLANDERS COME UP SHORT ON FINAL DAY OF DRAKE INVITE
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team had its first day of the season without a victory as they fell to Drake and South Dakota on Saturday at the Hampton Inn Drake Invitational. The pair of losses brings the Islanders record to 4-4 on the season.

September 5, 2009
ISLANDERS FALL EARLY, WIN LATE ON FIRST DAY OF DRAKE INVITATIONAL
Des Moines, Iowa - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team dropped and early match and won its late match on the first day of the Hampton Inn Drake Invitational being held on the home court of the Drake Bulldogs. TAMUCC lost the first match by a 3-1 (25-22, 25-19, 22-25, 25-16) to Valparaiso before rallying to take a 3-1 (25-18, 25-19, 9-25, 25-13) victory of their own over Centenary in the evening.

September 3, 2009
ISLANDERS TRAVEL TO HAMPTON INN DRAKE INVITATIONAL
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team looks to continue its fast start this weekend as they travel to Des Moines, Iowa to take part in the Hampton Inn Drake Invitational. The tournament features the Islanders, host team Drake, Valparaiso, Centenary and South Dakota.

September 2, 2009
ISLANDERS TAKE FIVE SET THRILLER ON ROAD AT UTPA
Edinburg - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team had its first edge-of-the-seat match of the season, pulling out a come-from-behind victory to win 3-2 (15-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-22, 15-7) over the Texas-Pan American Lady Broncs on the road Tuesday night.

August 31, 2009
ISLANDERS BACK ON ROAD AS THEY TRAVEL TO UTPA
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team has a quick turnaround this week as they returned home from the Sun Bowl Invitational on Sunday morning and leave on Tuesday to play at Texas-Pan American in Edinburg at 6 PM.

August 30, 2009
ISLANDERS SPLIT MATCHES TO FINISH 2-1 IN SUN BOWL INVITE
El Paso - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team split a pair of matches on the final day of the UTEP Sun Bowl Invitational. The Islanders won the second match of the day 3-0 (25-14, 25-11, 26-24), rebounding from an earlier loss to host UTEP by a 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-12) final. Three Islanders also made the All-Tournament team as Jessica Korda and Emma Ridley made the team and Kandyce Nielson was named the Most Valuable Libero of the tournament.

August 29, 2009
ISLANDERS OPEN SEASON WITH VICTORY IN SUN BOWL INVITE
El Paso - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team got the 2009 season started off on the right foot, taking down Norfolk State by a 3-1 score (22-25, 25-19, 25-16, 25-13) at the UTEP Sun Bowl Invitational to go to 1-0 on the new year and 1-0 under new head coach Tony Graystone.

August 27, 2009
VOLLEYBALL OPENS SEASON AT SUN BOWL INVITATIONAL
El Paso - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team will open it's 2009 season on Friday evening as they take on the Norfolk State Spartans in the UTEP Sun Bowl Invitational.

August 10, 2009
ISLANDER VOLLEYBALL FINISHES FIRST FULL DAY OF PRACTICE
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team held its first full day together on Monday, practicing in the morning and the evening while getting acquainted with its new home court.

August 9, 2009
ISLANDERS BEGIN PRACTICE AS THEY READY FOR 2009 SEASON
The 2009 version of Islander volleyball will have a new look on and off the court and will face a challenging schedule. The Islanders start the season on the road before returning home to Dugan Wellness Center, the new home of the Islanders.